Monday, December 20, 2010

The Paul And Spike 2010 Christmas Special - Part Two

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In the conclusion of the festive edition of "Paul And Spike, The Gay Batchelors", the boys interrogate a suspect, throw a jolly holiday party and squabble over Christmas stockings.

 

WRITTEN, PRODUCED AND PERFORMED BY
SPIKE NESMITH AND PAUL HIGGINBOTHAM

All music cues and sound effects have been culled from sources believed to be in the public domain.

Script, performances and foley are (c) Spike Nesmith and Radio Six International 2010

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Christmas Special Countdown, Part Two...

You loved part one of the Paul And Spike 2010 Christmas Special... but are you ready for the thrilling conclusion?  Will Paul and Spike get their angel back?  How much does Jack Flares know?  Who is at the door, and what are they going to sing?  Can P&S hang their stockings by the chimney with care before Santa comes?

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Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Paul And Spike 2010 Christmas Special - Part One

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In this specially extended edition of "Paul And Spike, The Gay Batchelors", the boys have trouble with a Christmas tree, and the priceless solid gold angel goes missing! Is it under a cushion, or has it been stolen...?

 

Catch part two of the Christmas special on December the 20th.

WRITTEN, PRODUCED AND PERFORMED BY
SPIKE NESMITH AND PAUL HIGGINBOTHAM

All music cues and sound effects have been culled from sources believed to be in the public domain.

Script, performances and foley are (c) Spike Nesmith and Radio Six International 2010

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Friday, December 17, 2010

Christmas Special Countdown...

Are you ready for part one of the Paul And Spike Christmas Special...?

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#321 - Christmas Songs You Hate

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Quick reminder of where you can find us over the festive season:

Part one of the Paul&Spike Christmas Special plops unceremoniously into your podcast inboxes on December the 18th.  The concluding part two slides in sneakily on December 20th.

You can hear the whole shebang in an 85-minute spectacular on Radio Six International on Friday December 24th at 2200GMT (5pm US/e) - Saturday December 25th at 1500GMT (10am US/e) and 0040GMT (7.40pm US/e) and Sunday December 26th at 1940GMT (2.40pm US/e)

On Saturday December 25th at 0245GMT (xmas eve, 9.45pm US/e) and Tuesday December 27th at 1700GMT (noon US/e), Radio Six International brings you the 2-hour "Ho Ho No Show", in which the final list of unveto'd songs are run down and played.  Because it's stacked to the brim with copyrighted music, we can't podcast that show in its entirity.  We will, however, drop the edited music-free version into your in-boxes on the 27th of December.

MERRY CHRISTMAS! (see also: Holidays, Happy)

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0:00:00 - Oh my. What has Paul been drinking?? A brief collection of out-takes from this year's Paul&Spike Christmas Special will either have you crippled with laughter or heaving into a blue bucket. Either way... happy holidays.

0:08:55 - Paul has a case of the Old Fezziwig's, and Spike left his webcam on. Oops.

0:12:43 - Amazing! It appears that the History Channel has made a documentary about something historical, and not just stupid reality shows about people who drive something or cut something down, in the shape of a doco about Benjamin Franklin. Also, un-PCisness ahoy in "Charlie Chan, The Chinese Cat". But oh good, Spike has a too-long story about something completely unconnected. Yawn.

0:19:53 - Spike tries to out un-PC Paul with a brief viewing of "Song Of The South" outlast the audience's patience with a description of MFI commercials during "Top Pop Videos Of 84" and outchristmas all the people who haven't seen "A Christmas Story". Merry Christmas, VT!

0:36:00 - The votes are in, and the commentariat let loose on what their least favourite christmas songs are, in part two of the "Ho Ho No Show".

 

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Paul&Spike Specials - Gotta Catch 'Em All!

We'll be polluting the Radio Six International schedules several times over the festive period with our shenanigans, goings-on and cheeky ne'erdaeweel capers.  Here's how to tune in, when to tune in, and what for:

Friday December 17th at 2200GMT (5pm US/e) - Saturday December 18th at 0600GMT (1am US/e) - Sunday December 19th at 2000GMT (3pm US/e)

Episode #321 of Too Grumpy Critics, featuring the commentariat's least favourite christmas songs in part two of the "Ho Ho No" show.

Friday December 24th at 2200GMT (5pm US/e) - Saturday December 25th at 1500GMT (10am US/e) and 0040GMT (7.40pm US/e) and Sunday December 26th at 1940GMT (2.40pm US/e)

The exclusive 85-minute edition of the 2010 Paul&Spike Christmas Special.

