Monday, September 05, 2016
...it reminded me of a story from another United legend.
When working for UTV from time to time the odd northern legend would pop into the Wigan office to talk to Talk Sport and one such legend was one Thomas Henderson Docherty.
In between chats with Richard Keys and Andy Gray I was telling him that I supported United and he said to me "I'll tell you about United shall I?"
"I've worked for United in various capacities over the years and they said 'if we can ever do anything for you, don't hesitate to get in touch'
"It was my daughter's 18th and she really wanted to go to see United and so I called and asked for tickets, they said 'No problem Doc' , sent the tickets and off we all went.
"They had a great time really loved it
"3 days later, I got a letter in the post from the club.
"It was an invoice."
It seems a lack of nostalgia for managers past is no new thing.
He also told me, 2 years before it happened, that David Moyes would take over from Sir Alex.
Moral of the story - if Tommy Docherty gives you a tip, get down the bookies!
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
One occasion was when The Eagles played there on their "Hell Freezes Over" tour and I was backstage.
Glenn Frey approached me and asked "Are they the bathrooms?"
I replied "Yes".
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
I'm at the Fleece in Bristol at a night to commemorate what is unbelievably the 20th anniversary of Bill Hicks' death.
I first saw him on some Just For Laughs compilation. He was talking about smoking. Now I was always very vehemently anti-smoking to the point at which I'd bore schoolmate smokers with shit facts about how appalling their lives were about to become....and then I heard Hicks' line that "non-smokers die every day" and I pissed myself...and vowed to shut up.
I then seeked him out on comedy channels and in the video shops of Manchester. As with all the best comics he made me laugh myself hoarse and developed my world view.
I have since learned to think for myself a bit more.
I would give new and old friends tapes of his stand up hoping to convert them as well.
Every now and again I'd pull out his Oxford Live CD and be amazed at how, years after his death and in the middle of a different war waged by a different Bush, every sentence still rang true.
As much as anything it's the closing of the Revelations show that sticks.
"It's just a ride"
Thursday, January 30, 2014
I’ve just done a sweep on Blogger of “Next Blog”.
That’s when you visit a blog and then choose a new one randomly by hitting the “Next Blog” button that takes you to another Blogger site.
I was about to launch into a rant about the fact that these blogs haven’t been updated since 2011!!
And then I noticed how often this blog gets updated.
…and I shut my fat face!
Sunday, July 21, 2013
We were talking about Mel Smith on the show and discussing, off air, some of our favourite moments.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Well, Karen, the Sonys is the radio equivalent of the Oscars where the great and good, living legends if you like, from the world of radio from the very big stations to tiny community radio stations get together and celebrate the very best that the radio dials across these beautiful islands have to offer.
.......unless I've not been nominated.....
.....In which case it is a chance for the biggest egos in the industry to be stroked by the biggest arselickers in the industry.
It's a pointless, expensive exercise is self-promotion and cronyism the like of which we only really read about in Private Eye.
It's a chance for those in favour at certain stations to enjoy a beano on the company and for people who like to feel important to judge the hard work of others in the vain belief that their opinion is worth something.
Hope that's cleared things up for you.
Next time : What is RAJAR?
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The theme park Drayton Manor are attempting to break the world record for the most people in one place wearing onesies this weekend.
The first question is, of course, why?
Away from that though it got me thinking about just why I hate the onesie....because I do. I despise them! I've narrowed it down to 7 reasons.
1. The nonsense reasons for wearing them. "They're so warm" - put a jumper on "They're fun" - They are not fun, they are irritating, especially the character onesies. You really don't look cute, neither do you like a dinosaur.
2. They're uncomfortable. I made the mistake of wearing one once. Sat down too quickly and nearly ruined my chances of becoming a grandfather.
3. They encourage "wackiness". No charity day is complete without Darren in Accounts coming to work as the Pink Panther.
4. They make me think you are one of those people who get a kick out of wearing baby clothes! Also they ARE babygrows!
5. They're impractical. Nowhere to put your phone, wallet, change, etc, unless of course you're wearing a kangaroo onesie.
6. You are more prone to accidents. Remember the Kenny Everett sketch about Spiderman?
7. What's going on underneath? Are you wearing underwear or are you sweating your nasty sweat all over my couch?
Let me tell you this now. You will never, NEVER see me in a onesie!