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The Dark Lord Diaries-2010

 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 5:43 pm    Post subject: The Dark Lord Diaries-2010 Reply with quote

This has just arrived in the post from Central Props... I suppose that I should fill in the "Your details" page.

Name... The Dark Lord. AKA Dr gLove.
Address.... oh come on, no one writes their address in a diary....

....let's not bother with the rest... the most important thing, is to get ready for the first show of 2010 which starts in around 9 hours time.... give or take 20 minutes...... so be ready. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:18 pm    Post subject: Re: The Dark Lord Diaries-2010 Reply with quote

R2Icon wrote:
Name... The Dark Lord. AKA Dr gLove. Smile


aka 'Slappmeister', 'scofmeister', 'Bagmeister', 'Bagman', Keeper of Her Majesty's BAGs etc.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely less than chuffed at the imminent one-hour move backwards, isn't he?

Sharing a trailer with Sarah. I wonder if they recorded it together? Wink

A new producer as well. Hope his taste in music is as good as the current ones.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's not the only one who isn't chuffed. I'm as miffed as miffed can be. Evil or Very Mad I've been in training to get up earlier though Smile Yeah, I've heard the trailer a couple of times now...Smile .. I guess we just have to knuckle down and get on with it, or run away to a place where it's ok to be a little different, a place where you can walk, talk and hold hands in the sun, a happy place, a place where there's a life with you-shaped hole in it. A place where they'd all love Alex to be on during the day. Yay!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Meet the new boss...

http://alexlesterspersonalblog.blogspot.com/
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blimey! He looks young enough to be a policeman. In one of those pictures he looks just like my son Harry. Now I feel old.

Don't forget, it all kicks off at 2am Monday...Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In a brief period of wakefulness I caught most of the first hour. He's taken on the Single and Album of the Week from Janice, otherwise very much "Business as Usual". I hope his new producer remembers we like a little country and blues now and again, though.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It sounds as if his new producer is as nerdy as he is - they'll get along like a house on fire.

A third arm... batteries for a nailbrush... EnigmasRUs... MP for a Day platform game... Same Size Cousins' Flat...

Jeff Buckley, Cilla Black, Lucky Soul, Julie Fowlis, Stevie Wonder, The Rattles and Madness

Beats Evans into a cocked hat.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RockitRon wrote:

Beats Evans into a cocked hat.


Every time and in every way. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RockitRon wrote:
It sounds as if his new producer is as nerdy as he is - they'll get along like a house on fire.

A third arm... batteries for a nailbrush... EnigmasRUs... MP for a Day platform game... Same Size Cousins' Flat...

Jeff Buckley, Cilla Black, Lucky Soul, Julie Fowlis, Stevie Wonder, The Rattles and Madness

Beats Evans into a cocked hat.


Very pleased to hear"new madness" last night.Enjoyed the corny jokes that ended in silence
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Madness is where it's at, in this insane world, insantity is the only rational choice. It seems insane to put the best radio shows on when most people are asleep, but in an insane world they would do that because the best people are insane enough to listen at that time, make sure that you're one of the best. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blimey! It's March already. I'm working on a bit of an update to this diary. Hmmmm. It will soon be the end of Q1, and then where will we be? Anyway, to be sure ( that's not an impression BTW) of being in the right mental zone when it comes ( the update that is), make sure you listen to Alex: live is advised but a liaison with the i-player is an acceptable alternative; however, if you're really pushed for spare moments- download the Oddcast into your pocket-player then listen while you shop.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:09 am    Post subject: The Dark Lord Diaries 2010 Reply with quote

I loved the story about people who cough loudly at gigs! I bet he feels like Bugs Bunny in the cartoon where he's conducting the orchestra - like he wants to shoot the cougher!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah , Alex mentioned about that in his blog too- very funny. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And they spread like yawns. It just takes one person's cough to set up a chain reaction!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Five hours this morning... Cool beans! You see, sometimes, everthing just works out. The sun is out, the birds are singing, five hours of Alex and my potatoes are up. Does it get any better?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your potatoes are up already? I guess that's because you're closer to the equator than most of us..........

