Poll

Which of these would you most like to see commercially released?

No Known Cure
25 (12.1%)
The GLR Shows
50 (24.3%)
The R1 Music Shows
109 (52.9%)
A Morris, Whitehead & Sutton music compilation
22 (10.7%)

Total Members Voted: 204

Voting closed: September 01, 2005, 05:30:53 AM

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« Reply #30 on: September 04, 2005, 10:48:43 PM »
That's a thoroughly enjoyable GLR show indeed! Some great daftness in there with the 'Calls to Franco' and 'Sgt. Murphy' at the end too. How long must Chris have spent talking to that guy all together to get as much out of him for cutting up as he did? Or did he not speak to him at all and 'Sgt. Murphy' is/was an archive recording?

It's always good to hear Chris on the phone to a live caller, or hearing something not quite go smoothly - like when Chris was taking the call and realised the next track wasn't cued up...in fact I got both of those in one on that show. The smalltalk with the callers has some whimsical gems quite often too; like the house hunting bit Gypsum mentioned.

 Looking forward to hearing more shows! :-)

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« Reply #31 on: September 08, 2005, 03:23:41 PM »
Quote from: "Hairy Chin"
That's a thoroughly enjoyable GLR show indeed! Some great daftness in there with the 'Calls to Franco' and 'Sgt. Murphy' at the end too. How long must Chris have spent talking to that guy all together to get as much out of him for cutting up as he did? Or did he not speak to him at all and 'Sgt. Murphy' is/was an archive recording?


The story we've heard is that Sgt. Murphy was a bloke who lived in Bristol who was collared one day for a Feedback Report, gave a completely mad answer to the question, and completely threw Morris and left him thinking "I've *got* to use this guy...".

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« Reply #32 on: September 08, 2005, 09:13:00 PM »
Quote from: "TJ"
Quote from: "Hairy Chin"
That's a thoroughly enjoyable GLR show indeed! Some great daftness in there with the 'Calls to Franco' and 'Sgt. Murphy' at the end too. How long must Chris have spent talking to that guy all together to get as much out of him for cutting up as he did? Or did he not speak to him at all and 'Sgt. Murphy' is/was an archive recording?


The story we've heard is that Sgt. Murphy was a bloke who lived in Bristol who was collared one day for a Feedback Report, gave a completely mad answer to the question, and completely threw Morris and left him thinking "I've *got* to use this guy...".

I hope that's true, simply because it's great! Cheers TJ.

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« Reply #33 on: September 11, 2005, 12:39:43 AM »
Anyone else listened to the show yet then?

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« Reply #34 on: September 11, 2005, 06:42:23 PM »
I'm giving it a listen at the moment. I've not found it massively funny yet, but I did like the idea of what I'm about to mention.

**JOKE SPOILER**

I don't suppose anyone knows the name of the song playing at ~26:30 when he's playing radio hide and seek with the woman on the 'phone, do they?

I just knew she'd say something and lose, but the inevitability of it didn't spoil the gag at all.

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« Reply #35 on: September 11, 2005, 06:49:44 PM »
Gil Scott-Heron - The Bottle. He plays it on a R1 show, which is why I recognised it.

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« Reply #36 on: September 11, 2005, 06:58:25 PM »
Excellent, thanks. I'll have to find a compilation or something with that on I think. If it's present on a compilation then with any luck the surrounding music will be similar and of a similar quality.

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« Reply #37 on: September 11, 2005, 07:10:33 PM »
Chris also plays The Revolution Will Not Be Televised ("thing is, it probably will") and Work For Peace (twice) on the R1 shows, both of which are also excellent Heron songs. I bought one of his albums based on the strength of the former, and, while the rest of it wasn't as political as I would have liked (although quite political), it was still very enjoyable and relaxing jazz.

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« Reply #38 on: September 11, 2005, 08:05:05 PM »
Here's my guide for this show, next one in a week or two along with something else.

