Thursday, 31 December 2009

2010: The Year We Lose Contact
(with Adam & Joe)

A blog entry on the final day of the year carries some kind of stupid, extra bulk wherein appraisals and roundups are expected. This is all over and above the weight of my own heavy heart as I lament the passing of the last live utterance in who knows how long.

I'll post this in the middle of the evening, when all the young people are getting shit-faced and all the interesting people are having heated discussions over the canapes. I'm not going to upset myself by looking back over the last year with Viscount Buckules and Commander Cornballs. Maybe in two or three weeks, it won't hurt so much to remember all the fun we've had but right now, the memories are just too raw ....... and I'm probably just be a bit too lazy.

Furthermore, this amuse-bouche was posted on the lovely Adam and Joe BBC 6Music Blog, so there it is, job done. Now move on.



BBC 6Music did us proud throughout the festive season. We had a Best-of show on Christmas Eve and if you can find a copy of the full show somewhere(as opposed to the podcast version) it has some exclusive intros, jingles and stings, a couple of which didn't pop up in any other shows or podcasts unless I'm mistaken. ETA: It was repeated at 1am on New Year's Day so the window of iPlayer opportunity has expanded for your enjoyment.

They also brought us the 12 Podcasts of Christmas. These had a bit of jumbled logic for my silly, ordered mind. The annotations on iPlayer were all over the place as they randomly called more than one of them 'best of' or 'the second in the series'. Furthermore, they were all billed as being from old shows but podcasts #1 & #7 were from the last two Saturday shows, #5 was from the aforementioned Best-of, though the remainder were starting right back with the first ever podcasts (in MONO, never you mind). These retro podcasts were also broadcast as one hour shows, consecutively at midnight since 22nd December, making the podcasts available the minute the aired shows finished. The elves didn't make a downloadable podcast of the show that was aired on 26th December. Some (but not all) of the aired shows were cobbled together with music and jingles in a manner that I would perhaps describe as careless, in the unlikely event that I was being ungenerous. Since these shows were made from the podcasts that were made from original shows, it was bound to get messy at some point. They even included one with Garth. Regardless of the fact that I've probably listened to these podcasts a few times before, it was good to hear them on air. It also serves to remind us how lucky we've been with the length of the podcasts we've had this year. The Boxing Day one ran at nearly 80 minutes whereas they were loping in at just over 30 minutes in the old days.

Earlier in the month we discovered that Adam had done a little viral thingumy for a competition to California.

and within a few days of announcing this competition, we learned that Joe had won it!
YES, the bombshell we have all been dreading whereupon Joe slips off to Hollywood (in California, you see) was deployed with very little warning or ceremony.

That's not true, readers. Of course, Joe's film has been looming closer and closer over the months but he'll not be shooting in Hollywood....yet. We knew he'd have to take a break from the show but I suppose some of us (that'll be me) had hoped he might just make it into the tenties for a couple of weeks. I think I posted a link a while ago to the effect that shooting begins in February for ten weeks so that takes us into April and he may have some long hours in the cutting room soon after that which is why we don't have a solid return date.

The Guardian was having a slow week before Christmas so they decided to do a bit of scare-mongering by making the suggestion that The Adam and Joe Show might be gone forever but they don't seem to have any more exclusive information about this than the rest of us. I'd prefer to link the British Comedy Guide's summation.

The tone of the goodbyes in the last couple of shows were ambiguous and a tad confusing to my tiny brain. It made me wonder if, with the best of intentions to return, they thought they might not be able to, either because of their other own commitments or indeed due to the demise of the digital channels at the BBC. They thanked Jude (who was their producer when they first joined the station) which sounded rather final and yet Joe seemed at pains to say they would return. I've already waffled too much on Twitter about this and it doesn't stand too much dwelling upon. Surely, there's a way to get through life without a couple of idiothholes invading your Saturday morning radiowaves?

The final live show featured Boggins turning up in a panto where he was despatched to a fictitious life with Toddy Pipkins or some orphaned child. I had been inspired by the original suggestion that the Adam and Joe Show had been branded Boggins, to use that in my Twitter nick but that was often confused with the now higher profiled Boggins the Dog about whom I have always been rather ambivalent. So the time has come to move on from that short-lived notion and I've grabbed a random name from the Boxing Day show to replace it.

Adam has been busy with the You Tube. He finally uploaded one of his brilliant mouth-swapping videos with Christmas messages from Lily Allen and all sorts. However, Party Poopers Incorporated took some kind of idiotic exception to him using their footage without permission, so he took it down and it seems we'll never see the likes of that again. I'm still kicking myself for not saving it at some point during the 36 hours it was up there. It was like the film he made for the Music Video Awards, if anyone saw that there or at BUG.
Quick as a flash, he rushed us with another stunner here which I have also seen before somewhere, I think.

I don't need to remind anyone of the joy he brought to us with his Christmas Day film (see previous post). I realise he may have pre-posted the waffle on his blog but the timing of the YouTube upload is harder to control. He was thinking of his hungry subscribers even on the anniversary of Christ's rush into the world of hay and cow pops. What a guy.

While writing this, I've been shuffling some of my favourite clips which I have a habit of nibbling out of shows and podcasts. The show on 13th June and ensuing podcast are far and away the most gigglicious of the year but several others are fighting for second place in my non-existent chart of love.

I grabbed some of the webcam stuff at Glastonbury, and if I thought it wouldn't make the boys cringe with embarrassment, I'd post some here as a special end of year plopper but I'll have to restrain myself. Fond memories of Joe zoning out to Dizzie and making inappropriate gestures with the pretty coloured mike covers still play in my mind (and on my iPod).

I've collected a few random links over the last few days. Eddie Argos was moved to make an entry about Joe's film on GeekWeek yesterday. The people at Hi8us tweeted a bit about Attack The Block casting.

The IMDB still has it showing as 'In Development' but the bigger mystery is why Big Talk are only showing the trade mag cuttings but don't list it as being 'in production' whereas the lovely Tom Hollander vehicle which is barely out of R&D (well, I might be exaggerating for dramatic effect, there) has it's own little pull-down nubbin. I am not trying to cast any doubt on the production with this comment. Quite the opposite, in fact. I think this whole project might just be so immense, so awesome, so utterly stunning, innovative and gibberingly hilarious that they have decided to protect the public and annoying worry-worts like myself from getting any spoilery outfall about it. They can't keep that up for long but I guess that means that my dreams of a Paul type blog are probably going to be dashed.

Don't forget to bumble around this awful place so you can vote for Adam and Joe in the Laftas.

If you missed your chance to snag a copy of Ultra Culture's review of 2009 your shins will be forever raw from perpetual kicking. I'd love to pop a scan of Joe's contribution here but I'm already having day-mares at the thought of the derision I'd probably have hurled at me if I asked permission. All the mail order copies have gone now but you might yet find a dog-eared version at the counter in the BFI Film Store.

If you're some kind of millionaire or something, you could catch the worth-every-bloomin'-penny BUG events in January. Don't be put off by the 'Fully Booked' thingy. The first one is always the better one & they have loads of returned tix from the freebies who don't turn up.

Adam is also listed here on Jan 27th so he's never going to be far away, is he? It's the same day as the Lafta awards and there's no way that Joe would accept one on his girly-own so I guess that'll be a no show there. Note: I loves Joe, I do. Never any offense meant.

