The Drinking Man's Diary

The Drinking Man's Diary

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Film Reviewing
Well, to me this means watching a film again. Sometimes...
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Speaking of all that is holy
Yes, Hughie knew a thing or two about life choices....
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Don’t Fuck With Me!
This year my beautiful wife and I celebrate our 25th...
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Bang Bang …
You can always rely on The Consul to remind you...
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Never a Tetley’s Fan.
I was never a Tetley's fan and, in certain establishments...
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Birra
So, I have been out of the country again for...
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I Only Drink to Excess
"I only drink to excess." This was one of my...
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Too Much Sarah? Not at Christmas!
So I find myself repeatedly watching the youtube videos of...
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The Consul gets around
I know how keen The Consul is to be accepted...
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Recent Posts

The Consul is Dead

‘Whatever people say I am, that’s what I am not.’ So said Albert Finney (RiP) long before the Arctic Numpties (fastest ever selling British debut album) in his breakthrough role in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning. He also made Tom Jones, Erin Brockovich, Two for the Road, The Dresser, Miller’s …

The Early Days In Ten Drinks – 09 – Jameson Irish Whiskey

The penultimate phase in my early drinking days was very much Kentucky’s idea, as they so often were when it came to drinking. He would float an idea, and like a rabid dog I’d go for it. This is how we ended up withe Jameson Whiskey chasers. The madness is …

Blue for you

Speaking of lovely blue things, as I just was. I did enjoy as my first pint of 2019 a lovely New Year’s pint of Bradfield brewery’s Farmers Belgian Blue. Is it red; is it blue; or a bit of both. It was bloody tasty anyway. I can just imagine Max …

Dressing up

So, a new year, a new you. I saw these three likely lads in a bar on New Year’s day. Sartorial options offered by all. Shall we favour the flat cap this year, or the fetching black but white-striped sneakers, or the one-piece? Punk lives on in many forms.

Happy New Year!

You know things are going South when black and white photos are involved: St Nick If you ever wonder  what keeps this blog going with the two winning bloggers like The Consul and myself?  For me it is mostly cleavage and for The Consul mostly beer. And I think we …

St Nick

End of the year. Pause and reflect. These we have loved, and lost. Those who died in 2018 include Aretha and Pete Shelley from music, John Hurt and Bernardo Bertolucci from film. But one other death is more significant for me. Who is the best British film director? Lean, Powell, …

Best Xmas Songs No.3

Merry Christmas, your arse. Yes, a little tale of fairies from Shane and Kirsty has replaced Bing’s White Christmas and Slade’s Merry Christmas Everybody as the world’s favourite seasonal track, beautifully expressing how we feel about each other at this time of year. You’re a bum You’re a punk You’re …

Pete’s Gone, Joe’s Gone, David’s gone … But Keef is still going strong!

It was sad to see that the relatively young man Pete Shelley left us: Most musical of mourners, weep again! There seems to be no rhyme or reason when these icons drop and good old Keith Richards, who has looked dead for 20 years at least is till trucking along.  …

Me and Mrs Jones

Great song. Great generation. That’s what I’m talking about. The men and women after the baby boomers are apparently known as generation Jones. ‘Generation Jones has rejected the optimism and trust in governments of those born immediately after the war but has yet to endorse the cynicism and selfishness of …

Too Much Blood?

Any reasonably astute reader of this blog will know that we have great affection and admiration for Dylan’s masterpiece: Blood on the Tracks.  But one has to question if maybe the master has gone too far with his latest release: Volume 14 of the Bootleg Series, More Blood More Tracks. …