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michaeltfournier 2019-08-30 03:44:03 GMT >>
Cabildo Quarterly #13 available now!


Cabildo Quarterly. Issue #13. Summer 2019. With new poetry, fiction and essays from Margarita Serafimova, Luke Kuzmish, Ama Birch, Ben Stein, Katherine Sinback, Bruce McRae and Jude Vachon. Available here. All right!

michaeltfournier 2019-07-23 19:32:31 GMT >>
"Paging All Punks!"

My new series of interviews with writers about punk rock for Razorcake series kicks off with this chat with Elizabeth Hand: http://razorcake.org/elizabeth-hand-interview-by-michael-t-fournier/

champagnewehad 2019-06-25 22:35:17 GMT >>

13th Anniversary - Taittinger N.V.

48-bottles 2019-05-10 03:18:22 GMT >>

Batch #45 Resin

brdibkd 2019-03-29 21:17:45 GMT >>

Rye-only starter. KAB flour. Double overnight refrigerated rise.

48-bottles 2019-03-20 23:45:17 GMT >>

Batch #42. Crystal clear, light straw, effervescent, generous head. Flat aroma and malt profile. Clean hop bite.

48-bottles 2019-03-14 01:15:27 GMT >>

Batch #46. Clear. Reddish brown. Fine head. A bit of hop aroma. Malty with good hop bite.

tlorber 2019-03-11 20:31:00 GMT >>

michaeltfournier 2019-03-07 05:11:07 GMT >>
The Sex Pistols and March Vladness

I wrote about the Sisterhood for March Vladness and the Sex Pistols for the RS 500.

48-bottles 2019-03-06 23:32:50 GMT >>

Batch #45. A touch cloudy. Thin head. Golden brown. Bitter but not much else.

48-bottles 2019-03-06 23:07:31 GMT >>

Batch #44 Pine/resin and bitter finish.

tlorber 2019-03-06 22:44:19 GMT >>


[Bite] 2018 | Digital

48-bottles 2019-03-06 02:20:02 GMT >>

Batch #43. Poured clear and golden. Little aroma. Fine head. Malty with neat bitterness. Did not notice the fruitiness of the previous bottle.

48-bottles 2019-03-06 02:18:25 GMT >>

Batch #23. Cider!

48-bottles 2019-02-14 04:13:38 GMT >>

Batch #34? Very homebrew.

48-bottles 2019-02-14 03:44:03 GMT >>

Batch #42

Dense head, golden yellow. Malt nose. Super bitter, piney.

48-bottles 2019-02-06 00:55:31 GMT >>

Batch #43. Fruity, sweet.

48-bottles 2019-02-06 00:55:04 GMT >>

Batch #36. Nutty.

tlorber 2018-12-31 18:36:28 GMT >>


michaeltfournier 2018-11-15 20:35:55 GMT >>
"Physical Graffiti"

On grad school and Boy Scout camp and playing drums for The RS 500.

michaeltfournier 2018-08-21 19:29:57 GMT >>
Razorcake podcast #18

My eighteenth podcast for Razorcake is available now, featuring music by Collate, FCC, sister, brother and more!

michaeltfournier 2018-08-06 17:18:02 GMT >>
"If Ichiro Journaled Like Henry Rollins"

The long-awaited sliver of Black Flag and baseball fandom intersection at You Don’t Know Mojack. Thanks to Ryan and Brant.

michaeltfournier 2018-07-14 20:46:59 GMT >>
Cabildo Quarterly #12 out now!

Cabildo Quarterly #12, summer 2018 is available now! With new writing from Kaylee Duff, Timothy Berrigan, Kelli Stevens Kane, William Repass, Kurt Morris, Paula Coomer, Daryl Gussin,  Margaret Emma Brandl and Howie Good. Click here or get at us for hard copies.

michaeltfournier 2018-06-22 19:48:19 GMT >>
New Razorcake podcast

My seventeenth podcast for Razorcake is available now! Featruing new music by Lithics, 

michaeltfournier 2018-06-10 23:24:39 GMT >>

Here are the dates for this summer’s tour with Mike Faloon. We’re still looking for help in Michigan and/or Wisconsin – hit me up if you can help!

michaeltfournier 2018-06-08 21:36:43 GMT >>
On "The Outsider"

My review of Stephen King’s new one is up on Chicago Review of Books today.

michaeltfournier 2018-05-23 02:30:08 GMT >>
New Razorcake podcast

My sixteenth podcast for Razorcake  is available here, featuring new stuff by Spirits Having Fun, Protomartyr, Radon and more.

michaeltfournier 2018-05-08 18:18:03 GMT >>
"The Other Night At Quinn's"

I review Mike Faloon’s new free jazz book here for Vol. 1 Brooklyn.

michaeltfournier 2018-04-23 18:41:45 GMT >>
"The Female Persuasion"

My review of Meg Wolitzer’s new novel is up on The Collapsar.

