PODCAST EP.22 & 22B – JONNY GREENWOOD

In these two episodes I talked to Jonny Greenwood as we strolled around the French city of Lyon on June 1st 2016. That night Radiohead played a show at the Nuits de Fourvière festival 2016. It was a lovely day and a fun convo, though don’t expect too many insights about the internal workings of Radiohead -- there’s one or two in there but mainly we just rambled in a very general and inconsequential fashion.

Music and jingles by Adam Buxton (I am him)

Below you’ll find a few links to some of what we spoke about.

ALWAYS DEAL WITH IT UP!

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RADIOHEAD LYON SETLIST (WEDNESDAY 1st JUNE 2016)

RADIOHEAD ROUNDHOUSE SETLIST (FRIDAY 27th MAY 2016)

THE COMIC BOOK STORE WE VISITED (in EP.22B)

DAVID SEDARIS -- ME TALK PRETTY ONE DAY (AUDIOBOOK)

PAVEMENT -- BILLIE (one of the songs from ‘Terror Twilight’ that Jonny played harmonica on)

BELOW is a picture I took of Jonny before we began recording up at the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière in Lyon.

This is the amphitheatre where Radiohead played that night (though the picture was not taken that day).

The next offering in our series of Friday vignettes comes courtesy of Adam Buxton www.adam-buxton.co.uk

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17 Comments

  • Thank you for all of this, for every moment. You may now take the next couple of weeks off x

    Comment by Auntie Nubbins — June 19, 2016 @ 12:50 pm

  • How good is this!?!? Very good. Both interviewer and interviewee have been a great help in muy life so it’s pretty wonderful to have the two worlds merge like this. Jonny doesn’t come across as too shy at all and it’s great to hear that a band we all (except Noel Gallagher) love so much are in a good place. Good work Buckles.

    Comment by Sam — June 19, 2016 @ 5:05 pm

  • Joy in abundance! Fab coupla podcasts, Dr B! Love your work!

    Comment by Tim Clarke — June 20, 2016 @ 6:29 am

  • What a nice suprise additional podcast, I tuned back to re-listen to the first one but lucked out in finding this. Even the soundcheck bit was great. Adam your podcasts are always enlightening,funny and worthy of discussion around a pub table. Look forward to the next ramblechat.

    Comment by David — June 20, 2016 @ 9:26 am

  • Hi Adam, Enjoying your new series of podcasts. You mentioned you would like someone to point you in the direction of some classical music to get your listening going in that area. Here are 5 pieces that are favourites of mine spanning the centuries that you may enjoy. They are all famous so are on youtube and you can try them for free. Of course its not a comprehensive list and you probably won’t like all of them but they might give you a starting point to find out which styles you enjoy the most: Bach double violin concerto 1st movement Mozart symphony 41 4th movement Mendelssohn octet 1st movement Rachmaninoff isle of the dead Sibelius violin concerto 1st movement I hope that one of them tickles your fancy! Byee

    Comment by Laura — June 20, 2016 @ 9:49 am

  • I have so many things I want to say that bullet points are the only way I can keep them manageable.

    1. I love this podcast for so many reasons but I really love the idea of something that you sort-of scoffed at or seemed dismissive of. The recurring guests. I don’t know any other podcast that does this and I love it. I could very happily just listen to you repeatedly catching up with the guests you’ve had so far.

    2. Ramble Chat. Although the a capella version in part A of this podcast is moving and majestic, the fully musiced version gives me a chuckle because it reminds me so much of “changes” by Burning Spear. I don’t know if it’s GarageBand or something you constructed yourself but it’s great.

    3. Speaking of guests; I wonder if you’d be at all interested in talking to David O’Reilly. I was in college with David briefly so I loved hearing you talking about his work on your radio programme.

    That’s all. Bye.

    Comment by Ciaran — June 20, 2016 @ 11:13 am

  • Hi Adam. I, like Jonny, am red/green colorblind and recently got a pair of sunglasses that help people with that affliction distinguish colors. It is a new company out of America, so I thought I would share it in case he wasn’t aware of it. The website is http://enchroma.com/ This is NOT an advertisement, just thought I’d pass it along because it is very effective for me and quite life changing for some people. (Feel free not to publish this comment, just wanted to help out a fellow colorblind person :) )

    Comment by Bryant — June 20, 2016 @ 1:39 pm

  • Buckles.

    If I’m perfectly honest, the whole Adam and Joe period passed me by. I didn’t go out of my way to avoid it, it’s just that it (you) and my life until now stayed separate from a Venn diagram perspective. Zero overlappage.

    I was tickled by your appearances on 8 out of 10 Cats does Countdown with the lovely Ms Dent, enough so to seek out your WAV ramblings with a view to becoming a podcat.

