Category: Opinions

The word Summer written on a sandy beach, with beach towel, starfish and flip flops (studio shot - warm color and directional light are intentional).  Note: extreme wide angle shot with curvature of field and focus on the word Summer.

Seven For The Summer

A personal seven for  THE SUMMER. More carefully selected sevens soon! Little Sunflower  – Freddie Hubbard/Al Jarreau Summer Breeze – Isley Brothers Burnin Up The Carnival – Joe Sample Summer Song – Grover Washington...

p4pkids

Make a Difference

As the UK holiday season gets into top gear how about making a difference to the country you visit. I am a huge fan of the charity Pack for a Purpose and have seen...

3 day week

The Birth Of The Phone In

Ted Heath and the three day week he imposed in 1972 made a major contribution to the birth of UK phone in radio. TV switched off at 10pm and a nation left short of...

clashtastic

The Sound Of Sunday Night

This is part one of a show broadcast on January 12th 1986. It featured a selection of listener favourites and I think is a good example of just what good musical taste listeners had....

Rebali Riads, Sidi Kaouki, Morocco

Morocco

Now Tunisia is out of bounds for holidaymakers it is a tough call as to which nearby countries are safe to visit. I am just back from Morocco, which is an obvious holiday choice....

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Life Before Text and Tweet

I have been able to harvest a BBC Radio London Saturday show broadcast on October 27th 1979. It was one of the very popular “All Winners” shows and listening back it reminded me what...

Sly Stone

Under The Influence 2

Some more of our favourite artists and their major musical influences. Sly Stone. A truly talented music maker whose writing and rhythms were taken away from us by drug addiction. Among his musical influences...

The Big Burner and his  Hammond B3 already burning.

Crossing The Jazz Bridge

Thanks to purveyors of straight ahead jazz, we have for decades been able to enjoy a special blend of rhythms born from great musicians who crossed The Jazz Bridge. On one side of the...

ratho_murderer

Best By Bus

Not to be sneered at are the open top bus tours operating in some of our favourite European Cities. My top five and bottom one follow. At the top. DUBLIN.   Great tour on...

Raffles le Royal Hotel.

CAMBODIA

In just one decade, Southeast Asia has seen a massive increase in tourism. Leaving behind a small slice of our holiday spend to benefit local communities is not a bad thing to try to...