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.
Phew finally found Boggins after all these years @AdamBuxton #blacksquadron @BBC6Music pic.twitter.com/oLDbc0g9dD— James Stirling (@JameStirling) January 7, 2016
Lynne B found this lovely missive from Punk Rich on the notbbc forum.
And here it is. The never before seen director's cut of Cobbler Bob starring @AdamBuxton https://t.co/2ntg1x5oMw— Chris Salt (@oblongpictures) January 16, 2016
I wonder if the aliens in #attacktheblock were from a galaxy far, far away... #starwars @JohnBoyega pic.twitter.com/fQ6QVo8sx6— Ed Skudder (@edskudder) January 19, 2016
Our Roundtablers doing serious faces. Thanks @CatherineAD @AdamBuxton & @franhealy x— Steve Lamacq Show (@BBClamacqshow) January 21, 2016
Listen: https://t.co/RCdK4vYBUy pic.twitter.com/TyC3dx1wNO
Saw Adam and Joe tonight........no, really but not. pic.twitter.com/lfO9MufQOH— Raving Ponce Machine (@AuntieNubbins) January 21, 2016
#JoeMount and #AdamBuxton at @BFI for @BUGmusicvideos for @becausemusic 10 year anniversary bug pic by @BenCMeadows pic.twitter.com/XGGomS0dgy— Ben Meadows (@BenCMeadows) January 23, 2016
.@AdamBuxton, @timkeyperson and @JosieLong, at the @TheInvisibleDot birthday bash last night, at @EventimApollo pic.twitter.com/qCvEoWrE70— David Jones 大卫 琼斯 (@djonessays) January 26, 2016
My fave scene from #attacktheblock. Seriously awesome! Might have this for #eccc You'll have to come to find out! pic.twitter.com/vTTzLOtsKJ— jess von i (@jessvoni) January 26, 2016
Being a fan of @AdamBuxton and Joe Cornish's @BBC6Music show is like knowing an amazing secret handshake pic.twitter.com/Lb48R1bmtE— Mark Brady (@HolidayPirate) January 29, 2016
Best surprise seeing @AdamBuxton at Bowieoke Circus! In remembrance of David & Bad Dad xx pic.twitter.com/4NV3jes2ZR— Catherine Larmouth (@CatLarm) February 11, 2016
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.
BIG NEWS! @AdamBuxton BUG: #DavidBowie Special!!! @Alberthallmcr @P_S_Comedy 18.04 | On Sale 9am Tomorrow! pic.twitter.com/7NzDo21B0X— Albert Hall (@Alberthallmcr) March 15, 2016
Doodling during an Adam & Joe Show binge. Pretty happy with @AdamBuxton but Joe Cornish didn't turn out quite right. pic.twitter.com/3aZ2R5YaxV— Becky Welton-Fodder (@BeckyOfWeltonia) March 17, 2016
Excellent! RT @RachaelAtWork: Found an antique from when, if a movie I liked didn't have merch, I'd make some pic.twitter.com/t86v5Pn2JH— Raving Ponce Machine (@AuntieNubbins) March 29, 2016
Illo for todays @Herring1967 @MetroUK column with guardian angel @AdamBuxton -> https://t.co/Iqg5Rll0TR #norwich pic.twitter.com/NwEYMp0WNv— The Boy Fitz Hammond (@tbfhDotCom) March 30, 2016
Twas an incredible night. Thanks to everyone who came along, especially @Arnabacus, Yas Akram and @AdamBuxton. pic.twitter.com/1NeoLzt6Dy— Diet of Worms (@thedietofworms) March 31, 2016
#SciFiSunday: Attack The Block DVD Giveaway Challenge https://t.co/0vZrDsvfEA pic.twitter.com/D4SNDRQ5Rf— BlkWo Horror Studies (@GraveyardSister) April 3, 2016
#SkipperChris and the fantastic @AdamBuxton prior to their rocket adventure! Good luck with the #davidbowie shows! pic.twitter.com/AhOcJUl1Sf— Thames Rockets (@ThamesRockets) April 6, 2016
April brought us podcasts from Kathy Burke, Garth Jennings, Richard 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.
