ROSCOE

“The village used to be all one really needs
Now it’s filled with hundreds and hundreds of chemicals
That mostly surround you, you wish to flee
But it’s not like you, so listen to me, listen to me”

“Roscoe” – Midlake

Happy Sunday 14th, or “retiredmartin vaccination day” as it will shortly be known.

Before I set off to Wakefield I have your daily dose of Americana and a report on the opening of a new “pub” that might be a pre-emptive tick for GBG23.

As you know, us Beer Twitter folk will attend the opening of an empty envelope with the word “awesome” on it, so an offie run by Neepsend Brewery on a street I’d never heard of is unmissable.

Neepsend supply the legendary Blake (the one with the handrail to help you get up the street),

and the equally legendary Wellington,

and it’s only fair they get in on the canned action.

Their shop has an outside space round the corner from the Welly that might be useful when we get a summer of uninterrupted beery bliss, but for now I recommend you go there for your 9% stouts, cheery smiles and the owner’s breweriana collection.

My offer for the Bass mirror was cruelly dismissed with a laugh.

I arrived on the dot of opening, pipped by the Luton Legend, seen sporting the rare away strip face mask.

I was just about to ask “Got any Stones, like ?

But Will directed me to something called Gogmagog that was both wondrous and hugely inadvisable when Mrs RM declined to share it with me.

9 thoughts on “ROSCOE

  1. Two fine looking pubs there, and an interesting selection of bottles and cans.

    On the subject of “a summer of uninterrupted beery bliss,” a group of us have booked a table for the afternoon, in the garden of the Nelson Arms. This will be two days after Johnson’s official re-opening date – assuming it goes ahead, and the day after my birthday; a day when I also collect my bus pass! Kentish Paul.

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  2. Emperor Rosko was the son of American film producer Joe Pasternak…Mark Rothko, born Markus Yakovlevich Rothkowitz – name not anglicised until 1940 – was an American abstract painter of Latvian Jewish descent. He is best known for his colour field paintings that depicted irregular and painterly rectangular regions of colour, which he produced from 1949 to 1970. The Seagram murals were to have decorated the Four Seasons Restaurant in the Seagram Building, but Rothko eventually grew disgusted with the idea that his paintings would be decorative objects for wealthy diners, and refunded the lucrative commission, donating the paintings to museums including the Tate Modern.

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    1. As you point out Reg, Emperor Rosko is an American presenter of pop music programmes, most widely known for his shows on Radio Caroline and BBC Radio 1 in the UK in the 1960s and early 1970s. Source – Wikipedia.

      I’m old enough to remember his shows, particularly on Radio Caroline, although I was never a huge fan – finding his American accent grating, and his flamboyant personality, rather over-bearing.

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  3. “Happy Sunday 14th, or “retiredmartin vaccination day” as it will shortly be known.”

    Well, aren’t you chuffed. 🙂

    “As you know, us Beer Twitter folk will attend the opening of an empty envelope with the word “awesome” on it,”

    (slow golf clap)

    “(the one with the handrail to help you get up the street),”

    Surely you mean pavement. 😉

    “but for now I recommend you go there for your 9% stouts”

    (swoons)

    “My offer for the Bass mirror was cruelly dismissed with a laugh.”

    Bastards! Sic Si on ’em.

    “I was just about to ask “Got any Stones, like ?“”

    The ‘balls’ on you asking that! 🙂

    “But Will directed me to something called Gogmagog that was both wondrous and hugely inadvisable when Mrs RM declined to share it with me.”

    Never get between Mrs RM and anything 8% and over. 😉

    Cheers

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