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What should you drink? Take your cues from the tunes. That's the premise behind Drinkify, a scrappy little webapp that recommends drinks based on what you're listening to. Their motto? "Never listen to music alone again."

Drinkify was created in 24 hours as a collaborative project at Music Hack Day Boston 2011 (previously mentioned here), an event I am mostly ignorant of being neither a musician nor a hacker, but it sounds fascinating.
posted by Diagonalize (112 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

 
MODEST MOUSE:

1 PBR

VAMPIRE WEEKEND:

1 PBR

ARCADE FIRE:

1 PBR
posted by 2bucksplus at 2:25 PM on November 7, 2011 [7 favorites]


My experience was similar: I asked for the Clash, the Police, and the Cure (don't judge!) - and the answer each time was "Cocaine." Hahahaha?
posted by zomg at 2:26 PM on November 7, 2011


They Might Be Giants brings up a cold Miller High Life, which is a song reference. So, I approve of this.
posted by JHarris at 2:28 PM on November 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


"THE SARAH SLEAN”

8 oz. Cognac
8 oz. Coco López

"THE GLENN GOULD"

1 bottle of red wine.


I approve of this app. Also I want to host this party.
posted by Space Coyote at 2:29 PM on November 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


I never listen to music alone. I have my friends Johnny, Jack, and José nearby. When I'm feeling less extreme, Sam is also close at hand.
posted by hippybear at 2:29 PM on November 7, 2011


A bit of background from the Music Hack Day wiki on how it was done. The coder, Matthew Ogle, worked at Last.fm and now works for Echo Nest, thus the use of both for this thing.
posted by filthy light thief at 2:30 PM on November 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


THE NATIONAL:

1 PBR

AMON TOBIN:

“The Amon Tobin”

8 oz. Vodka
8 oz. Lemon juice
12 oz. Kaoliang

moral of the story. want to look hipster cool? grow a neckbeard and listen to indie rock. want to get really F'ed up? Listen to electronica. Note that "The Amon Tobin" is a 28oz cocktail
posted by mcstayinskool at 2:30 PM on November 7, 2011 [4 favorites]


GWAR is 8oz of Beefeater. I'm going to interpret this as a Meat Sandwich reference.
posted by cmoj at 2:31 PM on November 7, 2011


“The Ass Ponys”
10 oz. Southern Comfort
10 oz. Red Bull
Combine in highball glass and serve. Stir vigorously.

The Devo”
10 oz. Vodka
Serve neat. Stir vigorously. Garnish with sprig of mint.

“The Servotron”
1 oz. Vodka
1 oz. Rose's lime juice
Combine in highball glass and serve. Stir vigorously.

“The mc chris”
1 oz. Rum
Serve neat. Stir quickly. Garnish with cocktail onions.

“The Material Issue”
6 oz. Sloe gin
Serve neat.

I think I better turn shuffle off.
posted by Bernt Pancreas at 2:31 PM on November 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


“The Korallreven”

8 oz. Ecstasy

Serve neat. Stir vigorously.
posted by naju at 2:32 PM on November 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


“The Art of Noise”

8 oz. Vodka
8 oz. Cough syrup

Combine in highball glass and serve.


Works for me!
posted by mykescipark at 2:33 PM on November 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


Tom Waits
1 Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, serve cold


Even if served in a human skull, this is incorrect.
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 2:35 PM on November 7, 2011 [13 favorites]


“THE SLAYER”

8 oz. Blood
8 oz. Wheatgrass juice

Where the hell am I going to get wheatgrass juice?
posted by ignignokt at 2:35 PM on November 7, 2011 [10 favorites]


“The Dresden Dolls”
10 oz. White whine
10 oz. Elderflower cordial
12 oz. Fassionola

Combine in highball glass and serve. Garnish with sugar.
Typo or insight?
posted by kmz at 2:37 PM on November 7, 2011 [4 favorites]


Spot on:

“The Joanna Newsom”

1 bottle Organic red wine

Serve at room temperature.
posted by naju at 2:39 PM on November 7, 2011 [3 favorites]


The great irony of this as my first post to the Blue is that I don't drink.
posted by Diagonalize at 2:39 PM on November 7, 2011 [4 favorites]


"The Indigo Girls"

1 bottle of Organic red wine
serve at room temperature

"The U2"

10oz vodka
serve neat, stir vigorously, garnish with nutmeg

"The Pearl Jam"

