Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Boosh news...

"To all the people who signed up to our forthcoming all new fizzy website. Thanks you. The site should be online soon, featuring a brand new improved backstage area with podcasts and exclusive photos, artwork, video clips, music, Naboo’s horoscopes, greetings from the maniac Fossil and more.

We are currently writing series 3 from our Boosh headquarters 4 miles under Shoreditch. It’s going well. This time, it’s set in a shop and it involves magic elles, flying teeth and a moccasin called Stephan. We can’t tell you much more than that because we haven’t finished it yet. We start filming in May and it should be on your TV screens later in the year. Perhaps late summer. Or Autumn. Maybe early winter.

As well as the third series we are planning an all new live TV show, a bit like the Boosh but coming from a different direction, complete with live audience to be filmed in Spring 2008 and then we will do a full national tour soon after. It’s take us till now to recover from the last one. So strap in. We’ll let you know all the details through the website so be sure to keep coming back.

Also we’ve been busy winning thing recently. Thanks to readers on NME for voting us Best TV Show. And to all those her voted us winners of the CHORTLE BEST LIVE SHOW award too. We also won a pub quiz in Stoke Newington last week so we’re on a roll.We are not in total reclusion as we write the new series. Naboo is Djing all about town and Bollo is working in Fresh and Wild as a chef. Fossil is in a quarantine cell at Heathrow airport awaiting various injections but should be with us soon.

Love to each and every one of you

Howard and Julian and Vince and Noel"

It came as a rather fab picture email, but the I can't get the picture to be readable AND fit on here, so here's the link.
A live tv show eh? They've always said they want to do a variety, Saturday Night Live type of thing... gotta be good. And it's nice to know that the telly show is still on schedule for the Autumn, twins notwithstanding. Overall, yay.

Monday, March 26, 2007

New Rufus Wainwright Song

Don't say I never do anything for you (I've heard you mumbling ;) ). Go here, Listen Again to Monday's (today's) show, fast forward to 1hr 55 mins, sit through the original version of that Afternoon Delight song from Anchorman (I thought they'd written it and am now very upset), and then, finally, get to hear 'Going To A Town' from Release The Stars.

Rufus is tired of America, apparently. You and the rest of the music community my dear, but at least you sing about it much better than most. It's a cracking little song, actually, so enjoy.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Saturday, March 24, 2007

It was posted on Wikipedia for a while...

...that Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt have a cameo in The Simpsons movie as zookeepers (naturally). It's been edited off now as there was no supporting evidence... but how amazing would that be? About as amazing as these things get, I'd reckon.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

10 weeks to go...

Until everything is handed in, and that's pretty much my uni career over, apart from results and graduation (I think I'm safe in saying I *will* graduate with some class of degree or other). So please my lovely people, just bear with me for these two and a half months and then you won't know what's hit you this summer. There'll be blogging aplenty including a definite trip to Edinburgh Fringe. Definite.

In the meantime, Dean's trying to do me out of a job with a series of TV reviews, (as if I ever mention comedy on here! ;) ) starting with Aaron Sorkin's Studio 60, so keep popping over there.

10 weeks, man. Where'd it all go?

P.S. *Of course* I'll be blogging Doctor Who (that waits for NOONE) and my copy of Shaggy Blog Stories came today - woot!

Friday, March 16, 2007

Shaggy Blog Stories is GO!

Buy it now. NOW I SAY! And a Happy Red Nose Day to you all, the Boosh are on at about 00.30am ;)

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Shaggy Blog Stories

Via Miss Lisa, Troubled Diva has had an AMAZING IDEA! Basically, it's to print a collection of funny posts by British bloggers, and sell it for Comic Relief. Brilliant! Here's all the details....

1. All UK bloggers are invited to select one post from their archives, suitable for inclusion in the book.
2. Because it's Comic Relief, the watchword here is Funny. So I'm looking for posts with a pronounced comedic content.
3. Please e-mail your permalinks to me at mikejla@btinternet.com. Alternatively, you can mail me with a tickled-up version of the original text.
4. The absolute final deadline is 6pm UK time on Wednesday evening (March 14) - but please send your stuff to me as soon as you can, as I’ll be assembling the book on the fly.
5. The book will be published through http://www.lulu.com - a site which specialises in self-publishing, and which doesn't require any upfront costs or pre-planning. Once they have the text, the book is more or less immediately ready to sell.
6. All money raised by sales - ie. minus the fees charged by the website - is donated to Comic Relief. I would expect to raise between 3 and 4 quid per book, as Lulu's charges hover around 4 or 5 quid (depending on page count).

All with me so far? Good. Now, here’s how you can help.

1. By publicising the event on your own blog, and asking your readers to pitch in with contributions. Please link directly to this URL: http://troubled-diva.com/labels/rednoseday.html
2 By contributing to the book itself.
3. By buying the book next Friday.
4. By pimping the book on your own blog, once it goes on sale.

If you’d like to contribute, then please follow these guidelines.
1. Brit bloggers only! You should be currently resident in the UK, or else an ex-pat Brit living abroad. (So, yes, foreign ex-pats in the UK are also welcome to join in.)
2. Please send me ONE POST ONLY. It’s your choice, not mine.
3. Posts should contain TEXT ONLY – we won’t be using pictures.
4. Posts should not include copyrighted material, e.g. song lyrics.
5. Short posts are preferable, i.e. under 1000 words. Absolute top whack maximum is 1500 words, if it's a really really good one.
6. Although a couple of us will be proof-reading, it would greatly assist if you could check and re-edit your posts for grammar/spelling/punctuation before submitting them.
7. When e-mailing, please tell me [Mike] the author name you'd like me to use. I know that many of you like to be anonymous on the web, and that's fine - but as Google doesn't index the printed page, this might be a suitable occasion to use your real name.

So there you go people! I'm gonna search through my archive and see if there's anything funny... hmmm. I'll be buying it even if I don't contribute - and you should too :)
EDIT: Yeah so I can't find anything appropriate. Well that's a little depressing.... hehe.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Monday, March 05, 2007

Blogmeet this Saturday

Just a reminder that there's a meeting for rather wonderful bloggers like yourselves in Nottingham this Saturday. My post below probably suggests that I'm a bit too snowed under to make an appearance (you're gutted I know) but if it's arranged by Lisa, and it is, then it'll be fab. Go let her know if you're up for it!

Oooh and...

...more from Demetri Martin. He's posted a flurry of bizarre, beautiful blogs over the last ten days or so, and you've just got to check them all out.

Look who woke up!

Well me - here, now - and Mr. Fuzz.

And that's as much as you're getting out of this third-year student in a rather run down yet simultaneously frenetic state. You'll just have to bear with me, I'm afraid! Just time to say, however, that you can vote for the "Pioneer Audience Award for the Best Television Programme of 2006 for the 2007 Bafta Television Awards" (catchy) right here. Royle Family all the way.