THE BEER 52’s – GIVE ME BACK MY CAN

Mrs RM said I should show you her our house.

BEFORE

AFTER

One of those boxes of vinyl has obliterated New Zealand off the wall map. Serves them right, cocky sods.

Here’s the office where Mrs RM plans my trips to Homebase, Dunelm, B & Q, Wickes etc. etc.

Yeah, like I care either.

The office contains my entire collection of beer books; CAMRA Guides to Belgium (Webb), the Great North Road (Protz) and the Basic, Unspoilt Pubs of Britain (Coe). I care little for beer except when it’s drunk in pubs.

But Mrs RM has enjoyed her daily deliveries of wallpaper samples, routers and boxes of craft beer.

She signed up for Beer 52 last month despite my reservations (“I can cancel anytime !”).

I’ve been impressed so far, bar the glossy books telling you how AWESOME new beer style are. There’s a good mix of the sort of beer you might buy from one of Sheffield’s 87 beer shops if you were already drunk.

In truth, Mrs RM is less enamoured by the coffee porters and the Rhubarbra Streisand than I am, and she tend to nick the best cans off me when she finds one she likes.

And she’s already got stroppy with Beer 52’s famously resilient sales team, resisting their efforts to up our order from 8 to 10 cans a month (actually I suspect Mrs RM thinks it’s 8 a day).

Research suggests that getting out of your Beer 52 sub is tougher than getting your contact details deleted by Readers Digest.

Anyhow, here’s that classic from Georgia’s finest, one of my first 7″ purchases from 1980.

You find some real classics on Dutch pop TV.

36 thoughts on “THE BEER 52’s – GIVE ME BACK MY CAN

      1. There’s one very good Genesis album that can be compiled from their whole output, and one side of that is side 2 of Trespass. You’ve got that compilation yes? That vinyl will come in handy during the March flooding, sandbags are just so 2007. I’m still waiting for the pics of your Dinghy…

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      1. Does “those boxes of vinyl has obliterated New Zealand off the wall map” mean you don’t have to go all the way there ?
        You’ve probably not got enough pins to put on Britain. .

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      2. It’s worse than that, Paul, we’ve been there, twice. So that box obliterates history as well as a country. I’d have stacked the boxes either end up higher but I get no say in our house (obviously).

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    1. The cds have been ripped onto a nas drive which works with Martin’s hifi. It’s just Martin doesn’t know what a nas drive is as he thinks the Internet, his phone and laptop are powered by magic!

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    1. I’ll be looking to buy a second-hand cassette deck to play my small collection of John Peel shows from the ’80s. Used to have a budget Nakamichi but it broke, surprisingly. Haven’t seen a tape deck on sale for decades.

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      1. eBay’s generally the place to go for used electronics these days. Just picked up a JVC KD-A33 tape deck from there to go with my Technics RS-M205 and my Denon DR-M22. Ping me if you need any advice.

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  1. “One of those boxes of vinyl has obliterated New Zealand off the wall map. Serves them right, cocky sods.”

    Do the pin like thingies indicate where you’ve been in the world on the wall map?

    “I care little for beer except when it’s drunk in pubs.”

    To each their own. πŸ˜‰

    “She signed up for Beer 52 last month despite my reservations”

    The Morse code on their boxes is bloody horrible.

    “(actually I suspect Mrs RM thinks it’s 8 a day).”

    (slow golf clap)

    “Research suggests that getting out of your Beer 52 sub is tougher than getting your contact details deleted by Readers Digest.”

    Yikes! That does not bode well!

    “one of my first 7β€³ purchases from 1980.”

    (must bite tongue!) πŸ™‚

    “You find some real classics on Dutch pop TV.”

    No one can top the original Pirate Radio. πŸ™‚

    Cheers

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  2. I have a spreadsheet of countries visited. I make it 65. Martin is not allowed to go to Switzerland, Monaco and Gibraltar as these are my ‘pre-marriage sans Martin pins. Martin has a Zimbabwe pin which he got on a work trip. I am not bitter about this….no I’m not…

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      1. Yes, much as I remembered it, but with a very local bottle conditioned beer I missed last time in our hotel.
        2057 should be the next trip !

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    1. “Martin is not allowed to go to Switzerland, Monaco and Gibraltar as these are my β€˜pre-marriage sans Martin pins.”

      LOL, love it! πŸ™‚

      Cheers

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      1. Just to be clear, I had much of Europe ticked off ‘pre marriage sans Martin’, but we’ve done a lot of travelling together so I am hanging on to the last 3! Prior to the recent upgrade to the wooden map, we had a woolworths map with colour coded stickers on which denoted which family member had been where…so we’ve lost a level of detail in the upgrade. This pedantry happens when two sad git accountants get married!

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      2. Christine,
        I must admit to having travelled more widely in Europe before I met Mrs TSM.
        I doubt if I’ll get there again now we’ve taken back control.
        As for work trips the best I did was two weeks staying in Jennings’s Woolpack in Carlisle, and with a climate more suited to me than Zimbabwe.

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      3. “so I am hanging on to the last 3! P”

        Makes sense to me Christine.

        Oh, and Martin… I always pegged you as ‘Comic’ due to your sardonic style of writing. πŸ˜‰

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