I first heard of World Have Your Say towards the end of 2006 when an application to the BBC’s work experience web site was answered with an e-Mail asking if I’d be interested in doing a couple of weeks on WHYS. I was pretty pleased with that. Leaving an IT career for a journalism degree […]

Leonard Cohen, Everybody Knows

The Rolling Stones, The Harlem Shuffle

Manic Street Preachers, A Design for Life

WRITTEN BEFORE THE EU REFERENDUM ON June 23rd 2016   My last attempt at predicting a vote was a dismal failure. But this time I’ve been out and about and speaking to people a bit more than in 2015. Having just spent 4 days in Edinburgh with the indefatigable World Service UK correspondent Rob Watson […]

ELO — Livin’ Thing

RIP Dennis Farina, as usual these days I’m way late on my entertainment news and it was a shock to see he’d died. Farina was a pleasurable sight on screen and one of those actors who give you that safe feeling where you know what you’re going to get and invariably it was entertaining. He […]

Drive Thru No More

February 13, 2013 | 1 Comment

Sad news folks, the Drive Thru surf films are over. No more to come. I got this from Sybil at Poor Specimen just today: Hi Paul,They are officially finished!  Thank you for your blog post! Sybil Such a shame they never managed a UK Drive Thru. If you’re interested in my take on these wonderful […]

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