Poohsticks is a game that should be played on any bridge over running water (it doesn’t work as well on, say, a bridge over a motorway); each player drops a stick on the upstream side of the bridge and the one whose stick first appears on the downstream side is the winner. The name is taken from the Winnie the Pooh book “The House on Pooh Corner” by A.A. Milne, in which the game first appears.
The Pooh Sticks were an indie pop band hailing from Swansea (I had no idea about this until I did the tiny bit of research I feel obliged to perform when writing something to post here). They first came to my attention in 1988 when their single “On Tape” reached the giddy heights of 34 on John Peel’s Festive Fifty. They were, of course, named after the aforementioned game, and not after a particularly troublesome visit to the lavatory.
Here’s today’s choice:
PS – Some of you may have experienced some issues with playing/downloading the above. All addressed now. Apologies and all that.