Brie Larson Keeps You Happy Too

When life knocks you down you know that Brie Larson will pick you up when Captain Marvel finally arrives next year. And to keep us going in the meantime here is a great concept “Trailer” that gives you something to be excited about.  Maybe there really are things to be …

“I’d Give Her One”

I’m sure most women are offended by the grunted male comment for women that are attractive: “I’d give her one.”  But I’m not sure why.  Surely it is much better than being in the other category where you wouldn’t want to give her one?  I just think it shows how …

Cor Baby That’s Really Free!

One of the artists I saw five times in the UK, culminating with meeting him in person in the Union at Leeds, was the amazing and unique John Otway!  Otway is 100% the type of act you need to see live.  I saw him four times in London at various pubs …

Make it 20 Minutes!

I’m not sure if we are allowed to call them “babes” anymore, but here is another perfect video compilation from those great guys at Movie Hotties.  If these aren’t some of the hottest women on the planet, I don’t know who are.  Enjoy!

The Top Rank Ballroom

If you’ve been watching this blog closely you’ll notice from time to time I refer to The Top Rank Ballroom – this is before I heard Derek & Clive talking about with an ant sucking his left nipple.  I grew up just outside of Brighton, Sussex and the Top Rank …

Top Ten Punk Slow Songs

Now I know how successful my Top Ten Punk lists have been so it’s time for a new one which is less associated with Punk Music – the Slow Song.  I’m not sure if these can really be considered Punk Songs – or if there is even such a thing …

Top Ten Punk Driving Songs

There is nothing like getting on the open road with the sunroof open and speeding to some really heart pounding songs.  So to follow on from Love and Life Changing Punk Songs I present my favorite driving songs. Create your own playlist and get out on the road right now and …

No More Heroes

When I was a teenager and before I got into the greatest live band of all time, The Clash (of course), I was really into those bad boys of punk, The Stranglers.  A lot of bands at the time really cared about their image and what people thought about them, but …

Hungry for your love

Max has shared his favourite punk and new wave love songs; a pretty good selection, though ‘love’ here is clearly a subject rather than an emotion, including bromance, split-up, rejection etc as well as amour fou. Well, that was punk. A gentler, kinder (gruffer, grumpier) example is the greatest singer …

Captain Marvel

So after the exciting Kong movie with Brie Larson I’ve watched a few of Brie’s movies and you can imagine my excitement when I saw that she will be playing Captain Marvel. If there is one thing I know all Drinking Men like it is their women wearing super hero …

She’s Out Of My League

Continuing my viewing of easy to watch movies without anything too deep to distract you (just like Baywatch back in September) I recently really enjoyed watching the Romantic Comedy: She’s Out of My League. I found it to be a 104 minutes of stress free viewing with the very beautiful Alice …

What about 1977?

I commend The Consul for his in-depth treatise on the greatest decade of music, but I don’t know if it is because he is a year older or that he really loves 1967 so much (and don’t get me wrong some amazing albums did come out in 1967), but I …

Greatest Year in Music 7

Actually, 1973 has just made me think again. I’m gonna list a kinda top ten, but it doesn’t include Countdown to Ecstasy, Solid Air, Greetings from Asbury Park, Berlin, Heartbreaker, Don’t shoot Me … There Goes Rhymin’ Simon, Aladin Sane, Catch a Fire. So, 1973 is starting to win me …

Greatest Year in Music 3

Well 1968 was another great year, without even mentionind White Light / White Heat, Electric Ladyland, or Eli and the Thirteenth Confession or Aretha and Ennio, Floyd or The Pretty Things, or The New Folk Sound of Terry Callier! Can we get all the great stuff from 1969 into a …

Greatest Year in Music 2

Well 1967 looks pretty hard to beat. It’s so flipping inaugural (Doors, Cohen, Velvets etc) and there’s so much great stuff you can’t get into a list of ten albums. But you have the essence of not just the summer but the year in everything Pepper represents in terms of …

Forgot The Fucking Milk!

You can always rely on The Consul to bring the smiles.  One of the other great benefits of aging is you forget more and more things, not just the milk.  Luckily it means you get more exercise, and in that way you start to see the bigger picture – we …

The Last Gig in Town

The last time I saw The Clash was Detroit in ’68. No, Joni fans, it was actually at the Brixton Academy in ’82, so it’s great to have one of my favourite gigs commemorized (neologism there) in a box set. This 2-CD issue features the set list from the night …