Some years later however, the growing media platform that is the Podcast (backed by ever improving recording and editing technology on the home personal computer and the unlimited opportunity provided by the internet), allowed a new breed of presenters, musicians, DJ’s and comedians the opportunity to not only record their thoughts and views in the digital sense, but broadcast them without the blocks of financing studios, being encumbered by producers, broadcast rulings or even need for a radio broadcasting station; meaning both Keith and Jon could return to the adult comedy radio forum, uninterrupted and uncensored.
With Keith presenting, producing, and editing the show and Jon and Ruben presenting based on an idea that the trio could rant about anything and everything to do with the pressures of day to day life at ‘Stupid O’ Clock’ in the morning, but in a very comic, often depraved and sometimes dark, but side splittingly funny manner - the first episode of Stupid O’ Clock was born and recorded completely randomly (as is one of the show’s merits) highlighting why people should poke the Queen on Facebook, why liking ABBA is worse than having a venereal disease, invasions of personal space, why men really only need food and sex to be happy and a number of other amusing, yet relevant subjects.
With any good radio show comes music and whilst having a clear window to a multitude of new music, both Keith and Jon felt it essential that new, breakthrough and up and coming producers of the finest underground music be represented just as well as the bigger headliners. With Jon’s background heavily stooped in experience with producers and labels of both calibres, the boys set about bringing in and allocating new music from a multitude of underground genres such as hardcore, hard dance, bounce, hard house, hardstyle, drum & bass, dubstep, supplied and provided by a legion of both the globe’s biggest headliners and most promising unknowns.
With a series of very funny episodes already committed to cyberspace covering everything from Christmas to Zombie Jesus and featuring a multitude of music featuring the works of everyone from Darren Styles, DJ Breeze and Cally & Juice to Kandie Rush, Sc@r, Dextrin and DJ Jekyll; Stupid O’ Clock in only a matter of weeks, has taken sick twisted school boy humour, in a car crash style random format, mixed it with a dash of outstanding new music and made itself a comedy series worth following all of its own. Thus making it a must listen to Podcast selection, that could easily belong in the pantheon of already great Podcasts presently ruled by such talent as Russell Brand, Ricky Gervais and Frankie Boyle; but at the same time, making itself welcome amongst celebrated music Podcasts of the genre, such as the NEC Cast or Brisk & Fracus’ award winning Next Generation Podcast.
With the first season and a Christmas special already under their belts and a steady building following of fans and listeners, it becomes apparent that as rough and ready as these guys are, there’s no doubt that they are funny and that mixture of twisted humour and tunes worthy of the soundtrack to your weekend shenanigans are a sure sign of very big things to come for these boys.
Long may it continue.