158. DJ Shadow - ‘Endtroducing…..’ + Good Stuff, Kid
Ingredients: 3/4 ounce Irish whiskey, 3/4 ounce Green Chartreuse, 3/4 ounce sweet vermouth.
Mixing Instructions: Stir ingredients in a mixing glass with ice for 30 seconds, serve in an ice-filled lowball glass.
Notes: "From listening to records, I just knew what to do. I mainly taught myself. And, you know… I did pretty well. Except there were a few mistakes. But I, uh… I had just recently cleared up. You know, I mean… I’d like to just continue to be able to… express myself… as best as I can with this instrument. I feel like I have a lot of work to do… still. I’m a student… of the drums. And I’m also a teacher of the drums, too. heh heh…"
The above quote, spoken by jazz drummer George Marsh during an interview is heard during the opening minutes of DJ Shadow’s seminal debut album. One can imagine that Josh Davis, then just 24, found a kindred spirit in Marsh, taking the words of the late musician on as his own and using them as the central thesis of his sample-only masterpiece. Filled with obscure musical treats, the real answer to what makes up Endtroducing….. might be found in the name of an equally elegant cocktail — “Good Stuff, Kid”.
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