History Music / MitchBenn

14th Oct '16 9:30:47 PM nombretomado
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Mitch Benn is a British satirical songwriter, best known for his topical comedy songs on ''Radio/TheNowShow''. His favourite topics include James Blunt, Music/{{Coldplay}} and {{Twitter}} (where he had a feud with Creator/StephenFry, which was settled when Fry agreed to make him 'Viceroy of {{Facebook}}' in return for Benn giving up the quest to be 'King of Twitter'.) He is [[OopNorth Liverpudlian]]-[[UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}} Scottish]] and [[HornyVikings looks a bit like a Viking]]. He has released several albums, some solo and some as 'Mitch Benn and the Distractions'.

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Mitch Benn is a British satirical songwriter, best known for his topical comedy songs on ''Radio/TheNowShow''. His favourite topics include James Blunt, Music/{{Coldplay}} and {{Twitter}} Website/{{Twitter}} (where he had a feud with Creator/StephenFry, which was settled when Fry agreed to make him 'Viceroy of {{Facebook}}' Website/{{Facebook}}' in return for Benn giving up the quest to be 'King of Twitter'.) He is [[OopNorth Liverpudlian]]-[[UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}} Scottish]] and [[HornyVikings looks a bit like a Viking]]. He has released several albums, some solo and some as 'Mitch Benn and the Distractions'.
3rd Jul '16 2:28:09 PM gewunomox
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** More literally, there's the song he wrote when BobDylan was sued by his neighbours because of the [[http://www.reuters.com/article/2009/03/18/us-dylan-odd-idUSTRE52H3O220090318 smell from the outdoor toilet]] on Dylan's malibu property:

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** More literally, there's the song he wrote when BobDylan Music/BobDylan was sued by his neighbours because of the [[http://www.reuters.com/article/2009/03/18/us-dylan-odd-idUSTRE52H3O220090318 smell from the outdoor toilet]] on Dylan's malibu property:
3rd Jun '16 5:48:13 PM Orbiting
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-->--Mitch Benn

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-->--Mitch Benn
22nd Jan '16 6:13:21 PM nombretomado
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Mitch Benn is a British satirical songwriter, best known for his topical comedy songs on ''Radio/TheNowShow''. His favourite topics include James Blunt, Music/{{Coldplay}} and {{Twitter}} (where he had a feud with StephenFry, which was settled when Fry agreed to make him 'Viceroy of {{Facebook}}' in return for Benn giving up the quest to be 'King of Twitter'.) He is [[OopNorth Liverpudlian]]-[[UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}} Scottish]] and [[HornyVikings looks a bit like a Viking]]. He has released several albums, some solo and some as 'Mitch Benn and the Distractions'.

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Mitch Benn is a British satirical songwriter, best known for his topical comedy songs on ''Radio/TheNowShow''. His favourite topics include James Blunt, Music/{{Coldplay}} and {{Twitter}} (where he had a feud with StephenFry, Creator/StephenFry, which was settled when Fry agreed to make him 'Viceroy of {{Facebook}}' in return for Benn giving up the quest to be 'King of Twitter'.) He is [[OopNorth Liverpudlian]]-[[UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}} Scottish]] and [[HornyVikings looks a bit like a Viking]]. He has released several albums, some solo and some as 'Mitch Benn and the Distractions'.
15th Dec '15 7:40:47 AM DaibhidC
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His first novel ''Literature/{{Terra}}'' was published in July 2013. You can see some of his celebrity friends reading the first chapter [[http://wingedreviews.com/2013/07/trailer-premiere-terra-by-mitch-benn-part-1/ here]].

