INFORMATION OF SOME MARKY RAMONE SIGNATURE PRODUCTS

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Marky Ramone is drummer and business man who has many signature products. Here you can read information of his signature sunglasses, pasta sauce, gelato, drum sticks and condoms.
Marky Ramone played drums in the Ramones in 1978-1983 and 1987-1996. In addition to Tommy Ramone, Richie Ramone and CJ Ramone, is Marky Ramone fourth surviving Ramones member.




MARKY RAMONE'S SIGNATURE BEER (2014)

Marky Ramone has now signature beer in Spain, named Guineu Marky Ramone's Natural Brown Ale. It is Spanish brown ale beer what has alcohol 6,0 procent. Bottle is 330 ml / 11,159 oz. Brewer is Ca l'Arenys / Guineu. Here is a message from brewer: "This natural brown ale coming soon is a fine craft beer designed by Marky Ramone and Guzman (Guineu head brewer). Our aim is to offer you a recipe rich in flavor & aroma to enjoy it, of course, listening Marky Ramone's music."





MARKY RAMONE'S GELATO FLAVOR... (2012)

Marky Ramone had many appearances in Italy in December 2011 - January 2012. Marky wrote in January 31, 2012 of his signature gelato (ice-cream): "MEC3 (Italy), one of the largest gelato companies in the world, is putting out my own flavor, in over 100 countries called "Marky Ramone's cookies." Its a delicious chocolate gelato with grunchy chocolate cookies. Part of the proceeds will go to charity, Marky Ramone explained."

AND MEC3 informed me with following press release: "MEC3 is issuing a new "challenge", combining two apparently irreconcilable distant worlds: ice cream and punk rock music. Yes.. That's right! It's him, Marky Ramone, former drummer of the Ramones, the legendary punk rock band which entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and which was defined by experts as the greatest band in music history after the Beatles."
WTF? Does anyone of us (fans) tells opinion. It is a long way from 1974...




MARKY RAMONE'S CRUISIN' KITCHEN (2012)

Daniel Maurer had an interview with Keith Album in East Village (New York, USA) newspaper on May 11, 2012. Subject was Marky Ramone's food truck. Marky Ramone's Cruisin' Kitchen hit the streets again about two weeks ago, April 2012. Keith Album, a French Culinary Institute grad who has worked in catering, as a personal chef, and most recently at Whole Foods, describes his concept as "worldwide balls," with Marky Ramone's signature marinara pasta sauce slathered over the Italian variety. Marky Ramone's name, face etc. are on truck.
Marky's marinara isn't the only topping available: "Asian balls are topped with Napa cabbage, chorizo balls are topped with mango salsa, and there are even chickpea-based vegan balls etc.", is explained in article.
Keith Album wants to be around Marky's local shows, like he was at the Bell House in Gowanus, Brooklyn.
- Marky talks about coming on the truck when he can fit it in. He hasn't actually served customers but we do speak about him making appearances, said Keith.
Situation in May 2012 was, that Keith hopes to park Marky Ramone's Cruisin' Kitchen on weekend evenings at Trader Joe's on 14th Street in East Village in New York, USA.




MARKY RAMONE SIGNATURE SUNGLASSES (2011)

May 31, 2011, was "release party" of Marky Ramone's model/ signature sunglasses. Sunglasses are by Brazilian company Evoke. Release party was in Sao Paulo, Brazil and was closed to 250 guests.
Marky Ramone did an acoustic show together with Michale Graves (Michale and Marky are toured some years together).
The 1000 copies of sunglasses will be sold in Brazil, Paris (France), Oslo (Norway) and Tokyo (Japan), and you can make an order at Evoke's homepage. Officially Evoke's Marky Ramone's signature model hits stores in July, 2011.




MARKY RAMONE'S PASTA SAUCE (2009-2011)

Some of you know Marky Ramone having Brooklyn's Own Pasta Sauce available... A recipe is by Marky. Brooklyn's Own Pasta Sauce is currently available at various House Of Blues venues and at Markyramone.com. Marky has had some promotional events, like read here of event at Chef Central in New Jersey where Marky was. I also added there and here some parts of Marky's interview at NorthJersey.com.
Marky: My grandfather was a chef at the Copacabana and 21 Club in New York City. I always used to go to his house with my father and mother and watch him cook. It's creative.

Kara Yorio: When did you start making sauce? Marky: When I left my parents at the age of 18 when I had to live on my own, the cheapest thing to make was spaghetti. I just got my can of tomatoes, put it in the pot, mixed it up with some olive oil, threw in some garlic, some onions, oregano, a little bit of sugar and that's what I did. I had a big pot of it and I'd keep it in the refrigerator. It would always be there. It was something that, at the time, kept me going.

Kara Yorio: How close is this to that original recipe?
Marky: It is close. There are a few little things that are different. I'm not going to say I'm a full-fledged chef, I'm just saying there are things in the sauce that are kind of like a surprise. And everything is good for you. It's gluten free and it's all natural and that's important.

Here is review about pasta sauce. The Wall Street Journal had picked 16 brands of basic tomato sauce, from the common commercial to specialty selections, and subjected them to the palates of red-sauce aficionados Michael Chernow and Daniel Holzman, chefs and proprietors of New York's casual Italian restaurant the Meatball Shop. In three rounds of blind tastings, the duo picked five jars that even a slow-cooking Italian mamma could love. Marky's one was one of Top-5. Here are comments of it by those people: "Marky Ramone serves up a mean marinara with a powerful peppery seasoning. The recipe was passed down by his grandfather, once a chef at Manhattan's '21' Club. "There's a lot of olive oil in this one, but that is not a bad thing," Mr. Holzman pointed out. Mr. Chernow appreciated its "great texture thanks to plum tomato seeds that give it a little crunch."




MARKY RAMONE SIGNATURE DRUM STICKS (2009)

Marky Ramone has designed a custom drumstick for Vic Firth. Vic Firth's press release tells: "With the diameter between a 5A and 5B. It is a medium shaft stick with a short taper and a barrel tip. The 16 3/8" length has plenty of reach and "plays big" without being too big to handle."




MARKY RAMONE SIGNATURE CONDOMS (2008)

The American Social Health Association (ASHA) is reminding the public that safer sex practices have never been more critical. Despite hundreds of millions of tax dollars spent on abstinence-only education programs, each year in the United States there are approximately 19 million new cases of sexually transmitted infections - about half of which occur among youth ages 15-24. (Source: ASHA)
In honor of National Condom Week in 2008, Marky Ramone unveiled a signature series of safer sex kits as a means to reach sexually active youth and adults in a cool, hip way - getting the message out about safer sex practices through the power of music and pop culture.
Each kit contains two Lifestyles' condoms, lubricant and an STD resource card - packaged inside a discreet metal tin with Marky Ramone emblem printed on the front with a tagline that says "Too Tuff To Break". The kit was produced in partnership with Minneapolis-based organization Ready two Go.
"The world has lost too many people to STD's of all types and that is why I joined up with Ready two Go for my signature series of safer sex tins," says Marky Ramone.
The product was sold in 2008 at readytwogo.net (site was off-line in 2011).