1 PBR
serve cold

"The Nine Inch Nails"

1 bottle Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey
serve neat

"The Carbon Leaf"

6 oz Sipsmith Gin
serve neat

"The Steve Reich"

1 Altbier
serve cold (which is WRONG -- should be "serve cellar temperature"), garnish with olive

"The ABBA"

6 oz Red Bull
serve cold

"The Amy Grant"

12 oz rum
serve on the rocks
LOL
posted by hippybear at 2:39 PM on November 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


COCTEAU TWINS
* 4 oz. Pernod
* 4 oz. Wheatgrass juice
* 10 oz. Elderflower cordial

I am not surprised I cannot understand a single bit of this recipe.
posted by not_on_display at 2:40 PM on November 7, 2011 [3 favorites]


Johnny Cash

4 oz whiskey
4 oz of honey

I thought for sure there would be one part blood. That whole Reno thing.

Also the Grateful Dead was all about a lot of gin. What about the electric kool-aid?
posted by JohnnyGunn at 2:40 PM on November 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


yay matt and han and lindsay! this was great but my favorite hack was paul's bohemian rhapsicord -- you have to have chrome to use it but it's really awesome. my contribution did not go so well but we'll finish it up soon!
posted by brianwhitman at 2:41 PM on November 7, 2011


“THE ROBERT RANDOLPH & THE FAMILY BAND”

1 oz. Canadian Club Whiskey
1 oz. Rose's lime juice
2 oz. Worcestershire sauce

Spot on!
posted by JohnnyGunn at 2:42 PM on November 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


Yeah, I've had the Tom Waits before, and it's more like,

"THE TOM WAITS"

After it rains, collect the moisture from the side of a paint factory with a sea sponge you bought at a talisman market on the third floor of a parking lot in Togo. Furiously run, or dawdle languorously, back to your lousy (in both senses) apartment. Squeeze the spongee into a tumbler that was used for gelatin desserts from the 50s. Top with the last lees of the moonshine that almost killed you last night. Put the drink on the windowsill. Don't drink it yet. Just look at it; think of Dolores. Remember that Spanish skin cream she used to like. Christ did it smell awful. Remember her skin. That night on the beach. Kick over the garbage can. Go down to Al's for a cup of coffee.
posted by liminalrampaste at 2:44 PM on November 7, 2011 [28 favorites]


The Immortal Technique

1 bottle tequila reposado
1 bottle egg
8 oz. tequila reposado


I think I broke it.
posted by Panjandrum at 2:44 PM on November 7, 2011 [3 favorites]


“The Crucial Youth”

* 12 oz. Raspberry Vodka
* 12 oz. Egg whites


HEH HEH HEH
posted by not_on_display at 2:44 PM on November 7, 2011


Very disappointed that it didn't mention St. Ives when I put in Ice Cube.
posted by ignignokt at 2:47 PM on November 7, 2011


“The Frank Herbert”
1 oz. Beefeater Gin
1 oz. Rose's lime juice
8 oz. Pineapple juice

Combine in highball glass and serve. Stir slowly. Garnish with olive.


“The Achtung Baby”
1 bottle Buckfast

Serve at room temperature.


“The Facebook”
10 oz. Kaoliang

Serve neat.


“The Douglas Adams”
1 bottle Organic red wine

Serve at room temperature.


“The William Shakespeare”
1 bottle Red wine

Serve at room temperature.
posted by kmz at 2:47 PM on November 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


I just want to say that Music Hack Day is awesome and you should all go next time. There were only two of us MeFites there!
posted by escabeche at 2:48 PM on November 7, 2011


“THE MINOR THREAT”

8 oz. Woodford Reserve Bourbon
8 oz. Tomato juice
12 oz. Monster Energy Drink
Combine in highball glass and serve. Stir vigorously.
posted by ignignokt at 2:48 PM on November 7, 2011


"The Pink Floyd"

1 bottle Box wine
serve at room temperature

Seems like the engine doesn't quite grasp the concept of box wine.
posted by hippybear at 2:50 PM on November 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


I tried a bunch of classical composers and each time it recommended red wine. Really, now. Mozart should be something fruity, and the only proper beverage for listening to Schoenberg is gasoline.
posted by Wemmick at 2:53 PM on November 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


I just want to say that Music Hack Day is awesome and you should all go next time. There were only two of us MeFites there!

