Monthly Archives: May 2012

Adiemus – An Imaginary Translation (with apologies to Karl Jenkins)

‘When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean – neither more nor less.’ (Lewis [..]

Culture Bunker, Music, Word-hoard

Underwater Earworms ooooooO

Bids for fitness have their price. Plodding (‘ploughing’ seemed too athletic) up and down the local pool, I find I’m either at the mercy of my own thoughts, [..]

1970s, Culture Bunker, Music

Top of the Pops – once seen…

Certain characters that found their way into our living room have lodged themselves in my brain and won’t depart.  If you’re reading this and are young enough not [..]

1970s, Culture Bunker, Music, Time Machine

Involuntary Mashed-Up Karaoke Reflex!

I’m proposing that the above is a very real affliction, perhaps some kind of mild compulsive disorder. Backtrack.  I used to help run a pub quiz (wistful sigh [..]

Culture Bunker, Music, Time Machine

How to Survive the Eurovision Song Contest 2012

It’s coming.  Every year you say you won’t do it.  You’ll be strong and focused.  You’ll spend the evening doing something worthy, improving and time-consuming, such as reading [..]

Culture Bunker, Music


Clutter.  We all have it, some of us more than others. I’m not just talking about that box of DVDs or (ahem) ‘vintage’ clothes that never made it [..]

Dig-it-all, Word-hoard

Unique Spelling Point

My first ‘proper’ job was at a shipping company (we’d probably say ‘logistics’ these days), and one of my responsibilities was to produce and send out a monthly [..]

Spellbound, Word-hoard

Jones Redux

I’ve dredged up some thoughts on Jones of the Stones and updated my original post about it.  

Culture Bunker, Music, Time Machine