Poetry: Be drunk by Charles Baudelaire

Everyone knows that most great poets were also very good drinkers. So it is high time to share some of their creations. From time to time we’ll bring you poems on drinking, odes to booze and adventures under intoxication. We start off with the French 19th century poet Charles Baudelaire. This poem (translated by Louis…

Heavy Fuel

Now this is a classic rock song by Dire Straits, which says it all – “If you wanna run cool, you got to run on heavy, heavy fuel.” It has some other remarkable lines in its lyrics, like:

Musical tribute to the king of drinking

  Time for a musical interlude now. This time we’ll bring you a Dutch song by the Band Zonder Banaan (Band Without Banana) called Koning Pinteman (free translation: King Pintman). It’s about the guy in the bunch who leads everyone in drinking. Compared to him all the others are amatures and the example he sets…

“Or I go or the rakija goes”

Time for another great drinking song. This one is from Serbia and called Ili ja ili rakija, which means ‘or I or the rakija’. Now as you probably know rakija is the national strong drink in Serbia, like in most of the Balkan countries. It’s smooth taste can really pick you up after a hard…

A Pub with no beer

Now although this weblog primarily focuses on the act of drinking itself, we like to provide you with a little culture once in a while too. So here’s a song we don’t want to keep from you. The band The Dubliners are true legends in Ireland an far across it’s borders. Most people know them from hits like…

Awesome cover song: We are Drunk

Normally we don’t care so much about covers or remixes. But if the second version is simply way better than the original song, we have no objections. Especially the line ‘We are drunk, so let’s set our balls on fire‘ we find extremely deep and highly poetic. Enjoy!