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02Apr2008

New Slot!!!



In their infi­nite wisdom Planet Rock have decided to move me to the decid­edly more sociable time of 7pm on Sunday..Listen if you dare, or care, or what­ever..
xG

32 comments

  1. Nate - April 2, 2008 3:13 PM

    That’s great!
    You will suit the Sunday evening I feel 🙂

  2. Thomas Robinson - April 2, 2008 4:24 PM

    That’s great news. When does this take effect? Will the next show be on Friday or Sunday? At last i’ll be able to e-​​mail in to the show. You prob­ably won’t want to read my emails but at least i’ll be able to send em in 😆

  3. Phoenix - April 2, 2008 5:42 PM

    Curse Planet Rock for making me have to choose between a proper dose of sleeping in on my day off or my favorite DJ!

    Oh well, I can get a leg up on my day’s worth of World of Warcraft gaming.

    (evil grin)

    Nix.

  4. Caroline - April 2, 2008 5:53 PM

    Fantastic news!! I might be able to actu­ally listen to the show when it’s live more now than I was when it was on Friday nights…Sunday after­noons work out a whole lot better for me than early Friday evenings.

    As Thomas asked, when will this schedule change start? This week or next?

    - Caroline

  5. Phoenix - April 2, 2008 6:00 PM

    I pre­sume this week, Thomas, Caroline, since it’s already listed that way on their schedule…?

    I’ll still of course keep an ear out the pre­vious time just in case.

  6. Caroline - April 2, 2008 6:27 PM

    Well, well, well…there it is indeed! Thanks Nix. 🙂 I never know when to take a peek at Planet Rock’s site ’cause they seem to be funny about updating parts of it…*cough*Guy’s pre­senter page*cough*, as we know from the “My Hometown” seg­ment (And “Best and Worst Jobs” too? Just realize that there has hardly been any entries for that lately…) trying to be defunct…

  7. Thomas Robinson - April 2, 2008 6:40 PM

    Carrying on from Caroline, i take it that if you want to submit a bank of pratt request we just send you an e-​​mail? There isn’t yet a spe­cific bit on the web­site for it. To be fair to planet rock, they are prob­ably busy with poten­tial takeovers at the minute. What this change does mean is that i’ll have to tape top gear when it comes back later in the year. Talking of which i saw the clip from top gear that Guy was in, and at one point you actu­ally said that the car engine carry a tune better than most pop­stars. Did you use the ticket to see the show being filmed? You should be one of the stars in a rea­son­ably priced car.

  8. Karen - April 3, 2008 12:07 AM

    7pm on Sunday, that’s 4am Monday in Sydney, that’s not a more sociable time.

    Suppose I can take up World of Warcraft to maybe try to stay up till that time.

  9. Rafal - April 4, 2008 4:43 PM

    Guy, are you going to play with Bryan Ferry in Poland (Cracow Screen Festival, 4th May 2008)? Any chance for your own little show? 🙂

  10. Elina - April 7, 2008 12:25 AM

    guy: when are you going to como to Argentina???
    i love you since i was 13 years old (now i am 31)

  11. Paul Sexton - April 8, 2008 10:33 PM

    I was going to ask you to come to Belfast or Larne but i think i might need to join the que.

  12. Karen - April 10, 2008 6:17 AM

    quick ques­tion – was mr pratt’s show on last Sunday night ?

    nothing has been posted on Planet Rock web site yet.

  13. Phoenix - April 10, 2008 7:20 AM

    Yep, it aired as promised, devoid of any ref­er­ences to World of Warcraft, boo. I seem to remember it taking a few days the last time I wanted to re-​​listen to one of the episodes (guess which one? 😀 ) for it to be posted.

    Ironically, the actual media player said it was to be a Jethro Tull spe­cial on, but it really was him­self.

    Accept no sub­sti­tutes!

    Nix.

  14. Thomas Robinson - April 10, 2008 2:41 PM

    It just doesn’t seem the same lis­tening to Guy on a sunday. After all those friday nights spent sit­ting in bed lis­tening to the radio until 1 in the morning it feels wierd to now be doing it on a sunday evening. It will be even stranger when Top Gear starts again.

    It was still a great show though and i was able to e-​​mail in whilst Guy was in the studio for the first time. I think i clogged his email up a bit to be honest, i got a bit car­ried away. Sorry about that Guy, i’ll make sure i don’t do it again next time.

  15. Karen - April 11, 2008 6:58 AM

    Mr Pratt, just lis­tened to your show from Sunday. The last few min­utes were cut off.

    However did I hear cor­rectly, did you say ‘ strewth ‘ ?

  16. Thomas Robinson - April 14, 2008 5:18 PM

    Another great show Guy. It didn’t feel as strange lis­tening to the show on a sunday as it did the week before. There can’t be many radio shows that suit both friday nights and sunday evenings!