The Persuasionists is finally starting to show up in listings so six weeks of Adam Buxton on the telly might serve to carry us through the first bit of the drought. @monastico alerted us to this early review from the Independent, and have a poke around here if you want a bit more info. I went to one of these recordings and before I forget, do check out Simon Farnaby in The Bunny And The Bull.
Some podcast listeners will also remember that Daisy Haggard called Adam on his mobile and then hung up when he told her they were recording her. Joe also casually mentioned that he used to babysit for her. It's like their lives are made of magic, isn't it ?

He probably wouldn't thank me for mentioning it, but Headjam is back on Dave if you need a Joe fix.

I'm coming to the end of my waffle tether, you'll be pleased to learn - always supposing you've even made it this far.

I saved the best till almost last, though. When I say 'best' I never, ever mean to imply any kind of favouritism but in the absence of a short movie of Joe throwing his freakishly tall, directorly weight around the production office, Adam's gorgeous package, neatly quartered and plopped into Miranda Hart's end of year "Unwrapped" show surely must have been the best moment of the last 24 hours. Watch it while you can or wait for it to ping out from your telly screen again tomorrow at 12:40am - well technically that's the Day After Tomorrow. Adam did not feature in the red button bits but if you're a completist, you'll take a squint at them anyhow. IF he was looking, he must have been very heartened by the massively appreciative Twitter activity the instant he popped up.

I'll not make any promises but I'm chewing over the thought of dribbling some of my sound nibbles out of my Posterous feed to make people smile during the Period Of Drought. I don't want to get into trouble or upset the originators of these chunks of pleasure so I'll take a view later on........after a drink or two......by which time I will have probably decided to shut down this blog altogether.

So enjoy 2010 as much as you can. It'll only happen once. Keep the show alive by visiting the 6Music Blog and making idiotic comments and sharing artistic wonderment. Keep the station alive and warm by listening to it. Shower Adam's YouTube Channel with love and the occasional 'gay' comment. Don't shout 'Stephen' when you see Joe in a comic store because you know he'll go bright red and panic but most of all, get on with your lives and before you know it, Saturday mornings will be restored to their former glory and the cogs of the podmax maker will be whirring into action again and warming our cockills.

Friday, 25 December 2009

Merry Christmas, Blogwatchers!

It would be close to insanity for me to whittle away at a finely tuned blogpost on this most intensely celebratory of days however, the following nugget will be rather more redundant tomorrow so don't miss today's gift from Cilla, Santa and Count Buckules. ETA: I see the lovely man has put it on his blog just now. The sweetest bloke on the net.


Adam had put a great deal of work into making another Christmas message that he then removed at the behest of the party-poopers in the 4Music playpen. It's a crying shame as it was a even more genius (and much longer) than this piece.

My home has minimal festive decoration but I took care of all the important areas, one of which is suitable for the internet.



I'll throw some more nonsense together over the next few days as I have somehow managed to find other exciting things to fill my time and neglected this silly corner, shamefully.

Finally, just a gentle reminder that there are lots of old podcasts here.

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Buckles' About

It's a sure sign that I've had something properly worthwhile to do with my time when I miss a public appearance notification.

Adam Buxton did a tea-time platform with Spike Jonze at the Apple Store in Regent Street today. With the marches and the crowds in town this weekend, t wouldn't surprise me if it had taken him 3 hours from the end of podcast recording until tea-time to walk the few yards down Regent Street from the 6Music Studio to the Apple Store.

I'd already booked to see Where the Wild Things Are at the BFI, with the promise of a post screening Q & A, which prevented me from going to the Apple Store but I'm pleased to report that lovely Adam snuck across the river with Mr Jonze and slipped into an empty seat to watch the BFI bit.

I hope he's still having a lovely evening, going to special places where the dirty public aren't allowed. I'm pretty sure he scuttled into the BFI's Green Room straight after the show while Spike spent a commendable amount of time talking to interested filmgoers.

You can catch some tweets and there are quite a few snaps of Adam and Spike out there so I'm linking them.........

The Admiral
Richard Holt
Framescourer
Law7355
Maximus
and hellotom posted this from the BFI, while John H Ratford had a little chat with Spike.


For my part, I was a little grumpy that the BFI journo just asked bog-standard, obvious questions that are going to be all over the junket output anyway. When you pay for a special screening, you expect a bit more thought and care. I'm sure Adam's take would have been more fun and I think he mentioned on today's show that there had been a point when he was in the frame to do this one too.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Compliments of the Season from 6Music

I really don't like that last negative entry popping up at the top of my blog so I'm dashing in like an advance party from Reindeer Squadron with some lovely little bits to look forward to from the magical, festive trees around the Castle ramparts.

The weekend before Christmas will begin with the regular show (if you call the last live broadcast for a few months 'regular' in any way).
BBC 6 MUSIC Saturday 19 December 2009
Adam And Joe
Saturday 19 December
10.00am-1.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Adam Buxton and Joe Cornish prepare for the Christmas season with their weekly reflections and some festive songs.

On the following Monday, they've scheduled some retropod broadcasts. At Midnight each night, you can listen to what seems to be a rather clumsy crash edit of some mainly bland music stuffed into the nooks and crannies of the lovely bits of daft waffle OR just download the podcasts as they were originally intended to be poured into your ears.
Adam And Joe's 12 Podcasts Of Christmas
Monday 21 December
12.00midnight-1.00am BBC 6 MUSIC

Adam Buxton and Joe Cornish fans who missed the prize-winning comedy duo's BBC 6 Music podcasts the first time round are in for a very special treat over the festive period, as the station offers the 12 Podcasts Of Christmas, available to listen to with music or simply to download.

This first programme was originally broadcast in January 2008.
Christmas Eve brings us a 'best of' but this year it's going to stay on 6Music. It seems that little Radio2 infiltration of last year was too much for the smooth types over there. This is the one that was lovingly put together by James. I'll bet he would have had many willing volunteers to help him wander through the last twelve months of material.
The Best Of Adam And Joe
Christmas Eve Thursday 24 December
4.00-6.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC


BBC 6 Music presenters Adam Buxton and Joe Cornish
Adam Buxton and Joe Cornish present the highlights from their Saturday morning BBC 6 Music show, featuring their take on the Glastonbury Festival, MPs' expenses and the BBC's Points Of View and The Archers shows. Plus there's the best of the listener contributions to Text The Nation.

It looks like Boxing Day is the designated mutual loving day for our two dog handlers. This is the pre-recorded show and it's usually a right rollocking radio rumble.
Adam And Joe
Boxing Day Saturday 26 December
10.00am-1.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

It's Adam Buxton and Joe Cornish's traditional present-swapping show. The boys embrace Christmas cheers (and eggnog!) and Boggins the dog is bound to make an appearance, but will he make it through Christmas or will he be released from the Big British Castle for good?

If that warm and lovely pool of glistening, listening liquid doesn't feed all your frottage needs, luxuriate in the news that Adam and Joe have been nominated in two Loaded Lafta categories. If you can be arsed, log on and vote.
Funniest Double Act
Adam And Joe
Jedward
Armstrong & Miller
Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh
Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer

Funniest Podcast
Adam And Joe
Chris Moyles
Frankie Boyle
Rhod Gilbert
Richard Herring

Monday, 30 November 2009

Posted in an OUTRAGED Adam Buxton style voice!

I'm generally a mellow soul, preferring to expend my energies on lustful pursuits rather than emotional fury BUT I WILL NOT SIT STILL FOR THIS.

The January BFI Diary plopped into my box tonight and BUG prices have gone through the roof! As a member, I am used to paying £ 7.60 but for BUG17 I shall be paying £ 11.50! What kind of an outrageous lump of inflation is that?

