Thursday, November 23, 2006
sweet amphetamine

We've got winners in the Leeroy Stagger contest. Congratulations go out to Matthew Kirk, who wins the big prize and Patrick Francis and Gareth Mercer, who each get a copy of Depression River.

If you recall, I asked people to send in their favourite cocktail recipe... Matt send in the "Blue Devil," which he drank in honour of the US midterm elections:
1/2 oz. gin
1/2 oz. rum
1/2 oz. tequila
1/2 oz. vodka
1/2 oz. Grand Marnier
1/2 oz. Blue Curacao
3 oz. pineapple juice
Pat sent in the "Cap'n OuBalls" in honour of Halloween:
Add 2 parts Ouzo (tastes like licorice which tastes like Halloween), 2 parts Captain Morgan Spiced Rum (pirates were so in this Halloween) and 1 part McGillicuddy's Fireball Whiskey (what's Halloween without the firecrackers?) plus two appropriately coloured smarties at the bottom of the shot and you have yourself a Cap'n OuBall.
And Gareth sent in the classic, Irish Carbomb (a shot of Irish whiskey dropped in a pint of Guiness).

If I had entered, I would've sent in the "underage Quinn," which involved pouring a liberal amount of whatever hard alcohol you could find in a plastic bottle with some sort of fruit juice. These days I prefer a scotch on rocks, for the record.

Thanks to Boompa for providing the prizes and to everyone who entered, and a reminder that there's about 24 hours to try to snag Transmission Fest tickets and 36 hours to win the new Rapture cd.

Deerhoof play Richard's on February 2nd.

Also on February 2nd, Geoff Berner is at the ANZA Club to celebrate the release of his forthcoming long-player, The Wedding Dance of the Widow Bride.

The Weakerthans' John K. Samson guest posts over at Said the Gramophone.

now playing: Pavement - Best Friend's Arm

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