999 days ago
When the Mrs has been using the car, I find that the radio is tuned to Radio 2. I quickly change it because most of its grossly overpaid presenters, these days, are not very bright and are all achingly woke. Besides which, I make it a point of principle to #BoycotttheBBC as I try to wean my wife away from the State broadcaster. My station of choice is Greatest Hits Radio, home to names from my youth such as Janice Long and Andy Crane. And this brings me to Simon Mayo.
1174 days ago
The news on jobs was bad on September 15 2020. Since the start of the Government’s fascistic reaction to Covid, 700,000 folks had disappeared from company payrolls. More, who are self employed, are now without work. As Furlough draws to a close, we all know that hundreds of thousands of other workers will be handed a P45. Meanwhile, wage rates in most industries seem to be falling as companies look to cut costs wherever they can as they battle to survive. But on this grim day, there was evidence that some are more equal than others.
1420 days ago
When I was a teenager we used to torment the saintly Phil Adams as he drove us to school playing Radio 2 on the car radio. We teen agers wanted Radio 1 and agreed that we would rather be dead than choose to listen to anything else. I think I was in my late 20s when Radio 1 started to piss me off greatly and by my thirties I was a loyal Radio 2 listener.