Mon, 24 December 2012
The Vintage Theatre Company and WAJR-FM present "A Christmas Carol"
Directed by Sarah Rowan
Produced And Mixed by Spike Nesmith
Production Co-Ordinator For The Vintage Theatre Company: Jason Young
Production Co-Ordinator For WAJR-FM: Reuben Perdue
Brooklyn Clemons - Fan; Mournful Voice
Christian Cox - Marley
Jeremy Crawford - Young Scrooge; Business Man
Dani Devito - Ghost of Christmas Past
Greg Devito - Nephew Fred; Toy Vendor; Whistle Flute Player
John Fallon - Scrooge
Jonathan Griffith - Peter Cratchit
Olivia Hrko - Belle; Alice
Jeffrey Ingman - Bob Cratchit
Rebekah James - Martha Cratchit
Francene Kirk - Mrs. Fezziwig; Merry Voice; Laundress
Maggie Ludwig - Bess; Mournful Voice
Bruce McGlumphy - Tom Watkins; Dick Wilkins; Business Man
Lydia Mong - Mrs. Dilber; Poultry Vendor; Woman in Line
Kody Mullins - Topper; Business Man; Mournful Voice
Spike Nesmith - Ghost of Christmas Present
John O'Connor - Mr. Fezziwig; Undertaker; Man in Line
Cathy O'Dell - Narrator
Reuben Perdue - Town Crier
Vincent Pinti - Matchboy; School Boy; Lad
Deb Sambol - Peg
Josh Straub - Tiny Tim; Singing Beggar Boy
Jason Young - Charity Worker; House Master; Merry Voice
Liz Rossi - Mrs. Cratchit
Sat, 24 December 2011
Picture it: Christmas! 2010! From the bowels of the Taskerlands Radiophonic Workshop comes a rarity: a radio special that's so special, it can bring the world together. It unites warring nations via the gift of laughter. It ends hunger, cures various cancers and colonises Mars. Global warming immediately depletes, polar ice caps re-freeze and the hole in the ozone layer - if that still exists, even - closes up. For 80 glorious minutes of mirth, the world unites and listens to what is arguably the greatest christmas special that sounds like an old radio broadcast from the 40s that has ever been produced by two blokes called Paul and Spike. In West Virginia. In the fall of 2010.
As you can imagine, competition was stiff for that particular award. Ahem.
OK, so this isn't just a lazy repeat of last year's critically lauded special. I mean, that would be too easy. No, this is a newly edited version; running at a svelte 60 minutes (or one metric hour), the special now zips along at a steady pace, with all the unnecessary padding stripped out. All this means that even though there might be less world uniting, hunger-ending, environment preserving, ozone layer-repairing going on, it *does* give you more time to get the rest of your shopping done.
Happy holidays. See you in oh-twelve.
Direct download: 2GC-xmas_2011_part_two-happy_holidays_from_paulandspikedotcom.mp3
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Sat, 17 December 2011
It's the most wonderful time of the year! What makes it wonderful? Taking time off work, of course! But don't worry, there's still a festive smell in the air with this, the special director's cut of the 2008 Christmas Special. Why is it the director's cut? Well, there is approximately five whole podcast-exclusive minutes of new material crowbarred in instead of including the costly music that used to be there, it's in living stereo, and also because....
LOOK, IT JUST *IS*, ALRIGHT? WHY DON'T YOU GET THE HELL OFF MY BACK ABOUT IT? RIGHT, THAT'S IT - I'M GOING TO MOTHER'S.
Um, anywayses. Next week, you can enjoy the specially edited director's cut of last year's Christmas special, "Paul&Spike: The Gay Batchelors"; now edited down to a managable hour, with almost all of the painfully unfunny filler garbage cut out.
Direct download: 2GC-xmas_2011_part_one-happy_holidays_from_paulandspikedotcom.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:28 AM
Sat, 10 December 2011
WARNING! This episode is for film bores only, as Old Spike takes his place in the rotating Paul Chair. On the agenda is OS's Week In Stuff, some chat about the classics, the time he and his mother's trip across Glasgow was interrupted by the real Laurel and Hardy, and we'll find out who WC Fields referred to as "a goddamn ballerina".
Fri, 2 December 2011
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Fri, 25 November 2011
This week's guest is Matt Owen, writer for "The Joan Rivers Position", satirical magazine Private Eye, that Channel Four sweatshop known as "The 11 O'Clock Show" (which featured both Sacha Baron-Cohen, Ricky Gervaise at the start of their careers, and a fresh-faced Charlie Brooker), plus innumerable birthday cards - some of which had tenners in.
Fri, 18 November 2011
Fri, 11 November 2011
This week, Andrew Wooding (one half of Two Men and a Ghost) gets dizzy on the Paul Chair to talk about his in-progress spooky books, the regular 2MG two-page spread in Haunted Magazine and Mike Kazybrid's 'Plastic Grannies'. Also on the agenda, Andrew's Week In Stuff, a conversation about whether "Life Of Brian" is offensive or not, and tears flow as we tackle last season's cliffhanger question regarding films that make us cry.
Fri, 4 November 2011
And so, as we begin the beginning of season five of Too Grumpy Critics, we do so with just one very small and minor change; 50% of the cast is missing. o_O Paul has decided to extend his vacation from the show, so - hopefully - he'll be back at some point. So in order to make up the smart quotient of the show, here's how it's going to work for the next few weeks: I'll be rotating guest co-hosts of interest who will discuss their week in stuff, answer and comb through the correspondence from the previous weeks' question, and to set their own question for the next week's guest.
This week, being the pre-premiere, we refresh our memories with an edited recap of the last show, and also hear a clip from 2009's appearance from Mike Kazybrid and Andrew Wooding, otherwise known as Two Men and a Ghost, who will be joining us in two weeks' time. Next week, though, Scottish radio legend and member of the Sony radio academy John Collins will drop in to tell us exactly why he thinks live and local radio *isn't* doomned. Good luck, John!
Onwards ad upwards, troops!
Fri, 10 June 2011
Quick note: it sounds like, in some places, Paul has delayed reaction times. This isn't down to drink, it's down to a weird bandwidth issue that meant there was a gap of roughly three seconds between one saying something and the other hearing it. Because the show is recorded on Spike's side, Paul is the one that sounds slow.
0:00:00 - Master Paul Higginbotham and Sir Spike Nesmith The Third discuss their hot weather no-booze drinks.
0:02:24 - Light Week In Stuff for Paul including the first episode of the elusive but comprehensive series "Hollywood", a series that takes roughly as much time to watch as it takes to see three Kurosawa movies; nine years. Also, a third week of cartoon violence and - this time - some freshly restored racism with the "Tom and Jerry" DVD set. C'mon chile!
0:08:27 - Spike's moving house, so there's little time to watch any Stuff. He finally got his grubby mitts on an entirely legal copy of the US "Life On Mars". Be warned, there's a spoiler alert for the UK spin-off "Ashes To Ashes". Not that it matters, given how good it wasn't. Imagine, though. History on The History Channel, in the shape of "American Pickers"!
0:24:50 - Next week's topic is revealed - what movies or scenes in movies always bring a lump to your throat. In other words, what are the great weepies, or the so-called weepies that leave you cold?
0:32:08 - This week's question: what was the last big summer blockbuster that you were *really* excited about?
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