Guide: Pakistani cricketers being done for drugs in the West Indies, The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band - Cool Britannia, Jonathan Richman And The Modern Lovers - Roadrunner, John Bentley checks the levels, Today's Gash: British army to be replaced with a mirror and rumours of the Queen Mum's pregnancy, Call in with bits of writing for John Bentley to sing, Arrested Development - Mr. Wendell, Chris Morris suggests that John Bentley sings tampon instructions then decides on a Sun headline "Sink Those Frog Pirates", Elvis Costello - Man Out Of Time, Morris reads out "Sink Those Frog Pirates" article, Rolling Stones - Before They Make Me Run, Queen Mums Pregnancy: Could be one of 17 men, Gil Scott Heron - The Bottle, Arrested Development competition: Radio Hide And Seek, Jarvis Cocker is a dead ringer for Kieran Prenderville, Frank Black - Fu Manchu, John Bentley has hurt his thumb (very funny segment!), Guess the singer(s) competition: Win a stuffed Carl Saigan, Letters: Perry Puffit's burp tip, Brian Wilson - Hang On To Your Ego, Queen Mum Pregnancy: Princess Margaret's response, KD Lang - The Mind Of Love (With Jonathan Miller impression), The Keith Richards Manifesto: Bank Holiday Advice, 17 Heaven - Penthouse And Pavement, "The 80's revival has started already", Compared to Bryan Ferry competition, Guess the singer competition, John Bentley: "I'm bleeding over the piano", James Brown - Cold Sweat, John Bentley and his "Sink Those Frog Pirates" song, The Australian Doors - Stairway To Heaven, GLR News. Ever-lasting Love - , Fedback Report: Noise Attendants, The Beatles - Happy Birthday, Compared To Bryan Ferry Competition: "What's the crumble?" house-hunting and discussion about which side of Jonathan King's mouth goes up, Queen Mum's Pregnancy: It's a boy!, Steelers Wheel - Stuck In The Middle With You, What's On: Shauntaclear Guardsley releasing his team of Gibbons into old peoples homes to entertain plus the benevolent rich flinging themselves, Arrested Development sample: "Go for a stroll... you bendy old bugger", Rubbish song competition and request for Sock Quiz competitor, - Jamacian In New York, Letter: Little girls are out of shape, Captain Beefheart - Big-eyed Beans From Venus, Rubbish song competition: It was by Eddie Murphy, Free batteries being given away at Capital Radio and GLR house exchange, Everything But The Girl - The Only Living Boy In New York, First Ever Sock Quiz, World Party - Is It Like Today?, Calls To Franco: First part, Arrested Development sample: "Do say David Owen and I'll give you the prize", Suede - Animals? - Sgt. Murphys' Easter Message "Yes, woman priests", End "This has been Chris Evans... Hello!"

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« Reply #39 on: September 11, 2005, 08:37:59 PM »
Quote from: "Neil"
...next one in a week or two along with something else...


Excellent! Looking forward to it - cheers Neil.

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« Reply #40 on: September 11, 2005, 11:27:07 PM »
Thanks for the guide, Neil. Just to let you know, the Suede track is "Animal Nitrate". Oh, and you missed out the Stereo MCs' "Connected", which is played after the calls to Franco.

A week or two, eh? Eeeeexcellent! (*Rubs hands*)

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« Reply #41 on: September 14, 2005, 09:57:03 PM »
Ta for that, noticed another few mistakes, such as the first Keith Richards impression not being listed, and a few gaps in the music.  I must have copied over an old version of the guides when I moved back to this puter, as I had that show completely listed and had went to a lot of effort to make sure there were no silly mistakes this time.  Anyway, the other shows are all listed already so I just need to check them again to see if any more patching is needed, and then we can bang the rest of them out regularly.  Some really exciting stuff lined up for after the GLR run, too.  Would love to hear more opinions on this show though...maybe I should start a Comedy Chat thread as that would probably get more response.  There are just so many great throwaway bits and pieces in this show though, this run is definitely my fave Morris stuff.  At the start of this show he reads out a news report about plans to replace the British army with a large mirror...see, that's the kind of thing I used to love about Morris.  He would chuck out these fantastic ideas  and then move straight on to the next thing.  You can listen to the GLR shows and miss tons of great stuff if you're not paying full attention to them.  And that sort of 'how does he come up with this stuff?' material was scattered all through-out the GLR shows.  The MASJ segments are always a real treasure-trove for this kind of thing.  I hate hearing the set-up to a gag and knowing what the pay-off will be, but you could never guess where Morris was going when he was at his peak.  There were out-standing ideas flying out in all directions.

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« Reply #42 on: September 14, 2005, 09:59:34 PM »
Just to say I thought this was amazing stuff - especially the newspaper article put to music, which made me laugh a bit too much on the train, probably scaring several small children in the process.