I was there too :(
posted by brianwhitman at 2:53 PM on November 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


“THE MILES DAVIS”

1 oz. Heroin
Serve neat. Stir slowly. Garnish with salt.
posted by shecky57 at 2:55 PM on November 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


Hey guys! I worked on this hack, nice to see it on the blue.

Some of my faves include "The Bob Dylan", "The Jimmy Buffet", and The Ratatat. I'd avoid "The Death", though.

We didn't hard-code any single artist in the app, but as you've all guessed it does a lot with genre/tag info. We also pulled in a few other attributes; the stirring speed, for example, is based on the average tempo of the artist's most-played tracks.
posted by flaneur at 2:56 PM on November 7, 2011 [8 favorites]


"The Snoop Dogg"

10oz Gin
10oz Wheatgrass Juice
12oz Lemon Juice

Well, that's a new take on a classic beverage.
posted by Panjandrum at 3:02 PM on November 7, 2011 [2 favorites]


“THE FUGAZI”

1 oz. Havana Club Dark Rum
1 oz. Grapefruit juice

How delightfully absurd!
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 3:03 PM on November 7, 2011


12oz Lemon Juice?

Parts of me which don't normally pucker are puckering at the mere thought.
posted by hippybear at 3:05 PM on November 7, 2011


For all the Indians of Mefi:
Lata Mangeshkar
2 oz. Ecstasy
Serve on rocks. Stir slowly. Garnish with cucumber.

Asha Bhosle
1 bottle Merlot
Serve at room temperature.

Bappi Lahiri
4 oz. Pernod
4 oz. Coconut milk
10 oz. Horilka
Combine in shaker and strain into cocktail glass. Serve. Stir vigorously.
Sounds about right.
posted by vidur at 3:08 PM on November 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


Any insight into why some beverages are 22oz monsters and others are little double shots?
posted by JauntyFedora at 3:12 PM on November 7, 2011


“The Mastodon”

2 oz. LSD
2 oz. Egg
1 oz. Cognac

Combine in shaker and strain into cocktail glass. Serve. Garnish with wedge of pineapple.
posted by Lizc at 3:19 PM on November 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


“The Elliott Smith”

* 6 oz. Moonshine

Serve on rocks. Garnish with wedge of pineapple.

---

“The Death Cab for Cutie”

* 12 oz. Beer
* 12 oz. Monster Energy Drink
* 10 oz. Bitters

Combine in highball glass and serve. Stir quickly.

---

“The Johnny Cash”

* 4 oz. Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey
* 4 oz. Honey

Combine in highball glass and serve. Stir quickly.

--

Sigur Ros is a Brooklyn Lager, Explosions in the Sky is 1oz Bud Light? Earth is a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale? What?
posted by curious nu at 3:21 PM on November 7, 2011


“The Kate Bush”

* 1 bottle 2 Buck Chuck

Serve at room temperature.

what
posted by curious nu at 3:25 PM on November 7, 2011 [2 favorites]


Brian Eno -
an 8oz glass of water?

add a drop or two of the ole lysergic and you might just be on to something.

The Pogues -
bottle of red table wine?

Please. Jameson's or nothing. Or maybe Tullamore Dew.
posted by philip-random at 3:27 PM on November 7, 2011


Cool concept, but I'm disappointed that so many of the answers seem to be jokes rather than genuine suggestions. I mean, cocaine and grenadine for the Clash? Haha?

"The Jay-Z" is simply 10oz gin.
posted by asnider at 3:27 PM on November 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


Any insight into why some beverages are 22oz monsters and others are little double shots?

because some bands just have bigger bottles than others.
posted by philip-random at 3:27 PM on November 7, 2011


“The Black Keys”

8 oz. Canadian Club Whiskey
8 oz. Rose's lime juice
10 oz. Rum, Fucking Rum

Combine in shaker and strain into cocktail glass. Serve.
----
Hmmm....
posted by vohk at 3:28 PM on November 7, 2011


Motörhead:

Rum and cranberry juice in a highball glass?

App is severely miscalibrated.
posted by scelerat at 3:34 PM on November 7, 2011


“THE DIAMANDA GALÁS”

10 oz. Microbrew
Serve neat. Stir slowly. Garnish with national flag.

THIS IS SO WRONG.
posted by smartyboots at 3:47 PM on November 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


Yo-yo Ma: 8oz bottled water.

