Archive for March, 2018

Kim Wilde

28Mar18

I had a chat with Kim Wilde in Hertfordshire. She talked about her close encounter that was the inspiration for the title of her new album, “Here Come The Aliens”, how singing songs drunk on a train turned her into a Youtube sensation, how she used gardening to beat the mid-life crisis she suffered aged […]


In the latest episode of my show for America, guitar legend Andy Summers talks about his HARMONICS OF THE NIGHT tour, his current album, Triboluminescence, photography, writing, why he doesn’t sing on albums anymore, his relationship with the British press and what Bournemouth and Santa Monica have in common. As well as that, a look […]


It’s a real time of transition for Julie and I. We moved to the UK twenty-one years ago and in all of that time, we’ve always rented. Right now we’re in the process of buying a flat. It’s a new-build so it’s small. That means we have to say goodbye to a lot of cool […]


I had a chat with guitar legend, Andy Summers from The Police. He talks about his HARMONICS OF THE NIGHT tour, his current album, Triboluminescence, photography, writing, why he doesn’t sing on albums anymore, his relationship with the British press and what Bournemouth and Santa Monica have in common. Craic on! If you enjoyed this […]


Tree of Life

17Mar18

Have you ever thought about how amazing trees are? I know you’re going to think I’ve lost my mind but I’m starting to get the feeling that spending time with trees might be the key to greatness. Percy Shaw is the man who invented “cat’s eyes”, the reflectors you see at night in the road […]


London Calling

13Mar18

In the latest episode of my show for America, part 2 of my chat with British satirist Tony Hendra. He lives in New York and talks about alcohol, his amazing life and work, which touches Monty Python, Saturday Night Live, George Carlin and beyond. He explains how he discovered John Belushi and Chevy Chase and […]


Ken Dodd

12Mar18

“Ken Dodd’s backstage timing his act – with a calendar”. I’m pretty sure it was Bob Monkhouse who said that at one of the Royal Variety shows. I never got to meet Doddy, but I was lucky enough to see him perform live and once I interviewed him over the phone for my radio show. […]


Airspace

10Mar18

“How did we accumulate so much junk?” That’s the question I found myself asking as we start getting rid of the stuff that’s not coming with us when we move. It turns out, the answer to that question is really simple and so is the solution to the problem. There’s also a lesson to be […]


This week, the two most powerful women in Britain are sucking up to a representative of a regime that regards women as second class citizens. In Saudi Arabia, women need to be accompanied by a male guardian known as a ‘mahram’, whenever they leave the house. The guardian is often a relative and will accompany […]


Carmageddon

06Mar18

Filthy fossil fuel burning cars are here to stay, unfortunately. Electric vehicles should be the future of transport. Vehicles that burn fossil fuels are putting toxic chemicals into the atmosphere. Electric vehicles will not catch on in Britain unless there’s a big change. Unfortunately there is no sign of that change any time soon. The […]


It’s a shame that we don’t always recognise an omen until after the event. The severe weather we’ve been having in Britain lately has reminded me of the time I survived a crossing of the English Channel in bad weather. About 20 years ago, I was the presenter of the Breakfast Show on 2CR FM, […]


Mack Nuggets

02Mar18

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOBfm lately, including: A first car quirk. Out of Africa. When Darren fell off his bike. Donald Trump upsets Simon. Sport on the public highway. University students being used by militant university lecturers. The themed hotel with attention to detail. Global warming. Bee rustling. Craic on! If you […]