Archive for the ‘Song lyrics’ Category

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 […]


Radio is an intimate medium and it becomes even more intimate at night. In 1996 I was on the air from 7pm to midnight on 2GO on the New South Wales Central Coast. It was basically a request show but the thing that made it work was when the callers told me WHY they wanted […]


“Feelin’ nearly faded as my jeans”, is a great line from the song “Me and Bobby Mcgee”. That’s exactly how I felt that day in 1992. My only hope of getting into radio full time was to be accepted as a student at the Australian Film Television and Radio School. That seemed highly unlikely; the […]


There was a tear in my eye as I drove into Liverpool. I haven’t lived in the area since 1983 and as I headed along Edge Lane, The Beatles song, “In My Life” came on BBC Radio Merseyside, “There are places I remember                         […]


There are not enough words. In 1972, the band ‘America’ had a hit with a song called “A Horse with No Name”. The song describes a horse ride through a desert. Not only does the horse not have a name but the descriptions of what’s in the desert are pretty vague as well, “there were […]