Ludacris to open “Chicken-n-Beer” in Atlanta airport

9 Jan

Among the 150 food, beverage and retail sites approved for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is rapper-turned-restauranteur Ludacris’ newest culinary venture, a comfort food and craft beers eatery named “Chicken-n-Beer” (after his third album with the same name).

Ludacris is closing his Midtown restaurant Straits Atlanta to focus in this direction with Atlanta Restaurant Partners, considering Straits to be a “segue into the industry” and looking forward to executing his own concept with Chicken-n-Beer.

(via eater)


Happy 65th Birthday, David Bowie

8 Jan

[[ You’re officially a senior citizen! ]]

(via unknownlabel)

“The Apple Boogie”

8 Jan

In 1987, Apple released its own music album: The Apple Boogie.

The tape, featuring 8 examples of upbeat 80’s goodness, was created to hand out at Apple sales conferences.

Lucky for us, The Apple Boogie was converted to MP3 over six years ago, in the age of dial-up, and uploaded to an Apple-centric website in South Africa. All eight tracks are listed, available for download, complete with covers and lyrics.

Bonus find: Apple’s old theme song “Apple.Power.Passion”

(via thenextweb)

While Bieber and Cee Lo were attacking Beatles songs on live television…

7 Jan

…Alice Cooper, Weird Al Yankovic and Steven Tyler were singing the karaoke rendition of performing (umm, OK self, nice job)  “Come Together” at Mala Restaurant in Maui on New Year’s Eve.

(via fark)

Man stabbed over not knowing Jay-Z is married to Beyonce

6 Jan

Ronald Deaver, 31, of Parma, was arrested and charged with felonious assault for allegedly stabbing a 48-year-old Garfield Heights man following an argument on New Year’s Eve. Police say the argument started because the victim didn’t know that singer Beyonce and rapper Jay-Z are married. (January 4, 2012)

Faaaantastic.  Rest in peace, society.

(via Fox8 Ohio/Buzzfeed)

Paypal dispute results in destroyed violin

5 Jan

(via a letter emailed to Regretsy editor Helen Killer, who’s had her fair share of Paypal issues lately)

“Dear Helen Killer,

I love your site and was thrilled to hear of your “win” against PayPal. I recently had a heartbreaking experience of my own with them.

I sold an old French violin to a buyer in Canada, and the buyer disputed the label.

This is not uncommon. In the violin market, labels often mean little and there is often disagreement over them. Some of the most expensive violins in the world have disputed labels, but they are works of art nonetheless.

Rather than have the violin returned to me, PayPal made the buyer DESTROY the violin in order to get his money back. They somehow deemed the violin as “counterfeit” even though there is no such thing in the violin world.

The buyer was proud of himself, so he sent me a photo of the destroyed violin.

I am now out a violin that made it through WWII as well as $2500. This is of course, upsetting. But my main goal in writing to you is to prevent PayPal from ordering the destruction of violins and other antiquities that they know nothing about. It is beyond me why PayPal simply didn’t have the violin returned to me.

I spoke on the phone to numerous reps from PayPal who 100% defended their action and gave me the party line.


Ugh.  And apparently the violin was “examined and authenticated by a top luthier” before its sale, too. What a waste of an instrument.

buy this: Audiobulb wireless speaker lightbulbs

4 Jan

For only $299 (for a set of two), you and yours can wirelessly listen to music from these Audiobulbs — speaker/light source combos.  An included dock transmits music to the bulbs from any music device or iPhone (up to 100 feet away), and the light emitted is comparable to a 60w bulb (and LED means that it’ll last longer, too).

Reminds me of this joke:

Q: How many sound guys does it take to screw in a lightbulb? 

A:  “Hey man, I just do sound.”