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-- By Bobby Klein in The Middle of Nowhere on Sat, 23 Jun 2007 at 22:41.
I noticed a post on the thujone page by the band The Absinthe Drinkers (http://absinthefever.com/thujone/forum/0027) and once I finished reading it, immediately wanted to find out more about this truly unique band.
After doing a little more digging on The Absinthe Drinkers, I found a very cool YouTube video that was loaded by the band. Since this section is dedicated to the Green Fairy and all the great things that it has inspired, I thought this would be the best place to post the video.
I'm going to try to embed the video, but in case that doesn't work, you can check it out at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1e4GIsWxFA
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About the Green Fairy
Where there is a will, there is a way, and folks do go out of their way for a chance to meet the "Goddess" -- like the guy who claims the Green Fairy can be summoned by soaking wormwood in alcohol. Well, no, it cannot... sorry, but it just doesn't work like that. Unless you own a still, there is no way you will ever make real absinthe at home.
(I'm beginning to wonder why we called this part useful links...)
Anyhow, let's move onto the useful / interesting stuff... This page would not be complete without mentioning MsJekyll's Green Fairy page. A modern-day absinthe icon, MsJekyll published an absinthe website years before the current absinthe revival. Been there, done that - well before the current bunch of absinthe 'experts' appeared on the web. Don't miss MsJekyll's poetry - dark but beautiful.
What is absinthe?
What is the history of absinthe?
What is wormwood?
How about thujone?
What are the effects of absinthe?
How do I drink absinthe?
What is "La Louche" ritual?
What is an absinthe fountain?
The freedom-loving Green Fairy...
Goddess of rebel poets & artists
in France and beyond