Sunday 28 February 2010

Lidley Lott #SaveBBC6Music #AdamAndJoe

......and other cod stereotypes.

....a little tip here mates, one of the funniest bits of this nugget is right at the end so don't give up on it.


from 19th December 2009 (the last live 6Music show aired)


Save BBC 6Music !

Have you sported your Twibbon yet?

Have you signed the petition yet?

Saturday 27 February 2010

Silly Stand #SaveBBC6Music #AdamAndJoe

It's good to see the hashtagging is still going strong. Please check yesterday's post for the link to the petition. We can do this.

In the meantime, when I need some cheer I usually manage to find it in 13th June 2009......Joe's altercation with a silly mag stand.

from 13th June 09

Friday 26 February 2010

The Day We Tried To #SaveBBC6Music (not forgetting #AdamAndJoe)

I don't have the heart to post my daily Adam and Joe sound nugget today.

This is what the hoo-ha is all about.  Rumours have been rife for months but this piece in the business section of the Times seems to be written with the booming death knell of authority. 

This blog and associated social mouthpieces only exist as a vacuous, recreational outlet for my admiration of Adam and Joe but today's problem is much more than that. 

It's true, I would be sad to think that when Joe has the time to bring the show back on-air, it won't have it's lovely secret home but if Radio2 don't snap them up, they'll still remain a fiercely marketable product that broadcasters will not allow to slip through their fingers. 

The demise of the entire station is the real, lamentable situation. I cannot articulate my passion for 6Music eloquently enough to be of any use so I'd ask you to take some time to read this thoughtful piece from Andrew Collins who has the privilege and integrity to offer the point of view from a long respected music and film journalist and latterly that of a broadcaster who has helped to shore up the very fabric of the station's unique qualities.

If you feel at all moved to do so, please go here to sign a petition. There are many difficult and sometimes arbitrary decisions made in broadcasting every week but this one leaves a nasty taste.

The Times further reports that Absolute Radio may 'bid' for 6Music. I need time to digest my feelings about this but my gut reaction is not a good one.

For your further entertainment, you could take a little look at Sparks' "Now That I Own The BBC" and to the 6Music Flickr Library.  If you use Twitter you can sport a Twibbon. There are several out there so do a search and choose the one that shouts loudest and suits your avatar.

I watched #SaveBBC6Music creep up the Twitter trending topics during the morning. I think it peaked at 4th place behind the usual 'FF', 'followfriday' and 'nowplaying'. On any other day of the week, it would have easily made it to the top. As I write, it's in 6th position and 'BBC' is a few below it.

This has moved the people and it would seem that the love has been flowing into Western House today as well. I shall be driving past it later on and I'll not flinch if I see floral tributes. It has been a very difficult day for all those people on-air who are unable to make a truly informed comment but are expected to remain buoyant and entertaining. I suspect that in most cases their concern is not so much for their pay-packet but for where they will ever be able to broadcast to this quality ever again......and as Andrew Collins was kind enough to point out earlier in the week, broadcast to an audience of the diversity and integrity of 6Music listeners.

I can't leave without a sound bobble so I'm going to include a few words from the end of Shaun Keaveny's show today.

Wednesday 24 February 2010

Cycling in the Rain #AdamAndJoe

The persistent rain is getting everyone down but then I remembered that it can be quite sexy.

From 31st October 2009

Tuesday 23 February 2010

Adam and Frank Buxton collaborate with the Purple Ponce #AdamAndJoe

This Ditty-In-The-Dock had a 'Prince' theme and Adam played his cute card to great effect, leaving Joe to sulk in a puddle on the floor.

Adam diligently replaced all the censorious words in Sexy MF with little comments from his baby son. I'm happy to report that my geek nerve took the healthier option of not bothering to work out exactly how old the little mite was at this point. You see? I'm not quite as frightening as you thought I was.

I think this was from what us nerds call the second series of the XFM shows but I didn't note the date at the time.

Monday 22 February 2010

Podcast Intro Day again #AdamAndJoe

A nice gentle podcast intro is called for this morning.

The weather in old London town is angry enough already so we don't need to hear Adam and Joe descending into chaos, thank you very much.

Mr Sandman from 20th June 2009 (aka Mr Wolf Pants)

Sunday 21 February 2010

A lovely way for Adam to spend a Sunday #AdamAndJoe

Joe was actually referring to an upcoming Half Term Break Adam was about to take but if this isn't a recipe for an enjoyable Sunday, I shall eat my hat.

From 17th October 2009

Thursday 18 February 2010

Self Agrandising #AdamAndJoe

Just shortie today, where Adam snuck in at the end of the podcast after Joe had left.

From the Podcast of the show aired on 29th August 2009

Wednesday 17 February 2010

The Wages of Fear #AdamAndJoe

A little bit more light hearted today. It's sunny, after all.

From 21st November 2009

Tuesday 16 February 2010

Wallow in the Sorrow #AdamAndJoe

I'm so low today, even Adam and Joe can't really lift my spirits. Sometimes it doesn't hurt to dwell down there for a while so that you can bob up again feeling refreshed from indulgent sorrow.

These are Adam and Joe's very last free plays from their last live show on 19th December 2009. Almost a whole two months ago.

