AVOID: An irregular anti-recommendation service from the listenerd

by Josh Kimball

While we here at the listenerd have an unhealthy fascination with the now seemingly ubiquitous recommendation engines of digital media, it is our (and by that I mean my) practice to, on an irregular basis, offer the occasional anti-recommendation.

Today’s anti-recommendation has nothing to do with music or digital media of any type, and is in fact making me ill as I type these very words. It is BLACK MEAD, an ages-old alcoholic drink made with black currants. The particular brand of black mead in question comes from a small winery in northern Wisconsin, and tastes like a combination of metal, boogers and mushrooms (gnaw on that, Dara).

A little further context:
1) I love drinking, and will imbibe nearly anything that doesn’t taste like boogers.
2) Mead was invented nearly 3,000 years ago.
3) I have no financial stake in this anti-recommendation.

Again: AVOID BLACK MEAD. Under any circumstances. At all costs. Thank you.