Posts from 23rd February 2007

Feb 07

Poptimism – Lesson Thirty – Extra time

Poptimism Podcast4 comments • 640 views

Catch You – Sophie Ellis-Bextor

Tango – Lady Sovereign

Give It To Me (Dirty) – Timbaland Feat. Nelly Furtado & Justin Timberlake

Discotheque – Young Love

Redneck Woman – Gretchen Wilson (D-Bop Radio Edit)

Never Marry a Railroad Man – Shocking Blue

Free Your Soul – Supercar

Don’t Let Stars Get Us Tangled Up – Cortney Tidwell (Ewan Pearson remix)

Konichiwa Bitches – Robyn (Trentemoller Remix)

Peter Gunn Mambo – Jack Costanzo And His Orchestra

Yeah Yeah Yeah What’s Going On – Flying White Dots bootleg


Guinness Red: The Tasting

FT + Pumpkin Publog4 comments • 1,509 views

Guinness Red has finally arrived!! Despite claims on the website it wasn’t available in Great Queen Street O’Neills*, but we managed to trek the 400 yards round the corner to the Shaftesbury Avenue one where we saw the exciting new pump nestled between the Normal and Cold pumps. Here is my verdict:

Get your hands on as much Guinness Red ephemera (beer mats, glasses, bar towels, whatever) as you can over the next month or so, because this brand will NOT make it to mass market. It is inspid, flavourless, pointless and it’s not even red. I intend to hoover up as many beer mats as I can and make a killing on e-bay…

Imagine a pint a guinness, mmm guinness, everyone likes a restorative pint every now and again, it is the ale drinker’s friend when in a wasteland of lager and john smiths smoothflow. Steady, reliable, guinness.

Now take that pint of guinness, remove the taste and body and make it slightly more see-through and you have guinness red, except it’s not even that good. It’s just a creamy head (my least favourite part of said pint anyway) on top of some darkish, very vaguely beery liquid. I can’t see why a guinness drinker would want it, or why anyone who wasn’t a guinness drinker would want it, it seems to be without a market.

Sorry Simon (why doesn’t Simon have a biog on the about us page anyway? Poor Simon)

*conversation in GQS O’N
Me: have you got Guinness Red on?
Barstaff: Sorry no, you know, you’re the third person to ask about that today