Comments for en-gb 30 Mon 04 May 2015 09:48:28 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at whitehousemac I have a vast range of compilation cds which are rarely listened to. Only a few are charity discs and this section of the library is in need of enhancement. An Upshares Downshares CD would be the perfect addition to the 'rarely listened to'(charity) end of the shelf. Wed 27 Jan 2010 17:23:22 GMT+1 DoctorDolots 18. James Davison - that would kill it for me, have spent twenty years diving for the off switch when I heard the first notes of that. Wed 27 Jan 2010 13:30:32 GMT+1 DoctorDolots 20. Thanks for the link, I'm a fan of Chris Morris for years, but never seen that, how did I miss it?I'm off to burn a CD. Wed 27 Jan 2010 13:23:12 GMT+1 AmbassadorDelenn Electric Dragon (20), I thought I was the only one to remember Collaterly Sisters from The Day Today. But you're spot on. "And in summary, 3!" was one of my favourite lines.So farewell then, Upshares. You left with the send-off you deserved. Thanks to all involved with the theme tunes and Eddie, can we have a CD.... Please?!?!? Oh pleeeeeeease????? Wed 27 Jan 2010 10:52:49 GMT+1 Chris McCray Malcolm Henderson (post 33) makes a very good suggestion (imho) - the Upshares Variations are all quite short and distinctive and would be ideal as mobile ring tones. There are suppliers out there that can handle the audio files, and the payment system, if the BBC doesn't have the capabilities readily available in-house (the results of searching for "BBC Ringtones" on t'interweb suggests not). Wed 27 Jan 2010 10:30:04 GMT+1 DoctorDolots It would be handy to have them all together to download, take forever one at a time. I'll even put them all on CD if the Beeb can't get it together... 'we're looking at whether that's possible' of course it's possible, I'll even add Nils' medley and some pictures and sleeve notes, and, yes, a picture CD, how cool is that? Wed 27 Jan 2010 10:22:47 GMT+1 needsanewnickname disingenuously.[Corrects spelling irritably]Why won't the letters appear until much later than I type them and then all roll out in a great rush? Computer says 'slo-o-ow'. Tue 26 Jan 2010 22:22:37 GMT+1 needsanewnickname I'm just sooo impressed with PM knowing the recession was going to end today before even the Government did![Smiles disengenuously] Tue 26 Jan 2010 22:20:05 GMT+1 Chris Hogan This is just so good: a national treasure already! Can there be better radio anywhere? Tue 26 Jan 2010 22:00:50 GMT+1 Paul Bourne I really enjoyed the Upshares Downshares bit every evening. We will miss Nils AND the wonderful variety of of theme tunes. I can't wait to buy a copy. These people are so talented. Thanks everyone and keep up the great work (ps Eddie is bril). Tue 26 Jan 2010 19:22:30 GMT+1 Sindy What a medley - the coolest thing since ... cucumber. Tue 26 Jan 2010 19:19:15 GMT+1 Malcolm Henderson The medley of listner UD/DS tunes was excellent. There were some little gems in there. If copyright is not an issue, why not offer them as charity ring-tones for phones, with say a £5 charge, all proceeds to Hati? I would buy a tune. Tue 26 Jan 2010 19:12:51 GMT+1 The Stainless Steel Cat It was great, and it'll be missed (by some of us).Didn't Kathy Clugston do a version on her uke, or am I thinking of something else? Tue 26 Jan 2010 18:33:54 GMT+1 Moose Factory My business has taken a pummelling, I've sold all my own shares to keep afloat and I haven't had a holiday since David Cameron became leader of the Opposition...But the Upshares music has kept me going. Thank you all. Tue 26 Jan 2010 18:32:50 GMT+1 Fifi A seamless medley, very very clever. Well done Mr Brown, and well done all the contributors. Typical PM of course... and don't we love it! Tue 26 Jan 2010 18:06:17 GMT+1 needsanewnickname I loved the medley (on-air, for me). Thanks, Jonathan Brown and all who contributed.I only spotted annasee's lovely harp, but I'll go back for another listen.PS: who'd have thought the recession would have produced so much talent, wit and sheer fun? Tue 26 Jan 2010 18:05:31 GMT+1 Maartje Aah, it's so sad that Upshares is ending. I have really enjoyed listening to the different versions of the theme tune; I think there was only one I couldn't stand. I'm going to miss them! Tue 26 Jan 2010 17:59:46 GMT+1 Jonathan Morse Will it contain the 1970's Radio Times advert.Since you're making it availiable as a download, why not make it availiable pre-loaded onto a MP3 player. I saw an advert somewhere for an MP3 player with classical music preloaded, for people who don't understand these things, as I don't (I'm what they call an IT immigrant, not an IT native) with the software to download more. I understand CD's, not MP3 players, I'm thinking you might not be able to sell enough CD's to cover your costs, as CD's have high fixed costs compared to other systems like I imagine MP3 players are. And it might be a way of educating your listeners into understanding these things. We would get an MP3 player on which we could get music without having to work out the software, yet have