The Drinking Man's Diary

The Drinking Man's Diary

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No One Died
So after over three years I'm resurrecting the most missed...
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Drinking the Cotswold Way
Down the Old Badger we have this week mostly been...
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Thank-you Johnny Rotten
When I was 14 a new personality crashed into the...
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Drinking with friends
So one of the things I miss here in Texas...
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50 years and 50 beers
Now Max has reached his maturity I am sure he...
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Where is Kentucky?
Now, Kentucky is firmly back on the booze again after...
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Black Gold
As Max rightly points out, for the Drinkingmen's generation BoTT...
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Recent Posts

Mother Russia

With all the excitement of Russia this week I thought I’d give you something more to talk about. The beautiful Russian Model Irina Shayk or in the full blown Russian version: Irina Valeryevna Shaykhlislamova. Irina is currently sharing her New York apartment with Bradley Cooper and they even have a …

1000 Words

Coming home. Coming home. I was coming home. Missed my train from Paddington and so I had a pint of Encore in the excellent Fuller’s station pub. It happened to coincide with a beautiful moment in history. Not Ingerland beating Colombia in the last 16, or Sweden in the Quarter …

Prettiest Starman

Are you a thinker or a talker? Let’s Talk. 1970: Bowie and Bolan. One was the Prettiest Star, the other was the bastard son of Anthony Newley and Vince Taylor. Max misses the insane lad, so let’s recall a little know b-side. Gems everywhere, from starman to black star….  

Otter-Mendi

So, it’s the World Cup. The South Americans are looking good, except for one team. Argentinians just seem to go down easy at the moment — the Mendoza wine, the sinking battleships, the diving strikers. So after a pint of Otamendi I uncorked a wonderful Malbec and enjoyed the terrible …

I Miss Bowie

Quizzes are only fun when you can figure them out so I appreciate The Consul making it easy for me. I was listening to a playlist I made for my daughter over the weekend and so many of the artists were dead. Boy that is depressing. David Bowie Lou Reed …

Album Cover Quiz 3

Well I wonder if Max was thinking about his breakfast? Certainly 9/11 seems foretold in a number of 70s classics from Fire and Rain to Breakfast in America. Flying machines in pieces on the ground, you know. Meanwhile, here’s another C21st setting for an album cover of mythic status. Music …

Happy Father’s Day

So tomorrow is Father’s Day.  Probably the biggest single difference between myself and my drinking companions on this blog is that I have two children and they have none.  I don’t know if they wanted kids and it just never happened, or they never really wanted them.  For me I …

Album Cover Quiz 2

Following in the great tradition began by the Consul: Album Cover Quiz 1 I give you our second modern Album Cover view of a classic American album from the late 70’s.  This particular view has great meaning to all Americans because there are no Twin Towers anymore.  I knew I …

Tactile

Men in general are tactile creatures. It maybe because they have 6-18 inches of swinging (English) Ham hanging between their legs that they get to play with it from an early age, or something else. But we like touching things. Breasts of course are obvious, gear knobs, knobs of any …