Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml en-gb 30 Sat 25 Apr 2015 01:53:57 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml Peter Brine http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=99#comment165 Would definitely buy at least one, probably more for my musical friends. Tue 02 Feb 2010 09:38:06 GMT+1 nikki noodle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=98#comment164 is that the phone? Mon 01 Feb 2010 14:07:10 GMT+1 nikki noodle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=98#comment163 I hope all the above posters have found your link to ALL these tracks on the PM webpage:www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/pm/upshares/?page=6#playtrack59 Sun 31 Jan 2010 22:33:03 GMT+1 DoggieScott http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=97#comment162 I'd happily buy the CD. I've thoroughly enjoyed the whole "Upshares Downshares" thing from its inception and have been amazed and amused by the many variations on the theme. The best thing is that PM hasn't flogged the thing to death and has wisely let it go out on a high. Other program producers take note please... Sun 31 Jan 2010 16:26:17 GMT+1 CG http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=96#comment161 I would gladly buy this CD - just so long as the money went to the Eddie Mair Early Retirement Fund. Sat 30 Jan 2010 10:23:45 GMT+1 Stormviggers http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=96#comment160 Yes yes yes pleeeease! Upshares has been a real oasis of joy and interest in these troubled times, and to enable it to live on for a good cause would seem just and fitting. With many thanks to Nils and all the theme contributors. Let all this be not forgotten. Love, Storm. Fri 29 Jan 2010 22:38:55 GMT+1 kullervo http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=95#comment159 Some of them were very good indeed. Others the opposite. But I expect everyone will have a differant idea about into which category each piece will fall, so we'd better have the lot. Will we get all of the tracks all the way through? Or just the length they were on the programme? Thu 28 Jan 2010 12:49:28 GMT+1 Malcolm Rutter http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=95#comment158 I would certainly buy an Upshares Theme CD. In playing this game with us, the BBC has run a very popular competition in music composition and arrangement, giving a select few entries a nationwide audience.I would never play the whole CD at once, just as I would never plough through a volume of poetry at one sitting - that just isn't what it's for! Nevertheless, I would revisit and treasure each of these individual, individualistic musical poems.I was a little worried when the Upshares theme attracted such adverse criticism in Feedback a while ago. I'm delighted that the game continued notwithstanding and I regret that it's finally over now. Every day I looked forward to the latest version.Regards - m. Tue 26 Jan 2010 20:58:59 GMT+1 mes http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=94#comment157 No. What started as a gimic wnet on far too long. Like the recession I willl not miss it. Tue 26 Jan 2010 18:06:07 GMT+1 Dot Crookenden http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=93#comment156 Listening to all the wonderful varieties of the theme every evening really made me smile. The ingenuity and creativity of your listenings is thrilling and inspiring. Yes, I would buy a copy for charity.Dot Tue 26 Jan 2010 17:15:24 GMT+1 JOHN HARRINGTON http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=93#comment155 Would definitely buy the CD. This musical slot has been great entertainment. Perhaps you could consider gradually extending the time alloted to creative listener contributions and getting rid of the news? Tue 26 Jan 2010 16:10:14 GMT+1 debruff http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=92#comment154 Oh yes please Eddie ! I'll buy two copies and with one of them I'll be able to make my eighty eight year old Mother ecstatic ! Mon 25 Jan 2010 19:23:06 GMT+1 battybern http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=92#comment153 At last this time wasting annoying item is goingLet's hope that the editorial team use this opportunity to recall that this is suppose to be a news and comment program perhaps if they really want to get into the "music" business why not move to radio 1 or maybe the X Factor and see how well it goes down in the face of competition. Mon 25 Jan 2010 18:04:55 GMT+1 nhsnumber http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=91#comment152 Yes, I would but I agree that Nils should have to sign it. I will miss him. There is going to be a void where the slot usually is and I must admit to looking forward to seeing whether or not I like the music that accompanies him!! Mon 25 Jan 2010 17:51:57 GMT+1 UpsanDowns http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=90#comment151 Yes, I probably would, even though I'd probably only play it once :)The deciding factor would be the charity to which the proceeds would be given. Perhaps "Bank-Aid" - 'providing succour, support, and soup kitchens to all those impoverished