I only realised this week that Series 7 of this has already started. On Monday night Johnnie and his great mate David Hepworth discussed The Lexicon Of Love and Welcome To The Pleasuredome, and it seems I’ve missed two more, including one on ELO and the Traveling Wilburys. To The iPlayer! (Next week it’s Suzanne Vega and Joni.)
The BBC claim that the production company Unique and Brian “agreed” that it was the right time for him to step down, after a period of ill health (see link), but Brian refutes this, calling it “balderdash” (link in comments). At 88 years old it seems he’s still raring to go.
A damn shame to lose him from the programme, and rather a shoddy way to ditch him, in my opinion.
Looks like the new series started last week with a Simple Minds special, but Johnnie W and David Hepworth look at A Hard Day’s Night and Mr Tambourine Man next Weds at 10pm on Radio 2. No info yet on what else is coming up.
This was the first thing I saw/heard this morning, and I’ve shared it with everyone I know.
In spite of being on that grinning loon Chris Evans’s Radio 3 show, it’s quite fantastic, and features the current iteration of The Waterboys being very cool in a confined space.
At first, I thought that Maureen Lipman was there to provide backing vocals, having a jaunty musician’s hat and all, but it soon becomes apparent that she’s pretty nonplussed, and that she and Mark Strong are drumming their fingers, waiting to be interviewed by Simon Mayo.
This could go two ways. 1) Either post your favourite footage of a band setting up in a small space; or 2) Let’s all go on about how brilliant The Waterboys are for a bit.