Throbbing Gristle: 1 Fat Tire

Don Johnson: 1 bottle Blue Nun
posted by K.P. at 3:50 PM on November 7, 2011


“THE VANILLA ICE”

1 oz. Cognac
1 oz. Rose's lime juice
10 oz. Half and half

See, what's funny about this drink is how white and curdled it would be. ART IMITATING LIFE!
posted by Rodrigo Lamaitre at 4:09 PM on November 7, 2011


The first image that came to my mind was from one of my favorite books, Foam of the Daze by Boris Vian, which features a pianocktail; a piano that mixes drinks based on the song being played. This website isn't quite as cool as a that, but still. It's the thought.
posted by hopeless romantique at 4:13 PM on November 7, 2011


Hmm... I typed in one of my favorite drone/ambient artists, and it suggested watered down red bull. Somehow that doesn't seem fitting.
posted by hopeless romantique at 4:14 PM on November 7, 2011


“The Korpiklaani”

* 1 bottle Organic red wine

Serve at room temperature.

...to your kid sister, assuming you're out of vodka for some unfathomable reason.
posted by Wolfdog at 4:19 PM on November 7, 2011


“THE CANNIBAL CORPSE”

1 oz. Blood
Serve neat. Stir vigorously. Garnish with olive.

Absolutely perfect.
posted by Consonants Without Vowels at 4:26 PM on November 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


“The Wailin' Jennys”
4 oz. Canadian Club Whiskey
4 oz. Coconut milk
1 oz. Cognac

Combine in shaker and strain into cocktail glass. Serve.
Garnish with twist of grapefruit.

Yeah, that sounds about right.
posted by Pater Aletheias at 4:52 PM on November 7, 2011


smartyboots: "“THE DIAMANDA GALÁS”

10 oz. Microbrew
Serve neat. Stir slowly. Garnish with national flag.

THIS IS SO WRONG.
"

Formaldehyde on the rocks would have been much more appropriate. Either way, drinking The Diamanda Galas should either kill you, or cause you to wake up looking like Bellatrix Lestrange.

I'm also sad that "The John Cage" is not an empty 4.33oz glass, or that "The Philip Glass" is not
  • 1 ounce of red wine
  • 2 ounces of red wine
  • 2 ounces of red wine
  • 3 ounces of red wine
  • Refrigerator
  • 4 ounces of red wine

  • posted by schmod at 5:00 PM on November 7, 2011


    Also, feature request: I want to know what music's playing, because I really like some of the songs that it's dragging up.
    posted by schmod at 5:03 PM on November 7, 2011


    The Boris: 10 oz. Marijuana

    That is a lot, guys.
    posted by azarbayejani at 5:03 PM on November 7, 2011


    Tom Waits
    1 Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, serve cold

    Even if served in a human skull, this is incorrect.



    Indeed. The ideal Tom Waits drink is rotgut whiskey, served over razorblades made of loneliness and garnished with the tears you cried for the woman that got away twenty years ago, served under a bridge during a full moon as you stare up at the window of a completely different woman you love desperately but whom you can never, ever have.

    Howling at the moon is optional.
    posted by Mr. Bad Example at 5:05 PM on November 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


    Panjandrum: "The Snoop Dogg"

    10oz Gin
    10oz Wheatgrass Juice
    12oz Lemon Juice

    Well, that's a new take on a classic beverage.


    Well, he's a dad, so he's trying to live long enough to see his kids grow up. Being an adult is a drag.
    posted by filthy light thief at 5:19 PM on November 7, 2011


    But I gotta say I feel awkward by the "Never listen to music alone again" tagline: are they implying that drinking comes with a social scene, or you now have company in the form of a drink? Or is that some other reference I am missing?
    posted by filthy light thief at 5:20 PM on November 7, 2011


    “The Björk”

    1 Blue Paddle

    Serve cold. Garnish with fire.
    posted by looli at 5:23 PM on November 7, 2011 [3 favorites]


    I am really impressed that (a) several of my friends' bands are represented and (b) several somewhat obscure booze products are represented. No brennevin or akvavit or Malört.
    posted by mkb at 5:27 PM on November 7, 2011


    “The Syd Barrett”

    * 6 oz. Marijuana

    Serve neat. Stir vigorously.
    posted by Wolfdog at 5:27 PM on November 7, 2011


    “THE DOOMTREE”