Saturday December 25th at 0245GMT (xmas eve, 9.45pm US/e) - Tuesday December 27th at 1700GMT (noon US/e)

The 2-hour Christmas music spectacular; part three of the "Ho Ho No Show", in which the final list of unveto'd songs are run down and played.

 

The easiest way to listen is to go to www.radiosix.com and listen either with your media player of choice, or through the high quality flash stream.  The really cool thing is that we are just one small part of the other goodies that Radio Six have on offer this Christmas.  Remember that US/e times are five hours behind GMT.

As usual we'll have a plethora of special programmes to celebrate the Festive Season. Pride of place, naturally, goes to the grand final of Record of the Year 2010 which will be broadcast at 00:00 GMT on Saturday, December 25th with repeats at 16:00 GMT on Sunday, December 26th and at 15:00 GMT on Saturday, January 1st, 2011. This year's fierce battle for the number one position continues! Voting is frantic and remember we close voting at 23:59 GMT on December 22nd! Check our this week's chart by clicking the Programmes tab. Just a reminder - one vote per person, you can only vote for tracks which are on the list of nominated songs, and you must include your name and address in the email. Send to votes@radiosix.com with "Vote" as the subject line. We reserve the right to declare invalid any or all votes which break these rules.

Tony Currie's Xmas Cracker is something of an institution, having started in the 60s, and it can be heard at 07:00 GMT and 20:00 GMT on Saturday, December 25th. Tony Currie can also be heard in an archive programme first broadcast in 1979. Christmas in Vienna recorded in the studios of state broadcaster ORF features seasonal classical music in the Austrian tradition, and a rare interview with the outstanding German mezzo-soprano Christa Ludwig (who is now 82). The programme can be heard at 17:00 GMT on Friday, December 24th, and 20:00 on Monday, December 27th.

And for fans of Abba there's a fabulous treat with our Live Wire special in which Alex Belfield talks to Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus about their music, plays all of Abba's number one hits and coaxes Benny into playing some live music as well! This is Abba airs on Saturday, December 25th at 20:00 GMT, Sunday December 26th at 23:00 GMT and Wednesday, December 29 at 20:00 GMT.

Hospital broadcasting in Glasgow celebrates 40 years on December 25th, and we bring together the men who were the first voices on the station - Bob Christie and Tony Currie who present a programme specially produced for HBS by radio six international at 15:00 GMT on Sunday, December 26th with a repeat at 20:00 GMT on Thursday, December 30th. Callum Kenmuir performed a memorable Christmas edition of The Piano Room for us back in 1986. This year we have persuaded him to return to the studio for a brand-new Another Christmas in the Piano Room which you can hear at 06:00 GMT on Friday, December 24th; 08:00 GMT on Saturday, December 25th and 02:00 GMT on January 1st, 2011.

Sue Fisher will be on hand to present three special editions of her weekly Behind The Tracks show, with separate editions on Friday, December 24th at 20:00 GMT; Saturday, December 25th at 12:00 GMT; and Sunday, December 26th at 22:00 GMT.

A treat for fans of the Offshore pirate radio stations on Sunday, December 26th. Following the success of our special day devoted to pirate radio back in August, and by public demand, we're repeating the best of these special programmes on the morning of December 26th. Between 08:30 and 13:00 GMT you can hear the voices of the pirate kings and archive programmes, unbroadcast demos, discussions, documentaries and special compilations. Featuring John Benson, Tony Allan, Mark West, Paul Harris, Tommy Shields, Stuart Henry, Tony Meehan, Jack McLaughlin, Tony Currie, Ben Healy, Mike Aherne, and Noel Miller, there are highlights from the final day of 242 Radio Scotland and features on many of its sister stations including Radio London, Radio Caroline and others.

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The First Reviews Are In!

Two influential giants of Scottish radio weigh in on this year's Christmas special:

Sony Award-winning broadcaster John "@johnco" Collins:

Listening to something very special indeed from @ and @ .You'll get to hear it soon...

Scottish broadcasting legend and all-rounder Tony "RadioSix.com" Currie:

From my privileged position as Director of Programmes at radio six international, I can tell you in advance that the PAUL & SPIKE XMAS SPECIAL is utterly superb. And totally unexpected in its style and content! Hear the entire 85 minutes on our station on Xmas Eve at 22:00 GMT, Xmas Day at 15:00 GMT, Dec 26th at 00:40 GMT and 19:35 GMT, via www.radiosix.com. Or of course as two podcasts!

Part one drops into your podcast in-box on December 18th, part two on December 20th.  As Tony mentioned above, the 85 minute version will air exclusively on Radio Six International at the times listed. 

