Saturday, May 12, 2007

Radio days...

On Radio H-side tonight, from 6.30pm, doing a sort of mini-desert island discs and talking, yeah, of course, about Sully. Apparently I'll be on for about an hour and you can listen live here.

6 comments:

bazza27 said...

Just wondered how freely you were able to make your musical choices?

Dave W said...

Hi Bazza. Did you hear it? I'd chosen three tunes in haste via the telephone when I was wandering round town with a bag full of overdue library books over my shoulder and a Greggs Cornish Pastie in my hand. The tunes were Prince's Purple Rain, The Smiths' Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now and The Libertines track Music When The Lights Go Out. They only had the Prince track and I had to take my own CDs in for the other two, which wasn't too much of a chore, tbh. The latter track was vetted to ensure that it wouldn't shock RH listeners but then we didn't have time for it because we talked too much and, thus, my ambition of spreading the gospel of Pete Doherty failed at the first hurdle. Once again my mother listened and told me I was 'okay'.

Dr.John said...

So you wrote Sully. I just sa2w another blog where somebody went to see the play. Said it was good for people who like rugby.

bazza27 said...

Nice choice of tracks. Greggs pastie eh, best not start talking about tabards, else I'll think you're really Stuart Maconie. Don't forget either that a Northern 'okay' is actually very good.

Music Man said...

Went to see Sully on Tuesday. Great night out. Thoroughly enjoyed the play. Fantastic job by the cast. Even got the chance to ask them questions afterwards as they did a 'question and answer session' with the audience.

Do people in Wales revere Sully in the same way people in Hull do?

You are a bit harsh on David Whitfield, though, he has got more than a 'close'. There's a house in Kirkella named 'Cara Mia'. Next you will be dissing Joe Longthorne.

Dave W said...

Have just noticed a strange correlation - the shorter the blog post, the longer the comments. Thanks for coming along MM. While highly regarded and remembered as a sportsman in Wales, according to his family, including his sisters and Wolves player Nathan Blake who came to see the play last year, I don't think that Sully is as revered in Wales, no - probably due to the rugby league thing, really.

I always thought that David Whitfield was done a disservice when he got his Close. Not only was it a cul-de-sac, it was down Hawthorn Ave! A double blow. Did Whitfield used to live in that Kirkella house? He did live somewhere in the village, didn't he? Idea for absurd musical: David Whitfield and Ronnie Hilton go head-to-head in the HDM Talent Trail contest. The prize? A shoddy concrete plinth with a brass engraved plaque attached and a four foot square of garden just off Freetown Way. Joe Longthorne, out on the family horse and cart one day, careers into the plinth and delivers a final, final, I promise you this time its true, retirement monologue. Three great undissable servants of the city, I hasten to add, as I sing, sweetly, I saw a mouse, where? There, on the stair!