From the juiced-box for Ms Chapin:
The Black Keys – Ain’t Nothing Like You (Hoochie Coo) (feat. Jim Jones & Mos Def)
Y’all remember when i wrote my very first Booze Revooze? It was for Final Destination 4 and in an extenuating effort to be witty i accidentally stepped on the nimble toes of the best actress in the whole damn thing: Gabrielle Chapin. She wrote a comment (which you can still read at the bottom of the FD4 link above) and i wrote a response (An Open Letter To Gabrielle Chapin) to smooth things over. We finished on good terms.
At the time i wrote those posts (end of September – beginning of October 2009) i was lucky if my humble Diary-a of a Chronicle Drinker got 50 page reads a day. Now, just 2 short months later, i get that every hour. No kidding. An average day in the Bar None sees 1,200-1,300 blog page readers served. This is what’s called ‘blog cred’ (and i know this because i just invented it) and it’s what lets someone like me even think of approaching someone like Gabrielle.
More importantly, in the past few weeks, i’ve been noticing more and more people are finding their way into the Bar None by plugging her name into a search engine and, on top of that, around 10 of you regularly click on the link to her MySpace page: GCHAPINSTUDIOS.
Which led me to think, “Al! You’ve got blog cred now and a lot of your patrons are stopping by her page. Why not hit her up for an interview and make each other famous!” Which i did and she did and so we both will be.