Interview With Barbel

The Bond ExperienceThe Bond Experience Newtown, PAPosts: 5,472Quartermasters
Our very own Barbel gets to be the interviewee! That's right, the man who has ushered in the Interview Series on AJB get's his own moment in the spotlight....and we are releasing a sneak peek here on AJB before the rest of the world sees it!

A NEW VLOG released 24 hours early just for AJBers! Our very own BARBEL is interviewed! Barbel is one of the gents who keep Absolutely James Bond running and in good order, and we discuss the creation of the site, it's passionate members, and how they developed their trajectory. Then we discuss HIS amazing journey through the world of Bond.

https://youtu.be/G9X4kQZqG5o
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  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    {[] Nice one. Very enjoyable.
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • superadosuperado Regent's Park West (CaliforniaPosts: 2,559MI6 Agent
    I’m glad to put a face and voice to a moniker and I’m glad that Barbel’s interview series will go on! I hope the Mantis and Barbel didn’t have me in mind when discussing about those on who give unwanted shade on the board :))
    "...the purposeful slant of his striding figure looked dangerous, as if he was making quickly for something bad that was happening further down the street." -SMERSH on 007 dossier photo, Ch. 6 FRWL.....
  • James SuzukiJames Suzuki New ZealandPosts: 2,386MI6 Agent
    Forgot how Scottish Barbel was. Man that interview was epic. -{
    “The scent and smoke and sweat of a casino are nauseating at three in the morning. "
    -Casino Royale, Ian Fleming
  • AndrewBondAndrewBond Skyfall, UKPosts: 64MI6 Agent
    I was kind of disappointed we weren’t seeing Barbel behind smoked glass, stroking a white cat on his lap ... but apart from that very interesting indeed, and an opportune moment to thank him for all the hard work he’s clearly put into the community over the years! {[]
    ‘Secret Agent?? On whose side?’
  • Golrush007Golrush007 South AfricaPosts: 2,939Quartermasters
    I found Barbel's interview most enjoyable...thanks David for doing the interview and hopefully it will spread the word about AJB to Bond fans who may have never heard of us and who might like to come and join us.
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 31,055Chief of Staff
    Much appreciated, gents, but all praise goes to David.
    This was filmed some six weeks ago, before I decided to stop (or at least slow down drastically) the interview series. It does seem an appropriate one to go out on.
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 31,055Chief of Staff
    Have just read the comments on YouTube. ;% Thank you everyone!
  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 25,206Chief of Staff
    As I’ve said elsewhere - I can’t think of anyone better than Barbel to be the voice of AJB… probably not the face of it though {:) :))
    YNWA 96
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 31,055Chief of Staff
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  • silver hair guysilver hair guy Posts: 8MI6 Agent
    Golrush007 wrote:
    I found Barbel's interview most enjoyable...thanks David for doing the interview and hopefully it will spread the word about AJB to Bond fans who may have never heard of us and who might like to come and join us.

    I'm one of them. B-)
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    Welcome silver hair guy -{
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 31,055Chief of Staff
    Golrush007 wrote:
    I found Barbel's interview most enjoyable...thanks David for doing the interview and hopefully it will spread the word about AJB to Bond fans who may have never heard of us and who might like to come and join us.

    I'm one of them. B-)

    Good to hear- welcome!
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,374MI6 Agent
    I have been seeing this in a hotel room while on vacation and laughed out - together with my wife- quite often.

    Thanks to Barbel for being - Just Barbel ! :x
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 31,055Chief of Staff
    :x you too, Higgy- how was the vacation? Six months in millionaire's playgrounds again?
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,374MI6 Agent
    :D

    Kind of, that drink is not milk btw....

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    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 31,055Chief of Staff
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    Lucky bleedin' you!
  • The Bond ExperienceThe Bond Experience Newtown, PAPosts: 5,472Quartermasters
    This interview was such a pleasure for me to do...mostly because it never felt like an interview. For me it was like meeting up with a gent I have respected for well over a decade in a pub and sharing some pints! A gent who has shared trial and tribulation with me....a gent who has created connective tissue of this forum and made it a necessary escape valve in this crazy world of ours...I loved reading the comments on YouTube of people who did not know about AJB because Barbel's representation of it truly speaks volumes....

    Thanks again, brother!
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 31,055Chief of Staff
    High praise, and right back atcha! {[]
    For anyone who isn't aware, David has a thriving YouTube channel called (obviously) The Bond Experience (link in his post above) which is highly recommended. Interviews, reviews, and just possibiy some clothes might be mentioned. I'm particularly fond of his joint work with Joe Darlington where they discuss the Bond movies in depth.
  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,614MI6 Agent
    Sorry for coming to the table a little late on this. :)

    Thank you to both The Bond Experience and Barbel for an excellent and enjoyable interview. Knowing this place as I do, it brought many a smile to my face. My UK Politics Thread even got a mention, though that isn't really anything to boast about I suppose! Nice to hear Barbel's voice for the first time too and he's every bit the gentleman I've always believed he is! I certainly hope we get some new members off the back of this as it is great publicity for AJB. Great stuff all round! -{
    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • Bond Collectors' WeekendsBond Collectors' Weekends Gainesville, Florida USAPosts: 1,661MI6 Agent
    A very fine and friendly interview, good job, chaps!! -{
  • JTMJTM Posts: 2,962MI6 Agent
    I’m a bit late to the party as well. That was a fantastic interview! It’s great to see the person behind the username. We’re really lucky to have such a passionate bloke helping run this brilliant site -{
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 31,055Chief of Staff
    Thank you all! {[]
  • The Domino EffectThe Domino Effect Posts: 3,109MI6 Agent
    Life is just so unfair. The rest of us struggle along day-to-day and someone like Barbel gets all the brains and the looks too! No wonder they wanted to cast him instead of DC, just a shame that he returned their call too late.


    Great interview.
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 31,055Chief of Staff
    :)) :)) :))

    That was supposed to be a secret!
  • Charmed & DangerousCharmed & Dangerous Posts: 7,114MI6 Agent
    Finally! Just had a chance to watch the interview, absolutely brilliant!

    Barbel, I hope EON offers you either the 10 yr lease on the DB5 or a turn on the next soundtrack {[]

    Thanks to both you and David, I think it’s been my favourite interview so far, fascinating to hear about the forum and it’s wonderful membership. And Higgins. -{
    "How was your lamb?" "Skewered. One sympathises."
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 31,055Chief of Staff
    Aw, shucks. ;%
  • That One Bond GuyThat One Bond Guy Sacramento,CaPosts: 21MI6 Agent
    Very fun, loved it!
    Hello, I'm that one "Bond Guy".

    You can find me on Instagram: @thatone_bondguy
    Please also check out my YouTube channel
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 31,055Chief of Staff
    Thank you, and welcome to AJB. :)
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