I wouldn't mind if it went towards funding the tiny Bucklettes' education but I doubt it does. I wouldn't mind if it included a £3 voucher to inevitably spend at the Benugo bar which, if the speed of service on a BUG night is anything to judge by, make the biggest killing of the month on those days.

I know that it can be testing event for the front-of-house staff for various reasons but can this really justify an almost fifty per cent increase? This is made all the more hurtful when you know how much of the house is bloomin' well papered by people who, had they actually paid for their seats, can claim their ticket against tax expenses.

They even charge the same for the Director's Cut which, in the case of BUG16 and by all accounts was considerably distilled compared to the main show.

If this sounds in anyway like a rant that Viscount Buckules would be proud of, I would feel as though I may have expressed the true level of my emotions adequately.

I don't hold Adam in any way culpable and perhaps it's just a silly printing error in the booklet. If so, I shall be contrite and post my apology for this blast of over-reaction.

I just hope this doesn't harm Adam in any way and just turn it back into the virtually 'industry only' wanky thing Antennae used to be. I really don't want to put anyone off going (self aggrandising here, as if anyone takes any notice of this blog!) because it will be a wonderful evening, as always.
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Saturday, 28 November 2009

Who said there's no Adam and Joe news this week?

In a week where both the Black Squadron photos AND the podcast were made available in record time we had a few other nibblets of news, gently gathered here.

Since today may well be the last regular Black Squadron command, I shall be standing by with readied toast, eggs, water-based markers, bread, fruit, bacon, pans, lavvy paper, biscuits and my bin because if ever there was a time to combine all our training, it must surely be today.

A terrible thought from the Castle's DG but all manner of other exciting things could happen to Adam and Joe between now and 2012.
Mark Thompson implies that channels such as 6Music could be in firing line, along with BBC3 and BBC4.


Adam had a romantic break in Amsterdam with his wife. One would hope that all expenses were paid for by this gig at Eurobest. There should be some opening night photos sometime on the site.

The BUG website is looking much smarter these days and gives dates for the next BUGs in London and Norwich.

Edgar Wright attended the Royal Film Performance of The Lovely Bones, directed by Peter Jackson on Tuesday and I'd like to assume that Joe was there too. Do I get extra points for seeing it a full 24 hours before them?

A sweet bit of Stephenage here.

This is the sort of stuff I find a little pointless and mute but here you go. Nice limbs and falanges, Joe.

Joe's appearance on Headjam is repeated again on Dave next week.

The 6 Music Blog updated with some of the best Sit In Bin pictures.

It would seem Adam's ballad to Katie Price was prescient, this week.

Andrew Collins got some Boggins style responses to his blog of a YouTube clip.

This helpful Tweeter is uploading Adam and Joe playlists.

If you have any 3d glasses, be sure to check this out on YouTube.

The Mighty Boosh covered the duties at Stella McCartney's Christmas bash.

In 'friend of the show' news, Garth Jennings has a Vampire Weekend promo on YouTube and Ben 'Sontum of Quolace' Mercer played a gig on Friday, attended by several Black Squadron/TweetSquadron members.

Attack the Block casting deadline 18th November.

Paul O'Connor's made-up joke was sadly omitted from the podcast last month so I have immortalised it here.

As usual, many people favourited and tweeted various classic Adam and Joe moments from YouTube.

Always worth reminding everyone that the full original Adam and Joe Channel 4 shows can be found on 4OD but the YouTube snips are greatly enhanced by the comments.

Finally, with no real connection at all beyond Big Talk and a quote from Joe on Robert Popper's Timewaster book, I recommend the sweet pain induced by Robin Cooper this week.

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Navel Gazing around the podcast

The podcast (and the show on 14th November from which it was spawned) was so brills this week that I thought I'd listen again and waffle while I go. I'm trying to savour this because I may not be around for all of the live show this coming Saturday.

If you begin to read this and cannot relate to any of the references, you've stumbled here by accident and should just click on. I dribble this stuff out mainly for my own amusement and based entirely on the assumption that you know as much or hopefully more about the things that interest me as I do without me having to qualify anything.

Now, where's that 'play' button?
Ah, the Ghostbusters theme......is it just me or does Joe have his own private internal beat-counting machine that's a little bit at odds with the rest of the world? My decision to ignore the word 'metronome' was a conscious one.

And so we arrive at the Gummo/Walsh fun. It's so sweet that Joe's diligence in not mentioning too much about his private life has him describing Edgar Wright as "people wot I know" even though Edgar had tweeted Harmony's joyous response to thousands of people. Adam's impression of Walsh was completely incapacitating to me especially when he turned to Star Wars. Love you so much , Buckles.

If you haven't seen how Harry Hill handled the Gummo thing you can check it below, always assuming that you saw the original, silly X-Factor episode from Walsh.


Ever the professional, without a moment's hesitation, Joe rescues Adam's potentially dangerous 'crutch' ditty and even when Adam seems to drag it back down, Joe just pops in the peg-leg reference to keep them out of the dungeon. Of course, I don't mean any of that. Joe's attempts at professionalism are as hit and miss as the rest of the show and we must always give credit to their state-of-the-art shamboliser.

A teasing hint at Boggins gives way to a little catch up on Joe's trip to AFM and his incredulous reaction to Adam's lack of current film news knowledge. Nice little tangent about Joe's film-going buddy, Droopy Eyes. I nearly used that for my periodical Twitter name change but went with stats thing instead, which doesn't feature in the podcast, if memory serves. Nice little floury buns reference sneaked in during the Postman Always Rings Twice convo.

That seemed like a lovely long intro to the main podcast. I do wonder where they get the idea that people can't tell their voices apart. Do they really mean people don't know which face/body to put to which voice or name, perhaps? I can understand that less obsessive listeners may still not care enough to work that one out. Their voices have very little in common to my ear.

So Joe ponders the Doppler Effect and once again, in his gorgeously rarefied world imagines that leafy French is the only place where you might get trees in a sunny avenue making stroboscopic shadows. I live in such an avenue myself, so I fully understand the effect about which he speaks BUT I LIVE IN CENTRAL LONDONIUM! Silly boy.

Will Adam ever get over having to turn down the Stella McCartney request? I am going to side with Joe on this one. It's alright for Adam and his seemingly effortless ability to have an entire room eating out of his hairy hands but Joe is not a live performer and even though he probably would have been wonderful in the event, he would have spent the preceding days being sick in his mouth and swallowing it. I'd just like to think that Stella did not take it as a personal affront and might even consider inviting Messers Buckles and Cornballs to the bash so that they can enjoy all the fun without the pain of performing.

The more I hear about Adam and Joe's respective partners, the more I like them. If my husband decided to trap me in a car for four hours of nothing but the product of his Saturday morning witters, I'd resign myself to deriving whatever pleasure I could from the situation, specifically absorbing the stuff from the other bloke which I don't live with and have to listen to every day. Joe's sweetly placatory line about him being an escape for her and Adam being a dreadful man-prison, with fleshy bars has been quoted and tweeted several times this week.

I too, have signed up to my present IP's advance registration for in-brain wifi installation. It's the only way to go as fact checking is now the spindle around which any progressive conversation pivots.

Rusty Crowe in Monopoly, The Movie gives rise to a few minutes of their favourite kind of talk. The very idea that there might be a KerPlunk movie is more than my tiny brain can contain but "Connect Four, a film by Joe Cornish" can surely only be a matter of 10 years away. I like Russell Crowe well enough but I don't think I would pay good money should Riddles take up Adam's suggestion of where to set it.