    8 oz. Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey
    Serve neat. Stir


    “THE PRURIENT”

    1 bottle Vodka
    1 bottle Honey
    8 oz. Grenadine
    posted by eyeballkid at 5:31 PM on November 7, 2011


    The music it returns is totally wrong, but the drink is right on:

    “THE X”

    1 bottle Fortified wine
    posted by eyeballkid at 5:32 PM on November 7, 2011


    “The UGK”

    8 oz. Cough syrup
    8 oz. Woodford Reserve Bourbon
    posted by palidor at 5:33 PM on November 7, 2011


    “The Thievery Corporation”
    1 bottle Gin
    Serve on rocks. Stir vigorously.

    “The Kronos Quartet”
    1 oz. LSD
    1 oz. Elderflower cordial
    6 oz. Macallan Scotch

    Combine in shaker and strain into cocktail glass. Serve.

    “The 岩崎琢”
    6 oz. Ecstasy
    Serve neat.

    As opposed to Ecstasy on the rocks, I suppose.
    posted by sysinfo at 5:39 PM on November 7, 2011


    “The Cracker”

    8 oz. Moonshine
    8 oz. Coco López

    Combine in highball glass and serve.
    posted by Sailormom at 5:41 PM on November 7, 2011


    “THE (goddamn) WIGGLES”

    2 oz. Old Rip Van Winkle Bourbon
    2 oz. Coco López
    4 oz. Rum
    Combine in shaker and strain into cocktail glass. Serve.

    “THE DORA THE EXPLORER”

    8 oz. Cognac
    8 oz. Coco López
    Combine in highball glass and serve. Stir quickly.


    “THE GO DIEGO GO”

    4 oz. Bourbon
    Serve neat. Stir slowly. Garnish with cinnamon.
    posted by mkb at 5:44 PM on November 7, 2011


    The Black Oak Arkansas

    6 oz. Canadian Club Whiskey

    Serve neat. Stir vigorously.


    Something isn't adding up here. Wouldn't it be Bourbon? Or just moonshine, maybe laced with psilocybin.
    posted by philip-random at 5:58 PM on November 7, 2011


    “THE MAGOO”

    8 oz. LSD
    Serve on rocks. Garnish with cocktail onions.

    It's the onions that make it special.
    posted by gamera at 5:59 PM on November 7, 2011


    Music: CANNIBAL CORPSE
    Drink: 1 oz. of blood

    Holy shit, they KNOW me.
    posted by Renoroc at 6:06 PM on November 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


    Hmm, "LIEDER OHNE WORTER" returns an error. I don't know what that's supposed to mean.
    posted by benito.strauss at 6:10 PM on November 7, 2011


    "Never listen to music sober again."
    posted by kyp at 6:12 PM on November 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


    Music: Serge Gainsbourg
    Drink: One bottle of red wine.

    I was gonna do that anyway..
    .
    posted by sweetkid at 6:15 PM on November 7, 2011


    “The Flaming Lips”

    8 oz. Microbrew
    8 oz. Ice Cream

    Combine in highball glass and serve.

    I was hoping for something more along the lines of a Flaming Moe.
    posted by Sailormom at 6:44 PM on November 7, 2011


    How does this work?
    posted by grobstein at 6:47 PM on November 7, 2011


    How does this work?

    Read the thread. It has clues.
    posted by hippybear at 6:51 PM on November 7, 2011


    “The Go-Go's”

    1 oz. Cocaine

    Serve on rocks. Stir vigorously. Garnish with twist of lemon.
    posted by Sailormom at 7:01 PM on November 7, 2011


    Crazy. I'm not sure what's weirder - the fact that my band shows up, or that our drink is made of ingredients that I've never even heard of.
    posted by The World Famous at 7:05 PM on November 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


    THE SKREWDRIVER

    4 oz Orange Juice
    1 oz Vodka
    A Whole Bunch of Bull Shit
    posted by Potomac Avenue at 7:08 PM on November 7, 2011


    Actual results for Skrewdriver:

    Don’t listen to Skrewdriver alone. We suggest…
    “The Skrewdriver”

    * 12 oz. Old Rip Van Winkle Bourbon
    * 12 oz. Coconut milk

    ????

    posted by Potomac Avenue at 7:12 PM on November 7, 2011


    The Blatz
    2 oz. Macallan Scotch
    2 oz. Sweetened lime juice
    1 oz. Rose's lime juice

    Really? I was hoping for the obvious.
    posted by kendrak at 7:13 PM on November 7, 2011


    Yikes.

