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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:38 am    Post subject: Can I have a word in my office... Reply with quote

After what seemed like an age away; last week (Wednesday) saw the return of the Chris Evans Breakfast Show with the man himself, woohoo, I was really looking forward to it but and this is no ordinary but, itís a really big but- in fact, itís a Clarkson BÖ.UTÖ the show didnít have the zip, the zing the zeal and the alacrity that I remembered. Perhaps Chris was tired or ill, I thought, so I just ran with it in a sort of, cut them some slack- fresh back from holiday and all that stuff, kind of way. (Thatís the kind of girl I am). A weekend of rest though, has brought no improvement. Essentially nothing has changed, the show is the same show, with mostly the same people, at the same time, all doing the same stuff they always have- so what is up with it? Where has the sparkle gone? It just doesnít feel like it used to feel. Have I changed? No, Iím still the same annoying happy-go-lucky idiot that Iíve always been. It sounds to me like Chris is just going through the motions, pressing the buttons at somewhere near the usual time: his mind, it seems, is somewhere else. Chris has forgotten why heís there and so forgotten the listener ( that's me), it all feels back to front: rather than being on the receiving end of broadcasted entertainment, it feels more like Iím peering through metaphorical curtains into a social gathering I wasnít invited to. So come on, get the polish out and get the show back to the shiny shenanigans it always was: in other words, shape up or ship out sweetheart, we donít blow the budget to end up with second best.

Other shows that could do with a bit of spit and polish . Jezza Vine and Drivetime.

Itís not all bad though, some shows : Janice Long, Alex Lester, Vanessa, Jo Whiley just get better and better.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Janice is good as is Alex I don't really get to listen to daytime R2 but when i have listened in i have found drivetime rather bland
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its just history repeating itself, he'll be going AWOL next...
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kengeo wrote:
Its just history repeating itself, he'll be going AWOL next...


I don't think it's that, he seems distracted, perhaps too much on his plate, and an overly busy social/charitywork life. He needs to focus on his core product. The Breakfast Show.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wasn't the fact that he went AWOL because he had too much on his plate back then? He was trying to balance the R1 Breakfast Show with TFI and wanted Fridays off.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to have to remind you all but if you look through my previous posts on the subject - I don't tend to post much about it now- I did say at least 18 months ago that history would repeat itself and that the whole thing would end in tears

Hard for me to judge as I don't listen but from the vibes I'm getting on this thread seems to me that the end might be nigh - or at least fairly nigh Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kengeo wrote:
Wasn't the fact that he went AWOL because he had too much on his plate back then? He was trying to balance the R1 Breakfast Show with TFI and wanted Fridays off.


Sort of but back then he was single mindedly selfish to the point where he didn't care who he stepped on or skateboarded over to get what he wanted, now he has the opposite problem, he's too willing to say yes when what he really wants and what he should do, is to say no.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
Sorry to have to remind you all but if you look through my previous posts on the subject - I don't tend to post much about it now- I did say at least 18 months ago that history would repeat itself and that the whole thing would end in tears

Hard for me to judge as I don't listen but from the vibes I'm getting on this thread seems to me that the end might be nigh - or at least fairly nigh Smile


I don't think so, Rudds. A minor correction is all that is required.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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ruddlescat wrote:
Sorry to have to remind you all but if you look through my previous posts on the subject - I don't tend to post much about it now- I did say at least 18 months ago that history would repeat itself and that the whole thing would end in tears

Hard for me to judge as I don't listen but from the vibes I'm getting on this thread seems to me that the end might be nigh - or at least fairly nigh Smile


A minor correction is all that is required.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kengeo wrote:
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ruddlescat wrote:
Sorry to have to remind you all but if you look through my previous posts on the subject - I don't tend to post much about it now- I did say at least 18 months ago that history would repeat itself and that the whole thing would end in tears

Hard for me to judge as I don't listen but from the vibes I'm getting on this thread seems to me that the end might be nigh - or at least fairly nigh Smile


A minor correction is all that is required.


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Don't be mean. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Didn't he mix in with the wrong crowd back then? Danny Baker and Gazza drinking all hours of the night. I don't think he's a drinker anymore?

He has had a fair bit of time off too.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Better this morning.


Yesterday, during Steve Wright's intro, after track one, he mentioned 'being all over it' and most of all ' ready'...and then played that shine bright like a diamond song. Smile I smiled. Well, beamed actually. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 4:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bet most the nation didn't even notice cause he shouts most of the time down the mic.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
I bet most the nation didn't even notice cause he shouts most of the time down the mic.

Who does?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
I bet most the nation didn't even notice cause he shouts most of the time down the mic.


I wondered about that. Whenever I catch ten seconds of CE (waiting for Ken, obviously) I always wonder "Why are you shouting?"

I personally believe Wright gets paid by the word and Evans gets paid by volume
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sit down and shut up. What kind of a good morning is that? Funny. I like that. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Sit down and shut up. What kind of a good morning is that? Funny. I like that. Very Happy


If you don't know what my last post is all about, listen to the first 5 or so minutes of this morning's breakfast show.. until the very end of all sit down by James. It was funny.

Anyway I'm going to be flying under the RADAR for a few days and early next week- so don't panic, I've not been taken away, bound and gagged, in the dead of night, in an unmarked BBC van. You won't hear my muffled screams as I roll around in the back of the studio trying to get out of a padlocked mailbag. No. I'm just doing something else for a few days. Smile
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