This is the Captain speaking


An alert for tomorrow night at 7pm on EXPRESS FM

The latest in our monthly arts/entertainment/culture show “Towards the Point” with the theme of winter. Music, pictures, poems and the Captain making a rare appearance on UK radio

Which Captain? Well I don’t mean Alistair Cook …

(Although a few of you may be dismayed to learn that, entirely by chance, on Christmas Day I met the captain of that football team from just along the coast before he departed for Selhurst Park. But it’s not him either.)


Author: pompeypop

University lecturer, longtime local musician and recently historian of popular music - especially in and around Portsmouth. My blog is entirely about that topic

12 thoughts on “This is the Captain speaking

  1. Well, it ain’t my favourite Captain…..
    Great video on this one- Don certainly changed his appearance as he got older…… .

  2. Great stuff of course BUT the theme is WINTER (so it’s not “Ice Cream for Crow” either)

  3. It’s a good choice Albie – loads of ice! Sadly the tales of the crew with names like Master Bates, Seaman Staines and Roger the Cabin Boy are merely mythical. And tomorrow it’s a different Captain …

  4. Well The (gag) Captain and Tennille did a Christmas CD. Then there is The Captrain Ledge Band (kind of interesting music)

  5. Or…Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad (I’m Your Captain) playing “Winter and my Soul”

  6. O Captain! My captain! Pete’s doing very nicely, but tomorrow’s Captain is different (JR closest in one respect but missing the theme)

  7. The Winter Soldier Captain America

  8. DAMN….!!!! what about as Christmas occurs during the winter ,perhaps this bloke and his rather fun xmas record might pop up on the programme………………… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ov3oXMMTHoA

  9. O.K…. it’s gotta be “Steal Softly Through Snow” from Captain Beefheart ‘s misunderstood masterpiece “Troutmask Replica”

    My second choice would be “There Ain’t No Santa Claus on the Evenin’ Stage” from Captain Beefheart ‘s more accessible album “The Spotlight Kid “

  10. Whoops! wrong video – that’s what happens when – as the good Captain put it – you’re just an “Old Fart At Play”…….

  11. Ah well, I won’t frown – my smile is fixed. You got it – “Steal Softly Through Snow”.

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