Archive for December, 2009

The secret recipe of the Waylon Jennings egg-nog

December 23, 2009

Dear Jean has unexpectedly conquered outlaw country legend Waylon Jennings mythical Christmas egg-nog recipe. The recipe has remained a well kept secret for decades. And now it is out in the open. It’s almost unreal.

Recipe for six to eight people:
12 large eggs
5 dl of whipped cream
50 cl bourbon
1 coffee cup of dark rum
1 l of melted vanilla ice cream
4 coffee cups of sugar

1. Pour the rum and brandy into a bowl.
2. Place the egg yolks and egg whites into two separate mixing bowls. Set the egg whites aside. Beat the egg yolks until light and frothy. Gradually beat in the sugar until the egg mixture is light colored. Slowly beat in the liquor mixture. While mixing, pour in the melted vanilla ice cream until thoroughly blended.
3. Using a clean beater, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. Gently fold the egg whites into the mixture.
4. Pour the eggnog into a punch bowl. Stir sedately. Add whipped cream. Garnish with nutmeg heedfully.
5. Then serve devotionally.

Dear Jean wishes you a Merry Christmas.

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Dear Jean in lifestyle boutique Grandpa

December 21, 2009

Dear Jean Guitar Clothing is available in our online shop. Whenever an order is placed, we do not only handle and ship it instantly, we always try to add something extra to it. An extra treat so that you can feel that you are someone extra to us. Because that is what you are.

For those of you who wish to examine the quality, color and size of the gig bag in real life, Dear Jean is right now in contact with a few global selling agents. Hopefully you’ll soon have a retailer close to you. Today, the Dear Jean Guitar Clothing Collection is available at fashion and lifestyle boutique Grandpa in Södermalm and Kungsholmen in Stockholm.

Our gig bags are however not the only reason for visiting the Grandpa boutiques, when being some of the most interesting lifestyle spots in Sweden. Every item in the Grandpa supply is carefully selected and always presented with a personal and loving touch.

Dear Jean ♥ Grandpa.

The Stooges in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

December 17, 2009

The Stooges finally will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year. In 1968, the Stooges were signed by Elektra Records, who had sent a scout named Danny Fields to see the MC5. Luckily, he wound up signing both acts. 1969 saw the release of their self-titled debut album. Iggy wanted the Stooges to be what he’d seen in Chicago as a young guy. “These old bluesmen playing so hard that the music drips off you.”

Fun House, followed in 1970. Many consider it to be the best representation of the Stooges, as the main goal of the album was to capture the manic energy of their live performances. On June 13 of that year, television captured footage of the band at the Cincinnati Pop Festival. While performing the songs “T.V. Eye” and “1970”, Pop leapt into the crowd, where he was hoisted up on people’s hands.

“The Stooges is the perfect embodiment of what rock music should be. Their music was total high-energy blues, with the contemporary freakout of Jimi Hendrix and the free-jazz spirit of John Coltrane.”, Thurston Moore stated in Rolling Stone Magazine In 2004. Dear Jean couldn’t agree more.

“We’ve been rejected seven times, and we would have set a record, I think, if it happened again,” Iggy Pop comments on being inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Wild nights

December 11, 2009

Yesterday, Stockholm celebrated the annual Nobel Prize Award Cermonies. Dear Jean, however, celebrated the memory and birthday of American poet Emily Dickinson (December 10, 1830 – May 15, 1886).

WILD NIGHTS
Wild nights! Wild nights!
Were I with thee,
Wild night should be
Our luxury!

Futile the winds
To a heart in port –
Done with the compass,
Done with the chart.

Rowing in Eden!
Ah! The sea!
Might I but moor
Tonight in thee!

Grand opening

December 9, 2009

November 30th, we launched the new Dear Jean website, http://www.dearjean.com/. And today, the world witnesses the humble premiere of the Dear Jean Journal.

The Dear Jean Journal will give you news and updates on Dear Jean Guitar Clothing. In addition, the journal will embrace what lies close to the Dear Jean core idea; uncompromising art and the ability to think independently, whatever it may be.

We take farewell of the old web site…

…and welcome the new look of Dear Jean.

For futher info on Dear Jean, http://www.dearjean.com/ is now available.