Hey ha! What is up? I just got back from 5 sold out nights of BUGging at the Edinburgh Festival! Thanks to all of you who came and those of you who said hi after the show. Nice to meet you. The only slightly awkward moment was when a very nice lady tried to pat my leg while we were having a photo taken but accidentally patted my joolies because she forgot how short I am. At least I think it was an accident. Hey, there’s worse accidents, right?

For those of you who may not know, BUG is a show I host every couple of months at the BFI Southbank featuring a selection of top notch recently produced music videos as well as a few of my own contributions in the form of songs, ludicrous videos and the reading of You Tube comments. The Edinburgh shows (like most of the one off shows we do outside the BFI) consisted of some of my favourite videos from the last few BFI BUGs and more of my own bits than we’d normally have at a regular show.

If you haven’t been able to catch our recent Best Of BUG shows in Edinburgh and Bristol then there are more opportunities for you to do so coming up.


This weekend I’ll be at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in the Southbank Centre on Sunday 4th September at 7.30pm as part of the Vision Sound Music Festival, the UK’s first festival of Music for Visuals. You can book tickets here.


Then I’m doing a shorter version of the Best Of show at the King’s Place Festival on Friday 9th September at 8.30pm. If over 90 minutes of BUG seems a little excessive, (though why anyone would think that is beyond me) then maybe this is the show for you, plus it’s cheaper too! Book tickets here


Then we’re back with the full Best Of BUG show at the Greenwich Festival on Saturday 10th September at 3pm. Get yo tickles here

Can’t wait to see you.


Here’s a video that relies heavily on outdated national stereotypes. I’ve road tested it on living mates from Australia and so far, no beat ups, but it is most certainly retrograde, reductive and cheap so I might steer clear of my local Walkabout for a little while.

Did I mention that I’m very fond of you?


Dr A Buxstein

Posted by: Adam on @ 4:32 pm
Filed under BUG and VIDEOS & CLIPS and VIDEOS I DUN


  • I doubt very much that the joolie pat was an accident. Buckles fans are sex-pests, don’t you know?

    Congrats on the Edinburgh success! Are you ever going to be able to come back to NY to do some shows? This would make me unreasonably happy.

    Love Rachel aka 2010: A Tape Odyssey xxxxooooo

    Comment by Rachel — August 31, 2011 @ 5:11 pm

  • …….and we are very fond of you too. xx

    Comment by Auntie Nubbins — August 31, 2011 @ 5:15 pm

  • More “Tom Cruise gets a letter” videos please.

    I can’t think of a single news story, minor event or shopping list that wouldn’t be improved by Tom Cruise getting a letter about it.

    Comment by Dave, Dublin — August 31, 2011 @ 9:22 pm

  • Aww, mayte 🙂 Err, yeah, sorry about that Blushes Definitely an accident! Although my declarations of inadvertent groinal gropery that night have been met with much scepticism from my friends.(The photo looks great btw, thank you so much!) But then again, they know the story I told you about Joe…God, what is wrong with me?!

    A genuine delight to meet you, sir.

    Love you byeee, too!

    Lyns x

    Comment by Lynsey Hutchinson — September 1, 2011 @ 4:03 am

  • Oh please, please, please come and do a BUG in Southampton. You can stay on our futon…

    Comment by Patrick — September 1, 2011 @ 4:39 pm

  • Dearest Buckles,

    cheers for bringing BUG to Scotland. We skipped along to join Monday night’s audience in Edinburgh, where my husband, Gerry, and I (feeling like a slightly abusive friend) foisted a pint upon you in the bar beforehand.

    We were kindly rewarded with a discussion of the pitfalls of Edinburgh’s cobbled streets upon a keen cyclist’s tenderlies before you embarked on a self-deprecating disclaimer about the nature of the show. Of course, the disclaimer was entirely unnecessary – the show was beauteous (and squalid – in equally-impressive measures) and the only low point came when remembering that BUG was merely on holiday in Scotland and would be returning home as quickly as it had arrived.

    Are we jealous of the people of London for their regular access to the Buxton charm?

    A little bit, yes.

    Come back soon.


    Comment by Paula — September 1, 2011 @ 10:41 pm

  • I saw your BUG show in Edinburgh on the Sunday night and loved it. I hope you come back next year, mayte.

    Comment by Ross — September 2, 2011 @ 1:48 am

  • Hello Dr Buckulees, I’m afraid to say that I didn’t make it up to EdFest this year and I’m even going to be on holiday when you bring the show to Greenwich. Can I just ask that you check my schedule next time you sort out your touring dates. It’s starting to feel like you just don’t want to see me any more.

    Anyway, on a slightly happier note, I was reading this interview ( with Laura Marling when she reveals – quite secretly – that she’s an Adam and Joe fan! Anyway, the thought of a Laura Marling ‘scorn bucket’ is too much for this correspondant, so I will now sign off.

    Adios amigo

    Comment by Nathan — September 2, 2011 @ 12:51 pm

  • Two things!

    1) I do love reading the comments on your blog. Buckles fans are uncommonly charming and articulate; and

    2) Here’s something that might make you chuckle:


    Comment by i ate a bee — September 4, 2011 @ 2:36 pm

  • Hey man!

    The Edinburgh BUG was the highlight of the fest for me and worth every penny. I laughed until I couldn’t see and when I could see again I got completely mesmerised by some hypnotic electro shit! That’s a rare old good time.

    Thanks very much Buxton! Looking forward to more of your vids (I’d particularly love another snooker commentary)

    Comment by Clarence — September 5, 2011 @ 12:53 am

  • Hi Buckles, nice to see both a video and a blog update, very generous of you! I’ve started annoying my friends with my very own incredibly accurate Australian accent recently, they’re not really the best audience. My sister insists that BUG was brilliant, I’m both pleased and incredibly jealous. BUG seems to be in high demand, it’s great to see it doing so well. And this is definitely not me begging you to bring it to Nottingham… Although maybe it is. Ta-ta for now!

    Comment by Ciara — September 5, 2011 @ 4:37 pm

  • Sorry, I’m just looking for the loo.

    Comment by LL Cool Ray — September 6, 2011 @ 10:20 am

  • I think you might have missed a trick there, “Pom Pom”!!

    LoveUBye! oxoxoxlolzzz

    Comment by Cumbly Merwin — September 19, 2011 @ 8:35 pm

  • Hi Adam,

    I was at the Monday Bug suggesting that you dedicate the birthday song to my absent sister. This made more sense inside my head because she is also a big fan, but it might have come across as a bit of a heckle. Ah well, no joolies were touched so I’m going to consider myself socially adept based on this example.

    At any rate, the show was brilliant and we all felt like we’d have been happy to stay another hour or two. And I had work at 8 the next day. Oh my tired bones!

    I hope that you will be back next year.

    Comment by Chris — September 22, 2011 @ 3:02 pm

  • Terrific BUG last night, Buckles; thanks!

    Also: here’s some WUB WUB for you: . The move at 4:13 is particularly wubberly.

    Comment by i ate a bee — October 2, 2011 @ 1:23 am

  • It’s not subsequently time for it to terminate or even responsibility your newsletter.

    Comment by ribaldly — December 21, 2011 @ 12:42 am

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