From the BBC’s blog archive the story of The Bottom Line/Across the Line
Recently a group on Facebook was started “Friends of Downtown Radio 1976 – 2019”. Many of the people I used to work with have been posting memories and photos. Downtown is where I started in 1979. The 40th anniversary is in November.
Link to interview in Total Slovenia News
I like big ambitious ideas. And this is one I am involved with. The plan is to open a hotel on Belfast’s Shankill Road.
Staying in an Air B&B on Rimska cesta Ljubljana took us from our usual patch in the old town and led us to do what I enjoy most, exploring.
A new English language news and current affairs website Total Slovenia News has recently launched.
The convenience: at one time I owned more than 5,000 of those vinyl albums. At one time or another the total, 10,000 would be a close approximation. I own none now. Precisely zero. Gave them all away. They took up so much room. But I have begun to buy books again. Paper books.
I started with great enthusiasm and energy finding and reading books to accompany me on the make-believe meander around the Med. When I reached Slovenia, I began to slow down for a brace of reasons. I hit a couple of difficult books that were not the page turners I prefer, and I had less time available.
At some point over Christmas I began to write predictions for 2017; questioning algorithms, rise in media literacy and fixing the internet to make it a less horrible place – maybe that is about people rather than internet.
I spent about two and a half hours wandering around the old Slovenian town Tržič, which is a short drive on the highway from Bled, but a much longer – and significantly more interesting journey by bus. This post features video audio and photos.
I love Abavuki. They are the most energetic band I have ever seen. The Marimba led multi-instrumentalists change the stage line-up through their performance.
Before Lunch It Was Sunny, Then This … from Davy Sims on Vimeo.
[This article first appeared in Bled Film Festival Diary] I don’t have a car in Slovenia. So to get from my apartment to the upper terrace of Bled Castle takes about an hour to walk. The final gruelling 30 minutes… Continue Reading →
Outstanding lunch in Outstanding lunch in Radovljica. Several types of Salami, Karst ham, sheep’s cheese, olives and cold roast pork with onion bread, three glasses of white wine, followed by snooze on bus on way home in temperatures of 30+,… Continue Reading →
I am in the wrong place. Doing a little survey of the Bars in Bled … (how dare you suggest I’m on a pub crawl. This is for journalistic purposes …honest!). Anyway, having visited a few bars, thought I’d finish off… Continue Reading →
For such a small town, there are an awfully big number of places to eat.
It is coincidence rather than planning that on the centenary of the beginning of the First World War I am reading The Radetzky March. Detective novels and spy stories are my usual page turners. But e-readers give you a cheap… Continue Reading →
Each day, around the same time 06:45 I photograph Belfast Lough from Seapark Holywood looking toward Belfast.
In 1984 Ian Shuttleworth Iain Walker and Eoin Patterson made this cassette using samples from my radio programme Nothin’ Better on Downtown Radio Get Well Soon Bobby Ewing (mp3) The Shadow (Between the Synapse and the Larynx) (mp3) I’m squeaking (mp3)