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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 5:56 pm    Post subject: Umberella ella ella Reply with quote

I can't remember who posted a message saying that Steve Wright said "Umbrella" was not a song you'd want to hear every day.
It must have been posted about 2 weeks ago and he's played it every day since then and must have been playing it every day for 2 weeks prior to that.
The only umbrella I'd like to see is a nice Bulgarian one jabbed sharply into a certain DJ's leg.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, it was me who posted that. Wrighty said it about 3 weeks ago and is indeed still playing it every sodding day.

But we must be wrong about it- it's Number 1 in the charts!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes ian and you can't get lower than number 1
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, even I was cursing Steve this afternoon for playing this complete garbage!
This is one of the few songs which would make me turn the radio off (another being that Nine Million Bicycles in Bejing pap!!)

Mind you the rest of the show was typically great... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't believe that's number one - it's dire!
There again, when did any of us last buy a single??

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But we must be wrong about it- it's Number 1 in the charts!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Sherona - The Knack... Embarassed
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still don't know which song this 'umbrella' thing is. Confused
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You haven't missed much Toggy.
It's about an Umb(e)rella a a a a...... really annoying.. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As I've said before on the other thread, I like it... even if R2 have edited out the (small) rap from Jay-Z at the start.
Perhaps it's 'cos I is street an' down wiv da kids innit... aiiiit! Cool

**PJ sinks to the floor under the weight of his bling** Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I actually think if they got rid of the "Umbrella ella ella" bit it would be an OK song. And the video ain't bad Wink but you don't get that pleasure from Steve Wright.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even if I loved a song, I wouldn't want to(to quote Ian) "hear it every sodding day" for weeks on end.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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**PJ sinks to the floor under the weight of his bling** Laughing


well get it lanced by a doctor! Laughing


got to agree with ian. just that "ella ella hey hey" Mad that grates my knashers
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm going nowhere near the doctor again..... the sound of rubber gloves twanging still scares the life outta me! Shocked

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

5 weeks on and he's still playing it every day along with the other records he plays e-v-e-r-y s-i-n-g-l-e day, HOW IS HE ALLOWED TO GET AWAY WITH IT.
Seriously are the management scared of Steve Wright or don't they care(or listen).
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I must admit, if I didn't Love the Show so much I'd have turned off this afternoon when that clap trap came on...
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gazmando wrote:
HOW IS HE ALLOWED TO GET AWAY WITH IT.


Erm, because it's on his playlist?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I actually switched SW off this afternoon in despair at his constant stream of repetetive, weak "jokes" and crap playlist... Opening with "Sultans Of Swing"- Wow, ground-breaking Wrighty! Rolling Eyes

And if he slags off the music any more I may well not be responsible for my actions- Some of us like "Wind Of Change" you mental midget! Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Toggy tea slurper wrote:
gazmando wrote:
HOW IS HE ALLOWED TO GET AWAY WITH IT.


Erm, because it's on his playlist?

Yes, it's his playlist - no-one else on Radio 2 is playing it. So why is he allowed to play it every day? Why is each SW playlist just basically the same songs in a different order? Why do the bosses let him be so lazy? Chris Evans had a pop again tonight - something's got to give soon.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does it matter for heavens sake? it's only some crappy old song, it won't make the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse appear on the horizon any time soon.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote




Er, scuse us, do you know where Steve Wright's studio is mate?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where are the horses? Laughing and the grim reaper?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can I bring my own sword? Or would a war-axe be more appropriate?

