About the Culture Club

Hi, I’m Tim Tucker, and I run the Culture Club blog.

I started this blog in the summer of 2006 in order to share the thoughts and insights of a group to which I belong known as the Culture Club: a bunch of my friends (there are currently 7 in the group) that convenes regularly to discuss art, music, literature and culture. It’s like a book club, but we have a broader scope, encompassing all the arts, not just fiction.

The club meets every 6-8 weeks, and for each session we convene at a member’s house for an evening (we rotate the hosting duties) to discuss the works we’ve looked at, while eating a meal cooked by the host and consuming wine in large quantities.

Debate is often heated, and we rarely all agree on the points raised, but we have a great time discussing some amazing and thought-provoking works of art. At the end of the evening we establish the works that we’re going to look at for the next session, often based around a theme. The link at the top of the page, This Month The Culture Club Is Discussing…, outlines the works we’re currently looking at.

The Culture Club Blog

The posts on this blog are usually related to the works we’re looking at in the Culture Club group, but occasionally I reflect back on previous works we’ve discussed, or highlight general cultural issues of interest to the group.

I try to write the posts in such a way that they may be of interest beyond the Culture Club itself, and have found that they often have a resonance with other lovers of art and culture around the world. This is very rewarding, and I’ve found the comments and insights provided by the general readership of this blog have enhanced my appreciation of the works discussed. For this reason I welcome and encourage any comments from all readers.

Subscribe to the Blog

You can stay in touch with the Culture Club by subscribing to the RSS feed. Go to the RSS Feed page for more information.

Rules of the Culture Club

There are very few rules, but we have established the following parameters for the art works we discuss:

Art forms

  • Music – all genres, eg classical, baroque, opera, folk, world, jazz, rock, etc
  • Poetry
  • Drama
  • Literature – short stories, novels
  • Fine art – eg painting, sculpture, installation art, conceptual art, etc
  • Cinema
  • Photography
  • Architecture

Two Ground Rules

  1. We will commit to listen to, view, or read, at least once, whatever we have decided to discuss (no shirking!)
  2. We will approach all our explorations with an open mind (this is not always achieved, it has to be said)

Contact

If you’re interested in setting up your own Culture Club and would like some advice, or would like more information on anything to do with this blog, please feel free to contact me at: tim.tucker23@virgin.net

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

John Parker Compton February 2, 2007 at 6:22 pm

Re: 50 Reasons To Love Bob Dylan’s Blood On
The Tracks
Thanks for this great post. Wonderful to have so much of Dylan’s brilliant poetry organized on one page.

Yehudah October 11, 2007 at 12:31 pm

I just discoverd this site and it looks great; is there a distribution list one can get on for RSS of new posts, etc?
Thanks

Lotus November 13, 2007 at 5:06 pm

Hey there, I just discovered this site while exploring the works of one of my favorite writers, William Blake and I thought this place looked really interesting. I look forward to reading more…especially the stuff about Dylan…wow, awesome, thanks so much!!

Chazz Byron March 14, 2010 at 9:58 pm

Love your blog, I found it very interesting that you managed to find a group of people to discuss culture with. I myself are doing it on my own but I’m loving every minute of it.

ebys June 9, 2011 at 11:04 am

This blog is amazing. <3

Gülenay Börekçi August 19, 2011 at 11:35 pm

I just want to say hi from İstanbul.

For 6 months, I’ve been publishing a webzine on books. There are news,
reviews, articles, videos, discussions on literary issues and interviews with
famous authors like Orhan Pamuk or Alberto Manguel. My site is also
trying to connect literature with other diciplines like music, cinema,
photography…

Please have a look at it.

Thanks

Gülenay Börekçi
http://www.egoistokur.com

Egoist Okur means “The Egoist reader” and my inspiration is The Egoist
of Dora Marsden, Ezra Pound and James Joyce.

Ida Angland April 7, 2013 at 5:49 pm

Dear Tim, I just contacted you with a couple of questions and the email given above bounces back. Is there an updated email address or a different one I can use? Thank you. ida

ttucker23 May 7, 2013 at 4:00 pm

I’m sorry you got a bounce-back. This email address works: tim.tucker23@gmail.com

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