Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Paul And Spike Show #122

The Paul And Spike Show, episode 122 - Original Radio Six International broadcast: Friday August 21st, 2009

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A deluge of awesome correspondence regarding the health care debate last week

00:00 Oh great - that's not a good way to start the show; Paul spilled something on Spike's sweater. Some good news regarding Old Spike, the end of Paul's ladies' problems and the reason his mom said "OMG". Paul is half of an intellectual, and Spike shares something embarrassing about prostitutes.

07:03 Drinkie Update! Spike's dry (but drunk), and Paul is making up for lost time. The Boys discuss their drunk benchmarks. What are yours? How do you know you've passed the threshold and that you're drunk? Email the show at the usual address and let 'em know.

15:45 After what we in the media call "a tease", it's time for Pickin' And Grinnin'; a wry, meth-tinged look at the week in news. From a trailer. With engine parts in the yard.

17:45 No theme song here, but The Boys have had an intriguing This Week In Stuff. Paul's halfway through "The Catcher In The Rye", and he's been plugging away at the DSi's flickbook-tastic Flip Note Studio, and he's been playing The Dark Spire and Grand Theft Auto Chinatown (doo-dah, doo-dah). Should we be worried? Spike's turned his critical ear towards Big Finish's Dr Who "adventures", and a mystery benefactor sent him something very cool.

38:27 All hail the intelligent, literate and experienced listeners to The Paul And Spike Show! Good for you! As we requested, a full in-box, stuffed with smarts about last week's health care debate! The Boys expand on HD tellys, on armed protesters and the second amendment, and emotions run rampant about the health care systems of three different countries. Want to talk about it further? Got a correction, argument or counter thought? Email it to the usual address!

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Oh, this is cool. On Friday, 28th August Radio Six International will be broadcasting the whole of The Hydro Amnesty Bash live from the Community Hall in the Island of Lismore, Argyll. This seven hour festival will include all sorts of music - from jazz guitar to indie pop; from ceilidh band to rock 'n' roll. The show will include Chunks, Spin-Offs, Winginit, The Fabulous Baker Girls, Mark Heavanor, The Lismore Boys, No Nightmares, Garry Whitton and open mic artists. Between the acts, Tony Currie will be talking to the bands taking part and playing tracks from the Random Playlist. The live broadcast begins at 19:00 GMT with our 88.5FM listeners in New Zealand and listeners to 1530AM in Glasgow also hearing the entire event. There will be a repeat of the six hour programme on Sunday, 30th August from 10:30 GMT.

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