Archive for the ‘Life’ Category

Virtual Reality

02Aug16

Britain is not a democracy. In the UK we have an elected House of Commons, but the upper house, the House of Lords is independent from the House of Commons. The job of Lords is to challenge the work of the government. No new laws can be passed without approval from the Lords. No members […]


Sometimes you should look at the glass as half full. I got an email from James Cridland the other day. James is a British radio consultant who recently moved to Brisbane, Australia. He mentioned that 4BC, the talk station in Brisbane now has only one local presenter. The rest of the shows are networked from […]


The people who lead the most interesting lives at radio stations tend not to be the presenters. At one radio station I worked at, one of the ladies in the sales team had an interesting experience after meeting a bloke through an internet dating site. “I’ve been on your radio station!”, he said on their […]


A schoolboy holds a leather ball In a photograph on a bedroom wall the bed is made, the curtains drawn as silence greets the break of dawn. The dusk gives way to morning light revealing shades of red and white which hang from posters locked in time of the Liverpool team of 89. Upon a […]


Monkey Music

08Dec15

I got back into music in 2004. It was all because of the late Jim Cronin. With Dr Alison Cronin, he set up the ape rescue centre, Monkey World in Dorset.  This week I found a video from 2004. I’d put a blues band together and got to be part of “Chimpfest”. It was the […]


Mind Games.

30Aug15

I got a fright this week. About three weeks ago my dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. His brother’s got it and before they died, his two sisters had it. I’m worried that it might run in the family, so I got Julie to book me an appointment for me to see my doctor. Fast forward […]