sugar 'n spikes
Mar 5, 2002
The pub is named The Olde Apple Tree and for years has been known as an Irish pub and is also known for it's good atmosphere and lack of violence.
Last night the Governor came to me around 10pm and told me to only play Irish music. At the time I was playing Top 40 dancy stuff and the place was moving, peeps were dancing, seemed good to me, so I got the hump.
But I figured it's his pub, he's paying me so I best do as he says.
Turns out there was a little troublesome crew from Lewisham known to him in there and the Irish music caused them to leave.
After that I played nothing but oldies, Irish, Ska, Tamla, Rock and Roll, Abba, all that kind of crap and the evening was great.
Then at about midnight some geezer my age asked me for some Scottish music. This was new to me, didn't really have a clue what Scottish Music was so I apologised to him and said I didn't have any.
Then his mate came up and complained there was too much Irish music and how about some English Music? Do I have 'We'll Meet Again' and 'The White Cliffs Of Dover'? No I don't, mostly cos I consider they're crap
I did play him some Chas & Dave though which seemed to cheer him up.
Then the first geezer came back and complained about no Scottish Music and I again apologised and said I didn't have any, vaguely registering in my mind I did actually have some Big Country and 'Donald Where's Yer Troosers' but I doubt he would have apreciated them.
He thought about this then informed me I was a **** and was crap and useless and that I played too much of 'That ******* Paddy music'.
Well I have to confess I was afronted so told my Scottish friend that if he called me a **** again I would break his nose and kick his teeth in and told him to **** off, whilst getting right in his face.
He slouched away, I was left shaking, shivering and fuming.
I then told the Governor who kicked him out.
Other than that, fabulous night
You know, I haven't thumped anybody (apart from burglar incident) since 1985, sometimes I wonder about people.
I'm back at the pub in late November and the Governor has also booked me for New Years Eve for double bubble (as is the norm) so all in all pretty good