In search of The Singing Corner

January 23, 2012

Years back, last century, we worked with two oddbods on Going Live! I don’t mean Phillip Schofield and Sarah Greene; they were, and are, lovely. I’m talking about a right couple of characters called Don Singing and Bob Corner, otherwise known as The Singing Corner.

What happened to them after their brief TV life on the Saturday morning show is unknown. They just vanished. And yet me and Trev always found them good, if slightly eccentric, company. And so we decided to track them down.

That was no easy task, but more on that some other time. We did find them, eventually, and they granted us a rare interview.

We hope to have that up and running by the end of the week. Maybe a two-parter (they don’t half go on). In the meantime, why not enjoy their hit single (reaching no.61 in the charts), Jennifer Juniper with Donovan, accompanied by some exclusive footage.

It’s not a podcast, it’s just talking

January 16, 2012

It’s a new year, and Trev and Simon are like two new things, bought as presents and then kept by the givee just beyond the point that they can be taken back, or exchanged, or refunded. Why can’t we all learn from Sparks and their Suburban Homeboy mentality… “props to my peeps, and please keep your receipts…”

What am I on about? Who knows? This is the danger of letting me loose on the Trev and Simon blog when I have failed to maintain my own blog, Mummified Fox, so spectacularly. And whilst Trev is on holiday at the Huffington Post.

If there’s one thing I’ve heard four times so far this year it’s; “when are the two of you going to do another podcast?” It’s the most commonly asked question after “Do you still swing your pants?” and “Weren’t you that guy who once did something somewhere? With that other guy? The tall one.” And they’re the most commonly asked questions after “Do you do duvets?”, and that’s the most commonly asked question after “What do you do now?” and that’s the most commonly asked question after “How much for this?” as a too thin or too fat lad waves a bag of boilies in my face.

I now know no one knows what I’m on about, and Trev may take me to task (like a still angry Elvis Costello) for writing a load of old nonsense when all I said I would do was put up this little clip for your pleasure.

Here it is. It’s just us, talking nonsense for a few minutes in the bar at the BFI. We were there for a meeting with Alison Norrington from storycentralDIGITAL. We talked transmedia and then we talked Oobidoo. It’s good to get out of the house.

2011 in review

January 3, 2012

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 19,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 7 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Twit Relief

August 1, 2011

So, me and Trev were kindly invited to take part in Twit Relief as part of Comic Relief. Twit Relief, where folk could bid for us (and proper bigwigs like Richard Curtis or Lily Allen or, perhaps, Ghandi) to follow them on Twitter. Lots of the famous people also offered extra prizes, like tickets to their shows, or gold discs, or their shoes. We barely have any shoes and we haven’t done a show since 1964. But we wanted to make the effort and so we offered a chance to play pool with us at Spots and Stripes, underneath the arches, next to a boxing club in Waterloo.

Someone bid £371 for us. The fool! But well done, David. And thanks for helping Comic Relief. David brought along his friend Karen, who didn’t know she was going to meet us, and is (pity her please) a fan of us from yonks ago. It was meant to be a dream come true. It should have been like Jim’ll Fix It.

We did our best. Here’s what happened.

And big thanks to Nigel at Spots and Stripes for his marvellous hospitality.

Trev and Simon Podcast No.13

November 26, 2010

Wooooooooh! Podcast No.13. And, spookily, only 26 days after Hallowe’en. Dare you listen to it?

If you do listen, you’ll see that we end on a highlight. Only an interview with Norwegish Pop legends a-ha. Enjoy it, and remember, as the weather turns cold, stay on those roads.

You can listen to it/ download it here

Just click on the link above to listen to it. Or to download the podcast: On a PC, right-click on the link, then select ‘Save Link As’ and download it to the selected location on your computer. On a Mac, hold down Ctrl and click the link, then select ‘Save Link As’ and download it to the selected location

And Andrea has made a big and thorough list. Here’s what you’ll find:

It’s the 13th podcast!
Andrea’s friend in the basement
Writing in your pants
The Social Network
Concept albums
Trev’s crazy dream
3D television
What annoys us about each other?
Hay fever
Boring 2010
I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!
Who is your daddy?
Celebrity bear wrestling
Soups or casserole?
Waxy or crumbly cheese?
An Andrea Mann podcast
Andrea is professionally funny

I Am James Ward
Film updates
Simon’s on the move
Trev’s doing a gig
Is anything off-limits in comedy?
X Factor’s Wagner and the Christmas Number One
‘Jennifer Juniper’
Acsia and Adam Stickels
Rescuing and being rescued
A swing your pants request
Andrea interviews A-ha! (Or is it Trev and Simon?)
A song to end on

Please enjoy listening to it. Thank you.

Oh, and click on the highlighted ones for bonus fun. Sorry if some are a bit rude. Whenever I am searching for images I can’t help but type in “sexy” first. Like “sexy hat”. Try it. Unless you don’t want to, or don’t approve.

Some bits from Podcast No.13

November 25, 2010

Ok, so Podcast No.13 isn’t ready yet but it soon will be. Tomorrow hopefully. Not that it’s any big whoop, just two old guys talking, but here’s a little taster. I had to prop the camera on Andrea’s settee so it’s not the most exciting of films, but hey, what do you expect for nothing? A rubber biscuit?

I don’t get the rubber biscuit thing. I just remember it from The Blues Brothers. I know it bounces back.

Here’s four minutes of badly edited lowlights.


Trev and Simon podcast no.12… a little bit of video

October 26, 2010

Doh! this didn’t work out as planned! I’d edited the end bit where Andrea hides away and then makes a rude gesture. But something’s gone wrong and it’s edited itself out. Oh well… it’s just a bit of rubish. Think of it as an experiment. maybe next time we’ll film something proper. Maybe a play. Maybe we’ll script the story of when Mr Lynch called me (Simon) into his office to find out if I was a Nazi.And maybe Trev can voice me over as he does in the podcast. Who knows? Not me. Here’s some footage of us in a basement.