    “The Hooverphonic”

    1 bottle Gin
    1 bottle Rose's lime juice
    4 oz. Cream

    Combine in highball glass and serve. Garnish with nutmeg.

    That wouldn't even taste good. Much too much lime juice.

    “The Martha and the Muffins”

    12 oz. Gin

    Serve on rocks. Stir vigorously.

    “The Jimmy Bryant”

    1 oz. Arrack

    Serve on rocks. Garnish with sparklers.

    WTF?

    “The Tarika”

    6 oz. Gin

    Serve neat. Garnish with cinnamon.

    At least cinnamon is a Malgache product.

    Too weird, too random.
    posted by jet_silver at 7:20 PM on November 7, 2011


    “The Liquid Soul”

    My goodness.
    posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 8:04 PM on November 7, 2011


    Some of the more apt ones I found, drinkability notwithstanding:

    “The Avett Brothers”
    •2 oz. Moonshine
    •2 oz. Lime juice
    •10 oz. Armagnac
    Combine in shaker and strain into cocktail glass. Serve.

    “The A Tribe Called Quest”
    •6 oz. Gin
    •6 oz. Rose's lime juice
    •1 bottle Worcestershire sauce [one bottle?!]
    Combine in highball glass and serve. Stir slowly. Garnish with umbrella.

    “The Jim Croce”
    •6 oz. Old Rip Van Winkle Bourbon
    Serve on rocks.

    “The Nico”
    •8 oz. Apricot Brandy
    Serve on rocks. Stir slowly. Garnish with straw.

    “The Blind Willie McTell”
    •4 oz. Grey Goose Vodka
    •4 oz. Coconut milk
    •2 oz. Grey Goose Vodka
    Combine in shaker and strain into cocktail glass. Serve. Stir slowly. Garnish with twist of grapefruit.

    (...early party-time Willie, clearly.)
    posted by hippugeek at 8:28 PM on November 7, 2011


    Yeah, no matter what you enter, even if it's not a band, it'll present something. After entering stuff like "Tom Lehrer" things like that, I've come to the conclusion that, other than for a database of special cases, it's just taking what was entered, hashing the name, then using that as a pseudorandom seed to choose a random drink recipe. That is to say, we're seeing more order in these responses than is actually there.
    posted by JHarris at 8:54 PM on November 7, 2011


    “THE AUTECHRE”

    1 bottle Whiskey
    1 bottle Monster Energy Drink

    Truly a higher intelligence must be behind this.
    posted by zer0render at 9:06 PM on November 7, 2011


    “THE LEE "SCRATCH" PERRY”

    10 oz. Marijuana
    Serve on rocks. Garnish with maraschino cherry.
    posted by ooklala at 9:13 PM on November 7, 2011


    (that's a lotta weed)
    posted by ooklala at 9:14 PM on November 7, 2011


    The answer for all of my music so far has been two buck chuck.
    posted by Betty_effn_White at 9:18 PM on November 7, 2011


    y'all need to expand your listening parameters.
    posted by philip-random at 9:36 PM on November 7, 2011


    Perfect.
    posted by mazola at 9:46 PM on November 7, 2011


    TEEN IDOL EDITION: Note the progression.

    “The Justin Bieber”

    8 oz. Red Bull

    Serve on rocks.
    ___

    “The Miley Cyrus”

    10 oz. Red Bull

    Serve neat. Stir quickly.
    ___

    “The Hanson”

    2 oz. Blackwoods Gin

    Serve on rocks. Garnish with cucumber.
    ____

    “The New Kids on the Block”

    6 oz. Vodka

    Serve on rocks. Garnish with national flag.

    _____

    “The Debbie Gibson”

    6 oz. Vodka

    Serve neat.

    _____

    “The New Edition”

    10 oz. Vodka

    Serve neat.

    _____

    “The Leif Garrett”

    1 oz. Vodka
    1 oz. Wheatgrass juice
    8 oz. Coco López

    Combine in highball glass and serve. Stir quickly. Garnish with olive.

    _____

    “The Bay City Rollers”

    4 oz. Old Rip Van Winkle Bourbon
    4 oz. Lemon juice
    4 oz. Nordic Mist

    Combine in highball glass and serve. Stir quickly.

