Looks Unfamiliar is a podcast in which writer and occasional broadcaster Tim Worthington talks to a guest about some of the things that they remember that nobody else ever seems to.
Joining Tim this time is writer James Gent, who is using ‘computer graphics’ to link hazy archive recollections of The Golden Oldie Picture Show, When The Wind Blows by David Bowie, Beeb Magazine, T-Rex ‘Greatest Hits’ albums with none of the hits on them, Children’s BBC clip show Boxpops, and the Montreux Special of Monty Python’s Flying Circus. Along the way we’ll be finding out what Clive Dunn being Grandad as Grandad looks like, where the whistling from Never Let Me Down was ‘borrowed’ from, and exactly where you can find an alarming amount of detail about Michael Sheard And His Pet Dogs.
James Gent is a writer and designer and the editor of the We Are Cult news and review website. You can follow We Are Cult on Twitter at @wearecultonline.
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There’s a lot more about David Bowie’s difficult eighties in Tim’s book Can’t Help Thinking About Me, a collection of columns and features with a personal twist. Can’t Help Thinking About Me is available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here.
Alternately, if you’re just feeling generous, you can buy me a coffee here. Wonder if they ever did a Boxpops on the theme of ‘coffee’, with bits from a Panorama on global trade and an argument in the cafe in EastEnders or something?
There’s plenty more about David Bowie’s eighties soundtrack work in my appearance on Betamax Video Club talking about Absolute Beginners here.
James also appears in The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar alongside Darrell Maclaine, Jonny Morris, Ros Ballinger, Paul Kirkley, Garreth F. Hirons and Tim on Betamax Video Club talking about Absolute Beginners, which you can find here.
You Belong In Rock’n’Roll is a feature outlining in no uncertain terms why Tin Machine are good, not bad like you thought; you can find it here.
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