Archive for the ‘Showbiz’ Category

Alan Alda

29May20

I got to have a chat with the wonderful Alan Alda. We talked about M*A*S*H, his Dad, face blindness, the Orient Express, not signing autographs, Parkinson’s, playing a Republican and his podcast, Clear And Vivid. He even gave me an acting tip to use when I narrate audiobooks. Craic on! If you enjoyed this Craic, […]


Johnny B. Good!

04Apr20

I’m so excited!  I’ve been an admirer of the Chicago radio legend, Jonathon Brandmeier, since I got into radio in the early 90s. At first I paid to listen to him on cassettes sent through the post to me in Australia by a company called “California Aircheck”. Years later I visited Chicago and listened to […]


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 […]


The weird noise in the hallway of our new build apartment is still there! The builders have been, switched off all of the power in our place and the noise continues. This confirms that it’s coming from our neighbours. The other side of the wall is their bathroom, what are they doing in there day […]


Mack Nuggets

16Dec18

Here’s what I’ve been up to on Fix Radio in London, including: International intrigue Farts in the jungle A scammer gets scammed Lost love Badger and the drone A neighbourhood dispute Your life as a movie Sex in a churchyard Darren hates criminal talk Sex on a beach Mistaken identity Neighbour from hell Attacked by […]


Are you in show business or are you a grown-up? We all start out in show business, as children, we earn our keep by entertaining. The more we entertain our parents and other relatives, the more we are rewarded by them. At a certain point, though, we grow up and give up our showbiz career […]


Do you believe it is wrong to punish someone for something they didn’t do? If the answer is “yes” then you must also believe it is wrong to reward someone for something they didn’t do. I heard that or words to that effect from Penn Jillette, one half of ‘Penn & Teller’, the American magicians […]