BBC America is also showing "Knowing Me, Knowing You", the hilarious spoof "chat show" starring Steve Coogan (You may know him as the guy who played Tony Wilson in 24-Hour Party People) as Alan Partridge. You can watch some clips here. They'll also be playing his Christmas Special "Knowing Me, Knowing Yule" and the second season (Called "I'm Alan Partrdge") where he's busted down to radio. The very first post that I ever made to this site was a christmas song by another one of his characters Tony Ferrino, The Portugese God's Gift To Women, Called "Bigamy At Christmas". Saturdays at 11 pm/et, 8 pm/pt
You've got to see this show on BBC America, Shameless. It's like "The Waltons" meets "Trainspotting" (I never really ever watched the Waltons but I know it's about a big family too). It's not a comedy per se, but it's fucking hilarious. Here's the synopsis of the 1st episode (which I just happened to catch one late late night a few weeks ago):
"Eldest daughter Fiona runs the chaotic Gallagher household while dad
Frank is busy drinking away the family's Giro (welfare check). When
Fiona meets a handsome stranger she thinks he's only interested in a
one-night stand. But Steve sticks around even after meeting her family.
Meanwhile Lip discovers Ian's gay porn collection, and enlists neighbor
Karen to turn him straight. Later, Fiona finds out what Steve's real
job is. Lip makes his own shocking discovery about Ian".
You can watch clips of every episode here. Once you see the rapid-fire, scene-setting title sequence you 'll HAVE to see this show. is It's on Thursdays at 10 pm et/pt (in the US) and they repeat it a few times later in the evening. There's a Marathon on Saturday, May 7th from 1 to 6 pm/et of the first 6 episodes.
This is an interesting comp of covers of Bee Gees songs and ones they wrote for other artists. "Spicks & Specks" sounds like early Spinal Tap (The Thamesmen, anyone?). This site points out that "whatever Schadel (who?) is singing (possibly something called Shadow Man) it certainly isn't With The Sun In My Eyes that the credits claim"-but it's still pretty cool. Schadel-With The Sun In My Eyes (Shadow Man).mp3 Status Quo-Spicks And Specks.mp3 I can't find it on Amazon but you can try searching GEMM.
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