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Monday, November 26, 2007

Live This Week in London....

I am seriously considering doing a live This Week In London on something like Talkshoe or something similar. Trouble is don't want to be a Billy-No-Mates and have a party and have no-one show up.

It'll be on a weekend and late European time so I can get all the American listeners at a reasonable time on their side of the pond. If I had a party would anyone come?

I'd really appreciate you feeding back to me on this one via the comments to this post. If you really don't want to publicly say so then by all means send me a mail but I want to make this as open as possible.

Over to you!

And don't forget TWiL #24 - Strand is available too... with a US$50 competition built in...

Sunday, November 25, 2007

This Week in London #24 - The Strand - Competition Show

Greetings one and all. Here is the latest This Week in London - number 24. This time I'm putting one of London's most famous streets under the spotlight, The Strand and giving away fifty dollars in Amazon vouchers for answering a simple question. Well, okay, it's probably not so "simple" but give me a chance eh?

You can listen to the show here:

I also take a look at the Savoy Hotel, Royal Courts of Justice, Somerset House and Simpsons On The Strand. I really enjoyed doing this show and hope you enjoy listening to it too!

Music is by

46 Bliss with "In A Long Time" (Podsafe Music Network)

Pointless NostalgicJamie Cullum
"I Want To Be A Popstar" (mp3)
from "Pointless Nostalgic"
(Candid Productions)

Buy at iTunes Music Store
More On This Album

Jamie Cullum? - yes that Jamie Cullum!

Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros
with "Coma Girl" (Podsafe Music Network)
Yes that Joe Strummer. Of the Clash.

Good music, a good vibe AND a competition.

Towards the end of the show I give you the names of 5 companies. All you have to do is tell me why they are connected. I have a specific reason in mind. You should be able to work it out with a little Googling . There is a US$50 Amazon voucher (or equivalent) prize up for grabs for the winner (I'll draw from the correct answers if lots of you get it right). Yep fifty bucks. For listening to the show. Works for me - does it work for you?

Have fun people. Don't forget to write!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving to all my US listeners

Greetings and Happy Thanksgiving to all my listeners celebrating this third Thursday of November. I hope you spend time with family today and tell them you love them.

P. W. Fenton (P_Dub) has it down right in his latest Digital Flotsam so take a listen to Episode 52 of that wonderful podcast series if you don't fancy spending the afternoon in front of the gogglebox watching (American) Football. I *really* enjoy P-Dub's podcast. It's one I get very excited about when it comes out and is recommended listening to all my listeners!

Alternatively you could spend an interesting half hour with The History Channel which goes into the history of Thanksgiving.

Did you know that 50 MILLION turkeys will be served today in America alone? I reckon there are more households than that over there so someone, somewhere isn't eating turkey today? Is it you? Why? Answers in the comments please!

Finally, I am working on the next TWiL where I cover The Strand and some of the sights and places of interest along this fascinating street. Up at the weekend hopefully.

If you have asked me for a Starbucks Card and HAVEN'T had it by the weekend can you drop me an email and I'll resend it. Thanks. I've still got a couple left so let me know if you want one.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

TWIL #23 - Remember Guido Fawkes

Parental Guidance on elements of this show folks. Hanging, drawing and quartering is not a nice way to execute someone! Listen here or play it here:

Background and information on the Gunpowder Plot - who, what, where and when. Take a look at this recreation of the explosion!

Music by Amplifico and New London Fire. Enjoy the sounds and if you like the music let me know! If you really like it let the bands know too! Oh - could you let the bands know where you heard it too!

If you want to know what a Starbucks Card looks like - check the post below.

Have a great time until next time when I cover The Strand and the Law Courts.. TTFN