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A special gift for Christmas, perhaps!

Here we are at the start of another week – AGAIN. But now the clocks “have gone back” we’re looking at darker evenings, colder temperatures and gloomy weather for the next  4-5 months and what’s more as its Halloween tonight the witches are going to be flying around on their broomsticks so it was obvious to me that we needed a whole heap of great music to cheer ourselves up.

Hopefully we achieved that today.

In addition we looked at a couple of lighthearted news items which will hopefully have brought a smile to your lips, starting with the news that Waitrose had to pull a whole range of wines from their shelves following 2 years of practically nil sales, resulting from damning reviews from those who had been tempted test it out.

Yes, indeed after 2 years of negligible sales, Waitrose has pulled Phillip Schofield’s wine range from shelves following reviews that labelled it ‘undrinkable’.

Schofield launched the line after teaming up with importer “When in Rome”, insisting that he would be part of the tasting team – so was he? Did he actually sample it and then still claim that he didn’t think there was ‘anything I’d been so passionate about’.

Priced at £24.90 – which some suggested was £24.90 too much – one person rated the wine one star, saying: “There is nothing whatsoever you can do to make this drinkable. Chill it to freezing, add ice, consider a mixer – it’s simply beyond saving. Avoid.”

Another said: “Zero flavour just bitter and unpalatable. I was expecting big things from this for the price but very disappointed.”

And a third added: “I made a return trip to store to return this wine as it was undrinkable.”

Maybe they’re offering “bin ends” for a bargain price that might be an ideal Christmas gift for someone you don’t like!

Next up came news of a “dirty old man”!

Dirty he certainly was, as 94 year old Amou Haji reportedly gave up washing himself 67 years ago after suffering from an emotional setback in his youth, so not surprisingly was described as the ‘world’s dirtiest’ man.

Known as Amou Haji (Uncle Haji – a term of endearment for an older man) – he lived in Iran and was apparently well known for his unusual lifestyle choices, with the Tehran Times reporting in 2014 that he liked to eat raw roadkill, drink from puddles and smoke a pipe filled with dry animal excrement, when he ran out of tobacco.

Well at least that would have been cheap!

In 2018, he was pictured smoking four cigarettes at once while covered with soot.

In spite of his lack of hygiene he was also known for his good health, with scientists even running tests on him just last year to see if he had any diseases or parasites.

All they found was a Trichinosis parasitic infection which appeared to be causing no symptoms.

The conclusion being that he must have remained so healthy by developing an extremely strong immune system.

Apparently he became convinced that washing would bring him bad luck and even result in his death, so continually rebuffed requests to clean himself up.

But then he finally relented after being told that a wash would help to win him more friends.

So villagers finally took him to a bathroom to wash, following which he became ill and died!

So he was right after all and you can’t argue with that!

Right I’m going off home now – and who knows I might treat myself to a shower. If I survive that I hope to be with you again tomorrow.

See you then,
Scott

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A special gift for Christmas, perhaps!

Here we are at the start of another week – AGAIN. But now the clocks “have gone back” we’re looking at darker evenings, colder temperatures and gloomy weather for the next  4-5 months and what’s more as its Halloween tonight the witches are going to be flying around on their broomsticks so it was obvious to me that we needed a whole heap of great music to cheer ourselves up.

Hopefully we achieved that today.

In addition we looked at a couple of lighthearted news items which will hopefully have brought a smile to your lips, starting with the news that Waitrose had to pull a whole range of wines from their shelves following 2 years of practically nil sales, resulting from damning reviews from those who had been tempted test it out.

Yes, indeed after 2 years of negligible sales, Waitrose has pulled Phillip Schofield’s wine range from shelves following reviews that labelled it ‘undrinkable’.

Schofield launched the line after teaming up with importer “When in Rome”, insisting that he would be part of the tasting team – so was he? Did he actually sample it and then still claim that he didn’t think there was ‘anything I’d been so passionate about’.