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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

#320 - Your Favourite Christmas Songs

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This week, the amazingly diverse audience pick their favourite Christmas tunage.

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www.popbunker.net

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Monday, December 06, 2010

#319 Addendum: A Little Something For Paul

You may remember that Paul's analysis of the movie "Koyaanisqatsi" had a mixed reaction: great visuals but lousy music.  So, as I readied myself for snow shovellage this morning, I thought I'd put a little something together for him...

 

And just in case there are a few out there like me, who enjoy Philip Glass' music, check this guy out!

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Sunday, December 05, 2010

The Christmas Songs You Love And Hate (And Love To Hate And Hate To Love)

Happy Holidays!!  As we get ready for Christmas and to take a break for a couple of weeks, we're going to be talking Christmas music over the next fortnight.  So, what we want from you is nice and simple - and you can be as brief or as elabourate-ishness as you like when it comes to your choices:

Your five favourite Christmas songs - They can be specific versions of the song, or general.  Whichever you choose.

Your three least favourite Christmas songs - That holiday tunage you just can't stand.  Feel free to tell us why.

HERE'S HOW TO ORDER!!  Oh.. um... I mean, here's how to send your replies in:

log in at PaulAndSpike.com using your existing Twitter and/or Facebook account and leave a comment there.

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Friday, December 03, 2010

#319 - Over/Under Christmas Movies

 

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0:00:00 - ...wait, what did we miss? Aw well, never mind - there are drinks updates to get to, a reminder of what's happening with the next two shows, and an explanation of why Paul has a burning white-hot hatred of novelty Christmas songs. Listen out, too, for a developing show meme that rivals the Rurt Reynolds laugh for rendering Spike crippled.

0:10:40 - Paul watched "Koyaanisqatsi" Paul watched "Koyaanisqatsi" Paul watched "Koyaanisqatsi" Paul watched "Koyaanisqatsi" Paul watched "Koyaanisqatsi" Paul watched "Koyaanisqatsi" Paul watched "Koyaanisqatsi, doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo, Paul watched "Koyaanisqatsi" Paul watched "Koyaanisqatsi" Paul watched "Koyaanisqatsi" Paul watched "Koyaanisqatsi" Paul watched "Koyaanisqatsi. Also on the agenda, some classic Twilight Zone, and animated japery with "Creature Comforts".

0:19:26 - Spike's been to a drag show (in West Virginia, no less!) and sees the greatest Reba McEntire queen in history. Documentarian Nick Broomfield tries to make a documentary about Kurt Cobain, and Spike tries to watch the Star Wars Holiday Special. Both fail.

0:30:22 - 'Tis the season for Christmas movies... and 'tis time we did another Over/Under in which P&S and the audience pick one movie that is over-rated, and one under-rated.

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www.popbunker.net

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Monday, November 29, 2010

Christmas Songs And Christmas Movies (Fa La La La La, La-La La-La.)

Well, here we are at the end of the year once again, and the thoughts of a young 2GC fan turn to festive media.  That, plus visions of chocolate and beer for breakfast dancing in their heads. 

So let's kill three partridges in three pear trees with one stone and reveal the holiday season-themed questions for the next four weeks.  Not a typo, the answers you submit to questions two and three will form the fourth music-based show which will be broadcast exclusively on Radio Six International.  Naturally, because that particular show will be so heavy on copyrighted music, we can't podcast it in its full form, so listening to Radio Six on Christmas Eve will be your only chance to catch it in all its glory.  But here's what we need:

1: OVER/UNDER CHRISTMAS MOVIES
One xmas movie that you feel is over-rated for whatever reason, and one you feel is an under-rated xmas movie. Furrazample, you might pick "Die Hard"; not technically a xmas movie, but a movie set at xmas and one in which the holiday is somewhat important to the plot.

2: FIVE FAVOURITE CHRISTMAS SONGS
This is part one of the three-week "Ho Ho No Show". Nice and simple, we'd like to know what your five favourite christmas songs are. You can add in why, if you want.

3. THREE CHRISTMAS SONGS YOU HATE
Another easy one for the second part of "The Ho Ho No Show"; three xmas songs you hate, and why. You can be specific about artists if you want, or maybe it's a song in any form. I mean, I pretty much can't stand "The Little Drummer Boy", regardless of who sings it.

Here's how "The Ho Ho No Show" works; Week one, we talk about the songs we all like in the usual show stylee, with a This Week In Stuff. Second week, we'll discuss the songs we hate, in the usual show stylee. What we'll do for the xmas eve show is compile a list of winners, based on number of votes cast. If two people vote to veto a specific song (or if one person vetos it and Paul and I agree unanimously with our two half votes), it's off the list. Two positive votes on a song need three negatives to veto it, and so on. Majority rules.

