There are many reasons to be upset about the plans to shut down BBC6 music, but my chief gripe is that the impeding closure will mean the end of some of the funniest radio the BBC has ever produced. I only discovered the Adam and Joe podcast towards the end of last year, and I don’t think anything on BBC radio has ever made me laugh so much. I just can’t imagine a world without Boggins, Stevenage, and Song Wars. Maybe the bigwigs at the Castle need to have a listen to ‘The Right and Wrong Song’.
The Right and Wrong Song:
Here’s an old classic from A&J’s Channel 4 show:
Bobby De Niro:
BBC6 has loads of other great shows which play music you wouldn’t hear anywhere else, and is exactly the kind of station the BBC should be promoting.
Here’s a track from Count Buckulese David Bowie summing up why the BBC has decided to ruin something brilliant:
Continuing with myself and James’s recent addiction to music comedy have a nice slice of New Zealand’s finest comedy folk duo. I couldn’t recommend their HBO series highly enough, although you could be occasionally offended by casual xenophobia if you’re Australian…
I know that seeing your favourite comedian or director do an ad for a huge mutlinational corporation is usually a stomach renching experience, but it’s hard to work up any vitriol when the results are this good.
There was a time when I thought Steve Martin was the funniest man alive. He made loads of good movies and did really funny standup. The Jerk, L.A. Story, Three Amigos and Parenthood show what a tremendous range the guy had and all stand up fairly well today. Then he made Sgt. Bilko and disappeared for a while. A few lacklustre paydays and hacnkeyed remakes later it seems to have all gone wrong for Steve. When you watch his earlier stuff you can’t help but think how great he could have been if he’d made some better decisions along the way. The Great Flydidni still cracks me up (even though I know it was performed by someone who would go on to write and direct Shopgirl).