One Plate of Babelfish and a Glass of Candela

Sepulchritude Forum: The Absinthe Forum Thru December 2001: One Plate of Babelfish and a Glass of Candela
By Verawench on Monday, November 19, 2001 - 03:20 pm: Edit

"Various Failures and Soundtracks for the blind are really good too"

I've got both... "No Cruel Angel" is so damn beautiful

By Meat_Nipples on Monday, November 19, 2001 - 11:01 am: Edit

Yeah, I'm glad he ditched jarboe too, shes not in Angels. The show I'm seeing is this Sunday, the 25th, at Flecther's in Baltimore MD. They are playing some where in MA very soon also. If you haven't heard any of the stuff Gira has done with angels I really suggest you give it a listen. I think I like Angels of Light's "New Mother" cd the best of all the things Ive heard from him. From the swans, Various Failures and Soundtracks for the blind are really good too.

By Verawench on Monday, November 19, 2001 - 09:12 am: Edit

More of a fan of M. Gira than Swans... Jarboe's voice irks me.

"I will be seeing the Angels of Light, M. Gira's latest band, very soon."

Neat! Where are they playing?

By Meat_Nipples on Monday, November 19, 2001 - 08:02 am: Edit

Hey Verawench, I noticed the "Goddamn the Sun" reference. Are you a big Swans fan? I will be seeing the Angels of Light, M. Gira's latest band, very soon.

By Head_Prosthesis on Monday, November 19, 2001 - 02:22 am: Edit

Close enough.

By _Blackjack on Sunday, November 18, 2001 - 10:21 pm: Edit


Quote:

I thought it was perpetual constipation and a lack of natural sunlight.



I actually saw the sun last week, but that was only because I didn't get off work until 7:30 in the morning.

And I thought it sounded like "anus..."

By Verawench on Sunday, November 18, 2001 - 09:33 pm: Edit

Beautifully served!

Though the only Bubbles I can think of is Michael Jackson's monkey. And oh dear god let's not go there.

By Head_Prosthesis on Sunday, November 18, 2001 - 07:33 pm: Edit

I eat all my left overs.

By Head_Prosthesis on Sunday, November 18, 2001 - 07:32 pm: Edit

you lost me honey.

By Verawench on Sunday, November 18, 2001 - 06:58 pm: Edit

Head... no offense.. but it's like opening the fridge and finding the same old bowl of left-over pasta, over and over and over again.

By Verawench on Sunday, November 18, 2001 - 06:48 pm: Edit

I'll be happy if I sell SOMETHING.

My first time...

By Head_Prosthesis on Sunday, November 18, 2001 - 06:45 pm: Edit

Buy low, Sell high.

By Verawench on Sunday, November 18, 2001 - 06:45 pm: Edit

Me? Still framing, damnit.

Actually, right now I'm making a price chart.

By Verawench on Sunday, November 18, 2001 - 06:44 pm: Edit

Uh-oh... No more corsets for you this evening...

By Head_Prosthesis on Sunday, November 18, 2001 - 06:43 pm: Edit

oh but enough about me. how are you?

By Head_Prosthesis on Sunday, November 18, 2001 - 06:42 pm: Edit

It's an HP WEEKEND, and I ain't talkin' Harry Potter!!!

By Head_Prosthesis on Sunday, November 18, 2001 - 06:42 pm: Edit

ME ME ME !!!

By Head_Prosthesis on Sunday, November 18, 2001 - 06:40 pm: Edit

Hey, what are you doing?

Let's get the attention back over here on me???

By Verawench on Sunday, November 18, 2001 - 06:38 pm: Edit

Honey, I don't have all the answers.

Ask BJ - he'll even provide you with plenty of reliable bibliographical references.

By Head_Prosthesis on Sunday, November 18, 2001 - 06:34 pm: Edit

Yeah, Goddamn the sun, where's that eternal night the Apocalypse is always promising us?

By Head_Prosthesis on Sunday, November 18, 2001 - 06:32 pm: Edit

They have "brainy bats" and "IQ shoes" at Wal-Mart on sale.

By Verawench on Sunday, November 18, 2001 - 06:31 pm: Edit

there's nothing interesting outside, trust me.

"Goddamn the Sun"

By Head_Prosthesis on Sunday, November 18, 2001 - 06:27 pm: Edit

i.e. the bran buds and the hesitation to leave the apartment.

