Thursday, June 7, 2007

Miranda July, The Blow, Alcoholic Powder For Little Kids...

So this morning I stumbled upon an interview in the new issue of Believer Magazine (which is a killer mag, BTW, if you haven't checked it out, do, it's like Cabinent Mag without the Boougy themes met McSweeny's and had some fucked up alien-hybrid-baby) with Khaela Maricich, of The Blow, being interviewed by Miranda July (You dudes are so hip that she gets no summing-up explanation from me whatsoever).

The Blow is a duo out of Portland that I stumbled upon last Summer. And they just happened to have ended up quickly rising to the top of my iTunes top played list (alongside Sir Mix Alot, The Postal Service, Girltalk and Christina Aguilera; but THAT is another story entirely...). I could leave it at that, but if you want to hear their music check the myspace.

So the interview is on the web ('cause I know you cheapskates arent rushing out to buy the damn magazine, though, you should... it's total rage...), you can peep that little gem, HERE.

Oh and here's an article my brain needs more time to digest on some college kids making flavored alcohol powder for minors (Just Add Water!!!).


AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch students have developed powdered alcohol which they say can be sold legally to minors.

The latest innovation in inebriation, called Booz2Go, is available in 20-gramme packets that cost 1-1.5 euros ($1.35-$2).

Top it up with water and you have a bubbly, lime-colored and -flavored drink with just 3 percent alcohol content.

"We are aiming for the youth market. They are really more into it because you can compare it with Bacardi-mixed drinks," 20-year-old Harm van Elderen told Reuters.

Van Elderen and four classmates at Helicon Vocational Institute, about an hour's drive from Amsterdam, came up with the idea as part of their final-year project.

"Because the alcohol is not in liquid form, we can sell it to people below 16," said project member Martyn van Nierop.

The legal age for drinking alcohol and smoking is 16 in the Netherlands.

In Germany, alcopops -- sweet drinks containing alcohol and in powder form -- caused quite a stir when launched on to the market. Alcohol powder, classified as a flavoring, was sold in the United States three years ago.

The students said companies interested in making the product commercially could avoid taxes because the alcohol was in powder form. A number of companies are interested, they said.

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