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.


Trev and Simon Podcast No.3 is here

March 22, 2009


You can listen to/ download it here… trev-and-simon-episode-3

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That’s the serious stuff out of the way. So, yes, here’s No.3, recorded (for all you time fans) between approximately 2.30pm and 3.30pm on the 19th March 2009. In Andrea’s flat. Which is in Peckham or Dulwich, depending on whether you want to be poncey or not. Peckwich.

Andrea sent it to me to post up here, but without her usual list. She did one but it got lost in cyberspace. And so she asked me to do it because… well, I guess she just can’t even begin to bear to listen to the whole thing again. Podcasts should be like Mission:Impossible missives. They should detonate five seconds after being heard. And that should be that. Until the next one. So, I’m in charge of the list, and it turns out to be a long one. Here’s what you can listen to in Podcast No.3:

  1. Ideal Podcast length. 4 or 46 minutes.
  2. Andrea calls us boys… as does Barrymore.
  3. Geoff Boyes.
  4. The Hampshire Hoffman.
  5. Trev loves Mike and the Mechanics.
  6. Andrea loves Paul Carrack.
  7. Andrea is Nana in Nana Nia.
  8. The French Green Green Grass of Home.
  9. The Snake.
  10. Trev sings The Snake.
  11. The Snake deconstructed.
  12. Caffeine.
  13. Funny place names.
  14. Andrea loves Phil Collins.
  15. Whigfield- Pop Outsider.
  16. Rasputin record pluggers.
  17. Whigfield does duvets.
  18. Don’t do… versus Do do.
  19. Muck Off.
  20. Phillip Schofield Radio 1 Roadshow.
  21. Nicknames.
  22. Who do we look like?
  23. Looniversity Challenge- Good choice!
  24. Nicknames explained.
  25. Simon faces up to US military might in Area 51.
  26. Simon attempts an American accent.
  27. Arthur Clayton’s four piece cue.
  28. Neil Morrisey and Sean Penn.
  29. Who’s who and how double acts stand.
  30. Andrea’s special friend.
  31. Jimmy’s present.
  32. Girl Scouts in the US.
  33. Trev lists Celebrity meat products.
  34. An offer Simon can refuse.
  35. orgasmic births.
  36. Coconut monkey cake revenge.
  37. Monkey prison.
  38. General animal revenge.
  39. Demons of the Mind.
  40. Robert Hardy’s toe.
  41. Tweed update.
  42. What the old wear.
  43. What Sparks wear.
  44. Brown Willy.
  45. Snippet of The Snake.

Bet you wish Andrea had done the list now.

Trev and Simon Podcast No.3 to be recorded Thursday

March 17, 2009

We’re doing our podcast No.3 on Thursday. To listen to 1 and 2 just click on the podcast link on the right and you should eventually get to them. Or search them out on iTunes. Regular readers of our blog will have noticed that recently we have been looking backwards; at events both real and possibly not. What does it matter? Real or imagined they all took place in the past. If you want us to talk about anything real or not please let us know. We’ll try to oblige, though we might be quite rude about you. One friend thought I was out of order last time and was a little dismissive of some of the questions sent in. Well, sorry, but not really.

Here’s something that did happen. Years ago we went touring around the World with Phillip Schofield’s Radio 1 Roadshow. Phillip invited us along to mess around, warm up the crowd, and then, during the show, give out fancy facts about the places we visited. We made those up. We drove around the world in Phillip’s open top BMW, hence the windswept hair look and frozen faces. We also made all the team swim naked in the sea at Great Yarmouth at midnight, and someone ran off with our clothes. That is true. The world bit is maybe false. if you look closely at this picture, you can see Phillip’s head. That’s all he had in those days; a head and no body. He used the body of Gordon the Gopher to get around, though that gave him trouble reaching the pedals. And as you can see he had a full head of dark brown hair. These days he dyes it grey. At least he has hair. Mine has long gone, but, not wanting to appear bald, I have developed a habit of putting an old birds nest on my head. If you follow Phillip on Twitter you’ll know he goes by the name of Schofe. We used to call him Schoffers. or Schonesbury.