Category Archives: Radio

Danger Danger, High Voltage!

Danger Danger, High Voltage… I told you it would happen, and now it’s landed, it’s infectious, it’s hilarious, and it’s all over the place: I guarantee you that flashing bra’s and jockstraps will be all over the country by summer as Electric Six bring Danger Danger, High Voltage to the UK!

Rip off music

What is it about Will Smith that everyone thinks is so clever? He’s a second rate actor at best who shines only because he’s clever enough to pick obvious blockbusters with decent support casts, and as for his “Music” – Can he not produce one single song, which isn’t simply a total rip-off of a 70’s/80’s disco/funk classic? Just because you put “wooo, ah ha ah ha, what what what, big will, uh huh” on top of the track doesn’t mean it’s your song, and certainly doesn’t make it listenable in any way, shape or form.

Briteny’s now at it as well, ripping off “I love rock and roll”, can’t she see the irony? Probably obscured by her surgically enhanced cleavage… while we’re on the subject of crap music, isn’t Elton John’s work just the biggest pile of shite in the world?

You know you’ve listened to too much Radio 4 when…

eeeek… I’ve just realised that listening to pick of the week on Radio 4 – so far I’ve actually listened to every program the presenter in question has picked out, I know I listen to Radio 4 a lot, but I didn’t realise that I listened that much. What’s more worrying is it makes me a huge hypocrite when it comes to my own career in commercial radio, which is supposed to be the anti-Christ of all things BBC.

aside: eeeek the average age of a radio 4 listener is 53

But the thing is 99.9% of commercial radio is utter crap, it’s soulless, un-inspired, trite, garbage, and that’s before the DJ even opens his/her mouth, the music is repetitive and formulaic, and the speech output is cringe-worthy at best, and just plain bad at worst. I can’t think if I listened back to the logger tapes of most commercial station that I’d be swept away into a vortex of memories remembering when the program was on, what I was doing and who I was with… A sad sign of commercial radio being the height of all things dummed-down.Yo

Turning the Lite off.

So what did you do with your extra hour as we move back into Greenwich Mean Time: I spent mine tucked up in bed nursing the hangover and the tinitus from G-A-Y last night, which frankly was pretty crap – there wasn’t an act on, so they tried to keep people occupied with an “all number one” evening, which basically meant that every song that was played reached number one (whatever that means nowadays) was mixed badly by the “dj” at G-A-Y.

Bit of news, I’ve left Lite FM, after 6 years of slogging my guts out for them the final biscuit was taken, I don’t really want to discuss it much further as I’m considering taking action against the station at present, but what I will say is that I won’t be at all sad to leave the place, it’s changed beyond recognition in the time I’ve been there, and the travel to and from it was getting to me… thankfully I have other gig’s on other radio stations around the country, and I’ve already got a certain London station knocking on my door for a studio trial – so it should be an interesting couple of months coming up.