News: Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy
Folk singer-songwriter launches his own brand of coffee
WEIRDY beirdy Will Oldham has put his name to a blend of organic coffee.
Described as bitter, sullenly uncommunicative and with a long, unpleasant finish, our 2006 interview with the folk legend can be found here.
But what about the coffee?
Well, according to the Drag City website, it tastes best paired with Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy’s new album, but “it’s also not bad with chewing gum, hash browns (or hash, browns), garden heirlooms, sour patch gummies, cough drops, foodstuff, ulcers, dandelions, hot dogs and turkey necks.”
Ho, ho. You can buy the stuff from Drag City in half pound bags here.
Meanwhile, we thought we’d round up a few more celebrity folk who have launched their own brand of coffee:
David Lynch — the Blue Velvet director’s house blend is described as “a light roast with crisp and bright notes of creamy cocoa and hazelnuts. Beans come from the rugged Sierra Madres of Oaxaca, Mexico. Small farmers with less than two acres a piece make up this cooperative, which has been growing coffee organically as long as anyone can remember.” Make like Agent Cooper and get yourself some here.
Dave Mustaine — the Megadeth man’s Peruvian blend coffee has sadly been discontinued, but was described at the time thusly: “From far away in the Andes , this coffee delivers a true treat! With each sip you will enjoy a bright, crisp, medium bodied coffee with a hint of dark chocolate, raisin and almond notes. Enjoy this exotic and organic offering!”
Kiss — The hard-rockin’ American group’s entry into the coffee market should come as no surprise really: Kiss put their name on products like dogs piss on trees. But who knows, maybe a steaming hot cup o’ Chocolate Kiss, or indeed a God Of Thunder, will be just the ticket next time you’re in need of a mid-morning pick-me-up. Stock up here.