Tuesday, 7 February 2012

PODCAST: The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe

Here at EH? Towers we'd like to wish all our listeners a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. And also a jolly rest of January. And also a generally decent first half of February. Yes, it probably hasn't escaped your collective attentions that our Christmas special this year is a tad on the late side (beating last year's tardy offering by more than three weeks). While we could give the usual party line about us being lazy bastards, or busy bastards, or crazy bustards (what a day that was!), but we know that you're a generally forgiving and saintly bunch - handsome too! - and that you're just pleased to have us back in the game. After all, it IS all about The Game, and how you play it etc.

Anyway, this year's Christmas offering was, if we cast our collective mind back all that way, probably the smallest and gentlest feeling of any of the specials so far. Was that a bad thing? There's only one way to find out. So, if you wish, try and get yourselves back in the Christmassy mood as you listen to our hosts discuss the philosophical issues raised by half-bees, why the Doctor is like a time-travelling Barney Stinson, outdated claims about the Domino's Pizza thirty minute guarantee, more American Christmas music than we claim there'll be and what single degree of separation Joe has from actress Holly Earl. If you don't fancy that, why not approach it with a hard, cynical February mood? That works for us too.

Good to be back, and hopefully we won't be away for so long the next time.

Image from Sonic Biro.

Playlist on Spotify.

Last Christmas episode, we plugged a Doctor Who site so this year, have a plug for new-ish podcast The Sonic Toolbox!


Chris JC said...

We won't keep you hanging around for the playlist detail this time:

Mike Oldfield: In Dulci Jubilo
Elton John: Step into Christmas
Procol Harum: Christmas Camel
Root Boy Slim and the Sex Change Band: Xmas at K-Mart
The Darkness: Christmas Time (Don't Let the Bells End)
Mono Puff: Careless Santa
Peter Auty: Walking in the Air
Shakin' Stevens: Merry Christmas Everyone
Steeleye Span: Gaudete
Genesis: I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)
Chris De Burgh: A Spaceman Came Travelling
Jerry Goldsmith: A Gremlins Christmas
The Three Wise Men: Thanks for Christmas
The Pogues with Kirsty MacColl: Fairytale of New York
Wings: Mull of Kintyre
Freiheit: Keeping the Dream Alive
Les Savy Fav: One Way Widow
Wall of Voodoo: Shouldn't Have Given Him a Gun for Christmas
Spinal Tap: Christmas With the Devil
The Hives & Cyndi Lauper: A Christmas Duel
Jona Lewie: Stop the Cavalry
Bert Jansch: In the Bleak Widwinter
Throwing Muses: Santa Claus
Los Lobos: Rudolph the Manic Reindeer
The Ronettes: Frosty the Snowman
Jethro Tull: Ring Out, Solstice Bells
Greg Lake: I Believe in Father Christmas
The Crystals: Parade of the Wooden Soldiers
Miracle Legion: Little Drummer Boy
Band Aid: Do They Know it's Christmas?
Matt Berry & Everyone: A Christmas Song
Slade: Merry Xmas Everybody
Captain Sensible: One Christmas Catalogue

Nancy said...

I love a podcast that starts with "Oldfield or Jethro Tull." Oldfield is always the right decision.

Chris JC said...

Naturally. We were In Dulci Jubilant to play that.