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Danny Hawaii

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  1. I never forget you guys, Bill. Way too much learnin' and hopeful desires for contributin' to artful projects here. Phew. Need more Buffalo Trace. To the shot glass, Batman!
  2. Oh boy, been far too long since I've hung around these parts. Too much work has taken my frontal brain energies away. So ... to compensate ... a handful of Eddies followed by another handful of Buffalo Trace bourbon. And some Brain Setzer DVDs. Very cool. I miss you crazy guys...
  3. Taking a week long staycation and enjoying a handful of glasses of Eddy.
  4. Nice work, Retro. I love what glass plates do to eyes. Very ominous and spooky.
  5. Yes, I should know better but I was excited! (At least I didn't post the link)
  6. Any other mad rye nuts out there jumping on Oxy's Hannisville Cache of pre-prohibition rye? I couldn't help myself, absinthe has made me a sucker for rye thanks to the Sazerac.
  7. All is well, the bottle was replaced, nothing to see here, move along.
  8. Well, here's a post I never expected to make. A family friend is visiting from overseas and bought me a bottle of this as a present. After a very slow louche, the drink is amazingly clear, almost disturbingly so. I louched a couple just to make sure and only got a slightly better result. Have a look at my crappy iPhone pic of it: I haven't had Lemercier since March 2008 and it looked like this: I'm wondering if it's worth taking back to the store. Although I doubt that I'd be able to explain it to the staff who most probably have no idea what absinthe is. Any ideas why this might be so extremely thin in the louche? Too long on the shelf? Bad batch? New recipe (improved! no louche!)?
  9. November and December ended up being far too busy at work for me to put in enough time for music and I didn't want to just throw something together. No excuses this time, I still have ideas floating around in my absinthe-enhanced head. Ordering CD right now...
  10. How are we going for submissions? I've come back from overseas and have some time to work on music again, so I'm wondering if there's an 'updated' deadline? End of November? I'd really like to contribute something, but if I don't make this volume, I'll definitely get to Volume II.
  11. Thanks, guys. I do believe I'll grab a bottle of Sirene and Clandestine at the nearest possible establishment tonight, just in time for a Halloween nightcap. Which is about the same time I arrive in Chicago after a 20+ hour flight ... could be interesting.
  12. Any updates on the state of absinthe in Chicago? I'll be there from Oct 31st to Nov 10th and I'm looking to sample as many American brands as possible! So far The Violet Hour seems to be the only possibility for a night out but I'm hoping on going to Delilah's at some point and seeing what can come of that. While I'm at it, how might I get hold of some Marteau while I'm there? Ship it from DUNY?
  13. I'll attempt to finish my one submission by the end of the week, but it turns out that I'm heading overseas for the 2 following weeks for work. So it doesn't look like I'll be able to get to the same level of polish but I'll give it a shot.
  14. Fougerolles! While listening to Ry Cooder's new one, I, FLATHEAD. I don't think they suit each other at all, but I don't care.
  15. He he. Good to see you guys again, too!
  16. Well, hot diggity damn! This is an excellent idea. You can count me in. Work is slowing down again so I'll have some time to come up with a piece or two. But I'm going to be careful, I'm not going to listen to any of your pieces until I'm ready to submit. And I'm going to have one single criteria for what I work on: music that I would like to listen to while drinking absinthe. Yes, the Potato Head with a Spoon has spoken.
  17. Dammit, never did try the Berger. But I lusted. Does that count? Thanks for the good wishes, people!
  18. Edouard Pernod 1905. Mmm, manly. It's an absinthe strained through a fine cigar.
  19. ...maybe about a year since I last wished myself Happy Birthday. The absinthe obsession has died down to a gentle integration into my life, and my time here has dwindled thanks to an increase in work commitments. But the calendar still holds a place of pride and I still partake of the green on a regular basis. To all here, I'm very glad for everything I've learned at the WS, and am most happy to be celebrating this birthday evening with a glass of Edouard Pernod 1905. Mmmm, manly tasting. Umm, you know what I mean.
  20. There are samples available now: http://www.oxygenee.com/absinthe-buy/vintage1-march I'm tempted.
  21. Congratulations on getting to where you're at now, DP. One of these days I better damned well try some of your worm juice!
  22. My absinthe stash is in a terrible situation. All I have left is three very small bottles of pre-ban, which call to me but must wait for the right time. I'm not sure when that is yet, but I think the screening of the last episode of the current series of Battlestar Galactica may be a good time. So, tonight, it's Old Fashioneds with Wild Turkey Rye. I prefer Rittenhouse, but oh well, this'll have to do.
  23. Suckin' down a few louches of Verte De Fougerolles while watching a Tom Waits documentary called Under Review: 1971-1982. Can't think of a better way to spend a Friday night as the gal sleeps upstairs.