Cocaine Is It!

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Alas, it's not the Real Thing–it's just an energy drink with a ton of caffeine in it and a name that has adults here and abroad in major tsk-tsking mode:

Las Vegas-based drinks company Redux Beverages is producing the drink which contains 280 milligrams of caffeine. According to the company's website, the only way to get more caffeine per ounce is with an espresso.

[David Raynes, of the UK National Drug Prevention Alliance,] added: "The fact is that subliminally, it is making the image of drug use cool and that's what kids what to be, cool.

"Kids will be drinking Cocaine and will inevitably link the two. The drink is relatively innocuous, but they will be linking it with cocaine use and the market, which is far from innocuous."

Dr Charles O'Brien, a professor and vice chairman of psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania, said: "It's just a bad idea and has all the same downsides of too much caffeine plus a very bad name."

Currently, Cocaine the drink is available only in New York and Los Angeles. More here.

I'm still waiting for an artificial sweetener named Angel Dust.

Lyrics to "Cocaine," one of the worst Eric Clapton songs of all time, which is saying something.

NEXT: Good Night cigarette and color maroon

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  1. There is an absolutely inspired bit in the very beginning of the movie Layer Cake where the protagonist imagines what the world would be like if cocaine were legal, and the camera follows him as he walks through a retail store that sells blow in designer packaging.

    Utterly brilliant imagery.

  2. I like any song that has gratuitous mention of drug use. See the Queens of the Stone Age song “Feel Good Hit of the Summer”.

    I’m sick of people worrying about sending the wrong message to kids. Just because the movie Wall Street, among other things, got me wanting to try cocaine in a big way when I was younger did not turn me into a bad person, or even a drug addict.

    I really think people need to worry more about themselves and theirs and not everyone else.

  3. Ah, here we go: opening scene hosted on YouTube. The cool bit starts a little after a minute in to the video.

  4. Liquid Cocaine:

    1/2 oz Bacardi? 151 rum
    1/2 oz Goldschlager? cinnamon schnapps
    1/2 oz Jagermeister? herbal liqueur

    Down the hatch.

  5. Yo Gillespie, you should have consulted Walker for the lyrics to “Cocaine Blues” which Cash covered in his famous live Folsom LP.

    “…got up next mornin’ and I grabbed that gun,
    I took a shot of cocaine and away I run,
    Made a good run, but I run too slow,
    They overtook me down in Juarez, Mexico”

  6. Speaking of packaging, that can leaves a little somthing to be desired. They should have gone with a mirror can with 4 ragged vertical stripes.

  7. Well, the lyrics are Cale’s, not Clapton’s.

  8. “…late in the hot joints, takin’ the pills,
    in walked a sheriff from Jericho Hill,
    He said “Willy Lee, your name is NOT Jack Brown,
    and you’re the dirty hack that shot your woman down”

  9. “Which is saying something?” Uh, huh. Anyone obscure is great, anyone great sucks–I got you Reasonistas figured out.

    Clapton is not only a demigod, he’s also listened to by the Secretary of State. Along with Led Zeppelin. How cool is that?

  10. he’s also listened to by the Secretary of State. Along with Led Zeppelin. How cool is that?

    Not very. White, electric blues all sounds like a bad beer commercial from the 80’s to me. All neon lights and chicks with high heels.

  11. Although one of the best songs about the stimulant in question is by The Doobie Brothers…something about “…the fine Columbian…”

    🙂

  12. Fine. Me and Condi will rock to our cool music, y’all can listen to some sort of punk rock crap 🙂

    Not that I’m not a blues fan. . .I am.

  13. “Clapton is not only a demigod, he’s also listened to by the Secretary of State.”

    Perhaps, but that doesn’t make up for him having Stevie Ray Vaughn killed in his helicopter.

    Dude, just because the guy plays better than you……

  14. Davebo, I remember when I first heard about Stevie Ray Vaughn getting killed. The rumor at the time was that Clapton and Robert Cray were killed, too (I think they may have been touring together at the time). Egad. It was a bad enough loss without piling on–glad it didn’t turn out that way.

