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Chris Morris - Blue Jam

Started by Neil, June 15, 2012, 08:00:34 PM

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Kane Jones

Quote from: Thomas on May 08, 2013, 05:12:38 PM
I'll also here voice my love for the Chris Morris monologues. They might be my favourites bits of Blue Jam.

Me too.  I did a fairly decent (okay, adequate) job of sequencing them all together, and it's a really good listen (if you've got 90+ minutes to spare).

Thomas

I've got hundreds of minutes to spare.

Kane Jones

It's a tasty old file - about 90MB.  I can email it to you if you fancy a listen?

olliebean

Quote from: Thomas on May 08, 2013, 05:12:38 PM
I've got a question regarding the CD, too.

What's this piano track that comes partway into the Suicide Journalist monologue? It's not the same music as was in the original broadcast, so I can't find it on any track-listings.

Amon Tobin, Nightlife, from the album Permutation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTL0t_HHkZI

(sampled and slowed down, incidentally, from http://youtu.be/uIzLmb7VKQA?t=32s)

Sexton Brackets Drugbust

Phil Cornwell's in a few of the sketches. Off the top of my head, aside from the Dutch guy in the Gush sketch, He's Bowie in the Bowie relationship memories sketch and I believe he does one of the shorter talking head sketches - sorry I can't be more specific. Not listened to them for a good long while!

I know Sally Phillips was is the sketch where rich businessman Mark Heap blackmails a doctor into performing needless surgery on his workforce. I believe she's the woman whose foot is amputated then reattached. I expect she pops up in a couple more, but that's all that comes to mind just now.

Mr. Ssmsslth



Kane Jones


themanwhocreatedjazz

A question about the CD, does anyone have a music only version of it?

olliebean

Surely someone must have put together a Spotify playlist of music featured in Blue Jam?

<edit> Yes, and here it is: http://open.spotify.com/user/ultrabrilliant/playlist/37hPjL2u7vJckoKL3pe85V

Thomas

I follow two such playlists, and there is a comprehensive guide out there, detailing every episode, but I can't find it at the moment.

EDIT - CookdandBombd's own page, of course, provides the same details, if you go through the programme links.

Petey Pate

Quote from: olliebean on January 21, 2014, 09:44:04 PM
Surely someone must have put together a Spotify playlist of music featured in Blue Jam?

<edit> Yes, and here it is: http://open.spotify.com/user/ultrabrilliant/playlist/37hPjL2u7vJckoKL3pe85V

There's one on Grooveshark that I put together as well, though it's incomplete and the tracks aren't in the order they appear in the episodes.

http://grooveshark.com/#!/playlist/Blue+Jam+Tracklist/92254765

Kane Jones

Quote from: Kane Jones on May 08, 2013, 07:02:02 PM
Me too.  I did a fairly decent (okay, adequate) job of sequencing them all together, and it's a really good listen (if you've got 90+ minutes to spare).

I've shared the above with Neil, Thomas and Westerly Winds, so I thought I'd make it available to all of you lot.  I've improved it quite a lot since I sent it to Neil and have made the segues between each monologue more seamless and less noticeable. 

I put quite a bit of work into it so it seems a shame for only myself and a handful of others to hear it.

So yeah, if you want to listen to my Blue Jam - The Complete Monologues mix then here's the link;

http://www.sendspace.com/file/4ubuwy

I topped and tailed it with an intro and outro from the show to guide the listener into that bleak world with a bit more (un)ease.  Enjoy.

DJ Solid Snail

^ Ooh, wasn't aware of this. Nice work KJ, and cheers for the link.

Quote from: Thomas on January 21, 2014, 09:46:56 PM
I follow two such playlists, and there is a comprehensive guide out there, detailing every episode, but I can't find it at the moment.

EDIT - CookdandBombd's own page, of course, provides the same details, if you go through the programme links.

Lovely! That YouTube user youtube.com/Fourjamlions is also good, as s/he collected all the tracks from Jam sketches and overlaid them with footage from the show. Although there's a few taken down, as I assume the footage had spunking and pissing cocks in 'em from The Gush and The Day Kilroy Went Mad.

I've always used the one the "Almost Complete Music guide" which used to just be a page on the web that had them all collated, but looks like the domain registrations lapsed in the last year. But luckily, I've just seen that the Way Back Machine caught it, luckily.

http://web.archive.org/web/20121016192206/http://www.leeashcroft.co.uk/bluejam.html

There's only a few tracks missing from there. I think like a lot of you here, I'm a weird inexplicable completionist with Blue Jam so I'm always going through trying to find the other tracks. There's that one in the ingenius "The Belt" monologue, where the narrator enters the Media Party, and the track starts playing. The chorus of which is just this sort of cheesy guitar followed by what sounds like a hook of them saying, "Hard Work", and I found that bloody track, but I can't for the life of me find it again or remember at all what it was called.

