Adam Buxton’s BUG available to watch online on BFI Player for free
Staff Reporter | On 02, Feb 2015Reading time: 1 mins
You wouldn’t think that a bearded male man reading out comments on YouTube videos would be side-splittingly hilarious. You’d be wrong. Presuming, of course, that the bearded male man in question is Adam Buxton.
It’s so entertaining, in fact, that Buxton has developed his own show (called “BUG”) based around doing just that with music videos. A scarily knowledgeable enthusiast of the format, his pseudo-lectures, full of music videos, silly voices and Skype interviews have run for almost eight years at the BFI Southbank on a bi-monthly basis. They’ve even been turned into a TV series for Sky Atlantic.
Now, though, BUG has evolved into a new online format: a specially-commissioned series of programmes for BFI Player that are available for free.
Voiced by regular host, Adam Buxton, the exclusive programmes are a digest of some of the videos screened at the National Film Theatre, shown in full with additional behind-the-scenes footage and images. Offered exclusively on the BFI Player, fans of music video can now enjoy the gems that the BUG team unearths in the comfort of their own home – and, more importantly, let their ears wallow in the demented, bearded brilliance of Buxton’s male man larynx.
Music videos. Adam Buxton. No money. If you’re not excited by that you must be an alien or sutin.
Episode 1 spans 33 minutes and features:
Track: Hunger of the Pine (Sleeplessly Embracing)
Track: Yelling in Sleep
Artist: Rich Aucoin
Director: Joel Mackenzie
Track: Walking with Elephants
Artist: Ten Walls
Track: Timber Timbre
Artist: Beat the Drum Slowly
Director: Chad VanGaalen
Track: Iron Sky
Artist: Paolo Nutini
Director: Daniel Wolf
For more information, head to www.bfi.org.uk/bug.