The Drinking Man's Diary

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A Taste of Home
Good to see Max back from his holidays. What I...
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It was like 2010 all over again!
Back in 2010 The Consul popped over to Texas: https://www.drinkingmansdiary.com/a-twelve-hour-playlist-and-a-fridge-full-of-beer/...
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Happy Father’s Day
So tomorrow is Father's Day.  Probably the biggest single difference...
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Ladies Night
Well it's all about the apostrophe, isn't it? Well, isn't...
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Weisz&Watts – two stunners
So, with a bottle of Spitfire, I settled down to...
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Beer is Beauty
Now, many people know what they like when it comes...
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Laban's Daughter
I love them both, but yeah the Jewish beauty wins:...
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Ashamed
The Consul is posting so much good stuff recently that...
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Pretty Gay
So last weekend I took my wife and boy to...
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Forgotten Drinking Companions – Pokey
Whatever happened to Graham Poke? The foolish dwarfish guy perfectly...
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Drinking in the Van
Now, Max, I think, thinks that I think Moondance is...
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Recent Posts

National Album Day

So, while Max regales us with tales of his sheltered upbringing (he made up for it later), let’s note that it is National Album Day, today: 13 October 2018. It is great to see this celebrated on the BBC all day, with special mention going to the Mastertapes discussion with …

Ol’ Jack is Back

Speaking of post war Americanization, of course in the bar scene of the film adaptation of that updated Tom/Jack/Mack-the-knife story The Talented Mr Ripley, it’s all about whiskey and soda. A bottle of Jack Daniels and a recording of Sophia Loren singing the song sounds good to me. I wonder …

Birra

So, I have been out of the country again for a spell. This time on the northern Italian Riviera. I try always to get out and savour a beer or two. This time it was Menabrea. Brewed in a small town in Piedmont, this is a rounded, balanced pale beer …

Nick Lowe and His Sound

Sometimes I think The Consul and I live in parallel universes: Squonk Regarding American Squirm I too purchased the single because of the “B” side that was actually sung by the other Elvis. To this day, although Nick Lowe wrote the song, I think Costello’s version is not only better, …

Squonk

I’m lovin it — no, not McDonalds you schmuck; I mean Maxim Max’s post about NL. I remember pur—–chasing that par—-ticular re—-cord back in the day; mainly ‘cos What’s So Funny was on the other side. But yes it fed into the trashing of American mythology along with Radio Radio …