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S6 EP3: ALEX JAMES - show notes

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S6 EP3: ALEX JAMES - summary

Join Olly as he chats to the former blur bassist and cheese fiend about brandy, beer, cider, wine, being on tour and living on a farm.

S6 EP3: ALEX JAMES - timeline

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  • 10:15 - Alex trademarked the name BritPop for an alcoholic drink, with the original intention of making sparkling wine.

  • 13:10 - Dave Rowntree was the drummer from Blur

  • 16:45 - Alex now mostly numbers his cheeses, rather than giving them names

  • 17:20 - Alex enjoys hanging out with Marco Pierre White on board P&O Cruises

  • 21:38 - Alex runs The Big Feastival at his farm every year.

  • 24:25 - Alex’s favourite book is Treasure Island

  • 24:59 - Olly gives Alex a bottle of Iona, One Man Band 2012 Elgin. The average cost is £18 per bottle.

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S6 EP3: ALEX JAMES - production notes

  • Recorded on 14 March 2019 at Alex’s farm in the Cotswolds

  • Hosted by Olly Smith

  • Produced and edited by Richard Hemming MW

  • Mastered by David Thomas

  • Hardware list: 2 x AT-2020 condenser microphones with pop shields, Zoom H6 digital recorder, ATH-M20X headphones

  • Software list: Audacity 2.2.2, Garageband 10.3.0