This week, it would seem that 'Adam' Is The Best.
Who choses which jingle jongles to put in the podcast? I've always presumed James pops it together after they've left to grab their salmon salad and melon. Somebody in the Castle even took it into their head to make a tiny little sting from Joe's Massage Music, which neither Joe nor Adam had expected or even correctly identified when they heard it pop up a couple of weeks ago.

It breaks my heart that Adam gets so upset about the dullards who smugly note their recognition of the license-free sound loops he uses. The perspective on this is that there are loads of listeners who just tune in, maybe not even every week and have no techie knowledge, no real understanding of the effort put into making jingles. They probably have expertise in other areas. They may be brain surgeons who get the odd morning off to poodle around the internet. Why would their sweet, naive little ramblings matter so much to Adam when he knows that there is a solid legion of dedicated, idiothole nerds who completely understand and love how it all works? I really don't like it when either of them get upset but in the big scheme of things, what a lovely luxury they have to be able to get things off their chests so publicly. Now, buckle down and give us another Song Wars before Christmas please, you lazy good-for-nothings. XXOOXX

Joe alludes to his ego searching on Twitter but if anyone is concerned that he might actually pay any attention to the mindless witterings that you might tweet, consider his comment about Text the Nation. From the mention he gives, you'd think he'd stumbled upon an entire subsection of a psychic tweet-parlour but this is all I came up with. Yes, one of them IS from Yvette Fielding & a couple of other psychic tweeters but the rest are just the outward mumbles of the comment that popped into most peoples minds when the topic was announced. I doubt that he spends more than a handful of nanoseconds skimming over the mentions of his or Adam's name. I reckon he spends his hours searching for more subversive things.

There's a gentle little Boggins invocation with the mention of 'raffle ticket' there, followed by a lovely reference to the Planet Hollywood mini-hamburgers. This reminded me that I enjoyed Garth Jenning's silly little Polish Plums film there so many years ago. Can't find it on YouTube but I didn't really look very hard. I love the beautiful timing from both of them with Adam's explanation for the raffle winning.

One of my favourite jingles ends this section. I have no shame so I don't hesitate to do the 'oow hoo hoo, hoo hoo' out loud on the bus, if necessary. No, I don't worry about looking insane. I really don't care what a bunch of strangers think of me if I'm having fun. If they mistake joy for insanity, that's their problem.

They move onto another lovely accent discussion. During the live show, this topic was flagged up before the song that preceded it and I tweeted that they might talk about Peter Sarsgaard in An Education. I was gratified by a couple of generous responses about my psychic abilities moments later, when Adam mentioned it. I really adore Peter's naughty, lazy, sexy voice so it took me a good few minutes to work out what the hell he was doing with it when I saw the film. The piece from that silly, pompous and haughty publication, the NewYorker was a lovely contribution from Joe. Nice little public school boy delivery of the word 'Indiana' there, Joe. Sadly, the Tim Monich article is only available on subscription which I cannot be arsed to do.

Joe shared his 'never again' list which reminds me I must set the DVR for Joe's little panel show thingy on Dave next month.
Once again, the lady partners have my respect because they have to put up with Adam and Joe thinking they are guessing where the music is going to go in a new tune.
They're not guessing. Lady-brains know where most new songs are going to go. The combination of a lady's sixth sense and a comprehensive knowledge of most lyrical combinations and musical progressions gives them a seventy percent hit rate. It's easy if you're not hampered by the singularity of a man-brain. Of course, it's a wonderful tool to amaze your partner with so please don't pass this secret on to anyone.

Okay, Joe is a total genius and he clearly has the raggedy remnants of a lady-brain lurking there. He was supplied with the words so he didn't need to deploy the full lady-package. What an inspired thing for Adam to ask him to do. Getting his little sister to sing along to one of those horrid contemporary churchy songs. Why do they sound so tortured and contrived? Traditional hymns are majestic and uplifting but the modern stuff just sounds like an ego-nerd has tried to crowbar some pretentious twaddle into the kind of tune your uncle would hum on the way home from the library.

I have the power to attract people I'm thinking about towards me. It's really annoying ninety percent of the time.

There's a nice little Madness riff before Adam regales us with Joffles' tale of the podcasterly eponymous Dr Snippington.

Another one of my favourite jingle jongles sneaks in before this week's Boggins discussion and the utterly brilliant aural contributions from listeners*. Was it really necessary for that emailer to contextualise his podcast preferences? I do listen to Answer Me This but it is mercifully short and they are rapidly going off piste. There are fewer questions and more smugitudes than when they started. Despite all the approbation Adam and Joe receive they have the good grace to maintain a charming humility. Of course, I am well aware that I slap and kiss the boys myself but I don't directly channel it to the through the medium of text or email and what I write here, is clearly in jest, with what I feel is a degree of balance for the sole intention of amusing myself. The same applies to the fortress of smugness upon which this blog seems to be entirely based these days.

The pro-Boggins songs are up on the blog but during the week, a very forceful case was made against the sweet, smelly little blighter.

So I've arrived at the podcast outro. Adam is successful in his attempt to turn Joe on with his nipple action, drubbing home the point that he is bendy and just consolidating the situation nicely by recounting the nocturnal emissions of his REM sleep. Joe makes a show of leaving the room for this but I think we all know he will not be able to resist listening to the podcast in full. I would imagine there was a moment when they might have considered doing this bit in the live show but quickly realised, with Joe out of the room, there would be nobody to invert anything that seemed like it might go off the decency scale.
Some people have tried to get Joe's attention on Twitter in order to give him the apparently unwanted details but really, Adam doesn't actually say anything beyond the bare bones of what we'd assume transpired. Adam makes no secret that he idolises Joe and none of this comes as a surprise to anyone bothered to listen to his weekly subtext. It's no biggy. Nothing to worry about, Adam. Don't be scarred or scared. It's perfectly natural. Now move on.

The nice mention of the pompous email and subsequent retraction restores listeners' faith in how thoroughly they read the emails. Just because they're not read out on the show or podcast, doesn't mean they've been ignored. It's just an issue of volume and long may that last. When the mails stop comin', the show stops hummin'.

Just when you thought the delights of the podcast were over, Adam rammed a couple more giggles down our ears with a blessing from gods we don't believe in, even a blessing from Boggins and his corrected goodbye. Thank you, man.

Once again, my tenses are all over the place but do I really have to go back and correct all the bloomin' things? It'll take away any brio and freshness that might be in here if I start thinking in one static timeline.

In other news...........Adam made a brief blog update to say that BUG will start 10 minutes early tomorrow. I'm sure this is out of his control and it might just be a tactical move at the BFI because BUG starts a bit late sometimes. I do hope everyone hears about this change, though. You wouldn't want to miss Eric Wareheim's Depeche Mode offering on the big screen, now would you?

I haven't posted news here for a while so I'll mention that lovely Lucy has joined ranks of Blog Squadron leader and has made a couple of posts. There are 10 blog entries in November so far, which is pretty good going in the big scheme of things. I hope the team know how grateful we are.

We've had specially selected Black Squadron photos, Boggins tribute songs* sent in by listeners, an absolutely stunning animation from Ben Tucker and an amazing, interactive soundboard from Simon Whittaker. I continue to gape in awe at the talent of Adam and Joe's listeners in the knowledge that it is such a glorious tribute to the wonderful men they are, that people are inspired to spend what is probably an insane amount of time making this stuff. It's truly humbling.