Priced at £24.90 – which some suggested was £24.90 too much – one person rated the wine one star, saying: “There is nothing whatsoever you can do to make this drinkable. Chill it to freezing, add ice, consider a mixer – it’s simply beyond saving. Avoid.”

Another said: “Zero flavour just bitter and unpalatable. I was expecting big things from this for the price but very disappointed.”

And a third added: “I made a return trip to store to return this wine as it was undrinkable.”

Maybe they’re offering “bin ends” for a bargain price that might be an ideal Christmas gift for someone you don’t like!

Next up came news of a “dirty old man”!

Dirty he certainly was, as 94 year old Amou Haji reportedly gave up washing himself 67 years ago after suffering from an emotional setback in his youth, so not surprisingly was described as the ‘world’s dirtiest’ man.

Known as Amou Haji (Uncle Haji – a term of endearment for an older man) – he lived in Iran and was apparently well known for his unusual lifestyle choices, with the Tehran Times reporting in 2014 that he liked to eat raw roadkill, drink from puddles and smoke a pipe filled with dry animal excrement, when he ran out of tobacco.

Well at least that would have been cheap!

In 2018, he was pictured smoking four cigarettes at once while covered with soot.

In spite of his lack of hygiene he was also known for his good health, with scientists even running tests on him just last year to see if he had any diseases or parasites.

All they found was a Trichinosis parasitic infection which appeared to be causing no symptoms.

The conclusion being that he must have remained so healthy by developing an extremely strong immune system.

Apparently he became convinced that washing would bring him bad luck and even result in his death, so continually rebuffed requests to clean himself up.

But then he finally relented after being told that a wash would help to win him more friends.

So villagers finally took him to a bathroom to wash, following which he became ill and died!

So he was right after all and you can’t argue with that!

Right I’m going off home now – and who knows I might treat myself to a shower. If I survive that I hope to be with you again tomorrow.

See you then,
Scott

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A special gift for Christmas, perhaps!

Here we are at the start of another week – AGAIN. But now the clocks “have gone back” we’re looking at darker evenings, colder temperatures and gloomy weather for the next  4-5 months and what’s more as its Halloween tonight the witches are going to be flying around on their broomsticks so it was obvious to me that we needed a whole heap of great music to cheer ourselves up.

Hopefully we achieved that today.

In addition we looked at a couple of lighthearted news items which will hopefully have brought a smile to your lips, starting with the news that Waitrose had to pull a whole range of wines from their shelves following 2 years of practically nil sales, resulting from damning reviews from those who had been tempted test it out.

Yes, indeed after 2 years of negligible sales, Waitrose has pulled Phillip Schofield’s wine range from shelves following reviews that labelled it ‘undrinkable’.

Schofield launched the line after teaming up with importer “When in Rome”, insisting that he would be part of the tasting team – so was he? Did he actually sample it and then still claim that he didn’t think there was ‘anything I’d been so passionate about’.

Priced at £24.90 – which some suggested was £24.90 too much – one person rated the wine one star, saying: “There is nothing whatsoever you can do to make this drinkable. Chill it to freezing, add ice, consider a mixer – it’s simply beyond saving. Avoid.”

Another said: “Zero flavour just bitter and unpalatable. I was expecting big things from this for the price but very disappointed.”

And a third added: “I made a return trip to store to return this wine as it was undrinkable.”

Maybe they’re offering “bin ends” for a bargain price that might be an ideal Christmas gift for someone you don’t like!

Next up came news of a “dirty old man”!

Dirty he certainly was, as 94 year old Amou Haji reportedly gave up washing himself 67 years ago after suffering from an emotional setback in his youth, so not surprisingly was described as the ‘world’s dirtiest’ man.

