Sunday, May 20, 2007
Back to the eighties.
My favourite local pub, the Robin Hood and Little John in Bexleyheath (pictured above - click to enlarge the photograph) has just been nominated Bexley Pub of the Year for a record EIGHT YEARS running by the Bexley branch of CAMRA. A range of eight superbly looked after real ales and wholesome pub food make this a "must try" venue; I cannot recommend it highly enough.
North Kent Medium Wave pirate radio station WNKR are moving frequency next Sunday; they are moving from 1476 KHz down to the old Radio Caroline frequency of 819 KHz.
It feels like we are finally having a 1980's resurgence. In the movies, Rambo is back, and on TV the Bionic Woman is being re-imagined by the team that brought us the awesome BattleStar Galactica remake. And before you ask, yes the new Jaime Sommers is "that bird off EastEnders" - not that I would know or care, being a detester of the soap opera genre. As previously mentioned, I feel that we are now in a new golden age of sci fi and fantasy - and all the better for it.
Check out the MySpace site for Marsh Ruby, an absolutely superb lunchtime venue near Waterloo station in London; for the last couple of years I have supplied them with the chillies for their excellent organic curries (I grow chillies, sweet peppers and other exotic vegetables in my garden) - they also have a conventional website here. Cheap, wholesome and tasty home made curries made with free range, organic ingredients. Hard to beat.
Here is the trailer for the forthcoming movie "John Rambo" - I don't know about you, but to me this looks excellent - a real return to form with Sly Stallone and the action thriller.
I challenged a Chav playing loud music on his mobile phone yesterday; I was on the bus back from a quick visit to the Bluewater shopping centre when the individual fired up his phone to play what sounded like Mandarin Chinese (c)rap over the speaker. Surprisingly when I politely challenged him, he switched it off and apologised. The fact that I was at least a foot taller and five stone bigger than him probably helped. My tweed jacket definitely has an effect too. A little victory and all the sweeter for it.
Two clips from the remake of "The Bionic Woman" for you - feedback via the comments link below if you wish.