financial-types now devoid of (or with a severely curtailed) their bonuses' is one I wouldn't be keen to support, but other than that... Yes go for it! Mon 25 Jan 2010 12:41:43 GMT+1 Pat http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=90#comment150 Yes, definitely. Probably like many others it has been part of my drive home from work each night and has made me laugh during a difficult period in my life. I felt quite sad to hear it was ending, a bit like coming to the end of good book. A CD would preserve those memories and make a good souvenir, and if it's for charity then why on earth not? Sun 24 Jan 2010 23:12:41 GMT+1 P J DUNN http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=89#comment149 Yep great idea as long as the one by Sputnik Weazel is on the cd - best one Ive heard so far Sun 24 Jan 2010 19:15:23 GMT+1 P J DUNN http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=89#comment148 Sun 24 Jan 2010 19:14:32 GMT+1 Bedsit Driver http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=88#comment147 Yes,yes, a thousand times yes! Sun 24 Jan 2010 13:26:58 GMT+1 pmmolly http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=87#comment146 Andrew Bennett (141)Don't be 'saddenned' by such a trivial matter. Direct your sympathies to a more worthy cause, please ! I honestly don't meaan to be rude but... anyway..Yes. I would buy the CD, (although I would never, ever play the thing - perish the thought!) I do believe in supportig charity donating where possible but the thought of listening to 70 versions of the same tune- does my head in, as they say! Now - a close harmony, barber's shop wersion, with certain instrumentala included , of the Froggers Anthem - I'd buy and listen to that ...I don't seem to have time to listen to the music I like so I'm afraid I'd just be contributing yet more unnecesary waste. Another issue... Nils going? Missed that. What a shame- such an upbeat delivery . If that's the terminology...Phew! What I should have just said wss 'Yes'... Sun 24 Jan 2010 09:16:13 GMT+1 Redheylin http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=87#comment145 They haven't said if they are going to do it yet..... Sun 24 Jan 2010 00:03:27 GMT+1 Redheylin http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=86#comment144 Annasee, it was I. I think your idea goes well with Nikki Noodle's mp3 oriented plan, but I was trying to think of added value for the CD route. Sun 24 Jan 2010 00:02:49 GMT+1 annasee http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=86#comment143 Somebody mentioned supplying booklet notes about all the different versions played. I wonder if a website link might be better for that. Then you could feature on the website some background from each contributor who wanted to explain about their arrangement, or the instruments used. Otherwise, I think trying to include that in a booklet included with the CD might be a bit bulky and push costs up. Sat 23 Jan 2010 23:56:06 GMT+1 jonah125 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=85#comment142 Yes please. The chance to hear snippets of other peoples efforts at playing or singing has been splendid. Sat 23 Jan 2010 18:24:44 GMT+1 travisthelizard http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=84#comment141 I WOULD buy this for charity!!!! Please DO make it!!!! Sat 23 Jan 2010 18:17:36 GMT+1 Andrew Bennett http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=84#comment140 Yes, I would buy it and not just because it is for Charity. I have been saddened by the negative comments made about it. The contributions made in so many styles and genres over the last few months represent a fascinating body of work from a purely musical perspective. You could think of it as a massive set of theme and variations. It must be a valuable tool for showing music students how varied a tune can become with subtle changes of speed, rhythm, instrumentsl combination and mood. It is also a way of thanking all those clever people who took the effort to create their own version in so many transformations! Thanks for such an entertaining idea. The up shares down shares slot will not be the same when the music stops! Sat 23 Jan 2010 16:03:13 GMT+1 Katushka http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=83#comment139 I would buy a copy of the Upshares Downshares CD if it was for charity. It has been interesting listening to all the different musical styles submitted and played on the programme.Anything that gets and holds attention these days is not a bad thing. Sat 23 Jan 2010 15:51:52 GMT+1 bellybuttonfluff http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=83#comment138 YES PLEASE!!I have only heard about half of the contributions, and would love to listen to the rest of them. (So long as Nils hasn't played it on a Kazoo, if so count me out :o) Sat 23 Jan 2010 12:10:38 GMT+1 annasee http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=82#comment137 TIH - Yes! I knew if I went on & on & on you'd give in eventually. And you'll take a cup of tea while you're there, won't you? ;-) Sat 23 Jan 2010 11:05:23 GMT+1 worried http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=81#comment136 