St Augustine, Ohio, Detroit, Pensacola, Gulf Shores, Sanford, Gainesville, Sebastian, Palatka, Green Cove Springs. After a short run to Ohio and Michigan, we’ll simmer down south for the duration of this vacation in my mind.
The Gamble Rogers Folk Festival
When I first began playing the guitar, I started with folk music. One of my first “guitar heros” was Gamble Rogers. I was in awe of his finger picking style, and his story telling, and everything else about him. A consummate musician smack dab in the middle of the folk revival of the 60s. Hot stuff. We played the same coffee house in Winter Park, The Carrerra Room. Years later I would see him at the Trade Winds. I played the Trade Winds, the Milltop, the White Lion, and I had a good ol time. It’s one of the few towns that nurtures original songwriting. So for me to once again play in St Augustine, is something of a reunion. I’ll be glad to see some old friends, and play some of my old tunes, along with the new stuff. I’m going back to the roots with the stuff I’m doing now. Here’s a folked up song from my latest CD, “Hot n Heavy”. Click here for A FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD of “Somewhere Down the Road”. Enjoy!
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When I first met Seung (Swan) Lee, I walked into his little Korean market, and started browsing around to see what’s up. After a while I realized that there was no one minding the store. Just then I heard a voice with a thick Korean accent coming from the back of the building, “I’m sorry about the smell, I’m cooking!”. I was instantly smitten. I can relate to this guy. In the back was a makeshift kitchen where he was getting down on some “Seoul Food”. Awright! That was many, many years ago. Since then, the New Seoul Oriental Market has moved to a larger location and opened up a small restaurant next door called Korean BBQ. It’s a real authentic dining experience. Very down home and comfy. How do you say “simpatico” in Korean? It’s tres cool. The menu is eight choices hand written on a board. Serve yourself barley tea, kim chee, and pasta salad to go with your entrée. I have often considered converting to the Korean Baptist Church just for the Sunday night dinners.
Tae Baek Kim Chi
Tae Baek is a radish, very similar to daikon but more crunchy and short and round rather than long.
2 large radishes cut into 1/2 inch cubes (about 3-4 pounds)
1 onion cut into 1/2 inch cubes
2 apples peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1 ½ heads of garlic minced
½ cup of sea salt
3 tbs hot chili sauce
3 tbs Liquid Summer Hot Sauce
4 tsp sugar
2 tbs grated fresh ginger
Put the cut up radishes in a big bowl. Sprinkle the salt over them and mix it in. Let it stand for 45 minutes. Mix the remainder of the ingredients in a separate bowl. Rinse the salt out of the radish. Repeat rinsing after a few minutes. Mix everything together and leave it in the bowl with a towel over it. After two days at room temperature, spoon it into jars and put it in the refrigerator.