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Reality TV
What does the licence fee pay for? Having acquired a collection of seventies Radio and TV Times magazines, I can confirm that TV then was pretty dire - unless you liked Seaside Special or The Black and White Minstrels.
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Uploaded: Apr 18, 2006 - 05:54:58 PM
Last Updated: Sep 24, 2008 - 12:29:00 PM Last Played: Sep 06, 2017 - 03:27:25 PM
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stevel said 4261 days ago (April 19th, 2006)
Good stuff
This is a cool, fun little pop tune...I can relate to your rant about 'reality
TV' - the scourge of our nation...I too am fed up with all this 'I think I am
a celebrity, pander my ego' type shows.
Nice chiming guitar sounds and affecting vocasl. This reminds me a little
of another Mj'er called Eltopo...check out his 'gentrification' track!
Cheers
Steve
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Peter Bauckham said 4260 days ago (April 19th, 2006)
Good stuff
Thanks Steve, glad you enjoyed it. I enjoyed recording it (a bit of a departure from my usual gloomy folky acoustic songs). PS. Also love the Go-Betweens (and Grant McLennans solo stuff) - Very much an influence.
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jie said 4260 days ago (April 19th, 2006)
memories
I too am from the era that can relate to your song, enjoyed the feel of it keep it up, cheery
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caroline said 4254 days ago (April 25th, 2006)
judith chalmers and pyjamas!!!
victoria wood used that one too! i loved it then and i love it now!! great song - glad i followed the flag!! thank you
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Peter Bauckham said 4254 days ago (April 25th, 2006)
judith chalmers and pyjamas!!!
Strange you should say that - my wife disovered another song with her in as well. Anyway, I don't mind being in the same company as Victoria Wood (but not Judith Chalmers)! Thanks for listening, Peter
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eltopo said 4228 days ago (May 21st, 2006)
Fab track
TV has certainly got dire - and that's starting from a very low base.

Has anyone seen 'Year of the Sex Olympics'? Made in the 60s - bang up
to date prophetic warning on dumbed down TV.

I was speaking to an American a while back who said how great it was
that we have BBC news to tell us truth.

Funny - whenever I watch BBC News I'm constantly bored by the
onslaught of government corpotate press releases thinly disguised as
news: 'The CBI argued that...', 'Halifax figures suggest...', 'a
government spokesman said...', 'The ONS said inflation slipped back to
0.0003% after carrots came into season...'

I'll pay a tenner licence fee for natural history programs, but beyond
that I couldn't give a stuff.

Fab melody.
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alfalpha said 4212 days ago (June 6th, 2006)
RIP Grant McLennan...

Great song, definately reminds me of the Go-Betweens:

... on a very sad note...Peter, did you know that Grant McLennan
passed away about weeks ago?
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Peter Bauckham said 4212 days ago (June 6th, 2006)
RIP Grant McLennan...
Thank you for dropping in and listening, and for your comments. I was very sorry to hear Grant McLennan had died suddenly. Always one of my biggest influences - And just as The Go-Betweens were beginning to receive long overdue success - Very sad news.
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Monkaton said 4026 days ago (December 9th, 2006)
Bananas as it could be
Good guitars and melody. One suggestion is that you might try to sing with a less melodic, more hardened vocal. It seems that your voice is almost too folk singer style for a bite out of the tv sandwich. Your background vocal "Reality TV" could also be used with a megaphone type voice to enhance the difference between it and lead.

Good production and the song is very good.
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Peter Bauckham said 3860 days ago (May 24th, 2007)
Thanks
for listening and for your comments - Glad you like the song. I don't normally to these 'rocky' numbers and you're absolutely right suggesting that my voice is perhaps a little soft for it (although it does make it less predictable). I did record an acoustic version where I sound far more more comfortable. I have re-mastered this since and centralised the 'Reality TV' bits on the chorus which I think sounds better. I will post an update at some point.

Peter
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Heightened said 3656 days ago (December 14th, 2007)
REALITY TV
Infectious rhythm and great lyrics. Really cool song!
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Peter Bauckham said 3656 days ago (December 14th, 2007)
It's been
a long time since this one was posted - glad you found it! It's still one of my favourites and was quite different to the folky stuff I'd been doing. Thanks for listening.

Peter
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lavalamp said 3510 days ago (May 8th, 2008)
Hitting your first
Love going back and hitting firsts. This is reality TV, in a way. Good stuff, Peter.

Dumbing down IS capitalism. Didn't you learn that in school?

LL
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Peter Bauckham said 3509 days ago (May 9th, 2008)
I always like
checking out the older stuff too.

Thanks for listening to this 'oldie' which is still a favourite of mine - as ever, there are a few things I might change if I were doing it now (not sure if the one up here is the final mix/master) but it's a fun song!

Peter
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woofer3 said 3476 days ago (June 11th, 2008)
great song Peter -
it's funny but I've written a song very much on this subject called - Celebrity Cats -

This song is just what the doctor oredered, it's about time someone gave this form of so called entertainment a poke in the eye.

Like your vocals as well, I could have imagined Ian Dury doing this.

Nice one,

John


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Peter Bauckham said 3475 days ago (June 12th, 2008)
Thank you
I have a soft spot for this song - so it's always nice to see it get dusted down!

I think I'm even more fed up with the rubbish on TV now than I was when I wrote this.

Thanks for checking this one out.

Peter
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Cori Ander said 3068 days ago (July 24th, 2009)
Good song
Good song. I don't even have a tv in my home. A conscientious objector...
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Peter Bauckham said 3068 days ago (July 24th, 2009)
Thanks...
I must admit my TV is used mostly for watching old movies.

Thanks for listening to this 'oldie'

Peter
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Lennon714 said 3029 days ago (September 1st, 2009)
Reality TV
and most other TV is garbage. Rarely is there anything worth watching. great track.
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alfredthepelican said 2546 days ago (December 28th, 2010)
Hi Peter
Nice tune and lyrics- reality TV how I loathe it- it is here in Oz in full force too.
Cheers
Mark
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Char said 1654 days ago (June 7th, 2013)
This was
pretty good. I just listened to the last version. I like them both. Thanks.
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Peter Bauckham said 1651 days ago (June 10th, 2013)
Thank you!
Thanks for listening Char! It's much appreciated.
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