Archive for the ‘80s’ Category

Ken Levine

11Jun20

Ken Levine is an Emmy award-winning screenwriter, director and producer who has worked on M*A*S*H, Cheers, Frasier, The Simpsons, Wings, Everybody Loves Raymond, Becker and Dharma & Greg. He’s also an author, blogger and has a podcast called Hollywood & Levine. In this chat he talks about his life and work including being a radio […]


There is something special about being a Liverpool fan. We are family, this means more. I want to give a plug to a very good friend of mine and share how he’s getting through the current situation and what you can do to help. I’ve mentioned John Pearman on here before. He’s the editor of […]


When I caught up with my old mate Steve Shaw in Whangarei New Zealand this week, we talked about the band we were in together in the 80s, an Oscar winner’s brief stint as frontman and why the rhythm guitarist wasn’t on stage for the last set at my final gig. Here’s one of our […]


Night Terror!

22Mar20

When you have a traumatic experience, your senses heighten. That super-awareness burns a memory of the event into your brain forever. That’s why you hear people say they know exactly where they were and what they were doing when they heard news that shocked them.  Years later, people are able to describe otherwise forgettable details […]


It was the coat that gave it away. It wasn’t even that nice a coat, a grey, rumpled overcoat that wouldn’t look good on anybody. On Monday, sat opposite me on the 18:17 from London St Pancras to Peterborough via Hitchin, was the multi-award-winning playwright, screenwriter, actor and author, Alan Bennett. At first I wasn’t […]


London Calling

22Jul18

In the latest episode of my show for America, Kim Wilde and Jeff Wayne talk about the space aliens that inspired their musical work. For Kim it was a close encounter and for Jeff it was H.G. Wells, The War Of The Worlds. They both chat about their amazing lives and careers on both sides […]


  Pride is more important than money. We’re moving to a new flat, it’s smaller than the one we’re in, so storage is a major issue. We decided a floor to ceiling wardrobe in the bedroom was the way to go, so we took our measurements to Ikea. We chose what we wanted from the […]


Mack Nuggets

01Apr18

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOBfm lately, including: Advice for Theresa May on how to deal with the Russian situation; Tributes to Ken Dodd; Housemates From Hell; Nightmare neighbours; What happens if England boycott the World Cup; Unusual things you’ve eaten; Is Vladimir Putin going to be the “Lord Of The World”?; The […]


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 […]


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 […]


Mack Nuggets

23Dec17

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOB fm lately, including; Professional cuddling. Badger’s Christmas song. Listicles. Tales From The Cheap. The truth about politicians. The worst Christmas present. Donald Trump’s substance abuse. Mick doesn’t impress a lady. A tribute to Keith Chegwin. The Brexit nightmare. Why the word of the year will never be […]


So sad to hear that Keith Chegwin has died at the age of 60. I’ve met him and interviewed him a few times. I wish I’d kept the photos of us together and the audio of our chats. I know I used to have some and don’t know why I haven’t kept them. Maybe it’s […]


Predicting the future is not worth it because eventually you get proved wrong. I’m going to download the current Blade Runner film, “Blade Runner 2049”. I can’t remember much about the original film, so I decided to watch it again before I watch the new one. What a disappointment it is. I suppose when it […]


London Calling

07Nov17

In my latest show for America, the soul singer, Alexander O’Neal talks about addiction, getting fired by Prince and his new British tour. As well as Alexander, there’s a look at what’s happening in Britain, including – Why is Richard Branson putting money into Elon Musk‘s Hyperloop?; Sleep walking and talking; The perfect metaphor for […]


Is working in an office REAL work? I had this thought while I was watching the latest season of “Better Call Saul”. Bob Odenkirk’s character, Jimmy, is ordered to do community service. The work he’s given is to pick up litter under a highway overpass. I realised that for some people, that kind of work […]


Mourning Show

03Sep17

I spoke to a lot of people last week that said they are are fed up of hearing about the death, twenty years ago, of someone they never knew, never met and didn’t have any effect on their life at all. There were special programs on TV and radio every day last week dedicated to […]


Mack Nuggets

02Sep17

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOBfm lately, including: Tom Cruise in trouble in London. Songs with your name in them. Is Elvis really dead? Electric cars ARE the future. What would you tax? Etiquette faux pas. The last Big Ben Bong. Why Britain is the greatest country on earth. The bathing suite insult. […]


boozyJet

16Aug17

The British can’t handle their drink. They get drunk any chance they can and even brag about it. They drink the most, when they’re on holiday. The first chance they get is at the airport. When I catch a flight early in the morning, I’m amazed at how packed the bar is. About 270m passengers […]


London Calling

15Aug17

In the latest episode of my show for America, Slim Jim Phantom from The Stray Cats talks about how he got started playing the drums, the beginning of The Stray Cats and moving to London from Long Island as a teenager. In “What’s Happening in Britain This Week”; A look at how the UK is […]


London Calling

01Aug17

In the latest episode of my show for America, Writer, producer and broadcaster, Trevor Dann talks about how he got started, some of the iconic radio and television programs he’s worked on, the people he’s worked with, hired and fired. As well as Trevor, There’s a roundup of what’s happening in Britain including ‘shrinkflation’, how […]