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Return of The Old Grey Whistle Test

Postby Griff's Colombian Friend » 09 Feb 2018, 13:48

I'm listening to Radio 4 where they have just said that the BBC are bringing back The Old Grey Whistle Test -
What about that then! ? ! ?
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Re: Return of The Old Grey Whistle Test

Postby Griff's Colombian Friend » 09 Feb 2018, 13:49

Oh it's just a one off.
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Re: Return of The Old Grey Whistle Test

Postby The Modernist » 09 Feb 2018, 13:55

The BBC really should try and create a new music show. Jools is well past his sell by date. They haven't really made any effort in this at all have they..which is pretty bad for a public service broadcaster where an important part of the remit is its cultural engagement.

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Re: Return of The Old Grey Whistle Test

Postby Griff's Colombian Friend » 09 Feb 2018, 13:58

Exactly! Hence my excitement, dampened immediately like sandbags on my flame of optimism.
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Re: Return of The Old Grey Whistle Test

Postby Deebank » 09 Feb 2018, 13:58

The Modernist wrote:The BBC really should try and create a new music show. Jools is well past his sell by date. They haven't really made any effort in this at all have they..which is pretty bad for a public service broadcaster where an important part of the remit is its cultural engagement.


Marc Riley did a great pilot show (or shows) that were on the iPlayer a couple of years ago.Really good new bands on - full of old blokes with Jazzmasters playing angular nouveau post-punk (many of whom feature on his R6M show).
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Re: Return of The Old Grey Whistle Test

Postby The Modernist » 09 Feb 2018, 14:00

Me I'd mix it up. I'd have a mixture of new music and features on older artists: live performances, interviews, archive features. A bit like a less youth orientated version of the Tube. My main market would be intelligent music fans between 25-40, although you would hope they'd be some appeal outside that demographic obviously.
It shouldn't be that hard to come up with something half decent.

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Re: Return of The Old Grey Whistle Test

Postby Super-Jank » 09 Feb 2018, 14:04

The Modernist wrote:Me I'd mix it up. I'd have a mixture of new music and features on older artists: live performances, interviews, archive features. A bit like a less youth orientated version of the Tube. My main market would be intelligent music fans between 25-40, although you would hope they'd be some appeal outside that demographic obviously.
It shouldn't be that hard to come up with something half decent.


Precisely.

I dunno - I guess the audience isn’t there
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Re: Return of The Old Grey Whistle Test

Postby The Modernist » 09 Feb 2018, 14:11

OCT wrote:
The Modernist wrote:Me I'd mix it up. I'd have a mixture of new music and features on older artists: live performances, interviews, archive features. A bit like a less youth orientated version of the Tube. My main market would be intelligent music fans between 25-40, although you would hope they'd be some appeal outside that demographic obviously.
It shouldn't be that hard to come up with something half decent.


Precisely.

I dunno - I guess the audience isn’t there


I don't think its there for a mainstream show at peak viewing time. But 10.00 on a Friday night on BBC2? I think so. They could begin by replacing one of those endless 'comedy' panel shows they have.
When I sometimes read a music article on the Guardian website, I'm always struck by how many commentators there are. When you meet reasonably intelligent twenty somethings and thirty somethings, they're often into their music.
It might not have the cultural power that it did when we were growing up, but I don't think it's become this very fringe interest either.

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Re: Return of The Old Grey Whistle Test

Postby Jumper K » 09 Feb 2018, 14:13

The Modernist wrote:My main market would be intelligent music fans between 25-40.

Rules out anyone on this board then. That’s probably a very good thing.

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Re: Return of The Old Grey Whistle Test

Postby Super-Jank » 09 Feb 2018, 14:16

The Modernist wrote:
OCT wrote:
The Modernist wrote:Me I'd mix it up. I'd have a mixture of new music and features on older artists: live performances, interviews, archive features. A bit like a less youth orientated version of the Tube. My main market would be intelligent music fans between 25-40, although you would hope they'd be some appeal outside that demographic obviously.
It shouldn't be that hard to come up with something half decent.


