So it’s the World Cup … or as Stephen Colbert calls it ‘The Super Bowl of Football’. But nobody on the news is talking about the actual game.
Podcast: It’s National Album Day! It’s the 80s! It’s a Radio 2 poll! Will it be Dire Straits, or Public Enemy, or Whitney? Robin and Sean buy a kilo of mixed vinyl at Aldi and vote. Contains filler.
Podcast: Britain’s obsessed with crime and everyone’s at it – Boris Johnson, Dennis Nilsen, Judas Priest, you name it (some offences are historic). Sean and Robin jump on the bandwagon.
Podcast: It’s the BRITs. Playground for the idiocracy, or stark reflection of our culture? And mainly should comedy genius Lewis Capaldi replace the failing Whitehall? Robin and Sean watch and learn. Contains diversity.
Podcast: They’re all on tour, forever – and if they’re not, their tribute acts are. The Specials! The Sweet! Deep Purple! Midge fucking Ure, Cast, the Doors and the Dead! But why? And who are they? Who goes to see them, and do they have anal leakage? Robin and Sean revisit the era of the sticky floor. Contains bum notes.
You’d have to say it’s surprising Radio 2 has given Richard Littlejohn a show. It’s not the station for shock jocks, unless the shock is jocks boring their listeners to death or, worse, expiring on air themselves from boredom.
Podcast: Punkcast. Yes! Now on Sky Arts you can see the reinflated Iggy Pop, John Lydon and all (some) of Britain’s Favourite Punk Stars wallow in a four-part seminar on PUNK in capital letters. What the hell was it all about? Revolution, evolution, or just swearing? Sean and Robin get ripped. Contains posh sofas.
Podcast: It’s Yesterday, it’s now, but the Beatles don’t exist. Neither do Oasis. But what about wit, humour and empathy? Can Richard Curtis and Danny Boyle fit them in? And who’s gonna live forever? Robin and Sean take the long and winding road to the dark heart of the long and winding romcom. Contains karaoke.
Thank you British films and British actresses. Thank you Lily James and Felicity Jones and Kate Winslet and Emma Watson and Keira Knightley and you too, Audrey Hepburn (born in Belgium, but British to me).
Nobody wants to go on record about this, but I’m fed up and I’m taking a stand. There’s a pattern of British bands coming here, stealing our blues, taking our women, and criticizing America in their lyrics.
Podcast: Is the TV music doc a shagged formula? Can we get Keith Richards in and is he actually black? What way up do you play and are you in a non-ego zone? Can you find out watching John Lee Hooker: Boogie Man and Word Is Bond? Robin and Sean give it a try. Contains bum notes.
British music mags, once a seething pit of pathologically antisocial vibes, are now a library of wistful epistles to the last century. Pink Floyd, the Beatles, Neil Young and the bloke who mowed the lawn at the place Led Zeppelin recorded Houses Of The Holy (really though). You name it.
Podcast: It’s the BRITs. But was there any upset, chaos or controversy? Or was it the proof of the rise of the poshos with a side dish of seventies-style smut served up by Jack Whitehall? Robin and Sean watch and listen in search of the zeitgeist, or a good joke. Contains bad jokes.
Podcast: Robin and Sean relive the highs and lows of the Bros comeback. Contains self-awareness. Or does it?
A sluice gate opened this morning for a tremendous outpouring of Campbell’s gloop.