The ‘Hidden Meaning’ Behind Anthony Bourdain’s Most Famous Quote, Revealed By Top Chefs & Food Critics

“Vegetarians, and their Hezbollah-like splinter faction, the vegans … are the enemyof everything good and decent in the human spirit. To live life without veal or chicken stock, fish cheeks, sausages, cheese, or organ meats is treasonous.”

Source: The ‘Hidden Meaning’ Behind Anthony Bourdain’s Most Famous Quote, Revealed By Top Chefs & Food Critics

“Let there be harmony, let there be fun, and 12 notes of music to make us all one.”

His politics got a little wonky for me in the latter days, but I’ve been diggin’ the CDB since college when Charlie Daniels introduced me to “southern rock.” I was hooked. I met him doing a interview a few years later and I was at his induction into the Grand Ol’ Opry on January 19, 2008. Charlie Daniels WAS the genuine article. Rest easy.

At San Quentin

Johnny Cash is just 25 and releases his thirty-first album — “At San Quentin” — on June 4, 1969. Legendary rock photog Jim Marshall shot the cover and also the infamous “One Finger Salute.”

JC explained it in the 2000 reissue liner notes as an angry reaction to a film crew from the UK there to record the concert for broadcast on television. They were blocking Cash’s view of the audience and when they ignored his ask to “clear the stage,” they got the middle finger which turned into one of Johnny’s — and Jim Marshall’s — most famous photos.

Taking The Long Way 

May 23, 2006 ~

Never was I so happy to see an album as I was this one. Dixie Chicks release their first album since the controversy that followed Natalie Maines’ comments on then-President George Bush in 2003.

Natalie and the band didn’t deserve the hate. And, country radio for the most part were perfect assholes.

So when The Chicks came back, they came back with a vengeance. They teamed with Rick Rubin to produce and with the help of some heavy-hitters like Sheryl Crow, Gary Louris, Mike Campbell and Neil Finn, the album wins 5 out of the 7 nominations for Grammy Awards.