Barkeep…Another Round! ­— Damien Fahrenfort

posted by / Blogs / February 6, 2012

Damien FahrenfortAfter a night of revelry, Damien washes away his hangover and reminisces a night of good conversation


Here are the six individuals, living or dead, with whom Damien Fahrenfort would drink with if given the chance. Barkeep…Another Round!



Because he is the greatest person who has ever lived and has the highest selling book of all time. It would be on a plane — in economy class — because it’s closer to home for him. We would drink red wine (obviously) and talk about where I am going wrong. I would try to find out the bigger picture for my life — what route to take at certain cross roads and how to stop all the internet hate. Maybe get some lotto numbers too. I would then apologize for everything bad I have done and will do.


nelson mandela

Nelson Mandela

Who wouldn’t want to hang out with the most gracious and forgiving man alive? We would drink Whiskey because that’s what old people drink. We would talk about the future of South Africa and how to help. It would be in a old-school gentlemen’s club — maybe with some cigars. South Africa has so much potential but still so much hate. Anyone that can forgive another race after they put them in jail for 27 years on a phony crime has some special answers and could help me with my own personal problems. It would be epic to get an Instagram with him too.


amy winehouse

Amy Winehouse

I felt like she was the last of the true rock and rollers. Yes, she was an alcohol/drug addict, but she was a rock star through and through. We would hang back stage at one of her concerts and consume so much alcohol that when she finally went on stage, she wouldn’t be able to hold herself up like most of her shows. I like being around crazy people — they are really interesting and unpredictable — she would show me a mad night.


Any Homeless Man

Probably have drinks under a bridge around a trash can fire. The drink would be paint thinner. Homeless people always fascinate me. They all have a crazy story and I would ask them about how they got there and what choices they had. My friend BT hung out with this guy who lived on the street for 5 years just out of choice. Then one day, he got a job and is now rich. You could only imagine the things these people have seen. I would ask for a day by day recap.


South Africa

My Mates from Home

I don’t get to see them much, but they are all classic in their own way. We would be drinking whatever I was buying because they’re all poor and it would probably be at Fisherman’s in Kommetjie (a little fishing bar in Cape Town with decent pizza). The thing with small towns is nothing changes, so they would just be filling me in with who’s sleeping with who now. Also, there would probably be a mad bar fight because they love to get into brawls while I am trying to be the voice of reason. In the morning, it’s always a good hangover and a funny breakfast with the crew.


tom cruise

Tom Cruise

I have got one thing to ask him. Why did you jump on Opera’s couch?


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  • Mik

    Epic list and comments. But I have to add that it is rather religiously centric to say that any one spiritual leader is the greatest of all time. What about Buddha, Shankara, Moses, Mohammed, Rumi, St. Teresa, Ananda Mayima, Joan of Arc, etc. ??? There is only one God, and many spiritually enlightened people throughout history have had a role to play in helping others find their way. I’m wary of anyone who discounts this reality in human history.

  • charles darwin

    but i have to add that its rather religiously centric to say that there is only one god…

  • Mik

    darwin: one “God” = one ultimate essence of life.

    Many names are used to define that, and there are many approaches to realizing that…?

    Using scientific terminology:

    God is not a “person”. God is a Unified Field that underlies and permeates everything.

    It is a single universal, abstract field that gives rise to vibrations of energy, that create the fundamental forces, that collapse into particles, that form atoms, that form molecules, that form cells, including brain cells that are linked to Consciousness.

    So Consciousness, in its purest state, IS the Unified Field…

    And experience of pure Consciousness has been called the experience of God by the spiritually inclined. Which is why that experience tends to make one spiritually aware.

    Further, if the Unified Field is the essence of Nature, then it is equally the essence of the ocean, and the essence of one’s mind, and body. This is why I think that surfing, which is essentially riding the creative energy of Nature, is both a Spiritual experience, and an intensely physical experience at the same time.

    Just sayin’….

  • Matt S.

    Mik lay off the dope.
    Damien I can’t say I agree that Jesus was “the greatest person who ever lived” but great comments on drinks with him. Liked your choice of Mandela but remember he didn’t need to forgive an entire race, just the bastards who put him in prison. Dude, Amy Winehouse “the last true rock and roller”? Being an alcoholic/drug addict doesn’t make you a true rock star nor “unpredictable” Actually we are very predictable, we get F’ed up all the time, then sober or dead, if sober, then self righteous. Cool idea to drink with any homeless person. I think you would find that your friend who was buds with the free spirit choosing to live on the street was by far the exception. Nice choice drinking with your friends. Sincere. As far as Tom Cruise goes…. he jumped on the couch because he was trying to convince the world and even himself that he isn’t gay. Tom, nobody cares.
    Also, Damien, you crushed that right in Mexico. Pleasure to watch.

  • Mik

    Matt: actually I formulated my view by starting surfing at an early age, laying off dope while I was in Art School in SF because it was stifling me, studying design and eastern philosophy in Switzerland, studying Yoga and Meditation in the Himalayas with a very enlightened teacher, and studying lectures by John Hagelin, a prominent Unified Field theorist now. So let me ask you this: your opinions are all expressed forms of thought. You are conscious of thinking them, and revising them or adhering to them. So, what is thought? What is the source of thought? What is the source of Nature? What is Consciousness? If these questions don’t matter, then what is the big deal about Jesus, or anyone else who represents deeper human knowledge? You’re too quick to dismiss intelligent thought that goes beyond your (apparently) limited range of reference. Which is too bad, because Consciousness is an eternal, infinite field of potential creative intelligence. And if you take the time to explore it within your thinking mind, it will expand those qualities in your life. Which was Jesus’s whole point.

  • GBD

    Mik: Appreciate your comments… They are only understood by those who can understand them.

  • Mik

    GBD: nice

  • g

    Dearest Mik, lay of the ego… In Mao Zedong’s view, “all reactionaries are paper tigers. superficially powerful but prone to overextension leading to sudden collapse.

  • Mik

    g: what I said is not really egotistical. it is common, current knowledge, experienced by many people around the world. eg: Consciousness in its pure state is experiential through Transcendental Meditation, and many other approaches for internal knowledge that have been taught throughout recorded history. i am just expanding a discussion which was invited when Kurz made the statement that Jesus was the greatest person that ever lived, in a blog, which invites comment. and i personally shy away from saying any one saint, or any one religion is the greatest because i think that any reasonable person would understand that all saints and all religions are referring to the same, ultimate inner experience. so i am responding because I think the world is getting tired of one religion denying the validity of another. it is childish. and I am in no danger of collapse. actually, it looks to me like Maoism in the form of oppression is more in danger of collapse than freedom of thought and expression is. which is what i am exercising.