Meet the First Tuesday of the Month in Sharon,
Next Meeting is Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 at 7:00
or meet early at C.B. Perkins at 5 PM Cobb's Corner, Canton.
Info & Events
Happy Fall to All, As
we usher in October It will be nice to have some cooler weather.
The last two meetings at the clubhouse have been like an oven.
I am sort of at a loss for subject as we are pretty
much all caught up with any old business or things on the fire.
The club pins are in and available, we have a highly dedicated Treasurer,
we should have our pipes from Scotti Persil on Tuesday. We also
had a great time at the BBQ. For those of you who have never tasted
Ernie’s famous chili you have certainly done yourself and
injustice. I know it’s a year away but, you should mark your
calendar now for the next BBQ. I am sorry I missed the last two.
It was good to see everyone in a more social arena.
We should have some info on the venue for the
pipe show by th next meeting. I am waiting to hear back from the
event coordinator. Our next two big events will come in December.
The Kaywoodie Holiday Gathering and our own Holiday meeting and
we have lots of goodies to give away and raffle off.
October is Kevin month and K is for Kevin and
Kaywoodie, so all those who show up will get an extra raffle ticket
for a completely restored Kaywoodie from my private collection.
That’s it for now. Hope to see you all on Tuesday.
The 2018 SHPC Club Pipe Definitely
At long last the 2018 Club Pipes by Scottie Piersel are finished
and finally here in Massachusetts. So between the raffle blends
we have this month and the arrival of the club pipes we have a
lot to look forward to. It should be a lot like trick or treat
without the trick (unless Tim forgets to bring them).
2018 SHPC Annual Barbecue It's
become a tradition for the past 8 years or so for Eric to host
the annual SHPC barbecue. It's held in September and may have
been a little chilly some years but I don't think its ever been
cancelled or postponed due to weather so the pipe Gods must be
looking out for us. This year required a light jacket but it was
quite comfortable sitting on the patio chatting it up with all
my good friends from the club. Ernie brought his famous chili
and a favorite to many. Derek brought a pork shoulder smoked with
the essence of Latakia and was pretty darn tasty. The burgers,
dogs and all the sides were also just what a hungry group craves
and we were all very satisfied. Eric had a nice array of whiskies
available as we all settled in for a nice afternoon. The Pats
weren't playing until the evening so there were no distractions
to speak of and the topic of conversation as is usual was generally
tobaccos with a round of movie reviews. Well at least that's what
was happening in my little group. There were two other groups
who also looked quite happy in their own conversations as well.
I'd like to thank Eric for hosting this event each year and hope
he wasn't forced to eat all the left over dessert.
................................ by Ernie Whitenack
Mystery of the Killer Pipe - Chapter
Previously: Scott managed to get three hours of work before the buzzer
on his phone sounded.
“Harlan Abby on line two, Scott. Can you take the call?”
“Yes, put him on.”
“Good morning Harlan. What can I do for you?”
“Nothing. I just wanted to let you know that Smyth called
looking for a date to bring me the pipe. I told
him there is a delay and I won’t have the money for another
week. He was furious but calmed down when I
insisted it was completely out of my hands and I am at the mercy
of the buyer of my pipes.”
Scott checked the date and made a note; then said, “Good
job Harlan. We’re well under way with a
capture plan. This additional time will allow us to give the plan
a couple of good reviews. Not only will this
allow us time to iron out anything that needs it, but get it ingrained
in our memories. It should go very smoothly
and safely. Thanks for the call. I’ll be in touch soon and
run through the plan with you.”
may have tried Haddo's Delight many years ago but if I did I
couldn't remember it. I had always thought that a blend with
notes of fig would be something I would like and after some
web searching Haddo's came up as one of those blends. Fortunately,
at our holiday party last December I got a tin of Haddo's in
the Yankee Swap but it was ruthlessly stolen from me by another
member who I no longer speak to.
So it took me a little while but I finally purchased a tin and
recently had a chance to sample some. The mixture contains several
Virginias, a generous amount of long cut Perique, some unflavored
Black Cavendish and some white Burley.
The tin note was pleasant and did have notes of fig and maybe
a little chocolate but this is not an aromatic blend. It contains
Perique which I'm not a huge fan of and although they say a
generous amount of Perique was added, it did not recognize it
like I have in other blands. It was much more subtle.but I suspect
was a contributor to the figgy, earthy scent.
I found it to be very moist right out of the tin and I generally
like my tobacco much drier plus it was ribbon cut and I am used
to smoking mainly flakes and cube cut blends. I also think ribbon
cut tends to smoke a little to quickly. I was beginning to wonder
if I was going to like it.
I rubbed it out quite a bit and tried to separate the strands
as much as possible and break up any clumps then let it sit
out like that for a while. I loaded it into a group 5 size pipe
and tamped it down so that I wasn't crushing it too much but
still had resistance to the draw.
It lit well and the flavor, like the tin note was deep, rich
and reminiscent of fig and raisins and definitely in the wheelhouse
of flavors I enjoy in a pipe tobacco. It made a good mouthful
of smoke and I was able to smoke it without too many relights
but I suspect this will improve as it dries out some. I've now
tried Haddo's in a number of pipes without too much difference
in character except for maybe being slightly more harsh in a
smaller pipe. Some reviews say it has extra strength but I didn't
notice that. Just a nice full bodied tasty smoke.