Precisely.

I dunno - I guess the audience isn’t there


I don't think its there for a mainstream show at peak viewing time. But 10.00 on a Friday night on BBC2? I think so. They could begin by replacing one of those endless 'comedy' panel shows they have.
When I sometimes read a music article on the Guardian website, I'm always struck by how many commentators there are. When you meet reasonably intelligent twenty somethings and thirty somethings, they're often into their music.
It might not have the cultural power that it did when we were growing up, but I don't think it's become this very fringe interest either.


Forward this last post to the BBC, G. I’ll cohost the show with you. We can burn a Jools Holland effigy on the first one.
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Re: Return of The Old Grey Whistle Test

Postby The Modernist » 09 Feb 2018, 14:19

:D Forget the show, we can just burn the effigy.

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Re: Return of The Old Grey Whistle Test

Postby Super-Jank » 09 Feb 2018, 14:31

:)
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Re: Return of The Old Grey Whistle Test

Postby Deebank » 09 Feb 2018, 14:35

The Modernist wrote:
OCT wrote:
The Modernist wrote:Me I'd mix it up. I'd have a mixture of new music and features on older artists: live performances, interviews, archive features. A bit like a less youth orientated version of the Tube. My main market would be intelligent music fans between 25-40, although you would hope they'd be some appeal outside that demographic obviously.
It shouldn't be that hard to come up with something half decent.


Precisely.

I dunno - I guess the audience isn’t there


I don't think its there for a mainstream show at peak viewing time. But 10.00 on a Friday night on BBC2? I think so. They could begin by replacing one of those endless 'comedy' panel shows they have.
When I sometimes read a music article on the Guardian website, I'm always struck by how many commentators there are. When you meet reasonably intelligent twenty somethings and thirty somethings, they're often into their music.
It might not have the cultural power that it did when we were growing up, but I don't think it's become this very fringe interest either.


And besides, the Beeb don't have to chase ratings all the time - stick it on BBC4 on a Friday!
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Re: Return of The Old Grey Whistle Test

Postby Griff's Colombian Friend » 09 Feb 2018, 15:21

OCT wrote:
The Modernist wrote:
OCT wrote:
Precisely.

I dunno - I guess the audience isn’t there


I don't think its there for a mainstream show at peak viewing time. But 10.00 on a Friday night on BBC2? I think so. They could begin by replacing one of those endless 'comedy' panel shows they have.
When I sometimes read a music article on the Guardian website, I'm always struck by how many commentators there are. When you meet reasonably intelligent twenty somethings and thirty somethings, they're often into their music.
It might not have the cultural power that it did when we were growing up, but I don't think it's become this very fringe interest either.


Forward this last post to the BBC, G. I’ll cohost the show with you. We can burn a Jools Holland effigy on the first one.


ER... it's MY thread. I'LL be hosting it with that lass from the Lovely Eggs and the surviving members of Fuzzbox THANK YOU.
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Re: Return of The Old Grey Whistle Test

Postby Super-Jank » 09 Feb 2018, 15:24

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Re: Return of The Old Grey Whistle Test

Postby Goat Boy » 09 Feb 2018, 16:13

yeah, it's not hard is it? Christ. You just need the right people doing it.

Give me 50 quid and a haggis supper and I'll get rid of Jools bloody Holland forever.
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Postby Rayge » 09 Feb 2018, 16:33

The Modernist wrote::D Forget the show, we can just burn the effigy.

Fuck the effigy, let's burn Jools!
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Re: Return of The Old Grey Whistle Test

Postby Super-Jank » 09 Feb 2018, 16:40

I've just emailed Mark Cooper at the BBC.
Diamond Dog wrote:and then we can have an adult debate about why you think there are 'over reaching' chord changes


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Re: Return of The Old Grey Whistle Test

Postby Super-Jank » 09 Feb 2018, 17:44

He's just replied!!
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Re: Return of The Old Grey Whistle Test

Postby Harvey K-Tel » 09 Feb 2018, 17:56

Did he tell you to fuck off?
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