48-bottles 2018-04-20 13:08:43 GMT >>

Primed with 3oz brown sugare

FG 1.013 (7.48% ABV)

17 22oz bottles

3 12oz bottles

48-bottles 2018-04-20 13:06:28 GMT >>

Racked to secondary

1oz Simcoe pellet

1oz Centennial pellet

1oz Cascade pellet

48-bottles 2018-04-20 13:04:15 GMT >>

New England Style

11lb 10oz Rahr 2-row 

1lb CaraAroma

1lb Flaked Wheat

5gal strike @ 165*F

60min sac. rest @ 150*F

1.5gal  sparge @ 170*F

10min mashout

Collected all


60min 10mL Hopshot

10min ~1oz Amarillo whole flower

10min ~1oz Cascade whole flower

0min - 1oz Simcoe pellet

0min - 1oz Centennial pellet

0min - 1oz Cascade pellet

Chill to 90*F

1oz Simcoe pellet

1oz Centennial pellet

1oz Cascade pellet

Pitched 1pkg Safale US-05

OG 1.070 

michaeltfournier 2018-04-01 17:57:33 GMT >>
Dead Trend: "Computers for Seniors" EP

Dead Trend’s third release is available now.

michaeltfournier 2018-03-21 00:45:32 GMT >>
Razorcake podcast #14

With new stuff by Messthetics, Screaming Females, ExMaid, Secretary Legs and more! Click here.

michaeltfournier 2018-03-19 23:54:46 GMT >>
"Double Nickels On The Dime" podcast

I talk to those hosers at You Don’t Know Mojack about “Double Nickles” here. Dig it!

michaeltfournier 2018-03-12 18:34:12 GMT >>
"Your Phone"

New flash fiction up today on Gimmick Press. Dig it!

tlorber 2018-02-19 00:53:27 GMT >>

michaeltfournier 2018-02-13 19:43:33 GMT >>
On the B-52's

I wrote on their debut album for The RS 500.

michaeltfournier 2017-12-06 20:15:33 GMT >>
Weird Al and Razorcake

I wrote about Weird Al’s ‘Polkas on 45’ for Memoir Mixtapes.

Also, my eleventh podcast for Razorcake is up now.

tlorber 2017-11-24 04:53:33 GMT >>

4th Cook - Brisket & Turkey

17 lb packers cut

Trimmed and cut in half (lengthwise)

<¼ cup salt

¼ cup ground black pepper

Used ¾ of rub

Cooked 6 hours at 275*F

Spritzed with cider/red wine vinegar/water (25/25/50)

Internal temp 165*F

Wrapped in paper and held in oven overnight

Cooked 5 hours at 265*F

Internal temp 200*F

12lb turkey

Added ¼ cup ground pepper to remains

Cooked 2 ½ hrs at 265*F

Wrapped in foil with 1 stick butter

Cooked 1 hr at 265*F

Internal temp 165*F

Seasoning was just right. Sat for 3 hrs before eating. Cut brisket too thick.Turkey should have come out sooner.

michaeltfournier 2017-11-09 20:04:44 GMT >>
New Dead Trend single: "Age of Consent 2017"

To commemorate the first anniversary of you-know-what, Dead Trend has recorded a cover of New Order’s “Age of Consent.” Check it out here: https://deadtrend.bandcamp.com/track/age-of-consent-2017

48-bottles 2017-10-24 22:22:32 GMT >>

Bent Water’s Sluice Juice
Drank on Oct 21st. Pours hazy with thick head. Smells of citrus, floral. Oaty and hoppy, it finishes clean. A New England-style IPA. Would be fun to compare with Heady, Julius, Sip o’ Sunshine; it’s of that caliber.

48-bottles 2017-10-24 22:17:57 GMT >>

Southern Tier’s Pumking
Sweet and spicy, gotta have one this time of year. One is enough.

tlorber 2017-10-21 23:53:39 GMT >>

3rd Cook - Brisket

ala Franklin

50/50 salt/pepper

12 lb packers cut

275* F

6 hours naked

5 hours wrapped (paper)

30min rest


Great beef from New Gloucester, ME.

Wrapped at start of stall. Not done at end of 11 hours. Increase set temp? Nice smoke ring. Good seasoning. Decrease salt.

tlorber 2017-08-12 22:43:47 GMT >>

2nd Cook

Beef Ribs ala Franklin

Hot sauce, 50/50 black pepper and salt. 285F target. Cider vinegar spritz.

Started Friday at 10pm, finished at 10am Saturday. Unattended from 1am to 6am. Fire out.

Too salty!

tlorber 2017-08-01 17:41:23 GMT >>

Test Post 001

48-bottles 2017-07-21 04:39:30 GMT >>

FG 1.005

Primed with 2/3 cup of brown sugar

24 22oz

3 12oz

Looks clear, orangey. Fruity nose. Resin pine taste and sticky finish.

48-bottles 2017-07-11 04:35:28 GMT >>

48-bottles 2017-07-05 23:03:02 GMT >>

LIC Brewing’s Higher Ground
Big juicy Mosiac and El Dorado pale ale.