Monday 15 February 2010

Monday is Podcast Intro Day #AdamAndJoe

......although you'd never know it if you'd tuned in last Monday, when I totally forgot to pluck one from my intro file.

Here we have a basket of intro songs from 28th March 2009 in which once again, for no good reason Joe assumes he has won and with a tone that implies he's so numb to it now there is not even a hint of world weariness, Adam agrees.

Sunday 14 February 2010

Happy Valentine's Day, romantics everywhere! #AdamAndJoe

Adam's Song for his wife:
As it's Saint Valentine's Day (apparently), here's another little dribble from Adam. I seem to remember he composed this by way of an apology for exposing one of Sarah's less alluring habits which I shall not repeat here on this day of wine and romance. It was aired exactly a year ago and dedicated with love.

From 14th February 2009 

I wonder if Joe ever had his lovely partner in mind when he wrote a song. Of course, Mr Closed Book would never divulge that information, even if he had. We'll just have to imagine him running his fingers over a tautly stringed instrument while he sings Harvest Moon to her.
If you MUST go to the cinema today, PLEASE don't see Valentine's Day. It's like the sticky residue that builds up on a pile of neglected rubbish. I guarantee you'll find Ponyo more entertaining and to make it that little bit more special, seek out a screening that hasn't been dubbed by a bunch of sugary Westerners.

Big Burly Cinema Security #AdamAndJoe

Joe gets vocal about those comedy security men who lumber up and down your peripheral vision at the cinema, distracting you with their stupid infra-red goggles to see if anyone is recording their precious film that you were quite enjoying until they made you lose the plot.

From XFM on 12th June 2004

Saturday 13 February 2010

Electric Proms and #TwitSquadron #AdamAndJoe

A longer one today - memories from the Electric Proms featuring some input from TwitSquadron too.

From the show aired on 24th October 2009

Friday 12 February 2010

Wife Swap #AdamAndJoe

One of my favourite waffles from 20th June 2009 wherein Adam's humour balances Joe's innovation for injecting new interest into the tired old wife-swap formula.

...............that's me at the door with the peanuts.

Thursday 11 February 2010

Cover Yourself in Jam #AdamAndJoe

Even in his mid thirties, Joe clearly found 'really good magic' tricks exciting. Love it when the thrill muscles still work.

Tuesday 9 February 2010

Armchair Thriller #AdamAndJoe

Just ringing the changes with a tiny video snipped from "100 Scary Moments" originally broadcast in 2003.

Monday 8 February 2010

Sunday 7 February 2010

Adam reads Joe's Summer holiday report #AdamAndJoe

I'll warn you now, this is quite, quite parts and also a tad pretentious but he was only a stringy little squirt in those days.

This is from one of the XFM shows we used to only have an incomplete version of dated 20th November 04. We now have the full show from start to finish.

Saturday 6 February 2010

Chesney Hawkes #AdamAndJoe

This one is for @Cheznoir apropos her tweet this morning.

I have this on my phone as a sound file. It's better with the image, of course but this is in haste today............

Friday 5 February 2010

I'm A Mummy #AdamAndJoe

One of the bygone strands of the Adam and Joe show today. We're all used to hearing the lovely BaaadDaad but today the glory goes to Adam's Mummy.

From 20th  November 2004

I want to name check the source of this 'new' old material again so today I'm going to embed the soap opera clips Benjamin put on YouTube

Thursday 4 February 2010

The Full Interview with Sir Roger Moore

This is one of the sweetest moments on radio.

Not only to see the the grandeur of haughty Torpedo Commander Cornballs crumble in front of his hero but to witness the way his dear friend overcomes his own nerves to save him from pending disaster.  

I sincerely hope Joe doesn't mind me putting this here since it was edited from the podcast.

It's utterly delightful and heart warming.From The Past


DVD Commentary #AdamAndJoe

A lovely midweek treat brought the exciting news that via the eagle eyes of forum members, a couple of previously lost XFM episodes have been unearthed and shared with the world.

I'd like to say a huge thanks to Ben.

Here's a clip of them discussing the problems of making a commentary for their own DVD.
from 12th June 2004

Wednesday 3 February 2010

The Beautiful Madrigal #AdamAndJoe

This wafted out of my player on the way to the giggle mill this morning. It really is breathtakingly beautiful so I thought I'd remind everyone of it's mystical joy.

Tuesday 2 February 2010

Joe teaches Annabel to agree with him #AdamAndJoe

Having beaten all the Scottish out of his longterm partner, Joe has now taught her to agree with him and aspires to eventually have her capitulate on most matters.

28th August 07

Monday 1 February 2010

Lawst Coffeh is nawt to be Fott Over #AdamAndJoe (Blanchett & Crowe)

I fear Cate Blanchett and Russell Crowe may have been misinformed about the North Nottinghamshire accent.
"The accent is a little bit different from mine. It's things like 'corp' for 'cup', 'munkeh' for 'monkey' and 'Robin Hud' instead of 'Robin Hood'. I thought Russell Crowe did a pretty good job." 

Of course, their accents will be perfect but I couldn't miss this opportunity for a giggle from the 10th October 2009 show

Podcast Intro - Ma Na Ma Na #AdamAndJoe

It's Monday, so it's time for another podcast intro song. This one is from 9th May 2009.