New BBC Radio 2 Trailer

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naFCdBYexB0

One of these things is not like the others,
One of these things just doesn't belong,
Can you tell which thing is not like the others
By the time I finish my song?

musically (musically), Tuesday, 3 October 2006 16:55 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Although I must say that many of them are a bit...out of their element. Still, I think it's pretty interesting.

musically (musically), Tuesday, 3 October 2006 17:20 (eleven years ago) Permalink

The hell is Sheryl Crow doing in there?

Mr. Butch (Mr. Butch), Tuesday, 3 October 2006 17:54 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Playing bass.

Leopold Boom! (noodle vague), Tuesday, 3 October 2006 17:57 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Making up the numbers.

Marcello Carlin (nostudium), Wednesday, 4 October 2006 11:11 (eleven years ago) Permalink

She has been excised from later versions.

This is aopparently on YouTube as "viral marketing". Well I never.

PJ Miller (PJ Miller 68), Wednesday, 4 October 2006 11:15 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Less of our licence money on pointless advertising and inflated fees for undeserving "celebrity" presenters and more on making decent radio programmes please.

Marcello Carlin (nostudium), Wednesday, 4 October 2006 11:19 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Marvin Gaye isn't on the TV version I've seen.

Konal Doddz (blueski), Wednesday, 4 October 2006 11:22 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I've seen the Gaye version on TV the last couple of Saturdays (BBC2).

Marcello Carlin (nostudium), Wednesday, 4 October 2006 11:25 (eleven years ago) Permalink

You're thinking of How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria.

Leopold Boom! (noodle vague), Wednesday, 4 October 2006 15:43 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Gaye, Jimmy Page, and Sheryl Crow get cut out on the shortened version of the ad. And Crow's appearance is ridiculously incongrous.

Sadly, he will be the next Alexis Petridish. (Dom Passantino), Wednesday, 4 October 2006 15:45 (eleven years ago) Permalink

This ad is way better than anything on R2. I'd rather they scrapped the radio station altogether and just put loads of cash into cool shorts like this.

Matt DC (Matt DC), Wednesday, 4 October 2006 16:00 (eleven years ago) Permalink

*cue mass protests from the Union of Kate Melua Album Workers*

Matt DC (Matt DC), Wednesday, 4 October 2006 16:00 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I think Sheryl Crow taps that tiny market that's too old for Oasis and too young for Jimmy Page. I've never met anyone who was a "Sheryl Crow fan" though. It's like "According to Jim"...there are apparently people out there who are fans, but none of them have ever identified themselves in public.

musically (musically), Wednesday, 4 October 2006 18:02 (eleven years ago) Permalink

She is, however, the person most likely to be in that situation.

I wish they would do a Sweet Inspirations video.

PJ Miller (PJ Miller 68), Thursday, 5 October 2006 06:04 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I don't think we want to know about loads of money being put into cool shorts ew...

Marcello Carlin (nostudium), Thursday, 5 October 2006 07:13 (eleven years ago) Permalink

The ad is wayyyy more interesting than anything on the radio:

Elvis: "And on the twindecks, Terry Wogan"

I would actually pay to see that concert, but with the exception of 2 or 3 of the acts, not to see any one of them on their own.

mark grout (mark grout), Thursday, 5 October 2006 07:25 (eleven years ago) Permalink

No one listens to Pick Of The Pops except me... :-(

Marcello Carlin (nostudium), Thursday, 5 October 2006 07:32 (eleven years ago) Permalink

We all dig the thread though.

mark grout (mark grout), Thursday, 5 October 2006 07:42 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I would listen to it if they brought back Man Ezeke as presenter

Konal Doddz (blueski), Thursday, 5 October 2006 09:33 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I thought they may have just put Sheryl Crow in the ad because they thought it'd be best to have a female musician in there, not just female vocalists. Cynical moi?

Konal Doddz (blueski), Thursday, 5 October 2006 09:34 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Sheryl Crow is the token everything.

