The Christmas 2016 podcast features a few bits from the live shows I did with Joe at the BFI Southbank on December 15th 2016 and some other bits recorded the day after that show at Joe's office in London.
No proper gift exchanging this year, though I have been playing a lot with the empty Apple Mac box Joe gave me.
Instead Joe and I exchanged a couple of shameful meltdown stories, I told Joe about how doing silly accents can get you into some very embarrassing trouble, Joe read out a few egg corns that people submitted on my blog (thanks very much by the way to EVERYONE who submitted stuff for the live show) and Joe also shared a few film recommendations from 2016.
There's also a few olden nuggets in the form of Bobbles and The Queen, (both of whom should surely be congratulated for somehow managing to make it through 2016).
A few people asked if I was going to post all of the live shows in podcast form but much of those featured video and other things you really needed to be in the room to appreciate, so they wouldn't work as audio only podcasts.
It was a lot of fun doing the shows, despite my ongoing tenacious coughcold (NOT Man-Flu, and I find it offensively sexist to suggest as much) and I hope that when our calendars align, Joe and I may do more live shows along similar lines. After all, it'll be the 20th anniversary of something we did together for several years now. Then it'll be time to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 20th Anniversary show. Except this coughcold will have killed me long before then. Man-Flu indeed.
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We began our live show with a story about the man whose voice could be heard near the beginning of every episode of the Adam & Joe Show just before the theme music kicked in - Shooby Taylor. If you don't know about Shooby, then your life is about to get more enjoyable.
Here's the full version of the song we sampled, Shooby at the peak of his scat powers on Lift Every Voice And Sing. Someone has lovingly transcribed every one of Shooby's inspired scat phrases on that song HERE. And for other profiles of similarly eccentric musical talents like The Shaggs, Daniel Johnston, Harry Parch, and Florence Foster Jenkins, check out Irwin Chusid's excellent book Songs In The Key Of Z.
Mary Anne Hobbs will be on BBC6 Music on January 8th 2017 celebrating what would been Bowie's 70th birthday along with many others no doubt. On 7th January 2017 on BBC2 at 9pm you can see DAVID BOWIE - THE LAST FIVE YEARS by the same director who made the DAVID BOWIE - FIVE YEARS doc which was so great (and can be seen on Netflix I think). Here's a home made trailer for the new doc by superfan and brilliant archival 'reimagineer', Nacho.
GRIEFCAST WITH CARIAD LLOYD
Podcast in which actor/comedian Cariad Lloyd talks to comedians about their experiences of grief in various forms. A mixture of funny and sad. I talk to Cariad about losing my Pa in November 2015 in the first episode HERE.
JOE'S MOVIE 2016 PICKS
A few of the films Joe enjoyed in 2016 that he mentions on the podcast:
SON OF SAUL (2015, directed by László Nemes)
SING STREET (2016, directed by John Carney)
LITTLE MEN (2016, directed by Ira Sachs)
THINGS TO COME (2016, directed by Mia Hansen-Løve)
OUR LITTLE SISTER (2015, directed by Hirokazu Koreeda)
PATERSON (2016, directed by Jim Jarmusch)
WOLF AND SHEEP (2016, directed by Shahrbanoo Sadat)
THE CONJURING 2 (2016, directed by James Wan)
HACKSAW RIDGE (2016, directed by Mel Gibson) That's it for now. See you in 2017.