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Electric Proms - Build Up On Drivetime

 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 5:59 pm    Post subject: Electric Proms - Build Up On Drivetime Reply with quote

Over the next three night Radio 2 will present the Electric Proms at the Round House. Sir Elton John opens it up this evening ( Thursday ). The Robert Plant on Friday, followed by Neil Diamond on Saturday. Simon Mayo will be hosting the build up show until 8pm, and on Saturday 6-8pm.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

......And bloomin' Evans has to pop up AGAIN!! Is there anything that bloke wont do on the BBC? Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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......And bloomin' Evans has to pop up AGAIN!! Is there anything that bloke wont do on the BBC? Rolling Eyes


The BBC is determined to get value out of him, that's for sure. The fact that it's annoying the hell out of so many people doesn't seem to figure at all!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He just makes me turn off whatever he's on. No doubt he'll be singing a duet with Elton Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MadeinSurrey wrote:
He just makes me turn off whatever he's on. No doubt he'll be singing a duet with Elton Rolling Eyes


I tell you what he will be doing - he'll be talking over Elton as he sings!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did someone not tell Jo and him they were both on. It sounded like they were surprised it was 8pm and live. Laughing Chris is only hosting it for one night.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You mean its safe to listen to it tomorrow & saturday? Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
Chris is only hosting it for one night.


And that's one night too many!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I must be wrong. Chris is hosting all nights alongside Jo. Chris thought he had to go to the proms announce the act , and off after an hour. He booked a table for his wife and mates in a resturant for 9.15pm, but had to stay on to the end. So he never got to the table at 11.35pm. He got to the hotel bed at 1.45am, and got into Radio 2 - two minutes before the start of his show. Aled played Tracy Chapman - Fast Car at the end of his early show. Lucky Chris has his team to prepare his show. He's got it easy.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't know why he bothered - he could have taken today off Exclamation Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The fact they brought Chris in for the coverage of this much-hyped event shows how little faith they have in Jo Whiley to do the one job they've hired her for. I think that's more telling than Evans having to "pop up again"
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think they're having problems finding a new niche for Jo Whiley and it seems to me that the Electric Proms just isn't the right gig for her. The fact that Evans was co-opted onto the shows indicates that he'll do anything to get his face featured and - unlike Jo Whiley - he'll open his gob even when he has little to say.

I hope Jo finds her new feet in a post-Radio One existence because I like her.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I enjoyed the extended Drivetime, contrary to my expectations. Switched off after though as not a huge live gig fan on radio unless I REALLY like the artist.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always found Jo Whiley to be one of those trying to be "too cool for school" types. Plus the fact that she doesn't know nearly as much as she thinks she does. I personally don't feel she's right for R2. However under Bob Shennan's leadership I think that applies to a lot of the presenters and content Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ColinB wrote:
The fact that Evans was co-opted onto the shows indicates that he'll do anything to get his face featured and - unlike Jo Whiley - he'll open his gob even when he has little to say.

Seriously? Give it a rest. Jo Whiley has been hired to present the Thursday In Concerts, but if there's ever a big name the bosses bring in Johnnie Walker or Chris Evans to help her out because she's plainly not up to the job. If you're saying Evans will do anything to get his face featured you must concede that Walker does the same.

And when it comes to talking with little to say few people beat Jo Whiley!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought it was an excelent show. I look forward to the rest. I'll be out tonight so will have to catch up with Plant on Listen again but I'll be listening to Neil Diamond on Saturday
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:50 pm    Post subject: Electric Proms - Build Up on Drivetime Reply with quote

Please don't tell me that he's going to duet with Elton John on 'The Bitch Is Back'!
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Yes, I know it's unfair on Jo Whiley. And did anyone see Stewie Griffin's William Shatner-style rendition of Rocket Man on 'Family Guy'?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Jo Whiley is upto presenting live gigs. She's been doing this for years. They bring in Chris Evans to present on the station, because he's Radio 2, Jo is Radio 1 and only hosting live concerts on Thursdays. Thats all. I think Jo would be great hosting a show for likes of Dermot, or a late show at the weekends on Radio 2.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm too enjoying Drivetime. Pleased to hear it on Saturday instead of Alan Carr, but I bet he will appear somewhere in the bar, like Bob Harris did on Thursday.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
I think Jo Whiley is upto presenting live gigs. She's been doing this for years. They bring in Chris Evans to present on the station, because he's Radio 2, Jo is Radio 1 and only hosting live concerts on Thursdays. Thats all.


That's not the point. The point is that it could have been a good Radio 2 presenter, but they chose (yet again, dear friends) to use the gobby one. Him and Whiley co-presenting is a total mis-match.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Question: What is more dull than a programme full of Robert Plant songs?

Answer: TWO programmes full of Robert Plant songs, one after the other. Ye Gods! What a dreary night on Radio 2.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought exactly the same Ian but I'll suffer my penance tonight as I'm going to Leicester on Sunday to see the Manic Street Preachers for the third time on their tour
I've already been to see them in Liverpool and Newport
Its a fantastic show lasting four hours with British Sea Power in support and an all girl semi punk band who for all the world remind me of the GoGo s around 1990
Sod Robert Plant he's a nobody without the rest of Led Zeppelin
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
I'm too enjoying Drivetime. Pleased to hear it on Saturday instead of Alan Carr, but I bet he will appear somewhere in the bar, like Bob Harris did on Thursday.

If we do hear Alan Carr, at least his squawking will be limited to short bursts. This will be the first time I've been able to tune into Radio 2 at 6PM on a Saturday for ages.
I heard half an hour of Plant before going out last night. Fabulous! Cool I'll have to Listen Again!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Sod Robert Plant he's a nobody without the rest of Led Zeppelin
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I beg to disagree. His more recent work is different from but as good as the old LZ stuff.
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graham b wrote:
ruddlescat wrote:
Sod Robert Plant he's a nobody without the rest of Led Zeppelin
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I beg to disagree. His more recent work is different from but as good as the old LZ stuff.

Yep. Band of Joy is superb. Sheer class Cool He's moved on from Led Zep
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did Chris Evans present the first part with Jo on Friday? Just wondering as he presents the one show.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MadeinSurrey wrote:
Is there anything that bloke wont do on the BBC? Rolling Eyes


Keep quiet? Wink
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mark occomore wrote:
Did Chris Evans present the first part with Jo on Friday? Just wondering as he presents the one show.


Two shows back-to-back on the Beeb? Heaven forbid! If that were the case we might have cause to complain that he's being imposed on us just a bit too much.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gnasty Gnome wrote:
MadeinSurrey wrote:
Is there anything that bloke wont do on the BBC? Rolling Eyes


Keep quiet? Wink


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