Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Things I didn't know there were words for #1: Wyatting

As usual, Wikipedia explains:


Recently the verb "Wyatting", named obviously after Robert Wyatt, appeared in some blogs and music magazines to describe the practice of playing weird tracks on 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 favourite LPs for this effect is Dondestan.

I have got to try this...

1 comment:

John B said...

I wholeheartedly recommend the Stranglers' eight-minute version of Walk On By (with a four minute organ solo), included for some bizarre reason on most of their Greatest Hits compilations. I've been chased out of pubs for this as a student. Radiohead's Fitter Happier is also a good one (although I imagine fewer pubs have OK Computer on the jukebox than was the case 10 years ago).

More for value-for-money than annoyance, any pub with a 1970s-era Pink Floyd album allows you to control the music for an hour or so for a quid...