Feel free to pass this on to your non-subscribing/non-show-listening friends, so we can get their input, too.  Surely passing on the magic of Too Grumpy Critics is the gift that keeps on giving allll year long.  Clark.

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

#318 Jedi Addendum

The always fascinating Jedi Jawa joined us for the show this week, to talk about his love for "Twelve Monkeys".  But that wasn't always the plan... as soon as we announced the movie, ol 'Double Jay' sent us a lengthy email about the movie.  We thought it would do his appearance even more justice to show you what he wrote to us, and his unique take on the movie:

"12 Monkeys" was a brilliant movie and Terry Gilliam is a brilliant director in how he set it up. It's very easy to look at "12 Monkeys" as a time travel movie ... but have you ever tried looking at it from Cole's eyes (something that is emphasized quite a bit in the film)? I mean, the film that inspired "12 Monkeys" ("La Jetee") is a time travel film ... but what if "12 Monkeys" wasn't?

Look at Cole. When he first "jumps" in time he is believed to be a paranoid schizophrenic by the past doctors. And who says that he's not? Look at the way that Gilliam set up the scenes and think about them from the eyes of a hallucinating paranoid schizophrenic. I find this easier to do now that I work with so many clients with that affliction and it is striking. Cole goes through the whole movie thinking people are after him and seeing impossible things when he walks through New York ... but what's to say that the things he is seeing are real. He also has a disembodied voice who talks to him through the film and tells him to do things like to pull his teeth out ... we call those "command hallucinations" and schizophrenics hear so many voices that you can just watch them having an internal conversation sometimes while they feel protective about telling you anything about it ... just like Cole. Think too about how fixated that Cole is on certain ideas and principles ... that is another example of a paranoid schizophrenic. The fractured nature of the mind when it is set upon with that condition is evident in the way that the film jumps around and seemingly has continuity errors. They make no sense from the perspective of a 3rd person ... but if you are in Cole's perspective they are just part of his world and people do disappear and you can see yourself in an old photograph. The Cassandra Complex is a huge theme in the film and the scene that really tied that together for me was when Cole sees the street preacher ranting and raving about the future apocalypse ... much like Cole ... except maybe Cole has seen the future and is Cassandra.

Ok, I have to admit I once read an interview where Gilliam said that he intentionally filmed "12 Monkeys" to be taken from both a schizophrenic and a time travelers perspective ... but every time I watch the film I see those aspects now.

The time travel aspect of the film is brilliant. Presumably the thing that keeps Cole so grounded and allows him to remember what happens between the times is the fact that he witnessed his own death as a child ... Cole says he can remember things when other subjects can't and I have to believe that is why ... that it grounds him somehow. I love too the message that you can't really change the past but you can shape it. The scientists aren't trying to prevent the release of the virus (I think that Jose ... like Cole ... is acting on his own when he hands him that old gun that he probably picked up in the past). Rather the scientists are trying to get a sample before it mutates and are using their subjects to zero in on that time (I love how time travel is so inexact ... just as it would be if we trusted AT&T to do it ... fewest dropped time jumps of any network). Thus, while Cole thinks that he can prevent the release of the virus that isn't the goal of his handlers ... perhaps because of a paradox issue that is never discussed in the film but always exists in the back of the mind for any time traveler movie. Hence Cole's actions lead to his own death ... the very thing that makes him such a good time traveler? And we seemingly see confirmation of Cole's success by seeing one of the future scientists make it through time to the point they have been trying to target so that the virus can be studied ... meaning that the scientist is also sacrificing herself much like they sacrificed Cole.

This is certainly a film that needs repeated viewings and I think that I've managed to nail down most of the odd stuff that happens to tie it to a time line. One scene that I still find odd is when Cole disappears and we hear the radio saying that they found the body of his past doctor (Kathryn) strangled and mutilated in a trunk. Was this a red herring or an alternate time line? I'm sure that someone can come up with an explanation but I haven't. As for Brad Pitt's character ... as much as I admire Bruce Willis and his ability to play Cole as a half crazed time traveler ... Brad Pitt just steals the show ... and I think that he's mostly a "MacGuffin" or a plot element that keeps the focus of the attention of the audience to distract them from other things or to keep their interest ... in the end his plot line is also a red herring. This was a common element of Hitchcock films which feature prominently in "12 Monkeys".

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Friday, November 26, 2010

#318 - Too Grumpy Movie Club: "Twelve Monkeys"

 

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0:00:00 - Paul's on the posh drinks, but Spike donates his update to his niece, who has just turned legal. To drink, you filthy buggers.

