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Wittertainment going strong; a review of the "Kermode and Mayo's Film Review" podcast

This massively successful podcast achieves the rare quality of hitting the mainstream, whilst allowing its listeners to feel hat they are part of a select or cult following, described in-show as “the Church of Wittertainment.” ‘Wittertainment’ being the term given host’s bantering approach. 575 more words

Film Review

Jon Bon Jovi live in Bournemouth 1997

Jon Bon Jovi singing Livin’ On A Prayer King’s Park, Bournemouth 1997 August.

I’ve finally got round to uploading stuff to youtube – and this is the first one. 92 more words

Benammi Swift at Folk Awards this week

Three years ago Benammi Swift’s mum Anita dusted off his late father’s instruments and handed them to him.

“She said she thought it was time for me to take them out and play them,” explained the 16-year-old from Somercotes. 215 more words


Need You Tonight - interesting version

Bonnie Raitt was on the Simon Mayo show, played this live, and it gradually dawned on me what it was


For the Love of Books | 24/03/16

Crikey, I can’t believe it’s nearly the end of March already! That means it’s nearly a month since my little blog was born, which is crazy. 443 more words

Book Bloggers

Rick Wakeman

I’ve heard Rick Wakeman talking about how he played piano on Life On Mars, very probably on an earlier Simon Mayo show. I do think that some of the reaction to David Bowie’s death was overblown, but these words and this music do make for a fitting tribute


Librarian joins Radio 2's book club panel

Have you have ever wondered who gets to choose the titles which are featured on to Simon Mayo’s Book Club on BBC Radio 2?

If so, the answer is library staff from across the country alongside others from the Reading Agency. 397 more words