Friday, September 30, 2011

Starspots #211

30.ix.11 Feargal Sharkey (The Undertones) - East Finchley tube, he caught my wife's Northern Irish tones on the air

29.ix.11 Robert Harris (author) - Hatchards (wish I'd have had my copy of The Hitler Diaries for him to sign)

28.ix.11 Anna Richardson (The Sex Education Show) - chat out back on the terrace at C4

Jamie Oliver - in the office
Kirstie Allsop - in the office
Mariella Frostrup - in Pret near BBC Broadcasting House
Stephen Fry - in a warehouse in Hackney (100 Greatest Gadgets shoot)
Jon Snow - brief exchange outside QE2 Conference Hall, Westminster
Paul Brady (musician) - brief exchange in Khan's restaurant, Westbourne Grove
Leon Russell - ditto
Morgan Spurlock - quick chat in Showroom cinema in Sheffield
George Clarke - chat at Soho Square
Jeremy Hardy - chat in Showroom cinema in Sheffield
Neil Morrisey - chat on Parkway Walk, Finsbury Park
Boo Hewerdine (musician) - behind Feis in Finsbury Park
Michael Portillo - Horseferry Road

Friday, September 23, 2011

Helsinki - Today's Happiness Experiment entry

My speech going down so well at YLE

FotoFlaneur trip across Helsinki culminating in watching my much-needed capuccino being made in the Citroen van

Buying apples in the market by the port (where I probably landed on the SS Uganda all those years ago)

Eastwards Ho! - Yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry

Getting a bunch of developments signed off and the paperwork done

Worky lunch with Katie Boyd in the revamped C4 caff

Overview time (work) on the plane to Helsinki

Monday, September 19, 2011

Day-before-yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry

Ireland beating Australia at Rugby World Cup 2011 in New Zealand crowning BOD's and ROG's careers

Phone chat with Katherine in Aspen

Hitting 91.5 pm

Yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry

Walk along the Lea Navigation Canal from The Castle Bridge to Olympic Stadium with U and D in the autumn sunshine

Spurs beating Liverpool 4-0 with Adebayor scoring 2 on his home debut

Sunday night viewing - Jane Eyre at the Phoenix with U

Friday, September 09, 2011


Hierarchies have been under attack from networks for 20 years now.

Ben Hammersley

from here