  15. Lowdog,

    That’s Steely Dan, “Hay Nineteen.”

    The Cuervo Gold, the fine Columbian
    Make tonight a wonderful thing.

    Come to think of it, you probably shouldn’t let your kids listen to Steely Dan.

  16. Well, now we know what Jacob Sullum’s new favorite drink is…

  17. Lowdog… I think you mean Steely Dan.. The song is ‘Hey Nineteen’.

    The Cuervo gold
    The fine columbian
    Make tonight a wonderful thing

  18. Only 280mg of caffiene? Dude, pop a couple of No-Doz and you’re way ahead of that.

  19. martin jol is having a party
    bring your vodka drink
    and your charlie

  20. Crap, thanks jasno and joe, I have been on this Michael McDonald kick lately, and I got two of the groups he’s been in mixed up. Sue me. (Actually, don’t…)

    And joe, I don’t have kids, so I guess you can sleep tonight knowing that my drug-addled brain doesn’t have to worry about bringing them up proper. 😉

  21. QUOTE: Kids will be drinking Cocaine and will inevitably link the two.

    So that’s the trick… I want to start producing my own brand of soft drink! It will be called ‘Performing Oral Sex on Juan’ and marketed to women ages 18 to 40. Who is with me?

  22. Speaking of packaging, that can leaves a little somthing to be desired. They should have gone with a mirror can with 4 ragged vertical stripes.

    David,

    Now THAT would be neat, except I think that explicit imagery make certain people crave cocaine. Not that I’d know anyone like that personally.

    Anyway, no one has anything to worry about. Energy drinks will never be cool, let alone as cool as cocaine. They are for losers who are too afraid to try real drugs.

  23. Edit: might make…

  24. The drink is bad marketing. The potential to offend outweighs the value of the publicity.

    Clapton: indeed, he blows.

    Anyone obscure is great, anyone great sucks–I got you Reasonistas figured out.

    Is that so shocking that majority, lowest common denominator crap sucks to people who vote for a third party?

    The Residents rule! Beefheart’s the best!
    Bon Jovi blows! Blink 182 bites!
    blah blah alliteration blah blah i’ve had too much caffeine today blah blah

  25. I guess I have to remind you of the wisdom of the Jefferson Airplane:”Sunshine is better than Snow.”

  26. Think about the outrage if KDrink were to be imported in the US.

  27. Saying that Bon Jovi blows is one thing, blaspheming Clapton’s name is another. Sinner!

    Just for the record concerning Steely Dan (just the group’s name alone provides sufficient reason to keep them from your kids 🙂 ), my girlfriend is half Columbian and is quite fine, if I do say so myself. So there is a possible meaning other than the drug one 🙂 Unlikely, but possible.

  28. The Cuervo gold
    The fine columbian
    Make tonight a wonderful thing

    Wrongo…as any serious Tequila afficianado will tell you, Cuervo is lizard piss. Now, Sauza Hornitos on the other hand…

  29. I have always assumed that the Cuervo Gold reference was tongue in cheek. Knowing Steely Dan’s affinity for irony and the fact that the singer is wooing a naive 19 y.o., it’s meant to be a joke.

    Sauza Hornitos is a fine everyday tequila, but for the weekend, try Sol Dios or Corralejo Triple Distilled A?ejo. If it’s a special occasion, you can still do better than those.

  30. Along comes Mary is a gateway song, then you move on to Luke Jordan: This was a great song from the 60’s much better than Claptons:

    Every time me and my baby go uptown,
    Police come and they knock me down.
    Cocaine run all ’round my brain.

    Yeah, baby, come here quick,
    This old cocaine ’bout to make me sick.
    Cocaine run all ’round my brain.

    Yonder come my baby, dressed in red,
    She’s got a shotgun, says she’s gonna kill me dead.
    Cocaine run all ’round my brain.