0:05:33 - John Carpenter's first film "Dark Star" kicks off Paul's Week In Stuff, followed by a shockingly mostly positive perspective on "Disney's A Christmas Carol, TM", and a warm and fuzzy family movie in the shape of "That Evening Sun".

0:20:55 - Spike's varied Week In Stuff goes from wizards ("Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows") to blizards ("Avatar: The Last Airbender") to hazards ("Bloody Sunday")

29:19 - Terry Gilliam's "Twelve Monkeys" is the most recent inductee to the Too Grumpy Movie Club, and P&S are joined by lawblogger and former president of the eUnited States Jedi Jawa, for a scholarly response to the film.

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Monday, November 22, 2010

This Week: Too Grumpy Movie Club - "12 Monkeys"

This week's Too Grumpy Movie Club choice brings us past 1985 for the first time, with Terry Gilliam's "Twelve Monkeys".  Here's what the Eyeam Dibee says about it:

An unknown and lethal virus has wiped out five billion people in 1996. Only 1% of the population has survived by the year 2035, and is forced to live underground. A convict (James Cole) reluctantly volunteers to be sent back in time to 1996 to gather information about the origin of the epidemic (who he's told was spread by a mysterious "Army of the Twelve Monkeys") and locate the virus before it mutates so that scientists can study it. Unfortunately Cole is mistakenly sent to 1990, six years earlier than expected, and is arrested and locked up in a mental institution, where he meets Dr. Kathryn Railly, a psychiatrist, and Jeffrey Goines, the insane son of a famous scientist and virus expert.

So, grab a copy where you can and let us know what you thought.  If you're any sort of real movie fan, you'll have it already.  But sometimes discrepancies happen, and we're willing to overlook that for the moment.  So, track it down with Netflix (drink!) or LoveFilm if you're in the UK, pop down to your local 'Ye Olde Videotape Rental Shoppe' or find it through perfectly legal means, and let us know what you thought of it.

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We need your thoughts by 5pm US/e - 10pm UK on Tuesday November 23rd.  Eyethenkyow.

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Friday, November 19, 2010

#317 - The Very Model Of A Modern Film Director Guy

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0:00:00 - Yes! It's the Too Grumpy Crew Morning Crew! HONK! HONK! A quick drinks update, a beginners' lesson on British peerages and an introduction to this week's guest - Spike's sister Jij, also known as Pumpkin Spider.

0:03:54 - A "slow and boring" Week In Stuff for Paul, featuring the second half of "Die Hard" and - wait for it - the "Dungeons And Dragons" cartoon. Really. Meeehhhh. And Godzoooooo-keeeee.

0:08:40 - On Jij's travels, she took in some "Salt", which she gives "meh" pew-pew-pews out of ten. High marks for "Dispicable Me", though, in spite of its stars. Jij sets Paul some homework, at least three episodes of the Disney Channel's excellent "Phineas and Ferb". This leads on to a discussion about why (Dr. William H.) Bill Cosby (junior) is in the credits to "Little Bill", why "Sesame Street" sped up instead of slowing down, and a clown reading erotic literature to kids. Oh, and that word they can't use? "Twadger".

0:22:53 - It took a quarter century for Spike to track down the banned-in-Britain, so-called video nasty "Driller Killer". But, did he fall in love with it...?

0:28:49 - Thanks to show guest AllClick who suggested this week's topic: a favourite director AND the best example of their work. Not necessarily their best movie, or most loved movie or most successful movie, but the movie that really sums up their style and technique.

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Monday, November 15, 2010

This Week's Question: A Favourite Director And The Best Example Of Their Work.

Thanks to show guest AllClick who suggested this week's topic: a favourite director AND the best example of their work.  Not necessarily their best movie, or most loved movie or most successful movie, but the movie that really sums up their style and technique.

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Friday, November 12, 2010

#316 - Time Travel Movies

 

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0:00:00 - Oh dear. Is IT expert Paul a traitorous bastard when it comes to returning to the dark side? Spike hasn't, but Hotmail's in-show shenanigans when it comes to the simple task of LOADING A FREAKING EMAIL might be the final nail in the coffin...

 

 

0:07:50 - Not a busy Week In Stuff for Paul, but he's been super impressed with huge bitrate DVDs of Genesis albums "Duke" and "Selling England By The Pound", remastered into 5.1 DTS. Wooo! Fancy!! Segmental entertainment for the Paulster, taking in two and a half movies; "Die Hard", "Time After Time", and "Twelve Monkeys", which just so happens to be the next pick for the Too Grumpy Movie Club in two weeks' time - details below.

