Everybody’s Golf: Playstation 2

Oh boy, arcade games oughta be fun. Okay, we all know a lot of games are scripted but this one really takes the cookie. First off, take a look at the booklet, Tells you everything except explaining how the gameplay actually works, notably the revolving yellow diamond. There she is, on the green, showing you where your ball will land. The video below demonstrates just … Continue reading Everybody’s Golf: Playstation 2

Copenhagen v Malmo: Tensions high in ‘The Bridge’ derby

When TV cop Saga Noren speeds across the Oresund Bridge to Copenhagen it is often a matter of life and death. When Malmo FF make the same journey on Thursday it will be much more important than that. For decades, fans of the Swedish club have dreamt of a first European away trip to their near neighbours FC Copenhagen and the chance to knock the … Continue reading Copenhagen v Malmo: Tensions high in ‘The Bridge’ derby

Responsible Child: BBC TWO, 16/12/2019

A quite brilliant, gripping drama. And I cried. Responsible Child is the story of Ray, a 12 year-old boy on trial for murder. Ray (Billy Barratt) and his 23 year-old brother Nathan (James Tarpey) are arrested after stabbing their mother’s partner. Whatever the circumstances that have led a child to kill, the law is clear: the age of criminal responsibility in England and Wales is … Continue reading Responsible Child: BBC TWO, 16/12/2019


Upload following request – I don’t have the setlist any longer though, sorry! Biosphere is the main recording name of Geir Jenssen (born 30 May 1962), a Norwegian musician who has released a notable catalogue of ambient electronic music. He is well known for his works on ambient techno and arctic themed pieces, his use of music loops, and peculiar samples from sci-fi sources. His 1997 album Substrata was voted … Continue reading Biosphere

“Hurricane” – in memory of Sir Bob Willis

Tributes have flooded social media following the news that legendary England cricketer Bob Willis has died. Instant flashbacks to Headingley 1981 and all that for many of us. I always admired this man, moreso in later years, warming to him on The Debate on Sky Sports with him being so dismissive on those dismal England performances. His love of Bob Dylan (I hadn’t been aware … Continue reading “Hurricane” – in memory of Sir Bob Willis

The demise of Mothercare plus a musical spin

I hadn’t really noticed them missing from the High Street. Well, not much. But then I’d have no reason now to shop in such an outlet. However, Mothercare is another big name soon to be removed from all British thoroughfares with 2,500 store jobs at risk. For many parents, Mothercare inspires warm memories of buying baby clothes or shopping for their first pram. But cold, … Continue reading The demise of Mothercare plus a musical spin

Got, Not Got: The perfect stocking filler for your over-40?

So with Christmas (not Chrimbo… just… no) fast approaching, here’s a really decent stocking filler that I wasn’t aware of and was just listening to the authors on talkSPORT chatting about it. It’s a book on football that’s packed with everything you could think of to do with the beautiful game. But in fact, if you closed your eyes and thought about that for half … Continue reading Got, Not Got: The perfect stocking filler for your over-40?

Book Of Dreams: Home shopping catalogue nostalgia

Remember the 80s? Things were simpler then. No really, they were. Happiness in the 80s was a ThunderCats bedspread, Hungry Hippos board game and, if you were lucky, a Sony Walkman or a Chopper. Click on the Argos link below and you’ll reach a cleverly done image of an Argos catalogue where you can actually turn pages with a click. ARGOS Argos was the go-to … Continue reading Book Of Dreams: Home shopping catalogue nostalgia

John Peel

John Robert Parker Ravenscroft, OBE (30 August 1939 – 25 October 2004), known professionally as John Peel, was an English disc jockey, radio presenter, record producer and journalist. He was the longest serving of the original BBC Radio 1 DJs, broadcasting regularly from 1967 until his death in 2004. John Peel was like the father I never had. His radio shows at 10pm from Monday to Friday … Continue reading John Peel