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The radio genius,
This review is from: Going to Sea in a Sieve: The Autobiography (Hardcover)The above title is what the BBC call Danny Baker on their website, and I write this just as it is announced that danny's show on Radio London is to be axed. The BBC eh? What are they playing at? anyway, the book...
Well it's been available in bookshops since the weekend so I don't know why Amazon are delaying on it. Maybe they knew about today's news...? Nevertheless whenever it comes out I would urge anyone who has more than a passing interest in football, music, music journalism, radio, TV, humour and of course the joi de vivre that no doubt helped him in recovering from cancer to read this book. It is as filled with good humour and self depreciation as you might expect but also deals with some career and life lows as well as the many highs. The book is an easy read - it is a relatively compact volume considering the anecdotes packed in here, there must be a follow up as well - but that is no bad thing as there is absolutely no padding to be seen. The book is a genuine joy and will be the only "Celebrity" biography I buy this season, which I suppose is the highest recommendation I can give.
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Initial post: 2 Nov 2012 18:56:10 GMT
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Barry Tighe says:
Couldn't agree more. And what's up with the BBC? Axing the best show on radio? What a bunch of clowns. If the BBC wonks reckon they know more about radio than Danny Baker, let's see them put on a better show. Don't hold your breath...
Looking forward to Danny, Ami and Baylan on LBC.
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In reply to an earlier post on 10 Nov 2012 08:14:15 GMT
F. I. Boyd says:
In reply to an earlier post on 12 Nov 2012 12:26:41 GMT
Big Jim says:
Not naive at all. His ranting and choice of music on his last programme may have been self serving and childish but it was very funny and classic radio, much better than the anodyne stuff you usually get elsewhere. In any case other than in an aside I wasn't reviewing the BBC' decision but the book which I found well written and, as the phrase goes, laugh out loud funny on many occasions. Regardless of how you view the man, his memoir is so familiar to someone like myself who is roughly the same age. Others may not "get it" on this basis, but I did and reviewed the book on that basis. I know that DB is a rampant self-publicist, you only have to read his tweets to see that, but he is what he is and some other radio station should be snapping him up pronto.
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