Your Band Could Be Our Drink
Forgive us, but Drinkify is kind of addictive. You type in a band name, and then, using its algorithm, the site suggests an appropriate libation with which to enjoy your tunes. Some are hilarious—and some don't quite feel accurate. For example, type in "Black Tambourine"—that'd be the influential early '90s noise-pop group—and Drinkify tells you to drink a PBR. Former Black Tambourine member (and City Paper staffer) Brian Nelson disagrees! He writes:
If they're trying to indicate we're blue collar they're obviously not paying attention. Clearly from this photograph we don't wear collared shirts. Some of us don't wear shirts at all. (Did they sell PBR in stubby's twenty years ago?)
Anyway, we typed in a few local artists to discover their Drinkify-recommended beverages. Serve blog post over ice with slice of lime.
We say: Remove flag until statehood.
The Sweater Set
Drinkify says: 10 oz. Kaoliang. Serve on rocks. Garnish with fresh berries.
We say: Artisanal earl grey.
We say: Ditch the cherry.
We say: Imagine that, listen to this, and realize that the combination is a terrible idea.
Drinkify says: 6 oz. Hennessy. Serve neat. Stir quickly.
We say: Sadly boilerplate, but it works.
We say: For beer, Victory Hop Devil.
Drinkify says: 1 bottle Gin. Serve neat. Stir vigorously.
We say: Why is this the same as Thievery Corporation's drink?
We say: Gross enough to be punk rock.
Nation of Ulysses
Drinkify says: 1 bottle Red table wine. Serve at room temperature.
We say: Asparagus, apparently, is the pickled vegetable of the bourgeoisie.
We say: We can haz straight edge?
Mojito via Flickr user TheCulinaryGeek, Creative Commons