I would buy it even though i dont like all versions. All contributors have talent, talentless people can only listen in wonder (and possibly envy) at others prowess. Sat 23 Jan 2010 10:05:00 GMT+1 bhwh http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=81#comment135 Yes - I would definately buy a copy (if not a few). The main reason being that this would make a fantastic teaching resource: theme and variations, instruments, styles and genres etc. As has already been mentioned, mp3 downloads would be better. Also to make the project more commercially viable the recordings would need to be supplemented with some commentary of some sort. Sat 23 Jan 2010 09:37:38 GMT+1 Chris Britten http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=80#comment134 I would - especially the version by Sputnik Weazel - it's great! Sat 23 Jan 2010 09:26:32 GMT+1 Redheylin http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=80#comment133 Cos, you see, those two boys - they say their home life was chaotic, and I have seen how that makes kids crazy. On the other hand, too much discipline makes them a different kind of crazy. But music and dance is kind of in-between and makes you a third kind of crazy which is actually pretty harmless. It's sort of like Freud, except he was just on about sex and I was saying I think it's music and dance and swimming and climbing trees too. Could be wrong of course. Sat 23 Jan 2010 02:15:14 GMT+1 Redheylin http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=79#comment132 The important bit is that making music matters, it's one of them human rights and needs, and stops kids from doing horrible things to each other, growing up to be politicians, sticking pins in their eyes and other unfortunacies. Sat 23 Jan 2010 02:08:34 GMT+1 Redheylin http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=78#comment131 132. Fraid not, Horse. This Great Existence, in its infinite and effulgent omniscience, made me daft and it not for me to mess with that, since only clever people do that, and even them it always ends up making them look daft too. Which is the only reason I can fit in. Sorry, hope you understand. Sat 23 Jan 2010 02:04:53 GMT+1 The Intermittent Horse http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=78#comment130 redheylin (lots)- Any chance that you could re-write some of that in some intelligent way?annasee - Oh, what the heck! I know that you are right. The people who contributed did indeed do so in a spirit of fun. And with talent. In spite of my hating the Upshares/Downshares slot but because I admired the inventive musicality, I'll buy the darn CD. Sat 23 Jan 2010 00:28:45 GMT+1 Redheylin http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=77#comment129 LydiaRougon and Annasee: Your comments also make me think just maybe that value could be added to this release by adding notes explaining key points of all the given styles, thus providing a handy educational resource. Fri 22 Jan 2010 23:55:14 GMT+1 Redheylin http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=77#comment128 (Further to above) The BOYS?? tsk, tsk. Fri 22 Jan 2010 23:20:20 GMT+1 Redheylin http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=76#comment127 118. "the £600 is "from walking through the door to the finished product". Perhaps a bargain, after all?! The boys get all the facilities of a recording studio and technical support, but if they are not very good..."If they are not very good....if the studio engineer does not like that kind of music but obviously wants the work in any case? It's much better to go through someone who has some sway with the studios and knows who is good for what. The Beatles' "Twist and Shout" and The Animals' "House of the Rising Sun" are famous live first takes - it helps if you just did 50 concerts, of course - but you still need an expert engineer to set you up, and that could cost £600 by itself for a "name" engineer. Likewise £600 is cheap for mastering an album (and there's no way around that for the BBC's prospective release) if you want the best. So, if the engineer thinks you're great, knows your manager, you're at the top of your game with a set of finished tunes, it's great. You could get the gear and do it yourself for not much more, but it'd take a while to learn how! And if you're working live it will be easy to unload CDs by the 100. Othewise, burn fivers.127 "Some of us were talentless professionals". Tee-hee. You write: "All the rest (the pins, the cutting off own arms etc) is surely masochism?" - we may have hit on a way to diagnose certain psychological traits. (Smells money) Still, what I have been meaning to suggest is that art, particularly performance art, is an important part of our world, its current neglect is a matter of "current affairs" and, in my opinion, (like tree-climbing and swimming) is an indispensible part of healthy development that, if recognised as such, would do more for "the society Thatcher broke" than any politician, or homeopath for that matter. (ask Venezualans) Fri 22 Jan 2010 23:16:52 GMT+1 annasee http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=75#comment126 Now be