Saturday, January 17, 2009

Nectar From The Most Beautiful Bottle In The World

Fig. 1. Lemercier & Duval Absinthe Label

'I remember in rehab someone saying that nine months was a turning point. It's like the seven-year itch. I think this must be because we have nine months programmed into us from our time in the womb. After nine months we are ready to make a dramatic change. Be born, or go get drunk.'

Augusten Burroughs (from Dry)*

* Click here for a downloadable PDF copy of the chapter entitled 'Alcoholism For Beginners' from Augusten Burroughs' Dry.

Your Ears Will Orgasm #27: Born Drunk (MixPod Player)

1. I Monster - French Mods Can't Drink
2. Nouvelle Vague - Too Drunk Too Fuck
3. Amy Winehouse - Rehab (Hot Chip Remix)
4. Drive-By Truckers - Daddy Needs A Drink
5. Drag The River - Booze 'n' Pills
6. Carlos & The Bandidos - Jockey Full Of Bourbon


Ray Milland ("Don Birnam") in The Lost Weekend, 1945 - d. Billy Wilder

Obituary: Wyeth's Last Winter

Fig. 2. Andrew Wyeth - Winter, 1946