Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Female TV presenters

Why is it that the UK has some of the worst female TV presenters? At the top of the loathsome list is the highly irritating, very untalented Davina McCall.Whenever I accidentally come across this screaming, shouting attention seeking idiot, I envy those who live abroad and have never heard of her.Add to the list Ferne Cotton (relative of the famous Cotton broadcasting family, I wonder how she got the job). Her interviewing techniques are second to all. When she was talking to the crowd at Live 8, all she could ask was what people were feeling that day, always getting the response,"terrific". It's the kind of thing most people are told not to do on their first day in hospital/student radio.
Add to this list of shouting untalented fools, Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman, the only question left is how these nobodies keep getting work.Believe me, there's no jealousy, I have no desire whatsoever to appear on TV.I just don't want these untalented people on there either.

Saturday, 25 April 2009

Soft Rock Classics Show 25th April 2009

As chosen with loving care, here's this weeks selection of easy listening tunes.

1) David Lee Roth - Yankee Rose
2) Thunder - Dirty love
3) Black Sabbath - Iron man
4) Aerosmith - Living on the edge
5) U2 - Numb
6) Meatloaf - Rock and roll dreams come through
7) Radiohead - Creep
8) Ugly Kid Joe - Cats in the cradle
9) Nirvana - Heart shaped box
10) Caleb - What the hell. To find out more about this weeks new band, go to
11) Nazareth - Love hurts
12) Cheap Trick - If you want my love
13) Led Zeppelin - Whole lotta love
14) Jackson Browne - Somebody's baby
15) Neil Young - Like a hurricane
16) The Who - Tea and theatre
17) The Who - Love reign over me
18) Caleb - Phlegmatic
19) Fleet Foxes - Mykonos
20) REM - Orange crush
21) Gary US Bonds - This little girl
22) Queen - Friends will be friends
23) Uriah Heep - Think it over

Sunday, 19 April 2009

Soft Rock Classics Show April 17th 2009

Enough opinion, here's this weeks playlist.
1) Tom Petty - Running down a dream
2) The Police - Synchronicity ii
3) Genesis - Abacab
4) Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Davy's on the road again
5) Joe Walsh - Life's been good
6) Bob Seger - Still the same
7) Jeff Wayne - Eve of the war
8) Dire Straits - Sultans of swing
9) Sand Dollars - Fall in line. For more on this weeks new band, go to or
10) Good Charlotte - Lifestyles of the rich and famous
11) Billy Idol - Rebel yell
12) The Quireboys - Hey you
13) Deep Purple - Woman from Tokyo
14) Van Halen - Hot for teacher
15) The Scorpions - Still loving you
16) Pink Floyd - See Emily play
17) Jefferson Airplane - White rabbit
18) Traffic - Paper sun
19) Sand Dollars - Dependable sociology
20) Ryan Adams - Answering bell
21) Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet home Alabama
22) The Doobie Brothers - The doctor
23) Kansas - Dust in the wind
24) JJ Cale - Cocaine
25) Gun - Word up

Friday, 17 April 2009

Jade Goody

Here's a story, a UK reality television star, famous for being stupid at 23, dead by 27.It's a tragic tale, and at her funeral, the streets were crowded with people reacting as if some kind of a saint had died.It's the kind of story if you'd read it in a book, you wouldn't believe it.
To show the sheer hypocrisy of the UK newspaper industry, she was hated before she became terminally ill, they accused her of being a bullying racist, because of her behaviour on the same reality show which made her name.This same programme ironically destroyed her.If you look at any footage with a clear head, you will find that whilst racist language was being used, it wasn't from her.
My point about her is she said her stupidity was because of the British education system.What nonsense. The fact that she didn't know basic geography and history was not because she wasn't taught well enough. It was obviously because she didn't pay attention. We all knew the types at school, chatting away throughout class, disrupting the lesson and not learning a thing.Is that a poor education or a lazy person? A poor education is experienced by children in the third world who have to work to support the family because they can't afford to send them to school.
And whilst some of the UK showed the same kind of grief that mirrored the death of Diana Princess of Wales in 1997, it's worth pointing out that Jade ignored warnings from her doctor to return for a test.It's a tragic case, but we're not dealing with a saint.

