Friday, 3 June 2011

For Ryan Giggs, Max Mosley and the other shrinking violets

I went to the Wolverhampton Beer Festival last night, which was a hoot. The crowd was of course drawn from the road and drum tech fraternity (bellies, beards and prog rock t-shirts, but also a surprising number of the young and trim). 


Top tip: Skinner's Ginger Tosser was lovely, though slightly spoiled by the image of Paul Scholes I couldn't shake off. It's made with ginger (duh) and honey. Mmm. Top marks to the Hobson's Mild (tastes of nuts) and the various mindblowing chocolaty stouts and porters. No pork scratchings though, what an oversight for a beer festival.


After that it was back to my place to drink more fine ale and play records: REM's Document, some Burt Bacharach and Wire's Pink Flag. Which reminded me of their 'Field Day for the Sundays'. I imagine Mr. Giggs might empathise with the lyrics.






I wanna be a field day for the Sundays so they can fuck up my life
Embarass my wife, and leave a bad taste
That striped toothpaste can't remove on Monday mornings
I wanna be a target for the dailies so they can show
Pictures of me with a nude on page three, so lacking in taste
Touched up near the waist, looking as limp as Monday morning

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ah, insulting people with ginger hair. The 'acceptable' face of racism, eh?

Benjamin Judge said...

Good point 'anonymous'. Whoever you are.

Anonymous said...

Just someone who has spent my life being bullied by cruel monsters like the Vole...

Benjamin Judge said...

I feel your pain 'anonymous'. I feel your pain.

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The Plashing Vole said...

I didn't name the beer. I write academic articles on Anne of Green Gables. The beer has ginger in it. And being Irish, I'm hardly likely to have a racial problem with ginger-haired people. I just happen not to like Paul Scholes.

Benjamin Judge said...

You don't like Paul Scholes?

I knew you were only pretending to like football.

Jim said...

Yes, the Irish are well known for their tolerance of difference. Unless of course you are saying that all of your countrymen are gingers? (Of course that is what you'd all like wouldn't you...)