January 2008

Chinese Bedroom antics (31 January 2008)

I've just eaten a meal whilst sitting in a Chinese bed, in a Thai restaurant, with a South African traveller in Battersea. The bed is six foot by six foot. Wooden frame. Low table in the middle of us. Lots...

No handsfree I'm not a goldfish (30 January 2008)

When I got into LBC this morning the office was completely empty. Obviously I thought the whole work force had been invited to a junket and I was being ostracised for missing my 'news' cue yesterday. I opened up my...

I'm walking backwards from Scotland (29 January 2008)

Well, where do I start? I think I'll go backwards. I've just called Jim and asked him to make me a file for my funny speeches, I then telephoned a woman from 'Funny Women', who I think is going to...

THE LANE (24 January 2008)

Thank you for your well wishes. I am back tomorrow. I've rested up today because I had to go to the launch of THE LANE, Collin Browns new restaurant in Osbourne Street. It was a real swanky affair. My head...

Post Boat Spin (23 January 2008)

Spurs win 5-1 and I've taken to my bed. I awoke this morning with post-boat spin, nausea. I felt like I was going to die. Jim Davies is 'me' for a day, I hope I'm up for it tomorrow. Jackson...

To Dare Is To Do (22 January 2008)

Each day presents a new problem. Working at the PC, the boss walks through, and I get like a kid in the 5th form, waiting to be tapped on the shoulder to be told I'm naughty and I've done it...

No rest for the wicked (21 January 2008)

I did not get to sleep until 6.am. this morning. The reasons were many and various. On todays show my top story was less than well received - I discussed January 21st being the most depressing day of the year...

Burns unit (20 January 2008)

Imagine a big bowl of cold roasted vegetables, with just a hint of lemon and lime. Imagine cold chicken, succulent and juicy. Imagine not having to do the washing up all courtesy of your little roomies. The perfect apres show...

The Primmies are up (19 January 2008)

Yesterdays show was as different from 'Breaking News' as building a snowman is from whizzing down the Cresta Run. We covered Public Displays of Affection, marriage, education, ageism and litter. I talked my lips off. Today I had my new...

Breaking news (17 January 2008)

Today I had the steepest learning curve since sitting on stage and playing a Debussy piano piece whilst my brain cells turned to hummus. A Boeing 777 crash landed at Heathrow airport. Nobody was hurt. 8 people had minor injuries,...

Rats and Calls (16 January 2008)

I'm meant ot be going to TENDER's charity do tonight in Soho. I say I'm meant to be going but I do what I always do, put on my pj's and then oscillate between conscience and armchair. I've no excuse...

Soggy Tuesday (15 January 2008)

'Caught some of Monday's broadcast, the bit about make up. About a year ago I watched a TV programme about troops liberating concentration camps after WW2 and one of the female survivors said that one of the officers managed to...

dy1wk 2 (14 January 2008)

I had the same sort of heebie jeebies that I had last week, only this week I got in an hour later. According to received wisdom, getting in too soon can make for a stale performance. It's like over rehearsing...

The Last Sunday But One (13 January 2008)

I had it all planned out. I was going to Jim's penultimate perf. of the panto then drive home and write me blog. But my car got broken into. I cried more tears than the crocodile, but was comforted by...

Fourth day (10 January 2008)

I had a different kind of nerves to day. I was convinced it would all go belly up. But it was just a morbid fantasy. We talked sex on the internet, Hilary Clinton's crying, dinner parties and neighbours from hell....

3 times a DJ ( 9 January 2008)

I've got a bowl of steaming broccoli and hummus. The inside of my head is calming down. B and N are dropping for two minutes, she did her holiday university work and lost in on the computer - yuk I...

lunchtime slot ( 9 January 2008)

For those of you who want to listen LBC is on 97.3. I'm on air from 1-4. and for the short term on Sunday's 3-5. Go to lbc.co.uk and click on the massive button that says listen live, if you're...

Up The Junction ( 8 January 2008)

In the theatre day two is considered a disaster. The opening performance is full of adrenylin, first night nerves and enthuisiasm. The second night is anti-climactic, difficult and not a little confusing. I, of course, mentioned this to the old...

Numero Uno ( 7 January 2008)

I arrived at LBC by 10.30'sh, having already had a new battery fitted in my car, done a big GREEN shop for food and tested the garage doors to see if they were working - they were. Apart from the...

Assaulted Batteries ( 6 January 2008)

This morning I made scrambled eggs, the Bill Grainger way, with loads of butter and cream. Hot bagels, smoked salmon and the freshest coffee you've ever tasted. 1 baby,1 mother, 1 father, 1 grandpa and 1 wicked step mother sat...

RSVP ( 6 January 2008)

It's fifteen minutes past the midnight hour. I'm waiting up to sing Happy Birthday to my girlfriend in New York. Pammie is sitting down, with 15 friends, at 7pm in Brooklyn. I should have been at the table but this...

1-4 from 7-1-8 ( 4 January 2008)

Dear bloggers all, Firstly let me say thank you to all of you for your greetings. Secondly I hope you have all returned to some form of normality - whatever that is. And thirdly, I hope you will have the...

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