Friday, March 23, 2007


From his wikipedia entry:

Recently the verb "Wyatting", named obviously after Robert Wyatt, appeared in some blogs and music magazines to describe the practice of using weird tracks from a pub jukebox to annoy the other pub goers. The name was coined by Carl Neville, a 36-year-old English teacher from London, because one of the favourites LPs for this effect is Dondestan.

Robert Wyatt was quoted in The Guardian: as saying "I think it's really funny," and "I'm very honoured at the idea of becoming a verb."[1] However, when asked if he would ever try it himself, he said "Oh no. I don't really like disconcerting people. Although often when I try to be normal I disconcert anyway."

Advanced western capitalist society is divided into two groups: those of us who recognise the brilliance of Robert Wyatt's voice, and the rest of you fuckers who will insist in selecting five Rolling Stones tracks on the pub jukebox.


Lisa Rullsenberg said...

Grrr. Stupid new betabloggerbollix.

I was trying to say I agree with the passion for Wyatt.

Hump. All feels a bit leaden now after getting booted out of Blogger to write this comment!

Reidski said...

Stalin Wasn't Stalling does it for me every time too Darren ;-)

Btw, agree with lisa there as I think beta blogger is a load of old bollocks and does nothing to improve blogging whatsoever.