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Monday, 5 December 2011

Accordions, Amish Radio, And A Man Called Whoopee John

L-R William Tennant, Erik Petersen and myself. I rock the cardigan look.

Tonight's show was a very enjoyable one indeed, in which I was joined again by Erik Petersen from The Nottingham Evening Post, (as I still insist on calling it) and comedian/singer-songwriter William Tennant.

Erik came on my show a couple of weeks ago to discuss his campaign to save Broadmarsh Wimpy, and stayed for the whole show. He settled in well, was relaxed at the mic, and has a lightening comic ability that I can work with. So I asked him to come back and do it all again. The results were again amazing, so hopefully he will become a full member of team Sunday Alternative.

William coped very well amid the chaos of the show, and having driven from Manchester to make the appearance, joined in with our bantering as if we were a seasoned comedy troupe.

I also played the odd record...

Tessie O'Shea 'Nobody Loves A Fairy When She's 40'
Billy Fury 'Halfway To Paradise'
Calling All Astronauts 'Someone Like You'
Nirvana 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'
Johnny Cash 'I Walk The Line'
New Generation Superstars 'Way Back Home'

William Tennant
'I'll Never Play Doctor Who Now'
'The Night I tried To murder Mr Benn'
All the above songs performed live, see the videos here.

Bernard Cribbens 'Right Said Fred'
Neds Atomic Dustbin 'Kill Your Television'
New Town Kings 'Dynamite'
Any Trouble 'Name Of The Game'
Captain Dangerous 'Forgive Us We're British'

(There were two other songs, but I didn't write them down and can't remember them now writing this several hours afterwards.)

Erik enjoyed sitting on a stepladder, look at his happy face!

I have a stepladder, I never knew my real ladder!