Thursday, October 20, 2011

Marconi Wireless

Carl Nesensohn/Associated Press
Norman Corwin died this week at the age of 101.  He was a pioneer during the golden age of radio and used this new medium to reach the heights of expression and wonder and make the audience a part of the storytelling.  He reported on the front-lines of wars telling the real human stories that made us close to the action, and thus personally invested in the fight for freedom, the real thing, not some souped up idea.  Later, the corporate "Man" took away his freedoms and radio fell down the path of "vulgarity, venality and even cowardice that, in later years, was to blight the medium.” 

To celebrate his fine mustache, please donate to the Clover Club Team for Mustaches for a Cure.

To celebrate Mr. Corwin, enjoy a Marconi Wireless, a classic autumn twist on the Manhattan made with apple brandy.

Marconi Wireless
1 1/2 oz Apple Brandy
3/4 oz Carpano
3/4 oz Sweet Vermouth
Dash of Creole Bitters

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