Posts Tagged ‘80s’

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 […]


Records are not coming back and neither are cassettes! We keep hearing that both of these formats are returning but if you look closer, you’ll realise that they’re not. Last year vinyl accounted for only 5% of music sales. That might sound like a lot until you accept that most music isn’t being bought, it’s […]


Crude Oil

02Sep16

Revenge is a dish best served cold. From 1983 to 1986 I worked as a pipe-fitter on the expansion project at Marsden Point oil refinery in New Zealand. During the shutdown, I worked with a trades assistant who told me he enjoyed working with me, because I was nicer to him than the boilermaker he’d […]


Control Freak

25Jan16

There was a fear of new things in our house when I was growing up. This fear led to decisions being made that took the magic out of things. In a previous Craic, I mentioned how when we were kids, to change the channel on the TV, you had to walk across the room and […]