so yesterday as i’m walking, everynow and again i like to give a quick glance to my favourite places (even though i don’t visit them often) and yesterday as i looked to the otherside of the street for metal/punk/rockabilly pub that i have soft spot for… and i cant see it!!! and what do i see in its place A FCKING COSTA COFFEE PLACE wtf!! i actually stopped dead in the middle of the street with this expression on my face :w00t: :crying: do i fcking need another chain place? do i f*cking need bunch of business men or squares, or family types sipping their god damn coffee in my area??? i’d rather see a gathering of punks drinking outside and being loud.
oh god, world is so cruel, uptight consumer government wants get rid of free thinkers and odd characters. ugh…not all of us want to have jobs and work all our life for the good of the whole economy and government, not all want to reproduce to bring another baby into this world where you’re just a number you just another citizen who should go to school, then go to college/uni then find work, then settle down and then die, feeling happy that they’ve lived their pathetic lives like the person next door! not all want to be sheep.
salute to everyone on the edge of society. and well done for gaff relocating to Boston Arms pub near Tufnell park station.
Do you not know how badly the hospitality industry had been hit with the recession and the rise in beer tax? Its nothing to do with the government trying to shut this kinda thing down and stop free thinkers! Pubs are closing down and changing hands left right and center. It was probably sold by the company as they were not making enough profit and pubs that are on the decline are being sold off to other companies who believe they can turn them around. Punch Taverns is a prime example.
In 2010 every week 28 pubs would close down… So no i doubt its the government…
Pubs were closing down like wildfire even before the recession hit I studied the subject for 4 years i should know So its all to do with things like the smoking ban/beer tax/demographics etc i could email you my dissertation if you like it has alot of statistics and it explains why all these pubs are closing
no it’s ok i know you’re familiar with this industry, so i’d be quite worried as to how long your message is going to be and i’m not sure i’d have time to read, as i’ve already got two books lined up to read
My name is eddie Bostick, and I’d from a new Punk band called ‘the Mice’. I noticed your comments about the Gaff Club closing down, which is a shame as we were planning to play there, as we’re the spirit of 1977 Punk bands. From what you said, we’re on the same wavelength as you, free thinkers who are anti-establishment, and we’re trying to get our sound out there and tell as many like minded people about us and our shows in london. To change music tastes slightly, and quote Syd Barret from Pink Floyd, ‘You’re the sort of girl that fits into my kind of world.’ Far be it from me to be cheeky, but we’d like to invite you to listen to some of our music which we think you’d like, with our latest video, ‘The sex Shop’ at