Marcello Carlin (nostudium), Thursday, 5 October 2006 09:40 (eleven years ago) Permalink

oh, i hate this. HATE it. smug wankers. my loathing for the BBC is topped only by my loathing for my current employers :)

grimly fiendish (grimlord), Thursday, 5 October 2006 09:56 (eleven years ago) Permalink

You could cut yr loathing by more than 50% if you went to work for the BBC!

mark grout (mark grout), Thursday, 5 October 2006 09:58 (eleven years ago) Permalink

and your salary?

Konal Doddz (blueski), Thursday, 5 October 2006 10:01 (eleven years ago) Permalink

heh, in six months' time i'll be lucky to have a salary approaching 0 :)

grimly fiendish (grimlord), Thursday, 5 October 2006 10:11 (eleven years ago) Permalink

and i should also note that, as i type, i'm listening to, er, 6music. i never said i wasn't a hypocrite.

i dunno ... i just find something so smug and punchable and hateable about this advert. it's just so complacent and ... eew. it's like punk rock never happened, innit? :)

grimly fiendish (grimlord), Thursday, 5 October 2006 10:13 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I think that's the general subliminal aim of Radio Cameron.

Marcello Carlin (nostudium), Thursday, 5 October 2006 10:18 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I think it's a bit insulting to Elvis's real musicians.

PJ Miller (PJ Miller 68), Thursday, 5 October 2006 10:29 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Who have recently been touring the world providing a live musical backing to cut-up footage of Elvis on film.

Marcello Carlin (nostudium), Thursday, 5 October 2006 10:36 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Really?

PJ Miller (PJ Miller 68), Thursday, 5 October 2006 10:37 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Noelly G on rhythm guitar is pretty irritating as well. He may be known for a lot of things, but guitar playing probably isn't one of them. Self-regard, however, is, hence his appearance. Do you think those who appeared on the ad that are still alive had to agree to do so? And the dead ones- did their estate have to agree?

Neil Stewart (Neil Stewart), Thursday, 5 October 2006 10:38 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Or the footage copyright holders.

Yes, really (xpost).

Marcello Carlin (nostudium), Thursday, 5 October 2006 10:39 (eleven years ago) Permalink

They do a full show with Elvis on screen "as live." James Burton, the Sweet Inspirations, the full shebang. Bit necrophiliac to say the least.

Marcello Carlin (nostudium), Thursday, 5 October 2006 10:40 (eleven years ago) Permalink

xpost

[ring]

"eh, twat mansions here, noel speakin'."

"hello mr gallagher. would you like to appear in an advertisement that suggests you're the acme of guitar-playing (at least in the eyes of tragic BBC radio executives)?"

"d'you have to ask, y'fuckin' coont? bangin'!"

i sincerely hope the fucker didn't get PAID for the "appearance". wow.

grimly fiendish (grimlord), Thursday, 5 October 2006 10:42 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I assume the Sugababes filmed their bit specially.

Marvin Gaye is the only one that looks wrong though. As in "not actually part of it" rather than "shouldn't be there" obviously.

xpost Doesn't Elvis actually do the band rundown by name? I guess he'd have been shocked to see how old his band was, if he could see through the cinema screen.

mark grout (mark grout), Thursday, 5 October 2006 10:42 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Seems a bit of a waste just to have Marvin on backing vocals, doesn't it? Since the BBC have gone to all the trouble of ressurecting him from the dead and all...

Neil Stewart (Neil Stewart), Thursday, 5 October 2006 11:26 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Presumably black artists are only allowed to be backing vocalists on Brave New Radio 2.

(is it coincidence that immediately Cameron rails about rap on the radio glorifying hoodie violence, etc., Westwood loses his Friday show in favour of indie disco?)

Marcello Carlin (nostudium), Thursday, 5 October 2006 11:34 (eleven years ago) Permalink

eleven years pass...

the Organist Entertains is going?? nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 10 January 2018 11:50 (one week ago) Permalink

and more jo whiley because hellworld is real

pee-wee and the power men (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 10 January 2018 12:08 (one week ago) Permalink

as Radio 2 becomes 90s Radio 1 the o.g. Radio 2 stuff will have to move into a niche on Radio 3, they've got plenty of room

not raving but droning (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 10 January 2018 12:13 (one week ago) Permalink


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