fair, 2ndcornets. Not all of us were "talentless amateur musicians". Some of us were talentless professionals. And the BBC Phil are certainly not amateurs. I think the people who contributed did so in a spirit of fun, and their efforts show that so-called "classical" music can be manipulated, transformed, re-shaped, yea even until its own mother wouldn't recognise it, yet still retain the essence of the original piece. Rather like a homeopathic remedy, apparently! (Sorry, I almost wandered onto the wrong thread there for a moment.) Fri 22 Jan 2010 21:32:28 GMT+1 lydiarougon http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=75#comment125 as a 16 year old music student i think it would be a delightful idea as it is a chance to own some of pms history. I think many of my peers would buy it for charity and it should also be thought of as a way for music classes to understand how music can be manipulated and variated Fri 22 Jan 2010 20:43:02 GMT+1 lydiarougon http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=74#comment124 As a sixteen year old, i feel that i can speak for quite a few of my peers in that we would be delighted to have a chance to help charity and to own such a delightfful set of variations. I am a keen musician and i think that this cd, if it is made, should not be underestimated as a useful way of showing different musical techniques. Fri 22 Jan 2010 20:39:34 GMT+1 Guy_S http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=74#comment123 Yes I would buy it...maybe i could listen to it while that lady cuts off her own head...or maybe, I could cut off her head whilst listening to it & kill two birds with one stone... Fri 22 Jan 2010 20:13:33 GMT+1 TheLlaw http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=73#comment122 I would love to support the many inovative submissions, as a musician myself I can appreciate the time and effort that went into these. Make it a worth while charity and I can see a new number one comming up Fri 22 Jan 2010 20:13:07 GMT+1 2ndcornets http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=72#comment121 Definitely not. I detest this ghastly intrusion in to what is supposed to be a current affairs programme. Its bad enough that a load of talentless amateur "musicians" have been encouraged to ape a tune that was rubbish in the first place. Please dont release a CD, and PLEASE stop mis-using the PM Business News segment as a contribution to Radio 4's target towards New Labour's dumbing down agenda. Fri 22 Jan 2010 19:52:52 GMT+1 SMH http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=72#comment120 These variants have made a 50 mile M11 commute bearable for a brief while every day. Bring on the CD and I can listen for 100 miles! Fri 22 Jan 2010 19:34:32 GMT+1 fourshedz http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=71#comment119 I have thoroughly enjoyed hearing what imaginative ideas different people have had with this tune, so, yes, I would buy the CD Fri 22 Jan 2010 19:32:13 GMT+1 annasee http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=71#comment118 I liked your comment Eddie about the amount of self-mutilation proposed by the non-CD buyers. I mean, a simple "No thanks" would probably suffice. All the rest (the pins, the cutting off own arms etc) is surely masochism? I just think the whole proposal is quirky and off-the-wall, so surely we should support it to keep British eccentricity alive? I might even listen to the CD (as opposed to sending it to my mother, the usual fate of stuff I'm in but have no wish to ever hear again...) Fri 22 Jan 2010 19:18:02 GMT+1 Cossackgirl http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=70#comment117 48. RedheylinYou are absolutely right, the £600 is "from walking through the door to the finished product". Perhaps a bargain, after all?! The boys get all the facilities of a recording studio and technical support, but if they are not very good... I thought about putting that in my post above but didn't want to make it even longer. Thank you for your input.58. Lady SueHi there! I have been reading about your weather woes with mounting concern, so glad it's over, will be in touch very soon.79. Anne PThank you for your correction: I rushed to post in response to the PM invite and couldn't lay my hands on the correct identifier in time. I did remember the lovely sound and the picture of the trio (now it all comes back to me). So yes, if ANNASEE puts out a CD of her performances I would buy it pronto and the proceeds do not have to go to charity! I make hundreds of pounds for Macmillan Cancer Support every year by lecturing. Music I buy for pleasure. Currently listening to Muse. Fri 22 Jan 2010 19:13:13 GMT+1 brian bell http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=69#comment116 Please don't even think of doing it. I have to change channels when those vile little tunes come on. Its bad enough having endured this self indulgence without publishing it for posterity. Worthy cause obvioulsy, but please, no.... Fri 22 Jan 2010 19:02:53 GMT+1 Redheylin http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=69#comment115 How about a Facebook campaign to top the