Black Squadron Felt Pen Tattoo pictures went up fairly quickly onto the website this week. They just need to sort out the little orange camera pegs & I'll be happy.

There's a nice bit of kudos in Andrew Collins' blog today if you scroll down to the weekly podcast figures. It's amazing that these two stupid men, wandering around the tiny cabin of 6Music, a digital-only station, if you will can out pod the great Radio 2, mark-overstepper himself. I used to switch straight over to Jonathan in the old days but now that the entire show is recorded, I just think, "what the heck, I'll catch up when I've listened to Adam and Joe's show a couple more times". Is it good blogisquette to put thoughts in inverted commas? I've often wondered that. The whole blog is nothing more than a big, ungainly thought, isn't it? It is good blogisquette to write all this drivel in the first place?

Somebody tweeted or blogged that casting for Attack the Block was all done and dusted but I'd doubt that. Probably aliens needing extensive prosthetics might have been locked down nice and early but what do I know? (not as much as I'd like to, is the answer). Edited to add that there was a casting session today, looking for kids who don't need licenses, can work adult hours but look younger. Also seems it's a 10 week shoot starting at the end of January. Brace yourselves for some lost Saturday shows. I smell six day weeks or at least 11 day fortnights. I shall mourn the lost but I'm so incandescent with joy that this is all happening for Cornballs.

Empire Magazine had a little tweetpoll about Song Wars.

Somebody has done a playlick from last week's show.

There was a tiny mention in the Daily Telegraph, this week.

Friend of the show, Ben Mercer had a little giggy this week and has some more coming up. He has pledged to give his amazing Sontum of Quolace rendition if Black Squadron members make themselves known to him at a gig. When I last checked, he also needs to get laid so why not pop along for a completely fulfilling evening.....(sorry Ben, I'll delete that if you like).

Kimika (as featured with heavy Cornballs name-stumbling interaction and intimate Buckles moment at the Electric Proms) did this incredible drawing in what seemed like no time at all. Poke around her Twitpic area and you'll see the whole thing taking shape.

Lunabee made a Save Boggins picture.

As always, countless YouTube nuggets from the Adam and Joe archives are tweeted on a daily basis.

Eddie Izzard instigated a bit of Stephenage via his Twitter feed during his show tonight. I'm trying to ascertain if anybody recorded it but I can only see one reply on Twitter.

Going slightly off topic, I'd like to link lovely Edgar's beautiful tribute to the late Edward Woodward. This was stolen and ravaged by The Times earlier in the week and caused the sweet fellow an amount of anguish that upsets me as much as when Adam and Joe are hurtified. It seems only right to note Simon Pegg's thoughts on the same subject.

Another little net-upset fell at the feet of Duncan Jones last week as he was provoked into explaining how harmful the accidental discovery & distribution (specifically, critique and comment thereon) of a screenplay in the early draft stage can be. I really hate it when these lovely people work so hard to fill our shabby little lives with carefully honed bundles of entertainment but have to waste their time and emotion responding to the careless comments of lesser beings. As I typed that, it made me wonder if I too am guilty of such thoughtless missives.

Right, I think I've made this long enough to ensure most people have given up after the first sentence.

Finally, I had a nasty shock when my bill came from EDF, the electricity suppliers. It was bulging with unexpected financial demands. This was particularly irksome since I'd rejected their earlier, smaller estimate and phoned in my own reading on Saturday morning. It turned out that I'd punched in the number 64046 as my meter reading. I'll let that one settle in your minds for a while before you lay the charge of 'idiothole' at my feet. It's a fair cop.

Monday, 9 November 2009

Tim Groyn eases us through the pain of snooker again

Now I ask you, with breathing techniques and fly action like this, why wouldn't The Archers team write a very sexy role for Viscount Buckules?



From the BBC Comedy Blog
Tim Groyn writes...

Snooker, pastime of princes. Not for nothing do the professionals refer to the Crucible Theatre (where all snooker is played) as The Palace Of Small Hard Balls. I've loved Snooker ever since I first turned on the radio in the 60's and heard the DJ playing Chas & Dave's Snooker Loopy (Nuts Are We). What a song! I had to hear it again but in those days you couldn't simply go to i-tunes and download whatever you wanted. I had to walk 45 miles to the radio station and beg the DJ to let me use his i-tunes, which back then resembled a giant cooker. I rushed home with my giant wax MP3 of Snooker Loopy and listened to it non stop for 16 weeks. My parents cried and cried, assuming naturally that something was very wrong with me, but I was fine. At least I was physically fine. My mind had been infected with a chronic case of the Snooks.

It's hard to say what I love most about Snooko but it's probably the sticks, the green tables and the holes. I'm conflicted about the balls. On the one hand they're a crucial part of the game, on the other hand they are the enemy and must be pushed into the holes.

My hero as a teenager was Steve 'Mind Thunder' Davis who is still considered the greatest Snooktician of all time. I had posters of Steve, plates of Steve, clothes of Steve, sheets of Steve and a tattoo of Steve's face over my whole body (I still have this but when I'm working I'm often forced to conceal parts of it with make-up).

I remember when the 'satirical' puppet show Spitting Image dubbed him Steve 'Interesting' Davis. It was supposedly an ironic dig at the expense of his personality shortcomings and it enraged me to such a degree that one afternoon I burst into the Spitting Image offices with a snooker stick and threatened to kill every single one of the smug turds that wrote, puppetted and voiced that not-very-funny show unless they made the Steve Davis character more dynamic and cool. When I got out of prison I noticed that they had failed to heed my warnings and as a result I refuse to watch the show to this very day.

Nowadays a new star has risen in the stick-and-small-hard-ball firmament and his name is Ronny 'El Ronovator' O'Sullivan. My video Master Snooks (above) features Ronno wiping the floor with a player whose name I don't even recall, that's how insignificant a threat he posed to Ronjons. For 6 years now I've written a long love letter to the Ronbot every single day of the week but have so far not received a reply. I don't mind though, I know it's because Ronnimax is busy redefining the greatest game on the planet: Snookles.

Tim Groyn is, of course, an invention of Adam Buxton.

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Dave Podcast Top Ten List gives Adam and Joe first place

It's just one opinion, of course.
No reason to get big headed or anything.
It's only Dave, after all but hurrah!

If anyone has their reservations about the substitute presenters coming up, be cheered that they hobble into second place on the list too.

Adam and Joe also get a name check or two in the Guardian again today.
This week Hadley was grossed out by the news that Rahm Emanuel calls speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi 'mommy': "Ew!" She also wondered what it meant that she has had a jingle from Adam and Joe's radio show stuck in her head for three days now: "It probably means that I need help, on several levels."

..plus a lot of readership love in the comments here.

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Arts Attack Interview Joe Cornish

Happily, he's right at the start of the piece but don't let that put you off listening to all the other little nuggets because it rounds off with Joe's Antiques Roadshow song.

The interviewer seems to really labour what she perceives as the reverse trajectory of Adam And Joe's career. Joe handles it really well, so much so that I wondered for a moment, whether it had been pre-arranged.

At last, Joe revealed that the 6Music show goes through a special shamboliser, as we had all long since suspected. He also mentions that he's into pre-production, casting etc for 'Block' and that he hopes to shoot in February.

