Apr 09

Freaky Trigger and the Lollards of Pop – Series 3, Week 5

Lollards Podcast22 comments • 561 views

Eli, Mark and Marianna talk false wisdom, regrets, identity and politics. Featuring:

Hotstreak ‘Bodywork’
Adam Ant ‘Goody Two Shoes’
PJ & Duncan AKA ‘Let’s Get Ready to Rhumble’
Sun Ra ‘Love In Outer Space’
Toby Keith ‘I Want To Talk About Me’


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    Tom on 4 Apr 2009 #

    May I just point out that seven point scales are accepted best practise for a lot of market researchers! (for reasons I was once taught but have long escaped me).

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    here is the famous architectural backdrop to PJ and Duncan: haha i have to report nothing was more excellent than the dismay on the faces of my two american-born co-lollards on their very first hearing of “ready to rhumble”!!

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    Tracer Hand on 5 Apr 2009 #

    I’ve replaced the orig. podcast with a higher-qual version (and reset the play counter, which was around 40 or so).

    Thanks to Marianna for the excellent walking tour of Dickensian Southwark as we waited for the engineer to burn our CD for us! We went here among other places.

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    admin on 5 Apr 2009 #

    i was able to catch and restore the lost play counts :-)

    BTW – i’ve noticed that since our last round of regular podcasts, that the proportion of people subscribing actually as a podcast has increased a lot. it used to be that a few ppl would download via podcast/rss and most of the plays would be an even split between downloads and in-line plays, now the ratios (in the first week or so) are (roughly) 1:1:2 inline:download:podcast.

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    Kat but logged out innit on 5 Apr 2009 #

    I must hereby protest at the on-air savaging received by poor PJ&D. It is a colossal TUNE.

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    Tracer Hand on 5 Apr 2009 #

    I don’t remember if we mentioned this but “psyche!” is, as any fule kno, the same as saying “…not!” So if nothing else you have to give Ant & Dec props for admitting that they are not, in fact, wrecking the mic.

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    Alan on 5 Apr 2009 #

    It was mentioned. I refrained from adding “on which the ‘mericans KNOW NOTHING” re pj&d

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    a tanned rested and unlogged lørd sükråt wötsît on 5 Apr 2009 #

    isn’t it “psych”? (i have a friend called psyche, and it’s said different)

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    Tracer Hand on 5 Apr 2009 #

    If you’re going by the way American schoolkids wrote it on notebooks etc. when the word was actually au courant, the correct spelling is “SIKE”

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    a tanned rested and unlogged lørd sükråt wötsît on 5 Apr 2009 #

    american schoolkids would love pj and duncan

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    Kat but logged out innit on 5 Apr 2009 #

    I think the ‘psyche’ refers to the act of watching PJ&D wreck the mic, i.e. the viewer is so awestruck and bewildered by beholding their rhyming skillz that they are now psyche-ologically under PJ&D’s control.

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    xyzzzz__ on 5 Apr 2009 #

    So they’re being honest about their abilities on the ‘mike’ then — surely a likeable quality.

    Funnily enough I got chatting about this show earlier this week. I found out there was no Grove and that wiki page just adds to the valuable knowledge gained.

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    Pete on 7 Apr 2009 #

    Breakin’, as documented many times on this site, was called Breakdance in the UK. Breakin’ 2 thus was Breakdance 2: Electric Boogaloo, which I have always though scanned better.

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    logged out Tracer Hand on 7 Apr 2009 #

    I can’t believe we missed such an obvious opportunity to talk about ghost-written celebrity Twittering. But now that window has closed, perhaps forever.

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    Alan on 7 Apr 2009 #

    Other opportunities missed: Psych v The Mentalist. Why are there two tv shows about detectives who appear to be psychic but are just very observant?

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    why are these opportunities passed? topicality is the bunk anyway

    (“one sane collective” = we recognise when things are actually timely, not when then the so-called global corporate media)

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    (seirugb qw;fm oy q)

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    Pete on 7 Apr 2009 #

    Of course Psych and The Mentalist team up to battle The Ghost Whispererer (The Ghost Twitterer)and Medium:FITE!

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    pslash fiction

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    Mark M on 19 Apr 2009 #

    Re 15: The difference between Psych and The Mentalist, I believe, is that the guy in Psych is pretending to be a psychic, whereas the Australian bloke in The Mentalist keeps telling people he’s got no powers, but they don’t always believe him. (A third series in the same broad vein is Life, where Damian Lewis’ character has these Zen insights that help him solve cases). One of my problems with The Mentalist is that a lot of the things he does might vaguely intrigue you if you were watching Derren Brown doing the same thing with random members of the public it in front of a live audience, but seeing one fictional character read another fictional character’s mind is kind of underwhelming…

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    logged out Tracer Hand on 2 Apr 2013 #

    PJ & Duncan!

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    punctum on 2 Apr 2013 #

    Soundtrack to the destruction of the welfare state. Congratulations, chaps; Cameron might give you MBEs.

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