Sunday, November 21, 2010

Extra, Extra (Read All About It)

I was doing some work the other day and had to go looking through some old files on my computer to find something or other. I didn't find the thing I was looking for but I did find this video...

It was done as a DVD extra for the Googlewhack DVD. A commentary seems to be obligatory as a DVD extra but it didn't make any sense on that show because it's a show where I tell a story so what would the commentary be? "This is the bit where I was at the airport..." "Well yes... that's what you just said in the show."

But I love the band Helen Love and I loved the idea of introducing them to other people. I didn't think they'd do it... but amazingly they did. And I think they did an amazing job. The animation was done by Rob Manuel who people might know from the excellent B3ta.

Anyway... having found it and as I've arrived late to the youtube party, I've put it onlone... so here it is.

By the way... with the new DVD, I have done a commentary. It's a stand-up show after all so there's are times when there's something to say about the material. But I didn't want to do a straightforward commentary where it's just me taking myself a bit too seriously and I didn't want to over-analyse things with a Director's Commentary or whatever... so this is who recorded the commentary with me:

Yep, this DVD has a Mother's Commentary.

Thanks Mum.


silverpebble said...

Oh that's quality. My children are dancing around and shouting 'again! again!. Not sure they're your target audience but they enjoyed the 'blue singing mushrooms and man-plane'.

Unknown said...

And I still want a copy!! Ma x

Anonymous said...

It's a fun song, insanely catchy from the first listen (when you played it deputizing for Gideon Coe on 6Music many years ago). And amusing to see how Helen Love crowbar mentioning The Ramones into yet another song ...

Some time later the track was available as a free MP3 download from the Helen Love forum (might still be; I haven't checked).

Nice to see the video for it — very fitting!

Chapcustard said...

This song is..Dave Gorman's Googlewhack completely and utterly..Dave Gorman's Googlewhack Adventuuuure..stuck in my head. I am seriously considering..Dave Gorman's Googlewhack Adventuuuure... listening to Itsy Bitsy Teen Weeny Polka Dot Bikini to try and dislodge it.

Great song though!