EP.77 - TIM KEY

Adam & British comedian/poet/actor Tim Key enjoy a rambly conversation as they look at some art in London’s Courtauld Gallery.

This episode was sponsored by ART FUND, the national fundraising charity for art. Find out more by visiting Artfund.org/BUXTON

My friends at Art Fund believe that art can make you see, think, and feel differently. I know, that’s what I thought, but they really mean it. Through the National Art Pass – their growing membership of 139,000 – Art Fund have helped more people see more art. Members enjoy free and reduced price entry to hundreds of museums, galleries, and historic places across the UK. Most importantly, funds raised through the pass help Art Fund to support innovative curators and museums.

TIM KEY TOUR DATES: https://www.timkey.co.uk/

Thanks to Seamus Murphy-Mitchel for production support.
Music and jingles by Adam Buxton

The Supermarket Confrontation jingle features bass from Dan Hawkins: https://www.onlinebassplayer.com/ and instruments from Soniccouture: http://www.soniccouture.com/en/

RELATED LINKS

‘DON QUIXOTE AND SANCHO PANZA’ by HONORÉ DAUMIER (1869 - 1872)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02tvn6d/p02tvm60

‘LA LOGE’ by PIERRE AUGUSTE RENOIR (1874)
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/3671758/Renoir-A-glorious-night-...

‘A BAR AT THE FOLIES-BERGÈRE’ by ÉDOUARD MANET (1882)
https://courtauld.ac.uk/gallery/collection/impressionism-post-impression...

‘THE FIRM’ DVD TRAILER
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhRZfbt2XQQ

‘ARSE SCRATCH’ TENNIS GIRL POSTER by MARTIN ELLIOT (1976)
https://www.ebay.co.uk/bhp/tennis-girl-poster

ANDY WARHOL ‘YES’ ’NO’ INTERVIEW (1964)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jr8NE7r1szU

‘QUEUE’ by ALEKSEI SUNDUKOV (1986)
http://en.rusmuseum.ru/collections/painting-of-the-second-half-of-the-xi...

WILLIAM WEGMAN - STOMACH SONG (1970)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bOym_kkvaE

WILLIAM WEGMAN - TWO DOGS AND BALL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxsypEOXpik&t=67s

WILLIAM WEGMAN - DEODORANT (1972)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrdnlPK9sUQ

‘YOUNG WOMAN POWDERING HERSELF’ by GEORGES SEURAT (1888 - 1890)
http://www.artandarchitecture.org.uk/images/gallery/6007ba8c.html

‘ESCAPING CRITICISM’ by PERE BORRELL DEL CASO (1874)
http://rijksmuseumamsterdam.blogspot.co.uk/2012/01/pere-borrell-del-caso...

TIM KEY DELVES INTO DANIIL KHARMS AND THAT’S ALL (2016)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b072n5xc

THE INCOMPLETE TIM KEY (AUDIOBOOK)
https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Arts-Entertainment/The-Incomplete-Tim-Key-A...

THE ONE AND ONLY HERB McGWYER PLAYS WALLIS ISLAND - TIM & TOM BASDEN EXCELLENT SHORT FILM (2007)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Z05-AcF8X0&list=RD2Z05-AcF8X0&t=95

And finally, here’s ‘CHARLYWOOD’
http://www.intro.charlywood.com/index.html

Comments

Submitted by: Leon Walker   1 month 3 weeks ago

I must ashamedly admit that I usually go for a person I know and love when choosing one of your podcasts and ignore the people I know nothing about. However, went for Tim Key today, a person about whom I know nothing, to soundtrack packing to move house.

What a joy! Real laughter always cracks me up and you too were bantering and making each other laugh in such an irresistible way. Great stuff Adam! Now, to check out all the other people I've missed out.

I've had the A&J stuff (Xfm and 6Music) on my pod for seven years or so and have gone through them about ten times over millions of dog walks and drives to work. I would never normally comment on a website but I want to express my thanks and love for your work. Knawwww :)

Submitted by: Lucy Farfort   2 months 8 hours ago

Wow! Is that you doing a Sleaford Mods impersonation Adam, or is that actually the Sleaford Mods?
If that's an impression it's absolutely spot on!

Submitted by: Gareth   2 months 3 weeks ago

Hello Adam, hope this reaches you, I'm not a Twitterer so I'm not sure how else to pass this pointless bit of silliness your way. I was watching an old Jools Holland the other day and did a double-take - I thought for a moment that you must have shaved off your beard and done a slightly tongue-in-cheek impersonation of a serious looking keyboard player: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEmd-GycGww. Aaanyway, hope all is well and as always thank you for your podcast - I haven't listened to Ep 77 yet, I'm saving it like a fine wine! Cheers, Gareth.

Submitted by: Hannah O'Connor   2 months 3 weeks ago

Just wanted to say that I thought this podcast was fabulous. Love all of them, but as a fine art graduate and now working in the arts especially loved the format of this one.

Would be great to have some more podcasts from other galleries discussing the art in them...? Great way to find out about new artworks, as I did in this podcast.

Also, never thought Rosie was a whippet/poodle cross. I always imagined she was a border collie for some reason...

And great use of that iconic Warhol interview.

Submitted by: Elliot Sawers   3 months 2 days ago

Hi Adam,
I've never commented online about anything, but I really love your podcasts (and all your other work), so I thought it would be nice to let you know.
Take it easy,
Elliot

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