Wednesday, 8 April 2009
I drink Guinness in my local. And it's good.
At home of an evening I like a cold beer. Usually Miller.(bottle)
I also drink Miller at gigs. It's hard to jump around with a belly of the blackstuff!
I always drink one Hennessey brandy just before each gig. It's my treat to myself.
I like to go to the pub of a Thursday. Kinda starts the weekend for me.
Pub on Thursday, gigs on Friday & Saturday, pub on Sunday. See?
Now. It's 'Holy Thursday'. Have to be out of the pub by midnight. It's the law.
And the day after? 'Good Friday'! All pubs closed. All day! It's the law.
I don't always go to the pub on Thursdays, but I like to have the choice.
I don't always gig on Fridays, but seeing as it's half my working week, well.
If you are a catholic, and do not wish to drink socially, in a pub or hotel atmosphere of a Good Friday, or any other day for that matter, then fair fucks to ya.
It don't worry me none if you "go to church on a Sunday and cabaret all day Monday", or never a drop touches your lips.
But it do bother Map that he can't go to the pub because of a law which bows to a particular religion. There was a time when this country was one of church going people, a people afraid of the clergy and ruled by the religious. Mostly catholics.
And if You are still one of them, then fair fucks to ya again for stickin' to yer guns. You are more than entitled to practice your faith. It is your right. And I will march with you to defend that right.
But why should my social life be affected because of a particular faith?
I'm neither catholic or of any other religious bent.
And I'd like, if I so choose, to go to the pub, hotel, swimming pool or local butcher shop of a Good Friday. Or not.
So all the pubs close on Good Friday. But what happens in Tesco on Holy Thursday?
Stampede at the liqour isle. That's what happens!
p.s. I also sometimes like a good red. Tonight I am mostly drinking 'Yellow Tail' Merlot 2008. From Australia. It's fucking gorgeous!