Monday, October 11, 2010

Another Yerba Mate Fueled All-Nighter

'Tis the season- work alternates between hectic event logistics gigs and all-night endurance tours. I have a two-liter bottle of yerba mate (in a concession to convenience, I brewed it in a coffee-maker, rather than using the traditional bombilla and gourd method of consumption. It's a quiet night, and I've been indulging in a little nostalgia.





The video quality isn't perfect, but the song has a great line which resonates with a d00d who's working an all-nighter- You spoiled my day for the rest of the night. Indeed, work, you spoiled what could have been a great night of binge drinking...

I really didn't know anything about The Bluebells, but have learned that, like a surprising number of bands that made up the 80's U.K. pop invasion, they hailed from Scotland.

For me, the quintessential Scottish band will always be these guys- with the late, great Stuart Adamson having one of popular music's most distinctive voices:





The headband is a bit much, though.

5 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Agreed on the head band.
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Von said...

Love the song though!

nedbeaumontjr said...

You could use smaller amounts of yerba mate if you took it nasally through the neti pot rather than orally.

Just saying...

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

In expectation of Cali legalizing marijuana, I am busy developing a pot neti pot.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Hmm... a neti pot filled with pure grain alcohol... intriguing...