    Early one mornin’, half past four,
    Cocaine knockin’ at my door.
    Cocaine run all ’round my brain.

    You take Mary, I’ll take Sue,
    Ain’t no difference ‘twixt the two.
    Cocaine run all ’round my brain.

    Yeah, baby, come here quick,
    This old cocaine ’bout to make me sick.
    Cocaine run all ’round my brain.

    Started down Beall Street and I’m turnin’ up Main,
    Lookin’ for a gal that sells cocaine.
    Cocaine run all ’round my brain.

    Well, I reached into my pocket, grabbed my poke,
    Note in my pocket said, “”No more coke.””
    Cocaine run all ’round my brain.

    Cocaine’s for horses, not for men,
    They tell me it’ll kill me, but they won’t say when.
    Cocaine run all ’round my brain.

    Yeah, baby, come here quick,
    This old cocaine ’bout to make me sick.
    Cocaine run all ’round my brain.

  31. We are now only one new product away from being able to make the lyrics of Snorting Whiskey and Drinking Cocaine a reality.

  32. I agree with the irony interpretation of the song, however, keep in mind that Tequila was not as ubiquitous in the 1970’s. I’m betting you had to be quite the aficianado to be able to score something better than Cuervo Gold back then, or be some kind of James Bond traveler in Mexico playing Baccarat and sipping Anejo.
    And for you Pro Libertate, I’ve seen Steely Dan live and Donald Fagan made it pretty clear what the ‘fine Columbian’ reference meant. Not that I think you really believed your Devil’s Advocate argument or anything.

  33. Agreed that Cocaine is an awful song, but it is surpassed by the awfulness of Wonderful Tonight. Which makes Slowhand a pretty godawful record altogether.

    That, and Leila is the longest song ever recorded, in an experiential sense. I’d rather listen to Inagodadavida twice in a row than Leila even once.

  34. make that ‘layla’

  35. If you want to free-base
    and blow up your face
    cocaine

  36. Eric Clapton is a great mimic and he mimics great black blues artists. Does the fact that someone mimics great musicians greatly make you a great musician. That is the question.

    And let us not forget the great Anal Cunt song about Eric Clapton’s son jumping to his death because his father sucked, “Your Kid Committed Suicide Because You Suck”, with the poetic lyrics:

    ERIC CLAPTON SUCKS, ERIC CLAPTON SUCKS
    ERIC CLAPTON’S GAY, AND HE’S FUCKING GAY
    YOUR FATHER IS THE 4TH WORST SONG WRITER
    AFTER SPRINGSTEEN, SEGER AND PETTY

    YOU WERE SICK OF HIS GAY FUCKING SONGS
    SO YOU JUMPED OUT A REALLY HIGH UP WINDOW
    YOUR FATHER SUCKS SO FUCKING BAD
    YOU KNEW YOU’D GET BEATEN UP AT SCHOOL

    YOU WERE SICK OF HEARING “YOU LOOK WONDERFUL TONIGHT”
    SO YOU JUMPED OUT A REALLY HIGH UP WINDOW
    SOMETIMES I WISH YOU DIDEN’T DIE
    BECAUSE I HATE THE SONG “TEARS IN HEAVEN”
    I WAS GLAD YOU DIED UNTIL I HEARD THAT SONG
    AND KEVIN SHARP IS GAY

  37. Nick, you can make fun if you want, but the fact is that this soda’s name will encourage drug use–drug use that has the potential to lead to really fucked up lives. I know it’s all a big joke to you, but other people, more mature than you, recognize the danger.

  38. yes, soda will encourage drug use because words are magic!

    “Come to think of it, you probably shouldn’t let your kids listen to Steely Dan.”

    considering what the band is named after, you may have a point.

    also, huge points to herrick and his balls for being the first to quote ac.

  39. Even if “Cocaine” sucks, it’s not even the worst song on that album. It’s not even close to being “one of the worst” Clapton songs ever; and anyway, it’s a cover.

