Collective Arts is in Waunakee, WI. I've been there too, though just to get my eyebrows done when I was in Madison for work. It's about 10-15 minutes north of Madison.

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Yesterday I tried Son of Shakey by Maplewood Brewing (, which is a local brewery. This was my first milkshake that tasted like an actual milkshake. I liked it. I gave it 4/5.

Today I am drinking Collective Arts' Mango Tangerine Sour ( This one I gave 5/5. It's like a light and combo of Blue Moon and Summer Shandy. I love it.

Enjoying a beer for the first time in a little bit - a Lost River light ale from the Woodstock Inn Brewery

Day 70

Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing
Full Suspension

I'm two pints into the evening, and just discovered that someone in an overseas office Fucked Up Big Time. And guess who gets to clean up the mess....

Day 68

Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing
Watermelon Kettle Sour

Good choice after spending the afternoon washing the yurt windows in 30ยฐC sunshine. Not too sour, not too watermelon, and super cold. Unfortunately there's still some windows to go and tomorrow will be up to 10ยฐwarmer. Fortunately I have more of these.

Shout out to @mightybigcar for sending me a whole ass six pack with a cool pig on it!!

I changed our theme a bit. Just went with dark grays instead of the default navy blues and added a background image.

Day 66

Contact Haze
Hazy IPA

Post-hike thirst remedy.

It's been awhile so I am back to spam your TL with another Who album writeup!

We have finally reached a live album, which is "Live at Leeds." It was recorded on February 14, 1970 and released on May 23, 1970 [50 years to the day, and I swear I did not do this intentionally!! Seriously!].

I've mentioned this in a previous post, but the live setlist from this time is my favorite. The original album was only 6 tracks and didn't have any of the "Tommy" songs, so for the sake of this commentary I am going to discuss the 2001 reissue as it is the entire set [].

The set starts with "Heaven and Hell" which was written and sung by John. There's a bit of warmup and then BOOM. It starts and it just hits you in the face. I love that.

After that we have a good mix of the earlier singles and cover songs. "Young Man Blues," and "Fortune Teller" are the two covers that come before the "Tommy" songs.

The entirety of "Tommy" is played, because what's a story if you don't have the whole thing? All of those tracks are great live, but I'm partial to "Sparks" as I mentioned in the "Tommy" post.

After "Tommy," we have "Summertime Blues" [which is my favorite cover, sorry Eddie Cochran] and there's also "Shakin' All Over." They close out the show with "My Generation" and "Magic Bus."

Okay so, "My Generation" on here is not at all the same as the 3:18 original release. It's a 16 minute medley of the original track, solos, some of the "Tommy" music, and ends with this awesome heavy fusion. If you're only going to listen to a single track, let it be this one.

The set ends with "Magic Bus," which is also nothing like the original single. I absolutely love this version and can't listen to the original release as a result. It's really bluesy and fun. A perfect way to end the set for sure.

Tried another 2 of my haul. Wasn't big on either one.

Fluffo Sando by Pipeworks Brewing Co. []. It was a peanut butter milkshake stout, but as with most of those I tasted malt and nothing else :dislike:

Juicy Contradiction by Odd Side Ales was the other []. It would've been good had it not been so dry. It was too bitter for my taste.

Day 64

Session IPA

Pretty tasty. Was sipping these last night while working on the Raspberry Pi cluster. Probably slowed the work somewhat, but not as badly as cans of a serious IPA would have.

Oh, and the basic cluster module, the OctoPi, is now up and running!

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Decided to start with a Citra . Clencher by BuckleDown in little old Lyons, IL. Definite 4/5 for me.

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