.... and yes, it was pleasant to hear Alex this morning.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, we planted some first earlies about 4 maybe 5 weeks ago during that false spring we had .. and this morning, there they are reaching enthusiastically skyward with every sinew of their little shoots. We’ve not had a frost here for a couple of weeks; our weather station (located on top of our greenhouse) is reporting 19.5 degrees at the moment , with a pressure of 1016.8mB and only 54% humidity… It’s warmer outside than inside this morning for the first time this year...


.... but getting back to the five hours of Alex….. how cool was that?… Chris Evans called him a God of a DJ; and all five hours without any text messages to read out … Pure Genius. Of course we already knew that… where we lead others follow.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did she not ring in time for someone else to cover? I heard him at before 7am.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
Did she not ring in time for someone else to cover? I heard him at before 7am.


Normally, a presenter has to call the overnight Duty Officer who then alerts the producer. As far as I know there's always a standby presenter on the call rota, but obviously there was a problem in this instance so Alex must have agreed to keep going.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Alex lives closer to Radio 2 now when they moved overnights to London.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
I think Alex lives closer to Radio 2 now when they moved overnights to London.


I've just read that same post over on the awful R2MB board, Mark! Smile
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone missing Alex? Keep up with his holiday thoughts here.

http://americanadventure3.blogspot.com/
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool beans! Very Happy

Just a minute, what's all this about not shaving??? Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No shaving for men is a big no no- it’s just not practical for kissing- if the girlie has a bit of mid-life fuzz here and there- it works like Velcro- you can never part! Romantic- yes! Practical-no.

If you pull this way and I pull that way, you push here… a little harder……. Zzzzzzzcccchhhhhhhhhh ah..... there we are… Smile
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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's his birthday today. At least things are starting to warm up a little, literally, on his adventure.

And I'm sure someone, somewhere, is blowing him a huge kiss Smile

Standard Birthday Greetings, Dark One.
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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't forget!- I wasn't here! Otherwise disposed, isolated, alone all at sea, no way to say happy birthday but I was thinking it..... and as the saying goes... it's the thought that counts! Smile
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PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you've been counting down the endless weeks, then the long weary days and nights: oh how they went on and on and on,... it's just hours now... in just a few short ones, Alex will be back from his holiday heaven, happy, hilarious and hairier than ever! Oh yes! And proper music too. You'd have to be mad or asleep to miss him.
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PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lynn Parsons has been a very able stand in these past few weeks-I really enjoy her style of broadcasting.

Hopefully she will be back on Radio 2 shortly.
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PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, Lynn is fantastic; a joy! She'd be a good replacement for RA when he finally hangs hit hat up. Alex, on the other hand, is irreplaceable.
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PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rachel wrote:
And proper music too.


Odd that, since both Tim Smith and Lynn Parsons were using Alex's producer.

I think I only heard a bit of them once each, but I wasn't impressed. Lynn's "favourite lines from favourite songs" thread must have come straight off the top of the Smooth Radio handbook.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't forget . Alex is back in the morning - 2-5am. He's been away for a week but it feels like a month.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rachel wrote:
Yeah, Lynn is fantastic; a joy! She'd be a good replacement for RA when he finally hangs hit hat up. Alex, on the other hand, is irreplaceable.


I like Lynn, but would rather listen to Richard so I hope he hasn't got a hat to hang up! Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alex is back, and everything in the world is well again. (Well, you know, most things...obviously, I'm not including poverty, famine, floods, war, hurricanes or the Lib Dem Party Conference. )

It's national hidden talent week! Yay! If you have a hidden talent- get it out, give it a polish, buff it up a bit and pop it on the mantelpiece, so we can all see it. Hang on,.... Woah! Mule! .... If it has anything to do with bodily functions and high walls- I don't want to see that!
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