Sunday, 30 August 2009

Talking Pish August Spotify Playlist

Here's my 'Pish playlist for August. On it you can find a selection of the stuff I've been listening to this month. There's Wintersleep. The Victorian English Gentlemens Club, Harry Nilsson and Coconut Records as well as many others.

Fraser is also now on Spotify so you may well get a playlist from him soon too.

"Somebody's Left the Old Comedy Game a Bit Late"

Apparently the six part series Limmy's Show starts filming tomorrow. Here's the man himself to tell you why it's all coming a bit late.

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Well Done Kevin

Congratulations to Kevin Bridges who has been nominated for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Festival in the awards that used to be The Perriers. The winner is announced on Saturday. Hope he takes the trophy home.

Thursday, 20 August 2009

"I'm Having a Sandwich"

Graham Linehan writes a great blog post on the misleading newspaper articles about the worth of Twitter. The Guardian in particular appears to have begun a trend of allowing people to write articles on topics they know little about, just so long as their article takes a negative slant.

If you use Twitter it's well worth a read and if you don't use Twitter cos you think it's just people letting you know they're having a sit down then it's perhaps an even more worthwhile read.

Twitter's so good there's even people plugging a radio sketch show.

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Off to a Good Start

Thanks to all the folk who tuned in to our show last night and listened on the iPlayer. We're currently "most popular" on the BBC Radio Scotland iPlayer page.

If you haven't listened in already, please give it a bash.

Friday, 14 August 2009

Radio Scotland at 6.10pm Tonight

It's The Magic Glue where you can hear Fraser and I being dafties, with the help of Darran Lightbody, Moira Byrne and Alison May. Please do give it a listen. It'll be on the iPlayer for a week afterwards if you can't hear it at the time of broadcast, or indeed if you want to listen to it again and again.

Here's the link to listen on the iPlayer.

Thursday, 13 August 2009

The Hurt Locker

Here's the trailer for Kathryn Bigelow's new film The Hurt Locker. It played in the cinema before Mesrine and it's the first time in a long while I've been totally wrapped in a movie trailer.

Tuesday, 11 August 2009


I went to see this yesterday, I'll probably be back to see it later this week. The best gangster film in years and one of the best films of this year. Mesrine: Killer Instinct. I cannot wait for the second part.

The Magic Glue this Friday

Radio Scotland is repeating our pilot The Magic Glue this Friday at 6.10pm. If you didn't listen when it was on in January please give it a shot this time round. If you heard it then and liked it please get the word out to your muckers. If you heard it and didn't like it, get it up ye, what use are you to me?

So that's Friday 14th August at 6.10pm on Radio Scotland FM & MW. It'll also be on the BBC iPlayer for a week afterwards, so if you can't listen on the night you can hear it at a later date on your computer.

Monday, 3 August 2009

San Diego News

For anyone interested in comics, cult TV or movies, The 2009 San Diego Comic Convention - for years the biggest of the big pop culture events in the US - has just wrapped up for another year.

There was little to grab all but the die-hard this year other than news Gary Oldman let slip that Batman 3 will be along sooner than expected.

The other big news of the con for me was that Marvel have sorted out the complex legal mess entangling the much loved character Miracleman and have bought all rights to the character, who will revert to his original name of Marvelman.

Why is this potentially good news? Well, Miracleman/Marvelman was re-vamped in the mid 80's by none other than Alan Moore and latterly Neil Gaiman but was never properly finished and the stories, considered some of Moore's greatest early work, was never effectively collected. Now it looks as if fans will now get the chance to see why wealthy comic junkies pay top dollar for the hard to find original issues and ultra-rare collected editions.

Here's a digest page of all the news and announcements made during the con from Newsarama.

Sunday, 2 August 2009

July 'Pish Mix

Here's a Spotify mix featuring some of the stuff I was listening to last month. It features some old tunes as well as some new stuff. You can expect to hear The Apples in Stereo, Marina and the Diamonds, The Fall and Hotel Lights among others.