ADAM & JOE BACK ON 6 MUSIC ETC. NEWS!
I blog the same way I make love. Infrequently but spectacularly. Or should that be, badly and you’ve seen it all before. Either way, with the best will in the world I can’t seem to make it happen more than once every three weeks to a month. I’m talking about this blog now.
Since my last post Joe and I announced that we’re starting a 12 week run of shows on 6 Music from Saturday 2nd April (2011) in our usual slot (10am – 1pm). I’m mainly nervous that the chest infection I’ve had for the last few weeks (the stubborn legacy of my Christmas stint of illin’) will mean that every time I laugh listeners will be treated to a wheez that sounds like a tramp trying to start a car that he and his tramp friends have just hauled from a pond. The doc (not Dr Sexy sadly) gave me some Amoxycillin yesterday so I’m sure that’ll clear it right up in no time (is my pro-biotic sarcasm dripping through OK?) Even if it halts the wheezing by the time I’m back on the radio there may be evidence of lightheadedness, insomnia, confusion, anxiety, sensitivity to lights and sounds, and unclear thinking. A normal show in other words! Ha ha ha. You thought those were side effects caused by the Amoxycillin but it turned out that’s what I’m always like! You fell for it!!
Speaking of the show, the big news is that we are in the process of completely reinventing the entire programme. There’ll be 10 guests every hour, all of them plugging their new book/CD/TV show/film/charity exercise/unhinged philosophy, and every interview we conduct with them will leave you confused and depressed. In between interviews there’ll be a lot of music by Bruno Mars who is also providing us with new jingles and a new theme song. Features like Text The Nation and Made Up Jokes are to be replaced with new interactive features like Where You Callin’? wherein people tell us where they are calling from then hang up, and Weather Whot, which gives callers an opportunity to tell us very briefly about the weather where they are (I thought of this and I think it’s a good one).
We’ll also have a fuck of a lot of stuff about Charlie Sheen. There’ll be regular ‘Sheenews’ updates, ‘Winning!’ mashups and Charlie jingles along with a lot of Sheen based humour and banter. Joe wasn’t really up for this stuff but I forced it through and I think it’s a winner because everyone is focused on Charlie right now and you need to give people what they want, even if they don’t realise they want it or don’t need it or even if they actively resist it.
Needless to say I can’t wait to be back. I’ve missed doing the show a lot. On a serious note (not that the other stuff about all our new features wasn’t serious of course) Joe and I are both heavily indebted to Andrew Collins and Richard Herring who stepped in for us all those months ago then ended up making our lovely warm slot their own despite not really knowing how temporary or not the arrangement was, quite an enervating position to be in I’ll warrant. I don’t imagine for a second our 3 month return spells the end of the line on 6 for them, but anyway, wanted to say thanks.
In the meantime, you can help us with our first show back by getting in touch with any personal anecdotes you may have accrued in the last 15 months(!) since we’ve been away. I know that’s a bit vague but if your message is sufficiently interesting we will almost certainly fit it in to a special edition of ‘Anecdotties’ between the Charlie Sheen stuff and whichever Bruno Mars songs we’re playing.
E-mail your enjoyable anecdotes to firstname.lastname@example.org (not ‘Adam&Joe’ as a hairy moron put in a blog post recently) and please use the subject header ANECDOTTIES!
COUNTRY MAN 3!
Here’s the latest episode of fun fieldism from Monty BH. There should be another along next month. Thanks to Jamie Johnson who helped me shoot the bits where the camera is moving.
IN YOUR FACE!
I did this when 6 Music was saved last year but really it’s a timeless piece of music suitable for any victory celebration, as long as you’re happy to celebrate like a tool.
Til next we do meet, keep your room nice and neat.
Love A Buxtn