That 6 Music Advert

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I mean really, it has me twitching with horror. I can't imagine what it's like for people who own a TV.

Tom, Thursday, 18 April 2002 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

is that the punk being played at the wedding. i kind of like it actually, because the punk music and the music that 'should' have been played can both be located in the same time frame, so they don't seem opposites at all, but kindred spirits that don't realise it...

gareth, Thursday, 18 April 2002 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

is that the wedding reception one - i love the fact she keeps on hitting - i am so drugged on painkillers i am laffin at a potato wedges ad -is 6music where you can listen to what YOU want or what most of it'S listeners want ?

a-33, Thursday, 18 April 2002 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Yeah Gareth but surely that makes the "look ha ha these things are opposites" vibe of it worse.

Tom, Thursday, 18 April 2002 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

The odd thing it is the oppositeness of Evergreen (which no couple would actually have as their first dance at a wedding for a least a year) and The White Stripes - coupled with the bizarre home movie (as opposed to video) grain of the film which sets the whole piece thirty years ago.

And if they only played what they liked on 6 music why do they have a playlist?

Pete, Thursday, 18 April 2002 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Have I mentioned my ire with the waste of opportunity that 6 music is.

Ed, Thursday, 18 April 2002 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

There's diff. edits of this promo - in one, the DJ keeps nodding his head when he plays the White Stripes, it looks like he thinks it's going down v. well w/ the crowd, which is sort've of a metaphor for Radio 6 or something (ie we only play 'good' music which actually almost nobody wants to hear - see also GLR back in the day - "we don't play dance we play Nick Lowe" etc.)

Andrew L, Thursday, 18 April 2002 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

i did not know the music was will young. i did not know the music was white stripes. this shows how much attention i was paying to the music, and how much to the visuals.

gareth, Thursday, 18 April 2002 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

I own a TV and it makes me shout at it.

RickyT, Thursday, 18 April 2002 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

It's smug and annoying but I did enjoy one of the follow ups featuring a tiny child sliding across the dancefloor on his knees in the background. And I like the psychotic womang who beats up the DJ ha ha beware any DJs on this beeotch for I haf found a new role model ha ha!

Sarah, Thursday, 18 April 2002 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

(Bear in mind I was out of my head on painkillahs when I saw this)

Sarah, Thursday, 18 April 2002 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Is that the White Stripes? I thought it was some Estrus band or something like that.

jel --, Thursday, 18 April 2002 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

There's a REALLY lame variation where NOTHING AT ALL happens after the White Stripes start playing. I think they show this one on Sundays. The worst thing about the original is it's a total rip-off of the fantastic "Love Stinks" scene in 'The Wedding Singer'.

Jeff W, Thursday, 18 April 2002 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

that might be the one i've seen. a kid skids across the floor. is that the one?

gareth, Thursday, 18 April 2002 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

i saw the the ^lame^ variation first therefore the other versions are like that kurosawa film where this JAPANESE flange gets raped then you see other angulz an' shit - the skiddin kid roolz

a-33, Thursday, 18 April 2002 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

I think it's great.

Mark C, Thursday, 18 April 2002 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

I was annoyed first time I saw it, because I've never heard the Will Young song and was vaguely curious to hear it and it wasn't played!

alix, Thursday, 18 April 2002 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

I don't mind the advert. But I don't particularly like it either.

Jonnie, Thursday, 18 April 2002 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Could they have the DJ look like any more of a tosser? I sense a director/crew not entirely happy with marketing's concept. And I'm always awed my quite how much damage that woman does - they've decided to smash an entire mobile DJ rig, not just turntables or record or whatever.

Graham, Thursday, 18 April 2002 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

What Pete and Ed said. 6Music = the Uncut of radio, it might think it's exciting and cutting-edge but it's just Q and Mojo with a few more beards and cowboy hats. (Actually I haven't heard it - no digital radio - but the "what we play" bit on the website looks like such a wasted opportunity, yeah.) And the advert makes me run for the mute/off buttons every time. Grr. Snarl. Etc.

Rebecca, Thursday, 18 April 2002 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

BUT IF ILX HAD A DIGITAL RADIO STATION... the ad would be something like: indieists getting married to the strains of Coldplay; DJ CoXoR cues up BRITNEY! Beano-style punch-up ensues.

Or: different target market, same mechanix of snobbery.

The Ghastly Fop, Friday, 19 April 2002 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Yeah but we would be right and they are wrong. Also an ILX radio station would play Coldplay - Pete wuvs Yellow god have mercy on his soul.

