jamie goode's wine blog: Off to see Angus! - and an added wine quote

Friday, October 17, 2008

Off to see Angus! - and an added wine quote

One of the great things about having kids is that you can re-live your childhood/adolescence through them. Younger son is currently crazy about music, and his favourite band is AC/DC. It just so happens that the first album I ever bought was Back in Black, back in the 1980s.

Angus and his pals are just embarking on their first world tour for about a thousand years. They're really old (he's 53). But they still rock! In April next year they come to the UK and the tickets for the O2 arena gig went on sale at 10 am this morning. I went online at 10.01, and the public sale tickets seemed to have all gone, but prescient as I am I had joined the fan club a day previously and so, armed with my access code, managed to get a couple of lower tier tickets.

Fiona is happy to let younger son go to the gig, but insists that he wears ear plugs.

Now the tickets are in the bag, I need to go and taste some wine. Berry Bros and Majestic today.

[added later] On the train, reading The Guardian's review of the new AC/DC album, I found the following quote:
'A cynic might say that the kind of person who can distinguish a good AC/DC album from a bad one is like those faintly disturbing wine buffs who can tell you the terroir in which grapes were grown just by holding a glass to the light: it's a specialist skill garnered through a lifetime of extensive research, a considered judgement based on infinitesimal difference, entirely beyond the ken of ordinary mortals. '

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At 2:00 PM, Anonymous keith prothero said...

less of the really old!!

At 5:18 PM, Anonymous Doug said...

Hell's bells!

As any good terroirist knows AC/DC identified the importance of geology in the vineyard (Let There Be Rock) and understood the significance of wild fermentation (You Shook Me All Night Long).

At 2:20 AM, Blogger Vinogirl said...

I'm jealous...never saw them until I moved to America!!! But have been a fan since I was a teen.


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