Andy Kaufman has been dead for 41-years. In his lifetime there was never a perfume bearing his name or likeness .... but his estate has! ""It's great to have Andy brought back, in any way, even if only in a bottle, " explained Andy's brother, Michael Kaufman.
Why is it called Milk and Cookies? The perfume maker says it was inspired to make the new fragrance because of "Kaufman's historic performance at Carnegie Hall in April 1979, after which he took the audience of 2,800 people out for milk and cookies."
Last words from the press bumf - " Milk and Cookies opens with top notes of sugar and sweet butter then develops into a heart of fresh baked chocolate chip cookies and a delicate note of creamy milk, followed by bottom notes of vanilla extract and white musk."
At least no one was murdered when the Rolling Stones toured Canada and the United States in 1972 as had happened 3 years before at Altamont, California. But even without a body count, the 1972 was an historically violent cross-continent tour that saw a riot in Vancouver ( 60 arrested, 15 injured), a police tear gassing in Arizona, drug busts in Texas ( 81 arrested at Houston concerts), mass arrests in Washington DC, a fire bombing of the Rolling Stones' equipment truck and a riot in Montreal and a final concert in New York City that ended with 'Mick and the Boys' bringing in pies which they proceeded to throw at the audience during their last number!
Last week, the Tequila maker Jose Cuervo, took Los Angeles fans for a ride through rock n' roll history on the 'Tequila Sunrise Bus Tour'. This was a rolling party to see The Rolling Stones' most iconic gigs during that infamous tour of 1972. This time around no fans were hurt, or arrested, probably because there were no actual Rolling Stones involved in this tour beyond them lending of their name and the band's distinctive "Tongue and Lip Design" logo to this marketing exercise.
According to a press release issued by Jose Cuervo, "forty lucky local groupies got a taste of the legendary music venues and after-party haunts that The Rolling Stones rocked, like the The Roxy Theatre, the Chateau Marmont, The Viper Room, and many more."
Why the decision to celebrate the concert tour some 43-years later? Commerce, of course. Jose Cuervo is releasing two limited edition tequila bottlings of Cuervo Especial and Reserva de la Familia.
They are urging fans of the Stones to "get your limited edition bottle of Jose Cuervo: The Rolling Stones Tour Pick and taste the glitz, glam and controversy that made the 72' tour the benchmark of an era and cemented The Stones as the world's greatest band. "
Casio does not explain why it thinks consumers will want to spend $200 Cdn on a wristwatch with a unique sprinkle motif. Could be the first of many Cupcake partnering for Casio. "Fans of Johnny Cupcake and G-Shock will be sure to see this collectible timepiece as one of many. Adding to the colorful color and unique sprinkle motif, the exterior casing features an engraved Johnny Cupcakes insignia of a skull and crossbones, with a cupcake silhouette replacing the skull. "