Archive for the ‘London’ Category

Creeps

10Jan18

Radiohead are suing Lana Del Rey.  They say, her song “Get Free”, sounds like their song from 1993, “Creep”. Here’s Lana Delray… And here’s Radiohead… The thing is, ‘Creep’, was actually a rip-off of “The Air That I Breathe”, which was a hit for The Hollies in 1974… Here’s The Moon Loungers showing how close […]


The Name Game

03Jan18

A caller to my radio show called me a “Remoaner” today. – I thought, is that all you’ve got, name calling? Instead of explaining to me just how these dinky little islands off the coast of northern Europe would be better off without being part of an international organisation which is the biggest tariff-free trade […]


Disney has made a big mistake. Why did Rupert Murdoch sell Twenty-First Century Fox inc to Disney? The answer should be obvious but the mainstream media seem confused by the sale and it’s timing, and keep trotting out the line that it’s got something to do with competing with Netflix and Amazon. If you haven’t […]


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 […]


London Calling

03Dec17

Terry Virts talks about flying the Space Shuttle and the difference between launching on the Shuttle and the Soyuz.


Politicians want to control you and take away your freedom. In some places they’re taking that to the extreme, you know, places like North Korea. But it’s happening in Europe too. In Helsinki Finland, they’re experimenting with a thing called “Universal Basic Income”, (UBI). It will be enough to live on, much higher than a […]


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 […]


Bloodhound Gang

27Oct17

The land speed record annoys me. The people who break the record, cheat by using a plane instead of a car. “Bloodhound” made its first public runs this week. It’s driven by Royal Air Force Wing Commander Andy Green. It’s powered by a jet engine from the Eurofighter-Typhoon. The wheels for the test runs are […]


London Calling

12Oct17

In the latest episode of my show for America; Tony Prince talks about getting his first break in TV, jamming with Jimi Hendrix, broadcasting throughout Europe on Radio Luxembourg, his book and the film he’s working on. As well as that – Joe checks in from Chicago for a special birthday dedication; Back seat driving […]


London Calling

19Sep17

In the latest episode of my show for America; Storm Aileen hits Britain. Do you brush your teeth in the shower? Speed cameras. Where will the next royal baby be born? Houseguests from hell. Do public holidays cause panda pregnancies in Scotland? A phone scam. Confusion over the new iPhones. Offensive candy. A conversation about […]


I had a chat with the broadcasting legend Tony Prince. He talked about meeting Elvis in Las Vegas, the truth about Colonel Tom Parker and Tony’s early life and career that took him from spinning discs and introducing the Beatles in a northern ballroom to broadcasting to an international audience of 100 million on Radio […]


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 […]


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 […]


Dead Wrong

18Jul17

Spend any amount of time with my family and you’ll feel like you’re in a sitcom. I’ve just spent two weeks with them in the North West. Last week, I called my uncle Norman to set up lunch. On the phone he told me that my mother’s cousin, Agnes had died. I rang my mother […]


London Calling

29May17

Here’s what’s in Episode 34 of my show for the USA: Mike Brewer from Wheeler Dealers talks about his favorite cars and the time he was in a military helicopter when the pilot was shot. Ken’s issue in a supermarket. Free food for school children. A great bargain story. Has Brexit been good for Britain? […]


Mack Nuggets

27May17

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOBfm lately, including: Why is there always a single shoe by the side of the road? The zombie apocalypse at Stansted Airport. The fake speed camera. The British media are royal sycophants. Stuff left behind. David Beckham is no actor. Donald or Duke? Stephen Fry being investigated for […]


Like a “zombie apocalypse”. That’s how one Twitter user described scenes at London’s Stansted airport yesterday.  Reports today say it was chaotic and some passengers even fainted. It was all because an X-ray machine broke down. It took nearly four hours to fix it. Stansted is the fourth busiest airport in the UK and is […]


London Calling

18Apr17

In Episode 29 of my show for the USA, I talk about how the Soccer World Cup is coming to America, Canada and Mexico but should not be there at all; The Queen meeting her namesake in a zoo; How the National Trust upset Christians; The British tradition of doing a runner and the delights […]


Mack Nuggets

02Mar17

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOB lately, including: Parking nightmares; Why is Hertford not on the map?; Posh names for babies; A great complaining story; Passport drama; A driving test story; The Gig Karen never got to that could get her to The Brit Awards 2017; The bell ringer who got caught in […]


London Calling

05Jan17

On the latest episode of my show for America, find out who you voted as, “Top Guest Of 2016”. Hear from Eddie The Eagle, John Cleese, Suzi Quatro, Richard E. Grant and Piff The Magic Dragon. As well as that, a health scare for the Queen makes front page news, Badger shares an amazing coincidence […]