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Re: The Adam Buxton Podcast Thread II: You're MAI WAIF now
« Reply #390 on: September 29, 2021, 01:00:19 AM »
There was a time when Vic/Jim would come across as a bit up himself in interviews, a bit of a smug know-it-all - Wasn't in on RHLSTP where he was half cut and slurring his words?

Bob touched on this in his first RHLSTP - he said Jim's very shy, which can make him come across as aloof and up himself.

I think in this Buxton interview he was really relaxed - first time I've heard him like this, it's great.

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« Reply #391 on: September 29, 2021, 09:09:19 AM »
I enjoyed the Vic episode. I think perhaps his ease was partly down to having the interview at his home. There is a difference between the Zoom chats and in person ones. Hope he manages to get out and do a few more in person interviews.

I guess perhaps he's listened to the Bob ones so knew it would be a relaxed affair.

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« Reply #392 on: September 29, 2021, 09:11:49 AM »
Adam is also really good at putting his interviewees at ease. It is an under-rated skill in an interviewer

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Re: The Adam Buxton Podcast Thread II: You're MAI WAIF now
« Reply #393 on: October 05, 2021, 09:48:02 PM »
The latest episode is a good 'un. I'm not familiar with the work of comedian Lauren Pattison, but I liked her: a nice, sharp, funny person. The second guest, folk musician Sam Lee, was only on for about ten minutes, but his a cappella singing was rather beautiful and haunting. An unexpected detour.

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« Reply #394 on: October 06, 2021, 01:18:02 PM »
The latest episode is a good 'un. I'm not familiar with the work of comedian Lauren Pattison, but I liked her: a nice, sharp, funny person. The second guest, folk musician Sam Lee, was only on for about ten minutes, but his a cappella singing was rather beautiful and haunting. An unexpected detour.

So... you had your assumptions bumptioned?

Sam Lee is precisely the sort of thing I would normally avoid on grounds of being twee, but since he was on this show (and I am a devoted quartermaster) I gave him the time and felt very moved, almost overwhelmed, by what he was doing. Also, that wood pigeon jingle Adam made was adorable and hilarious. I might loop it.

Sam's resignation towards the nightingale's pending extinction felt a bit bleak though. Seemed a bit cold, especially given the nature of his work. Then again, if that's the fact then that's the fact.

Lauren was nice enough and I admire her honesty about currently working in a supermarket. I think most comics would feel deep shame at resorting to that and almost certainly attempt to hide it or at least keep those two areas of life hermetically separate.

The conversation did unfortunately feel like he was interviewing a regular civilian rather than a comic though; she didn't have a particularly unusual insight into anything let alone a comedic one. Feel bad saying that because I think she is a lovely person.

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« Reply #395 on: October 06, 2021, 02:34:24 PM »
The conversation did unfortunately feel like he was interviewing a regular civilian rather than a comic though; she didn't have a particularly unusual insight into anything let alone a comedic one. Feel bad saying that because I think she is a lovely person.

Just listened to this and feel the same. The chat focused almost exclusively on everyday mundane stuff in a way that felt like overhearing two friends having a pleasant catch-up but it never really got going, did it.

Also the "what silly stuff do you Google" segment in the back-half felt like it lasted a painfully long time as neither Pattison or Buxton had any particularly funny answers. But yeah Pattison is clearly a good egg!

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« Reply #396 on: October 06, 2021, 02:35:09 PM »
I enjoyed the Vic episode. I think perhaps his ease was partly down to having the interview at his home. There is a difference between the Zoom chats and in person ones. Hope he manages to get out and do a few more in person interviews.

I guess perhaps he's listened to the Bob ones so knew it would be a relaxed affair.

He (Jim/Vic) is really good on Jools and Jim's Joyride. I suppose it's because he's nominally in control of the show and he's only interviewing people he knows/wants to speak to. I wish some of those podcasts were longer as they rarely get over 30 minutes. The fake adverts they do are great too.

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« Reply #397 on: October 06, 2021, 06:02:48 PM »
I saw Sam Lee (with a band) about 5 years ago at End of the Road. I didn't know anything about him before- I only went to see him because I happened to see him interviewed that morning and he interested me- but he blew my socks off, he was incredible. Being crap I've not really followed that up, except to notice that he turns  up on the radio now and again- he did a thing about the Thames on Radio 4 recently.

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« Reply #398 on: October 12, 2021, 10:57:47 PM »
I got hit on the head this afternoon by a packet of Tangfastics thrown by Mr Buxton.

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« Reply #399 on: October 12, 2021, 11:22:52 PM »
I got hit on the head this afternoon by a packet of Tangfastics thrown by Mr Buxton.

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What happened and was it fun?

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« Reply #400 on: October 12, 2021, 11:49:38 PM »
Nobody cares about your filthy sex stories.

What happened and was it fun?

It was at Cheltenham Literature Festival and the cheeky scamp was lobbing mini packs into the audience. The missus caught one packet and the next bounced off my head, prompting Adam to say “This guy doesn’t even like Tangfastics.”

He was very entertaining, as was Bob Mortimer an hour later. A very enjoyable afternoon.

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« Reply #401 on: October 13, 2021, 04:49:22 AM »
The missus caught one packet and the next bounced off my head, prompting Adam to say “This guy doesn’t even like Tangfastics.”

I'm imagining him saying that in his Queen / Cilla voice.

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« Reply #402 on: October 13, 2021, 09:01:29 AM »
Just finished that myself, it is lovely and funny. Vic's guesses as to how Adam's son deployed his swearing at the dinner table made me cackle.
I was a bit worried as he began his anecdote about being at Jeff Beck's wedding that it was just going to be an exercise in name-dropping. But the twin pay-offs were well worth it. Funniest thing I've heard in years.

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« Reply #403 on: October 13, 2021, 09:39:13 AM »
I like the new Yandrew advert. It's OK to say that, right?

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« Reply #404 on: October 13, 2021, 11:12:01 AM »
I really like Silverman, she's moved on from her (slightly too long) shock period ...

I agree that her standup was a bit too desperate to shock, but that said, this period of her career includes The Sarah Silverman Program, which is one of my favourite sitcoms ever. I highly recommend it.

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Re: The Adam Buxton Podcast Thread II: You're MAI WAIF now
« Reply #405 on: October 13, 2021, 11:15:20 AM »
He (Jim/Vic) is really good on Jools and Jim's Joyride. I suppose it's because he's nominally in control of the show and he's only interviewing people he knows/wants to speak to. I wish some of those podcasts were longer as they rarely get over 30 minutes. The fake adverts they do are great too.

Thanks for the recommendation of this. I had no idea it existed. Some lovely anecdotes (if Jim's are also all true then the universe must have deliberately intervened to create Vic and Bob) and it's actually quite nice that one of my podcasts isn't over 2 hours long per episode.

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