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Vivian Stanshall's Radio Flashes

PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:16 pm
by Chris P
episode 1's already dropped off the iPlayer, but here's episode 2:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04d0ksp

2 days left to listen. Hope somebody's recording these & will get them back out 'there'

Music, comedy and Keith Moon, courtesy of Britain's greatest eccentric. Including more from Colonel Knutt.

Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band singer Vivian Stanshall took to the airwaves of BBC Radio 1 on Saturday 21 August 1971.

Over two hours, relive Vivian's mix of zany comedy and music - including his take on Dick Barton's radio serial "Breath from the Pit". Featuring drummer Keith Moon from The Who.

With Chris Bowler. Produced by John Walters

Re: Vivian Stanshall's Radio Flashes

PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:49 pm
by Adam Blake
Hi Chris, I posted the exact same link a few days ago. I have recorded the two that have already been broadcast and aim to do the same with the third. It's been a bit of a fandango actually, as I so rarely record anything off the radio these days I had to figure out a way out of the headphone socket on the 'pute, into the minidisc recorder, back into the 'pute into iTunes via Audacity which crashes like a bastard every ten to fifteen minutes or so. (You didn't need to know all that, did you?) If you have a more sophisticated way of doing it, let me know. As it is, I got it all, but in bite sized pieces - easier to move around, I suppose.

There's some prime Vivian going on. Funny how the music is almost unbelievably dated at times - Cochise, The Pretty Things, even The Faces are still a bit undecided (long slide workouts a la Jeff Beck only not as good) - but Viv's skits and sketches are absolutely timeless. He was brilliant, that man.

Re: Vivian Stanshall's Radio Flashes

PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 7:36 am
by Chris P
Adam Blake wrote:There's some prime Vivian going on. Funny how the music is almost unbelievably dated at times - Cochise, The Pretty Things, even The Faces are still a bit undecided (long slide workouts a la Jeff Beck only not as good) - but Viv's skits and sketches are absolutely timeless. He was brilliant, that man.


Singing from the same hymn sheet on this one - well expressed!
Last time I used audacity it went fairly smoothly, but that was years and years ago.
Currently struggling with problems with our Comms line for the last 2 weeks. Bandwidth at very low ebb. Catch-up Tv an impossibility until they can sort it out. Can handle streaming audio tho. Anyway what I'm saying is I'm just about working at my max with different aspects of technology etc. And recording streaming audio is just one more thing that's going to have to take a back seat. I'm very glad you're doing it though