Testing the blog

May 26th, 2008 + 10:05 PM  ·  JimkDaAdtman

This is a test of the blogging system.... this is only a test...

WOAH!..  THis concludes the test of the blogging system... .And man, what afreaky thing this is...  WOW...  Well, You can't see what I see...  Hehehee

   Anyway... Goodnight..

New BLog- 03/06/07

March 6th, 2007 + 6:03 PM  ·  JimkDaAdtman

Just wanted to Say HI!!

   Have fun all you crazy Ampers!!   Love to you all!!

                Jim K

New Blog.. 11/15/06

November 15th, 2006 + 10:11 PM  ·  JimkDaAdtman

Just mainly want to say that This has really been a crappy day... weather was pitiful...  Everything went wrong at work today.. seems the more I tried, the more it went bad....  but, you'll have those days from time to time...

    I guess the best advice for a day like that, comes from JBP's latest song, The Stupidest song also known as Just go... 

  So, I will do that now....  (Sits back in chair, closes eyes...  "OOOOOooo EEEEeeee OOOooooooo"!)

 Well, what do ya know??!!  It didn't really work...  The day still sucked, but I am smiling...  so that's a bit of a plus isn't it?!  I guess in that aspect it did work....



October 18th, 2006 + 6:10 PM  ·  JimkDaAdtman

Haven't posted to this in a while... so.. here goes...

    I have been working on my song, Autumn leaves for some time now.. and I am still not happy with it.... the detune/dissonance adds something, but takes something as well... so now, I am thinking perhaps of playing it in standard tuning, but then adding a second layer, pitched down 1 step, to give it that sound I am looking for, I dunno.... perhaps I will scrap the whole Idea, and play it straight.... I dunno.... I'll keep ya'all posted.. and will definitely post it when I am done...


October 8th, 2006 + 2:10 AM  ·  JimkDaAdtman


  Just want to tell ya'll I have removed alot of my songs from the site, due to not wanting to hog too much server space... 

 so Any songs you want to hear, that are gone, go check out my home page at http://jkoontz.com There you will find all the songs that are missing, and then some.....

         Have fun.....

                Jim K

it is with a heavy heart..

November 26th, 2012 + 9:11 PM  ·  JimkDaAdtman

It is very hard to type this. I still am shocked and very upset. But i wanted to be sure to let everyone here know. This site was such a part of his life, and he thought of everyone here as a friend, nay, family. Ralph E. Virgilio, aka Flyer7747 aka Born to rock passed away this past weekend, he was 56 years old. I cherish the memories i have of us singing and playing guitar at his apartment in Buffalo, and the time we met his mother and cousin in Cleveland and ate pizza together.. I will truly miss this great friend.  At this time i have no information on how he died, other than he has been ill for a while, and spent a couple weeks in the hospital recently, but he had been released last week, and told me he was feeling much better..

RIP Ralphie Boy..  And awaaay we go....
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January 19th, 2009 + 11:01 PM  ·  JimkDaAdtman

are there any other home brewers here? Me and Linda(my wife for the newbies here) do most of our making on-site at the place we get our kits: The Winemaker's Guild

This makes it very convenient for us, as we don't have to buy all the equipment. Though we finally purchased some supplies to make some 1 gallon batches here at home, to try our hand at doing it here, unsupervised.. and see how we come out.. then we can start making larger and more complicated batches... I am very excited, It is allot of fun, if you have never done it, you should.. There are shops almost everywhere that sell the kits, and hardware, and many that do the "Wine on premise" deal, where they will help you step by step... It will get you familiarized with how to do it, until, like us, your brave enough to try one on your own...

As for the kits, well here is what we have done thus far:

The flavor sensation of biting into a crisp, crunchy green apple, with a pleasant tartness followed by a delicious juicy finish. Natural apple flavors blend perfectly with the lively apple notes that are one of Riesling's delightful trademarks. Clean, cool and crisp - a wonderful balance of apple flavor with the slight acidity and firm character of the Riesling grape.


Bright and refreshing, this vibrant wine beverage offers the aromas and flavors of fresh strawberries. The medium-pink White Merlot variety lays the groundwork with its exuberant strawberry notes, tangy acidity, and crisp, delicate finish. The natural strawberry flavor weaves in a pleasant sweetness for an immediate and delicious sensation. Fresh and lively, Strawberry White Merlot is a natural fruit-and-wine combination that was simply meant to be.


NEW - Island Mist Series White Cranberry Pinot Gris. Get ready to mist-behave this year with Island Mist White Cranberry Pinot Gris! This exciting addition to the Island Mist lineup is a spectacular crystal white color which is the result of a special blend of white cranberry and pinot gris. White cranberry juice is somewhat less tart than regular cranberry juice due to an earlier harvest than the traditional red cranberries. VVinexpert's White Cranberry Pinot Gris bursts with the sweetness that has made White Cranberry a unique and popular flavor in juice and new VVinexpert brings that flavor to you as part of our refreshing line of Island Mist varieties. This wine is very easy to drink and is perfect for backyard barbeques and with friends. Ready to drink in only four weeks, now is the right time to start your Island Mist so that it is ready in time for barbeque season!


