The pilgrimage for the boys…

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Bit quiet the last couple of days I know (damned work getting in the way of my important blogging!!!!) but one thing I can promise you is this… For those who understand the reference in the current title of the blog (Mostly Harmless) tomorrow is the big day for myself, Eamon our producer and our BA David as we head off after the show to see The Hitch-hiker’s Guide To The Galaxy at a (fairly) secret location in Dublin. Bit of a bigger deal than usual this one (they need our names for a list in case one of us […]

Sunday listening…

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Thought over the weekend that I should probably throw in the odd bit about the backstage running of a radio show (given that it was the original brief I set this up under and yes, I know we’ve veered off on a tangent or twelve…) so if it’s Sunday it must be: (a) A day of religious devotion, fasting and meditation… (b) A day of rest for a weary national radio presenter… (c) A day of more work for a demanding mistress… If you guessed (c) then award yourself a congratulatory slap on the thigh! For the last 4 years […]

Mozart and The Pope

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Actually just before I log off and just before the day turns I have one last thought for Friday… In case you’re reading this many months from now, today Friday April 8th 2005 was the day of the funeral of the late Pope John Paul II in Vatican City. I should be upfront on all of this and say that, like so many of my generation, I’m a spectacularly lapsed catholic with a quite strong belief in God and that’s why what happened to me yesterday made me pause for thought. The lovely folk at Deutsche Grammophon (who don’t send […]

“Lids down, I count sheep, I count heartbeats…”

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See what I mean about not being to go to sleep early…? “Rick’s Breakfast Blog“…. Bit prosaic…. In my defence I was pushed for time and a few of the other addresses I’d looked for on blogspot.com were unavailable (rick.blogspot.com, the breakfastblog.blogspot.com, 2fm.blogspot.com, breakfast.blogspot.com… Even starlandvocalband.blogspot.com! A shiny penny to you if you get the Simpsons reference. I’m actively canvassing suggestions for a name change (well we have been here for 10 whole days now!!! Dreadfully short attention span…) – rick@2fm.ie if you get a bolt of lightning… All titles that reference HH2G, Python, The Simpsons or other cult tv […]

The day we almost ruined all our careers….

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It’s a tired cliché but the weeks really have flown by… But before I head off into the arctic wilds of Donnybrook I have to note a passing… You may know her name from the millions of references to her on air but the only surviving member of the original team on the old Full Irish is our broadcast assistant Penny and today, she’s off. Only for a couple of months allegedly while they make her into an all powerful producer but we think that once she gets a taste of real power she’ll be running Pat Kenny in no […]