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« Reply #2011 on: July 11, 2019, 12:54:19 PM »
Who? Billy Hihat and Dusty Snare? Amazing.

With names like that they were destined to be musicians. Not so the drummer, real name Frank Sideburns apparently.

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« Reply #2012 on: July 11, 2019, 04:24:12 PM »
With names like that they were destined to be musicians. Not so the drummer, real name Frank Sideburns apparently.

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« Reply #2013 on: July 11, 2019, 07:03:00 PM »
Diary of a Teenage Health Freak and The Diary of Adrian Mole were two completely separate TV shows (based on books) that my brain has combined, with THF being subsumed by the far more famous TDOAM (of which it was a partial lift anyway) and left me wondering why I had memories of certain characters and scenes that I was sure were from Adrian Mole but didn't quite fit. Even thought Daniel Peacock was Mole's dad for years.

I hated DOATHF. It was such obvious propaganda, clearly written by educators and child development specialists, and it seemed really patronising even at the age of 15. It felt like when our teachers thought it was a good idea to make a pop song about how important it is to think seriously about your GCSE options subjects.

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« Reply #2014 on: July 11, 2019, 07:10:27 PM »
If you’re interested:

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« Reply #2015 on: July 11, 2019, 07:11:54 PM »
Yup, and I can even hear the sparse hip-hop beat that was surely behind it, yes?

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« Reply #2016 on: July 11, 2019, 07:12:44 PM »
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If you’re in the third year at school,
Think about your options, act real cool,
Take a tip from Maggie and John,
Don’t delay; get it done be a cunt!

Hippedy hip hip hip hip hop
Hoppedy hop hip - hip hop!!!!


There was a series of Grange Hill that was all about some pupils trying out a new fad called hip hop and it was exactly the same as that.

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« Reply #2017 on: July 11, 2019, 08:43:43 PM »
Yup, and I can even hear the sparse hip-hop beat that was surely behind it, yes?

Just consider yourself lucky that you can’t hear the squelchy synth riff.

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« Reply #2018 on: July 12, 2019, 09:37:39 AM »
Hippedy hip hip hip hip hop
Hoppedy hop hip - hip hop!!!!


There was a series of Grange Hill that was all about some pupils trying out a new fad called hip hop and it was exactly the same as that.

I did some work at the studio of redmond's hired muso, a bloke called steve wright, when one of the brookside actors turned singer-songwriter & needed a bassist.
terminally unhip.
same bloke (wright) still (I think) does all that cheesy music you hear on 'hollyoaks'.

this was a nadir for 80s tv music tie-ins.

https://www.discogs.com/composition/0177178c-53e8-4dd6-9a0b-fd8028887651-You-Know-The-Teacher-Smash-Head

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« Reply #2019 on: July 12, 2019, 10:01:30 AM »
Hippedy hip hip hip hip hop
Hoppedy hop hip - hip hop!!!!


There was a series of Grange Hill that was all about some pupils trying out a new fad called hip hop and it was exactly the same as that.

Even PJ and Duncan were better than that.

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« Reply #2020 on: July 12, 2019, 10:06:32 AM »
Even PJ and Duncan were better than that.

>recounts long story about a visit to Mtv in august 1998 by polly harvey & her band, who had to endure- during a playback of their performance in the sound control room, the director of the recording session sticking his head round the door & shouting "PJ & duncan!" at us, which made me cringe, & completely mystified polly, rob, john, eric & whoever else was there, being as they'd never heard of 'byka byka byka grerve'<

yeah, so that's my pj & duncan story.

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« Reply #2021 on: July 12, 2019, 11:22:38 AM »
I did some work at the studio of redmond's hired muso, a bloke called steve wright, when one of the brookside actors turned singer-songwriter & needed a bassist.
terminally unhip.
same bloke (wright) still (I think) does all that cheesy music you hear on 'hollyoaks'.

this was a nadir for 80s tv music tie-ins.

https://www.discogs.com/composition/0177178c-53e8-4dd6-9a0b-fd8028887651-You-Know-The-Teacher-Smash-Head

45-year-old BBC producer researches ‘rap’ by listening to West End Girls on his rad new Sony Walkman.

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« Reply #2022 on: July 12, 2019, 12:58:53 PM »
45-year-old BBC producer researches ‘rap’ by listening to West End Girls on his rad new Sony Walkman.

redmond had a thing about gadgets- his office was full of prestel terminals & idle open-reel decks &, latterly, the model of brookside close that I laboured over as a prop for the show. he did have one of the tiny walkmans, the one barely bigger than a tape, & his brother larry dropped it in the bath. we were brought the drowned object to revive.

I told my boss to write it off, on the basis that reddo could easily afford a new one & we'd be wasting our time.... but reddo said "you're not rising to the challenge" so we mended it.

I mended willy russell's walkman too, around the same time. one of the lighting guys said "whose is that? it smells like a hoor's handbag!"

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« Reply #2023 on: July 12, 2019, 01:13:20 PM »
45-year-old BBC producer researches ‘rap’ by listening to West End Girls on his rad new Sony Walkman.

I’d put this in the desolation thread but it seems okay.

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« Reply #2024 on: July 12, 2019, 01:26:34 PM »
I hated DOATHF. It was such obvious propaganda, clearly written by educators and child development specialists, and it seemed really patronising even at the age of 15. It felt like when our teachers thought it was a good idea to make a pop song about how important it is to think seriously about your GCSE options subjects.

