Apr 24, 2011
It’s a sunny day and everyone has been at the Barnes
Dave Birdman returned from holiday in Spain – his show was looked after by Alex and then The Curly Man while he was away. He makes up for his absence by playing lots of great jingles, looking for a new tag line for the show and finishes by fiddling with the “Do you ever have difficulty” jingle after the show finishes.
During the week Bob drove through a riot in Southall - see photo… People throwing bricks, police with riot shields. Remember then? Has anything changed?
We hear about Fireball (who have had their demo played by Thameside) plaing a concert at St Benedict’s school hall in Long Lane Hillingdon. They are supported by Alexandria. I remember both those demos – Fireball’s Chinese Takeaway was very catchy and Alexandria were definitely anthemic. Whatever happened to them? Bob also tells us that this week Radio 1 are running a series called “25 years of Rock”. That would be over 50 years of Rock now…
The third fast food sees Alex taking the listeners to Mcarthurs in Barnes – who are rude and serve disappointing food. They’re closed now. Next week the Thameside Radio fast food survey comes from Huckleberries in Oxford Street.
The Curlyman appears after his stint as a DJ with dedications from listeners who called his phone line.
The week following this show Thameside broadcast live from a picnic in Hyde Park.
Mentions for: Francesca, Giles Farrow, Putney Park, Shan Hilling, Saxon Militia at Kendall Rise Studios in Nottingham, Steve Scribbler, Andy Cooper, John Brennan, Mazzy’s friends at her party, Dave Booth, Paul Reynolds, John and Brian Gording (Goulding?), Mrs Atkinson, Richard Jeffries, Mrs R Williams, John Aird School.
I founded the band that, after multiple name changes, became Alexandria, and I still have the cassette of the gig we played that night. We went our separate ways after that concert as life moved on. They were fun times though :)
almost twelve years ago
Glad you found us here. I did have an Alexandria demo tape - but it was borrowed and never returned :-(