I was sure I'd already put this here but it would seem not.
A washer woman excites a little man and we never do find out what happened with ye olde worlde tailor.From 12th January 2008
Notes from the wonderful West End Whingers.
I was sure I'd already put this here but it would seem not.
A washer woman excites a little man and we never do find out what happened with ye olde worlde tailor.
Notes from the wonderful West End Whingers.
I like to pop these in here once in a while because of course, the jingle rivals Retro-Text The Nation for it's sheer poetic beauty.
(I love the stupid men)
I am moved to link this after seeing Ms Binoche acting opposite a smooth plank last week in Certified Copy.
Incredible Adam And Joe directorial, scriptorial, voice-orial magnificence and a gigglefest await you here.
(Sadly, all YouTube versions are embed disabled)
There are more of these on Adam's Channel if you need your fix at speed but for the price of a large fruit smoothie with wheatgrass and a little patience you will find their DVD so much more fulfilling.
Can it really be possible that I haven't put this idiotic mess/angelic symphony on here before?
If I have, would anyone blame me for doing it again?
Earplugs should be at the ready. No, really.
Made from the podcast of the 28th November 09 show
with scant credit to John Williams
Chris Hawkins did a lovely job in Adam and Joe's slot again today but I had to share this wonderfully silly bit from last week's Collins And Herring show.
There's nothing more cheering than uncontrollable laughter on a Saturday morning, or indeed afteroon.
Human error is not acceptable to someone destined for Hollywood stardom. Lovely, expressive noises from Buckules at the end of this one.
As you can see from this embedding disabled version, Joe's impression is uncanny.
Joe did get his wish the following week, by the way.
From 3rd November 2007
Something from the first show of their permanent tenure on 6Music again today.
They were just finding their way with the Song Wars 'feature' but right out of a blocks, a now familiar pattern emerged. There's a bit of lovely Jude* input in here too. I'll pop another bit from this show in the mix tomorrow.
As most people will know, Joe never did add his girly warbles to this early jingle because Adam plopped his magnificently enduring alternative on the table the following week.
If this has been much too tantalising for you, I can direct you to the iTunes merchandiser portal where you can enjoy the full version of these songs for a small fee and keep them on your MP3 player. Imagine that.
*Jude produced the show before she was lured by the tall buildings and orchard-based excitement of New York. She has a special line in giggles.
Our lamented heroes discuss a telly proggy that should have been Joe's wet dream, if only it had delivered.
Adam is so supportive but what an adorable idiothole Joe is. He says "DNA alysis" which should surely be adopted by the Forensic Science Service as more economical terminology. I'd love to witness one of Louis' withering-look missiles.
Another indisputable fact from the kings of the kingdom of rightness.
I've secretly wished that Kimika would use her amazing talents to draw this mythical nursing pigeon.
Edited: SongWarMonger has stepped up to the plate with this picture.
By the way, that Google hit isn't as stimulating as you might have hoped.
They spent a couple of weeks experimenting with new ways to say hello. Adam was happy with last week's effort but Joe urged him to experiment further.
This was before people started to suggest riffing on John Williams and the like.
From the podcast made of the 21st February 2009 show
Just fancied sharing this today. Adam had a cold which made his voice extra sexy but it has to be stressed, never bored.
Just tidying up a few more of Adam's renditions.....
This list is by no means exhaustive.
Once again, I remember tweeting about this sting when i first heard in the podcast. It amused me no end when Adam couldn't work out where it had come from and Joe hadn't a clue.
This is what Adam was referring to..
From the podcast made of the 24th October 2009 show
It was of course, from Joe's Sensual Massage Music and I suppose James Coffee Starling snuck a little burst of it into the podcast.
All of this is utterly out of context without the story this bed was originally made for. That's tomorrow's sound swipe sorted, then.
This is going to seem like I'm all puffed up and big-headed. That's not the real intention but any cod psychologist would tell you otherwise, of course.
Last weekend, Chris Hawkins of graveyard shift fame at 6Music, stepped into the breach on his day off to cover Adam and Joe's coveted spot. He rose to the occasion without attempting to recreate any of the schticks we would usually expect at that time on a Saturday.
He just ran a tip-top show and as a lover of 6Music, I felt it was my duty to support him with a little contribution.
I'm putting this here because I never expected him to read it out but I thought his delivery was sweet and the track timing most pleasing.
As Shaun Keaveny began his good-byes to Mr Fry this morning, Stephen could not leave the studio without enquiring about the posters which are clearly still taped up somewhere on the main 6Music studio walls.
I'm rather amused to think that everyone who has worked in that room over the last nine months has had to stare at them. You realise they are still available to download here ?
If you came here for reasons other than Boggins or Adam and Joe fandom and would like to listen to the meat of the Stephen Fry interview, for the next seven days you will find it here. As you might imagine, it is towards the very end of the show but don't let that stop you from listening to all of the deranged noise that precedes it.
