About Yer Blogger


I’m Erik Ellestad and I write this blog.

For a number of years I wrote an influential cocktail blog called Savoy Stomp, in which I chronicled my attempts to make every single cocktail in the Savoy Cocktail Book.

Lately, I’ve been obsessed with the clarinet and taken to recording myself performing various pieces, including a major project in which I transcribe the Lutheran Hymns of my childhood, transpose them for clarinet parts, and record them.

There may also be ruminations about life, sobriety after years of drinking, and pets.