stereolizer

90% of the time, we’re willing to sacrifice a little bit of warmth and clarity in favor of convenience. Drunken hazes not withstanding, we’re actually talking about music. Vinyl is fantastic and everything, but it’s a huge pain in the ass compared to the convenience of loading up your iPod/Phone/Pad with gigs and gigs of music. However, we also kind of miss the tactile feel associated with things like vinyl, cassettes and even cds (hard to believe even we’re old enough to call cds vintage.). The Stereolizer App for your iPad is the closest thing we’ve seen to a blend of vintage 80’s style cool with modern convenience. For $2, you can turn your iPad into an 80’s stereo with access to over 6,000 Internet radio stations, a “tape recorder” that works exactly like you’d expect it to and more than enough knobs, buttons and dials to amuse you for at least a few meetings.

Pappy-Van-Winkle-Hot-Sauce

Pappy Van Winkle is the name in bourbon. Bottles have sent drinkers on wild goose chases and left others with empty bank accounts. While we can’t help you procure any of that elusive elixir, we can bring a little Pappy into your life in another way. Pappy Van Winkle Hot Sauce is aged in actual Pappy Van Winkle bourbon barrels. The distillery teamed with friends at Midland Ghost to make this flavorful hot sauce, which features the latter’s prized first generation Ghost Peppers. After the sauce was made, it was left to age in barrels that once held Pappy. That means you have a sauce that’s rich, oaky, and full of flavorful heat. Use it on meats, veggies, or, if you’re a special brand of crazy, just drink it straight from the bottle. It’s that good.