On this week's Arts Attack, Kate chats to Joe Cornish, one half of 6Music's Adam & Joe and asks Shadow Minister for Culture, Ed Vaizey about his favourite type of biscuit. Cassie presents her coverage of the London Film Festival and interviews acclaimed director, Stephen Poliakoff whilst Joe asks the crowd what they thought of Frank Turner's gig at the Shepherd's Bush Empire.

Monday, 2 November 2009

6Music Show starting a bit later from December

Today, there has been lots of cruel chatter from the Twitterati about poor (but ultimately unendurable) George Lamb shunting, to what is essentially one up from the graveyard shift on a Saturday morning. This will effect our favourite show.

The BBC Press Office has made it's official statement. This is how the Saturday Schedule will look from 5th December.
BBC 6 Music's new Saturday schedule

7.00-10.00am George Lamb
10.00am-1.00pm Adam & Joe
1.00-3.00pm Liz Kershaw
3.00-5.00pm Richard Bacon
5.00-7.00pm Jon Holmes
7.00-10.00pm Craig Charles' Funk & Soul Show
10.00pm-Midnight 6 Mix


The next flood of chatter will be about Black Squadron, no doubt.

I'd like to think that this rescheduling is pursuant to Adam and Joe's renewed contract and quite possibly a request from them to make the show an hour later. I hope they can wield that level of power at 6 since their show is always at the top of 6Music's iPlayer chart*.

It really doesn't make much sense to have an elite squadron sashaying up to the DAB at 10 am for a leisurely coffee with Marmite soldiers and still have them thinking they're in any way 'special'. I'm sure some other catchy hook will organically find it's way out of their locker and into our routine before long.

In other news, Joe has finally given his MySpace the Guy Garvey. Sad for that handful of people who used to waffle over there and a real shame to loose some of the pictures with their silly comments.

On Saturday, we learned that Andrew Collins and Richard Herring will be standing in for next week's show. I suspect Andrew couldn't face another berating rant from Richard at his lack of inclusion. I rather enjoy getting annoyed with them. They have a strange dynamic together. It works beautifully.

*The iPlayer got lost in the Castle dungeons for about 36 hours over the weekend and the ensuing podcast shoots off into hyperspace at around 42 minutes. Guard your ears from the super sonic audio insult if you get that far. It's around when Adam starts to talk about Bob Dylan's moving tribute to Christ's glorious birth.
Edited to add that the Castle put a bit of spit and polish on the podcast and plopped a perfect version into our boxes on Tuesday morning so throw out your old and bring in the new.

The weekday 6Music schedule is looking very, very comfortable now. I love those girlies all over the middle of the day, nicely topped & tailed (is that in any way rude?) with the the enjoyable stalwarts of digital radio.

Finally, I just heard Joe's little voice doing a Terry's Chocolate Orange ad, Countdown stylie. I've got a bit of a problem with the mix as his voice comes up but I'll live with it :smiley emoticon:

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Attack the Block update!

If it's in Empire, then it must be true.
I thought production was farther down the line than this but I'm not complaining. I happen to be free in February if they need me!
It’s been circling for a while, but today it was finally confirmed that Attack The Block, the sci-fi comedy that will mark the directorial debut of the taller half of Adam & Joe, Joe Cornish, will start filming in February.
Edited to add that Joe also confirms this during his Arts Attack interview at The Roundhouse which was recorded a week earlier.

The story of a gang of Sarf London teenagers who are forced to defend their tower block from alien invasion, Attack The Block will see the culmination of Cornish’s increased involvement in the movie world.

Lately, for example, he’s co-written, with Edgar Wright, the screenplay for Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Black Unicorn, and is still working on the script for Wright and Marvel’s Ant-Man. Attack The Block, though, is a solo screenplay from the man who once narrated Empire’s short-lived TV show, Orange & Empire At The Movies.

Word on Cornish’s screenplay has been stellar for a while now, and we’re already looking forward to this one. The film will be a co-production between Big Talk and Optimum Releasing, with Nira Park and James Wilson producing. Edgar Wright is one of the film’s executive producers, along with Matthew Justice, Tessa Ross, Will Clarke and Jenny Borgars.

“Attack The Block is one of the most inventive and entertaining scripts we have ever read and a great project to kick off the relationship [with Big Talk],” said Will Clarke, CEO of Optimum Releasing. “We look forward to seeing the film come alive and thrilling audiences around the world."
Love the way they are using Joe's gorgeous bed-head picture.

Optimum Releasing is good news. They've gone from strength to strength over the last few years. I bloody love some of their choices. They've got a nice little trailers channel on YouTube and that.
Will it be too much to hope that we might get some Paul/Scott Pilgrim stylie production treats thrown at our stupid, eager, net-gazing faces?

The main thrust of the news is about the Optimum/Big Talk handshake.
This from Screen International.
The first film out of the deal will be Joe Cornish’s directorial debut Attack The Block, which will be launched at the next week’s American Film Market. Developed by Big Talk, and backed by Film 4 and UK Film Council, Attack the Block is about a gang of South London teenagers defending their tower block against an alien attack.

......and Variety.
The first project to come out of the Big Talk-Optimum deal will be Joe Cornish's "Attack the Block," about a gang of South London teenagers defending their tower block against an alien attack. Cornish's screenplay was the subject of keen interest in the U.K. film industry earlier this summer with studio interest in acquiring the project before Optimum topper Will Clarke prevailed.
THR has it covered too but it's all the same press statement waffle really.
Joe Cornish's directorial debut "Attack The Block," which will debut to buyers at next week's American Film Market via Studio Canal's sales arm, will be first out of the new look pact between the three.

What a delicious luxury for a British film with a debut feature director going in front of the cameras with distribution deals potentially in place.

Big ol' hearts going out to Cornballs.

This blogger has brought together all the little nibbles we've been sampling over the months. At first glance, the only omission is the lovely Robin Cooper AudioBoo and the little podcast reference to when Joe was storyboarding in August.
An attractive young woman walks home through dark, dangerous streets in south London. She falls into an ambush. Five ghoulish, hooded youths surround her— they take her mobile, her purse, her engagement ring, but they want more. Just then, a fireball explodes out of the sky and destroys a nearby parked car.

From the wreckage emerges a vicious little alien that the youths hunt down, kill and triumphantly parade back to their block. But their adventure is not over. The night is still young and the attack on the block has only just begun…

Surely, it can't be long before the IMDB entry edges out of "In Development" status so that the fan-buzz can begin.

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Cam shots that made me smile......

On today's BBC 6Music show.


Looking at the Black Squadron command photos for "In Pants, In Street".



Joe laughing at Adam's beautiful Spanish guitar freeplay.



A kneeling faun. Just made me smile to see a long-legged, grown man kneeling on his chair like a kid. Furthermore, I'm fed up with worrying about Joe's posture and pursuant bad back.



The end of the show, hurrah!
The other webcam revealed that this is in fact the Commander showing the strains of being on night duty in his tireless efforts to service the needy women of the nation.



and they're off.........

Friday, 23 October 2009

Electric Proms - BBC6 Music has the visual evidence

The dictates of my heady social life have made this update a little tardy. I'm fairly pleased I didn't go into some lengthy waffle yesterday because I believe this little film says it all, or at least, quite a lot.

A bulging thank you to Adam, Joe, James and all the other people involved in bringing this wonderful hour of fun to us (or just under 13 minutes if you weren't there).


I know the BBC media isn't always available worldwide so you can find this split into three parts on YouTube.

