I have been listening to Bruce Cockburn’s 1996 album The Charity of Night today, and remembering how much I love it.
The album opens with Night Train, a song that, as Cockburn explains in this live set, was written under the influence of absinthe. It is among my favourite of his canon.
My personal experience with absinthe, somewhat predictably, lies in Olle’s kitchen in Copenhagen. Unlike Cockburn, I didn’t get a song out of it, but it was a good day.