Monday, 20 September 2010

[386] WAW+P Radio #3: BFF-FM With Philippa Rice

My second episode - the third overall - of We Are Words + Pictures Radio is now up for your listening pleasure. This week, I'm thrilled to have Philippa Rice as the show's guest/co-host. Her comic My Cardboard Life is lovely, and I'm starting feel that the show is taking shape.

You can stream the show either from our esteemed patrons at London Fields Radio, or from the We Are Words and Pictures site. Or you can download it here.

I thought we packed a lot in. Cheeky little interview segments, some chat about webcomics, Team Fortress 2 and the Birmingham Zine Festival. Comics news talking about Kieron Gillen, Orbital Comics' Becky Cloonan Exhibition and the Left 4 Dead comic. And some discussion about recent comics films (Tamara Drewe and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, follow those links to my reviews), and two recommendations.

I'd like to have the recommendations as a recurring segment, with a little back-and-forth with the guest about them. This episode, we recommend Joe List's Freak Leap, and we pick apart the new issue of the anthology Whores of Mensa.

Also, Philippa provided over half the playlist, which turned out to be both a bit varied and a little idiosyncratic. If you want to check the tracks out, I've created a Spotify playlist here.

1. Initials B.B – Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra
2. Plastic Man – The Kinks
3. Brainiac’s Daughter – Dukes of Stratosphear
4. A Real Woman – Squarepusher
5. Make Your Own Kind of Music – Mama Cass
6. Sweet Blindness – Laura Nyro
7. Green Light – Beyonce
8. Paper Doll – Mills Brothers
9. Scott Pilgrim – Plumtree
10. Hoedown At Alice’s – Steve Martin

I discuss this in the show, but I still haven't settled on an alternative title for the series. Maybe it's best not to, and to give each episode a unique subtitle, corresponding to the special guest. Therefore, as Philippa was a most ardent supporter of the 'BFF-FM' moniker, I thought it best that her episode bear that name. (The above cap is from Oxford Dictionaries.)

As always, comments and feedback of either positive or negative variety would be greatly appreciated. Thanks to Philippa for appearing on the show, and thanks to super-producer Sarah Bates for making us sound good.

1 comment:

joe list said...

Many thanks for the mention sir. It's appreciated.