The Drinking Man's Diary

The Drinking Man's Diary

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The Real Empty Nest
My daughter has not only finished college, top of her...
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Young-uns
So I know the Consul pretends to care about how...
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Summer – the First time
Ah, Bobby Goldsboro on the summer breeze. My friend Martin...
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Wild-eyed boys that have been away
So, Kentucky and I had a post day-of-the-dead drinking session...
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Type casting
So, what is this 'type' thing? Is attraction based on...
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Beer Identification
Now, Kentucky is the beer specialist. If you want someone...
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Top Ten Punk Slow Songs
Now I know how successful my Top Ten Punk lists...
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Greatest Year in Music 7
Actually, 1973 has just made me think again. I'm gonna...
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Recent Posts

Johann Nepomuk Hummel, chattin’ away 19 and a dozen with his mates down at the pub every evening 1836; 1837, nothing

Here we are again with action from Max. If you recall I’ve been forced to limit my postings to once a month due to “Contractual Obligations.”  But they are not all a bad thing and there are a surprising number of great songs and skits are on Monty Python’s Contractual …

Timestamp

Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day Fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way. Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town Waiting for someone or something to show you the way. Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch …

Great Date

Yes, well, it’s personal. For me the greatest date in history is the night Van Morrison payed the Filmore. It was on my 8th birthday at the beginning of the greatest decade in history. I couldn’t be there, but I can listen to the concert on the greatest night right …

Five Perfect Pubs 4

Something more traditional once more. Well let’s head to the Swan at Swinbrook. Everything you could possibly want. A wonderful beer garden with bantams wandering free. Their own vegetable patch where the food ingredients hail from. A view from the bridge over the river, with tables for al fresco drinking! …

The Joy of LIfe

Just over a year ago I posted about: Dead Shark Syndrome And I was reminded of this just last week.  My daughter turned 22 last Thursday and she drove 200 miles from college with 6 of her friends to visit Austin just for the night.  I showed them a few …