I was about 10 when it was on, I only ever saw a few episodes and had completely forgotten it existed probably from about 1991 until a few days ago when I was reading an article about Peter O'Hanrahanrahan's play/film Closer and they mentioned the part played by Natalie Portman in the film was played in the stage version by someone called Liza Walker, and a few commenters were saying how it had seemed as if she was going to be a huge star at one point but she kind of vanished. I didn't think I'd ever heard of her so googled and one of the pictures that came up was of her in Teenage Health Freak with the main kid in it too, and it suddenly reappeared in my head, peeping out from behind Adrian Mole. Watched a few bits on Youtube and yep, it was shite.

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« Reply #2025 on: July 12, 2019, 07:01:02 PM »
Ethan Hawke is a real person, and not the name of the protagonist of the Mission: Impossible film franchise, whose name is in fact Ethan Hunt.

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« Reply #2026 on: July 13, 2019, 01:27:47 AM »
Ethan Hawke is a real person, and not the name of the protagonist of the Mission: Impossible film franchise, whose name is in fact Ethan Hunt.

Haha, I thought that I was the only one who made this mistake!

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« Reply #2027 on: July 13, 2019, 02:04:26 AM »
redmond had a thing about gadgets- his office was full of prestel terminals & idle open-reel decks &, latterly, the model of brookside close that I laboured over as a prop for the show. he did have one of the tiny walkmans, the one barely bigger than a tape, & his brother larry dropped it in the bath. we were brought the drowned object to revive.

I told my boss to write it off, on the basis that reddo could easily afford a new one & we'd be wasting our time.... but reddo said "you're not rising to the challenge" so we mended it.

I mended willy russell's walkman too, around the same time. one of the lighting guys said "whose is that? it smells like a hoor's handbag!"

Any progress on Jimmy McGovern's dictaphone?

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« Reply #2028 on: July 13, 2019, 08:07:00 AM »
Any progress on Jimmy McGovern's dictaphone?

ah, jimmy. hates flying. my first 'away' shoot for brooky was in march 1985, heather haversham (subtle, phil...) is taken for a dirty weekend in portugal by this electronics whiz businessman (loosely based on reddo himself), & we took jimmy with us in case the weather turned (it did) & we needed rewrites.

I sat near the back of the plane, between jimmy & the a guy called francis who was the equivalent of 1st assistant, & between us we drank a litre of scotch & smoked two packs of marlboro during the two hour flight. I think I had to hold jimmy's hand at least once.

horrible shoot. pissed down. three actual working days, & I clocked up twenty two hours of overtime on top of the thirty six paid. when I got back to liverpool, I slept for twenty four hours straight.

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« Reply #2029 on: July 13, 2019, 08:57:41 AM »
Cross fit doesn't involve one of these:



Circuit training doesn't involve running round and round one of these:


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« Reply #2030 on: July 13, 2019, 09:08:01 AM »
On the subject of Zed, Zed, Top: the beady ones are neither brothers nor people whose names begin with z.

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« Reply #2031 on: July 13, 2019, 11:06:44 AM »
Cross fit doesn't involve one of these:

A friend suggested that we go to a spinning class. I had visions of us twirling on the spot and I said 'what the fuck good is that?'. Turns out it's exercise bikes.

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« Reply #2032 on: July 13, 2019, 12:33:55 PM »
A friend suggested that we go to a spinning class. I had visions of us twirling on the spot and I said 'what the fuck good is that?'. Turns out it's exercise bikes.

Ha, yes I had the same realisation of that. Sounds cooler if you call it spinning.

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« Reply #2033 on: July 13, 2019, 05:47:06 PM »
Any progress on Jimmy McGovern's dictaphone?
He uses his finger like everyone else (did, until rotary dial phones were superceded).

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« Reply #2034 on: July 13, 2019, 06:13:59 PM »
He uses his finger like everyone else (did, until rotary dial phones were superceded).

But now thanks to viagra and touch screen phones he's able to use his dictaphone again!

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« Reply #2035 on: July 13, 2019, 06:16:44 PM »
A friend suggested that we go to a spinning class. I had visions of us twirling on the spot and I said 'what the fuck good is that?'. Turns out it's exercise bikes.

And steroid addicts shouting at you for not pedalling fast enough.

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« Reply #2036 on: July 13, 2019, 07:16:35 PM »
He uses his finger like everyone else (did, until rotary dial phones were superceded).

I wondered whether or not to do that callback myself, but couldn't be arsed.  I'm glad that you were arsed.

(End of https://www.cookdandbombd.co.uk/forums/index.php/topic,74035.msg3888647.html#msg3888647 for anybody confused by this post.)

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« Reply #2037 on: July 13, 2019, 10:55:17 PM »
I wondered whether or not to do that callback myself, but couldn't be arsed.  I'm glad that you were arsed.

(End of https://www.cookdandbombd.co.uk/forums/index.php/topic,74035.msg3888647.html#msg3888647 for anybody confused by this post.)
Yes, reader, I was arsed. I'm glad I managed to tie the threads.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #2038 on: July 14, 2019, 01:24:45 AM »
He looks like Iannucci!

Completely coincidental if true, as the character first appeared in issue 5 before Iannucci was well known.

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« Reply #2039 on: July 14, 2019, 05:35:23 PM »
There’s a thing in tennis called a break point, which is probably where the film Point Break got its name.

It was the existence of the tennis term I’ve only just realised rather than the link with the film.