    Babe Ruth struck out 1,330 times. Did he suck too? I love the arguments presented in the comments. I guess we should throw out Blind Faith, Cream, Derek & the Dominoes, and much of Clapton’s solo catalog because the music was popular, with enough longetivity to be co-opted by Madison Avenue, or because they had no business playing the black man’s music, or because Layla got too much radio play.

  40. And I said “no no no, I don’t (inhales) no more
    I’m tired of waking up on the floor…”

  41. Herrick et. al. are temporarily awarded my heart for quoting AC lyrics.

    Too bad he (&co.) is gay.

  42. Hey, I LIKE Clapton’s “Cocaine”…

    *dodges beer bottles*

  43. Nick,

    Get the hell off David’s lawn.

  44. I never understood why he wrote a slow, eye-closing, slow-head-nodding soft blues song about cocaine.

    I found Buckcherry’s take much more appropriate in “Lit Up.” Brainless, upbeat, cheap, noisy, grinning celebration of shallow self-indulgence; it’s the perfect meeting of music, lyrics, and subject matter.

    Oh yeah
    You wanna find it
    C’mon yeah

    I’m on a plane
    With cocaine
    And yes I’m all lit up again
    Cough up love
    And touch up
    Your mama said packing lines is sin

    And yes I’m all lit up again
    On the couch, in my bed
    And yes I’m all lit up again
    Flyin’

    I love the cocaine
    I love the cocaine
    Mama can’t you wait yeah!

    I’m on a train
    And right on
    You know the train is staying off the tracks
    I’m in touch love
    From this crutch
    Well you at ten but money I’m on eleven

    And yes I’m all lit up again
    On the couch, in my bed
    And yes I’m all lit up again
    Flyin’

    I love the cocaine
    I love the cocaine
    Mama can’t you wait
    Mama can’t you wait
    I love the cocaine
    I love the cocaine
    Mama can’t you wait
    Oh, can’t you wait long

    Crack the door for the curious girl
    ‘Cause she’s waiting, she’s been waiting
    Chop a line for the fiending man
    ‘Cause he wants one

    You know, you know you got to
    Can you feel it, can you feel it tonight
    Are you high love
    Tell me are you ******* high
    In the moment you are just so right
    You’re right love
    Are you right love

    And yes I’m all lit up again
    On the couch, in my bed
    And yes I’m all lit up again
    Flyin’

    I love the cocaine
    I love the cocaine

  45. Well, if you don’t like Clapton’s version, there’s always Bob Rivers’:

    Spokane

    (Parody of Cocaine by Eric Clapton)

    When you’re drivin’ all day
    Ain’t seen nothing but hay
    Spokane (Spo-caine)
    “What did you say boy?”

    When you’re down on your luck
    And they repo your truck
    Spokane (Spo-caine)

    “Hehehe, You ain’t from around here are you?”
    It’s Spokane
    It’s Spokane
    It’s Spokane, son
    Spokane (Spo-caine)

    “Ga-digg boy! Listen, mister, you’re gonna have to learn a few things if you’re gonna hang around this part of the state!”

    Well the Cougars did hot
    They’ll be drinkin’ a lot
    Spokane (Spo-caine)
    “Well, we do know how to celebrate, don’t we, hehe!”

    There ain’t no place to go
    ‘Cept for Idaho
    Spokane (Spo-caine)

    “Now maybe I didn’t make myself clear
    It’s Spokane
    It’s Spokane
    It’s Spokane
    You obviously ain’t catchin’ on
    Maybe you need a lesson from Smith & Wesson”
    Yeehooo!
    Spokane
    “Now you got it You only half-bad. Why don’t you come over to the place. Ethel and I got some possum on. I got a daughter, that’ll just love you. She’s a big girl, but I think you can handle her. How tall are you?”

  46. I guess we should throw out Blind Faith, Cream, Derek & the Dominoes, and much of Clapton’s solo catalog because the music was popular, with enough longetivity to be co-opted by Madison Avenue, or because they had no business playing the black man’s music, or because Layla got too much radio play.

