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By coillte (Mon Jun 08, 2009 at 05:33:53 PM EST) (all tags)
Brings back vibrant memoies of childhood.

Dubliners singing Finnegans wake

Original inspiration for Joyce's Opus.

Lyrics, an absolute necessity, available here.


Tim Finnegan lived in Walkin Street,
a gentle Irishman mighty odd
He had a brogue both rich and sweet,
an' to rise in the world he carried a hod
You see he'd a sort of a tipplers way
but the love for the liquor poor Tim was born
To help him on his way each day,
he'd a drop of the craythur every morn....
 
Not coincidentally, perhaps, I have returned with not moderate gusto to the alive and wild world of midday whiskey drinking. Happily esconced in the embryonic and fluidly folds of notably sacrosanct Grogans pub. Shielded happily from the blasted sun by the entire and proper utter lack of windows. I felt it fitting to dip once more happily into a drop of the craythur.

Note to the bulimic and moronic bint who body checked me haphazardly while threading self consciously though the ample confines of the bar. You're three more vomiting sessions away from hospitalisation.

And I think you're looking fat.

I seriously considered picking an actual fistfight with her. But failed models can be awful scrappy. Theres gotta be a joke about going down easy there.....

Sitting to the other side was a Peruvian(?) one man band in full clown costume and makeup, stoically necking a well deserved pint. And someone who could quite well have been Colin Farrell alternating accents.

Hope it was. Only person who said a word to him was the ould lad at the bar he came to meet. Proper order too.

Happily launched back into moderate drinking at the weekend with a 6 hour slow gorge.




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We've recently by blixco (4.00 / 1) #1 Mon Jun 08, 2009 at 06:13:12 PM EST
and by "we" I mean myself and this woman here at work who drinks Irish whiskey and only that, we have recently ordered us two bottles of Green Spot at roughly $140 us bucks including shipping.  This is as much as a bottle of Midleton, which it is made from, so there's that.

My current vats are low; I have some Jameson and not much Connemara.  I think it is time to go shopping, but my energy is about as full as that Jameson, and about as poisonous.

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"You bring the weasel, I'll bring the whiskey." - kellnerin
Fucking hell.... by coillte (4.00 / 1) #3 Tue Jun 09, 2009 at 03:23:05 PM EST
thats expensive.

Damned stuff used to be 39 euros a bottle.

Sounnds about right though. 70 each inclunding pnp.

Powers 12, a damned fine heart ripping bastard of a thing is going at a snip. 37 a bottle.

I'd be interested in what you think.

Lockes 8 year old could be worth a tipple too....



 
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Powers 12 by blixco (4.00 / 1) #5 Tue Jun 09, 2009 at 05:59:40 PM EST
I've had.  I like it, but not significantly more than Jamesons Gold.

Not tired Lockes. That's the expensive Kilbeggan, right?  I'll have to find it.

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"You bring the weasel, I'll bring the whiskey." - kellnerin
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Made by Kilbeggan by coillte (4.00 / 1) #6 Wed Jun 10, 2009 at 05:03:39 AM EST
whose whiskey is odiously unpalateable.

But Lockes is quite good. Identifiably Irish, but not too sweet. Fairly authentic, recipewise. Slight, slight peaty tones.

But not an expensive bottle. And certainly not worth any more than mid thirties.


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My favourite Dubliners by Breaker (4.00 / 2) #2 Tue Jun 09, 2009 at 10:09:31 AM EST
Song was Seven Drunken Nights.


Also remember that one by coillte (4.00 / 1) #4 Tue Jun 09, 2009 at 03:25:38 PM EST
from my dysfunctionally happy childhood.

Now that I think og it, large tracts of childhood listening celebrated the wonderous liberation and affirmation to be got from terrifying ordeals of reckless drunkeness.

A fine thing too..


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Yeah by Breaker (2.00 / 0) #7 Wed Jun 10, 2009 at 06:42:12 AM EST
It wasn't a proper wedding on my Mum's side of the family unless a couple of people got pissed and had a fight!


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