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Archives for August 2009

SONG WARS THEME SUGGESTIONS

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James Stirling (6 Music) James Stirling (6 Music) | 17:41 UK time, Sunday, 30 August 2009

Blog squadron, we need your help. Song Wars is long overdue an outing, so with that in mind, perhaps you could suggest a theme for Adam and Joe to tackle? We're after ideas for a theme or lyrics, or a musical style - the more instructions the better really. Themes to avoid - asking them to write songs about each other and anything that uses the music or lyrics from a real song. Thanks for your help and watch this space to see if we take on any of your ideas.

LAST CHANCE FOR SONG WARS CLASSICS

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James Stirling (6 Music) James Stirling (6 Music) | 12:00 UK time, Saturday, 22 August 2009

Phew - we're nearly there. The final week of Classic Song Wars allows the boys the luxury of picking their wild card tunes - those that defied categorising or were simply too powerful to be constrained by the format of Song Wars. As ever, the podcast has the tears of laughter and joy stories behind the making of these magical musical moments. And who wouldn't want to know how songs about flu and stumbling on the radio came about? Plus as a bonus there's a previously unreleased track from Dr Buckles as radio pirates meet the cuddly vermin in Ratatouille.

 

The Um And Er Song - Joe Cornish

 

Flu - Adam Buxton

 

Ratatouille - Adam Buxton

 

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TEXT THE NATION - YOUR ADAM AND JOE SHOW NEEDS YOU!

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James Stirling (6 Music) James Stirling (6 Music) | 11:36 UK time, Friday, 21 August 2009

On 29th August, Adam and Joe will be storming the Big British Castle, reporting for regular radio and podcast duties. Inevitably, the world's favourite feature* is set to return, so consider this a call to arms for Text The Nation. What's been happening to you over the summer? Any embarrassing/funny/odd situations you'd like to share? Previous topics have included disgusting personal habits, ways you make mundane tasks more enjoyable and who could forget song lyrics you personalise (remember Bon Jovi's You Give Cats a Bad Name?).

 

Why not post your Text The Nation subject suggestions on the comments section below? You never know, we may use one on their first show back!

 

* Scientifically proven to be the most popular radio feature of all time**

** It isn't

THE REAL STEPHEN! UNVEILED

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Adam Buxton Adam Buxton | 13:58 UK time, Monday, 17 August 2009

Here's a photo of the real Stephen! (the bearded man, not the blonde lady), Steve Curran, whose friends made their own Stephen t-shirts to surprise him at the pub one day.

 

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READ ALL ABOUT IT!

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James Stirling (6 Music) James Stirling (6 Music) | 12:00 UK time, Saturday, 15 August 2009

The penultimate Songs Wars Classics focuses on the Pink Tops. There are many weekly and monthly magazines that focus on fashion, celebrities and reader stories - so the fact that we used Grazia for inspiration was just the luck of the draw. The tough rules of Song Wars stated the lyrical content had to come directly from the current issue of said magazine. Get the podcast to see which songs triumphed and if you agree!

 

This Week In Grazia - Joe Cornish

 

Too Beautiful For A Cranky Old Bag Like Me - Adam Buxton

 

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PIRATES OF THE AIRWAVES

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James Stirling (6 Music) James Stirling (6 Music) | 09:15 UK time, Sunday, 9 August 2009

With the illegal downloading of films and music such a hot topic, Song Wars turned its attention to anti -piracy songs. Here for free and to keep are the two tracks that battled it out on the show last year. Find out which one won the listener vote via the Adam & Joe podcast available right now.

 

Cautionary Song About Illegal Downloading - Joe Cornish

 

Piracy Song - Adam Buxton

 

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BOND IS BACK!

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James Stirling (6 Music) James Stirling (6 Music) | 12:00 UK time, Saturday, 1 August 2009

When the Quantum of Solace was released in October 2008, guess who was first off the blocks with a theme tune? Why the Bond team overlooked these songs to open and close the film is beyond me. Download the tracks to see if you agree. We can always dream of a Buxton/Cornish composition for the next instalment...

 

Sontum Of Quolace - Joe Cornish

 

Quantum Of Solace - Adam Buxton

 

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