I hope you enjoy the Last Bank Holiday of May……I can tell you deserve it, on account that I feel I do. Weathers always a mixed bag at Bank holidays, but we had been lucky of recent….so fingers crossed ah.
I had my car serviced this week and I tell you, dealers are not helping themselves with the rates they are still charging for basic parts and labour. I know they need to make a profit, but why do main dealers not buck the stereo type of expense. I accept labour charges, but not the price of parts which are marked up and have always been so…… Will they ever learn, or will we; I know I have.
On a lighter note and back to what gives me joy……Music. We heard a new single from Loughton & Brentwood based band ‘Weak (end) Arrows, with a single called the Drop.
This Twofer’s was on form with my favourite band, Basildon Synth pioneers, Depeche Mode. A head of their new remixes album ’81-11′.
We played the original ‘Personal Jesus’ and a free promotion track from said remix album, ‘Master & Servant (RSS mix) [audio:https://www.phoenixfm.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/DepecheMode_Master_and_Servant_RSS_Remix.mp3|titles=DepecheMode_Master_and_Servant_RSS_Remix]
My Comedy show picks for this week……
Jerry Seinfeld, at The O2 – 3rd June 2011
Stand-up comic Jerry Seinfeld is coming to The O2 in June. Probably best known in Britain for his hit US comedy show ‘Seinfeld’, Jerry is regarded as one of the world’s leading stand-ups.
Open Air Theatre: Jimmy Carr’s “Laughter Therapy” – 5th June 2011
Jimmy Carr is returning the Regents Park Open Air Theatre with his ninth solo show. “Laughter Therapy” promises an evening of non-stop jokes gags and banter. If you’ve got a sick sense of humour then maybe laughter is the best medicine.
Live music pick for this week;
|Mon 30 May||
Belle and Sebastian – Roundhouse, Camden
Critically-acclaimed Scottish indie pop band formed in Glasgow in 1996 and are one of the most celebrated groups of the 1990s.
|Wed 01 Thurs 2 Jun||
Fleet Foxes – HMV Hammersmith Apollo
Melodic indie-folk band from Seattle whose refined lyrics and penchant for vocal harmonies have been well-received by fans and critics alike.
|Wed 01 Jun||
Kings of Leon – The O2, London
Tennessee-bred trio of brothers, who, along with their cousin, have brought southern country rock to the mainstream.
|Fri 03 Jun||
The Kills – Roundhouse,Camden
Garage rock duo with a thoroughly uncompromising approach to live music.
The Saturday Breakfast show – ‘get involved??’… If you are in a Band/Artist local to Brentwood & Billericay or a locally based Comic, then I’d love to hear from you!
If you want to be considered as a guest for the Saturday Breakfast show – Then email: email@example.com