MP3 Vinnie and the Stardüsters - Duluth ep
A mock rock portrait of all the beautiful drunkards of Duluth, Minnesota, where to move if you want to be unemployed, alcoholic, high on roofies, saltwater taffy-eating, and proud Duluthian.
9 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Progressive Rock, SPOKEN WORD: Comedy
"Duluth" the song that convinced lawmakers to pass "Vinnie''s Law" to extend bar close to 2 a.m. in Minnesota. Over the border drinking was an epidemic, so the StardÃ¼sters wrote a song about our beloved drunk Duluthians who desperately searched for more booze each night after 1 a.m. in Superior, Wisconsin. After 2 a.m., these poor inebriated souls struggle into their cars to drive home to Minnesota and tragically (but also somewhat comically) drive off the bridge and drown in the greatest lake in the world.
SUPPORT JOBS, SUPPORT DRINKING!
The farmer grows the hops and barley; the brewer makes (and consumes massive quantities of) the beer; the barkeep serves (and consumes massive quantities of) the liquor; the barfly cheers the band; the drunkard attends the alcohol and drug rehabilitation center. Everybody dies alone and afraid.
SPUR THE ECONOMY! FIGHT TERRORISM!
In these hard economic times, unemployed workers are desperate for a place to turn and need the local pub now more than ever. By spending their unemployment checks at the corner watering hole, not only are displaced workers undergoing counseling by bending the barkeep''s ear, but they are fighting terrorism by spurring the economy with each drink they buy. These are modern heroes who deserve our respect. Let us unite for tax cuts for drinkers who spend their rebate checks at the bar, not the mall!
Drummer Nick Hook complained bitterly about his limited drinking time, "I often get off of work at 9:30 and only have about three hours to erase what''s left of my brain. I thought Prohibition was repealed in 1943!"
Guitarist Eric Dregni laments that Minnesota audiences are insufficiently intoxicated to appreciate the StardÃ¼sters'' mock rock, "Do you know how humiliating it is to perform dirty sight gags to a bunch of prude, sober-roller teetotalers?"
Singer John Perkins moonlights as an alcohol rehabilitation counselor and was alarmed at the local decrease in addicts, "Why should we import out-of-state alcoholics, when we can develop our own right here at home? Make no mistake, this is a common-sense law for keeping Minnesota a treatment leader. What''s right for Vinnie is right for Minnesota!"