Sunday, June 14, 2009

The Landlords That Time Forgot

From today's Observer, three of the UK's greatest landlords. Lots more Rough Pubesque stuff in their fantastic pub supplement today. Makes me want a bloody pint.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Sorry We've Been A While...

Been working on new pub book (slowly, it must be said) and trying to get a new issue of Socialism finished (only taken two and a half years so far). Mag will be this autumn, book next autumn.

In the meantime have been...

Listening to - Bibio album on Warp / Manic Street Preachers "Journal For Plague Lovers" / Kasabian whatever that album is called / Pains Of Being Pure At Heart / Jimmy Cliff "The Harder They Come" soundtrack / Mastodon "Crack The Skye" / Empire Of The Sun

Reading - The Guardian pub supplement / Will Hodgkinson "Ballad Of Britain" / Caught By The River book (cough) / Jon Savage "England's Dreaming Tapes"

Watching - Flight Of The Conchords series 2 / "Sleep Furiously" / "Dirty Sanchez" the movie

Drinking - Milton Brewery's Sparta / Pitfield Brewery's Eco Warrior / Doom & Tribute / Cwrw Haf from Tomos Watkins / Meantime's Helles Beer / Brewer's Gold from Crouch Vale

The Vulcan - Three More Years...

Looks like The Vulcan in Cardiff has been given a reprieve... click here to read the news story... like to think we helped it along a bit, feels pretty good to hear this news!