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Forum: Music 24-02-2015, 18:23
Replies: 79
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Posted By FrankBT
Completely agree. Over the last 15 years or so...

Completely agree. Over the last 15 years or so I've discovered more of the good acts on Jools Holland's show than anywhere else in the UK media. Classic example of this was the late Amy Winehouse who...
Forum: Radio 24-02-2015, 17:39
Replies: 15,634
Views: 746,221
Posted By FrankBT
I've yet to hear this 'disastrous' interview, but...

I've yet to hear this 'disastrous' interview, but I've never rated NB. She's not the most articulate or comfortable of interviewees whenever I've heard her. I could never understand out of all the...
Forum: Music 23-02-2015, 14:57
Replies: 76
Views: 8,340
Posted By FrankBT
Except Florence misses the note quite often, and...

Except Florence misses the note quite often, and when she does that at full blast power it grates on the ears like hell.

There are plenty of good to great female power singers around in the rock/pop...
Forum: Radio 22-02-2015, 19:33
Replies: 15,634
Views: 746,221
Posted By FrankBT
Well I don't know that quote. But I'm sure RL...

Well I don't know that quote. But I'm sure RL wasn't trying to incite violence against gays. He's controversial, but (IMO) in a good way.. He's critical of most minority groups that exhibit a...
Forum: Radio 22-02-2015, 18:43
Replies: 26
Views: 1,723
Posted By FrankBT
NA has never liked the Manics, period. Besides...

NA has never liked the Manics, period. Besides they've written plenty of good songs since Richey Edwards disappearance (as well as some not so good ones). The problem with NA's musical tastes is that...
Forum: Radio 22-02-2015, 18:25
Replies: 15,634
Views: 746,221
Posted By FrankBT
I'd love to see a return of RL to LBC. He was...

I'd love to see a return of RL to LBC. He was second only to Brian Hayes to do an informative and intelligent take on the news in the mornings, and he was a more knowledgeable and entertaining...
Forum: Music 21-02-2015, 21:13
Replies: 19
Views: 781
Posted By FrankBT
Well, erm....Wiki got it wrong then, didn't they?...

Well, erm....Wiki got it wrong then, didn't they? And not for the first time. I prefer the account of someone who knew Sandy personally and wrote her...
Forum: Music 21-02-2015, 19:23
Replies: 19
Views: 781
Posted By FrankBT
But her death wasn't through her own stupidity....

But her death wasn't through her own stupidity. She's suspected to have died because of a brain tumour. Despite that she was a troubled soul, and she was known to be something of an alcoholic in her...
Forum: Radio 21-02-2015, 14:26
Replies: 15,634
Views: 746,221
Posted By FrankBT
Yep! The copy of the receipt which you keep. That...

Yep! The copy of the receipt which you keep. That way you cover your back as you could otherwise be accused of conspiring to defraud HMRC, if they went after him and it transpired that he did work...
Forum: Radio 16-02-2015, 20:27
Replies: 15,634
Views: 746,221
Posted By FrankBT
Nope! I'm saying that so far the atrocities ISIS...

Nope! I'm saying that so far the atrocities ISIS have committed have been fairly localised or at least confined to the ME- but not yet an international problem. Once they start blowing up...
Forum: Radio 16-02-2015, 19:04
Replies: 15,634
Views: 746,221
Posted By FrankBT
But unless you 've actually lived out there how...

But unless you 've actually lived out there how would you really know how less safe it is now? Libya wasn't exactly a safe place when Gaddafi was in charge if you happened to come up on his radar and...
Forum: Radio 15-02-2015, 20:14
Replies: 15,634
Views: 746,221
Posted By FrankBT
You don't need the caveats and limitations. You...

You don't need the caveats and limitations. You can always look for and find loopholes in any finding of medical research. Eg the 80 year old person who smokes 50 a day all of his adult life and who...
Forum: Radio 15-02-2015, 18:35
Replies: 15,634
Views: 746,221
Posted By FrankBT
Didn't listen but it sounds more like she didn't...