    Suffice to say when you had a brief hiatus recently it served to illustrate how much I look forward to fishing your podcast out of the giant podcast bin each week.

    Please do keep it up. Happy for this to be public.

    Comment by Jon — June 20, 2016 @ 5:03 pm

  • Great conversation. Didn’t seem to be more than an hour long, got really into it.. Keep up the podcasts, waiting for future ones with maybe the other members of the band? Cheers!

    Comment by Sumaya — June 24, 2016 @ 1:59 am

  • I’m feeling so sad today, but the two Jonny Greenwood episodes made me smile. Thank you. In particular the background soundscape was beautiful. Birdsong, French bookshop hubbub, chatter, even the traffic. Was that a troop of pogo stick walkers passing by (just before the bookshop)?

    Comment by Chris Wright — June 24, 2016 @ 11:53 am

  • I just listened to the 2nd chat and it was a wonderful Jonny shaped comfort blanket to ease the pain and mourning of the last few days. I genuinely had to bite my lip to stop me from crying (again) when at the end when you sincerely said “Be nice to other people”

    I agree with the above post about the wonderful background sounds in these podcasts – more please! Although, as I often listen whilst walking my dog, I can’t tell you the amount of times I have looked behind when hearing your gravelly footsteps, or wondered why I couldn’t feel the rain even though I was so clearly hearing it!

    Love you, byeeeee x

    Comment by Nick Weetch — June 27, 2016 @ 11:16 am

  • I love your podcasts. It’s not just the ramblechats with the interesting people – have to confess I know very little about Radiohead, but Jonny Greenwood seems a lovely bloke. It’s the soundscapes as well – the Rosie fly past! The bird at the end! And your confessional manner makes me feel like we’re having a proper chat. Thanks Dr Buckles, hope you keep them coming. Love you byexxx

    Comment by Rachel H — June 27, 2016 @ 8:24 pm

  • In relation to your comment to Jonny about wishing you could play music on stage, I recently attended a Quantic gig – and doubled my enjoyment of an already very good performance by imagining that it was you up there rocking out on the accordion in a straw hat and hawaiian shirt! See the picture in URL section :) Loving the podcasts, bug and your lovely description of Hebden Bridge (my home town)!

    loveyabyeee x

    ps: happy to be public if you deem worthy..

    Comment by Dan Walsh — July 12, 2016 @ 7:22 pm

  • Dr Buckles,

    I recently met Chris Gethard at Edinburgh fringe, could you please have him on your podcast.

    Thanks BYEEEEE!

    Comment by Craig — August 26, 2016 @ 8:19 am

  • Hi Adam, (My wife is Dr Buckles sorry) I have just listened to this podcast and was so moved I thought I should leave you a comment – something I often think I should do when I listen to one of the many podcasts I enjoy but somehow never get round to doing. This was a great episode. I am not a big fan of Radiohead, I liked them a lot when I was younger but haven’t listened to anything they’ve done since ‘OK Computer’ but you’re chat with Johnny was so engaging it makes me want to seek out their more recent stuff. There was great chemistry it seems – the chat was just like a geezer and his mate. You have a gift Adam, this podcast made me laugh and think and feel so many times – I had to share my gratitude with you. You displayed once again (as in many previous episodes) your ability to be not just funny but thoughtful and it felt like as you went on, Johnny grew more and more relaxed and you got some good chatter out of him. Thanks, thanks a lot.

    If I might offer some advice/requests? Please keep up the jingles and mixes they are fantastic – though I did prefer the previous mix of ‘ramble chat’. Also please keep Rosie on the show and could she have a few more lines please? Keep up the chatter! As an aspiring ‘Podcaster’ myself I hold you as an example of how I would like to be. Please keep up the good work and the self-belief. (I realise now looking back at this that you have published several more podcasts so some of this is clearly irrelevant) Well I’m sure you are busy with all your projects so I’ll cease my ramblings here.

    Cheers Jon

    (Please feel free to post this comment on the blog, keep it secret or send it to digital hell to be burnt forever).

    Comment by Jonathan Buckley — September 21, 2016 @ 8:49 am

  • Hi Dr Buckles, Last summer I found your Adam & Joe dvd in a second hand shop whilst on holiday in the Norfolk Broads, it reminded me about how great you guys were when you were on television. So I decided to have a look to see what you were up to, now I’m hooked on your podcasts and they are so good. Great to hear some real honest conversation without all the showbiz spin being involved. Say hi to Rosie…..Love you Byeeee!

    Comment by Darren Stevens — November 9, 2016 @ 9:58 pm

  • Hi Adam, Motorway driving is now a pleasure and seems to fly by as I get lost in the podcast as though I’m sitting next to you and your guests. Keep up the fab work!

    Comment by Roscoe — November 12, 2016 @ 8:45 pm

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