Friday, 30 November 2012

50 SHEDs of grey

Continuing the shed related literature motif, it has been brought to our notice that there are other books of note on the topic that is so dear to our hearts, and that are also along a slightly racier theme for the more risqué connoisseur of outbuildings.

And shameless lifting some blurb from the page on the intriguing Menkind website which describes the book as "a hilarous stocking filler or secret santa gift for that bloke for whom you just don't know what to buy! 50 Sheds of Grey is (as you've probably guessed) is a spoof of that famous erotic novel". 

"Colin Grey's life was happy and simple until the day everything changed - the day his wife read THAT book. Suddenly, he was thrust head-first into a dark, illicit world of pleasure and pain. This is the story of one man's struggle against a tide of tempestuous, erotic desire and of the greatest love of all: the love between a man and his shed. WARNING: This book contains graphic shed-based images. Please don't look if you are easily offended."

The original website can be found at and there is also a Twitter thingy if you really haven't got anything better to do at or are simply cruising the Interweb from your very own shed.

Coming soon a posting on an unmissible offer relating to a publication dedicated to Tunnels - we kid you not!

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Alone in my . . . shed

Recently spotted by one of our undercover blokes, this publication should be on everyone's Yuletide Gift list.

As the blurb on Amazon says "The Joy of Sheds is a shed miscellany that chronicles man's need for a small space on his own. It's a humorous look at every aspect of the shed experience, mixed with shed facts and some practical information too. Many famous people have created in sheds. Inventor Trevor Baylis thought up the clockwork radio in a shed, George Bernard Shaw wrote Pygmalian (sic) in one and Dylan Thomas would compose poetry in his."

And indeed, a bloke's shed can be a very inspiring place, witness the beautiful, haunting and plaintively evocative piece written for BlokeFest by Roger Jackson as can be found on one of our many SoundClouds.

If you have any tales from or photos of you in your shed, we would be very pleased to receive them via

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Where were you when? The origins of Stonehenge

Here's a picture of one of our brethren, Dr Sweeney, at the foot of the Preseli Mountains in West Wales. This is where the first 'blue' stones of Stonehenge were hewn from the earth before being carted here to Wiltshire. 

The sign is at the only stone circle in the Presili range, and while the Dr felt magnificent in just his T-shirt, posing with as much pompous grandeur that the biting wind would allow, apparently there was a weird feel about the place...ooooohhhhhh. Look carefully and you will also notice a small horse about to leap from his shoulder.

Anyway, the scores are in.
1. The Location - 4.5 (Excellent visible signage despite some writing being in Welsh (aka Olde Englishe)).

2. The Pose - 4.5 (A good deal of pointless grandeur, especially considering he has had to peel off several layers of clothing to take the photo).

3. The X-Factor - 4.5 - (Given the significance of the location, the connection with an iconic Wiltshire landmark whilst wearing a TMAK47 T-Shirt).

Making that a total of 13.0 - by far the highest scoring entry from anyone with a horse escaping from his ear whilst standing next to a sign in Welsh.  More please.

Monday, 12 November 2012

Where were you when? Being a giant in Riga

Well, he is well known for his lofty high tones and for being pretty tall, but this photo is fantastic evidence of just how tall Alan H is. . . He is ENORMOUS, just look how he dwarves those Japanese tourist walking under his legs as if he is a regular bridge or something.

Now you may be asking yourself, "where is he" and "what is he doing there", and you would be right ask this and we would be right to tell you.  In fact he is in Riga the capital of the beautiful Baltic state of Latvia during the recent sonic voyage of discovery that was the Singing Week organized with the mythical Stephen Taberner, friend of the Magnificents.

Anyway, the scores are in.
1. The Location - 3.5 (No visible signage despite some writing on the building behind).

2. The Pose - 4.0 (A reasonable amount of pointless grandeur, especially considering he has several people walking below him).

3. The X-Factor - 4.0 - (Given his giantness and being used as a portico whilst wearing a TMAK47 T-Shirt).

Making that a total of 11.5 - by far the highest scoring entry from anyone in a Baltic state being used as a passageway by oriental tourists.

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Who is Who?

In an sonic version of "Spot the Ball", someone who knows how to do these sort of things has put together a little mélange, a mash up (apparently, according to the young people) if you will, of two groups we know very well, both singing the same song.  

The song is very recognisable to those who know their "BlokeSong" classics but the question is "Who?", er, and the second question is "When does the first Who become the second Who"? 

Click here to play the piece.  Can you spot who is who?  Can you spot the join?

1) At what time in minutes and seconds to you think the join is

2) Who is singing first and who is singing second on this track, The Magnificent AK47 or the Spooky Men's Chorale?

3) Also interesting to ask which do you prefer and why?

Answers on an e-postcard to PO Box AK47, North North Wiltshire, or email