Incidentally; Ade Gregg, the ludicrously talented 78 restorer Spike was talking about, can be found here.  You should send him job offers, copious amounts of appreciative cash and/or stacks of 78s that need some love. NOW.

0:29:10 - Spike's been getting his horror on with the comedy show "Psychoville", from the makers of 'The League Of Gentlemen'.

0:40:26 - And so, to the question. Inspired by Paul's recent enjoyage of "Back To The Future" on Bluray, we wanted to know what your favourite time travel movies were - or, at least, movies where the plot relied on time travel in some aspect.

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Sunday, November 07, 2010

This Week's Question: Your Favourite Time Travel Movies?

Inspired by Paul's recent enjoyage of the "Back To The Future" trilogy on Bluray, and in recognition of it being the time of year to turn the clocks back, this week we want to know what your favourite time travel movies are, or movies where time travel features in some way. And no, we won't mock you if you can put together a rational defence of "Time After Time".  Although.... good luck with that.

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Friday, November 05, 2010

#315 - Political Movies

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0:00:00 - Stupid names aside, there's a not-a-drinks-update regarding Paul's margarita mix. Spike is missing the essential ingredient, "plinketty plonk". Paul is sheepishly holding up Kentucky's alcoholic output, although that may change after the results of the election.

0:03:25 - By the description in Paul's Week In Stuff, it sounds like the "Back To The Future" Bluray boxset might be a good reason to upgrade from the DVDs. Shame about ZZ Top, though. Paul's yearly tradition of watching the original "Halloween" rounds out his week in Bluray, and finds out what film-making technique links John Carpenter to former Too Grumpy Movie Club pick "After Hours". Also, the long-awaited answer to that historical conundrum is finally made public via a viewing of "Agora", which is, of course; "did Greek mathematical scholar Hypatia have a nice backside?"

0:23:43 - In addition to Spike's Week In Stuff, we get a history lesson on The Titanic and the DeLorean, which were both built in Northern Ireland. Garry Shandling got much kudos for his deconstructionist sit-com... but did George Burns and Gracie Allen do it first, thirty years previously? On top of that, Rod Serling got much kudos for "The Twilight Zone"... but did "Tales Of Tomorrow" do it first, ten years previously?

0:36:29 - There's almost no time to get through the vast slew of correspondence regarding this week's question: what is your favourite movie about politics, or about a politician? Some great - and surprising - responses from the fantastically diverse audience.

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Tuesday, November 02, 2010

This Week's Question: What Are Your Favourite Political Movies?

With politics in the air, we thought we'd let that flavour our discussion this week.  So, what we want to know is, what is your favourite movie about politics (or politicians)?  Is it JFK?  Bullworth?  That one with Tim Robbins?  Let us know via these open ports:

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Sunday, October 31, 2010

#314 addendum - Spike Done Made A Boo-Boo.

....what do you mean again?  Cheeky bugger.

Yeah, so I mis-spoke on this week's show.  As was very quickly pointed out by listener Allan on The Facebook, the song "Keeping The Dream Alive" wasn't by Bauhaus - it was by Freiheit.  Bah!  Germans and their tricky names.  Bauhaus were, in fact, responsible for the pretty pitiful cover version of "Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars" where they very cleverly made it their own by having it sound only very slightly different than the Bowie version, but with different faces.  Well done, lads.

So, to celebrate this glorious error (and to celebrate the fact that the Paul&Spike christmas special is mere weeks away), let's all enjoy the not-christmassy offerings of Bauhau.... damn it, I did it again.  FREIHEIT, and "Keeping The Dream Alive".

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Friday, October 29, 2010

#314 - Hallowe'en Me'edia

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0:00:00 - Well! Isn't Pablo Suave dressed up for the occasion, boy howdy. After a slightly embarrassing drinks update. Following right on from that, Paul's Week In Stuff explains "How The States Got Their Shapes", and there's some 'ween-week flix, including Roger Corman's "The Raven" starring that famous firm of lawyers, Price, Lorre and Karloff. Some Nature/nurture Universal horror schlock, as "The Creature Walks Among Us", and a crystal clear rendition of Anthony Perkins' looked-over acting skills in the new BluRay edition of "Psycho".

0:13:43 - Spike's Week In Stuff includes a 'snake eating its own tail' type scenario, which links a documentary about Benny Hill's financial legacy, and an episode of Groucho Marx's "You Bet Your Life". The secret word is 'milk'. But it should be 'contraception'. Also - want to watch Lon Chaney Jr not smash a chair on the ground? "Frankenstein", as realised by 1952's live broadcast from 'Tales Of Tomorrow' will see to that, and the twitter commentariat are split over "Law And Order: UK".

