Just like you, but different
It would have been impossible to go past the Dire Straits first Album for this list. Even if my favourite song is on the second album 🙂
Dire Straits also the first properly main-stream concert I went to, around December 1979, The Lewisham Odeon, Lewisham, near front row, all polite and well behaved.
9 tracks at 41:34 none of which miss a note or are bad or out of place, a well polished and lovely put together debut album.
I have this on original vinyl, which seems in keeping with my 10 album list.
A lot of the lyrics seem to play to some angst, or feeling offing the little man struggling in a big world that’s hard to understand or get on top of, and a lot of them, for me, are about places that are passingly familiar or easy to find if you’ve a mind. As will a lot of music there are always phrases or chords that ar personal.
It’ be easy to pick ‘Sultans of Swing’ as the stand-out track but it isn’t, the most well known perhaps, but not the best.
1978, what a time in your life, that 17-20 year old golden years when you’re indestructible, gorgeous, confident and still finding your place in the scheme of things.
I’m having a listen on the Vinyl version from when it was new, you can bob along on Spotify if you want to here:
Dire Straits (Remastered) by Dire Straits
Dugges / Stillwater Cocoa Cacao – In collaborating with Stillwater Artisanal we always focus on distinct, clear, punchy flavors. This beer is no exception. Inspired by everyone’s favorite candy, this is a chocolate bar in a bottle. Unwrap! This is brewed by
and is in the style that is and Imperial Stout
This rates as a 99 out of a 100 score on the one rating app 85 on the other, a range of opinions. This is a small 300cl bottle that has beer that is 11.5% ABV, which is around 345 Calories a serve size, that’s around 3 standard drinks in NZ !
The beer is dark and the aroma is almost of overly bitter soured fruit. This is a beer that has an incredible fullness in the mouth, like a billowing cushion, and it comes with an alcohol burn at the back. It is a fine sipping beer that is all up in your face with its own cleverness.
The pdubyah-o-meter would rate this at about 9 on a good day but probably nearer to an 8
Beer and Vinyl, a Monday. A wet and cold Queens Birthday day off, I’m having a grand old time with brilliant memories on the vinyl and a comfortable and enjoyable beer to sip along with it.
American Dark Lager
American Pale Ale
American Strong Ale
Belgian Strong Ale
Belgian Style Wit
Belgian White Witbier
Bière de Champagne / Bière Brut
Bière de Garde
Dunkel / Munich Lager
English Pale Ale
English Strong Ale
Flanders Red Ale
Golden Ale/Blond Ale
IPA – India Pale Ale
NZ Pale Ale
Russian Imperial Stout
Strong Pale Lager/Imperial Pils
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