Wednesday 18 August 2010

What do you mean, "did I see Joe Cornish last night"?

A pack of wild Boggins couldn't have kept me away but I suspect others will blog more coherently than I can, right now. ****

Once again, I shall clumsily resort to a list of links I've collected since my last post. I might just as well put the most recent up first and work backwards. It won't make any difference to anyone, will it?

In the category of "Lovely bit of news with an evil twist" we learned that there's a BT Digital nomination for Adam and Joe's Podcast. The sorrow of it is that in the same category, we also find Adam's Big Mixtape and the podcast therefrom. The other contenders aren't really worth worrying over but it is all about the public vote so don't hold back. The decision will not be an enviable one, though. James Coffee Starling also points out in the Blog that there's an opportunity for 6Music to win an award as well.

Empire & the BFI held it's third annual MovieCon last weekend and Adam used his Pavel character to introduce a film also shown on the night he DJ'd at Film4's Somerset House Summer Screen presentation of a A Town Called Panic.

Adam gave us a lovely blog update a couple of weeks ago! He's finally finished his Festival Song video and chitty chats about his Latitude experience. For a while, he left the comments open and I thought he might have had a change of heart but it seems it was just an error.

I've also put a clip of the interview he did for Arts Attack here.

Do you still have your 3D tv glasses handy? Enhanced Dimensions have another little animation to enjoy.

Joe braved the cobbles with his beautox to watch Mullholland Drive on 6th August screening at Somerset House. Charlie Lyne pleasured us with a snap of his hand.

The BFI filmed last night's interview with Edgar Wright, hosted by Joe Cornish so we can hope for something on the website fairly soon. In the meantime, you can find pictures here, here and here. I would just like to mention how much the clock tickled me especially as it's purpose was eventually and joyfully mute. He's a stupidly impressive man who clearly loves and admires his glossy-haired chum with great affection. Edgar can hold an audience in the palm of his hand and it appears to be effortless. Last night will be marked as one of the most special Q & A's I've seen and I'm geeky enough to see an awful lot of them. Of course, this one had the luxury of a dedicated time slot and I hope I'm still around when either of these fine gentlemen are celebrated in "A Life In Pictures" but I doubt it will be as charming and relaxed as the BFI. ****Edited to add that as suspected, the blogger with the awesome threads has made a much better record of the evening than I could have done. Read it here.

Joe did refer to his own film several times so while it's in my head, one of the many worries he may have had recently was a possible plagiarism concern although his film was obviously the potential victim, not the culprit. On a happier note, this tweet popped up to boost his little ego.

I presume he will have attended the Scott Pilgrim vs The World premiere tonight but he may have been chained to the Avid instead. He was slated to have presented a few minutes of Attack The Block during MovieCon but had to pull out because he wasn't ready. Regular followers will know that I would ideally not even want to see a trailer before I see the final cut but I suspect I will not get away with that one, unless Joe is kind enough to invite me to a very, very early screening! He clearly spent a lot of time prepping and making a beautiful job of presenting Edgar's big night at the BFI which included sourcing and cutting together various clips. Last night he also implied that he might have a few pick-up shots to grab to complete the total wonderosity of his first epic. I hope he's not fretting about that and that Adam doesn't humiliate himself with too many begging letters.

You can read more about MovieCon at this excellent blog from the man who Joe name-checked last night. Another previously name-checked film blogger, UltraCulture has chosen the most unfortunate dates to wander around Europe rather than London but before he left he gave us a good closing piece for the Somerset House screenings.

Tickets for BUG Norwich 5 are now on sale.
A little bit of off-piste Adam Buxton waffle to confuse us here.

There's a mention of Adam and Joe in a piece about our relationship with radio in The Independent here.

Scott Pilgrim Waffle

It is unofficially Scott Pilgrim vs The World week in London, if not the UK so I'm slipping these in under the wire....

Edgar discusses musicals for The Playlist and will be at the Apple Store in Regent Street tomorrow with Empire.

There can only be a few more days left to grab your special copy of Empire this month.

Here are the programme notes from the BFI

Embarrassing drivel:
Just wanted to note, thank and acknowledge the heartening support that can be found in the blogisphere and more specifically Twitter. When the pops start to drop, there are shovels a-plenty from virtual strangers. See what I did there?

Tuesday 3 August 2010

I warned you I wouldn't blog if I was busy

I did throw a post-Glastonbury entry together but it was so dull and anal that I sucked it back in before it had dropped down into the dirt.

If I'm going to attempt anything efficient, this post will be a dull list of links and notes I've gathered in the last six weeks. It won't make pretty reading but it will tick a few of my filing boxes and I only do this for my own pleasure, you understand.

I made a temporary Glasto frock for this blog and my Twitter page, such was the excitement I'd managed to build up for the weekend. Painful on they eyes, wasn't it?

I probably need to co-ordinate my current look with the new style of the 6Music website sometime soon. Heaven forfend I ever come up with something original.

There were far fewer pictures posted by the Glasto team this year and they were dotted all over the shop but here are a few links:

The first sniff we had was on the Thursday as Adam arrived, proudly standing with one of his bikes and gorgeous James-The-Producer (aka James Coffee Starling).

Inside6Music had a TwitPic and then a similar shot from their Facebook here and here with one from the fun-wagon here.

