Archive for September, 2011

Moogieman messes about on boats once again

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Rhiannon Kelly provides flute accompaniment to the flotilla

Saturday’s naval engagement, Flotilla Thrilla 2, passed off without serious incident save some fine performances on and next to the River Cherwell.

As predicted, the weather was gloriously cloudy but rain held off, making it a somewhat drier event than the first waterborne open mic put on by moogieman.

Stuart Wigby kicked off proceedings (more…)

Carrot carousal

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

A stray comment from a work colleague about how all carrots used to be purple until the 17th century led me to the Carrot Museum.

Lots of interesting and useful info here about carrots. The recipes are also well worth checking out.

In fact they inspired me to put on a carrot-themed banquet. (more…)

Flotilla Thrilla: D-day minus 4

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

I’ll take you out on a lazy afternoon.
We’ll fish for trout and I’ll show you my harpoon.
And in my boating blazer on the back of a punt,
I’ll act so lackadaisical I won’t seem such a …

The countdown begins to Flotilla Thrilla 2: the second waterborne open mic extravaganza organised by Moogieman this year.

No show for Finnish glam rock band at the Bully

Sunday, September 18th, 2011


Late 60s glam rockers Wigwam were unable to make the gig on Thursday at the Bullingdon Arms. There were suggestions this may be due to them having been refused visas on the grounds of their records not being available in the UK.

That was until some bright spark at Moogiemedia pointed out that Finland is in the EU (more…)

An introduction to geocaching

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

International Geocaching logo

I got myself roped into a four hour canoe trip to Abingdon on Sunday and was inadvertently inducted into the secret world of geocaching.

Actually, it’s hardly secret. There are apparently 5 million geocachers worldwide and 1.4 million geocaches listed on the web. They have a website:

But sometimes the best way to keep things hidden is to be as open about them as possible. Or something like that. It was certainly a secret world to me before I met Elephant Guy (not his real name but his geocaching handle – I don’t know if they call them handles but it’s the kind of thing where they would). (more…)

Moogieman at the Bully on 15 September

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Finnish glam rock band Wigwam. Image from

The best gigs are like detective stories and next Thursday’s at the Bullingdon Arms is no exception.

I’ve been conducting a thorough investigation in order to bring you more info on the other acts. Facts are thinner on the ground than the soles of my well-travelled espadrilles but I can say with some certainty that the evening promises to offer an eclectic mix.

First up, the headliners, Wigwam. Could this really be the Finnish glam rock band formed in 1968, whose debut album ‘Hard ‘n’ Horny’ was described in a 1974 issue (more…)

From your on-the-spot correspondent: Moogie News

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Moogie News, Sept 2011

At a time when local newspapers are losing circulation faster than a gangrenous limb, here at Moogiemedia we’re leading the fightback with a new monthly publication, Moogie News.

Okay, expect the initial impact to be relatively small. Moogie News is hand written and hand drawn on a single side of A6. We’re not about to be put out of business by this new-fangled hot metal typsetting stuff (which will no doubt turn out to be a flash in the pan).