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The One with the Podcasts

I have a 30 minute each way commute and took to listening to podcasts over radio a while ago. I have some favourites that I’ve listened to over a long … Continue reading

September 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Beer – The BBC, Sparks, Duran Duran and the Indie Wit

Classic original vinyl album music and a classic style of beer on a Sunday, with cheese and other things on the side..

July 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

Beer – Epic, Sparks, Stouts and Steely Dan

It’s  Sunday, I washed the car, and I went for some exercise with MrsDubyah at the beach, and the name back to settle into to Camembert and some Vinyl Music … Continue reading

June 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Album – 10 of 10 – Squeeze – East Side Story

East Side Story is the fourth studio album by new wave group Squeeze. This was the album without Jools Holland, and he went on to do ok. This could have … Continue reading

June 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

Album – 8 of 10 – The National – Trouble Will Find Me

This should be no surprise, I listened to this as I drank, and thoroughly enjoyed, beer number #1001,  a Behemoth Triple IPA. The National. A band that I’ve been to … Continue reading

May 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Album – 7 of 10 – Elbow – The Seldom Seen Kid

2008 – Elbow – The Seldom Seen Kid This was their 4th  Album, and the first one I listened to, and if I remember one that I played on an almost … Continue reading

May 12, 2018 · 2 Comments

Album – 6 of 10 – Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here

Wish You Were Here. Back in 1975 when this was released I wasn’t interested, it’s hard to know exactly when  I did listen to this, so there’s not a lot of historical … Continue reading

May 5, 2018 · 1 Comment

Album – 5 of 10 – Fat Freddys Drop – Dr Boondigga and the Big BW

2009 and we have Fat Freddys Drop and their album  Dr Boondigga and the Big BW.  Fat Freddy’s Drop is a New Zealand seven-piece band from Wellington, whose musical style … Continue reading

April 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

Album – 4 of 10 – Genesis – Abacab

I can hear you all laugh. But no wait, this is a great album.  After the TL;DR of the last choice I’m going to attempt to keep this short. Genesis … Continue reading

April 29, 2018 · 2 Comments

Album – 3 of 10 – Coldplay – A Rush of Blood to the Head

ColdPlay  – A Rush of Blood to the Head. It’s just a good album. Although from memory this is an album that  didn’t initially ‘grab’ me, but ended up as one … Continue reading

April 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Album – 2 of 10 – Donald Fagen – The nightfly

By no means in any order of preference the next album that came to mind is the one from Donald Fagen – The Nightfly I got to this album around 1986, … Continue reading

April 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

4:17 am and the clock goes tick-tick-tick Musings

So there I am awake. Thinking. I think we’ve done the super-powers thing, but, I thought, there must be some left, something overlooked. Then it came to me. What would … Continue reading

January 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Beer – Harringtons – Lazy Sunday Summer Lager

Harrington’s Lazy Sunday Summer Lager. They’ve been kind to me have Harrington’s and this was waiting for me when I arrived home after a couple of days away It comes … Continue reading

January 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Obligatory 2017 year in review post that you’ve been looking forward to

I made reviews on 105 beers in 2017, a bit of a drop from the 169 the year before, as I got closer to 4 digits I began to panic … Continue reading

December 25, 2017 · 2 Comments

Beer – #928 – Krombacher – Weizen

Krombacher Weizen, from the strange shelf at the supermarket where random beers turn up at odd prices. This though seemed the least strange one, and it’s a wheat beer, and … Continue reading

May 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

The one with the end of year story.

It’s true, the end of a year, and what a year, just like all the others but different. I’m away on holiday writing this, and the beer offering is green … Continue reading

December 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

How Walter would cross a busy road

Originally posted on Brian Bilston's Poetry Laboetry:
He would stride through a subway and barely falter but, for some reason, a bridge over-troubled Walter.

September 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #844 – Garage Project – Golden Brown

Not only that but Golden Brown Original Strength. There I was singing along in the beer fridge in the shop, all the words… Everything old is new again. In their … Continue reading

September 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Auckland Lantern festival 2013

The Auckland Lantern Festival is celebrated on the first full moon following the Chinese New Year. In 2013, the event, from 22-24 February was held at Albert Park in Auckland. This year … Continue reading

February 24, 2013 · 6 Comments

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