Known as Amou Haji (Uncle Haji – a term of endearment for an older man) – he lived in Iran and was apparently well known for his unusual lifestyle choices, with the Tehran Times reporting in 2014 that he liked to eat raw roadkill, drink from puddles and smoke a pipe filled with dry animal excrement, when he ran out of tobacco.

Well at least that would have been cheap!

In 2018, he was pictured smoking four cigarettes at once while covered with soot.

In spite of his lack of hygiene he was also known for his good health, with scientists even running tests on him just last year to see if he had any diseases or parasites.

All they found was a Trichinosis parasitic infection which appeared to be causing no symptoms.

The conclusion being that he must have remained so healthy by developing an extremely strong immune system.

Apparently he became convinced that washing would bring him bad luck and even result in his death, so continually rebuffed requests to clean himself up.

But then he finally relented after being told that a wash would help to win him more friends.

So villagers finally took him to a bathroom to wash, following which he became ill and died!

So he was right after all and you can’t argue with that!

Right I’m going off home now – and who knows I might treat myself to a shower. If I survive that I hope to be with you again tomorrow.

See you then,
Scott

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A special gift for Christmas, perhaps!

Here we are at the start of another week – AGAIN. But now the clocks “have gone back” we’re looking at darker evenings, colder temperatures and gloomy weather for the next  4-5 months and what’s more as its Halloween tonight the witches are going to be flying around on their broomsticks so it was obvious to me that we needed a whole heap of great music to cheer ourselves up.

Hopefully we achieved that today.

In addition we looked at a couple of lighthearted news items which will hopefully have brought a smile to your lips, starting with the news that Waitrose had to pull a whole range of wines from their shelves following 2 years of practically nil sales, resulting from damning reviews from those who had been tempted test it out.

Yes, indeed after 2 years of negligible sales, Waitrose has pulled Phillip Schofield’s wine range from shelves following reviews that labelled it ‘undrinkable’.

Schofield launched the line after teaming up with importer “When in Rome”, insisting that he would be part of the tasting team – so was he? Did he actually sample it and then still claim that he didn’t think there was ‘anything I’d been so passionate about’.

Priced at £24.90 – which some suggested was £24.90 too much – one person rated the wine one star, saying: “There is nothing whatsoever you can do to make this drinkable. Chill it to freezing, add ice, consider a mixer – it’s simply beyond saving. Avoid.”

Another said: “Zero flavour just bitter and unpalatable. I was expecting big things from this for the price but very disappointed.”

And a third added: “I made a return trip to store to return this wine as it was undrinkable.”

Maybe they’re offering “bin ends” for a bargain price that might be an ideal Christmas gift for someone you don’t like!

Next up came news of a “dirty old man”!

Dirty he certainly was, as 94 year old Amou Haji reportedly gave up washing himself 67 years ago after suffering from an emotional setback in his youth, so not surprisingly was described as the ‘world’s dirtiest’ man.

Known as Amou Haji (Uncle Haji – a term of endearment for an older man) – he lived in Iran and was apparently well known for his unusual lifestyle choices, with the Tehran Times reporting in 2014 that he liked to eat raw roadkill, drink from puddles and smoke a pipe filled with dry animal excrement, when he ran out of tobacco.

Well at least that would have been cheap!

In 2018, he was pictured smoking four cigarettes at once while covered with soot.

In spite of his lack of hygiene he was also known for his good health, with scientists even running tests on him just last year to see if he had any diseases or parasites.

All they found was a Trichinosis parasitic infection which appeared to be causing no symptoms.

The conclusion being that he must have remained so healthy by developing an extremely strong immune system.

Apparently he became convinced that washing would bring him bad luck and even result in his death, so continually rebuffed requests to clean himself up.

But then he finally relented after being told that a wash would help to win him more friends.

So villagers finally took him to a bathroom to wash, following which he became ill and died!

So he was right after all and you can’t argue with that!

Right I’m going off home now – and who knows I might treat myself to a shower. If I survive that I hope to be with you again tomorrow.

See you then,
Scott

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