Would you Adam and Eve it. Two pints of Pedigree in two days, and in Cambridgeshire and North That London, not Derby. Is this a comeback for Marston’s second finest ? This one came, rather unexpectedly, after I’d been summoned by youngest son Matt to meet him at Boston Music Rooms in Tuffnell Park. Apparently,… Continue reading IT’S A TUFF(NELL PARK) LIFE
It’s a well-known fact that Americans only like 3 types of music; Pure Prairie League, Dylan, and early ’80s post-punk. Mark Crilley will get the title reference. We headed for Tower Bridge aimlessly, debating whether Robert P. McCulloch would have been better buying the Royal Oak to rebuild under the (ahem) Arizona Sky than the… Continue reading TOWER OF LONDON
I’d have been quite happy to stay in the Royal Oak forever, but I’m always conscious of my role as an ambassador for “Weird England” in showing visitors the joys outside the tourist route. “We’re in your hands” said Dave, worryingly. so we took them to Bermondsey. to see some railway arches. Our route takes… Continue reading SE1. MOOR BEER. THEN MORE.
Perhaps not the most surprising Top 100 choice (this is actually No. 3,171) but you’ll know my feelings on London soup, and it’s taken an overdue return to the Royal Oak yesterday to convince me. First time here I’m fairly sure I saw McGrath rip through the England 1st innings on Day 1 of the… Continue reading TOP 100 PUBS – ROYAL OAK, BOROUGH
I’m told my lack of chronological authenticity is a problem for some, so with that in mind here’s a report from 8.24pm tonight. 2.15pm to 8.23pm can go hang. Mrs RM and I spent the afternoon with the lovely Southworths, seemingly recovered from their evening with BRAPA, who seems tightlipped about the event. Dick… Continue reading SLIP SLIDING AWAY
To Hull and back again, and thence on to Hackney for the Martha gig at Moth Club. Words that will mean little to most of you. I’ve written about Martha and Moth before, and it was helpful of my favourite Durham punksters to arrange a gig in London on super off-peak rail day, or Sunday… Continue reading MARE STREET. MARTHA. MILTON. MOTH
Last Saturday Mrs RM and I took Matt and mate to Alexander Palace for his first Big Metalcore Gig of the year. Shamefully, I’m beating him to be the first to blog about/around it. No, I’d never heard of Architects either, at least before before Matt saw them at Nottingham Rock City last year. It’s… Continue reading ALLY PALLY SALLY – PART I – ARCHITECTS