Posted: Jun 16, 2008 1:41 pm
Mix it with Black Lips' D-Tune for an over-the-counter sizzurp freakout!
from http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/feature/49141-interview-black-li ps
Ian: We have different divisions. He (Jared) does the blog. I'm working on the liquids. We have a drink coming out.
Pitchfork: You do not. Do you really?
Jared: Yeah we have a drink.
Joe: I can't wait to try it.
Cole: We're entrepreneurs, I didn't know if you knew that.
Pitchfork: Why did you have the idea for a drink? Where did it come from?
Ian: The drink came from my brother. He's a nuclear engineer which just means he's really smart, so he made it.
Pitchfork: Was it something you were already drinking?
Ian: He was asking me, "Ian, if there was a little something, something you would want on tour, what would it be?" And you know we have our share of excesses and I always said, "I like alcohol, but it makes you tired." The uppers-- we don't have to name names-- give you that energy, but it tweaks you out too much. So I basically want to combine something that would make me focus like an upper, but maybe feel like a downer. So he just made a drink and we call it D-Tune. Well the full name is D-Tune: Black Lips Magical Potion. It's almost done. It's been in the process for a year and a half now.
Pitchfork: When do you think it will be available?
Ian: I think it will be finished for us pretty soon, but as far as getting it legally on the market, we'll see. We'll probably do a little black market.
Pitchfork: Like at your shows? Under the merch table?
Ian: Well, I can't technically say.... But something like that.