Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by ska invita, Apr 8, 2016.
Sunday nights on R2 are ace though. Its like entering a time warp.
Listening to Jon Gaunt is the nearest I've ever come to throwing the radio across the room!
Yep. And he out of all of them is totally innocent. He's seriously just not capable of that stuff. He's the. Most naive, almost autistic, passionate fan of music. I've never ever seen him ever in a bad mood. If anyone around him gets grumpy he avoids it.
I went to a christening he was at with his daughter (who was about 6-9,its a long time ago) and he said it was time to go. Obvs she didn't want to go and he came out with this parenting line...
TB-'come on now, we have to go. And if we don't don't go when I say we need to to, what happens? '
Daughter-' you start telling jokes? '
Needless to say she put her coat on an d they both left
The man is a legend and too socially awkward ever to have got involved I that shit
I was van driving in those days so heard way too many of those shows. He really is an arsehole of some degree - IMO he had a mixture of very knowingly winding up his audience as well as genuinely believing a fair amount of his bile.
Possibly my biggest media claim to fame is that in the hours after the 9/11 twin towers attack I wrote in an email to Jon Gaunt saying basically "Tony Blair said we will stand shoulder to shoulder with Bush > how many people will now die in the revenge attacks that our two countries will no doubt make - no doubt many many more than died yesterday" ...Jon Gaunt opened the show with it and it set the tone for that days phone-in. More than anything I felt like I got one up against him for that, but thats just the petty competition fight mode that he inspired in me.
I think hes a vegetarian...its the only thing i know about him and im not even sure if its true
John gaunt. Fucking hell. Mind you I used to the work with Caesar the biogeyman and that approved and jailed paedophile Barry bethel (radio and the Slim fast 'I used to be this fat, and now I'm that Fat!') ad. His son still works in the radio industry
Caesar the bogeyman - LBC? I recognise the name...
That actually looks like quite interesting
Interesting enough to convince me his show might be worth a listen BCBlues - your work here is done.
edited to add: The excuse to become a Radio 2 listener that I've been looking for. I feel I've been liberated into middle age.
I was in a 90 MPH car crash in 1982 & remember Mr Angry whilst hanging upside down by the seatbelt after car had rolled onto the roof. I was Mr Angry when I undid the seatbelt & bashed my head. It was only about an 8 inch drop but it fucking hurt.
I can still remember Mr Angry though & have disliked Steve Wright ever since.
Sometimes like the pop quiz in the mornings if Radio 5 phone in is shite.
I used to listen to Mike Harding who did the folk show (I think he lives near my parents actually), but he got the push a few years back with the Beebs latest of many reshuffles.
Then there were the Norman Jay and David Rodigan 'specials', but otherwise, no!
(Thread more suited to tv/film/radio/books forum?)
Caesar the Geezer aka Boogieman (not bogey, though...) was on Kiss for a while too
Mark Lamarr's show used to be great. Where are you now Mark?
Yes, and Lamarr - Gods Jukebox was great too. I think Lamarr got fucked off with Beeb reshuffling and format changing.
Bob Harris's Country Show is ok.
Listening to Brian Matthew now, don't tell anyone.
waking up with this too 09/04/2016, Sounds of the 60s - BBC Radio 2 < really works on a Saturday morning...might do this regularly!
Ive never heard a show quite like this...real time tunnel
Liking Brians voice too...nice and mellow
Definitely prerecorded though...but no fake shouts from people in caravans
My mum loves Brian Matthew on Sat morning
It wasn't a particularly good show today but he knows his music does Brian.
Does your dad know?
He'll be having a smoke in his shed so probably not
I'm a white van (wo)man so I listen to Radio 2 all day! I bloody love Popmaster and Jeremy Vine is my heartthrob.
Isnt Jeremy Vine evil incarnate? Urban has deemed it so
Your name shall also go on the list.
this a thread about music, and its also where the pirate radio thread is too...and the Rinse thread also...amongst others
that forum is for narrative talky stuff IMO....Radio 4 threads can go there...Radio 2 is too rocking to fit
Jeremy Vine doe.
an anachronism whose days are numbered
I feel guilty this morning. I feel like ive aged a group of urbs considerably overnight and caused a marital row in stethoscope household, depends what his dads smoking down the shed
Best part is i didnt wake up until 5 past ten so missed it all.
My partner loves Radio 2 fucking hate this radio station. Special Jeremmy Vine show, absolutely rubbish.
I don't care what Urban thinks. I love him.
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