Podcast 365 – to the sunlit uplands of the new Let It Be movie!

Surely the only podcast that’s ever included tantalising Beatles film outtakes, the knock-down sale of Michael Jackson’s Neverland, ‘the Great Fatsby’ by Leslie West, Frank Sinatra, E17 with sleigh bells and and Ladbaby’s We Built This City On Sausage Rolls. Plus we play energetic rounds of ‘Farrow & Ball paint colour or Tyrannosaurus Rex track?’ and ‘Lilith Fair acoustic act or Lush beauty product’?

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Podcast 364 – in stout defence of the Bee Gees

In which we dust down a great new Bee Gees doc (How Can You Mend A Broken Heart?), applaud Bill Bailey, remember the absurdity of the Best Guitarist polls (and then name our favourite guitarists), mine the folklore of John Le Carre for possible band names (the Scalphunters, Madame Ostrakova), shake down the ‘river of dimes’ world of music copyright, and play a bracing round of ‘Black Metal Band or Item Of IKEA Furniture?

Bill Bailey doing U2 having a Catastrophic Technical Failure …
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=bill+bailey+impression+of+U2++youtube&docid=608004010494658780&mid=093D1A58807BF3F7B1D8093D1A58807BF3F7B1D8&view=detail&FORM=VIRE

And his impression of Billy Bragg …
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=bill+bailey+billy+bragg+youtbe&docid=608046294460467055&mid=933388ED5A44F42CF025933388ED5A44F42CF025&view=detail&FORM=VIRE

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Podcast 363 – $300m for Dylan catalogue officially “a bargain”

In which we salute the Taylor Swift publicity machine and the “sixth Stone” Ian Stewart, marvel at the money-spinning value of song copyrights (Dylan, Gershwin, Third Man Theme etc), listen to albums in the dark, point up McCartney’s superhuman achievement on June 14 1965 and spot fictitious music magazines (the Amazing Pudding?) and emo bands (Moose Blood?).

Ian Leslie’s 64 Reasons To Celebrate Paul McCartney …
https://ianleslie.substack.com/p/64-reasons-to-celebrate-paul-mccartney

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Podcast 362 – does anyone form a band any more?

Choice items discussed include Dua Lipa’s 5-million-tickets-sold online show, the full list of Altamont catastrophes, the magic of the rock press ‘on the road’ feature, Maslow’s hierarchy of needs (oh yes!), Jeff ‘Skunk’ Baxter’s move into military defence and US Spy Satellites, David’s disastrous cinema outing, whether going to gigs is now largely about the ‘being there’ on social media, cult Xmas singles and the mystery of Griselda Pugh & the Horses of Instruction.

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