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August 9, 2008 7:30 AM   Subscribe

Adam Buxton and Joe Cornish of Adam & Joe fame put forward their proposals for the theme tune for the upcoming Bond film Quantum Of Solace
posted by fearfulsymmetry (14 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
Seems like a poor use of a video sharing site when there's no actual video. But maybe it's just me.
posted by blue_beetle at 8:53 AM on August 9, 2008


I like their gentle approach to funny.
posted by asok at 8:56 AM on August 9, 2008


Buxton's theme is crap, but it has the better chorus:

I'd like a quantum of solace
but no more than a quantum.
I know they do big bags of solace,
but I don't want 'em.
I only want a teeny-tiny slice of solace...
before I shoot you.

posted by steef at 9:00 AM on August 9, 2008 [1 favorite]


What's it called when a stanza leads you down the rhyming garden path only to awkwardly defy expectations (e.g. "...working for the Brits" and "...ladies with big brains")?

Always gets me.
posted by Jonathan Harford at 9:15 AM on August 9, 2008


Those were good, but I'm not sure they've really advanced the ball beyond Weird Al Yankovic's entry in the Bond-theme parody genre.
posted by Zonker at 9:19 AM on August 9, 2008


A Quantum of Solace (I've written it down now)

I believe count myself among many young British people who found their GCSE Physics exams slightly less worrying because of A&J's Roscoe H Spellgood.
posted by subbes at 9:35 AM on August 9, 2008


I believe *I* count myself, even.
posted by subbes at 9:36 AM on August 9, 2008


Adam has now got his own weekly show on Radio 4 that you can also listen to on the internet. The current episode is really quite good. I like how his Dad helps out too.
posted by w0mbat at 10:32 AM on August 9, 2008


Adam has a good YouTube channel too.
posted by Dan Brilliant at 12:40 PM on August 9, 2008


Ken Korda's review of In Her Shoes is a particularly fine piece of film criticism.
posted by Dan Brilliant at 12:46 PM on August 9, 2008


Adam Buxton and Joe Cornish of Adam & Joe fame fucking rock.
posted by Artw at 9:33 PM on August 9, 2008 [1 favorite]


Truly, truly, they do indeed fucking rock.
posted by hydatius at 7:32 AM on August 10, 2008


Ken Korda probably needs a post of his own... after all Speeding On The Needle Bliss is a modern classic
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 3:07 PM on August 10, 2008


Speeding On The Needle Bliss is almost too spot on - I've seen some post-Trainspotting films that come horribly close to it. Really it needs Sadie Frost and/or Jonny Lee Miller for true horror.
posted by Artw at 4:00 PM on August 10, 2008


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