Thursday, January 26, 2006

Podcast Beta 2 Released







Those of you have subscribed via your feeders and iPods let us know how it goes. We are experimenting with the delivery system and ain't geeks. If you don't understand any of that, click on Guido's face and it should download and play automatically in your media player.

As a result of our beta testers feedback we improved the sound quality, which is now as good as you'll get in a pub. It's 8 minutes and 3 megabytes of political incorrection and commentary. Sorry it is late, but we were in the pub until closing time. We have priorities. Enjoy.

19 Comments:

At 1:13 PM, Blogger JohnJo said...

More lesbians less tennis next time please :)

 
At 1:51 PM, Blogger OldNick said...

Saloon bar philosophy of the highest order! So so.

OldNick

 
At 1:54 PM, Anonymous annexed said...

Jolly good gentlemen, sound quality much better and you managed the jingle too. You spoil us!

So, what stopped you laying into Oaten again? Did the 'politically correct' and "oh the Lib Dems are such nice people and so we shouldn't treat them in the same way we treat other politicians" groupings scare you off? Or were you bored with it now that Hughes has hit the headlines?

Less drunk and less swearing this time. I'm not convinced that's a good thing :)

 
At 1:54 PM, Anonymous Steve B said...

Is it just me that is being given a 31 second file for download rather than the 8 min version?

If anyone has the full version could they be lovely people (Like the darbyshiredales perhaps ;-)) and send it to my junk email account: barny_100@hotmail.com?

Cheers in advance.

 
At 2:06 PM, Blogger Guido Fawkes Esq. said...

We stopped laying into Oaten? - whoosh - so the Sheik in a sheet joke didn't work for everybody.

Hughes was not out when we recorded it. Oh no, Tim Ireland will be claiming we claimed to have outed him now.

I'm for more drinking and swearing, but the Monkey won't let me.

 
At 2:06 PM, Blogger Guido Fawkes Esq. said...

Click on the above picture of me...

That is the idiot-proof way of doing it.

 
At 2:14 PM, Anonymous Steve B said...

Guido (I'll ignore the "idiot-proof") - I tried that but alas my work PC's IE doesn't like it, I tried the RSS feed via Google Reader but that also only gave me the first 31 seconds.

Guess I will just have to wait till I get home...

 
At 2:16 PM, Blogger Bill said...

The recording is quite clear and your podcast is mildly amusing in a 'pub bore' kinda way ;)

As for your comments about not being homophobic, I have no way of judging, but propose (as a gay man myself) to give you the benefit of the doubt. On the other hand your allusion to having 'sex with two gays on a beach in Marbella', then following it up with a sly comment that they were lesbians, doesn't count I'm afraid! What you seem to be saying is that you are such a 'stud' that even a couple of lesbians agreed to have sex with you - naturally I accept this may be nothing else than what happened so far as they are concerned, but it says absolutely nothing about the point you seemed to be trying to make about your youthful experimentations ... just sayin' ...

 
At 2:27 PM, Anonymous Andrew said...

Colour - intro, outro & incidental music & pub noises v. good and improvement on test 1.
Length - better than test 1.
Content - not as funny or as good as test 1.
Keep up the good work.

 
At 2:46 PM, Anonymous Listener said...

Two "lesbians" in a Marbella brothel I heard. I think it a joke or perhaps it was autobiographical?

Agree - the first one was more edgy, drunker and funnier. Also badly recorded, this was much better in terms of sound quality.

But was much too tame, you should have stuck with the Derek and Clive style. Promising. Will still download the next.

Is the idea that jokes give hints that you can't print for fear of libel?

 
At 4:15 PM, Blogger Theo Spark said...

Well done for mentioning Darfur, they need the publicity, well the few left do!! As for Limpdick Opik well at least he is shagging the clever weathergirl unlike poor Sven! Timbo has a pretty wife so did Michael Howard!

 
At 6:33 PM, Anonymous mbe said...

Preferred the fist podcast as:

i) I don't see the point in jingles and background noise: why pretend it's a spontaneous conversation?

ii) More gossip, insults are needed and the reduction in swearing is unnecessary (for all those offended by swearing, fuck off and read the Grauniad)

iii) Sound was marginally better but, linked to point i), all the pub noise outweighed the improvement

iv) Think it should be longer, I didn't have a problem with 15 mins but perhaps I should get a hobby

Still good stuff though,

 
At 7:42 PM, Anonymous Tom Ainsworth said...

I wish you'd make the first one available for download so those of us who didn't get round to being beta testers could compare them. I liked this one.

 
At 10:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll second that motion (excusing the fact that almost every word these days is redolent with double meanint).

 
At 1:07 PM, Anonymous John McAllister said...

I think the background noise helped add to the feeling of hearing comments you not meant to.

The balance between a polished product and two blokes ranting has been well-struck.

Greatest line? Adultery, buggery and nobody.

 
At 11:36 AM, Anonymous arrested development said...

Hmmm - could be essential stuff, but much too loosely structured - much too much wasted space and pointless blather.

Either pull together a semi-structured script to improv off or record four or five hours of stuff and ruthlessly edit it down to 20mins or so of the best stuff or both (like they do on Have I Got News for You).

And ditch the pub - record it all when you're back home from the pub - drunk prob equals good, but pub sound quality makes it all pretty awful.

Finally, get yourselves a producer. At the moment it sounds rather too much like two moderately pleased with themselves blokes being moderately amused with themselves in a pub. Which after a while is irritating/boring rather than funny. You need someone to work with you on this - no qualifications required, other than an ability to pull the package together unencumbered by personal ego. An Armando Iannucci to your Christopher Morris/Steve Coogan.

Best of luck in making it work, though. If it develops well, it could become a foul mouthed speak the unspeakable alternative to the rather bland radio/TV satire out there (like Spiked was to Private Eye for a fleeting moment). And valuable just for that. But not there yet...

 
At 3:51 PM, Anonymous Derek & Clive said...

facking kants! etc

(ON)

 
At 9:49 AM, Anonymous Steve B said...

Great fun to read various comments first and then listen to it. Wondered if I was listening to a different podcast at times. Some people are really touchy aren't they? One throw away joke about lesbians and you've got the LGBT tolerance enforcement squad on your case!

 
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