Ratatat are playing at Webster Hall on April 18. Anyone want to go with me?
There are two songs from the upcoming album Ratatat Remixes Vol. II at their website, one with Biggie and one with Devin the Dude.
Ryan Fujiu over at www.calwineries.com has a great blog today on the Guinness Book of world records decade old anti-drinking stance. Mr. Fujiu does examine some of the old records.
Most Alcoholic Drink
* During Independence (1918 – 1940) the Estonian Liquor Monopoly marketed 196 proof potato alcohol. In the U.S., Everclear (190 proof) is marketed by the American Distilling Co. (1979).
Highest Documented Blood Alcohol Level (Oded I am looking at you)
* An unidentified middle-aged Latvian man was unconscious but stable after a blood test showed 7.22 parts per million (0.7%) of alcohol, police spokeswoman Ieva Zvidre said. “An average person would vomit at around 1.2, lose consciousness at 3.0 and stop breathing at a level of about 4.0 parts per million” Zvidre said (2003). Source.
Most Alcoholic Person (actual name of record) (Miguel I am looking at you)
* It is recorded that a hard drinker named Vanhorn (1850 – 1911) averaged more than four bottles of Ruby Port per day for 23 years prior to his death at 61. He is believed to have emptied 35,688 bottles (1979).
In other Guinness news...
"Recent figures show that sales of Guinness are losing their froth.
The 2006 figures for Ireland and Britain show a drop of 7%, continuing a trend that began years ago. " - From the BBC
"Brad Delp, the lead singer for the rock band Boston, was found dead on Friday in his home in Atkinson, N.H. The Associated Press reported that a police spokesman said Mr. Delp apparently died alone and that there was no indication of foul play. The cause of death is under investigation and a report is to be released Monday, The A.P. reported. Mr. Delp was 55.
Mr. Delp’s vocals, overdubbed into group harmonies and grand chorales for songs like “More Than a Feeling,” were a vital ingredient in the sound of Boston, a band whose multilayered tracks were created in the studio by its guitarist, keyboardist, songwriter and producer, Tom Scholz. Boston’s elaborate songs were ubiquitous on radio stations during the 1970s, and its 1976 debut album, “Boston,” largely recorded in Mr. Scholz’s basement, has sold more than 17 million copies in the United States." - New York Times
Labels: Eulogy Music
This looks awesome. Drink Tank night out when it hits NYC?