I got ripped off this week. I’ve become an audiobook narrator. I auditioned for and was accepted to narrate a guided meditation audiobook through http://www.ACX.com. The deal I had with the manuscript rights holder was that I would get paid $70 for every hour of the book I produced. The book contained ten one-hour meditations, […]


I haven’t worked for twenty-seven years. That’s because I’ve had a job in radio. I’ve been a presenter and programmer. Neither of those things can be compared to actual work. Before that, I had proper jobs. I was a pipe fitter on an oil refinery construction site in New Zealand and an air-conditioning engineer in […]


Blame Me!

24Jan17

I am responsible for Liverpool’s defeat to Swansea on Saturday. It’s the first game I’ve managed to get to all season. I bought a new hat and scarf for the occasion. I can now, never wear that hat and scarf to another game. I want to get rid of them but how can a risk […]


I have a big problem and I don’t know what to do about it. An interview went bad the other week, very bad. I’ve been interviewing some amazing people on my new online show, ‘London Calling’. It’s a show about Britain and is aimed at America. Last month, I got the chance to talk to […]


Cats Protection

12Mar16

“Help me fill this water pistol!” Those were the words my 79 year old mother greeted me with when I went to visit her today to take her supermarket shopping. My sister is away on holiday and she’s left her cat with my parents. Blinky is not exactly a friendly cat. When I visited a […]


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 […]