By Head_Prosthesis on Sunday, November 18, 2001 - 06:26 pm: Edit

That would be me.

By Verawench on Sunday, November 18, 2001 - 06:25 pm: Edit

Natural sunlight!!! God!

It's like I've beaten with the retarded stick.

By Verawench on Sunday, November 18, 2001 - 06:23 pm: Edit

"stoic vulcan persona"

I thought it was perpetual constipation and a lack of natural sunlight.

By Head_Prosthesis on Sunday, November 18, 2001 - 06:17 pm: Edit





On my way to answer the alarm call, it struck me.

I'll say it's not to often either that you provoke much of my consideration (and for that I appologize) but today it ate away at the fiber of my bran buds. A pretty large feat too, because I was in between being pissed that I had to go answer this stupid alarm call and meet the police and delighted that I'd be getting double time for doing so.


Quote:

Huh-huh...you said "NS..."




What the hell was he saying. Then it all fell into place.

NS, an ass!

An ass. A wonderful play on sounds and words. It's not often but it's always a delight when Blackjack drops the stoic vulcan persona to reveal his sense of humor.



By Zman7 on Sunday, November 18, 2001 - 04:56 pm: Edit

Triple distillation:
1. distill fermented liquid to obtain a distillate high in ethanol
2. distill essence of wormwood
3. distill essence of star anise
Mix it all together, throw in some vegetable color, and Viola! Triple distillation;)

By _Blackjack on Sunday, November 18, 2001 - 04:11 pm: Edit

Huh-huh...you said "NS..."

By Perruche_Verte on Sunday, November 18, 2001 - 04:02 pm: Edit

It's a perfect day for Babelfish...

Yes, I suppose Absinthe "NS" is a rather
unfortunate name. And politics aside,
the label is really ugly, probably the
worst of the Spanish. I hope they
redesign it soon; it reflects poorly on
the contents, which aren't bad.

But what's this "triple-distilled" BS? I
seem to recall hearing something similar
about Mari Mayans.

By Heiko on Sunday, November 18, 2001 - 02:29 pm: Edit

Bavarians would never change from beer to absinthe ;-)

But in the east, it might sell much too well...

By Lordhobgoblin on Sunday, November 18, 2001 - 01:45 pm: Edit

May not go down too well in Koln or Dusseldorf but would it not go down a bundle in Bavaria or in the East?

By Heiko on Sunday, November 18, 2001 - 01:25 pm: Edit

I've heard (from a german reseller on a German forum) that "Candela" is just another name for NS. They don't want to sell "NS" in Germany, I think.

Everybody I have told about NS in Germany so far looked at me with an expression that said "has it something to do with National Socialism? Is it maybe Spanish fashist absinthe?"
It's just not too cool to put something on the shelves in Germany that reads "NS" in gothic letters...

By Perruche_Verte on Sunday, November 18, 2001 - 11:24 am: Edit

Monforte del Cid makes Candela? That is the same distillery that makes Absinthe NS. Has anyone tried both of them?

By Head_Prosthesis on Sunday, November 18, 2001 - 08:47 am: Edit


Quote:

Da' cow sez MOOOOOOOOO,
da' birds say WOW,
Kitty jumps up mah lap
an sez MOWW-MOWW!!!

-WOOFIE BONDEROSI

By Head_Prosthesis on Sunday, November 18, 2001 - 08:30 am: Edit

I really enjoy it's MOO-GREEN colour!

By Head_Prosthesis on Sunday, November 18, 2001 - 08:30 am: Edit

With it it concerns with CANDELAS one the oldest Absinthmarken. Tradition, which tastes and feels one. CANDELA embodies the myth of La Fée Verte - becoming green Fee, like hardly another Absinth. In the taste different herbs form a harmonious flavour. The anise contained among other things adds itself into those pleasantly strong herb note, without dominating thereby. The contained wermut, which is by the way cultivated and distilled by the manufacturer (triple!), the taste picture rounds elegantly off. CANDELA is from naturally working MOO-GREEN colour. Altogether a Absinth of the top class, of best quality and purity. CANDELA contains Thujon. 1 bottle = 0.7 litres of 55 % volume Alc. - Spain Monforte del Cid, since 1895 Purchase number: ABS-00009 Price: DM 65.25 / EUR 33.36

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