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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Doc MacMaino's Whisky Experience: New Blends



I have been aging new make spirit (corn, rye and single malt barely) in first fill Oak, 2 & 5 liter barrels for several months. I then aged some of this a bit longer in heavily toasted French Oak wood chips or lightly toasted American Oak wood chips. In a limited number of these, I also put in some orange zest left over from my wife's home made Arangello, cinnamon sticks, ASADO coffee grounds, and dried hot peppers.

You can see how I blended them by looking at the labels I created for each bottling. These blends are 110 to 120 proof, so you should take them most seriously. Do I have a favorite? I don't know just yet.

I am going to try them neat, with a bit of water, on the rocks and then perhaps with a splash of soda or in Ginger Ale. I will keep you posted. DM

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Look deep into the spiral.....now...



















Look deep into the spiral.....now...do whatever Dr. Dominick Maino wants you to do. Optometry students are you listening? Work hard. Do well. DM

Thursday, August 15, 2013

On the days I wish to be.....invisible....

 















This is for use on those days I wish to be invisible....however, if another person is using this technique...and I am not currently "invisible" as well...please call "Lyons Family Eye Care"...and we will make your eyes feel better....and you will be able to see the dastardly fellow who invisualized himself to you as well... DM

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

It's not to late to join....

It's not to late to join the ranks of....













Sign up today! Avoid the rush and the possible sorrow of not being able to join the millions of Maino's Minions!! 

Positions are limited to the first 5,234,156,768,121,222,114,111.003 who sign up!!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

2013 Artists of a Italia Exhibition Great Success!

Artists of a Italia Exhibition Great Success!

The Artists of Casa Italia showed the work of famed artists from Italy and America in the Chandelier Room of the Italian Cultural Center at Casa Italia in Stone Park, Il.

Several images I created, (using my Canon 50D and printed on aluminum, metallic paper, glossy and flat black print) are on display as well. A few photographs are below. To see more, click the title above. DM









Sunday, August 4, 2013

Leonardo and His Flying Machine: Northwestern University Summer Choir

Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music
THE JUBILANT  VOICE  SUMMER CHORUS
Stephen Alltop, conductor ; Guillermo Mufioz Kuster, assistant conductor
Eric Budzynski, piano and organ

Northwestern University Summer Choir 2013

I had a wonderful opportunity to sing tenor with this outstanding group of muscians this past July. (I'm in the upper left towards the back) All were most talented and I had an opportunity to learn a great deal under the direction of  Dr. Stephen Alltop. I hope to do this again next year! Listen to Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine. DM


Saturday, August 3, 2013

Bluebird by CHARLES STANFORD

Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music
THE JUBILANT  VOICE  SUMMER CHORUS
Stephen Alltop, conductor ; Guillermo Mufioz Kuster, assistant conductor
Eric Budzynski, piano and organ

Northwestern University Summer Choir 2013

I had a wonderful opportunity to sing tenor with this outstanding group of muscians this past July. (I'm in the upper left towards the back) All were most talented and I had an opportunity to learn a great deal under the direction of  Dr. Stephen Alltop. I hope to do this again next year! Listen to Bluebird. DM

Friday, August 2, 2013

Gabriel by PAUL CALDWELL & SEAN IVORY

Northwestern University Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music

THE JUBILANT  VOICE  SUMMER CHORUS

Stephen Alltop, conductor  
Guillermo Mufioz Kuster, assistant conductor
Eric Budzynski, piano and organ




NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SUMMER CHORUS 2013

I had a wonderful opportunity to sing tenor with this outstanding group of muscians this past July. (I'm in the upper left towards the back) All were most talented and I had an opportunity to learn a great deal under the direction of  Dr. Stephen Alltop. I hope to do this again next year! DM

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Artists of Casa Italia Art Exhibition

The Artists of Casa Italia are a group of Italian-Americans who come together annually to show their creations. This group includes the internationally famous and the novice and all inbetween. Although the theme is "Faith of Our Fathers" the artists will show many other works as well that demonstrate other "themes" within their lives.

I am lucky enough to be able to show my photographic image creations at this incredible event. Hope to see you there Friday August 9th at 7PM for the opening and artists's reception. DM