I'm not one of those smokers who can pick out all the different
nuances in a blend and my rating scale is usually - 1. Don't
Like it, 2. Not bad, 3. I like it, 4. It's very good and 5.
Delicious. Overall I was pleasantly surprised with this blend
and always happy to find a new addition to my list of keepers.
I will give it a 4 on my scale and definitely recommend giving
this blend a try.
Stevie Ray Vaughan(excerpted from Wikipdedia) Stephen
Ray Vaughan (October 3, 1954 – August 27, 1990) was
an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer,
and one of the most influential guitarists in the revival
of blues in the 1980s.
Vaughan was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He began playing
guitar at the age of seven, inspired by his older brother
Vaughan's admiration for his brother Jimmie resulted in
him trying different instruments such as the drums and saxophone.
In 1961, for his seventh birthday, Vaughan received his
first guitar, a toy from Sears with Western motif. Learning
by ear, he diligently committed himself, following along
to songs by the Nightcaps, particularly "Wine, Wine,
Wine" and "Thunderbird". He listened to blues
artists such as Albert King, Otis Rush, and Muddy Waters,
and rock guitarists such as Jimi Hendrix and Lonnie Mack,
as well as jazz guitarists including Kenny Burrell. In 1963,
he acquired his first electric guitar, a Gibson ES-125T,
as a hand-me-down from Jimmie.
Soon after he acquired the electric guitar, Vaughan joined
his first band, the Chantones, in 1965. Their first gig
was at a talent contest held in Dallas' Hill Theatre, but
after realizing that they could not perform a Jimmy Reed
song in its entirety, Vaughan left the band and joined the
Brooklyn Underground, playing professionally at local bars
and clubs. He received Jimmie's Fender Broadcaster, which
he later traded for an Epiphone Riviera. When Jimmie left
home at age sixteen, Vaughan's apparent obsession with the
instrument caused a lack of support from his parents. Miserable
at home, he took a job at a local hamburger stand, where
he washed dishes and dumped trash for seventy cents an hour.
After falling into a barrel of grease, he grew tired of
the job and quit to devote his life to a music career.
Vaughan's music took root in blues, rock, and jazz. He was
influenced by the work of artists such as Jimi Hendrix,
Albert King, B.B. King, Freddie King, Albert Collins, Johnny
"Guitar" Watson, Buddy Guy, Howlin' Wolf, Otis
Rush, Guitar Slim, Chuck Berry, and Muddy Waters. According
to nightclub owner Clifford Antone, who opened Antone's
in 1975, Vaughan jammed with Albert King at Antone's in
July 1977 and almost "scared him to death", saying
that "it was the best I've ever saw Albert or the best
I ever saw Stevie".
On Monday, August 27, 1990, at 12:50 a.m. (CDT), Vaughan
and members of Eric Clapton's touring entourage boarded
a Bell 206B helicopter (registration N16933) at Alpine Valley
Resort in East Troy, Wisconsin, to travel to Midway International
Airport in Chicago, after he concluded an all-star encore
jam session at Alpine Valley Music Theatre. A return flight
was scheduled for later that night, but when the encore
finished, Vaughan was eager to return to Chicago and made
the decision to leave immediately. The designated helicopter
originally had three seats available, but Vaughan ultimately
took the last remaining seat. The helicopter crashed into
a nearby ski hill shortly after takeoff. Vaughan and the
four others on board - pilot Jeff Brown, agent Bobby Brooks,
bodyguard Nigel Browne, and tour manager Colin Smythe -
were all killed.
Vaughan received several music awards during his lifetime
and posthumously. In 1983, readers of Guitar Player voted
him Best New Talent and Best Electric Blues Guitar Player.
In 1984, the Blues Foundation named him Entertainer of the
Year and Blues Instrumentalist of the Year, and in 1987,
Performance Magazine honored him with Rhythm and Blues Act
of the Year. He won six Grammy Awards and ten Austin Music
Awards and was inducted posthumously into the Blues Hall
of Fame in 2000 and the Musicians Hall of Fame in 2014.
Rolling Stone ranked him as the 12th greatest guitarist
of all time. In 2015, Vaughan and Double Trouble were inducted
into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. [Read
more on Wikipedia]
the Month Stevie Ray Vaughan - Scuttle
Buttin' while smoking his pipe on stage.
we approach the end of the year, we have something special
this month - two tins from Esoterica:
is a luxury English blend (Esoterica Margate) married with
fine French cognac. This outstanding mixture is a "match
made in heaven." Rich taste with character to match.
A symphony of delicate aromas and elegant flavors.
is a harmonious blend of golden and dark Virginias with
small portions of burley and air-cured leaf. It is matured
by a special process over 100 years old, producing a unique
natural aroma and piquant flavor.
& Tobacco Around the Web
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episodes that aired since the last Gazette. See them live
on Monday Evenings at around 8:30 PM Central Time on YouTube
(9:30 Eastern Time)
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