Friday, 5 February 2010

Random mumbling is good for the soul

After a heady couple of weeks, wowing his adoring fans in the dirty metropolis, Adam returned to his manor for a couple of BUGs in Norwich but such is the generosity of his nature and heartfelt community spirit, he also shoehorned an arts centre opening into his schedule. I would link the picture here but I don't want to get my special blogging privileges revoked. I'm looking at the picture - well, it's more of a glance than a look - and I'm thinking two things, neither of which are complimentary. 1) are those sexy, beautifully honed pectorals, does he just need to make a trip to Rigby & Peller or does Louise sub for his smaller engagements now? 2) If the kids weren't all sitting down, would we be have been able to find him in the crowd?

The good ol' Norwich Evening News had a little review of Adam's BUG.

If you're living on limited means but really don't want to make do with on-line Adam and Joe Show viewing, you can pick up their delicious Best Of DVD for a paltry £ 1.53 via this link with no postage costs. It's worth it for the menu silliness alone. If you're flush with the bucks but have some straggling friends and family who have not yet embraced the oeuvre, at that price you can afford to lay in a supply of these to hurl at random visitors in a effort to kick start their journey into delectable daftness.

The BBC have finally assigned The Persuasionists into the graveyard shift but if I'm keeping my glass half full, at least it's been moved to the traditional "BBC2 Comedy Night" of Thursday.

In case you got as far as reading all of last week's blog entry, you'll no doubt want an update on Adam's Australia Song. I'm happy to report it had gone way past the 100k by the next morning and has had more than a thousand hits since then. In a happy coincidence, a Twonvo Edgar Wright started about the change of certificate on [what I like to call Joe's] Fuzzball Rally prompted a link to Joe's Cake Flushing video the next morning and such is the popularity of those Big Talk boys, that they have had nearly 10,000 views since the weekend. That will no doubt give some kind of obnoxious salve to Joe's ridiculously competitive nature, if he's not too busy to notice, that is. There's an enjoyablly related sketch here too.

I dutifully listened to Andrew Collins and Richard Herring on Saturday. They're entertaining enough but I can't see any justification in them managing to get their ruddy podcast farther up the list than Adam and Joe's has been in months. It must have something to do with new subscriptions. They just don't have the sparkle and cohesive rapport we enjoy from our boys but they make fine individual contributions and raise a few titters & cultural reference pleasurebytes. Perhaps if they'd just heeded some of the notes Joe took the time to furnish on the blog, I might have been more impressed.

There was a mid-week 6Music blog entry from James squishing the Black Squadron commands together. Perhaps you can spot yourself or a fellow squadron member in there somewhere.

Joe's film would seem to be progressing nicely. Big Talk have finally got a page prepped for it which is good news but I am slightly less excited that so far this project has gone from americanizing (americanising) 'estate' into 'block' for the title and now the blurb refers to 'housing project' instead of 'estate'. I'm thrilled that they're thinking big enough to embrace those dirty yankee doodle dandies but I do struggle with the assumption that their target audience might be in need of a translation. Perhaps I'm lucky enough to have only encountered fairly bright Americans but I'm sure audiences aren't going to expand exponetially because their lingo has been pandered to.

I could be wrong but I think the IMDB page was updated with a couple of effects guys. It says there's been no update since 15th Jan but I don't think I noticed those names last week. I mused that some of the alien action might be shot out of the country but perhaps not.

Finally, there has been great excitement this week as a lovely YouTuber pleasured us with some 'lost' XFM material. Lazybones, over at the Adam and Joe Forum spotted the uploads of "Each Passing Minute" and so far Benjamin has made three shows available that have hitherto only been a sticky memory pudding.

These are audio only but follow the trail from part one here, onto parts two and three.

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