It's the kind of thing that I won't actually care about it that much if I do find it. I'll listen to it once then never again, but with something like Blue Jam, which is possibly my favourite thing in the world, I don't want that information to disappear. It's weird. I'm sure other irrational people here can empathise.

DJ Solid Snail

Quote from: Bored of Canada on January 24, 2014, 01:09:38 PM
There's only a few tracks missing from there. I think like a lot of you here, I'm a weird inexplicable completionist with Blue Jam so I'm always going through trying to find the other tracks. There's that one in the ingenius "The Belt" monologue, where the narrator enters the Media Party, and the track starts playing. The chorus of which is just this sort of cheesy guitar followed by what sounds like a hook of them saying, "Hard Work", and I found that bloody track, but I can't for the life of me find it again or remember at all what it was called.

Heh, it's Hard Work by John Handy.

Thomas

Definitely, I spent a while tracking down music from the 'Suicide Journalist' sketch (but the CD version), and that introduced me to Amon Tobin.

Here yer go, yer big completist you. Ach, pipped.

Kane Jones

Quote from: DJ Solid Snail on January 24, 2014, 01:45:55 PM
Heh, it's Hard Work by John Handy.

Well that's where I've messed up looking for that track in the past.  I thought they were singing 'Hollywood'.

Lovely. Cheers guys.

Quote from: Thomas on January 24, 2014, 01:49:23 PM
Definitely, I spent a while tracking down music from the 'Suicide Journalist' sketch (but the CD version), and that introduced me to Amon Tobin.

Yeah, the soundtrack of Blue Jam is phenomenal. It's one where a good amount of tracks I heard I was already a big fan of, and the rest were just right up my alley, so I'm a fan of those ones now. The best and most odd revelation out of them was the Fairey Brass Band cover album of old 80's and 90's House music. Bizarrely works incredibly well.

Does anyone know where I could find the complete transcripts of the monologues? Every site that used to have them seems to have been shut down or abandoned. And the locked thread (about this very topic) only has two.

Quote from: Filthy American on February 19, 2014, 10:48:09 AM
Does anyone know where I could find the complete transcripts of the monologues? Every site that used to have them seems to have been shut down or abandoned. And the locked thread (about this very topic) only has two.

There was that transcription page that used to be up, and if you knew the URL, you could find it in the Wayback Machine, I'm sure. It was It Started in the Park, I believe, but some googling and some wayback machine searching didn't find me anything, unfortunately.

Other than that, you may just have to listen and transcribe yourself.

Thomas

That thread with just the two is still set to expand, I think. I offered to transcribe a few more but Neil's got them all lined up ready, just needs to go through dotting the is and crossing the ts.

I'd like to know how much is down to Robert Katz, with those monologues. Of all Morris' work, they're the things I've 'taken' most from.

Yeah, I think all those old pages are down. And thanks for the wayback machine suggestion, I didn't even know what that was.

Here's hoping Neil updates that page. Until then I've got the Richard Geefe columns to tide me over.

Just to let everyone know that Radio 4 Extra start repeating Blue Jam at 11pm from next Friday.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03w472n

Solid Jim

Quote from: Bored of Canada on February 19, 2014, 11:43:12 AM
There was that transcription page that used to be up, and if you knew the URL, you could find it in the Wayback Machine, I'm sure. It was It Started in the Park, I believe, but some googling and some wayback machine searching didn't find me anything, unfortunately.

Other than that, you may just have to listen and transcribe yourself.

http://web.archive.org/web/20130928050715/http://www.thejim.iofm.net/bluejam.html

My old dial-up ISP finally up and died. I'm retrospectively amazed it stayed up this long.


TJ

Quote from: Solid Jim on February 23, 2014, 12:15:21 AM
http://web.archive.org/web/20130928050715/http://www.thejim.iofm.net/bluejam.html

My old dial-up ISP finally up and died. I'm retrospectively amazed it stayed up this long.

That was yours? Great stuff!

TJ

Just noticed that pretty much every Blue Jam guide online either doesn't identify the loop under the first 'Doctor' sketch in 1/1 or lists it as 'unidentified' - if anyone was wondering, it's Le Madrague by Brigitte Bardot. This was originally listed in the guides on here back when I wrote them...!

Quote from: TJ on February 27, 2014, 02:59:57 PM
Just noticed that pretty much every Blue Jam guide online either doesn't identify the loop under the first 'Doctor' sketch in 1/1 or lists it as 'unidentified' - if anyone was wondering, it's Le Madrague by Brigitte Bardot. This was originally listed in the guides on here back when I wrote them...!

Thank you.  I'm still desperate to find out what the looped ambient track is underneath the 'LWT Complainer' interview from the same episode.  That one doesn't appear to have ever been identified.

Frustrating.

Karma will be awarded by the bucketload if anyone can recognise it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvWkreoMBn4

TJ

I've a feeling someone once picked it out as a very obscure remix of... Air? The KLF? The Chemical Brothers? It was *someone* high profile at any rate.

There is, of course, always a chance that it was one of Adrian Sutton's original pieces.