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His first novel ''Literature/{{Terra}}'' was published in July 2013. You can see some of his celebrity friends reading the first chapter [[http://wingedreviews.com/2013/07/trailer-premiere-terra-by-mitch-benn-part-1/ here]].
here]]. ''Terra's World'' was published the following year.
15th Dec '15 7:40:03 AM DaibhidC
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He's done two other radio shows: ''Mitch Benn's Crimes Against Music'' started out with him discussing various aspects of music and musicians with Robin Ince, before the third series became a sitcom about him and Ince going on tour. Either way, the plot was an excuse for him to play his songs and Ince to be rude about them. ''The Mitch Benn Music Show'' is simply him showcasing his favourite comedy records by others. He also made the ''Mitch Benn Specials'' in 2005, following on from the radio adaptation of his stage show ''Mitch Benn is the 37th [[Music/TheBeatles Beatle]]'', but looking at the influence of other musicians. The episodes were: "The [[Music/BobDylan Freewheelin']] Mitch Benn"; "Mitch Benn is [[Music:DavidBowie the Fat Pink Duke]]" and "Mitch Benn [[Music/ElvisPresley Has Left the Building]]".

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He's done two other radio shows: ''Mitch Benn's Crimes Against Music'' started out with him discussing various aspects of music and musicians with Robin Ince, before the third series became a sitcom about him and Ince going on tour. Either way, the plot was an excuse for him to play his songs and Ince to be rude about them. ''The Mitch Benn Music Show'' is simply him showcasing his favourite comedy records by others. He also made the ''Mitch Benn Specials'' in 2005, following on from the radio adaptation of his stage show ''Mitch Benn is the 37th [[Music/TheBeatles Beatle]]'', but looking at the influence of other musicians. The episodes were: "The [[Music/BobDylan Freewheelin']] Mitch Benn"; "Mitch Benn is [[Music:DavidBowie [[Music/DavidBowie the Fat Pink Duke]]" and "Mitch Benn [[Music/ElvisPresley Has Left the Building]]".
15th Dec '15 7:39:47 AM DaibhidC
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Mitch Benn is a British satirical songwriter, best known for his topical comedy songs on ''TheNowShow''. His favourite topics include James Blunt, Music/{{Coldplay}} and {{Twitter}} (where he had a feud with StephenFry, which was settled when Fry agreed to make him 'Viceroy of {{Facebook}}' in return for Benn giving up the quest to be 'King of Twitter'.) He is [[OopNorth Liverpudlian]]-[[UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}} Scottish]] and [[HornyVikings looks a bit like a Viking]]. He has released several albums, some solo and some as 'Mitch Benn and the Distractions'.

He's done two other radio shows: ''Mitch Benn's Crimes Against Music'' started out with him discussing various aspects of music and musicians with Robin Ince, before the third series became a sitcom about him and Ince going on tour. Either way, the plot was an excuse for him to play his songs and Ince to be rude about them. ''The Mitch Benn Music Show'' is simply him showcasing his favourite comedy records by others.

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Mitch Benn is a British satirical songwriter, best known for his topical comedy songs on ''TheNowShow''.''Radio/TheNowShow''. His favourite topics include James Blunt, Music/{{Coldplay}} and {{Twitter}} (where he had a feud with StephenFry, which was settled when Fry agreed to make him 'Viceroy of {{Facebook}}' in return for Benn giving up the quest to be 'King of Twitter'.) He is [[OopNorth Liverpudlian]]-[[UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}} Scottish]] and [[HornyVikings looks a bit like a Viking]]. He has released several albums, some solo and some as 'Mitch Benn and the Distractions'.

He's done two other radio shows: ''Mitch Benn's Crimes Against Music'' started out with him discussing various aspects of music and musicians with Robin Ince, before the third series became a sitcom about him and Ince going on tour. Either way, the plot was an excuse for him to play his songs and Ince to be rude about them. ''The Mitch Benn Music Show'' is simply him showcasing his favourite comedy records by others.
others. He also made the ''Mitch Benn Specials'' in 2005, following on from the radio adaptation of his stage show ''Mitch Benn is the 37th [[Music/TheBeatles Beatle]]'', but looking at the influence of other musicians. The episodes were: "The [[Music/BobDylan Freewheelin']] Mitch Benn"; "Mitch Benn is [[Music:DavidBowie the Fat Pink Duke]]" and "Mitch Benn [[Music/ElvisPresley Has Left the Building]]".
24th Oct '15 11:15:26 AM nombretomado
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* AuthorExistenceFailure: Invoked in "Please Don't Release This Song", about Creator/JohnLennon's posthumous career.

