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Old 04-06-2008, 10:26 AM   #541
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Old 04-06-2008, 10:26 AM   #542
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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.
Right. I imagine some people will be put off by the heaviness full stop.

And with the growling, that's cool. It's not for everyone. I think it complements and enhances the aesthetic, so I run with it.

(Plus my black metal rasp isn't bad. Liam and I have spoken about doing a parody black metal album.)
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I hope you agree that any song that includes a sample from a movie version of Orwell's 1984 has to have something going for it.
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Breakfast time. Liked the end of 23. Will finish the other two in about ten-fifteen minutes.
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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.
About the agave maggot in the drinks: http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a990702b.html
I think, perhaps due to the amount of time it's spent in alcohol, that eating the maggot can have a pretty heavy effect on the drinker. I don't care for tequila, so I don't know. I have a bottle of mezcal at home with a scorpion exo-skeleton in it. That stuff is fucking lighter fluid, even when watered down. Desperately seeking decent cocktail recipes so I can actually finish the bottle, and so I can give the scorpion a bash.

Without a doubt you should ease yourself into spirits. A lot of people never go past drinking them with soft drink or juice. I'm one of the only people I know that actually prefers whiskey on the rocks without any cola to speak of. To me it's a waste of money to drink it with a soft drink, because some whiskeys can be quite drinkable, even for newcomers. That's something you should watch out for. I drank a 700ml bottle of Jim Beam one night last year and I can't figure out why, because such an idea would be preposterous and frankly bogan in a sober mind. It's bad for a 90 kilo man to do this, but I'm not even 60. I figure it was because I was drinking it so quickly earlier on that I couldn't compose myself with it as the night went on. So I recommend not to bring a large bottle of spirits to a party with the intent of keeping it to yourself.

I recall that, yeah. I would be interested in getting a taste for wine, as right now I can barely taste the difference between two reds.
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Breakfast time. Liked the end of 23. Will finish the other two in about ten-fifteen minutes.
Righto.
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About the agave maggot in the drinks: http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a990702b.html
I think, perhaps due to the amount of time it's spent in alcohol, that eating the maggot can have a pretty heavy effect on the drinker. I don't care for tequila, so I don't know. I have a bottle of mezcal at home with a scorpion exo-skeleton in it. That stuff is fucking lighter fluid, even when watered down. Desperately seeking decent cocktail recipes so I can actually finish the bottle, and so I can give the scorpion a bash.
That's fucking insane on all levels! I, uh, think I'll pass.

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Without a doubt you should ease yourself into spirits. A lot of people never go past drinking them with soft drink or juice. I'm one of the only people I know that actually prefers whiskey on the rocks without any cola to speak of. To me it's a waste of money to drink it with a soft drink, because some whiskeys can be quite drinkable, even for newcomers. That's something you should watch out for. I drank a 700ml bottle of Jim Beam one night last year and I can't figure out why, because such an idea would be preposterous and frankly bogan in a sober mind. It's bad for a 90 kilo man to do this, but I'm not even 60. I figure it was because I was drinking it so quickly earlier on that I couldn't compose myself with it as the night went on. So I recommend not to bring a large bottle of spirits to a party with the intent of keeping it to yourself.


I have a difficult time with this whole idea of mixing things with soft drink or juice. I suppose because I come from a wine background where putting anything in your wine would be nothing short of heresy and ruining a perfectly good drink. I have, however, had rum and orange juice. It was alright but I would've preferred the orange by itself. I've had one sip of rum straight in my life and found it to be absolutely vile. I was 14 at the time though.

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I recall that, yeah. I would be interested in getting a taste for wine, as right now I can barely taste the difference between two reds.
I must admit, my palette in recent years has really declined as I simply haven't been exposed to much wine. Haven't had the money to buy it for the most part, and I've intentionally spent little time with my father. When I used to spend time with him, I had a really good palette. For example, when I was about 13-14, I could tell a Martinborough chardonnay apart from a Marlborough chardonnay.

I once owned my father's wine tasting team, actually. They were conducting their first rehearsal for the national wine tasting championships and got me to read the questions. I also got to try the wine and had a stab at the answers - and convincingly won! Lucky guesses for the most part. And it didn't help that most of them weren't spitting out the wine so they were rolling drunk by the end, while I only sipped most and had probably 3 glasses total over a 2 hour period.

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I hope you agree that any song that includes a sample from a movie version of Orwell's 1984 has to have something going for it.
Speaking of 1984, did you know that David Bowie was originally going to write a soundtrack album to a movie about 1984 before Orwell nixed the movie plans? About half of the songs were released on Bowie's Diamond Dogs album, including the kick-ass song "1984."
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The Cure song is very nice.
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Alright, my final review of Axver's playlist:

It's very good. Despite the metal not being my taste, really on a few songs turned me off, and they did fit well. The flow is great, most of the song choices are good, there's atmosphere, there's theme, there's a concept. It's a complete playlist.

Axver: A-
LemonMelon: B
Screwtape: B
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I've over 1400 times the number of posts he has, and I've started only 10 times the threads he has.
And I'm sure your threads are worth the time of day, unlike his.

I think I've made a ridiculous number of threads. It's the fault of Survivor and Desert Island.
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And I'm sure your threads are worth the time of day, unlike his.

I think I've made a ridiculous number of threads. It's the fault of Survivor and Desert Island.
I've made 181.

You've made 446.
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Speaking of 1984, did you know that David Bowie was originally going to write a soundtrack album to a movie about 1984 before Orwell nixed the movie plans? About half of the songs were released on Bowie's Diamond Dogs album, including the kick-ass song "1984."
Huh, that's really cool.

Did you see that I enjoyed the Bowie song Screwtape used?
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