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« Reply #43 on: September 15, 2005, 08:10:35 AM »
Quote from: "Neil"
At the start of this show he reads out a news report about plans to replace the British army with a large mirror...

Ah, I'd forgotten about that bit. I take all I said back; that bit was very funny.

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« Reply #44 on: September 16, 2005, 01:52:12 AM »
Thanks a lot. I'm about halfway through listening to this and have already creased up laughing a couple of times.

It's lovely to get more Morris stuff of the highest possible quality by doing nothing more than clicking on a link. Thanks again for all your hard work.

Azureus says the tracker is down (blue smiley) but I seem to be seeding anyway, just at a reduced rate. This is going to stay on my seeding list for a long time.

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« Reply #45 on: September 21, 2005, 04:29:05 PM »
Anyone else listened to this show yet then?  Or read the shooting script and have interesting observations about it?

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« Reply #46 on: September 21, 2005, 06:17:41 PM »
Quote from: "Neil"
Or read the shooting script and have interesting observations about it?

I've deleted the PM from my sentbox of that little interchange we had about the script, else I'd post it here.

Not that it was interesting, mind.

The gist of it was that it was interesting seeing how the ideas and such are refined by Morris. It was nice to see the thoughts behind it as, frankly, the film baffled me somewhat.

I think it was an odd decision to obscure the spine of the book, if it was intentional, in the final cut of the film. The whole thing could've made much more sense had it been visible. Mind you, perhaps the effect of slight confusion was intended; I think it does have a place in art. It can be powerful.

Quote
GERBIL flashback
boy's head - oov we hear "oi!"
Boy's head turns
gerbil in cage: gerbil "yes you little fucker I've got a fucking story for you"
boy's face eyes wider
"you know daddy doesn't love mummy any more... He's been fucking your mum's friend Suzie Roche..
Boy's face - appalled
focus dissolve cut to silent of boy telling mum
CU her face breaking
creeping in CU boy - and sound of giggling gerbil going
hahhhahahehehe oooh bye bye daddyohh bye bye hehhehehehhehe - cam reaching boy;s eyes

Was that bit in the film itself? I can't remember... I like it anyhoo.

This, however is my favourite bit:

Quote from: "The Perfectionist, Chris Morris,"
WORK OUT WAY OF MAKING THIS REALLY EFFECTIVE

:)

It's nice to know even those whose writing talents you admire have to stick that kind of bit in initially.

Lt Plonker

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« Reply #47 on: September 27, 2005, 10:48:42 PM »
Only just got round to listening to this show. Fantastic stuff. I wish I had a better memory for quotes and segments.

"And that was Everlasting doo-dad by whatever." I love that.

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« Reply #48 on: September 27, 2005, 10:50:06 PM »
Oh shit - I still haven't listened to all of this, but I'll change that within 24 hours, I promise Neil.

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« Reply #49 on: September 30, 2005, 04:04:27 PM »
just checking you know that Morris voiced the unfunny new "Mini Adventure" ads

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« Reply #50 on: October 01, 2005, 05:47:40 PM »
That sounds quite unlikely - I don't think his career's at advert voicevover stage quite yet. I might well be wrong though. Anyone else seen these?

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« Reply #51 on: October 04, 2005, 09:57:31 AM »
thanks for the patronising response

the cinema ad's certainly sound like Morris but this site the voice is a soundalike... an incredibly bad Day Today rip off...

http://www.makesureitsaminiadventure.co.uk/index.html

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« Reply #52 on: October 04, 2005, 05:07:43 PM »
I wasn't really trying to be patronising - I just think you're probably wrong.

The voice on the ad sounds a bit like Peter Serafinowicz.

And I don't think they were consciously ripping off The Day Today.

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« Reply #53 on: October 22, 2005, 07:46:15 PM »
Thanks to Neil, Mat Savage and Pinball (I have no torrent program) for supplying this show.  It's terrific.  I love the Keith Richards Manifesto.  I laughed hardest at  the Jonathon Miller impersonation during Catherine.

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« Reply #54 on: January 02, 2006, 08:24:24 AM »
Quote from: "skibz"
Woo, an update! And more Morris stuff!


 Okay if you say so.     :D


[EDIT - online casinos aren't 'Morris stuff']