    No, we should throw it out because he sucked and he tried to drag poor Duane Allman and Steve Winwood with him. Those two make Derek & the Dominos and Blind Faith listenable, but both of them did greater things sans Clapton. Regarding him playing the “black man’s music”: he could have picked a more interesting bluesman to ape rather than B.B. King, i.e., any other bluesman.

  47. Don’t forget “Bales of Cocaine” by The Reverend Horton Heat:

    Well, I was workin’ on my farm ’bout 1982,
    Pullin’ up some corn and a little carrot, too
    When two low-flying aeroplanes, ’bout a hundred feet high
    Dropped a bunch o’ bales o’ somethin’, some hit me in the eye…

    So I cut a bale open, an’ man was I surprised
    Bunch o’ large sized baggies, with big white rocks inside
    So I took a little sample to my crazy brother Joe
    He sniffed it up and kicked his heels, said, “Horton, that’s some blow!”

    Bales of cocaine, fallin’ from low-flyin’ plane
    I don’t know who done dropped ’em, but I thank ’em just the same
    Bales of cocaine, fallin’ like a foriegn rain
    My life changed completely by the low-flyin’ planes

    So I loaded up them bales in my pick-em-up truck,
    Headed west for Dallas, where I would try my luck
    I didn’t have a notion if I could sell ’em there,
    But, thirty minutes later, I was a millionaire…

    Bales of cocaine, fallin’ from low-flyin’ plane
    I don’t know who done dropped ’em, but I thank ’em just the same
    Bales of cocaine, fallin’ like a foriegn rain
    My life changed completely by the low-flyin’ planes

    And now I am a rich man, but I’m still a farmer, too
    But I sold my farm in Texas, bought a farm down in Peru
    And when get so homesick, I think I’m goin’ insane,
    I travel back to Texas in a low-flyin’ plane…

    Bales of cocaine, fallin’ from low-flyin’ plane
    I don’t know who done dropped ’em, but I thank ’em just the same
    Bales of cocaine, fallin’ like a foriegn rain
    My life changed completely by the low-flyin’ planes

  48. If this has become a lyric posting page, then my cocaine song will be “No Thing On Me (Cocaine Song)” by the late, the great, the one and only Curtis Mayfield.

    I’ve met many people over the years
    And in my opinion I have found that
    People are the same everywhere
    They have the same fears
    Shed similar tears
    Die in so many years
    The oppressed seem to have suffered the most
    In every continent – coast to coast
    Now our lives are in the hands of The Pusherman
    We break it all down
    In hopes that you might understand
    Don’t make no profit for The Man

    I’m so glad I’ve got my own
    So glad that I can see
    My life’s a natural high
    The man can’t put no thing on me

    I’m so glad I’ve got my own
    So glad that I can see
    My life’s a natural high
    The man can’t put no thing on me

    There’s somethin’ kinda funny
    How The Man take your money
    He’s shrewd as he can be
    In such a way you’ll never see
    It’s a terrible thing inside
    When your natural high has died
    The weaker turn to dope
    And put all aside their hope

    I’m so glad I’ve got my own
    So glad that I can see
    My life’s a natural high
    The man can’t put no thing on me

    I’m so glad I’ve got my own
    So glad that I can see
    My life’s a natural high
    The man can’t put no thing on me

    Twinkling twinkling grains
    They do all sorts of things
    While your inner mind is pleased
    Your conscience is only teased…

    More and more you feed
    Until you grow another need
    Playing fantasy
    You have no reality

    I’m so glad I’ve got my own
    So glad that I can see
    My life’s a natural high
    The man can’t put no thing on me

    I’m so glad I’ve got my own
    So glad that I can see
    My life’s a natural high
    The man can’t put no thing on me

    Sit down and take a listen
    This may be something that you’re missin’
    I know your mind,
    You want it funky
    But you don’t have to be no junkie

    Just be glad you’ve got your own
    So glad that I can see
    My life’s a natural high
    The Man can’t put no thing on me

    I’m so glad I’ve got my own
    So glad that I can see
    My life’s a natural high
    The man can’t put no thing on me

    Sure is funky
    Sure is funky
    I ain’t no junkie
    I ain’t no junkie

    Sure is funky
    Sure is funky
    I ain’t no junkie
    I ain’t no junkie

    I’m so glad I’ve got my own
    So glad that I can see…

  49. he could have picked a more interesting bluesman to ape rather than B.B. King

    He wasn’t aping that particular King.

