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Tuesday, November 22, 2005

7 Drinks of Mankind

Chris at Locust St. speaks at the Grand opening of '7 Drinks of Mankind': "As we enter the holiday season, our thoughts turn to drinking.
The inspiration for this series of posts comes from the book A History of the World in Six Glasses, by Tom Standage, in which the theory is ventured that human history, for the most part, can be summed up in the history of six types of beverages, with a seventh as an epilogue.
Our musical take on these seven drinks will be a group (and multi-national) effort--I'm drawing from some worthy constituents for extra songs and stories, and I think they've made this effort ten times greater than it would have been as a solitary one. In particular I want to thank the Rev. Frost of Spread the Good Word and Brian at Big Rock Candy Mountain, both of whom contributed massive numbers of songs to this project.
The first drink to explore is the happy product of John Barleycorn's marriage-- a garrulous, ancient individual with plenty of stories to share: beer. ..."

A brilliant mp3 grog: 7 Drinks of Mankind: Beer. Skål!