Reminds me of Arctic Monkeys song “Brianstorm” except the other way around:
“I wish my name was Brian because maybe sometimes people would misspell my name and call me Brain. That’s like a free compliment and you don’t even gotta be smart to notice it.”
“I used to do drugs. I still do, but I used to, too.”
This bit is a great bit. Chris has been meaning to (re)post it for a while. I know he has.
A video doesn’t do any justice for anything as awesome as a Black Lips live show, but this one captures some of the energy and sounds for sure.
Behold the world’s tax dollars at work. A Russian professor at the Saint Petersburg Technological University has developed a process that allows him to take almost any kind of alcohol, turn it into a powder, and then pack it into a pill for easy transport. Yeah, someone actually took the time and the research money to figure this out. Why bring a bottle of wine to your next dinner party when you can just drop a few tablets of whisky on the kitchen table and call it a night?
“We have developed a technology that allowed us to turn any liquid solution into powder,” the scientist was quoted as saying by a web portal.
The mastermind behind the technique is Evgeny Moskalev, who was first able to produce vodka into a “dry” form, supposedly to make it easier for consumer to calculate an exact dosage. After the transformation, the “dry” vodka (or whiskey, or beer) can fit easily into bag or even your pocket.
Screw underage drinking, it’s all about thizzin’.
As if you already didn’t know (Nu Rave Brain Wave):
Pete Doherty has said that he was in hospital on a life support machine in October when he had to cancel a series of Irish solo live dates. “If I hadn’t been on a life support machine I’d have been in Ireland,” he told NME.COM, speaking of his stay in Swindon’s Great Western Hospital. “But my heart stopped.”
“Their [doctors’] immediate thought was that it was to do with drugs but it wasn’t,” he said. “What happened? Well, I don’t know. I don’t remember. I was running into the walls, making steering wheel signs with my hands. And then I just… stopped. My body just stopped.”
The wisest choice is obviously to go ahead with the December tour that Babyshambles have scheduled that leave out London AND Brighton. “A tour’s just what the doctor ordered,” he said.
Updated: 7:51 PM
Mark Sultan advised a would-be concert goer yesterday at 1:34 PM to “bring some friends who aren’t wearing jack johnson shirts, please.” He was referring to the King Khan & BBQ Show gig that was supposed to be held in St. Louis at the Off Broadway. Well, Sultan and my boy Arish “King” Khan never played that gig. They missed an early evening sound check and frankly never made an appearance at the venue at all. They somehow got arrested on their way to St. Louis in Oak Grove, Kentucky (home of really cheap gas). Their booking agent inquired that perhaps they stopped to take a piss. For all we know, a trooper may have noticed them and they are now sex offenders. They are out on bail, but their tour manager, Kristin Klein (above right), apparently is still in jail. She’s been driving the boys around on a suspended license. Tonight’s show has obviously been cancelled. As of 7:51 PM, Kristin is out of jail! The suspected drug found in the vehicle is mushrooms. That’s because Kristin foolishly posted a photo on her flickr of King Khan and Leo Chips with the caption “on mushrooms.”
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