Damn, I hate these formal do's Embarassed

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(PS: did the 3rd one from the left nick Joan Collin's shoulder pads? Shocked ) Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got to agree with Ian that Steve has become incredibly lazy.
It's not that I hate him as I used to be a big fan, but I do think he needs a kick up the backside.
I don't mind him bringing a bit of his own taste into his choice of records, but under no circumstances should you be allowed to play virtually the same set of records every day for weeks on end.
After all is supposed to be Radio 2 and not some third rate commercial station. I could go on Radio every day and play just the records I like day in day out and I'm pretty sure it would annoy the hell out of ninety nine percent of the public.
I know I've said it before but what makes it worse is the first half hour of his show he plays a variety of records but after that the same set of records kicks in and I really don' know why that is.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

June 21st now,
Exactly the same set of records from 2 till 5 as six weeks ago.
Is this really happening or am I in some sort of groundhog day situation?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is really happening, and yes, he is really that bad a broadcaster Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gazmando wrote:
June 21st now,
Exactly the same set of records from 2 till 5 as six weeks ago.


You know what he played 6 weeks ago? blimey. Shocked
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Toggy tea slurper wrote:
gazmando wrote:
June 21st now,
Exactly the same set of records from 2 till 5 as six weeks ago.


You know what he played 6 weeks ago? blimey. Shocked

It only takes a few guesses to know what he's played on a given day!

And on the subject of Steve Wright has anyone noticed that Tim Smith is mysteriously absent during the entire show except the quiz, and Wright's having to make silly excuses explaining it? Like Tim's just hanging around, and only popping in occassionally Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most R2 listeners can't remember six days ago, never mind six weeks, but I've now got to the stage of turning SW off earlier than usual.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was it just me or was SW truly, truly awful this afternoon? If he'd mentioned Glastonbury once more I was going to put a hammer through my radio- switched him off just after the oldies and had glorious silence.

It was just such a weak, poor effort of a show today- even worse than the usual bland standard we get churned out. Mad
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:
Toggy tea slurper wrote:
gazmando wrote:
June 21st now,
Exactly the same set of records from 2 till 5 as six weeks ago.


You know what he played 6 weeks ago? blimey. Shocked

It only takes a few guesses to know what he's played on a given day!

And on the subject of Steve Wright has anyone noticed that Tim Smith is mysteriously absent during the entire show except the quiz, and Wright's having to make silly excuses explaining it? Like Tim's just hanging around, and only popping in occassionally Wink


I thought he had lost his voice earlier in the week, we just heard a couple of croaks. Why did he come in ?.

I am never sure if Tim & Janey are really in the studio or not, they only appear after 14:30 (after SW has filled for 30mins with repeating the news etc) and then they don't do much apart from factoids which could be recorded.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PJ in Kent wrote:
Was it just me or was SW truly, truly awful this afternoon?


You clearly don't like Steve very much PJ so why listen if you don't enjoy? There are other stations, CD's, MP3 players, etc you can listen to instead.
Just curious.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nod wrote:
I thought he had lost his voice earlier in the week, we just heard a couple of croaks. Why did he come in ?.

It was obvious that Tim was too ill to actually work this week, but the Big Quiz had been pre-recorded so Steve had to keep making excuses for why he wasn't in the talkie bits. He wasn't even convincing: "Janey's here, Sally's here... ERRRR, Tim's here..."
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Toggy tea slurper wrote:
PJ in Kent wrote:
Was it just me or was SW truly, truly awful this afternoon?


You clearly don't like Steve very much PJ so why listen if you don't enjoy? There are other stations, CD's, MP3 players, etc you can listen to instead.
Just curious.



Hi Toggy,
I'm driving all day- don't like to be fiddling about re-tuning, or trying to load CD's between 2 and 5. It would be dangerous.

Is it too much to ask the BBC that we have someone competent and professional on in the afternoon? And live would be nice.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't expect SW to drop this song anytime soon - I caught some of the show as a captive audience the other day and he said "I love that" after playing it again.... Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ah, but did he have a cheeky little laugh after he said that?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Must be week seven now and nothings changed.
Who's the worst Steve Wright or the people that let him get away with it?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The saddest thing about it is he thinks he's so trendy and down with the kids by continually playing it Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 5:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I agree PJ,
How old is Steve Wright actually? younger people aren't scared to like older music, or different music, you only have to listen to tracks of my years to hear that.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Steve is 53 now, and still going strong.... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh god, that means if he's a BBC employee, we could be stuck with the little runt for another 7 years!!! Shocked
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