Archive for the ‘Memory’ Category

Mack Nuggets

29Jun17

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BBC Radio Merseyside lately, including: A Father’s Day story; Using the wrong word; Dress-alike stories; Donald And Melania Trump’s; The lady responsible for the skiffle boom that started it all; Aunty Hazel calls in; Mistaken identity; Meeting a musical hero, Ray Ennis from The Swinging Blue Jeans; Harsh […]


Cracked it!

27Aug16

When I discovered a three inch long crack in my car’s windscreen, I was angry at first, then I realised that crack contained the secret to eternal life. The crack can’t be repaired, I need a new windscreen. It’s the latest part that needs replacing. I’ve had the car for about a year and a […]


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 […]


I’ve never understood why complaints that common sense would tell you, are not worth wasting your time with, get so much attention from people who run and regulate radio stations in the UK. I read this week that Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo, presenters of the BBC Radio 5 Live film review show got into […]


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 […]


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 […]


What do you do when you get booked to play a gig but find yourself without a band? In July 2007 “The Graham Mack Blues Band” were booked to play Mr Kyps in Poole, Dorset. I was based on Teesside at the time and I had a problem. The rest of my (Teesside based) band […]


I was the victim of a crime on the mean streets of Chicago a few years ago. I was reminded of this today when I came across a Youtube video of James Bay playing in Buddy Guy’s “Legends” club. James is from where we live in Hitchin, Hertfordshire and it turns out that he’s also […]


As I haven’t done that much television work, you’d think I’d remember the times that I have. I came across a video this week of when I was on ITV in 2003. At the time, I was the presenter of the Breakfast Show on 106 Century FM, the regional radio station for the East Midlands […]