album charts at Christmas? Fri 22 Jan 2010 18:44:40 GMT+1 Carole http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=68#comment114 It made me smile every day - my cheque book is ready Fri 22 Jan 2010 18:28:54 GMT+1 smollett http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=68#comment113 Yes, definitely. I like annasee's ideas too. Fri 22 Jan 2010 18:20:52 GMT+1 Mooseblaster http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=67#comment112 Absolutely YES. Had been hoping that this may be proposed for some time. Would even buy several to make up for those tight mental shoe wearing types who seem to be less keen. Fri 22 Jan 2010 18:19:24 GMT+1 UncleDance http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=66#comment111 I was hoping you'd release them as mp3's but the CD's an even better idea (better audio quality). I'd love a copy, I've been daily impressed by the creativity at large but wondered if it was a sign of the credit crunch leaving too many professional producers with nothing to do... Fri 22 Jan 2010 18:18:35 GMT+1 P J DUNN http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=66#comment110 Would definitely buy Upshares Downshares charity CD not only for the good cause but cos I heard a brilliant piece of music by a Nik Bizzell-Browning the other day. Absolutely excellent! Fri 22 Jan 2010 18:07:34 GMT+1 JazzyB123 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=65#comment109 Pleaes stop doing the theme. It's too awful..I feel embarrassed for you. So, no, I would not buy it. Put it all on a cd and bin it. Thankyou. Fri 22 Jan 2010 18:07:03 GMT+1 Mark Iliff http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=65#comment108 I'd buy it as a download. CDs are so last century.µ Fri 22 Jan 2010 18:00:57 GMT+1 EmmaB http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=64#comment107 Definitely. Here in Mexico I your show is a 'must hear' and I've enjoyed all the variations on a theme - good and bad. I've never bought a charity CD in my life, as most have been rather nauseating and self-promoting for the participants, but would certainly buy this one for the sheer fun and innocence of it. . . not to mention the additional malevolent delight I would get from thumbing my nose at the inevitable pompous detractors who are surely missing the point. Fri 22 Jan 2010 17:58:50 GMT+1 Hugh Mosby-Joaquin http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=63#comment106 Yes, I would buy it, if the profits were for charity. A truly surreal CD it will be, given that it's possibly the most non-commercial recording of the decade. And thus all the more surreal if it becomes a best-seller, and goes to the top of the charts. A bit of a nightmare for the PRS, though, unless all royalties are, as we hope, waived.... Fri 22 Jan 2010 17:43:58 GMT+1 S Williamson http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=63#comment105 Er - no. Fri 22 Jan 2010 17:41:34 GMT+1 chanvre http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=62#comment104 I would have no hesitation in buying the CD - bring it on! Fri 22 Jan 2010 17:36:08 GMT+1 Foofoo Sailor http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=62#comment103 Why does it have to end? Surely Upshares Downshares sould be a regular feature with endless contributions from our amazingly talented and creative musicians. Just keep it going - forever! (Then I might buy a compilation) Fri 22 Jan 2010 17:24:44 GMT+1 Taggingalong http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=61#comment102 I would rather have pins stuck in my eyes.Adults give to charity without inducement. And I'm so glad that Uphsares and the asinine music will be stopping that I shall be making a further direct donation to the DEC in sincere thanks. Fri 22 Jan 2010 17:21:13 GMT+1 pjhliners http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=60#comment101 Yes, I would certainly buy this CD - bring it on! Fri 22 Jan 2010 17:19:25 GMT+1 davmcn http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=60#comment100 No. Fri 22 Jan 2010 16:46:36 GMT+1 ontheedge http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=59#comment99 I've been searching for these recordings online for ages because some of them are very clever and others are hilarious. A cd would be a great idea. Count me in. Fri 22 Jan 2010 16:35:22 GMT+1 CJB_1 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=59#comment98 Great idea. Haiti would be an appropriate cause. You could ask a banker (or bank) if they would pledge a x10 donation (or 2 minutes wages) of profit made from CD. Fri 22 Jan 2010 16:00:57 GMT+1 Paul Langston http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=58#comment97 I think it seems like a great idea, its all about being creative,so CD,money for charity - sounds good to me,where do I pay Fri 22 Jan 2010 14:31:37 GMT+1 Anna Daley http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=57#comment96 No, all that stuff is boring, irritating and unimportant. Please stop. Fri 22 Jan 2010 14:28:44 GMT+1 funnyJoedunn http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=57#comment95 Forgot ;-) Fri 22 Jan 2010 14:26:46 GMT+1 funnyJoedunn