Two Beauties Were Lost

So when they cancelled Boss not only did we will miss out on the talents of Kathleen Robertson but also the beautiful English actress Hannah Ware. The world seems like a pretty messed up place these days  and we need all the beauty and alcohol we can find to smooth out the edges. …

Taking My Girls To See Lindsey!

So if you grew up in England you’d never imagine a man being called Lindsey, but on November 15th I’ll be taking my wife and daughter to see a truly amazing man: Lindsey Buckingham.  When I saw Fleetwood Mac a few years ago, which was a really great concert, Lindsey …

The Other Maggie

Now The Consul likes to reminiscence about Maggie Thatcher’s best feature and rightly so, but what about the other Maggie?  Of course I am referring to Dame Maggie Smith. Downton Abbey has been a big hit in America, but I’ve only recently started watching it myself.  I’m almost at the end …

The Best Decade For Music: The 70’s

So sometimes I really believe that The Consul has a camera in my office.  As he was posting this I was busy working on a playlist for my daughter that focused on the 70’s but had some spill over into the 60’s and the 80’s.  His useful comments on some great …

Gentlemen Prefer

What a difference a hair colour makes. So, Erin Moriarty is a screwed up druggy brunette for most of  the film Blood Father, but then she goes blonde when she converts into a good daughter under Mel’s influence (while on the run from a sicario). Now, is this a terrible …

Everybody’s on ToTP

Well we were lucky to be born into the golden age of rock n roll. David Hepworth’s new book Uncommon People charts the rise of rock from the mid fifties through to its demise with the death of Kurt Cobain. Forty glorious years that peaked in the seventies. There’s so …

Five Movies in Twelve Hours

My good lady went to help my daughter move into her new apartment this weekend and I decided to stay away from the computer (i.e. work) and just catch up on some movies instead.  These were the five movies I watched back to back on Saturday with a few select …

Popular Culture

The Drinking Man’s Diary is really the center of Popular Culture.  Mostly this is thanks to The Consul and his insight, but  I  like to think I play my part every now and then, however small.  A great example is this post from over four years ago.  Firstly, if you …

It’s Not ALL About Sex!

So although Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are the exception that proves the rule, you need more than sex to keep you going in life.  Every now and then you need to laugh and after this wonderfully funny post by The Consul I was inspired to track down some early …

Let’s Celebrate Our Differences!

What a difference in our choices of top Bond Ladies: Max vs The Consul only one choice intersects directly: Izabella Scorupco. To be fair I could easily see these ladies on my list:  But the two that really define our differences are: and it is a beautiful thing because if we …

No Kardashian’s Here

Firstly I’m really happy to see Peter Perrett back in business.  As always, thanks to The Consul for keeping me in the loop.  The Only Ones were one of my favorite bands in the 70’s and of course “Another Girl, Another Planet” was featured on every single romance mix tape …

My Real Top Six Bond Girls

Ok so after some serious deliberation these are my top six Bond Girls – I’m looking forward to seeing The Consul’s picks soon.  (I excluded Rachel because of her Honorary Bond Girl status, otherwise she would be here of course.)

My Top 18 Bond Girls

Ok so Grace Jones was not really my top Bond Girl, though I’m guessing Kentucky may think differently.  After The Consul posted the question I had to do some serious research on this matter.  There are a lot of Bond Girls to chose from.  My only criteria is that I …

Maxim Hot 100

I see that the 2017 Maxim Hot 100 is up and there are some fine beauties for sure.  However, I feel as though things are changing and maybe I’m getting out of touch with what beauty is.  Of course girls like Hannah Davis are always going to go down well …

Signs of the times 2

It was good to see Max made it to London to visit some of the old haunts. But I wonder if he stumbled over to Marylebone to pay tribute to the best-named subway, where the Strummer sect hang out. RIP John Mellor. Fifty and not counting but remembered and honoured …

My Kind of American

So sometimes we steer away from beer and cleavage on this blog and get more serious.  One American movie that I found really fascinating was Love & Mercy focusing on the life and times of the supremely talented Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys.  I really loved this movie and thought …

2049

So the new Blade Runner film will be out later this year. When the original came out, Max, Kentucky and I were just starting at the Universe City. A lifetime ago — 35 years. So it is good to look forward another 30 odd years to the sequel, set in …

Yes Blonde Works For Me

So I’m sure The Consul will hate the song, but I find it hard to turn away from this French beauty, and if you watch closely Alizée does a spot-on Marilyn impression. I also think this really is a perfect example of “In vino veritas” because I want her more after …

No Red Fish But Still Sexy

As all the readers of this blog know, the Consul changed my world when he introduced me to Alizée.  Recently I found the official video for J’en Ai Marre that was released before the Red Fish.  As one comment says: This video makes pedophilia look ok. which I know is close …

The Princess Phenomenon

So after the big success of Beauty and The Beast my wife and I were enjoying another “real-life” version of a Disney Classic: Cinderella.  To my surprise, and deep joy, the lead part was played by the beautiful Lily James whom I first mentioned here. But what really struck me as …

The Belle of The Ball

The Consul led us all the way with Emma Watson and now at 27 and in the wonderful “real-life” version of Disney’s Classic: Beauty and The Beast it is confirmed for sure.   Certainly plenty to appreciate. I loved the movie too!

Gob On You!

Although in later years clearly beautiful actresses have caught my eye as The Consul rightly points out, when I was a teenager it was the female led punk bands that really got me going.  Debbie Harry and Siouxsie Sioux were probably the biggest influence, but I also had a soft spot …

Sweet Baby Max Indeed!

I have loved James Taylor’s Sweet Baby James since I heard it the first time shortly after arriving in the USA 27 years ago, so I’m really honored to have it as my song.  Thanks to The Consul for the choice. What has always cracked me up about James Taylor …

Wonder Women

Max rightly draws attention to some of the most beautiful actresses on the screen of silver. It may be a look, a style, an attitude, or some other kind of photogenic connection. As Neil Young sang: ‘A while ago somewhere, I don’t know when I was watching a movie with …