Tuesday, October 17, 2006


I have a confession to make.

I broke a very serious promise today...

I listened to Radio 4 as I had my breakfast before going to work today.

Now I had to sworn to myself that I wouldn't give in to listening to Radio 4 till I was at least 35, preferably 40. When I listen to the radio, I tend to listen to Radio 1 or XFM Manchester. It is my pathetic attempt to hold on desperately to what remains of my 'yoof'.

Thing is, the school I'm teaching in at the moment is about a 2 hour commute away so I have to get up really really early (at least for me), so my morning DJ of choice Chris Moyles, hasn't started his show yet. This meant that after one day of listening to JK & Joel drivel rubbishness on Radio 1, I gave in and switched to Radio 4. And you know what, I really enjoyed it...

Thats it now. I might as well start smoking a pipe, listening to Barry Manilow and drinking Horlicks. Middle age has come, and I'm only 29.

Lots of movies this week and a bit:
Apt Pupil ***
Talledega Nights **
The Matrix *****
Good Night & Good Luck *****
Lady Vengeance ****
The Departed ****
The Third Man *****
Lucky Number Slevin ***
Unleashed *
Revolver *
Raiders of the Lost Ark *****
Serenity *****


Fat Roland said...

I also listen to Radio 4 in the morning. It's actually very good! Who said that? I didn't say that. I have also started smoking Horlicks and drinking Barry Manilow.

9/10ths Full of Penguins said...

It wasn't just a one off either! I listened again this morning.

I feel very ashamed...

Sarah said...

I love Radio 4. THough sometimes I want to punch the smug middle-class presenters with their smug, snidey middle-class comments... And also the smug tory MPs who come on and have the audacity to sound reasonable when we all know that once they get into power they'll start eating babies as snacks in the House of Commons during Prime Minister's Question Time. Live on TV.

I like having a vague awareness of what is happening in the world and the Today Programme does provide that. I also find Radio 4 very useful for sending me off to sleep at night when my husband abandons me to work shifts.

Tell you what though, Radio 4 is RUBBISH in the afternoon.