This evening I watched something I had recorded over the weekend – Elton John at the BBC – and an hour just flew past.Â Â Â Quite often these shows (Stiff at the BBC, Reggae at the BBC, etc. etc.) have been almost entirely a load of TOTP clips with maybe a bit of OGWT and with […]
Entries Tagged as 'Heroes'
April 28th, 2011 · Comments Off on Elton John at the BBC · Music
May 4th, 2010 · 6 Comments · Politics
Had a great day today.Â This afternoon was so good it even took my mind off the Â£160 it was going to cost to get the wipers fixed on our car – the linkage had broken – because we had a celebrity visitor in Crawley town centre. Not just any celebrity visitor but Captain Picard […]
April 23rd, 2010 · 2 Comments · Politics
Yes it is only two weeks until the big wobbly sausage! If that makes it sound like I am losing my marbles a bit, I refer you to this story in the Telegraph, specifically the end bit.
I watched the first episode of Tropic of Cancer on iPlayer earlier on this evening.Â I know I have said it before, but that will not stop me saying it again: Simon Reeve is a brilliant presenter.Â Give him more work!Â He seems to have the ability to get on with everybody, and in the […]
I don’t usually do requests. I am, after all, just a vain, self-indulgent, small-scale blogger and not a wedding DJ, but I will make an exception for Ron. Quite fitting too. In the context of Crawley Labour Party Ron is a hero, frittering away the golden years of his retirement by printing, folding and packing […]
November 30th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Life
Well I enjoyed it… (Hat tip to Hopi Sen)
September 10th, 2009 · Comments Off on Trevor Brooking is magic · Life
Seeing Trev in the crowd at tonight’s England game reminded me…Â this is what Jayne managed to get for me when she found herself on the same ship as TB last month.Â Might have to get a really huge frame to put it in.
July 23rd, 2009 · 2 Comments · Politics
A few days have passed since visiting Tolpuddle so if I write about it now it is not fresh in my mind and I may have forgotten some details, but at least that stops me wittering on about total ephemera. So anyway, here are some thoughts about the event, about the Labour movement in general […]
July 1st, 2009 · Comments Off on Meeting Tony Benn · Politics
Today I went down to Worthing for ‘an evening with Tony Benn’.Â Â This was a fundraiser for his grandaughter, Emily, who is the parliamentary candidate down there, and a very pleasant evening it was too.
January 21st, 2009 · 2 Comments · Life
I make no secret of my affection for the late John Peel.Â I’m sure he would be the first to admit that he was far from perfect, but he was one of the few celebrities I could imagine seriously wanting to be.Â The most obvious reason for his becoming a national treasure was his radio […]