0:30:40 - This week's question revolves, as you might expect, around Halloween. We asked the commentariat what their essential 'ween-week media is, from movies to TV to literature.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

This Week's Question: What Are Your Halloween Media Essentials?

Halloween, like Christmas, has a plethora of media associated with it.  There are more frights per square inch in media at this time of the year than at any othBOO!

Did we scare you?  

 

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Well, what we want to know this week is the details of your spooky media intake.  Are there any scary movies you save for the cold, late October nights?  Books you squirrell away to unsettle you in bed?  Do you have a weird playlist on your mp3 player that get you ready for trickage and/or treatage?  Maybe there are movies/books/tv specials/songs that you hate and you can't escape.

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Alternatively, visit paulandspike.com, log in with your existing Facebook or Twitter account and leave a comment in the comments section.  As per, we need your answers by 6pm US/E-11pm UK on Wednesday night (October 27th)

WooooooOOOOooooooo, etc.

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Caption Competition: Tom Baker At The Window

This picture is too damned good not to have a CaptComp with:

Have at it!  Winner gets their choice of a free set of tennis, a lifetime's supply of oxygen or a weekend in November.

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Friday, October 22, 2010

Untitled

 

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0:00:00 - A grocery store burp, an embarrassing drink and the recipe for the ultimate margarita. Welcome to Too Grumpy Critics.

0:07:50 - Some hits and misses for Paul's Week In Stuff; "Session 9" and "Tales Of Terror", plus a spoiler alert issued for "Who Goes There?"

0:19:53 - A more mixed bag for Spike's Week in Stuff, including a go at the good-idea-but-ultimately-disappointing NBC Direct, there's some frightening gender role swap going on chez Nez regarding the HBO vampire soft porn show "True Blood" and a set of hair straighteners, plus - utterly conversely - some old TV via archive.org including "Burns and Allen" and "The Jack Benny Program". He'll also tell you how to save up to thirty dollars with State! Farm! In-sur-ance! pom pom pommmmmmmm.

0:32:35 - A couple of weeks ago, listener Malcolm had the following request: "I’d like to propose a film for the next review which is one of my 7 “Desert Island Films” and may well be in many personal collections… Billy Wilder’s “Some Like It Hot”. Outside of my own affection for the movie, I think it would be interesting to see if today’s younger generations still find it as funny as I did when I was younger. Much of our preferences for films, radio and TV will have been influenced by our parents/guardians, so I dare say many of us who do contribute to the Film Club will have seen this due to our parents telling us how funny it was". So, that's what happens. The frighteningly literate and analytical minds of the commentariat give their hapeth on "Some Like It Hot". Which doesn't make them a bad person(s).

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Damned Socialists

How miserable socialists must be to live in their horrible socialist nightmares.

 

 

Curse you, quality television and quality unelitist healthcare!  Curse you to HELL!

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Friday, October 15, 2010

2GC podcast #312 - Tell Me, Where Is Fancy Booze?

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0:00:00 - Posh drinks ahoy as Paul cracks open a Hudepohl, a beer that's been defunct since the 80s, and Spike has some of the finest wines known to humanity. Oh, and a diet beer.

0:04:50 - Paul's Week In Stuff has "saplosions" (Iron Man 2), originality (Trick 'r Treat) and Cat-In-The-Hattishness (Thing1 and Thing2).

0:15:50 - Spike's week, however, is slightly more bipolar. There's high drama with "Cracker", and then there's... well... crackers on "Maury" and "Steve Wilkos".

0:26:54 - With Hallowe'en just around the corner, this week's question is about fear: What single movie scene scared you, disturbed you, or freaked you out the most, for whatever reason.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

This Week's Question: Scary Movies.

With Hallowe'en on the way, we've got one thing on our minds... Free candy. Oh, and scary movies. Yeah. Snickers and scary movies. So, what we want to know for this week's show is this: what single movie scene scared you, disturbed you, or freaked you out the most, for whatever reason. Not movies as a whole, but a specific scene. You can let us know via the usual address, which IS...? TheUsualAddress at live dot com log in with your existing Twitter or Facebook account and comment at PaulAndSpike.com or, get us d'recly through The Twitter: @paulandspike answers in by 6pm US/e, 11pm UK Wednesday night, please. Thanks. Y'rawk - f'real.

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Friday, October 08, 2010

podcast #311 - Too Grumpy Movie Club: "After Hours"

 

 

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0:00:00 - Some fantastic news to kick off the show; Paul's imbibing in an old favourite, and Spike's wearing pants. All is right with the world. There is, however, some less good news. A listener is personally responsible for the death of a Hollywood legend. Oooops.

