Friday Random 10: Keep Crappy Beer American Edition

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A few months ago we discussed briefly the merger of Coors and Miller — and the absurd marketing gimmicks that are sure to follow such consolidation.

The good news, for lovers of beer-flavored water, is that Anheuser-Busch is fighting the good fight against a hostile takeover bid from Belgian beer behemoth InBev. This article in the Chicago Tribune sums it all up pretty neatly. The people of St. Louis, it seems, are prepared to go to war with Belgium if this thing happens:

“People do get lumps in their throats and tears in their eyes when the Clydesdales go by,” said Robert Archibald, president and CEO of the Missouri History Museum. “People think of the brewery and St. Louis in the same sentence. I don’t think there’s anything like this relationship anywhere.”

We think Budweiser is pretty crappy beer, having been diluted down to a pale imitator of the better German pilsners. But I’m pretty happy the company is putting up a fight on this. That is all. No snark.

The songs:

Lovely Rita — The Beatles
Tonight I have to Leave it — Shout Out Louds
I Can Change — John Legend
Make War — Bright Eyes
Lost in the Woods — Pete and the Pirates
Mama’s Trippin — Ben Harper
EMI — Sex Pistols
Our Life is Not a Movie Or Maybe — Okkervil River
Give up the Funk — Parliament
Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours — Stevie Wonder

Bonus Video:

Desired Constellation (Bjork cover) — Paolo Angeli

The Rules: The Friday Random 10 is exactly that — random. We open up our iTunes, set the thing on shuffle, and listen to 10 songs. We are not permitted to skip any out of embarrassment or fear of redundancy. Commenters are encouraged to post their own.

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3 responses to “Friday Random 10: Keep Crappy Beer American Edition

  1. Birch

    surfing the net when I shouldn’t be…

    Tortoise – in a thimble
    Brocken Social Scene – kc accidental
    Zooey – memory
    Black Sabbath – black sabbath
    Charles Mingus – better git it in your soul
    Xiu Xiu – clowne town
    The Shins – when you notice the stripes
    Vince Guaraldi – O tannenbaum
    The Rapture – whoo! alright-yeah…uh huh
    Pearl Jam – sometimes

    Gehen Deutschland!

  2. 1. Donovan – Little Tin Soldier (or PBR Tall Boy)
    2. Robert Plant & Allison Krauss – Fortune Teller
    3. Swan Silvertones – Carry Me Home
    4. Paul Simon – Love
    5. Betteye Swann – Traces
    6. Joni Mitchell – Cold Blue Steel And Sweet Fire
    7. Sebastien Tellier – La Ritournelle
    8. Fats Domino – The Fat Man
    9. John Hiatt – Cry Love
    10. Curtis Mayfield – Give It Up

    Just gotta say this shuffle had SOUL. So much gospel, even the tellier song felt spiritual.

    Been really busy with a new boss at the job, but I will send a review of a Theivery Corp. ACL Taping I went to wednesday, if I get a moment free.

    Beastly 5k shirt.

  3. Birch

    ooh! Please do share your Thievery Corp experience.
    I always thought that if I could throw the party of my dreams, I’d pay Thievery Corp anything to be there.

    If I ever find myself planning a wedding, I’m contacting their agent.

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