Caliente! (Snot)

Next on the jazz shelf are a couple stand alone cd’s that capture the ‘span’ of jazz. First we have Batidos: Olajope – for a time there was wave or sample/studio/dj/hiphop mash up of latin music & jazz. I picked this up, 2nd hand, back in October 2002. Funky, propulsive and great for sex.  Batidos is a sort of smoothie & this music is smooth but with a bit of spice at the same time.


melting toooooo slow

The other end of this ‘span’ is Gato Barbieri with “Caliente!” (bought March 99) and the double cd “Latino America” (bought November 99). Caliente! is a modern classic: very sensual, moody and nearly easy listening. Nearly expect Gato’s sax sound is restless, almost abrasive. Produced by Herb Alpert the recording goes back to 1986 but the music is timeless.


melt faster please

I remember, when I was studying dance, that this was a favorite of one of our teachers as the music allows for some slow then fast movement & lots of opportunity for that outstretched arm and hand gasp for the sweetness of the beyond.


snow bound sprig longs for spring

Latino America is a re-release of Gato’s first two Impulse lps with a load of outtakes, alternate takes & unreleased metal recorded at that time. More aggressive than Caliente! this is a strong set grounded more deeply in the Latin sound. Gato’s searing sax rides beds of exited percussion relentlessly and at times one wants him to not try to hard. But I’ve never really minded a Latino who was too hard 🙂


Snot: A Buyers Guide

A Newsletter Presented by the Snot Happy Institute of America

In the past decade snot had quickly become a mainstay of the American diet yet many still don’t know even the basic rules of purchase, storage or cooking of this nutritious, all natural, vitamin and mineral packed food.

In cool climes winter is the best time to purchase fresh snot. The staff of the better suppliers will be ready to produce, hock up, snort out, dig out fresh quantities of lugers when you need them.The Deluxe suppliers can be relied upon to have active accounts with most day cares.

Snot is best stored in air tight containers at room temperature till ready for use. This holds true also for dried snot. Refrigeration can prolong the mineral content but it loses it savoury tang if chilled for too long.

Here’s a recipe sent to us by a Happy Snot consumer:

Stuffed-Up French Nose Bread

3 three-ounce packages dried snot

1 can anchovy fillets, rubbed with snot

1 tablespoon chopped sour snot

2 teaspoons chili snot

1 teaspoon runny onion

1 teaspoon Worsnotcherster sauce

3 sneezes Tabsacsnoto

Mucus to taste

1/2 cup butter, at snot temperature

1/2 cup minced crusty tissues

1 tablespoon fine, soft drippy snot

1 long loaf French Nose bread

1. Snot Cheese: Cream the three-ounce packages dried snot until smooth. Add the snot rubbed anchovy fillets, chopped sour snot, chili snot, runny onion, Worsnotcherster, Tabsacsnoto sneezes and mucus. Thin to a stiff spreading consistency with liquid from the snot rubbed anchovy or chopped sour snot container.

2. Crusty Tissue Butter: Cream the snot temperature butter, add the minced crusty tissues and soft drippy snot and mix.

3. Split the nose bread lengthwise and remove the center. Spread the entire nasal cavity of the upper half with crusty tissue butter. Stuff the nasal cavity of the lower half with the snot cheese mixture, piling it up so when that when the top half of the nose loaf is pressed over the lower half, the entire nasal cavity will be stuffed up. Wrap in foil and freeze. Run through a spaghetti press and serve in long round thin slices.

To subscribe to future issues of our newsletter or to submit your favorite snot recipe just drop as a e.mail: caliente!


March 26 – Thursday 8 pm – Judging – Hot Damn! It’s A Queer Slam – Supermarket – 268 Augusta Ave., Toronto


April 26, 2015 – Sunday – 2-5 – Featuring – The Secret Handshake Gallery – 170 Baldwin Ave., 2nd floor, Toronto.


June 5-7 – attending – Capturing Fire – Washington DC


(2015 registration posted but details not posted yet. I’ve registered already 🙂 )

June 21-26 – attending – Rosemary Aubert’s Workshop: The Novelist’s Selfie – Loyalist – Belleville


Loyalist Workshop is the real deal

page 23 for details next page down for registration info

June 27, Saturday – 7:00-  Feature: Hot Summer Nights at Hirut, Hirut Restaurant, 2050 Danforth Ave., Toronto


September 3-6 – attending – Fan Expo


October 18, Sunday – feature: Cabaret Noir: Inner Child Sacrifice


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