Sunday, 12 April 2009

Soft Rock Classics Show 17th April 2009

Greetings my friends in rock. Here's this weeks programme.
1) Def Leppard - Stagefright
2) Kiss - I was made for loving you
3) Shinedown - Second chance
4) Eric Clapton - She's waiting
5) Bon Jovi - Runaway
6) Pat Benetar - Invincible
7) ZZ Top - Rough boy
8) Motley Crue - home sweet home
9) Bryan Adams - Cuts like a knife
10) GoldylockS - I hate the one I love the most. For more details on this weeks new band, go to
11) Nightwish - Over the hills and far away
12) Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Our house
13) Curved Air - Backstreet luv
14) Hanoi Rocks - Up around the bend
15) Panic At The Disco - I write sins, not tragedies
16) Aerosmith - Love in an elevator
17) U2 - Sunday bloody Sunday
18) Fleetwood Mac - Go your own way
19) ACDC - Anything goes
20) ACDC - Thunderstruck
21) Lenny Kravitz - Let love rule
22) GoldylockS - Dirty secrets
23) Fall Out Boy - Thanks for the memories
24) Joe Bonamassa - Long distance blues
25) The Buddaheads - Train train
26) The Stranglers - Walk on by

Saturday, 4 April 2009

Soft Rock Classics Show April 10th 2009

And for this weeks beautifully chosen playlist
1) Heart - Barracuda
2) Chad Kroeger & Santana - Into the night
3) The Cars - Just what I needed
4) Jimi Hendrix Experience - Crosstown traffic
5) The Beatles - Helter skelter
6) The Band - The weight
7) Rolling Stones - Sympathy for the devil
8) Small Faces - Afterglow of your love
9) Trailer Trash Orchestra - Sedated. Go to for more details on this weeks new band
10) Allman Brothers Band - Ramblin' man
11) Dio - Holy Diver
12) Rush - Tom Sawyer
13) Blue Oyster Cult - Joan Crawford
14) Queen - Somebody to love
15) Pink Floyd - Money
16) Soundgarden - Black hole sun
17) Skid Row - 18 and life
18) Jefferson Starship - Jane
19) Trailer Trash Orchestra - Sitting and thinking
20) Charlie Daniels Band - The devil went down to Georgia
21) Creedence Clearwater Revival - I put a spell on you
22) Alice Cooper - Only women bleed
23) Bad Company - Shooting star

Friday, 3 April 2009

Soft Rock Classics Show April 3rd 2009

Welcome to one and all, and thank you to everyone who broadcasts and listens to the show every single week. You make all the hard work worthwhile.

1) The Who - I can't explain
2) WASP - The real me
3) ACDC - Big Jack
4) Stephen Stills - Love the one you're with
5) ELO - 10538 Overture
6) The Doors - Riders on the storm
7) Led Zeppelin - Battle of evermore
8) Deep Purple - Demon's eye
9) Mountain - Nantucket sleighride
10) Bloom - Moving too fast. For more details on this weeks new band go to or
11) Iron Maiden - Run to the hills
12) The Buzzcocks - Everybody's happy nowadays
13) The Hives - Hate to say I told you so
14) Journey - Don't stop believing
15) Motley Crue - Too young to fall in love
16) Van Halen - Why can't this be love
17) Guns 'N' Roses - November rain
18) The Undertones - Jimmy Jimmy
19) Foreigner - Urgent
20) The Kinks - Dead end street
21) Bloom - The secrets out
22) Kings of Leon - Use somebody
23) ACDC - Anything goes
24) Marillion - No one can
25) Roger Daltrey - Giving it all away

Excuses excuses

Reasons radio stations give for not taking the show.
1) We're a local community station and only broadcast our own shows. Upon further investigation, most of their output consists of continuous bland chart hits which wouldn't sound out of place on a bog standard FM station, and their presenters are so appalling, even their own families wouldn't tune in. And they wonder why they can't raise advertising revenue. When competition is so hot, people aren't going to tolerate bad presenters, even if they are local.
2) We already have a rock show. Upon further investigation, these brands of locally produced rock shows have little or no production or knowledge of the music. The presenter sounds they'd be happier presenting an 1980's pop music programme.Here's a tip, when listening to one of these shows,notice how after a while the entire conversation turns to them and what hard week they've had, or reading out some boring information we've all heard before. Rock music presentation needs preparation and production.And the audience deserves respect.
3) The show already goes out on too many stations. So these people are turning their noses up at success. How narrow minded.
So there we are, just wanted to get that of my chest. I'll have to tell you the best and worst programmes out there available for your listening pleasure.