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Vision (a lurker here on the board and close friend of mine) pointed out an article in Belgian Magazine 'HUMO'. It was an interview with Luc and Eppo Janssen (father and son), doing radio programs on Belgian national radio 'Studio Brussel'.
Somewhere in the interview, our nearest and dearest Von is mentioned, and here is what they got to say about him, in Dutch:

"De vriendschap met Andrew Eldritch van The Sisters of Mercy heeft nog het langst stand gehouden. We gingen samen wel eens naar een VUB-fuif, waar niemand hem herkende omdat hij een brilletje droeg en geen zwartfluwelen slangenjas aanhad. Maar hij is zo ontspoord in de drugs dat ik vreesde dat hij mijn huis zou leeghalen of mijn kinderen zou verkrachten. Als we later dan toch nog eens afspraken, was het altijd spannend in welke staat ik hem zou treffen. Dan kwam ik de lobby van zijn hotel binnen, hoorde 'm de vraag van de ober wat hij wilde drinken beantwoorden met 'something green', en wist meteen dat die avond niks werd (lacht)"

And here is an approximate translation:

"[My] friendship with Andrew Eldritch of The Sisters Of Mercy was the one that [of all others] lasted the longest. Occasionally we went to a VUB-Party (NOTE: VUB= Vrije Universiteit Brussel, or Open University of Brussels), where he was never recognised due to his glasses and the lack of a black velvet snakeskin coat. But he went soooo way off track with drugs, I feared he would empty my house or abuse my children. When we had the odd meeting after that, it was always very exciting to anticipate what condition he'd be in. I used to walk into the lobby of his hotel, heard him answer the waiter's question 'bout what he fancied with 'something green', and I immediately knew the evening was ruined (laughs)"

Anyone feeling compelled to correct my translation, please do so... :-)
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That's kewl. I have no idea what it's about, but kewl nontheless.
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So he likes mushy peas (or should Brussels Sprouts be more appropriate here) then?

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Unfortunately Von's food of choice used to be lettuce. :von:

True, no bull sh it :innocent: :?
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And here's Vision back once again ...

Due to a (much too) long absence and, as a consequence, an inactive account I registered myself again ...

So from now on "Vision" is outta here, "13Vision13" is here to stay ... Greetz to all of you.

'bout the "something green" article ...
As Izzy said, I (accidently) discovered it reading a Belgian magazine.
Having no clue at all what he might be drinking, I can very well imagine what that night brought ...

Oh what a (k)night ...
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13Vision13 wrote:And here's Vision back once again ...

Due to a (much too) long absence and, as a consequence, an inactive account I registered myself again ...

So from now on "Vision" is outta here, "13Vision13" is here to stay ... Greetz to all of you.

'bout the "something green" article ...
As Izzy said, I (accidently) discovered it reading a Belgian magazine.
Having no clue at all what he might be drinking, I can very well imagine what that night brought ...

Oh what a (k)night ...
Welcome Back :-)
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I thought this was going to be a thread about me :(

Cool article though. Thanx. :D
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khepri II wrote:Unfortunately Von's food of choice used to be lettuce.
The Vegan Von diet? Somebody market it and blow Dr Atkins out of the water! :D
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I hafta correct something in my translation before you all start talking about food.
In Dutch 'drinken' means 'to drink' (obviously).
I translated 'de ober vroeg wat hij wou drinken' as 'the waiter asked what he fancied', but it's a rather free translation. A better one 'd be: 'the waiter asked him what he'd like to drink'.
So here goes.

Absinth? Anyone?

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13Vision13 wrote:And here's Vision back once again ...

Due to a (much too) long absence and, as a consequence, an inactive account I registered myself again ...

So from now on "Vision" is outta here, "13Vision13" is here to stay ... Greetz to all of you.

'bout the "something green" article ...
As Izzy said, I (accidently) discovered it reading a Belgian magazine.
Having no clue at all what he might be drinking, I can very well imagine what that night brought ...

Oh what a (k)night ...
Hallo!
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Von drinks vodka/cran.

