Sunday 1 January 2017

2016 in a blogshell - July to December

I used to do a blogpage each month but my life is too rich and full to spend that kind of time on nonsense so I am celebrating the start of the year by trawling through twelve months of tweets and faves. There's not a lot of waffle from me but a trip down tweetory lane does provide a decent potted history without too much strain on this brain.

It got quite lumpy so I have split the year in half. The first half is here.


This has skills and they are brills.

July started with one of the silliest events of the year.

By all accounts, Adam's interview with Louis Theroux at Latitude was the hottest ticket of the day, and when I say hottest.....


This month's pods were two with Richard Ayoade and one with Sally Wainwright. If you'd like to watch Sally's Bronte drama, it'll be on the iPlayer for a bit, as will the two part Last Tango in Halifax shown over Christmas.

Adam did his Bowie show in Dublin this month and we got the first whiff of a potential live reunion.

August gave us our first joyful nugget from Sketchy Magpie!

This month's pods were with Bill Hader and that's all you need in one month.

One of my personal favourite sound nuggets realised in drawn animation by Sketchy Magpie.


This month kicked off with a glorious podcast with Michael Palin, then another one with Louis Theroux and finally Michaela Coel.

....and this mysterious piece.

Scroobious Pip's book features quotes from his pod with Adam.


The Times selects its podcast of choice.

This month, the possibility of an Adam and Joe live show became more of a reality, and not without its problems. The event was finally announced by the BFI on 25th October - with a performance date of 15th December and Adam was letting everyone get involved.

Adam's Travel Man episode aired in October

He interviewed Louis live on stage again, this time at the Royal Festival Hall as part of a special My Scientology Movie screening. YOu can watch the interview here.

The podcasts this month were from Rory O'Neill and Tash Demetriou.


Adam only released one podcast this month (with Matt Berry), but what a pod! He also recorded a pod about grief.


Now might be a good time to remind everyone that there is an archive of the videos show at each BUG show here. Here's a blog about BUG53 and Lazarus.

The year is almost over and for those of us who didn't keel over, the 15th was Adam and Joe Day.

I hope Luke doesn't mind me linking this image. You can buy the poster here. More merch is here.

Adam has gathered together many of the fan-made videos from the live shows for you to enjoy here.

There are loads of Getty pictures taken by Eamonn M. McCormack and here's a little blog about the night.

I feel as though I want to write a lot more about the Adam and Joe Live evening but the memory is safe in my branium for the time being.

You can catch a flavour of the evening (or relive it, if you were able to attend) in Adam's last podcast of the year, with Cornballs.

Santa made several people very happy:

2016 in a blogshell - Jan to June

I hope 2016 has been good for you.

We're told it has been rubbs for most of the world, in the sense that a lot of famous people who shaped our lives have wandered off before, or roundabout their time, and that the western world has opted to take a step back and undo all the good things that have taken so long to put in place.

Sod all that. Adam and Joe REUNITED last month, for heckin's sake!

I'm getting ahead of myself.  Plenty of other stuff went down this year, and not quite all of it was bad.


The year kicked off with London Live showing the Adam and Joe Show on their funny little tellovision channel.  What an absurd joy that was.  They seeem to be randomly working their way through the odd series, here and there.

Lynne B found this lovely missive from Punk Rich on the notbbc forum.


Adam did a gig at The Bush and the first night of the BUG 50 this month but you can see too many tweets, can't you?


You can read more about the Bowie BUG here.  In March, Adam kickstarted his podcasts again with a double wuzza whammy.


April brought us podcasts from Kathy BurkeGarth JenningsRichard Herring  and Sara Pascoe but I'm a little saddened to note that the way Acast works, means that the SquareSpace jingle is no longer playing. It has been surplanted by they equally joyful Leesa mattress ad. Don't forget, if you fancy a New Year Mattress enter Buxton80 at the check-out for a whole £80 off init.

In Adam's last pod of 2016 he implied we'd not hear from him again until around March 17, which means that if he's done a pod with Garth to promote SING, it will be for the sell-through release rather than the theatrical. SO, I do urge everyone to see this joy of a film that I'm privildged to have caught twice already because I am a raving ponce machine.

I'm hoping that Kerry rekindles her comedy relationship with Adam as an upcoming podguest in the 2017s.

This show went down really well in Manchester. If you're wondering how many Bowie BUG Special's Adam did, you can check this gig list archive.

I was thrilled to see this outside such a prestigious venue but the gig didn't happen in the end, sadly.

Adam's pod really started to gather steam in April.


Adam gave his Bowie BUG to the good people of Brighton in May before heading up to Glasgow. Tom Sayer liked it.

Adam and Iain Lee did a bit of reciprocal podcasting here and here followed by some Doc Brown.

....and a little more waffle from Louis here.

Adam's pod is still riding high, this time featuring in The Week, the NME and Huffington Post doing this piece.
From Mark Woodward: "Facebook tells me 5 years ago Black Squadron was issued the foam face command!"

A video posted by Radiohead (@radiohead) on

The Yorkshire Post reviewed a Bowie BUG Special here.
As a long-time BlackSquadroneer, it made me very happy to see Adam had kindly done this for lovely Sophie.


BUG 51 was wonderful with Lee Hardcastle guesting on stage and Lord Edgar Wright swishing his folicles in the audience.

This month we had podcasts with Marc Riley, John Robins and a double bubble from Jonny Greenwood!

More from the DocFest here.

Just including this because I like the silhouette.
July to December is here but for now -
Finally, the viral sensation of the year: