Podcast 319 – another unashamedly trivial podcast in which Mark Ellen and David Hepworth discuss milk in rock, read your correspondence and invent a game you can play with Alexa

Massively encouraged by the fact that nobody tried to physically stop them doing it again, Mark and David podcast from their lofts to anyone who has nothing better to do for the next half an hour. Subjects covered include: the musical tastes of “Parks And Recreation”‘s April Ludgate, when dad bought his hifi on hire purchase, why the current lockdown is good news for the Abbey Road zebra and a really funny list from an old copy of Word.

Bono doing “Let Your Love Be Known”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlA8p3O1C-U

Paul Simon singing “American Tune”
https://youtu.be/wVYPVvS-mI4

The Roots and Jimmy Fallon performing “Stuck In The Middle With You”
https://youtu.be/JKYiTg6_J-M

It’s the 19-piece Rotterdam Philharmonic playing Beethoven’s Ode To Joy on lockdown.
https://youtu.be/nNBtwsPigcc

Kevin Ayers Whatevershebringswesing with Robert Wyatt on backing vocals and Mike Oldfield playing bass and guitar…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5j7AIUnRf4w

Follow David on https://www.instagram.com/dhepworth/

Please leave a comment on iTunes or anywhere else that allows you to post. We read all of them and really appreciate it. If you’ve got any particular favourites among the old Word podcasts please let us know which at wiye.london@gmail.com

And watch our “Word In Your Attic” video.
https://youtu.be/qXm4DyPPwI0

2 thoughts on “Podcast 319 – another unashamedly trivial podcast in which Mark Ellen and David Hepworth discuss milk in rock, read your correspondence and invent a game you can play with Alexa”

  1. Thanks for the podcast – a brilliant way to pass the time. Unfortunately, Alexa is now driving me bonkers as I try to win just one point (Hurricane would not have been my first choice).

    The discussion about Abbey Road got me thinking about the stairwell at the EMI Offices in Manchester Square, famous for the cover of Please Please Me and the Red and Blue Albums. I remember around the time that EMI were moving their offices out to Hammersmith there was talk about them taking it (surely to God not all of it, it was many stories high) with them. A quick search online led me to an article by the Independent in 1995 with this little nugget of information …

    “But the removal of one of rock’s holiest relics from EMI’s ageing headquarters at 20 Manchester Square, London, was no act of architectural vandalism, for the next day it reappeared three miles away as the focal point of the company’s new offices at Hammersmith.”

    The next day? Blimey …

    I’d be grateful for any info on what they took and whether it’s still there.

  2. Alexa game is great fun! … but it can struggle with some bands, tried and failed to get it to play Madness .. it insisted on playing Something called mixtape madness. Maybe I have invented a new game finding bands that Alexa will not find.

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