A couple months ago, Jeff mentioned to me that he was thinking of putting together the Ultimate Drinking Mixtape in time for St. Patrickâ€™s Day. I got so excited that I persuaded him to immediately open the floor to suggestions from the Popdose writers. And the song requests flowed in.
As the resident souse of the Popdose staff, I felt it was my responsibility to filter through the ideas that emerged and weave them together into something slightly more coherent than the drunken rantings Iâ€™d occasionally find typed out on my computer during the extensive beta-testing process. Later, during gamma-testing, the songs started to find their ways into groups. Finally, when I reached the delta-testing phase, things had been organized into chapters that celebrate the many different aspects of that delightful elixir that can lift or lower our spirits, make us in turn beautiful or ugly, and loosen or tangle our tongues with equal abandon.
Here’s the full tape – 116 minutes of pure malt goodness, with some wonderful words of wisdom sprinkled in.Â Just add liquor.
A playlist follows the jump, but I feel I must warn you – it goes down a lot smoother if you drink straight from the bottle.
Chapter 1: Weâ€™ll open with a bit of sage wisdomâ€¦
Chapter 2â€¦and then move on to why your life is so miserable.
Chapter 3: Perhaps a visit to your local pub will cheer you up.
Chapter 4: Drink some whiskey firstâ€¦
Chapter 5â€¦and then some bourbonâ€¦
Chapter 6â€¦and finally settle in with some beer.
Chapter 7: Suddenly, you feel good enough to set up the houseâ€¦
Chapter 8â€¦and then just as suddenly feel unappreciated, and instigate some fisticuffsâ€¦
Chapter 9: Perhaps exercise a bit of bad judgmentâ€¦
Chapter 10 …but then realize your true purpose in lifeâ€¦
Chapter 11…and sing it out for the world to hear.
Ltâ€™s Frank Sladeâ€™s Recommendation
Chapter 12: And finally, bring your evening to a close with a prostate prostrate appeal to divinity.
Il Duceâ€™s Prayer