  50. Burger King?

  51. Abe Frohman, the sausage king of Chicago?

  52. Ooh, ooh! It has to be Don King. Not counting the hair.

  53. No, no, no, it has to be my great-grandmother, Irene King, God rest her soul.

  54. Rodney King?

  55. All right, one more, then I need a definitive answer: Jesus Christ, the King of kings.

  56. People who can’t appreciate Clapton (note I didn’t say you have to love him), but those who can’t appreciate him at least can have a few accurate conclusions drawn about them:

    a) They can’t play music – very well at least.
    b) They probably haven’t heard most of Clapton’s lesser known works.
    c) They’re deaf, and way too opinionated.
    d) They simply have no taste.

    See, this is my problem with a lot of people who try to claim some sort of intellecutal high ground. If somethings popular they’re almost mandated to hate it, so obviously a guitarist who’s made a lot of money, and fans over 5 decades of creating music must – MUST be talked down about Poo pooed by the intellectual elite. It wouldn’t be properly snobby otherwise. Fact is that Clapton is a hell of a guitarist. A blues artist in the truest sense. I’m guessing that most of the posters here decrying him probably haven’t heard John Mayall and the Blues Breakers With Eric Clapton. I’m also going to guess they haven’t sat through ‘From the Cradle’, or sat down and truely appreciated the musical genius of the ‘Yardbirds’ early blues work, nor ever bothered to pick up the recent Clapton tribute albums to Robert Johnson. The DVD in particular is spectacular. Of course, you know what they say about horses and water and drinking.

  57. I for one see absolutely no irony in the fact that

    “a) They can’t play music – very well at least.
    b) They probably haven’t heard most of Clapton’s lesser known works.
    c) They’re deaf, and way too opinionated.
    d) They simply have no taste.”

    was followed immediately by

    “See, this is my problem with a lot of people who try to claim some sort of intellecutal high ground.”

  58. The Walrus,

    I’m working on my second beer, and I’m a lightweight, so excuse me if I get a little pissy.
    What the hell do you know? Being technically apt does not equal being a talented musician!
    Blues artist in the truest sense?! Nuts to you! No feeling, no soul, he’s the one who sold his soul to the devil, not Robert Johnson. The Yardbirds, yeah, great band, but he wasn’t their greatest guitar player. Come to Chicago sometime. We’ll let you hear some real blues while you’re here.

  59. No feeling, no soul, he’s the one who sold his soul to the devil, not Robert Johnson.

    To be fair, highnumber, selling your soul to the devil implies that you are bestowed some talent in return. It would be more accurate to assume he is on the side of heaven, since we all know religious music is generally teh suck. ^_^

  60. I’ve heard real blues. And evidently your beer drinking has harmed your reading comprehension since I never said that true blues musicans have to be technically apt. No feeling? No soul? Sorry man, you couldn’t be more wrong about that. Clapton has soul and feeling in spades. BB King certainly thought so. Howlin’ Wolf thought highly enough of Clapton record with him. But I suppse they didn’t have soul or feeling either.

  61. How dare you invoke the name of Howlin’ Wolf, peace be upon him. The Wolf did a lot of things for the money. For these deeds, I do not fault him. B.B. King is the blandest, safe enough for your parents blues artist ever. His word means nothing!
    And, while perhaps you once heard the blues, I believe you have never felt the blues.

    Smacky,
    You make a very good point.

  62. highnumber,

    How about Blues Hammer? They’re authentic blues.

