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  The Chatter Box : Blathering On
Rutland Isles by eroomnala on 18 March 2003 6:49am
Has anyone else here purchased a copy of Mr. Idle's new CD?
I found one at an import record shop here in Sydney today and couldn't resist treating myself for my upcoming birthday.
Mike and David Attenborough both get a mention on one particular track.
Like most of his post python solo output it is very naughty and silly with some rude words and jokes.
It even contains a Parental Advisory Explicit Content sticker (although that might be a part of the joke too)
For anyone familiar with Rutland Weekend Television, the Rutles and especially Eric Idle exploits Monty Python it will seem quite familiar in a nice way.
The usual targets are there. Rock Stars, strange animals, tourists, TV Quiz shows, Liza Minelli, Meryl Streep, Noel Coward, the Beach Boys, paranoid dictators (General Gucci), etc.
You can find out more about it at
In Insomnia where we may find you
Trying to sleep in a tree
in Amnesia we'll never forget you
In Corrupcion we'll all grease your palms
So take the big plane out to Rutland
And relax in our paranoid arms
Re: Rutland Isles by Kristine on 18 March 2003 7:21am
What I've heard so far from Samplers and Talk Show Apperences is great! Oh oh, I was watching Eric's apperence on Kilborn, is it just me, or was I the only one who picked up on the Palin refs?
Re: Rutland Isles by Des583 on 19 March 2003 12:54am
I'm sorry if this is posted twice but..I got the cd and I love it but i have one little question about it. Do you think Eric is making fun of Michael a little bit? Eric said that he made this to make fun of "Englishmen in shorts going round to strange places" Do I sense some bitterness in Mr. Idle? What are your ideas?
Re: Rutland Isles by voxpops on 19 March 2003 2:55am
I noticed that too. But what we see as bitterness is more than likely a joke between two guys who have known each other for more than thirty years. Don't you make light-hearted put-downs with your friends? I'm sure that MP wouldn't be offended. As for the album: "We smirked a lot" - The Queen.
Re: Rutland Isles by eroomnala on 19 March 2003 3:31pm
I'm sure it all falls into the category of friendly banter between old friends
although there was a bit of a falling out between Mike and Eric over Mike
pulling out of doing a Python reunion tour of the USofA which meant
that Eric had to settle for his Eric Idle Exploits Monty Python tour instead.
Still it's nowhere near as bad as the rivalry between Terry Jones and
John Cleese. JC revealed that he did throw a chair at me once
and then there's always the rivalry between TJ and TG for most films directed
and between TG and JC for film that made the most money or won the
most Academy Awards not to mention the bitterness the other Pythons
feel toward Graham for now being the youngest members
ETC etc
Sorry starting to get just a little bit silly towards the end there.
Re: Rutland Isles by Des583 on 19 March 2003 6:36pm
Yea I was thinking it was friendly banter but I was just wondering what everybody else thought. Thanks for your ideas.

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