31st May: Hot dancers, surf music and wine.

You want to drink some wine today. Obviously – you want to drink wine every day because it makes life worthwhile but, occasionally, other people bug you about it.

Why do you need wine? Why, like exactly,  are you drinking?  (A good response is: “And why, exactly, in your desert of a joyless life, are you breathing?”)

Wine Dock Beach Pic Gong
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Well, anyway,  we strive to supply a random reason to answer their questions so that you can ALWAYS be celebrating something. And today we’re going to drink to celebrate the birth of a brand new style of music. Because – today in 1958 – Dick Dale released “Let’s go trippin’ ” and with it he invented Surf Music. This led to the Beach Boys, to Brian Wilson going mad and reasons for the rest of us to go to those Turf ‘n’ Surf style restaurants to eat burgers and quaff copious amounts of red .

The reverb drenched guitars are meant to make you think of the sea but usually make me think of Merlot on a beach drunk straight from the bottle whilst eating badly barbecued sardines. It’s close enough. Well done, Dick.

So let’s drink and watch some hot woman from yesteryear – real and without silicon and of a splendidly healthy shape – dance to Let’s Go Trippin’ in a manner that could teach the generic pop stars of today a thing or two.  Can life get any better?

(Obviously this only provides entertainment to those of us excited by hot women. For those of us excited by hot men here’s a link to someone Mrs Drink Wine Today assures me ticks the box. Simply open Dick Dale in one tab and THIS in another muted. It probably won’t go rhythmically at all. Mrs Drink Wine assured me that this didn’t matter and I should just “Shut the fuck up.”)

Anyway let’s party on, it’s wine time.

A quote:  “I like to keep things simple. It’s really about the wine, food and the beach view. Nothing can beat that.” Emeril Lagasse, chef.

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