Had you asked me to come up with a product based on Train’s 2001 smash “Drops of Jupiter,” I likely would have said shampoo. You know, to go in your “haaa-aaaa-iiir.”
But, as it turns out, the members of Train – in addition to writing some seriously baffling, yet undeniably huge hit songs (I still demand an explanation for “Hey, Soul Sister”!) – are something of wine enthusiasts who have launched their own wine club. (I had no idea either, PopWatchers, or believe me I would have joined out of sheer curiosity long ago.) And now, they have just announced they are making “Drops of Jupiter” into a 2009 Petite Sirah. Oh, if only we had talked to Geddy Lee this year!
Yes, as of July 18, for the low, low price of $9.99 (kudos must be given to the band for donating proceeds to the charity Family House), you can enjoy a wine that, as member Jimmy Stafford explained on the band’s blog, “the minute you uncork the bottle, the boysenberry fruit leaps from your glass” (I’m assuming/hoping he means figuratively) and “goes perfect with or without food.” Either way, I’m sure if you imbibe enough drops of “Jupiter,” you’ll be acting like summer and walking like rain in no time.
Still, why should Train have all the fun of going off into their own non-musical enterprise? Here’s some other business venture ideas for other bands:
Modest Mouse traps
Savage Garden hoses
Sugar Ray sugar cookies
Pearl Jam jam
Deftones hearing aides
Nickelback coin counter
Staind carpet remover
Fuel energy sports drinks
30 Seconds to Mars telescopes
So tell me, PopWatchers, are you a member of the Train wine club? What other ’90s bands should have their own side business? Let loose in the comments section below!
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