Glen Lampshade for president

17Sep08

Glen Lampshade for president

Anyone who listens to Stuart Maconie and Mark Radcliffe’s BBC2 radio show will know the enigma that is Glen Lampshade. For those who are unaware of the man, (the legend) here is a little primer.

On each show Radcliffe and Maconie play three records and discuss the connections that link them, asking members of the public to phone in with suggestions. The name of the item is The Chain. Last week was the turn of Glen Lampshade who now passes into radio folklore.

I attempted to explain the joy of hearing a man talk about his problems with his noisy neighbours in a brummy accent to my girlfriend but she just looked at me slightly puzzled. However The Glen Lampshade Appreciation society on Facebook proves that I’m not the only one who was crying with laughter at the Lampshade.

“Is there a reason you are called Glen Lampshade?” “Well yes and no, but mainly no.”

For the full audio play the video below which someone Beth has kindly uploaded to Youtube.

And now the nation waits with baited breath (or perhaps just haliatosis) for an update on the Lampshade’s employment troubles, over to you Glen…

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11 Responses to “Glen Lampshade for president”

  1. Damn right. I don’t often get to hear the show all the way through and I’ve not heard anything since Glen’s debut appearance. Has he been back on yet?

  2. Nope not yet. They said on Monday that there has been a huge response but I fear he may have faded back into obscurity.

  3. 3 glenn lampshade

    hello lampshadettes!its only a matter of time my friends.ive since dispatched mr and mrs tattoine next door and administered a japanese dog removal blow to the offending canine.listen out tonight!glenn lampshade.

  4. 4 Mr Mouse

    Miles better than ” I nearly swallowed on a pip and now i’m going to sue” and that was gobswackingly funny (poor old Cliff) I’m going to have twins called Bettsy and Bernadette Bedsidelamp. GO ON MR LAMPSHADE You must have an invete to the show?

  5. 5 Mr Mouse

    Miles better than ” I nearly swallowed on a pip and now i’m going to sue” and that was gobswackingly funny (poor old Cliff) I’m going to have twins called Bettsy and Bernadette Bedsidelamp. GO ON MR LAMPSHADE You must have an invite to the show? right time for bed

  6. 6 glenn lampshade

    no invite as yet my faithful lamp jedi!give them hell folks.glenn lampshade

  7. 7 beth

    He is amazingly funny,

    Very funny isn’t he

    (by the way i’m the somebody who uploaded it)

  8. 8 glenn lampshade

    beth beth beth beth beth!i really am so flattered by your unswerving homage.i threw it and you batted!cheers cocker,glenn landers

  9. Just wanted to say how much I enjoy Glenn. He will be back I’m sure.

  10. 10 Dave Randle

    Glen Lampshade,
    Well Hung at hanging doors!!!!!! Singer,Songwriter,Gangster Rapper,also an excellent carpenter,I supply his Tour Busses when he tours with Elbow and his own band band,Love Ramp and The Milky Sideburns,Are those’s your side burns or are you on the phone? The infamous bangra tribute,Cheema Chat Peshwrari Pal.He is the Loup Garou of Essingston… Proud to know you.Your Transport Guru Randy wolf A.K.A Dick Pullen…..

  11. 11 Dick Pullen

    Glen,

    I did not call you.It was just my sideburns

    I have got a gig for you,You are playing Bugger Hall in February.

    Nice!!!


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