http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=56#comment94 Annasee (93)your whole post...Yeas...said like Jeremy paxo. Fri 22 Jan 2010 14:25:40 GMT+1 JohnGammon http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=56#comment93 Yes, I'd definitely buy it for charity. I think this been a remarkable (unplanned) musical project showing the talent and diversity among British musicians today, and I'm only sorry that the BBC hasn't publicised it elsewhere a bit more. It'd probably turn out to be the kind of unusual album that you'd listen to in sections, rather like an excellent various artists CD I have at home of many tracks each lasting no more than a minute. It'd be good if Alexander Faris's TV version was there at the beginning and maybe his new recording at the end. If you don't decide to do it, could the tracks be put on the website for a while - I'd love to be able to play them for friends and catch up on the ones I missed. Fri 22 Jan 2010 14:20:30 GMT+1 annasee http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=55#comment92 Interesting set of opinions here! I was thinking about the total "concept" of the CD - perhaps it would be more collectable (and therefore desirable to purchase) if it had a little booklet including, for instance a brief precis by Eddie of the whole growth of the financial slot dealing with shares, as the recession deepened. Then the choice of a "theme tune" and the spontaneous development of the listeners' contributions. A photo of Mr Faris, and his role as composer of the original, as well as the later recording with the BBC Phil.You could fill a couple of pages with tiny (and I mean tiny )photos of some of the contributors - some sort of artistic collage perhaps - for some reason I'm thinking of a downwards spiral, like water going down the plughole - a metaphor for the economy? Naturally a photo of Eddie & Nils in the studio discussing shares must be included too.You could give it some sort of really budget-looking cover - perhaps ripped brown paper with black stencilled letters, or something really cheap-looking - even old newspaper (I suppose the Financial times would be appropriate)and market it as a souvenir of the recession. Tacky, but show me something in marketing that isn't? ;-) Fri 22 Jan 2010 13:48:50 GMT+1 funnyJoedunn http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=54#comment91 Perhaps Peston singing just like he speaks! Fri 22 Jan 2010 13:43:15 GMT+1 funnyJoedunn http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=54#comment90 Big Sis (89) Interspersed with Robert Peston's agonizing pauses and word drooling gear changes. I know I shouldn't but would make some laugh.Wait a minute, I though I said I wouldn't buy one? But that dosen't stop the others from buying it. Fri 22 Jan 2010 13:41:58 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=53#comment89 Sorry, for outcuts, read out takes. Fri 22 Jan 2010 13:29:28 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=53#comment88 Fifi, I think it could simply be interspersed with outcuts from Robert Peston, who has, after all, been the Cassandra of the credit crisis and has provided listeners (and viewers) with hours of harmless fun. Fri 22 Jan 2010 13:25:03 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=52#comment87 I agree it's going to need other material to stop it being relentlessly tedious. How about :1. More of Sandy Faris's music (and how lovely he's donating the royalties!)2. Paddy getting the giggles3. Clare getting the giggles4. The froggers' song5. A very drunken froggers' version of Upshares, likely to arise in a weekend or two's time in a seaside resort far, far away...;o) Fri 22 Jan 2010 13:14:35 GMT+1 The Intermittent Horse http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=51#comment86 Val - Of course there was a place for a financial thread. It just didn't need to be introduced in the way it was. Like the stupid hysterical graphics used by the BBC on their TV news bullitens, with large red downward plunging arrows indicating falling shares, it went beyond highlighting and reporting on the difficulties in the banks and economy. I think it almost celebrated the problems. Fri 22 Jan 2010 13:10:08 GMT+1 cr0we http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=51#comment85 I'd buy the CD and I'd like to think that at least some of the money would be given to the poor bankers who might have their bonusses reduced this year. I'd hate to think that even one Maserati might have to be re-possesed due to a missed payment Fri 22 Jan 2010 12:48:09 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=50#comment84 ValP, have you got any oats to spare? Perhaps the Horse needs a bucketful - Oh no, that'll only make him more lively. Perhaps some of your camomile tea? Fri 22 Jan 2010 12:43:31 GMT+1 ValeryP http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=50#comment83 Grumpy Horse! So did you feel there wasn't a natural place for a "financial thread" on the PM programme then? Fri 22 Jan 2010 12:40:39 GMT+1 Les Bate http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=49#comment82 Hi EricYes I would bite your hand off to buy an Upshares CD, especially