My morning routine starts with visits to my various email accounts and concludes with a quick scan of my Winecast Gmail. If I have the time, I sometimes open my Google Reader to see what blog posts have come in overnight. This morning I stopped in my tracks at a post on Vinography which pointed to James Suckling’s announcement Mike D., of the hip hop group The Beastie Boys, would be a contributing blogger.
If this were early April I would have guessed Alder was playing some sort of a prank but this story is absolutely true. And if I put my marketing hat on for a moment, this move seems pretty astute as having a celebrity reviewer who is a Gen-X icon and still has street cred with Millennials will boost traffic to the site. But I’m not sure how the conversion to paying customers will play out (my gut says not so well).
My only question here is does this work the other way and will wine bloggers become rappers? My money is on 1WineDude Joe Roberts.
Despite being from Philly, my rapping skills are sub par. I prefer laying down the funky backbeat for the real rappers out there ;-).
you have to be from West Philadelphia, born & raised…
“Maybe I shouldn’t…. NAH, of course I should!”
Tim Elliott says
Sorry to hear that, Joe, as “going pro” would take on a whole new meaning for you if you went hip hop 😉
Funny, I once penned a not very good parody of Sabotage called Pinotage. So not good, that it never made it to my humble little blog.
HA! That idea is AWESOME, though.
BTW – after all the coverage, hype, and buildup regarding Mike D.’s post, I read it today and it’s something like 4 sentences. More anticlimactic than finally seeing that tiny Manneken Pis statue in Brussels…
Finally – if you’re gonna give me rock star photo treatment, how about using a **real** RAWK STAR photo? http://sephage.shutterfly.com/727 🙂
Tim Elliott says
Updated… thanks for the pic