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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 5:38 pm    Post subject: Zoe's Disaster Reply with quote

Was Zoe's remark to the visually impaired contestant in tribute to Jim Bowen going 'Smashing, super' after a Bullseye contestant said he was unemployed?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PJ in Kent wrote:
Rachel wrote:
nod wrote:
Rachel wrote:
......Music is music! Itís good if you like it, if you don't, that doesn't make it dross.


Some music is better than other music


That depends on what YOU like. I could listen to Jazz all day, I could listen to Punk all day, some people don't like either of those, I can't understand why?! Smile

As the majestic Dark Lord, Alex Lester has oft noted: "There is no such thing as bad music- just music that you don't happen to like"


Exactly! Thank you PJ. Smile Alex has his finger on the pulse when it comes to music.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Barty wrote:
Just goes to show how much Ms Ball's mouth gabbles on and completely bypasses her brain ......... I happened to be driving somewhere this morning and briefly put the radio on. It was Popmaster and she was gabbling with the guest.

Tiowards the end of the chat, she says to the guy on the phone:

"And you're visually impaired? Brilliant!"


then launches into the quiz.

Got your foot in your mouth again eh Zoe?


That's taken out of context- Zoe was discussing what the guy did for a living, his other interests, etc. He had an amazingly full and active lifestyle to which Zoe commented how brilliant he was to not let his impairment hold him back.

Never let the facts get in the way of a good gripe, eh.....
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't listened much to Zoe this week but have looked at the 'music played' and have to say it's not been bad (though there was the inevitable ELO song today).

I see she/they played the wonderful Abraham Martin And John by Marvin Gaye two days ago. But I bet she doesn't know what it's about. She probably thinks Abraham Martin And John are all X Factor winners.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And just after Popmaster today the "Toilet Track" played was the Eagle song by Abba, which just goes to show that it doesn't really matter who's in the chair as long as Gary Bones is in control.

I actually think it's disgraceful that one person should be in control of the music played between 9:30 and 12 irrespective of who is hosting but I fear an email of "complaint" would fall upon deaf ears and illicit the "standard reply" that you get from the BBC these days.

I'm listening less and less these days....
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I certainly prefer The Eagle (which I believe was an album track) to the usual Abba fodder like Mama Mia.

I agree that Gary Bones has far too much say in musical policy. And his knowledge and tastes are very limited. Has anyone told him that Don't You Want Me was not the only song Human League did? Or The Walker Brothers' No Regrets.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Angus McCoatup wrote:
I actually think it's disgraceful that one person should be in control of the music played between 9:30 and 12 irrespective of who is hosting but I fear an email of "complaint" would fall upon deaf ears and illicit the "standard reply" that you get from the BBC these days.


Why do you think the music should change if in this instance Ken is away? The programme is still the Ken Bruce show and whoever presents while he is away is should by and largely play the same kind of music that he plays. It doesn't follow that his producer has to be away whenever he is!

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Schizoidman wrote:
I certainly prefer The Eagle (which I believe was an album track) to the usual Abba fodder like Mama Mia

It's a great track, but played every 3 weeks after a Popmaster. For it's regularity, it may as well be Dancing Queen.

I was shocked last week, after Ken played Scenes From An Italian Restuarant for the millionth time at 10.45am someone texted in to ask who the singer was! I can only assume that listener was being sarcastic.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same thing today, how many records did Elvis record during his career?
Must be hundreds and hundreds but what did we get YET AGAIN?
Yes, the dance remix of "A Little Less Understanding"
Straight after that, The Kaiser Chiefs with, you've guessed it "Ruby"
I just can't remember any show on Radio 2 where the producer has been so lazy with his music choices.
I like, "Eagle", "Don't You Want Me", "Ruby" etc but they're not the only songs by the groups I like.
Surely if you are a producer you need to put a little bit of effort into the show!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gaz: I agree entirely. The Kaiser Chiefs had a great CD, Employment, a few years ago. But it's always Ruby.

The producer of Tarrant's show is just as ignorant. I only heard two songs today, one by Led Zep, one by The Stones. Guess which ones! Whole Lot...yep, and Brown Su.. yes, you've guessed.

No wonder Radio 2 weekdays is losing listeners by the droves.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also agree

These producers are almost getting as bad as the lazy overpaid footballers we saw playing for England in the last World Cup Sad
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Schizoidman wrote:
Gaz: I agree entirely. The Kaiser Chiefs had a great CD, Employment, a few years ago. But it's always Ruby.

The producer of Tarrant's show is just as ignorant. I only heard two songs today, one by Led Zep, one by The Stones. Guess which ones! Whole Lot...yep, and Brown Su.. yes, you've guessed.

No wonder Radio 2 weekdays is losing listeners by the droves.


I absolutely agree with you. My son (aged 27) has radio 2 inflicted on him at his place of work and his complaint is that they play the same predictable crap during the day. He loves the Stones (from their late-60s and early-70s period) and Led Zeppelin (first 4 albums, like me) and he can't understand why stupid lazy producers pick the same old stuff every time.

In contrast the other morning, whilst Zoe Bloody Ball was babbling about about whatever she babbles on about, Radio Caroline played the whole of "You can't Can't Always Get What You Want" from the "Let It Bleed" album - a true masterpiece. I bet Gary Bones has never heard of it, let alone listen to it in full!

That's why I don't bother listening to crappy R2 during the week.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen,

I think what I meant to say was that it's disgraceful that one man gets to play his choice of music. It's not like it ever changes. We seem to getting Gary Bones' Desert Island Discs on a regular basis.

As with the long songs played after Popmaster how many times has Ken been heard to open the show with Loco In Acapulco or The Only Way Is Up?

It's just laziness on GB's part as R2 have a wealth of great music in their archives but he just chooses to play his favourites. I wonder if Ken actually shares any of Gary's passion for some of the rubbish he has to play or whether he just puts up with it.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Colin: your son has very good taste! I agree, the late 60s / early 70s was the classic Stones' era album wise: Beggars Banquet 1968, the immaculate Let It Bleed 1969, the equally brilliant Sticky Fingers 1971, Exile On Main Street 1972 and the overlooked Goats Head Soup 1973.

As for Led Zep, I like their later albums as much as the first four.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh well Ken Bruce is back and what a scintillating musical comeback NOT!!!.
At work a couple of us sometimes try and choose the first 3 records that are played on Ken's show and hallelujah I got the first 3 exactly right.
Barry White then "Kids Come Out" by Take That, then a dance remix of "Thunder In My Heart" by Leo Sayer.
What the hell is going on that you can even get close to knowing what a Radio 2 DJ is gonna play????
Then you get the new Hurts, Manics, Gaga etc etc etc.
I know the playlist is inflicted on shows but Ken's is far and away the worst culprit for repeating records.
The only song that should be heard everyday on his show is the record of the week and that's it!!!!!!!!
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