if I wasallowed to put my own version on there as well. :)Alternatively, why not set up a BBC website to allow people to uploadtheir own versions, to pay a small fee to do so, (the proceeds of which go to Children in Need) and then at some point, the public vote on the best version and the winner gets a prize; The top dozen or so versions as voted for by the public on the PM site go on the CD and the performer of the one with the smallest number of votes gets to meet Gordon Brown! :)Wadya think Eric?Best RegardsLes :) Fri 22 Jan 2010 12:09:14 GMT+1 The Intermittent Horse http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=48#comment81 Sid - No, I'm pretty sure it was Annasee. Fri 22 Jan 2010 11:19:57 GMT+1 Sindy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=48#comment80 Is it The Vicar of Bray? Fri 22 Jan 2010 11:15:58 GMT+1 The Intermittent Horse http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=47#comment79 Big Sister (74) - It's a matter of principle. "Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others."I've finally heard Annasee's contribution (shamefully curtailed on PM!) all the way through. Can anybody confirm the 'hidden tune' in it? Fri 22 Jan 2010 11:01:13 GMT+1 Anne P http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=46#comment78 The perils of reading up from the bottom of a thread, I see that several people suggested interspersing the music with other stuff. And Cossackgirl, not me (sadly don't play anything), it was annasee, gossipmistress and the youngest frogger Miss Pooh Bear who were short changed :-) Fri 22 Jan 2010 10:30:18 GMT+1 SallyPrue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=46#comment77 Yes, I'd love to buy a CD. The Upshares themes have been a source of fascination and great joy.Hurray for ingenuity and diversity, say I.The variations would be useful in my work as a piano teacher, too. Fri 22 Jan 2010 09:40:39 GMT+1 Anne P http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=45#comment76 FFred (72) I like the idea of breaking up the music like that. Fri 22 Jan 2010 09:36:36 GMT+1 Artytypes http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=45#comment75 I'd buy it, even if it wasn't for charity! Fri 22 Jan 2010 09:33:25 GMT+1 ManciniMagic http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=44#comment74 YES PLEASE - My wife received the box set of Upstairs Downstairs for Christmas and is mad about it but is still working when PM is on - I have to sing her the latest Upshares version each night so a CD would put the cats out of their misery Fri 22 Jan 2010 09:02:27 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=43#comment73 Horse, but you'd be buying the music, not the concept ..... Fri 22 Jan 2010 08:59:08 GMT+1 gossipmistress http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=43#comment72 Nicki Noodle (49) what a good idea! Fri 22 Jan 2010 08:22:00 GMT+1 Fearless Fred http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=42#comment71 Interesting to see how this has polarised folks. Can I just add my support to the CD being not just the music. How about Eddie, Nils, Carolin, Jo, and all the rest of the team introducing their favourite tracks, or relating some tale from behind the scenes that might raise a smile. That, interspersed throughout the CD would add to the fun of the CD :-) Fri 22 Jan 2010 07:18:46 GMT+1 Redheylin http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=42#comment70 (So they tell me) Fri 22 Jan 2010 02:04:10 GMT+1 Redheylin http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=41#comment69 Gosh, even in the 60s you could get a job in a dance band..... Fri 22 Jan 2010 02:02:56 GMT+1 Redheylin http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=40#comment68 Anyway, I wanted "Upshares" to be called "Kredit Krunchies". Got a jingle, if anyone..... no? Alright, be like that. Fri 22 Jan 2010 02:01:13 GMT+1 Redheylin http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=40#comment67 dbmuso (61) - I realise it's not your tune (!) but "mechanicals" are for "performers", not composers and the need to collect them allows access to the PRS and may help with publicity/CV, which some may value, some not. My idea was, that this much could be offered simply by awarding a .0001p royalty and that it might help some semi-pros and pros who participated. Goodness knows musicians need all the help they can get these days. Any days, unless you live in Vienna c. 1800. Which you probably don't, but on the other hand it's not exactly likely that all the great musicians "just happened" to be born at that time. What happened was they got respect - and paid. Just a thought (Don't want to repeat the Goosens horror, eh Annasee?) Fri 22 Jan 2010 01:57:59 GMT+1 The Intermittent Horse http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/upshares_downshares_would_you.shtml?page=39#comment66 Annasee - You will notice that I separate the music from the concept. I loved the variation/diversity of the music, but hated the whole idea of upshares/downshares. I think it did more harm than good, was a big mistake, and I will be happy to see the back of it. Fri 22 Jan 2010 00:18:30 GMT+1