Friday Random 10: Put a Cork In It Edition

Pax Arcana

Back when I was studying for a knighthood in the Ordre Universel des Chevaliers du Cep, there were only two acceptable methods for corking wine bottles. One was the familiar Quercus suber, or cork tree tissue.

corkThe other required a certain feat of physiological gymnastics that I would rather not discuss in public.

Anyway, at least one high-end Champagne producer has plans to replace traditional cork with one made of aluminum. The producer, Duval-Leroy, says the new cork will protect the bubbly better than natural cork without the gauche ramifications of using a screw cap:

But the new cork will, it is promised, still produce the familiar “pop” and spray beloved of generations of racing drivers on the winner’s podium.

I’m just glad we didn’t use this type of cork back in my racing days, because I’m pretty sure someone would have lost an eye that one time.

The songs:

Gimme Some Salt — Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Wildcat — Ratatat
Narcolepsy — Ben Folds Five
The Big Country — Talking Heads
Atlas — Battles
Frightening Lives — Broken Social Scene Presents Kevin Drew
You Don’t Miss Your Water — Otis Redding
Deeper Into Movies — Yo La Tengo
Sugar on my Tongue — Talking Heads
Wham City — Dan Deacon

Bonus video:

Comfort Eagle and Stickshifts and Safety Belts — Cake (Live)

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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7 responses to “Friday Random 10: Put a Cork In It Edition

  1. Forgot to mention to look for me on Femi Kuti’s ACL episode aired last weekend, I get some serious airtime as Femi was directly in front of me.

    The Prosecution in the Case against Twitter/Facebook provides the following empirical evidence of their true douchebaggery:

    http://adage.com/mediaworks/article?article_id=136049

    Aston Kucher = 1 million tweets = Idiocracy

    Of course, the newest tell-tale sign you’ve run into a complete Fucktard, the Kenny Powers Jersey (particularly if its homemade)!
    http://deadspin.com/5212938/you-know-when-the-homemade-kenny-powers-jersey-looks-cool-when-youre-getting-arrested

    1. Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit – Cigarettes And Wine
    2. Rage Against the Machine – Year of the Boomerang
    3. Dawayne Bailey – Daily News Blues
    4. Tom Waits – Its Allright With Me
    5. Rosinha de valenca – Samba da minha terra
    6. The Kinks – When I Turn Off The Living Room Lights
    7. Bon Iver – For Emma (Myspace Transmissions – “Go Find Another Lover…”)
    8. Conor Oberst – Spoiled
    9. Boston Spaceships – Canned Food Demons (this song sucks wtf)
    10. Bark Hide and Horn – Perfect World

    Off to see Mark Olson/Gary Louris & Pinetop Perkins tomorrow, DR Dog next week and maybe Delta Spirit free tomorrow afternoon if the weather isnt too drastic.

  2. Perry Ellis

    Nowhere Man, The Beatles
    Day Tripper, The Beatles
    New Monkey, Elliott Smith
    No Myth, Michael Penn
    The Postcard, Boris Grebenshikov
    Skeleton Key, Buffalo Tom
    The Best Thing, Ivy
    I Never Picked Cotton, Johnny Cash
    SnoCat, Kristin Hersh
    Canary In A Coalmine, The Police

  3. Spackler — Sorry WordPress shut you out for some reason. Don’t know what happened there.

    About Ashton Kutcher — I follow a very simple rule that I don’t follow anyone I don’t want to hear from. That includes him, John McCain, Oprah, and the others in the current Twitter news cycle.

    But you’ve got to know if there were an @CarlSpackler, I’d be on that with a quickness.

    Seriously, stop being a bitch and come play with us.

  4. DUDE!

    1. Run of the Mill, George Harrison
    2. Brooklyn (Owes the Charmer Under Me), Steely Dan
    3. Suck My Kiss, Red Hot Chili Peppers
    4. Riverside (Live), Neville Brothers
    5. Ants Marching, Dave Matthews Band
    6. I’m On My Way To Canaan Land, Ytre Suloens Jass Ensemble and Tricia Boutte
    7. The World Is Mad (What Makes One Person Happy) (Live), Levon Helm and Rick Danko
    8. Oh Very Young, Cat Stevens
    9. Immigrant Song, Led Zeppelin
    10. Agent 00 Funk, Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentlemen

  5. there probably is @Spackler….

    I like my google reader and my anonymity.

    I put 2 links in my comment, so Im spam accding to Wpress.

    Comments are all messed up @ PIAB, if y’all know how to fix them let one of us know.

  6. Come on, man… Linking to a Virginia Heffernan article about technology?

    Don’t you remember this?

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