Tom, Friday, 19 April 2002 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

corr, an ILE radio, now that would be ace. have we the technology?

Alan Trewartha, Friday, 19 April 2002 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

"Yeah but we would be right and they are wrong."

I guess that settles that, then!

The Ghastly Fopp, Friday, 19 April 2002 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

OK no more seriously the point is that an ILX radio station wouldn't do that. The point of the advert isn't that the White Stripes are better than Gareth Gates, but that the cpl want one thing and the radio station decides that no they can't have it. That kind of we- know-what's-best attitude is pretty much at odds with the lets-argue- about-everything stance of ILX.

Tom, Friday, 19 April 2002 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

WHen you look at the discussion board on the six music site there are loads of messages having a go at Collins for playing a Public Enemy track. Sheesh.

I think wuv might be a bit strong for my appreciation of Yellow, but I certainly would play it on Radio ILX. Though there are probably about 2000 tracks I would play before it. And more importantly - I certainly wouldn't ask anyone else to play (with possibly the exception of Tanya cos its all the same to her and she'll only be slagging the tunes off).

Pete, Friday, 19 April 2002 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Can you post links Pete?

Tom, Friday, 19 April 2002 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Anyone with broadband at home care to set up a shoutcast server?

Alan Trewartha, Friday, 19 April 2002 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

boards are here but not found the PE post yet.

the station sounds rubbish from the discussions and schedule.

michael, Friday, 19 April 2002 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Poor old Andrew Collins does seem to be becoming the whipping boy - now he's getting stick for playing the Pet Shop Boys.

Tom, Friday, 19 April 2002 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

AND AND a sighting of the "(c)rap" joke! Fantastic!

Tom, Friday, 19 April 2002 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

'broadband' you say? I do believe someone with BB at home will appear in not too long...

Sarah, Friday, 19 April 2002 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Yeah and TWO moomins!

Tom, Friday, 19 April 2002 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Lahey Wads!

Thingummy (and Bob), Friday, 19 April 2002 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Anyway yeah a Freaky Trigger Radio is an urgent and key task for me when I do get it.

Tom, Friday, 19 April 2002 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

The PE posts were about three weeks ago (anlong with the 6 Music not following up on their punk weekender cos Queen Mum poopped her clogs) - in the mists of message board time I couldn't be arsed to find it. I listened to it about two weeks ago (I-net Radio at work) and Liz Kershaw i even worse now than she was back in the day. Her Lloyd Cole (!) interview was excrable.

Pete, Friday, 19 April 2002 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

That Freaky Trigger Radio (or Radio ILX or whatever) would be good - but it could only ever be the second best Internet Radio Station after this one.

Pete, Friday, 19 April 2002 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

"That kind of we-know-what's-best attitude is pretty much at odds with the lets-argue-about-everything stance of ILX."

I would say they were mutually sustaining. My point is that sneering at Q readers, an established ILX sport, is no more edifying than Q fans sneering at Smash Hits readers.

The Ghastly Fop, Friday, 19 April 2002 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Yeah but the point is that not everyone on ILX sneers at Q Readers. So we argue about it.

As for when Freaky Trigger, say, has a go at people for attacking pop it's not that we think it's bad to attack people in general (or "sneer at" people if you want to stick with that loaded term), it's that we think they're wrong about pop.

Tom, Friday, 19 April 2002 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Can I sneer at both Q and Smash Hits - thanks !

Come on has anyone seen that 6Music playlist its crap Sheryl Awful Crow, Stereocrapophonics, Crappy Temple Clause sounding like orrible Oasis gone more rawk, Badly Drawn Boring, orribleHaven - even more boring the Travis, Hundred grunge-by-karaoke Reasons.

It's a Joke, there so much music released each week that does not get played - 6music like many other radio stations select their music from what ever pluggers/ major record companies promotions depts stick in front of them. Smaller independents cant afford pluggers - an the only way the get played if a: the presenter selects their own music ala Peel and John Kennedy - this country needs more maverick DJs and less lazy playlist crap.

DJ Martian, Friday, 19 April 2002 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

ten months pass...
"Anyway yeah a Freaky Trigger Radio is an urgent and key task for me when I do get it. "

...

Also, the White Stripes and Gareth Gates were my two bands of 2002 by miles.

Gregory Henry (Gregory Henry), Monday, 3 March 2003 02:23 (eighteen years ago) link


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