And what happened to that Valentine thread we just started? It's disappeared... :eek: :eek: :eek:
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Izzy HaveMercy wrote:I hafta correct something in my translation before you all start talking about food.
In Dutch 'drinken' means 'to drink' (obviously).
I translated 'de ober vroeg wat hij wou drinken' as 'the waiter asked what he fancied', but it's a rather free translation. A better one 'd be: 'the waiter asked him what he'd like to drink'.
So here goes.

Absinth? Anyone?

IZZY.
I would agree with this possibility! - what other drink is "Green" - at least on the way down! ;-)
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AndyTheGoth wrote:
Izzy HaveMercy wrote:I hafta correct something in my translation before you all start talking about food.
In Dutch 'drinken' means 'to drink' (obviously).
I translated 'de ober vroeg wat hij wou drinken' as 'the waiter asked what he fancied', but it's a rather free translation. A better one 'd be: 'the waiter asked him what he'd like to drink'.
So here goes.

Absinth? Anyone?

IZZY.
I would agree with this possibility! - what other drink is "Green" - at least on the way down! ;-)
Creme de menthe! (or as Oliver Reed once discovered courtesy of Alex Higgins - Fairy Liquid :twisted: )
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Crème de Menthe, Pisang Ambon, Midori, Green Curaçao, Green Chartreuse, St Patrick's Day ale.

Besides, to the best of my knowledge, absinthe was forbidden in most of Europe until 1998-1999.
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mugabe wrote: Besides, to the best of my knowledge, absinthe was forbidden in most of Europe until 1998-1999.
True. Only place to get it was in Portugal and a little bar called Kruts Carport in Copenhagen.
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The Green Lantern wrote:
mugabe wrote: Besides, to the best of my knowledge, absinthe was forbidden in most of Europe until 1998-1999.
True. Only place to get it was in Portugal and a little bar called Kruts Carport in Copenhagen.
Indeed, I both my first bottle around 1989. Or before. But I've been drinking it since 1988.
That's a funny story, that bottle... Maybe some other day.
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Red Horse Beer from the Philippines is the one to drink. They say it makes ya not give a f-ck about anything. Popular with 16 year olds, I hear. Watch out! :twisted:
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i'm quite sure you could buy absinthe from the shop next to the place i work ;D
at least a year ago it was possible.
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pikkrong wrote:i'm quite sure you could buy absinthe from the shop next to the place i work ;D
at least a year ago it was possible.
I'm pretty sure it was 98/99.

Bloody expensive over here even now you can get it.
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The Green Lantern wrote: Only place to get it was in Portugal
What you can't get in Portugal???... Nothing...
We have everything in this wonderful country.

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moonchild wrote:What you can't get in Portugal???... Nothing...
We have everything in this wonderful country.
Good bands?
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mugabe wrote: Good bands?
Bah... :evil:
Yes we have some great bands. :notworthy: :notworthy:
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mugabe wrote:
moonchild wrote:What you can't get in Portugal???... Nothing...
We have everything in this wonderful country.
Good bands?
Well, in the alternative scene only, Moonspell.
But I prefer Mão Morta. They sing in Portuguese so it's natural you've never heard of them. Intellectual rock gods indeed! :von:
(I bet Eldritch would love to meet Adolfo Lúxuria Canibal. Both love phylosophy. They would have a lot to talk about.)
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Jim wrote:
pikkrong wrote:i'm quite sure you could buy absinthe from the shop next to the place i work ;D
at least a year ago it was possible.
I'm pretty sure it was 98/99.

Bloody expensive over here even now you can get it.
@ Jim - Your not wrong there mate - DECENT Absinthe is difficult to get in the UK (Assuming JIM you are in the UK!)

Dont be tempted by the "SEBOR" rubbish - it stinks - If you can get it try the "Hills" variety - much better;-)
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AndyTheGoth wrote:
Jim wrote:
pikkrong wrote:i'm quite sure you could buy absinthe from the shop next to the place i work ;D
at least a year ago it was possible.
I'm pretty sure it was 98/99.

Bloody expensive over here even now you can get it.
@ Jim - Your not wrong there mate - DECENT Absinthe is difficult to get in the UK (Assuming JIM you are in the UK!)

Dont be tempted by the "SEBOR" rubbish - it stinks - If you can get it try the "Hills" variety - much better;-)
It's in a few bars in Glasgow! :twisted:
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