I'm in a mood for some pointless drivel so I'll start by saying how warm and stupidly relieved I felt to see Adam togged up in his cycle gear. His L-bone must have fully recovered and his sudden chin alopecia seems to have abated as well. Buckles order has been restored.
Update: Really sad to say that either the MRI link on Saturday's show was a total sham, or the Lbone is not so painful as to prevent him at least wearing his cycling gear. So just when he starts to feel a bit better, someone steals his bike. This is rough justice of an extraordinary kind......just because of one indiscretion with an umbrella.

Was that Danny Wallace's voice doing the intro?

I was surprised that Joe didn't know why Adam's Quicktime/VLC comment caused a giggle or two. VLC is the final refuge of the stubborn media file but it's so bloomin' unstable. You don't want to go there unless you really can't 'Ctl, Clk. OpenWith' your way out of trouble using another media app. That said, at one point, Adam started to launch FinalCutPro and we'd still be sitting there waiting for it to load, if he hadn't swiftly aborted. I guess Joe must have a runner to open his media files for him nowadays, hence his confusion.

As with BUG, the show was driven from Adam's Mac and he had a nice bunch of silly files on his desktop. I'd seen some before but there were new ones too. Joe mused that the only genuine file was the one marked "Pictures of my genitals".

The compilation of some karoake entries was very satisfying, especially as several contributors were in the audience. It's a pity the video doesn't feature the Emmett family a bit more. You can see them sitting near the front of the audience but Joe talked to them quite a bit (and very sweetly, at some length after the recording). He should cast them in his film. Where else would you find an entire family so closely attuned and ready to perform?

Take a moment to see what a miracle young Ben Mercer worked with Joe's already wonderful song, bleeding fingers and all. All that talent and yet he looked so sweetly nervous sometimes.

Didds & Trish entertained everyone waiting in the entry line by emerging for a quick coffee swathed in scarves to hide their chin make-up. Their performance on the day was even better than their winning YouTube entry. If they were nervous, it didn't show and they really looked like they enjoyed themselves.

It's a shame Joe only sang over the fully mixed version of Dr Sexy but that concern pales in comparison to Adam's attempt to undermine the entire performance by pretending he'd never heard the song before with his weirdly detached portrayal of Nurse Totties. He was even trying to steal the limelight with a silly dance at the beginning. (Had to say that to balance the bit about Joe not knowing why VLC is a problem).
If you're wondering why Joe chose to serenade Ben, it was because he was the only person in the room with tight enough jeans. That's not entirely true because my jeans were very, very tight but I'd had a big breakfast and there's no cure for the particular strain of sexy disease that I have. Joe would have been all night trying to sort me out. Anyway, as you can see, Ben felt dirty after all that and from where I was sitting, it looked like he employed the international symbol for "I'm not yet comfortable enough with my sexuality to have a man almost twice my age run his mike up and down my body" but what do I know?

In reply to Joe's rendition of Dr Sexy, Adam did his Sushi song which he told us he put together some time ago in order to save the rhino (mission accomplished, I believe). Time didn't allow it to be included in this video, apparently but I enjoyed it. Joe doesn't like sushi. How does that work?

Adam told us of a pitch idea he blamed on Joe, to make a show called Silly Question Time and proceeded to pick random silly questions previously written down by the audience. When the author of the enquiry had been located, they were accosted with inappropriate touching and forced to read it out. The replies were the usual freeform we have grown to love.

Joe wanted to give us a teaser for some of this weekend's made-up jokes and delighted in the contemporary nature of an HD based item. Adam would have preferred a Blue Ray gag so put your thinking caps on.

Boggins the dog made a brief visit to the stage area but Adam managed to wrangle him into a box. Sadly, said box was a little bit too small for him which made it impossible for him to move his jaw. Joe wanted to take the temperature of the humane culling climate in the room and I think he seemed fairly pleased at the general enthusiasm to keep the sweet, stinky, old thing alive.

Edited to add that I completely forgot they showed their 1998 pop promo for Sweet Johnny couched in a brief anecdote about Dom Joly (had any new ideas lately?) and The Chart Show. Happily, this particular nugget is on the Tube for You.

It all went by too quickly but was gratifyingly rounded off with the much talked about silly home movie featuring the impossibly young Joe, Louis and Adam jerking around to Dee-Lite's "Groove is in the Heart". This was shown at the Greenwich BUG and one of the BUG 15s and I was quite miffed that I had previously missed it. It was demented. Thank you.

Here's the main Adam And Joe, Electric Proms page in case you missed it. It has about a dozen (that's twelve, Joe) photos.

I snagged one myself (see above) and in the video you might have noticed the extraordinary backdrop with a bearded Joe. Goodness knows why I find that strangely erotic. (shut up, Goodness. Keep it to yourself)

Finally, you may like to check out the day through the eyes of another blogger, here.

Nice little plug for Adam in the Independent

Viscount* Buckules hits the newstands again with a nice little plug for his gig next week.

Hmm......I really wonder if I can make this.......and then be too shy to look him in the eye.


* credit to WIckWox, for the updated nic, I think.

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Electric Proms - BBC Website has pictures!

As the life of this blog rests in the balance due to slowly seeping embarrassment, I couldn't let the day pass without making some kind of post. I wasn't sure what to waffle on about but then the very efficient Electric Proms platoon of the Castle's cyberstaff put some snaps up at lightening speed.

So fill your boots with this little bunch.

I might come back with something silly to say about lunchtime with Adam and Joe but right now, all you need to know is that Ben was amazing, despite his sore throat and sick joke.
Adam and Joe
This was when Joe serenaded Ben Mercer. Just noticed the BBC are encouraging hotlinks.

Apparently, we'll have some video evidence sometime tomorrow (4pm has been mentioned elsewhere), according to Jane. I'm fairly confident I was hiding in plain sight.

Monday, 19 October 2009

Adam Buxton updates his blog

.......would it seem too needy to add 'at last' to that subject heading?

Details of BUG 16 and a Neil Young nugget from the Papal of Pop Video here.

If you're not sure what a BUG is like you can have a little taster lookie here. Not one soul I have recommended to see it has been disappointed, in fact it soon becomes a highlight of their social calendar.

Saturday, 17 October 2009

And the winners are!

Well, I got one of them right and in any language, that's half, isn't it?

Very well done to all the entrants and most of all, to the lucky winners.

I hope you have the most delirious fun you can without taking your clothes off.

Nutty Room winners were Clemmers or Didds & Trish



...and as predicted.......Sontum of Quolace was won by Ben Mercer or @RightClickMusic or Tristram ....whatever.

I still can't believe how wonderful this entry is. I want a signed copy of your 'best of' CD, Ben.




Ctrl Click Save Linked File (as we say in Mac land)

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Electric Proms Karaoke - You decide!

Here are as many entries as I could find for the Adam And Joe Karaoke Song Wars Electric Proms competition.The entry would be much too lumpy if I embedded all the little blighters.

Be warned that most of them are deliciously disturbing so don't watch them too late at night. There are some innovative props and plops. Some are best viewed with your sound card removed but with one possible exception, they are a work of true dedication that I can only salute and stand in awe of.

While I scrape myself of the awe-floor, I see that the sweetest man on the planet has diligently posted a comment on each of the Nutty Room entries. If that doesn't make them all proud, I don't know what will. We can't really expect the same from the Haughty Commander but we live in hopes.

I've tried to put them in order of submission date because I think that's worth consideration.

