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Old 04-06-2008, 09:45 AM   #526
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In my ignorance, all I know about absinthe is that it's some strong shit.
Pretty much all you need to know. It supposedly has hallucinogenic qualities due to some ingredients (wormword, thujone chemical). That's exaggerated plenty, but it does give a rather unique intoxication experience. The stuff I have is 70%/140 proof. The first time I ever drank absinthe, I thought I'd never get a cold again, such was the strength as it went down my throat! Actually, I wasn't even sure if I still had a throat. It's probably my favourite of the anise drinks - Ouzo straight out gives me headaches, sambucca is tasty and readily available, although a little on the girly side, but nobody messes with you when you're sipping absinthe. That's 100% Parisian bohemia.
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Pretty much all you need to know. It supposedly has hallucinogenic qualities due to some ingredients (wormword, thujone chemical). That's exaggerated plenty, but it does give a rather unique intoxication experience. The stuff I have is 70%/140 proof. The first time I ever drank absinthe, I thought I'd never get a cold again, such was the strength as it went down my throat! Actually, I wasn't even sure if I still had a throat. It's probably my favourite of the anise drinks - Ouzo straight out gives me headaches, sambucca is tasty and readily available, although a little on the girly side, but nobody messes with you when you're sipping absinthe. That's 100% Parisian bohemia.
Sounds ... interesting. Very interesting. I can't decide if I want to try it or not.
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Sounds ... interesting. Very interesting. I can't decide if I want to try it or not.
It's also still illegal in some countries, due to absinthe drinkers having a violent reputation in the late 19th/early 20th centuries. Just as it's increasingly difficult to get maggots in tequila or mezcal today, the amount of thujone is limited in certain countries.

Worth a try, but if you've never tried straight spirits before, or only in small amounts, it might put you off for good. It's usually drank in a traditional manner involving sugar cubes, but generally you'll only get served a shot of it at most pubs. I advise to drink it slow, but no matter how quickly, you're still going to feel it.
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It's also still illegal in some countries, due to absinthe drinkers having a violent reputation in the late 19th/early 20th centuries. Just as it's increasingly difficult to get maggots in tequila or mezcal today, the amount of thujone is limited in certain countries.

Worth a try, but if you've never tried straight spirits before, or only in small amounts, it might put you off for good. It's usually drank in a traditional manner involving sugar cubes, but generally you'll only get served a shot of it at most pubs. I advise to drink it slow, but no matter how quickly, you're still going to feel it.
Oh, yeah, that's the other thing I've heard about absinthe, its illegality. Certainly gives it a mystique. And, uh, "maggots in tequila or mezcal"?!

Due to my considerable inexperience with alcohol beyond wine, I think I should ease myself into spirits!

In fact, if I remember in a past thread, we delegated you with the task of introducing me to good non-wine alcohol when you make your way to Melbourne. I can return the favour if we can find somewhere that has good Kiwi wine. Not that I expect to find any Ata Rangi pinot noir here.
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Listening to the end of Axver's list now.

Five minutes in, The Very Last Day is very good.
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So, yeah, I think your list only has three kill-songs: 19, 21, 23.
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Listening to the end of Axver's list now.

Five minutes in, The Very Last Day is very good.
Yeah, after you said you liked Suicide By Star, I knew you'd enjoy that one.

I used Fire In The Mountain by Long Distance Calling in the Symphonic Island game. It's my favourite song by them, just ahead of The Very Last Day.

I love the DMNSTRTN EP, but their album Satellite Bay was a big letdown. The DMNSTRTN songs are re-recorded and aren't as good.
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So, yeah, I think your list only has three kill-songs: 19, 21, 23.
And 7?

I expect 16-17 to lose people purely because it's a long instrumental stretch.

23, incidentally, is I think the most important song there. As I advised, pay attention at the very, very end. The conclusion of the sample is central to my entire playlist.
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Didn't really understand the point of the global warming things, I think a full instrumental would have been better. Still good, though.
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And 7?

I expect 16-17 to lose people purely because it's a long instrumental stretch.

23, incidentally, is I think the most important song there. As I advised, pay attention at the very, very end. The conclusion of the sample is central to my entire playlist.
I'm 3:30 into it now, I'll look out for it.
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On 19 and 23, I don't mind the music. It's the growling.

21 I really didn't like at all, though.
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Didn't really understand the point of the global warming things, I think a full instrumental would have been better. Still good, though.
I think it at least works with my concept. Think of it metaphorically, of the world being drowned to the person lost in mental oblivion.
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