Selection Speciale Okanagan Peach Ice Wine Style - Limited Release - Pre-Order Only. Okanagan Peach Icewine Style Carboy Promotion. Purchase a Peach Icewine Style Kit and receive a FREE 3-gallon plain Better-Bottle. The Okanagan Valley lies in the rain shadow of British Columbiaís Coastal mountains. The regionís very low annual average rainfall means that part of the valley is a true desert! In this climate Vidal grapes ripen to perfect intensity, with notes of honey, apricot, and spice. Winexpertís Okanagan Peach Icewine style (containing local Vidal from this region) has deep floral notes, stone fruit and perfect sweetness, balanced with the sun-ripened perfume of a luscious peach. Okanagan Peach Icewine Style (while quantities last) This is a Seasonal Release product with limited availability. The Peach Icewine Style will be in stores November 2008. Makes to 3 gallons 30 x 375ml bottles. PRE-ORDER ONLY! Product will MAY NOT be available after release date! $99.95 divided by 30 (375ml bottles) equals less then $3.34 per bottle! Wineries charge $30.00 - $60.00 per ''split'' (375ml) for ice wine ''style'' wines. You can make your own and BETTER then they do for 10 per cent of that cost!


Prized as a unique sweet wine specialty, our Icewine - based on Riesling grapes - will surprise you with its body and complexity. Served chilled, this golden nectar should be sipped slowly to cherish its special charms. Note: This kit makes 3 gallons of finished wine.


.J. Spagnols Cru Select - Just saying it - Orange Chocolate Port - can make your mouth water! A truely hearty port, laced with generous overtones of rich chocolate and juicy oranges.
Any way you take it this new, Limited Release Port Style Kit form RJ Spagnols is a winner. A very special wine, deep with flavor, rich in aromatics, and with plenty of alcohol (17%) to keep it all very interesting.
This Cru Select kit makes 12 liters of fine port, with no brandy addition necessary. It includes a Susse-Reserve flavor pack. This is simply the perfect after-dinner potable, perfect for combination with a cheese plate and crisp juicy grapes, or a late night drink with your favorite book.
Limited Release Makes 3 Gallons.

Here is the kits we ordered to do 1 gallon batches, at home, so if we mess it up, it wont be an expensive oops:

For the price, you almost can't go wrong... I will keep everyone posted as to how bad or good they come out.. I would not suggest using the pop bottle method described on the website, that surely will provide you with rockgut wine... hehe


January 18th, 2009 + 2:01 PM  ·  JimkDaAdtman

Well, things at work have really been stressful lately, which is why I haven't been around..  Just all this stuff going on, and my truck and everything... well, now, I am off work, not sure If I will have a job in a few days.. Waiting word from HR as to whether they will be calling me back in or not...  In the mean time, I have been putting in my resume at other companies..  Anyway...  NO income right now..  Woo HOoo...  Yay...

     Anyway, I am still here, just not having the best time right now...

 14 years I was with ADT, and they pull this shit now.....  What a crock...

Great Christmas Cake Recipe!

December 16th, 2008 + 6:12 PM  ·  JimkDaAdtman

Thought I would share this recipe with all my good friends here on Bandamp!


Christmas Cake


  • 2 cups flour

  • 1 stick butter

  • 1 cup of water

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • 1 cup of sugar

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 cup of brown sugar

  • Lemon juice

  • 4 large eggs

  • Nuts

  • 1 bottle tequila

  • 2 cups of dried fruit

Sample the tequila to check quality. Take a large bowl, check the

tequila again. To be sure it is of the highest quality, pour one level

cup and drink. Repeat.

Turn on the electric mixer. Beat one cup of butter in a large fluffy

bowl. Add one teaspoon of sugar. Beat again.

At this point it's best to make sure the tequila is still OK. Try

another cup... Just in case. Turn off the mixer thingy. Break 2 eggs

and add to the bowl and chuck in the cup of dried fruit.

Pick the frigging fruit up off floor. Mix on the turner. If the fried

druit gets stuck in the beaterers just pry it loose with a drewscriver.

Sample the tequila to check for tonsisticity.

Next, sift two cups of salt... Or shumething. Check the tequila. Now

shift the lemon juice and strain your nuts. Add one table. Add a spoon

of sugar, or some fink. Whatever you can find.

Greash the oven. Turn the cake tin 360 degrees and try not to fall

over. Don't forget to beat off the turner. Finally, finish the tequila

and wipe counter with the cat.

Bingle Jells!

Sweet as a Candy Cane

December 16th, 2008 + 1:12 AM  ·  JimkDaAdtman


  Don't let the name fool ya.. it aint no christmas carol.. hehehe...

 this is pure garage punk...  It's unorthodox bass groove mixed with the unnerving guitar tone... It should remind you of every punk high school garage band you never want to hear... 

 I hope you manage to listen all the way through without getting too nauseous.. Also, if you feel compelled to, please comment and let me know you made it through it ok... I hope noone suffers any permanent damage from it's absurd horrible sound...

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