the opportunity to download the stuff when we work out how to do.I'm thinking you might find it easier to get a business to supply MP3 players with the music preloaded at a lower cost per item than CD's that, at least when they first came out, had a high one off cost. Tue 26 Jan 2010 17:43:43 GMT+1 alanparker Stirring stuff - it almost bought a lump to my eye.Going to miss it. Tue 26 Jan 2010 17:33:08 GMT+1 Big Sister Lovely to hear Mr. Faris' version just now. Will be looking forward to the news of the CD - and when I've time, I'll be clicking on the link. Tue 26 Jan 2010 17:32:52 GMT+1 Stewart_M So banned version still banned? Tue 26 Jan 2010 17:15:00 GMT+1 Lady_Sue Yay! Annasee, Gossipmistress and Miss Pooh Bear's version is there! Tue 26 Jan 2010 17:04:45 GMT+1 ValeryP The medley is great, and if it's a taster of the cd then three cheers for everyone. In fact three cheers anyway! Tue 26 Jan 2010 17:04:09 GMT+1 davmcn BS 14, A Hyundai. Tue 26 Jan 2010 17:02:18 GMT+1 Electric Dragon That compilation of Nils sounded rather like Collaterly Sisters, businews reporter of The Day Today : Tue 26 Jan 2010 16:20:57 GMT+1 annasee I love that medley. Well done Jonathan Brown. Reminds me how many interesting versions there were, & some that I'd missed, including the Dr Who version. Brilliant. I really hope the BBC can produce the CD, as it will be a reminder of the mass-madness that gripped everyone who sent in versions of the piece, without any encouragement. I mean, really - why? Because somehow we couldn't resist it. No encouragement, no payment,no advice "Here's the address to send your version to" but still the renditions appeared. What wouldn't the government give to be able to motivate the general population that way! Tue 26 Jan 2010 16:16:20 GMT+1 James Davison And while you're at it, could you put on the old Radio 4 early morning theme tune - the medley of Rule Britannia, Danny Boy, Drunken Sailor etc....I still miss it. Tue 26 Jan 2010 16:11:42 GMT+1 GotToTheEnd Get ready to start playing htat tune again!Do you rmemeber when the 'recession started much earlier than we had thought'It was because, after all the shouting and the ballyhoo, that quarter's (Q2, 2008) growth was eventually revised from positive to negative (from PULS 0.6!!!)So play that tune when the final revisions come through. Call it the back catalogue.Then there's double dip, when recession comes back again! Tue 26 Jan 2010 15:50:19 GMT+1 elcej I vote for the orchestral version to be the next radio 4 UK Theme. It could be played each morning when radio 4 starts transmission.Eddie, could you speak to Mark Damazer about it? Tue 26 Jan 2010 14:04:47 GMT+1 Space_Alien greetings earthfood... here's my little version lucky for you it ended today it was so irritating we were going to invade... Tue 26 Jan 2010 13:53:38 GMT+1 Big Sister Do you drive a Bently? Or a Bentley? ;o) Tue 26 Jan 2010 13:50:18 GMT+1 eddiemair and indeed so was the medley Tue 26 Jan 2010 13:23:52 GMT+1 eddiemair 10: the medly was the fine work of Jonathan Brown. Tue 26 Jan 2010 13:23:23 GMT+1 GiulioNapolitani As the saying goes: never, in the field of musical endeavour, has so much time been wasted, by so many, on one tune. Tue 26 Jan 2010 13:20:42 GMT+1 GiulioNapolitani Cracking medley, by the way. Well done to whoever put that together, as well as the various performers of course. Tue 26 Jan 2010 13:16:42 GMT+1 patmartin I don't understand why it has to be the end of Nils and Upshares. Every advert for financial services on the telly tells us the value of shares goes up and down and will continue to do so. Anyway I just like the sound of Nils's voice. I never have the faintest idea what he's talking about. Tue 26 Jan 2010 13:02:06 GMT+1 Lady_Sue Bring back 'Recent Comments'. Tue 26 Jan 2010 12:47:47 GMT+1 funnyJoedunn Bring back upshares downshares now! Tue 26 Jan 2010 12:19:20 GMT+1 GiulioNapolitani If you listen really carefully, you can already hear it... Tue 26 Jan 2010 12:08:06 GMT+1 GiulioNapolitani I'm guessing it's going to be the full Queen/Freddie (Eddie?) Mercury anthem version tonight, complete with full vocal chorus and twiddly guitar solo. I shall look forward to seeing the photos of Eddie and Nils in their glam rock gear. Tue 26 Jan 2010 12:01:42 GMT+1 Big Sister Lovely, loony stuff. Except for Mr. Blythe, about whom I will say 'lovely, Clooney stuff'. ;o) Tue 26 Jan 2010 11:31:19 GMT+1 GiulioNapolitani So what will be the final theme version? Or will you be playing all the remaining versions at once? Tue 26 Jan 2010 11:23:23 GMT+1 Radiowonk I've said it before but have no compunction in saying it again; too many people have put in too much work for the results of their efforts to be "lost" forever. The "Philharmonic" version must either be the "first" or the "last" track on the CD you are going to issue (you are, aren't you?) with proceeds going to charity. Failing that at least let us download it all; you can still charge for it!*Please*. Tue 26 Jan 2010 11:15:13 GMT+1 GiulioNapolitani ... and then two come along at once! Tue 26 Jan 2010 11:00:07 GMT+1