Driving to a rugby tournament in Basingstoke with my son James last month, we passed a road sign that read simply ANAEROBIC DIGESTER. This is no doubt one of the most mysterious and enigmatic road signs I’d ever seen. I was tempted to follow but we were late (as usual) so had to continue on our way.
We carried on discussing this bizarre piece of road architecture. What the devil is an anaerobic digester anyway? Could we have taken that path and come across something like this…?
Then it struck me that Anaerobic Digester is the perfect name for a band (possibly thrash metal). We could imagine their theme tune; a grinding mix of electro beats and rock guitar a la Rammstein, with a distorted vocal shouting the two words ANAEROBIC DIGESTER over and over again. It’s a hit!
I’ve spent the last few weeks trying to persuade James (who is twelve) to change his school band’s name to Anaerobic Digester. His lead guitarist Sigmund (yes indeed – Siggy plays guitar!) said they’d think about it.
P.S. “Anaerobic digestion is the natural breakdown of organic materials into methane and carbon dioxide gas and fertiliser. This takes place naturally, or in an anaerobic digester. A typical anaerobic digester is a sealed vessel, or series of vessels, in which bacteria act without oxygen.”