:: Monday, February 07, 2005
GET A GREEN FAIRY UP YA
after an all-day braindamaging music festival and beer rollercoaster that wuz the 2005 BIG DAY OUT on friday.. staggering thru 1/2 of the inner western suburbs (with a brief pitstop at the infamous all-nite "Cafe De Villie's") in search of some dude's house for an after party.. only to be lying around dead for 2 hours.. stagger home only to sleep fragmented and twitchy.. waking up next day to get to a wedding.. wedding reception.. open bar.. at the drunk's table.. jug after jug of beer.. I dunno.. at least 12-15 beers.. maybe (likely a LOT) more.. red wine.. sparkling red wine.. more beers.. outside.. gibbering like lunatic.. finally.. at the end of it all.. all dazed and confused at 1AM outside the Entertainment Centre.. where to next?
so.. fer larfs.. got into the city.. Worldsend.. had a few more beers.. and had a crazy idea.. dragged crazy craig for a longarse walk to the clown n spanker.. (crown n.. arr fuck.. do I even need to explain here?) we wuz on a mission.. just like Harold and Kumar go to Whitecastle.. yup.. wot else would you do after 2 days / nights straight of total beer induced carnage? finish it off.. doing ABSINTHE!
y'see.. I'm not much for the wacky hard drugs.. the heroin.. the cocaine.. the extacy..
I'm more into the bizarro fringe tribal shit.. stuff with more avante garde cool'ness to it.. more notoriety.. and thus, we lead ourselves to the mysterious substance.. sometimes known as the "GREEN FAIRY".. otherwise rather infamously known as the highly toxic green 80% pure alcohol crap that crazy french bohemian artist types did to excess in the 19th century.. only to have it banned thru a whole string of countries.. for over 100 years.. apparently it contains chemical compounds similar to THC in it.. and y'know.. a whole bunch of wacky pixie herbs n crap.. they claim you get hallucinations off the stuff.. just before your head implodes.. (thus inspiring the entire Impressionist / Post Expressionist 19th - 20th century art movements..)
now.. I dunno if I'm just unsually resilient to this crap..
that KAVA incident a month or 2 ago.. did nothing altogether weird.. sure, I wuz in the funny grass hut venue in hindley street.. drinking dirtwater out've a coconut.. but dammit.. I got NUTHIN' from it.. sure.. maybe a little swimmy.. bit of a numb tongue.. and an urge to run around the streets like an unhinged gorilla.. but after 10-12 beers you would be a little swimmy too.. (hmmm.. maybe I should try it again.. bigger dose, when sober.. aaaah.. gotta love legal idiot drugs..)
so.. how did I enjoy my ABSINTHE braindamage?
well.. considering this was after 12-15 beers.. and fucknows wot else? it did surprisingly little.. sure.. it flattened crazy craig.. sitting there.. staring at the dancefloor and the twinkley lights all zombie like and gibbering.. but, hey.. the only effect I got determine.. wuz an idiot urge to go nuts on the dancefloor.. but.. fukkit.. I do that EVERYFREAKINGTIME at the crown n anchor.. all brain damaged at 3AM..
hmmm.. perhaps once again I wuz too drunk and it worked as an effective bufferzone.. either way.. in a comparison to KAVA, which tastes rather like dirt water.. ABSINTH has a much better taste going for it.. mixed with chilled apple juice.. a dissolved sugar cube.. gives it a real nice fruity / licorice taste.. dammit.. I could do a whole load of 'em.. (hmm.. maybe try that next time.. see if anything funny happens).. of course.. the only downside to trying to abuse this crap.. is the price.. $7 per hit..
still, it makes for a damn good way to end a night off.. that's more original (and stoner countercultured) than doing yet more shots of tequila / salt and lemon..
it didn't kill me..
I'm not in a loony home..
so.. I say, go get some!
:: Spoz 5:44 PM |