Archive for March, 2016

Sometimes I wonder how much impact I’ve had on radio listeners because I’ve moved around a lot. I never planned to move around so much but I’ve had to go where the work is. Every radio station I’ve worked at has been a long way from the previous one, usually hundreds of miles, sometimes thousands. […]


Kidding

30Mar16

Have you ever wondered how kids earn their keep? I was round at my Mum’s yesterday and she told me my cousin’s son had visited her on the weekend and brought his three year old son with him. Mum described the three year old as “delightful”. I asked what it was that he’d said or […]


The thing I like the most about Liverpool is the people. Scousers tend to come across as either hard knocks or comedians but deep down they are the warmest, most generous and caring people you’ll ever meet. As I’ve been spending a lot of time in the city lately, I have come up with a […]


It’s funny when things get lost in translation. A while ago, I mentioned the time I rented a convertible in Italy. It rained and although I managed to get the roof up, it didn’t seal properly above the windscreen on the driver’s side. When I got to the hotel, the porter who took our bags […]


I overheard some people talking about TV box sets today and it reminded me of something. They were talking about their favourites including; Breaking Bad, House of Cards and Orange is The New Black. One of them said they can’t wait for the next season of Game of Thrones. I hadn’t thought about it until […]


Mack Nuggets

19Mar16

Here’s what I’ve been up to so far this year on BOB fm, including: Why Space travel is boring, The Graham Mack Theory of Everything, How I almost got thrown out of a West End theatre, The best way to have pancakes, How to look good in every photo, David Cameron is not dead, The […]


Correct Answer!

15Mar16

The literal truth is not always the best answer. As another big European night approaches for Liverpool Football Club, I’m reminded of the time my dad asked me why I support LFC. I was about ten and said, “Well, I was born in Liverpool, you support them, you’ve got a season ticket in the Kemlyn […]


Ship Mate?

13Mar16

When we don’t know what’s going on, we make up a story. As a child the story we tell is much more innocent. Walking along Liverpool’s waterfront this morning, I was reminded of the day the aircraft carrier, HMS Eagle was in town. It was early 1970, I was five. My dad took me to […]


Cats Protection

12Mar16

“Help me fill this water pistol!” Those were the words my 79 year old mother greeted me with when I went to visit her today to take her supermarket shopping. My sister is away on holiday and she’s left her cat with my parents. Blinky is not exactly a friendly cat. When I visited a […]


Space travel has become boring! It didn’t used to be, as a child, I watched live TV pictures of people walking, talking, singing, bouncing, hitting golf balls and driving a car, 238 thousand miles away ON THE MOON! From the moment my mother woke me up before 4am on July 20 1969 by whispering, “They’re […]


Smash and Grab

05Mar16

There was a long tradition where I grew up of people bringing stuff home from work. On the street I lived on in the 70s, most of my friends dads worked at the Ford plant at Halewood. That meant a lot of my friends had unauthorised copies of the Cadbury’s Smash Martians that starred in […]


“How come you look good in every photo?” When Martin, the 20 year old intern at BOB FM said that to me after looking through the photos from our staff night out at a local curry house last week, it was the first proof I’ve had that a trick I’ve been using may be working. […]


Mack Nuggets

02Mar16

Here’s what I’ve been on about on BOB fm lately, including: A call to Martin’s biggest fan in Germany. Buzz Aldrin has the answer but NASA won’t listen. The Grand Final of The International Contest of jokes. How to look good in every photo. Why virtual reality won’t catch on. Electronic miscommunication. The truth about […]