Archive for February, 2016

I thought I had no real connection to John Lennon until now… For most of the 80s and 90s I lived in Australia and New Zealand and used to impress the locals with the fact that I was born in the same hospital as John Lennon. I was the frontman in a 60s cover band […]


Twice is Nice

27Feb16

Now that ebooks are so easy to get on my phone, a few months ago, I decided to read all fourteen James Bond books written by Ian Fleming, in the order they were published. Right now I’m up to the 12th one, “You Only Live Twice”. I read a few James Bond books when was […]


Brexit Poll

24Feb16

Ever wonder what other European countries think of the UK? With a vote on our continued membership of the EU coming up on June 23rd, I thought you’d like to see what one German thinks of us. Martin is 20 and a media student from Wendlingen just outside Stuttgart. He’s been working as an intern […]


In this one we talk about how I nearly got thrown out of a London Theatre. Craic on! Listen to the latest Mack Nuggets at; http://www.mackmedia.co.uk/8th-mack-nuggets-audio-video If you enjoyed this Craic, please click “like” and tweet a link. If you’d like to talk to me about it, call me on +44 1438 422106 between 6 […]


Ticket to Snide

21Feb16

The fans are still being ripped off. Liverpool Football Club’s U-turn over the planned ticket price rises and public apology is welcome but does it go far enough? Premier League clubs will share in a windfall of more than £8.3 billion from their new broadcast contracts. Liverpool will earn at least £100m from the new […]


Radio is more powerful than God. I say that because I used to work for a commercial radio station that had a christian church as an advertiser. God is all-powerful and omnipresent but it turns out that he doesn’t have the same ability to influence people’s behaviour as radio does. Craic on! Listen to the […]


Never judge a book by it’s movie. I’m reading all fourteen James Bond books written by Ian Fleming in the order they were published. Right now I’m up to the eleventh one, ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’. I mentioned this at work today and one of my workmates shouted out, “That’s the one where George […]


Common Problem

16Feb16

I have a scientific theory that I’m publishing for the first time in this blog. It was inspired by the recent discovery of gravitational waves. The ability to detect these waves means that astronomers will be able to look further into space than ever before. Gravitational waves travel at the speed of light, which means […]


Air Heads

10Feb16

Today I heard something unusual, a great radio demo.  In all the years I’ve been a radio station Program Director, I can’t remember the last time I heard something this good on a demo. Where are all the real entertainers? Do they stay away from commercial music radio because it’s restrictive and boring? Is blandness being […]


I nearly got thrown out of a London theatre on Saturday! It was a play called Red Velvet at the Garrick Theatre on Charing Cross Road. The seats were excellent, third row, right in the middle of the stage. Just before the show started, I took a photo of the stage to show how close we were. […]


This Craic appears in issue 220 of the Liverpool fanzine, Red All Over The Land. I have to admit that when John Pearman, the editor of Red All Over The Land asked me to review a new Beatles book for the fanzine, I was expecting something a bit lighter. I don’t mean the content, I […]


Pyjama Party

03Feb16

More people should be allowed to wear pyjamas in public! Last week, Kate Chisholm, the head teacher at Skerne Park Academy in Darlington, wrote a letter to parents requesting they take time to get dressed in the morning and stop doing the school run in their pyjamas. Now a Pennsylvania judge has had enough of […]


Supermarkets are not super! Craic on! Listen to the latest Mack Nuggets at; http://www.mackmedia.co.uk/8th-mack-nuggets-audio-video If you enjoyed this Craic, please click “like” and tweet a link. If you’d like to talk to me about it, call me on +44 1438 422106 between 6 and 9 weekday mornings (UK time) on BOB fm.


Mack Nuggets

01Feb16

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOB fm lately, including: Outside your comfort zone. Public transport stories. Has the Home Counties got talent? The weather takes a walk on the mild side. Bus lanes are causing congestion. The coldest place you’ve ever been. The Queen ripping off charities. The reason we don’t get enough […]