These are all the Nutty Room entries I could find.
The Wickles Sisters (Introducing CyberRuby) - 27th Sept
Dave Bignell - 28th Sept
Superman in his nutty loo - 30th Sept
Clemmers (Dids & Trish) - 1st Oct
Idiotholefull - 1st Oct (mostly audio)
Peter, Chloe and Ann - 1st Oct
Theo & Tom - 2nd Oct
adecentusername - 4th Oct
sgillisson - 8th Oct (no sound on this one?)
Our Lord Eric - 10th Oct
verynicejoe 11th Oct
iolanthe24 - 11th Oct
Holly & Jakes - 13th Oct
davinabowie - 13th Oct
Rob & Steve - 13th Oct
Ben Farrow - 13th Oct
kellyhobbins - 13th Oct
MrBenjaminThom - 14th Oct

E&OE

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and here are the Sontum of Quolace

ofqualass 26th Sept
prettyboy Daniel Chester - 29th Sept
LactoseAlex "Quantum of Cheddar" - 1st Oct
hairballproductions1 - 3rd Oct
ofqualass - 3rd Oct (sadly disqualified due to double entry)
adecentusername - 4th Oct
Chris and Joci. - 6th Oct
The Emmett Family - 8th October
CoultersCandy - 8th Oct
Patrick Edwards, Rob Morton, James Spence, Josh Hatley, Stacey Ryder and Maddy St. John - 10th Oct
Nic Bowden - 11th Oct
Nic Bowden - 12th Oct (with amusing text additions to the first 'qualifying) entry)
Barnickal - 13th Oct
theelectrichead -13th Oct
Andrea & Richard - 13th Oct
CrispyNoodleCupGirl (Becky?) - 14th Oct
hermanthemunster (AKA the A Capello version) - 14th Oct

E&OE

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......for what it's worth......these are the ones I can't stop playing



But will he be disqualified because he's too good (and possibly better than Joe?)



The original two-part harmony and the best.

Tim Groyn talks about passion for snooker

......for some reason, this very serious matter has plopped up in the BBC Comedy Blog.

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Tardy Notification of BUG 16

This might be a BUG I have to miss but at the very least, it will be a last minute limbo under the wire. They're on the 12th and 20th November. One early, one later.

Silly season for films right now so I have to keep my options open for that one-in-a-million Q & A session with a demi-god.

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Snooker - Buxton Stylie



Stop in now, Adam. Chuckle muscles need a rest, thank you, good.

A quick look at today's webcam.


1) Joe, what would Mummy say if she saw you with your feet on the furniture?



2) Best shot I could find of the Buckles Bandaging. Feel better, Adam. Ben is back! Joe is being too tall for the frame again.




3) There's Joe neatly folding himself into frame and the Beardless Buxton. Does that mean he's going to be on the telly? What are they doing for Fiona Bruce, and when? Perhaps he's just been to the bank manager for a loan.

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Black Squadron Badges & T-Shirts


I really hope I'm not making a netiquette faux pas but I wanted to draw attention to the great work of Swede who has finally supplied us with much needed livery.

Please be sure that you are entitled to print & wear one of these. Only the elite listening squad may, in all good conscience, call themselves Black Squadron members. If you're not sure, click here.

Imagine the untold joy you'll have when you've deployed your card, scissors and glue to good effect.

You can even share photos of your handiwork here.

I couldn't resist this little display.


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In the interest of fairness, this seems like a good time to link the amazing t-shirts by AdamK which I hope are still available here.

It helps when your mentor is a Shynola boy.

but that is not to take anything away from this wonderful winning entry for Ctrl.Alt.Shift's competition, featuring the ever more versatile voice of Adam Buxton.



Have a poke around the site for some other delicious treats and see my earlier post about festival activity.

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Mumble to the Nation


........text the nation, retroText the nation, future text the nation, mediaeval text the nation, sci-fi text the nation, Japanese text the nation. You choose.

Twitter news:

@NotAPretender managed to secure a promise from @weeclaire that the full show would be listened to this week and NAP felt that this caused for a test, probe or 'Twizzle', if you will. I will admit to throwing these together a bit. I was not able to listen so attentively myself until later tonight........but here were my suggestions. I await @weeclaire's response

Question 1:- Which book about a dog and an autistic boy is Chavez demanding his subjects read?

Question 2: What's the name of the new single from Wild Beasts according to Adam?

Question 3: According to Joe Cornish, what would Alastair Stewart really like to call the Once Proud Queen of Europe?

Bonus easy question: Which section is the Adam & Joe show filed in?

Bit tardy but I'll put the answers in a comment, should anyone even remember this....or care.

Updated the pack with help from skiptotheend at the AdamAndJoe.com forum (supplied dog graphic)

Friday, 2 October 2009

Networthy Nuggets

How easily we become blasé. Edgar posted a third picture of Joe (in as many weeks) and I didn't even bother to link it. It made it's onto the Guardian Monkeyblog, but I couldn't be arsed.

Of course, that is not, in any way a truism. I was fumbling with other areas of my life and felt the need to rest this little blog for a few days.

Other Adam and Joe items to pop into the brainial cranial this week have been a couple of new blog entries giving a selection of their FAVOURITE Black Squadron photos from both the Pan Hat command and Poltergeist invasion. The blog entries also give links to the full galleries because their pledge to safeguard the listeners' trust means they have to pretend that there are no favourites.

There's a sniff of a rumour about something Count Buckules might be doing and lots of buzz about his dear, thomosexual friend. Once again, Adam will be presenting the MVAs at the Odeon Leicester Square for anyone lucky enough to get tix. Adam continues to narrate the BBC2 Philippe Starck doco Design For Life, he's doing a DJ slot tomorrow evening and a stand up slot in the 100 Club at the end of the month.

Joe is doing absolutely nothing at all. Not even playing with himself.*

So we come to the Electric Proms. The sweet, innocent jocks actually believed they weren't going to get any entries. It really never entered their fragile, self-deprecating minds that people were taking time to make amazing audition tapes.

Obviously, nobody would want to suffer the fate of Toddy Pipkins, the poor little lame boy whose sad disabilities might mean his entry won't reach them until a nano second after 4pm on 14th October, 2009 but people love Adam and Joe so very much.....
1) They want to impress them more than anything else they hold dear in life.
2) They want to see what other people do before they commit to their masterpiece.
3) They want to stand a better chance than the next person of actually worshiping in the comfort of Boggins' basket.
4) They know that idiotholes like me will find their entries, blog their entries, probably even tweet their entries and generally expose them to the ridicule of recognition.

I could go on but I was boring myself again. Do a search on YouTube and you might see some of the recent offerings. My search skills don't seem to be brill enough to come up with any MySpace results as yet. Don't forget to try for some tickets to watch the event.

In other news this week, I seem to have adopted a habit of changing my Twitter name to whatever catches my ear in The Show of the Week and on this occasion, it happily coincided with James' choice of podcast title. This feature may well be a one-off and cannot, in any way, be guaranteed as reliable.

Seen Ricky's film, seen a lady-man in a dress tell me about her life for a couple of hours, watched a week in the life of Orson Welles, saw David Hare's new play but the one thing I may not be in a position to do tomorrow is.........fully immerse myself into BBC 6Music listening.
I'm pretty sure I'll find a way to make Black Squadron but it may not have my undivided attention and if you're hoping for some more demented Twidiothole action, you'll be languishing in the joy deficit department.
I do what I can. What I can't do, will do no harm.

Sunday afternoon at iPlayer. Be proud.







* Joe is working, of course, like a ninny on his hoody film, chewing the end of his pens with Edgar and the Ant, playing with himself and anyone else he imagines into his little world.