Joe's busy mind forgot the reasoning behind his Booker T. & the M.G.'s jingle not having an outing when it was first crafted. He managed to get himself all upset by it's exclusion.
I could be wrong. There's clearly more than a three week gap here. It might have been some other jingle that we'll never hear but I'll roll with this notion for a while.
That first bippity-bop even has call-backs to the post I made on Sunday and the mysterious jingle that Adam refers to will be covered in tomorrow's post. I'll have the hang of this lark by the time they return in November. (If you build it, they will come)
You know, it's always fun to fill requests. If there's something you remember from the archive and feel it could do with an outing, let me know.
Just like Jack Buckley, who tweeted his desire for this bit from the first week of their 6Music trial period (aka Covering For Shaun W Keaveny). It seems so funny to hear all the nerves and hesitation in their voices back then.
The power of the Castle is something I'm happy to say they took very seriously.
Adam steps out of the usual hello box and drags Joe along with him.
Made from the podcast of the 14th February 09 show.
Craig did this live in the studio. I realise it was a pre-recorded show but the point is that he did it in one take with no option to try again. He's some kind of genius.
I have an unhealthy adoration of The Saltman. I'm a sucker for untapped talent, I guess.
This really should have been included last week when I made my Video Wars post but I'd hate to give the impression that what I do here is anything other than random. You can follow Chris.
nudge: there will be more from the podcast of this show later today.
There's something fishy about this.....
Joe voices his concerns about the treatment of crustacea, Adam interrupts, Joe endorses fish harm, Adam makes his point, Joe puts his lady-partner's very intelligent & well considered case, Joe considers how to treat her for making such a suggestion. This is all nicely top-n-tailed with podcast jingle-jongles.
EMERGENCY EDIT: There seems little point in deleting this post now but I feel as though some beautiful shoes have been gently crushed by my furry, button-down slippers.
The most handsome radio producer bar none, James Sterling has made a bloggin for us to enjoy as a kind of sensible, smart version of the nonsense I posted below today. He's even included the words to the poem and tried to insert a little of Shaun's dialect but he's got one word wrong (though it scans more good in the way James done it).
Please visit and comment and pour your love over there. I ache for the 6Music blog to become more active again.
My original post of this morning.........
There is no good reason why a true Adam and Joe fan shouldn't equally enjoy the full three hours of Keaveny-shaped nonsense and good sounds so I do urge you to Listen Again.
Today's show had some priceless morsels and these culminated with a phone call to Adam.
However, if you really do have a superiorly busy schedule or perhaps had to leave for your daily toil before the end of Shaun's show, like a wicked old auntie, I've sucked out the last few strains for your ease and enjoyment
He's a god among men
His grand comic genius is beyond our ken
He's bearded and rugged and half of a team
that sometimes make merry on radio and screen
His podcasts are legend
His songs are a joy
He now is a man but once was a boy
His comedy stylings are second to none
Of course, I'm talking about Adam Buxton
Shaun Keaveny, September 2010
One could argue that this is a lazy, ill conceived post but I'll have none of it.
BBC Radio7 broadcast Adam's play last night and we need to give the iPlayer a pounding in the hopes that he may be asked to write some more.
This was originally heard during Woman's Hour which must have been rattled a few cages.
- it's there for the next seven days, after which time I shall replace this with the download link Adam posted at the time it first aired.
BBC7 have put that wonky picture on their page for this.
It's wonky because it's so old and none of their facial character is available to ponder. Adam's expression and the strange difference in head sizes makes it look as though he is puppeteering Joe (perhaps that was the intention). Conversely, Adam also looks like he might be sitting on Joe's knee for a special treat but that can't be right because Joe seems calm and happy whereas Adam looks confused.
Most importantly, it's wonky because they are the WRONG WAY AROUND. Everyone knows that it's Adam left & Joe right (to camera). What were they THINKING?
Just a shortie today from exactly a year ago.
from the podcast made of the 5th September show.
Whatever your religious beliefs or lack thereof, you cannot deny that on a Sunday, The Queen rules the Church of England. Fact: She rules it everyday.
Listen to a bit of royalist rambling
In 2008, prizes of questionable value were promised to whomever could cobble together the best video for the two shortest Song Wars songs. Nobody in their right mind could have anticipated the quantity and awesome quality of the submissions.
With the promise of a geek's eye view at the recording of a 6Music show and some inappropriate touching, Chris Salt breasted the winning tape with this magnificent beauty.
By my reckoning, Chris should just be emerging from his most recent four day shoot and I can't wait to see the result.
For the sake of balance by showing an entry for Joe's song, the indisputable runner up, in my opinion was this entry from Stuart Lanceley.
Poke around his channel to find a behind-the-scenes film but you'll be hard pushed to find him on Twitter, for some unaccountable reason.
You can find more amazing runner up entries here.
A reworking of the famous Text the Nation jingle from the mouth of a babe.
Whilst compiling the bit for Sunday, I spent too long giggling at the 2nd September 06 show and I thought the fun they had with Robbie Williams' ditty was worth holding aloft.