Monday, 28 November 2011
Friday, 25 November 2011
MacAulay & Co
I first met Fred at the 100 year anniversary show for Harris Tweed, held in the magnificent and simply mind-blowing natural beauty of Stornoway. It was an amazing experience and Fred certainly caused a stir. I had met him previously in the day when we were being kitted out in our kilts and my first impression was; what a nice guy. So warm, and friendly and on top of that one of the funniest people I’ve ever met. I remember him on the hit TV series ‘Have I got News for You’ and just thought; what a humble guy. I got into the studio for Fred's live show at about 10:00am which was broadcast live from the foyer of Pacific Quay
The atmosphere was buzzing and the studio was packed full of guest anticipating Fred taking to the stage.
Christopher Brookmyre was one of Fred's first guests with Richard Cadey amazing all of us with his super cool magic, and comedian David Kay who also raised plenty of laughs. Fred make’s the job look so easy with his charismatic smile and his happy go lucky comedy, that’s great fun for everyone
MacAulay and Co. is a daily magazine show on BBC Radio Scotland, which is broadcast between 10.00am and 11.30am Monday to Friday. Fred has a different guest presenter each week, and features a range of people including journalists, musicians, comedians and members of the public..
Thursday, 24 November 2011
When I first heard about the upcoming docu-film 'Dream's of a Life' I literally stopped everything that I was doing. The story is so powerful that it left me in a dichotomy of loving and fearing it. It is after all probably every one's worst nightmare: a woman found dead after three year's alone, wrapping paper from Christmas strewn around the room and television still on. It is a harrowing and unforgettable story of Joyce Vincent, a beautiful and talented singer who died in isolation in her Wood Green flat.
Joyce Carol Vincent
When she was eventually found three years later, she was completely unrecognisable which lead the director, Carol Morley on a mission to find people who knew her while she was alive. The tale is so moving and to me teaches us that life is precious and can be taken away at any time. We must live life and we must love life and one another. It really is too short to exclude people or let a harsh words settle. We are all human so let's try to forgive one another rather than hanging onto things that are simply just petty. The film is being released in the UK by independent film makers Dogwoof on December 16.
Official Trailor 'Dream's of a Life' Carol Morley
Please see the following link for your nearest screening: http://www.dreamsofalife.com/