    ______

    “The Jackson 5”

    10 oz. Hennessy
    10 oz. Bitters
    4 oz. Nordic Mist

    Combine in highball glass and serve. Garnish with cocktail monkey.

    posted by not_on_display at 10:03 PM on November 7, 2011 [3 favorites]


    “The Burzum”

    1 oz. Blood
    1 oz. Coffee

    Combine in highball glass and serve. Stir vigorously.

    What a terrible night to have a caffeine sensitivity.
    posted by Betty_effn_White at 10:17 PM on November 7, 2011


    This is pissing me off more than it should because I already had a whole Kate Bush.

    Can we reverse it? Being out of 2 Buck, I'm drinking Tito's Vodka, half and half, and hazelnut syrup. The Carnie Wilson?
    posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 10:39 PM on November 7, 2011


    The Eden Wood

    Don't tell me she doesn't know how to mix something better than that. Her parents have to be training her to do all KINDS of mixology. I mean, I would, before going on the pageant circuit. Priorities, right? Honey, swish Mommy's Vermoose in the glass then pour it out, and get on the freezer stool to get out the Vodka, kay? Then bring it here and show me your pretty new routine.

    Oh wait I am totally not serious and do not see children as enablers to and entertainment during my drunkenness. The cycle ends with me.
    posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 10:46 PM on November 7, 2011


    I'd avoid "The Death", though.

    "The Monkees" - 1 bottle LSD. Serve on rocks. Stir vigorously. Garnish with fire.
    posted by Lucinda at 10:57 PM on November 7, 2011


    “THE GANG OF FOUR”

    6 oz. Cocaine
    6 oz. Sour mix
    2 oz. Milk
    Combine in highball glass and serve. Stir vigorously. Garnish with olive.


    What the unbelievable fuck?
    posted by Decani at 11:56 PM on November 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


    “THE SEX PISTOLS”

    1 PBR
    Serve cold.


    Oh, now that's just cruel.
    posted by Decani at 12:01 AM on November 8, 2011


    After a few too many "PBR" and "bottle of red wine" results, I got this:

    “THE ZOVIET FRANCE”

    2 oz. Raspberry Vodka
    2 oz. Lime juice
    4 oz. Coffee
    Combine in highball glass and serve. Garnish with sprig of mint.
    posted by klausness at 3:06 AM on November 8, 2011


    JHarris:

    Yeah, no matter what you enter, even if it's not a band, it'll present something. After entering stuff like "Tom Lehrer" things like that, I've come to the conclusion that, other than for a database of special cases, it's just taking what was entered, hashing the name, then using that as a pseudorandom seed to choose a random drink recipe. That is to say, we're seeing more order in these responses than is actually there.


    I didn't make this but i know the guys who did, and this is not true. Echo Nest has a database of almost 2 million artists -- including "musicians" like Tom Lehrer, who have recorded albums on major labels. Try aslhdasohdoasihdioasdhi or something, you'll see there is no result. There are no special cases and it's not hashing the name, it's looking up stuff about the band and generating a drink from that data. Sorry to ruin the magic.
    posted by brianwhitman at 5:55 AM on November 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


    “The HammerFall” : 8 oz. Soju: Serve neat. Garnish with wedge of watermelon.

    I don't even know what that is. Shouldn't Hammerfall be something extream and stupid?
    -----
    “The Rainbow”: 8 oz. Old Rip Van Winkle Bourbon: Serve neat.

    That sounds very sophisticated for the first power metal band
    ----
    “The Dio”: 12 oz. Marijuana: Serve on rocks. Stir vigorously.
    Is that even a drink? Wouldn't 12 oz be a stupidly huge amount of pot to smoke?
    ------
    “The Guess Who” :1 PBR: Serve cold. Garnish with national flag.
    Ok, this one is moronic. PBR isn't even a Canadian beer.
    -----
    “The Abney Park”:
    1 bottle Plum Brandy
    1 bottle Rose's lime juice

    Combine in highball glass and serve.

    That seems a bit more like it.
    ------
    “The Iron Butterfly”

    12 oz. Old Rip Van Winkle Bourbon
    12 oz. Monster Energy Drink

    Combine in shaker and strain into cocktail glass. Serve.

