You know, Gentle Reader – with the last dregs of summer firmly in sight, let’s head out to the veranda for a crisp, refreshing Gin and Tonic. I’ve never been overly fond of the sun, given my delicate skin – but when it’s setting, and the heat of the day is largely over – I do largely enjoy it. Admire the sparkle of sun on the glass! The clink of the ice as you modestly tipple! Yes, a sunny afternoon slipping away into evening is an excellent time for gin.
What!?! You say you don’t like gin? Philistine!
Well, if you won’t drink the fictitious gin, will you at least listen to it?
I’ve loved this first number since I accidentally downloaded it while searching for songs for our steampunk soirée, the Victorian Technological Exposition. It’s by a group called the Victorian English Gentleman’s Club, and the song itself is called Ban the Gin.
This next song I’ve only known, and loved, for around six months, when Auntie Trin introduced me to The Tiger Lillies. They’re obviously right up my alley. This song is titled, simply, Gin.
Who doesn’t love the Magnetic Fields? You better had, or else I don’t know what’s to be done with you. This number is not one of my favorites of theirs, but it is entirely about gin. Or love. One of those. Love is Like A Bottle Of Gin, anyway.
To finish, why not a song by that charming Kiwi chanteuse Gin Wigmore? I’ve adored her since 2008, but hadn’t really paid much attention to what’s she’s done since then, until I saw this video – which, like a nice G&T, made me perk right up. This song is called Man Like That.
And I think I’ll leave you here, Gentle Reader. I hope you’ve left with a better appreciation of Gin!