    I nearly died of shock when you read my email out. It wasn’t quite as shocking as the PULSE mir­ror­ball but it was close, although for­tu­natly nei­ther shock proved fatal.

    I was also pleas­antly sur­prised when you played the stran­glers. I was actu­ally telling a friend on sat­urday that my only com­plaint about Planet Rock was that it played too much extremely-​​heavy metal and not enough stran­glers but you must have heard me!

    What was with the stiggy-​​stig thing? The wolf and moon in your head thing was a bit strange. What accent were you trying to do?

    Thomas

  17. Phoenix - April 14, 2008 9:27 PM

    Probably a Top Gear ref­er­ence. I orig­i­nally thought it was a ref­er­ence to This is Spinal Tap, thus proving it’s been /​far/​ too long since I’ve seen that par­tic­ular film.

    However, to actu­ally get back to the orig­inal topic of the post, I have to say Planet Rock’s timing on the schedule switch could not have been more per­fect. Normally, I’d be at work, doing over­time during the old timeslot. A little bit dif­fi­cult to listen and work at the same time, but it was okay, always great to have a per­sonal laptop at the salt mines to help keep in touch with friends (and occa­sion­ally play World of Warcraft when it got slow or boring). Then a couple of ding­bats just hap­pened to get caught surfing… shall we say… ‘inap­pro­priate’… web­sites by some VIP who then com­plained to our man­ager, who then banned per­sonal lap­tops in the office. So now, no more streaming audio for me at work. And no World of Warcraft.

    But I have an iPhone now, so I can still read this thing and keep in touch with my mates. And just to be a geek, I had the phone log into my laptop at home and had the laptop log into WoW. 😉 Can’t prop­erly play it, but yeah. 🙂

  18. Thomas Robinson - April 14, 2008 9:41 PM

    I thought it might be a top gear ref­er­ence too but i couldn’t work out the accent. I did a bit of googling and it might have been Stig Anderson, ABBA’s old man­ager that Guy was pre­tending to be, it would at least account for the accent.

  19. Guy Pratt - April 15, 2008 12:24 AM

    You mean you don’t know Stig Stiggson of Mindwolf???? Super crazy Swedish Rock group???
    I just made him up and I like him, don’t you?

  20. Phoenix - April 15, 2008 2:15 AM

    I really like the name Mindwolf, Guy. Sounds like a name one of my geek friends would use for gaming pur­poses… or a char­acter from a comic book.

    And it’s four points off for misuse of punc­tu­a­tion. No need for mul­tiple ques­tion marks unless one is Doctor Who. 😉

    Nix,
    Grammar Police.

  21. Caroline - April 15, 2008 10:19 AM

    I like Mindwolf too…if such a band existed, they could beat up on ABBA* and Europe** any day of the week, month, and year!

    There ought to be a ‘my band is better than your band’ sort of TV show…if there can be a ‘my dad is better than your dad’ show (at least here in the States…and I nearly groaned when I hap­pened upon it one evening not long ago) on the telly, then there should def­i­nitely be such a thing for bands/​artists.

    Anyway, I three am really enjoying the new timeslot…nothing goes better with Sunday after­noons, green tea, Doritos, and straw­berry Newtons (for­ever!) like your show, Guy. That said, I was working on my Randall and Hopkirk site as this week’s show began…and there was quite a coinky­dink: You played “The Jean Genie” as I was working on get­ting my Annette Andre auto­graph pics uploaded and set up on their page. Needless to say, I couldn’t help let­ting out a nice little chuckle when I real­ized what was going on…about a minute or two into the song.

    I’ve ram­bled on enough as it is, but I have to also chime in with Thomas and say that get­ting to hear the Stranglers was too awe­some.

    - Caroline

    * — At the risk of get­ting killed here, I have to admit that I can’t help actu­ally liking ABBA’s “Eagle”…the closest to ‘pro­gres­sive rock’ they ever got to being. Well, I can’t help liking that and “SOS”…and now I got the latter stuck in my head again. Bang goes any chance of get­ting any sleep now…

    ** — Yeah, I know…Europe is/​was a Norweigian band. But hey, Norway is part of Scandinavia, and what better band to be in a ‘beat up’ deal with Mindwolf than the ones behind “The Final Countdown”?

    Great, now I got a mashup of that and “SOS” mean­dering through my poor mind…arrrrrrgggghh!!

  22. Caroline - April 15, 2008 10:59 AM

    Correction: Europe is/​was Swedish. I just remem­bered that…grrr, arrrrgh.

    (sighs) That’s what I get for responding to this thing at four in the morning.

  23. Thomas Robinson - April 15, 2008 4:42 PM

    The stig stig­gson appear­ance was good, it was just a bit of a sur­prise! As for the names Jeremy Clarkson has pre­vi­ously ref­ered to the Stig as stig stig­gson and mind­wolf is a marvel comic­book super­hero according to google (i’d like to point out that i’m not a comic­book expert). Maybe when Guy got the ticket to see Top Gear being filmed he met the man behind the mask? We saw Jeremy, James and Richard playing on the ToTP spe­cial, maybe the Stig is plan­ning an album too? Or maybe Guy is the Stig?

