Saturday, 25 October 2014

Call My Bluff

Is Donovan's 1970 slice of whimsy Rikki Tikki Tavi based on:

a) Spanish football coach Enrique Tikkitavi, who developed a style of play pioneered by Barcelona and the Spanish national team characterised by short passing and movement, working the ball through various channels, maintaining possession and boring your opponents into submission.

b) The punjabi word for "hopscotch". Donovan and his guru the Maharishi Yogi would relax with some hard-fought games of rikki tikki tavi between bouts of Transcendental Meditation and ping-pong at the singer's mountain retreat in north Wales.

c) A short story by Rudyard Kipling in The Jungle Book about a snake-murdering mongoose.

Stand your computer on its head for the correct answer. Or have a listen to this.

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