Didn't listen but it sounds more like she didn't prepare properly for her show, and she ain't the only LBC presenter who fails into this trap when challenged.

But it's not up to Petrie to back up...
Forum: Radio 14-02-2015, 17:02
Replies: 15,634
Views: 746,221
Posted By FrankBT
It was Richard Littlejohn back in the '90s who...

It was Richard Littlejohn back in the '90s who coined that now very familiar and overused cliché.


I think that's ultimately the decision of the advertisers rather than the listener or...
Forum: Radio 12-02-2015, 11:34
Replies: 15,634
Views: 746,221
Posted By FrankBT
Mainly agree. There have to be some serious...

Mainly agree. There have to be some serious idiots who habitually set their alarm clocks to SA as we get a running commentary by them each day as to what he said, what he ate, and what colour socks...
Forum: Radio 10-02-2015, 22:17
Replies: 8,660
Views: 791,073
Posted By FrankBT
5 Live has wanted to be the BBC's answer to...

5 Live has wanted to be the BBC's answer to Talksport, ie a full time football station ever since the awful Bob Shennan became its controller several years back and began to dumb down the content.....
Forum: Radio 10-02-2015, 16:22
Replies: 15,634
Views: 746,221
Posted By FrankBT
I think it's more love of Rupert Murdoch than...

I think it's more love of Rupert Murdoch than America, which was how NF ended up working out there for Fox in the first place. Roop loves the yanks so naturally NF glows about them also.

Not...
Forum: Radio 09-02-2015, 20:56
Replies: 15,634
Views: 746,221
Posted By FrankBT
I thought it was the other way round. Mike Allen...

I thought it was the other way round. Mike Allen did Saturday nights on LBC during the late 80s and early 90s before joining Talk Radio. I don't recall him rejoining LBC, but it was a long time...
Forum: Radio 04-02-2015, 16:18
Replies: 15,634
Views: 746,221
Posted By FrankBT
The whole point is that cancer is no longer a...

The whole point is that cancer is no longer a disease confined to old age as more and more people in middle and early middle age are being diagnosed with it. There are enough famous names in the last...
Forum: Radio 01-02-2015, 20:12
Replies: 2,119
Views: 109,076
Posted By FrankBT
Nick Abbot is one of the laziest and most...

Nick Abbot is one of the laziest and most repetitive of presenters on LBC. By his own admission he does little if any prep for his show, other than pick out a few tabloid stories and then makes some ...
Forum: Radio 01-02-2015, 14:10
Replies: 2,119
Views: 109,076
Posted By FrankBT
The 'elephant in the room' was the reference to...

The 'elephant in the room' was the reference to Britain's burgeoning population and the inadequacy of major services, eg the NHS to cope with it. He wasn't implying health tourism as 'the elephant'...
Forum: General Discussion 31-01-2015, 21:12
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By FrankBT
Which just goes to show how deluded are those who...

Which just goes to show how deluded are those who believe the Guardian is aimed at a 'Leftie' readership.
Forum: Music 30-01-2015, 21:18
Replies: 35
Views: 2,336
Posted By FrankBT
Free - My Brother Jake...

Free - My Brother Jake (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddDGj1Xko_c)
Genesis - Ripples (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJa9gEUa0To)
Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time...
Forum: Radio 30-01-2015, 10:52
Replies: 15,634
Views: 746,221
Posted By FrankBT
Hm! That probably means he was pretty good. I...

Hm! That probably means he was pretty good. I will certainly catch up with this tonight. Still continuing to 'monitor' him then, I see? :D
Forum: Radio 29-01-2015, 01:11
Replies: 15,634
Views: 746,221
Posted By FrankBT
That's to do with the long term effect smoking...

That's to do with the long term effect smoking has for adults, which was not the issue here. JOB was concerned about the effects of maternal smoking. As far as foetuses are concerned nicotine (which...
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