    But what­ever the answers, thanks Guy for both the radio show and expanding my musical hori­zons (or at least they would have been expanded had Mindwolf had some mate­rial of any kind avail­able :lol:)

    And Caroline, not every­thing ABBA did was bland euro-​​pop, some of the stuff on their albums wasn’t too bad actu­ally. It’s just their sin­gles that you prob­ably shouldn’t admit to liking!

  24. Karen - April 16, 2008 8:23 AM

    Why does it take sooooo long for Guy’s show to be posted ?

    And why do other shows seem to have week’s worth ?

    Guy, I think you are funny, but enough to get me up at 4am.

  25. Caroline - April 16, 2008 5:37 PM

    You may want to look under “Jethro Tull Special”, if there is such an entry on the player, this time around again, Karen…when Guy’s show was on this past Sunday, the player flashed “JTS” as the show then on for the timeslot again. *sighs*

    Thomas, I cer­tainly don’t dis­agree about ABBA being not com­pletely being Euro-Pop…“Eagle” is a GREAT song. And I would have never known about it if it hadn’t been for my reading this site’s ABBA page one evening almost seven or so years ago. “Eagle” is every bit as enthralling, at least to me, as it is to the author of that site…to this day, I can’t get over how majestic/​mystical it sounds AND that such a song comes from ABBA, of all out­fits.

    Eagle” was one of the five best music col­lec­tion deci­sions I’ve ever made based on that site…the other four being Genesis’ “Selling England By The Pound”, Roxy Music’s “For Your Pleasure”, Can’s “Soundtracks”, and King Crimson’s “Absent Lovers: Live In Montréal 1984″.

  26. Thomas Robinson - April 21, 2008 8:31 PM

    Hi Guy,

    I think you should def­i­nitely play more Frank Zappa, like the Stranglers I think he is under-​​represented on Planet Rock except for on your show. Which reminds me, thanks for playing the Stranglers again. Two tracks in two weeks, i don’t think i’ve ever heard them on the radio so much!
    Cheers,

    Thomas

    (Oh and i was only kid­ding when i emailed asking for an auto­graph Guy.)

  27. Phoenix - April 21, 2008 10:20 PM

    I liked the new show as well, but was kinda miffed they never posted last week’s show on the listen again fea­ture… Good thing the hotel had halfway decent free wire­less at PenguiCon or I would have /​really/​ been miffed to have missed one entirely. Any idea if they’re gonna post any more ‘episodes’?

    Nix

  28. Karen - April 22, 2008 12:36 AM

    I have been having a bit of a chat with someone from Planet Rock, re: lack of posting Guy’s show, ( he’s prob­ably so get­ting over me ) but will let you know what hap­pens.

    As I have now missed two shows 🙁

  29. Caroline - April 22, 2008 9:00 AM

    Hearing the Stranglers and Frank Zappa has been quite a treat to me as well…I had never ever heard any of the Stranglers’ songs until Guy started playing them! Always nice to know of more songs to add to my ever growing, and ecelectic dig­ital music reper­toire…

    As for Zappa…“Overnite Sensation” was indeed an awe­some album, and I remember get­ting a copy of that for “Camarillo Brillo” like it was yes­terday. As a matter of fact, I’d cite “Camarillo” as quite pos­sibly my most favorite Zappa song, when “Don’t Eat The Yellow Snow”, “You Are What You Is”, “Fine Girl”, and “Valley Girl” aren’t doing their best to rival it.

    I three hope that some­thing gets done about get­ting ‘episodes’ up soon on the Planet Rock archive player…I was a little wor­ried when I saw that for the third week in a row, the show was listed as “Jethro Tull Special” as it played… *sighs*

    - Caroline

  30. Phoenix - April 22, 2008 6:34 PM

    I pulled out the head­phone plug and let ‘my people’ listen to Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow… it suits that crowd very well. I have a feeling someone will be spin­ning it on my sta­tion at some point in the near future.

  31. Thomas Robinson - April 22, 2008 7:51 PM

    I’ve just checked and Guy’s show from Sunday has been put on the listen again fea­ture at long last!

    I think that Frank Zappa’s best song is Muffin Man. The guitar work is amazing and on the ver­sion i have Frank actu­ally has to repeat part of the opening dia­logue because he starts laughing him­self. Didn’t he record about 50 albums before he dies, making him the most recorded musi­cian ever?

  32. Karen - April 23, 2008 12:02 AM

    Fixed, response from Planet Rock

    Hi Karen

    You’re quite right. I have rec­ti­fied this now. Due to music rights I can only send you a link to Sunday’s show just gone (20th April)
    which will be active until Sunday 27th April to listen to either on the player or on this link below:

    http://www.planetrock.co.uk//Article.asp?id=535977