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* AuthorExistenceFailure: Invoked in "Please Don't Release This Song", about Creator/JohnLennon's Music/JohnLennon's posthumous career.



* ProtestSong: Most of his songs on ''TheNowShow''. He's usually funny about it, though. "Not Everybody Has To Imagine" is interesting, a skewering of JohnLennon's "Imagine" from the opposite end of the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism:

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* ProtestSong: Most of his songs on ''TheNowShow''. He's usually funny about it, though. "Not Everybody Has To Imagine" is interesting, a skewering of JohnLennon's Music/JohnLennon's "Imagine" from the opposite end of the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism:
10th Mar '15 8:14:10 AM HarfynnTeuport
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* LastSecondWordSwap: In "There Are Things Worth Rioting About Right Now", along with a minor SubvertedRhymeEveryOccasion:

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* LastSecondWordSwap: LastSecondWordSwap:
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In "There Are Things Worth Rioting About Right Now", along with a minor SubvertedRhymeEveryOccasion:


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** An inversion of the usual mechanic occurs in AntiLoveSong "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_6LkWVWZA0 Not Bitter]]" where lines start offensive but are rendered almost-innocuous:
-->You bitch, you bitch, you bet your life I will be OK\\
You whore, you whore, your horoscope told you\\
This was the right thing to do today\\
You slut, you slut, use lots of self control and don't turn round\\
You cow, you cow, you count on it\\
I won't be breaking down.
14th Feb '15 12:09:36 AM Patachou
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Mitch Benn is a British satirical songwriter, best known for his topical comedy songs on ''TheNowShow''. His favourite topics include James Blunt, {{Coldplay}} and {{Twitter}} (where he had a feud with StephenFry, which was settled when Fry agreed to make him 'Viceroy of {{Facebook}}' in return for Benn giving up the quest to be 'King of Twitter'.) He is [[OopNorth Liverpudlian]]-[[UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}} Scottish]] and [[HornyVikings looks a bit like a Viking]]. He has released several albums, some solo and some as 'Mitch Benn and the Distractions'.

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Mitch Benn is a British satirical songwriter, best known for his topical comedy songs on ''TheNowShow''. His favourite topics include James Blunt, {{Coldplay}} Music/{{Coldplay}} and {{Twitter}} (where he had a feud with StephenFry, which was settled when Fry agreed to make him 'Viceroy of {{Facebook}}' in return for Benn giving up the quest to be 'King of Twitter'.) He is [[OopNorth Liverpudlian]]-[[UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}} Scottish]] and [[HornyVikings looks a bit like a Viking]]. He has released several albums, some solo and some as 'Mitch Benn and the Distractions'.



* SelfDemonstratingSong: Many, such as "BoyBand", "Stay The Hell Away From [[JeffBuckley Hallelujah]]" (to the tune of "Hallelujah", of course) and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsNqNbPraq "Everything Sounds Like Coldplay Now"]]:

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* SelfDemonstratingSong: Many, such as "BoyBand", "Stay The Hell Away From [[JeffBuckley [[Music/JeffBuckley Hallelujah]]" (to the tune of "Hallelujah", of course) and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsNqNbPraq "Everything Sounds Like Coldplay Now"]]:



* ThisIsWrongOnSoManyLevels: "Stay The Hell Away From [[JeffBuckley Hallelujah]]"
* ToTheTuneOf: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2pdv6faw8M Now Coldplay Sound Like Everything Else]]" (to a SuspiciouslySimilarSong of 'Viva la Vida', which Coldplay were accused of plagiarising). He also recorded a song strongly reminiscent of Led Zeppelin's "Stairway To Heaven" which included the lines:

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* ThisIsWrongOnSoManyLevels: "Stay The Hell Away From [[JeffBuckley [[Music/JeffBuckley Hallelujah]]"
* ToTheTuneOf: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2pdv6faw8M Now Coldplay Sound Like Everything Else]]" (to a SuspiciouslySimilarSong of 'Viva la Vida', which Coldplay were accused of plagiarising). He also recorded a song strongly reminiscent of Led Zeppelin's Music/LedZeppelin's "Stairway To Heaven" which included the lines:
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