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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Oh, I see. I get the picture. The official show rundown is too bland. Too dull. Yeah, whatever. Why not check out Popbunker rundown of the show, posted on Saturday mornings? It's got added vim! Added vigor! Added snark! Added additions! That sort of thing!

www.popbunker.net

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Paul&Spike: Too Grumpy Critics can be heard at several times through the week, beginning Friday nights (UTC) on Radio Six International and is syndicated to stations around the world. If you want to add 2GC to your station, community broadcaster or spare bedroom-based internet stream, contact the lovely Lynne at Radio Six Syndication and tell her "dag nabbit, I want to make Paul and Spike international broadcasting superstars!"

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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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Keep in touch! Want to submit an answer for a previous question? Got an idea for a subject, or an entry to the Too Grumpy Movie Club? Don't be afraid, we don't bite. (unless specifically requested... and that's ten quid extra, guv) Contact the show via the usual address, which IS...? If you're on The Twitter, you can get us via @paulandspike - @jockopablo - @spikester - @popbunker PLUS! If you want to stay in the know, join the Paul&Spike: Too Grumpy Critics VIP Lounge on The Facebook. Invite your friends, too.

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www.popbunker.net

Oh, I see. I get the picture. The official show rundown is too bland. Too dull. Yeah, whatever. Why not check out Popbunker rundown of the show, posted on Saturday mornings? It's got added vim! Added vigor! Added snark! Added additions! That sort of thing!

www.popbunker.net

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www.radiosix.com

Paul&Spike: Too Grumpy Critics can be heard at several times through the week, beginning Friday nights (UTC) on Radio Six International and is syndicated to stations around the world. If you want to add 2GC to your station, community broadcaster or spare bedroom-based internet stream, contact the lovely Lynne at Radio Six Syndication and tell her "dag nabbit, I want to make Paul and Spike international broadcasting superstars!"

www.radiosix.com

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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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Or send us an email to the usual address, which IS...?

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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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Keep in touch! Want to submit an answer for a previous question? Got an idea for a subject, or an entry to the Too Grumpy Movie Club? Don't be afraid, we don't bite. (unless specifically requested... and that's ten quid extra, guv) Contact the show via the usual address, which IS...? If you're on The Twitter, you can get us via @paulandspike - @jockopablo - @spikester - @popbunker PLUS! If you want to stay in the know, join the Paul&Spike: Too Grumpy Critics VIP Lounge on The Facebook. Invite your friends, too.

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www.popbunker.net

Oh, I see. I get the picture. The official show rundown is too bland. Too dull. Yeah, whatever. Why not check out Popbunker rundown of the show, posted on Saturday mornings? It's got added vim! Added vigor! Added snark! Added additions! That sort of thing!

www.popbunker.net

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www.radiosix.com

Paul&Spike: Too Grumpy Critics can be heard at several times through the week, beginning Friday nights (UTC) on Radio Six International and is syndicated to stations around the world. If you want to add 2GC to your station, community broadcaster or spare bedroom-based internet stream, contact the lovely Lynne at Radio Six Syndication and tell her "dag nabbit, I want to make Paul and Spike international broadcasting superstars!"

www.radiosix.com

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