I could dribble on about the Glastonbury shows but my inability to distill thoughts into one salient paragraph will render any waffle completely redundant by the time it has bored you senseless.

The football commentaries still double me up but there were sweeter moments too.
Adam sent a visual greeting to his brother, Uncle Dave via the webcam, Joe fashioned a little clay model of Adam that looked more like Castro than Buckles but it was made with love. There were ludicrous band facts and a probing question about how to properly sign off from your weekly call to Mummy.**

We did love the Ebony and Ivory jingles though, including the freestyling they did for the final podcast. Lovely Shaun Keaveny was so impressed that he played it on his weekend show. You do realise he did no less than 12 days in a row without stopping just so that all the other lucky buggers could have a jolly?

Extraordinary as it may seem, you can still read all the live blogging that went on throughout the three days of Glastonbury. Remember, Adam and Joe were on air between 8 and 10 each night and I think I'm not overstating the facts when I say the live feed was probably at it's giddiest during those hours.

All too soon, the weekend of love finished off with this.

Ever supportive, The Guardian took as many chances as they could to slide Adam and Joe onto their pages including one peculiar choice about which I am too shy to comment.

In other waffle, 6Music fans clubbed together to make their feelings felt during the last few days of the consultation review.

This is Roo. She's one of the youngest and fluffiest members of TwitSquadron. She belongs to @LucyAnnabel.

Ben spent the best £ 3 of his life as witnessed here.

You can find the source of the first few strains from the Adam and Joe Show opening titles in a Youtube link here.

Goodness gracious, we Saved 6Music! I wouldn't want to self-agrandise here in any way but I achieved this sea change all on my own. No, I didn't.

Adam has stayed very busy. What with the school run, taking his turn at the supper and dishes, rearranging the sticks and twigs in his shed in order of when he found them (previously they were in height order) AND he's done about six BUGs since I last blagged.

There were two in Norwich, the usuals at the BFI, all happily attended by TwitSquadron stalwarts and one in Jersey, then he DJ'd before the films one night at Film4's Somerset House Summer Screen. He's also got dates in his September diary for gigs at The Tabernacle, Greenwich Comedy Festival and BUG 21.
Sadly, we also heard via the Forum and Jo Neary that the pilot of "Same Time Next Week" in which Adam starred, is unlikely to get an airing.

Then there was Latitude. You know when you get that feeling that this time you should get off your arse and make something happen? I deployed all my last minute string pulling skills and slipped into this year's festival. It surpassed my expectations, I'm happy to say.

I'm still waiting for SeanBoy to make a Buxton-based entry to his blog. The Roundhouse were there though. They have included a lovely interview with Adam at the end of their latest podcastt. If anyone can get the subscription link to work on this, let me know the trick of it. I shall probably post Adam's part of the piece on my noisy blog tomorrow.

Apart from performing a special BUG in the Film and Music tent, he also showed up in the Literary Tent to assist Robin Ince and Jo Neary with backing vocals for Robyn Hitchcock!

He was spotted around the site enjoying Spoon, Jon Ronson, Belle and Sebastian and Vampire Weekend. I must say, unless I see him myself, I don't always take sitings as gospel because he does have some lookie-likies out there. BUG was magnificent. He did a live version of the Festival Song and just seemed very relaxed and at home with his family in tow.

Just in case you missed the link in my last post, there's a beautiful exchange with Cornballs at The Incredible Suit.

Attack the Block had a few little mentions in the press a couple of weeks ago. They were mostly along the lines of this one and reports about the awful demise of the UK Film Council probably included it a few times too. It's not for me to comment but they had investment in Joe's film from the start as I understand it. Personally, I think the general vibe about it has given it more sturdy legs than it had back then and in the very unlikely event that any of their funding might be withheld, I am sure it will be easy enough to find another willing contributor. I think Joe is too far down the line with this for it to have hurt him. It'll hurt all the film-going public though. I'm sure of that. Makes the contents of this report seem a little redundant, doesn't it?

Jodie Whittaker, the film's leading lady did a lovely little charity thingummy-bob. The tomatometer has a holding page now which gave me a little flutter when it popped up. STILL no release date that my cursory attempts could find. Big Talk continue to worry the corners of their website but there's nothing new for us there.

I'm going to try to type this calmly and quietly. Edgar and Joe are going to be on stage together at the BFI later this month. Book Here. You'll want to make sure you have some absorbent fabric with you if you are anywhere near me.

It must seem like weeks (because it probably is) since Joe has seen his little buddy, Edgar Wright. He's been pimping his epic all over the Stateside shop like a caffeine-propelled demon. Take a squint at Empire's cover, though.

One of the first opportunities to see Scott Pilgrim vs The World in the UK will be at Ultra Culture Cinema, later this month. This young powerhouse of a film blogger is a long-standing Adam and Joe appreciator. Check out the Nikki Boxx & Linsday Munk action linked in this passionate wander around Putney. Charlie would have been in short trousers when this was shot but he still managed to proudly snag one of these at some point.

This AT-AT based enjoyment has been doing the rounds but I finally caught up with it on Twitch so I'm linking it via them. It made me smile.

Finally, if you want to burn your retinas in a nice way, take a squint at this poster for Gaspar Noe's "Enter the Void".

** I have linked three BBC Webcam films in that paragraph. If you are geographically unable to see them, you can poke around my other portal for more internationally accessible versions.