Sunday, January 04, 2009

Is absinthe over?

According to this amusing article in this mornings Sunday NYT it is. Being compared to the band Interpol, laceless Converse sneakers, and a soul patch as author Eric Konigsberg did can never be good PR......
"If absinthe were a band, it would be Interpol, third-hand piffle masquerading as transgressive pop culture. If absinthe were sneakers, it would be a pair of laceless Chuck Taylors designed by John Varvatos for Converse. If it were facial hair, it would be the soul patch."

2 comments:

SauceSupreme said...

Absinthe might be played out in bigger cities, but there's still quite a few people here in PDX who are fascinating by the drip drip drip and sip sip sip of the green fairy.

Moreover, this town actually has distillers *making* the stuff, so the local allure is tied also into the craftsmanship of the product, as opposed to pure hype.

bb said...

Sauce- as if we needed to be reminded why this is one of the greatest drinking cities in the world, right?! I do agree with your comments on the process. There is something very anticipatory about it. Like something good is about to happen!