In ten days time I'm doing a special programme with Simon Mayo and the BBC Philharmonic about movie music - a sort of celluloid juke box. I agreed to play the harmonica in a section about Midnight Cowboy - but have I made a terrible mistake?

You can download the Film Music Roundtable with Mark Kermode, Simon Mayo, Paloma Faith, Andrew Collins, Robert Zeigler and Richard Wigley as a bonus Kermode & Mayo podcast. You'll be able to watch the programme with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra on the 5 live website from 2pm on Friday 10 June.


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  • Comment number 25. Posted by Henry McGeough

    on 6 Jun 2011 22:28

    Play all the wrong notes on your ordinary harmonica... or just tell them you can't play it

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  • Comment number 24. Posted by brian t

    on 3 Jun 2011 12:51

    When I posted my earlier comment, I did it on a browser that didn't display the video, so I didn't know that Mark was already aware of the need for a Chromatic harmonica. So it's good to see he was ahead of me ... just!

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  • Comment number 23. Posted by babyfacemichael

    on 3 Jun 2011 05:50

    mmmwwaarrr hhaaarrrrr !!

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  • Comment number 22. Posted by King Kwon

    on 2 Jun 2011 17:59

    this has nothing to do with your video but thought you would enjoy it

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGb8pMIeY6w

    good luck with the performance :S

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  • Comment number 21. Posted by Robskee

    on 2 Jun 2011 13:23

    Perhaps you could use your regular harmonica and just bend the notes, blues harp style. You'd still be missing some though.

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  • Comment number 20. Posted by joe90andabit

    on 2 Jun 2011 10:13

    Maybe get some pointers from Toots?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eu0hO3BpFpg

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  • Comment number 19. Posted by Carole Crawford

    on 2 Jun 2011 03:20

    May I add my encouragement along with everyone else for Friday 10 June.

    You'll do wonderfully. With your undoubted knowledge of a non-chromatic harmonica already, it shouldn't be too difficult for you to find your way through the piece of music.

    Thank you to @cybermyth for the recommendation to view the livestream from the Five Live homepage. I too just went to the usual Kermode/Mayo site and saw the empty studio. Now I know where to go, and yes, I've been told, many time ;-D.

    Looking forward to the program.

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  • Comment number 18. Posted by ELIJAH JOON author

    on 1 Jun 2011 22:02

    No doubt that The Kermode will do smashingly. Incidentally, having to learn the new instrument in a week before performing live in a promising event as this sounds ideal for a comedy. Someone should film Kermode for the next week including the actual performance. The footage would make for an entertaining documentary for the Kermode Uncut blog. Maybe then, Mark will win himself a Kermode Award for Best Docu(or Mocku)mentary.

    Just a suggestion and wishful thinking...

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  • Comment number 17. Posted by whitelined

    on 1 Jun 2011 21:47

    Mark,

    In relation to the excellent podcast extra, I think you were being a bit harsh on Forrest Gump, it was more than a collection of pop songs - I know it featured a lot of off the shelf music, but Alan Silvestri was deservedly nominated for his original score, which really set the tone for some key moments in the film, and, in my opinion, standout in their own right.

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  • Comment number 16. Posted by cybermyth

    on 1 Jun 2011 20:25

    somefellacalledlime
    On Friday to see the programme you had to use the link on the 5live homepage. If you used the link on the programme page you just got the empty studio.

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