48-bottles 2017-06-25 13:48:34 GMT >>

Racked to secondary
1oz Chinnook pellets 13.4%
1oz Centennial pellets 10.4%
1oz Simcoe pellets 12.6%

tlorber 2017-06-07 03:31:55 GMT >>
Cast-Iron Sourdough Pancakes Recipe - NYT Cooking >>

tlorber 2017-06-01 04:37:24 GMT >>

tlorber 2017-05-18 22:19:13 GMT >>

Painted Lady. Photo Credit: Eli H G L

tlorber 2017-02-17 20:56:03 GMT >>

tlorber 2017-02-11 05:07:17 GMT >>
2017-02-11 05:07

Tom Waits FTW

tlorber 2017-02-09 03:55:40 GMT >>
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tlorber 2017-02-09 03:34:57 GMT >>
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tlorber 2017-02-04 06:51:35 GMT >>
Ivanka Trump's dinner party diplomacy


Ivanka Trump, who has kept a low profile since moving her family to Washington, is beginning a quiet push on the same women’s economic empowerment agenda she advocated on the campaign trail last year.

On Thursday night, President Donald Trump’s eldest daughter hosted a dinner party with a group of CEOs at her new Kalorama home—the stated purpose, according to two attendees, was for Ivanka Trump to solicit ideas on how to promote women in the workforce and fight for issues like paid maternity leave.

The working dinner party marked Ivanka Trump’s first step toward trying to influence policy in her father’s administration. Trump’s most high-profile first daughter stepped down from her executive position at the Trump Organization, and separated from her eponymous fashion line last month, to serve as an outside support system for her father and her husband, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner. But Thursday night’s dinner marked Ivanka Trump’s foray into politics on her own, since moving to the nation’s capital.

Attending the Thursday night dinner was Walmart CEO Doug McMillon; General Motors CEO Mary Barra; Ernst & Young CEO Mark Weinberger; Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky; investment banker Adebayo Ogunlesi; JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon; Trump’s head of the National Economic Council, Gary Cohn; and Dina Powell, the former Goldman Sachs partner who recently joined the administration to advise Ivanka Trump and Kushner.

Read more here

Ivanka 2020


tlorber 2017-02-04 06:50:24 GMT >>
Pissed Jeans - Why Love Now (2017)


1. Waiting On My Horrible Warning

A guttural garbled mess. Better not admit you like it.

2. The Bar Is Low

Is any song more fitting of these times? It’s a pop song.

3. Ignorecam

Like the Bataan Death March, then nirvana.

4. Cold Whip Cream

Let it fly! Throttle wide open.

5. Love Without Emotion

A loping beat with crooning lyrics and guitar.

6. I’m a Man


7. (Won’t Tell You) My Sign

This one is totally fine.

8. It’s Your Knees

If Black Sabbath had covered Metallica.

9. Worldwide Marine Asset Financial Analyst

As a worker, this one speaks to me.

10. Have You Ever Been Furniture
Feeling the angst on this one.

11. ActiviaSludgy. 


12. Not Even Married
It’s an angry sound, but catchy.

tlorber 2017-01-05 02:10:57 GMT >>


Drunk dialing, 1950s style? Paul Child’s thank you letter on receipt of Bernard De Voto’s The Hour, with De Voto’s reply.


tlorber 2017-01-05 02:09:50 GMT >>
"Everything We Con't Know" for Chicago Review of Books


My review of Aaron Gilbreath’s book of essays is up on Chicago Review of Books.


tlorber 2016-12-01 19:01:10 GMT >>


Check out the article I wrote about my Spam key for McSweeny’s Internet Tendency.

brdibkd 2016-11-06 23:32:26 GMT >>
Pain au Levain

150g poolish
340g KA AP
45g rye flour
225g water

30min autolayse

8g salt
¼ tsp instant yeast

2 hour fermentation

Formed baguette

2 hour fermentation

49min at 425*F (first 15min steam)

brdibkd 2016-11-06 23:21:09 GMT >>

Pain au Levain

brdibkd 2016-10-09 15:37:33 GMT >>

200g poolish
400g KA AP
200g HM Rye
200g Water

30min autolayse

15g salt Knead by flap and fold. 2hr rise

graphs-i-made 2015-09-03 19:33:35 GMT >>


champagnewehad 2015-06-20 23:30:25 GMT >>

9th Anniversary

champagnewehad 2015-05-18 19:11:58 GMT >>

1st Anniversary

brdibkd 2015-05-18 03:47:31 GMT >>

Adapted from http://www.breadcetera.com/?p=71

300g poolish

200g KA Rye

550g KAAP

450g Water

15g Salt

2 tsp instant yeast


Add salt and yeast, knead by flap-and-fold

Let rise

Split into two

Let rise

Make boulets

Let rise

Bake @ 425*F 40min (15min steam)

elrollodemayo 2015-05-15 02:40:38 GMT >>

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elrollodemayo 2015-05-15 02:36:03 GMT >>

elrollodemayo 2015-05-15 02:34:36 GMT >>

elrollodemayo 2015-05-15 02:29:29 GMT >>

elrollodemayo 2015-05-15 02:27:38 GMT >>

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champagnewehad 2014-06-27 14:38:53 GMT >>

7th Anniversary

champagnewehad 2014-06-27 14:37:19 GMT >>

8th Anniversary.

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