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[Jan. 13th, 2009|10:26 pm]
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Unfortunately the Sick Ridiculous and The Sick Ridiculous concert did not happen tonight. The venue apparently simply failed to be on the ball enough to actually hold the concert. Zero points to you, The Rex! Though I have enjoyed concerts there in the past.

Anyway some of us we wound up just hanging out at a bar across the street, and it was pretty nice. Anyone ever notice that when you go to a bar and get something from that fancy hand-held soda fountainy thing, such as coke or water, that it has a weird sickly sweet-sour aftertaste? I think this has happened to me a few times in recent memory. I wonder if it's like the soda syrup drying on some part of the device and going bad or something. Like a couple times at Fuel and Fuddle in particular I'll like wait at the bar before half-price starts and get a coke, and it tastes sort of off, and then get a refill later while sitting at the table, which I presume they fill using the regular fountain, and it tastes normal.

[User Picture]From: gwillen
2009-01-14 03:41 am (UTC)
You know, the Joe's bar fountain has the same issue. I'll bet it's just contamination with alcohol...
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From: wjl
2009-01-14 05:13 am (UTC)
i don't know if you're serious, but i suspect any alcohol would evaporate rather than leave a residue, and anyway alcohol doesn't go through the soda jerk sprayer thingy..

i think it's just that Joe's's water tastes like ass with about 65% probability :P
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[User Picture]From: jcreed
2009-01-14 01:39 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I agree with wjl that I don't think anything but soda flows through them. Cross contamination with many different sodas seems like a plausible cause.
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[User Picture]From: letters_in_sand
2009-01-14 02:13 pm (UTC)
gah! thank you! now I don't feel bad that I didn't make it, which I tried to do, but the snow and slippery streets made me fail... or just chicken out, whatever.

never noticed about soda-gun soda, but soda guns are kind of ew, conceptually (and probably applicationally, too). the fact that you have to go into the basement and actually hook up the syrup still just amazes me.
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[User Picture]From: nolacoaster
2009-01-15 12:14 am (UTC)
Yeah, we still appreciate you showing up. And next time we announce a gig, it will definitely be for real.
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