Posts Tagged ‘Books’

In the latest episode of my show for America, Peter Frampton talks about how his life changed after Frampton Comes Alive, working with David Bowie, saving a bird and what he’s up to these days. In “What’s Happening in Britain?”; Dr Who fans furious over the choice of the new Doctor; Should you tip at a petrol station? […]


Right And Wrong

13Dec16

More of our freedom will be taken away by the end of this week. Membership of the fascist group, National Action will become a criminal offence on Friday. The Home Secretary, Amber Rudd told parliament “National Action is a racist, anti-Semitic, and homophobic organisation which stirs up hatred, glorifies violence, and promotes a vile ideology”. […]


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 […]


It was so nice to catch up with TALKERS magazine publisher Michael Harrison on his excellent podcast, Up Close And Far Out. We had an in-depth discussion about the election of Donald Trump and the UK’s recent public vote approving Brexit. We compared notes on American and English points-of-view regarding the surprising state of world […]


“Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.” That’s one of my favourite quotes from the American comedian, George Carlin. Democracy is flawed, it gave power to Adolph Hitler, Brexiteers and now Trump. It makes it far too easy for dodgy people to sell an illusion that empowers large groups of people who […]


Never judge a book by it’s movie. I’m reading all fourteen James Bond books written by Ian Fleming in the order they were published. Right now I’m up to the eleventh one, ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’. I mentioned this at work today and one of my workmates shouted out, “That’s the one where George […]


Why do we still have libraries in the 21st century? Birmingham City Council spent £183 million on a new library. It opened in 2013, now they can’t afford any books. They recently put out a leaflet that read, “Books required! Due to public saving cuts we are no longer purchasing any new books or newspapers. […]