    Shouldn't LSD be involved somewhere? It seems to have a few favourite drinks that it mixes, ex this Old Rip Van Winkle Borubon.
    ---------
    “The Heather Alexander”

    1 oz. Microbrew
    1 oz. Sour mix

    Combine in highball glass and serve.

    NOW I am impressed. Also: Microbrew should be listed under The Guess Who instead of PBR. Also, who mixes BEER? seems like a good way to ruin a good pint
    ---------
    “The Meat Loaf”

    8 oz. Old Rip Van Winkle Bourbon
    8 oz. Cough syrup
    10 oz. Wheatgrass juice

    Combine in highball glass and serve. Stir quickly.
    Cough syrup? Not sure how to respond to that
    ------------
    “The Our Lady Peace”: 1 PBR: Serve cold.
    -----------------
    “The Rhapsody of Fire” : 6 oz. Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey: Serve neat. Garnish with sprig of mint.

    anddddd

    “The Rhapsody of Fire”: 6 oz. Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey: Serve neat. Garnish with sprig of mint.

    Nice that it gives the same drink for the same band after a name change
    --------------
    “The Rush”: 1 Bud Light: Serve cold.
    Um, again, not even a Canadian beer, and Rush listeners generally come from a higher social class then Bud drinkers.
    ----------
    “The Shinedown”: 1 PBR: Serve cold.
    Does it assume that any rock band in the last 10 years is a hipster band or only liked by broke uni students who can't afford real beer?
    ----------
    “The Arrogant Worms” 1 bottle 2 Buck Chuck: Serve at room temperature. Garnish with sugar.
    This sounds more like it. I have no idea what that is, but it sounds silly
    --------------
    “The Crystalline Effect” : 2 oz. Gin: Serve on rocks. Garnish with fire.
    Wow, it found the tiny obscure band I heard in a machima years ago. Not sure about the garnishingf with fire for a goth-romantic group though
    ---------
    “Therion” 4 oz. Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey: Serve neat. Garnish with maraschino cherry.
    Don't think Therion is reallly a cherry type of band.
    ------
    The Angel Conversations: It seems they were so confident in their database they didn't program in what to do if the band wasn't in it. Finally broke it. Whoot
    ----------
    “The Tartan Terrors”: 12 oz. Microbrew: Serve neat.
    Damn right
    posted by Canageek at 7:24 AM on November 8, 2011


    “THE ANAAL NATHRAKH

    4 oz. Blood
    Serve on rocks. Garnish with umbrella.

    One Anaal Nathrakh is a quad-shot of Cannibal Corpse, apparently. Sounds about right.
    posted by FatherDagon at 7:30 AM on November 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


    This is super interesting in theory. But it doesn't matter if it's deeply scouring data and delivering specific things based on various tags in the Echo Nest database -- it reads like it's randomly spitting out nonsense. If that's the goal, might as well make it random. If it's supposed to look as if it's based on parameters and data, it needs a lot more work.

    Basically, it was fun for about a minute, before it was obvious it was spitting out nonsense no matter what input it got.
    posted by skullhead at 7:53 AM on November 8, 2011


    I like that LSD49 conjures a blank white screen.

    the cool white light.
    posted by philip-random at 7:55 AM on November 8, 2011


    it reads like it's randomly spitting out nonsense

    Did you actually try drinking the suggested drinks while listening to the songs it plays? Because I tried that and it worked really well.
    posted by The World Famous at 9:13 AM on November 8, 2011


    HI, I'M FROM METAFILTER AND I COULD OVERTHINK A GLASS OF BLOOD.
    posted by mkb at 9:38 AM on November 8, 2011 [3 favorites]


    I'm from Metafilter and I'm here to help.
    posted by The World Famous at 10:55 AM on November 8, 2011


    sysinfo: "“The 岩崎琢”
    6 oz. Ecstasy
    Serve neat.

    As opposed to Ecstasy on the rocks, I suppose."

    Only loser kids do Ecstasy on the rocks. It dilutes it terribly and you lose the wonderful peaty undertones.
    posted by Samizdata at 1:47 PM on November 8, 2011


    Um... Ecstasy is a kind of liquor.
    posted by hippybear at 1:59 PM on November 8, 2011


    The "Hammerfall's Drummer"

    Some ounces - try for four, but it's OK if you don't get that every time - of just whatever's handy, slopped all over the place. If some gets in the class, congratulations, you are a mighty warrior.
    posted by Wolfdog at 2:12 PM on November 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


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