This Old Brit's Radio Broadcast Premier ...
Yep, that's him; This Old Brit; taking it easy, taking afternoon tea, at a Turkish beach-front bar sometime last summer.
International, jet-setting playboy or what? Eh?
Okay, we heard that -- who said 'more like a semi-senile old sod'?
Anyway, if you're wondering why in the world we'd be wanting to indulge in such a surprising show of such unashamed self promotion -- here's your answer.
Readers may recall Richard being recently contacted, via our comments' section, by a certain American radio show producer, regarding a possible interview.
Well, we're here to tell you today that said interview, via a trans-Atlantic telephone connection, took place a short time ago -- and was recorded for posterity. Well, maybe the posterity bit is pushing it a bit, but as for the recording bit -- you can take that bit as gospel. Hand on heart -- we kid you not.
As to how This Old Brit's going to sound and/or come across on air --that's anyone's guess. For our own part, we hadn't heard a peep since the day of recording -- until a few hours ago. Even then, all we found out -- via an email -- is that the relevant 'show' airs -- in just a further few hours.
But being the brave ( or maybe barmy), old bugger that he is -- This Old Brit's prepared to take his chances on asking you in advance to tune in and make your own mind up about him. Maybe he'll come across as a comical old clown, or just another boring old Brit fart, or even something completely different. Only time will tell.
We've been warned by a good American friend in the broadcasting business, to expect 'anything'. After editing, cutting out chunks of anything considered too crappy, etcetera -- it could all end up coming out nothing like we thought it might.
All we can tell you in advance about what we do know for certain, is that This Old Brit bumbled along for about fifteen minutes or so, at the time of the 'interview' recording. But it's been pointed out to us by folk who are 'au fait' with such stuff, that this could end up being edited down to something a lot less. Therefore, when it does air -- we'll be as surprised as anyone else, as to the eventual outcome.
So, here's the broadcast basics.
This year Queen Elizabeth II, Hugh Hefner and Fidel Castro turn 80 as do Alan Greenspan, Jerry Lewis and Cloris Leachman.
But there is something remarkable about the Windsor-Hefner-Castro triumvirate. Each one of them came to power nearly 50 years ago and they each did their part to define the second half of the 20th century they continue to thrive in the 21st. So come raise a glass and join us at the intersection of Monarchism, Hedonism and Communism.
Anyhow, as you may have guessed already, This Old Brit's brief was to blather on a bit about the Queen. And here's how you can hear on XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX This Old Brit duffer himself -- for yourself.
Other times elsewhere, plus further important listening details can NOT ANY LONGER be found here.
And by the way, if it all turns out to be a terrible train wreck -- tough! We never promised anyone any rose-garden -- and anyway, what the hell do/did you expect for free?