Death Cab For Cutie

Well This Chap Lives And Learns

Strolling through the album collection this evening and have spent a fair amount of time with The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, I mean why wouldn’t you. They really are rather good - and actually right up the chaps alley. (Always appreciated the supporting sound effect to ‘Roy Rogers on Trigger’ … and who can fail to enjoy …

You all know how beastly tigers are Out in, out in, out in India They bite They scratch They make an awful fuss It’s no use stroking them and saying “puss puss puss”

But there is always room for a lesson … and came across a track called ‘Death Cab For Cutie’ The chap was stumped. Surely not he thought - so popped over to the library to check out the old Britannica and well be darned …

Gibbard took the band name from the song “Death Cab for Cutie” written by Neil Innes and Vivian Stanshall and performed by their group the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band.


The song’s name was in turn taken from an invented pulp fiction crime magazine, devised by the English academic Richard Hoggart in his 1957 study of working class culture, The Uses of Literacy.

Who knew … other than the other chap - obviously

Meanwhile, just received an email from one of our readers about how much they like ‘Intro/Outro’ … the very song that this chap’s ‘Trigger’ reference came from …. so without further ado …

Or more accurately: “just received an email from one of our readers”

Heh … what are you doing here … this is a private conversation with myself.

July 23, 2017