Have you met Ziggatino?

| 11 months ago

Last night I went to Krak’n Night Out.  It was held in the Hothouse in Morecambe, Lancashire, UK.  I was told it would be a casual night and not to worry about dress code. I decided to wear me best togs!  Luckily I did, nearly everyone was dressed to the ‘9’s’!  I grabbed the local […]

Michael Gove is Chap Hop Fan

| 25th March 2014

The Daily Telegraph has reported a curious affiliation by Education Secretary Michael Gove for the works of Mr. B the Gentleman Rhymer. It seems that Mr. Gove, when asked by another newspaper to name his favourite musical artistes, professed to being “strangely addicted to chap hop rappers Professor Elemental, Mr B the Gentleman Rhymer and […]

The Tweed Album – by Mr. B, the Gentleman Rhymer!

| 15th September 2012

A most challenging week, with my old, clunky computer finally give up the ghost at the worst possible time!  With a bit of elbow grease (and a good chunk of savings), I was able to set up a new system, load it with the old software, etc, etc… and back to posting!  Just in time, as I […]

Events and Entertainment for Day Two of the Chap Olympiad

| 12th June 2012

Sunday 8th July 2012 is Day two of the Eighth Chap Olympiad and will feature a selection of events which have proved favourites with Olympians and spectators alike over the last eight years. There will also be an interval slot by renowned banjolele-wielder and rhyme-popper Mr. B the Gentleman Rhymer. Here is the full list […]

The Siege of Savile Row

| 23rd April 2012

On the morning of St George’s Day, April 23rd, swathes of immaculately dressed chaps and chapettes gathered outside No. 3 Savile Row to demonstrate peacefully – but firmly – against Abercrombie & Fitch’s proposed plans to open a children’s store there. The protest began in earnest at 10:15am, when chumrades in arms marched around the […]

Mr. B, the Gentleman Rhymer v. Professor Elemental – the 2011 Chap Off!

| 25th June 2011

Came across this gem while working on tomorrow’s project!  Via the SF Crowsnest website (and attribution by a Ms J. Martin), it was certainly one of the more “genteel” episodes on this steamy controversy, which took place earlier this month!  Please do enjoy!

Songs for Acid Ted, by the Mr. B, the Gentleman Rhymer

| 28th May 2011

Ah!  The weekend has finally arrived, a respite from the travails of the work-a-day week!  As such, I’ll begin my own celebration with one of my favorite compilations from Mr. B, the Gentleman Rhymer, titled Songs for Acid Edward.  One of his standards, his video is an outstanding work – please do enjoy it!

Burton, Swinburne, Doyle, Houdini, Bonham Carter and more

| 1st March 2011

  Remember last year when we reviewed Mark Hodder's book, Burton & Swinburne in the Strange Affair of Spring-Heeled Jack? I am currently reading the sequel, The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man, and it's just as good! A proper review will follow shortly. In the meantime, I highly recommend it — if you've got […]

Happy Birthday, Jules Verne… compliments from Google!

| 8th February 2011

One of the greatest icons of Steampunk celebrates his 183rd birthday today!  Mssr. Jules Verne, the legendary creative mind behind a vast quantity of Steampunk Classics, most notably 20,000 leagues under the Sea, is being recognized in one of the most innovative ways imaginable today!  Google has provided a unique header, which not only pays homage to […]