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Word In Your Ear

Groups that look like a check-out line at B&Q? We have a winner!

Ep. 526

Encountering the cheerful ping-pong bats of conversation this week you’ll find …


… the most unprepossessing rock band on God’s green earth.


… Ed Sheeran v Marvin Gaye – “the case continues”. But does anybody genuinely copy anyone else these days?


… Springsteen and Michelle Obama and their irresistible thirst for publicity.  


… the return of the Stack Waddy game: Spencer Birtwistle? Wilfred Mott? … Bernard Cribbins sitcom character or former member of the Fall?


… Santana’s Caravanserai still sounds like it was made yesterday.


… what Paul McCartney and Coldplay were paid to play Glastonbury.


… if you tell people they’ll like things they tend to look for reasons to disagree but can we (cautiously) recommend the Australian comedy Colin From Accounts?


… Happy 70th, Bill Drummond. We remember his deafening ‘retirement’ exit at the BRITS in 1992 and his exotic activities since.


… the delicate rhythms of the funniest lines by PG Wodehouse.  


… a chilling stat involving football academies.


… Harry Belafonte, the original “singer and activist”, and the time he was in a drama class with Walter Matthau and Marlon Brando.


… plus Shakespeare, a light-fingered Noel Gallagher and amplified busking.


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