Mon Jul 7
Something though, which I don’t like, is that in Belgium and Germany, the native countries of beer, beer has become like milk or water to us. If I go to the store to pick up milk, I’m not scanning the different kinds and giving it much attention. In these countries, something similar has happened. There is variety, but only within a set number of styles, and there is less interest in the diversity of beer. When you walk into a bar in Germany, you don’t ask “What kind of beers you have?”, you simply say, “I’ll have the Pilsner”. They don’t wanna know which Pils it is. They don’t ask where the weizen came from, which brewery. Things are very traditional and lots of people still don’t want to think about different styles. In France it’s even worse. But there is a small revolution, I think De Ranke and De La Senne started it, and sours are becoming more popular. Did you know lambic breweries are alive because they export the majority of their own beer? They don’t sell their beer in their own country. Cantillon sells about 25-30% of their beer to Belgian people, exports over 50%, and the rest is sold at the brewery to mostly foreign visitors. It’s crazy. Trou Du Diable: A Collaboration, An Interview
Wed Jul 2
Belgium finished the match with 39 shots, the fourth-highest since 1966. These were hockey numbers. The United States Had To Lose; They Didn’t Have To Lose Valiantly
My radio guys said, “We can’t get it played on the radio.” I said, “It’s ‘Satisfaction.’” They said, “Radio doesn’t think so. They think it’s a bunch of black guys cursing who want to kill everybody.” I said, “OK, make a commercial – nothing in front or back of it, just a minute of the song. Don’t say who it is, and buy it on 50 stations, drive time. I want the program directors to hear it in their cars.” What I didn’t know would happen was kids heard it and started calling for it. That’s how that got on the radio. Jimmy Iovine: The Man With the Magic Ears | Music News | Rolling Stone
Fri Jun 13
Sat Jun 7
Don’t be surprised to see Twitter become more YouTube-like, turning its home page into a real-time news platform accessible to anyone, whether they’re logged in or not. That would expand its potential user base to include, for the first time, the majority of Americans who have no interest in either tweeting or curating their own Twitter timelines. If and when that happens, I doubt we’ll be hearing much about Twitter’s growth problem—let alone its demise. Twitter is not dying. It’s on the cusp of getting much bigger.