Julius Caesar should have paid attention to those fateful words, “Beware the Ides of March.” Had he, he wouldn’t have been stabbed to death at a meeting of the Senate on 15th March, 44 BC.
Did you know that March was the first month of the Roman calendar? The Romans didn’t number the days sequentially from the beginning of the month either. They went by the beginning, the middle and the beginning of the next month instead. The term “Ides” merely referred to the middle of the month and supposedly determined by the full moon.
The Ides of March was also a rock group in the 1960s-1970s and possibly best known for their song, I’m Your Vehicle Baby. I remember having that single on a 45 rpm record! I know, I know, I just dated myself.
So kick back and enjoy this video clip and enjoy a Canadian invention – a Bloody Caesar Cocktail…
How to make a Bloody Caesar
Rim glass with celery salt
Add a wedge of lime
6 oz. Clamato Juice
1-1 1/2 oz Vodka
2 Dashes Tobasco or other hot sauce
4 Dashes Worcestershire sauce
Freshly ground pepper
Pour over ice, stir and add a stalk of celery
We’re back in the US today on the last stop of the #AtoZchallenge and the only Sunday post during the month. Who better to send the challenge out with a bang than the long-bearded men from Houston, Texas.
We’re back up north over the border into Scotland again. Today, we’re over the sea to Skye for Runrig. When I first discovered the band, Donnie Munroe was their lead singer. I still prefer their older material with him belting out the tunes.
My Scottish roots and writing by Melanie Robertson-King