hello it’s me, how can i help?
whine & groan & moan & chelp.
“there’s summat up, it’s all your fault, sort it out or face a revolt.
i’ve been with you for years and years”
sad sob story, sniffles and tears.
“gimmee summat new, best that you’ve got, all bells and whistles, i want the lot!”
“but not reyt pricey, good deal, you know? paying just the same as five years ago.”
“and i want loads of freebies, chuck em all on, and if tha can’t, that’s it i’m gone!”
“tha wants HOW MUCH? tha’s gorra be mad!”
“i’m off to your rival, telling thee lad”
“they’re one pound cheaper, hundred up front” (he’s not done the maths, the tight fisted….. pillock)
“so cancel me now, or i’ll start to yelp”
hello it’s me,
how can i help?
IT’S THE BRITS TONIGHT!!!
so looking forward to it.
probably not for the reasons YOU may be thinking. oh no.
since TOTP was relegated to xmas day only i have missed the chance to have a regular rant at the state of the “mainstream” music in this country.
and having worked nights for the last 13 Brits, i have missed it. yeah, recorded a couple, but not the same shouting at the telly on your own.
which brings me to Vicky…. SHE isn’t as enthused with tonight’s prospect.
but let’s be reyt. the best music in Britain these days is largely ignored, because it is not being force fed into folks living rooms on weekend telly.
GET OUT THERE. SEE BANDS. ENJOY YOURSELVES.
spent most of my afternoon at work pondering, with an image not too dissimilar to the one above being most prevalent in my minds eye.
been asked a question today of which i have searched for an answer for such a long time. fair pained over it at times to be honest.
don’t get me wrong, it’s nothing serious like the answer to the ultimate question (which we all know is 42) but a question that has nonetheless stumped me for an age.
and i think i have it beaten. maybe.
i have given an answer to the person that posited it this aft, and currently i eagerly await their considered view on my reply.
watch this space pop pickers!
i was setting up Skype again a couple of weeks back and decided to try summat i once did before. i am going to try and simulcast a radio show on video streaming. now, whether this works or not is in the lap of the gods, and if if actually HAPPENS, relies on me getting a new webcam. or should i say ANOTHER webcam. cos i bought one.
looked ok. said it would do what i wanted. and was cheap enough. too cheap. should have known really. brand new webcam for less than 3 quid. all the way from china. no p&p.
absolute pile of rammel. it works ok ish for skype, but won’t do the job for the shows. so if i can source one in the next 24hrs we’ll be going live visually AND aurally. if not it will wait until the new year.
watch this space.
to start, an apology.
i didn’t do an xmas show last year. making up for it this year.
so please join me HERE on friday 23rd from 8pm.
a show full of cracking tunes and whatever else we fancy. as usual, requests are welcomed, just mail them to email@example.com or tweet them to @sfrstudio #sfrxp
also looking at having a chat with folks live on air. so DOWNLOAD SKYPE HERE and add us as sfrstudioskype, TEXT me via skype and i shall call you back between songs.
see you friday
despite the rant earlier, i feel i am changing. growing older and wiser. not growing UP exactly. don’t think that will ever happen, but still…
take tomorrow. tomorrow i will be doing TWO things i have never done in 46 years.
1. participate in secret santa.
2. wear a xmas jumper.
and the odd thing is, i’m kind of looking forward to it.
don’t get me wrong, as The Enemy will tell you, i LOVE xmas. i just don’t DO xmas until there is xmas in the day.
i HATE xmas shopping (avarice at its worst) i HATE writing xmas cards (a waste of money) i ABHOR forced joviality in the workplace/anywhere (don’t tell me how to be happy)
i swear, i ain’t a grinch. ask The Teen! ask The Parental Unit….
but this year, i have sat and written some cards.
The Enemy* has bought a secret santa gift.
and The Enemy* has also bought me a snowman sweater, complete with a sticky out carrot and a floppy scarf.
we’re also in the process of making TWO yule logs for the team buffet tomorrow.
i still draw the line at singing xmas carols though.
wish me luck