jell-olives – castelvetrano, negroni, orange
a brilliant bite from Cat’s birthday dinner last night at Café Mars
That Old Guitar on That Old Guitar
Uncle, a 1934 Gibson L-1 flat-top acoustic, came to me via my wife Cat’s father, Steve, a stellar pianist and big band leader in Chicago. Cat’s great Uncle Ernest, Uncle’s original owner, bequeathed the guitar to Steve.
Cat & I found Uncle (in his original case) in Steve’s basement on a trip to her Chicago home.…
3 oz. Reyka vodka
1 tbsp. grated ginger
juice of 1 lime
3 oz. simple syrup
top w/ club soda + lime wheel
Requested today: the origins of “Westy” and “The Reflectors” and why I switched to “Westy Reflector.”
My IRL name is Dave Westreich (“West’-rike,” fwiw). Westy was my nickname through high school and college, because there are a lot of Daves everywhere (cue Kids In The Hall). I wrote and performed a lot in the late 80s and early 90s in NYC on the Brownies+Continental Divide+Bitter End circuit.…
My wife, Cat, is an xclnt, award-winning film & tv costume designer, and my front row seat to her work is electrifying and teeming with inspiration. That said, her job takes her away from me, sometimes quite distant, for very long stretches.