@KerryAGodliman Pleased! Thanks Kerry. Hope our paths cross again before long.— Adam Buxton (@AdamBuxton) April 15, 2016
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.
Even for only a casual Bowie fan (!) @AdamBuxton 's BUG was amazing Like listening to a podcast...with pictures! pic.twitter.com/oIgrOHtdle— Steve Tamburello (@thegreenman42) April 18, 2016
I was thrilled to see this outside such a prestigious venue but the gig didn't happen in the end, sadly.
Count Buckules in lights at the London Palladium! pic.twitter.com/HlDM9KlWf6— Raving Ponce Machine (@AuntieNubbins) April 19, 2016
Day 3 of #AWEurope. This time throughly enjoying @KarenStacey100 & the brilliant @AdamBuxton talking #jargondetox pic.twitter.com/CagMqzAilW— Anastasia Takis (@AnastasiaTakis) April 21, 2016
Adam's pod really started to gather steam in April.
Thank you to @AdamBuxton @BUGmusicvideos for closing D&AD Festival 2016. #DandAD16 pic.twitter.com/OxyUU2Z38F— D&AD (@dandad) April 22, 2016
The hilarious @AdamBuxton closing the show at #DandAD16 with a bit of #Bowie @dandad pic.twitter.com/PdvOjb7UMo— Common Industry (@Common_Industry) April 22, 2016
So Poe Dameron off of Star Wars used to get up early to listen to the 6music @AdamBuxton & Joe Show #nicelittlebun pic.twitter.com/lRRDZmq7Yl— Jacques Croupier (@jacquescroupier) April 23, 2016
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.. @louistheroux explains this video of him dancing w/ @adambuxton and Joe...https://t.co/IbV92Uyda2 pic.twitter.com/lXE2krtNei— BBC Radio 6 Music (@BBC6Music) May 8, 2016
@AdamBuxton I mashed your nonono song with Meghan Trainor for fun https://t.co/19tsuL4zQT It's a bit nonsense— Nick H_wes (@NickHowes) May 13, 2016
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!"
Here's a badly drawn David Bowie as a bug (inspired by @AdamBuxton's BUG Bowie Special) pic.twitter.com/a8IrQsZ2yD— W. P. Boyce (@BoyceWP) May 24, 2016
The next offering in our series of Friday vignettes comes courtesy of @AdamBuxton https://t.co/7fdsDRQAIx— Radiohead (@radiohead) May 27, 2016
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.
Lee Hardcastle with Adam Buxton on the stage at BUG 51 pic.twitter.com/YTq6PfWPds— Raving Ponce Machine (@AuntieNubbins) June 2, 2016
This month we had podcasts with Marc Riley, John Robins and a double bubble from Jonny Greenwood!
@AdamBuxton HEY ADAM please interview Jonny again soon <3 Here's a doodle I done gone and did while listening. pic.twitter.com/oTNEHbCSWD— Kay Cullinan (@boopsbucket) June 21, 2016
When the world is like a huge potato, and it looks as though you've had your chips. #adamandjoe #joecornish pic.twitter.com/P45Z5IN72Y— ✨Claire20X7✨ (@roceidcal) June 7, 2016
With a sell-out crowd, we're on a fantastic voyage w/ @AdamBuxton presents a BUG Special: David Bowie #sheffdocfest pic.twitter.com/ldkp7ItZlC— Sheffield Doc/Fest (@sheffdocfest) June 15, 2016
More from the DocFest here.
There can never be enough appreciation of Attack the Block. #BoyegaWeek (Via: https://t.co/aYZZsJ0vAB) pic.twitter.com/oyri5Fnjbl— Boyega Brigade (@boyega_brigade) June 17, 2016
Just including this because I like the silhouette.
July to December is here but for now -@AdamBuxton Thx for the autograph for the Mrs'. Do say hi to your sis from Simon. She introduced him to Zavid. pic.twitter.com/t48Qdm964s— niall porter (@niallporter) June 30, 2016
Finally, the viral sensation of the year: