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Alex Lester- The Dark Lord Diaries
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 12:53 pm    Post subject: Alex Lester- The Dark Lord Diaries Reply with quote

How good has Alex been this week?

I didn't think it was possible to be better than the best but it seems that I was <whispers>wrong again.

In the Library this week we've had:-

Acker Bilk - Stranger on the Shore
Robben Ford - Cannon Ball Shuffle - For Freddie King
Earl Bostick - Smoke Rings
George Duke-Sugar Loaf

to name just a few.....


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robben Ford, eh? - So someone else did buy that album, then! Cool

Too early (or late) for me, only have him on if I can't get to sleep, and he usually does the trick. Infinitely better than the PM chap, though.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually he is so right for that time of the morning, and is able to do and get away with things ("Dark Lord... Boloxnia... Slap My Top"), and, moreover, play tracks that he wouldn't be able to if he were on at any other time of the day. Shame that 99% of the population is asleep at the time.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good to know he's improved - I thought you'd said he'd gone a bit rubbish lately, Rachel. Has he been reading here?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:
Good to know he's improved - I thought you'd said he'd gone a bit rubbish lately, Rachel. Has he been reading here?


Well I did think the Boloxina thread went on for a bit and Alex was sounding a bit hacked off (I understand why) with his car bursting into flames and other unpleasant things but he's back better than ever. I don't think he reads stuff on here though, although I do know that he's been sent stuff from here in the past so maybe that has happened again. Whatever it is, he's on top form at the moment, and tomorrow is Friday - always the best show of the week!! Don't miss it. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I only get about 2 hours sleep a night anyway, so maybe I should give it a go!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should! It's the most fun you can have with a Radio, and with great music too!

You'll never want to sleep again. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rachel, is it fair to imply that maybe, just maybe, perhaps........ you have a little bit of a girly-type crush on our Alex. Perhaps? Maybe?

It's OK, you don't have to try and hide your feelings! Don't be shy! Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 6:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rachel has always had a little crush on The Dark Lord.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fred, in my experience girly-type crushes are short lived and replaced on a regular basis with a new one, usually of a younger age and more poster friendly than the previous one. Alex and his Best Time of The Day Show are irreplaceable in terms of broadcasting excellence, sure they could put someone else on at that time but it would be a vacuous void of entertainment making a desert of the early morning.

I've been a fan of Alex and his show for many years. Smile
I was right about the Friday Show too... check it out on listen again.. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Myself and the delectable Rachel are in total agreement on this.....

3am to 6am, Mon to Fri- the Alex Lester Show... the BEST radio show in the world ever Very Happy

(and I don't have a crush on Alex, before anyone asks Shocked )
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PJ in Kent wrote:

(and I don't have a crush on Alex, before anyone asks Shocked )

Laughing Razz Laughing Razz
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PJ in Kent wrote:
Very Happy

(and I don't have a crush on Alex, before anyone asks Shocked )



Do you have a ........... Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PJ in Kent wrote:
"delectable"


I like that. You can come again:)

After a weekend of unrelenting stygian gloom, I'm an hour into this morning's show on my MP3 player here at work and even though the dank weather continues outside, with Alex in full flow, it feels like mid summer in the office. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't come twice in one week.... not at my age, anyway! Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd forgotten in my sleep last night that Alex is away this week.

Nikki is ok in a, plays music and talks in-between tracks, kind of way... but for me, when Alex is away they may as well just put on sombre music from 3-6am.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alex is back on Monday ( woohoo!) but there is absoloutely no Alex available this weekend. Crying or Very sad No listen again with Alex , no 15 hour Alexfest on the laptop. No fun , no highlights, no podcast, no nothing. This is the first time this has happend since his US trip ..... Roll on Monday!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rachel, Brian Matthew played John Lennon's Cold Turkey last Saturday and it made me think of your enforced deprivation this week. Real bad Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Poor Rachel! Come to think of it, I don't think Herr Slappmeister has appeared on Popmaster yet has he? Rachel, have a word in his shell like!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep it's not been an easy week Ron Wink ... although Nikki did play my listener's library request on Tuesday which brought a smile:)

I'll do just that LEE Very Happy It would be good to have him.

On the upside: in an effort to deflect the accusations of me being negative all the time. Alex is doing an extended BTOTDS all over Christmas and that is gonna be fantastic.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How fab was it to have Alex on almost every day over the holibags 4 till 7:30? Couldn't have planned it better myself. Made the best time of the day, the best time of the year.
Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's certainly been good to hear more of him at a more civilised time of day. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Made me Laughing to hear his pitch (his opening shot on New Year's Day morning) for his 4 to 7.30 stint to be made more permanent.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

.... you just never know how things may turn out Wink In the words of Sam Cooke- A change is gonna come Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's made a few references to it over the past couple of weeks. Let's hope it's true.
He mentioned this morning that "for reasons which will become clear over the next few weeks" he is selling his house. I wonder if this has anything to do with it?

Bet la Kennedy is cacking it Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SK is being moved to a 3 til 4 slot (well, it's sort of dawn, at least in the summer), allowing Alex to do 4 til 7.30? Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm now officially a citizen of Boloxnia - the unofficial website and forum are a complete hoot! Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TBTOTDS really has you hooked then, Cher!?! Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PJ in Kent wrote:
TBTOTDS really has you hooked then, Cher!?! Laughing


Don't tell Rachel, but it has for quite a while now - several years, in fact - I just don't get the opportunity to listen to much of it these days, nor the time to listen again. Sad
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Laughing Don't worry Cher, I won't tell Laughing

Only if Rachel tortures me with the feather duster Shocked Very Happy
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PJ in Kent wrote:
Laughing Don't worry Cher, I won't tell Laughing

Only if Rachel tortures me with the feather duster Shocked Very Happy


That's torture? Shocked Laughing
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Only when she stops Laughing
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Cherskiy wrote:
I'm now officially a citizen of Boloxnia - the unofficial website and forum are a complete hoot! Laughing

I trust you have this motto scrawled on the back of your vehicle(s)!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heads up Rachel!!!
Alex Lester is on Popmaster today!

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He was fab- Very Happy Very Happy as ever:)
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

make sure that you tune into Alex this week , or listen again ... Alex has some treats for us.......

yummy Very Happy
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Rachel wrote:
make sure that you tune into Alex this week , or listen again ... Alex has some treats for us.......

yummy Very Happy

Such as...
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Well ... I don't know LEE Very Happy I don't think it'll be anything like a doggy biscuit, a massage, a bunch of grapes or a complete course in Latin..... All tasty treats indeed..... I'd go for something, musical... "A Flute perhaps?" .. No!!! "Piano?" No!!! "Didgeridoo?" Look! ... Music...... something maybe that you don't often get to hear; that's what I reckon anyway... but what would I know? I'm just guessing: that's the fun part of a treat.....the wondering what it is?
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Rachel wrote:
Well ... I don't know LEE Very Happy I don't think it'll be anything like a doggy biscuit, a massage, a bunch of grapes or a complete course in Latin..... All tasty treats indeed..... I'd go for something, musical... "A Flute perhaps?" .. No!!! "Piano?" No!!! "Didgeridoo?" Look! ... Music...... something maybe that you don't often get to hear; that's what I reckon anyway... but what would I know? I'm just guessing: that's the fun part of a treat.....the wondering what it is?


Can I have a glass of what you've obviously just had? Laughing
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3 hours of Alex .... Ron .. that does it for me every time!! I was off work yesterday ( home alone)... so the home sound-system had a big shot of Alex - mainlining at number 11 ....

Check out this morning's programme for some fab tracks..... the office here is rocking.......
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