0:09:38 - Following a viewing of the trailer of the Cohen Brothers not-a-remake of "True Grit", Paul's Week In Stuff includes the original. What can be said about "The Cabinet Of Doctor Caligari"? Plenty - but, because it's a silent movie, it all has to be said with facial expressions.

0:22:35 - Spike's Week In Stuff demonstrates how Twitter is the new playground, with a re-telling of the unbelievable documentary "Madness In The Fast Lane", and why the whole of Britain was talking about how terrifying Robert Carlyle was in "Cracker". Good news, Dr Who fans! Spike's watching of the glum political intrigue-laden story "The Seeds Of Doom" has lead to it being released on DVD!

0:39:49 - The next installment of the Too Grumpy Movie Club is Martin Scorsese's 1985 movie "After Hours". Not very many people tracked it down to watch along, but P&S give it a good going-over.

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Friday, October 01, 2010

#310 - Do Some Movies Go Stale?

 

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0:00:00 - It's pelters for Spike and his cheap-ass taste in alcoholic beverages during the drinks update. But the good news is, he gets a free trucker's hat. Hoo-whee.

0:05:59 - Paul's done his homework, he watched Martin Scorsese's "After Hours", the subject of next week's Too Grumpy Movie Club. Have you watched it yet? A femailer (yeesssss) recommended the 1951 noir classic "The Prowler", now beautifully restored and with no hard rock, rap, or crazy musical surprises. Gears crunch, and he's on to the remake/reboot of "Friday The 13th" from 2009. Listen closely, and you'll find out a piece of trivia from the first version of the movie that could win you a pub quiz or a piece of pie at Trivial Pursuit one day. What was great about Paul's childhood? "Ark II", that's what. Sit-com "The IT Crowd" hits a little too close to home, though.

0:24:25 - Another dull week for Spike, taking in the first half hour of "Easy A", four times. High praise for the main actor, but not much else... (FYI, 'Clueless' was based on Jane Austin's "Emma", by the way. Not Shakespeare.) How many songs about bonnie lassies does it take to get Spike out of the shower? Lots, apparently. Also, a stunning realization about ABC's "No Ordinary Family".

0:32:30 - This week's question comes from listener Malcolm, who suggests this topic: "which movies have lost their appeal to the younger generation, and why?". It's a toughie, but the audience rises to the challenge. 

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Next week (October 8th), we'll be talking about the next installment of the Too Grumpy Movie Club; Martin Scorsese's "After Hours". It's available for instant streaming on Netflix in the US and on LoveFilm in the UK. Rent it, DVR it, find it through perfectly legal means, however you watch it, let us know what you thought. We'll need your responses by October 6th at 6pm US/e, 11pm UK. To comment, you can log in using your existing Faceboor or Twitter accounts at PaulAndSpike.com, or you can send us an email to The Usual Address. Feel free to make the subject line 'Surrender Dorothy!'

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Monday, September 27, 2010

The Week: Do Some Movies Date Badly?

Thanks goes to Malcolm who sent us this email with a great idea for this week's topic:

"Which personal favourite movies in your own collection have lost their appeal to the younger generation, and why?  Which films WILL last the sands of time and appeal for many generations to come?"

So there you have it:  Which movies do you think have dated so badly so as to be alien to current generation(s), and which movies will be forever beloved by all and sundry?

If you have a Facebook or a Twitter account, you can use them to log in at www.paulandspike.com and comment.  Otherwise, you can send us your thoughts via The Usual Address.  Answers in by 6pm US/e, 11pm UK time on Wednesday the 29th of September s'il vous plait!  (that means 'or else', in Spanish)

Here are Malcolm's examples, to give you some inspiration -

Lost their appeal (from personal experiences with younger generations) :

High Society (is the music now just dated ?)

The Wizard Of Oz (lost it’s magic ?)

Looney Tunes Cartoons (especially Daffy Duck, Foghorn Leghorn… is there maybe too much choice in animation these days with multiple TV Channels all churning out their own)

Marx Brothers Movies… (is slap-stick a thing of the past now ?)

Maybe a controversial choice this, but The Monty Python Movies ???  (Do current teenagers find this as amusing as we all did in our late teens?)

Standing (or will stand) the test of time :

ET (maybe ahead of it’s time dealing with the possibility of life in outer space whilst playing with human emotions)

Arsenic and Old Lace ( engaging characters, a twisting story and comedy acting which matches the very best)

Young Frankenstein ( sorry, I’m just a big Mel Brooks fan who thinks this is timeless, like the original book by Mary Shelley…)

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