Gordon Mott archive

March 2007

How "The Sopranos" Begins

Posted: Mar 29, 2007 3:05am ET

The cigar appears quickly. First, there’s the pulsing beat of “Woke Up This Morning,” the Alabama 3 song that will forever be known as the Sopranos’ theme song. It’s less than 25 seconds into the intro, as the car zooms past the slightly fuzzy images of New Jersey’s most infamous landscapes—the highway tunnels, the brick warehouses, and the smokestacks of the industrial zones that seem to line the northern end of the New Jersey Turnpike.

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A Memorable Cigar

Posted: Mar 20, 2007 3:45pm ET

I’m sure it’s happened to you driving down the road with the radio on. A song comes on, and you reach for the volume knob, turning it up to ear-drum splitting levels. You are reminded of a summer day in high school, however many years ago it was, driving with the windows down, the sweet smells of freshly mown grass streaming in, and the hair of your girlfriend blowing across her face as she looked out into the countryside singing along with radio.

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The Real World

Posted: Mar 15, 2007 10:15am ET

Cigar Aficionado's blog world may have been a long time in coming. But now it is here. I will be writing about everything from unexpected surprises in our tastings, to a wonderful cigar on the back porch my house in the suburbs, or out on the golf course.

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