  63. I am not familiar with this “Blues Hammer.” Are there mp3s I may sample?

  64. I don’t have any Blues Hammer MP3s, but they do make a brief appearence in the movie “Ghost World”.

  65. What about “Codine” by Buffy Sainte-Marie as covered by Donovan?

    An’ my belly is craving, I got shakin’ in my head
    I feel like I’m dyin’ an’ I wish I were dead
    If I lived till tomorrow it’s gonna be a long time
    For I’ll reel and I’ll fall and rise on codine
    An’ it’s real, an’ it’s real, one more time
    When I was a young man I learned not to care
    Wild whiskey, confronted I often did swear
    My mother and father said whiskey is a curse
    But the fate of their baby is many times worse
    An’ it’s real, an’ it’s real, one more time
    You’ll forget your woman, you’ll forget about man
    Try it just once, an’ you’ll try it again
    It’s sometimes you wonder and it’s sometimes you think
    That I’m a-living my life with abandon to drink
    An’ it’s real, an’ it’s real, one more time
    Stay away from the cities, stay away from the towns
    Stay away from the men pushin’ the codine around
    Stay away from the stores where the remedy is found
    I will live a few days as a slave to codine
    An’ it’s real, an’ it’s real, one more time
    An’ my belly is craving, I’ve got a shakin’ in my head
    An’ I’ve started heating whether my body said
    Steady yourself with the grains of cocaine
    An’ you’ll end up dead or you’ll end up insane
    An’ it’s real, an’ it’s real, one more time
    An’ my belly is craving, I got shaking in my head
    I feel like I’m dyin’ an’ I wish I were dead
    If I lived till tomorrow it’s gonna be a long time
    For I’ll reel and I’ll fall and rise on codine
    An’ it’s real, an’ it’s real, one more time
    An’ it’s real, an’ it’s real, one more time

  66. If you wanna cook fast, you gotta use the gas: Propane
    If your burgers are cold, quit using charcoal: Propane
    It will light
    It will light
    It will light
    Propane

  67. Ghost World – good movie, however, I don’t remember any Blues Hammer in it.

  68. Google tells me that Blues Hammer is Swedish, so if the Hives and the Soundtrack of Our Lives are any indication, Swedish musicians get American music as well as anyone and give it better than most. They can go on my list (the good list, the ones I plan to check out, not the Ones Who Must Be Eliminated).

  69. highnumber,

    Any *real* blues fan would know Blues Hammer. Watch the movie again, and pay attention this time. 🙂

  70. Those two make Derek & the Dominos and Blind Faith listenable, but both of them did greater things sans Clapton.

    Argh…maybe, but I think we can all agree that Winwood’s “Higher Love” is TEH suck…period.

    I like “Valerie”…but only because of the Eric Prydz remix “Call on Me”.

    I know, I know, my music tastes are like eating at McDonald’s…so what?

  71. I’m thinking about marketing a protein shake called ‘Pussy.’

  72. Dissing Clapton is going too far. Anyone who doesn’t think he plays with soul should listen to Derick and the Dominoes Live. “Why does love got to be so sad” and “roll it over” show the man can really play, while properly medicated, of course. I don’t think the recent sober stuff, Cream included, has the same passion.

  73. Make that Derrick and the Dominoes In Concert.

  74. James Ard – which also shows Derek and the Dominoes as being great without the help of Duane Allman.

  75. Isn’t “Cocaine” a J.J. Cale song?

  76. I’m going to create a competing soft drink that’s less highbrow. I’m calling it “Coke”.

  77. Ann Randian:

    “Argh…maybe, but I think we can all agree that Winwood’s “Higher Love” is TEH suck…period.”

    I was just thinking the same thing. Valerie is somewhat tolerable. But I would’ve been ok if he had stopped with Arc of a Diver.

    As for Clapton, I ain’t claimin’ no intellectual high ground. I’m just pointing out I can’t tolerate listening to his solo hits.

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