From The Desk Of The Kellys: Wassail

Whenever Jeff Kelly takes a break from piloting Seattle’s Green Pajamas on their world tour of uncharted psych/pop waters, he likes to collaborate vocally with a woman. Until now that person has been GPJ alternate lead singer Laura Weller in a partnership called Goblin Market. Kelly didn’t have to venture far from the home fires for his most recent female vocal foil. With his wife Susanne as an equal partner, the pair has come up with By Reckless Moonlight (Green Monkey), a little gem that visits places no Jeff Kelly LP has been before. Susanne may insist she’s not really a singer, but her voice knows just the right moves to counterbalance Jeff’s ethereal sound from a previous lifetime. The Kellys will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our recent feature on them.

Wassail

Jeff: One of my favorite things about this time of year is Full Sail Brewing Co.‘s dark winter ale, Wassail. The company doesn’t fool with the recipe or try to make it “better” every year, as it seems is currently the custom. I can count on Wassail as tasting the way I remember it with every Christmas season. Even the graphics stay the same, which is somehow comforting to me. As is the buzz one attains while decorating the Xmas tree. Drink three quick in a row, and welcome to a winter wonderland!

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