(ed:..i’ll be listening – i did news on bfm breakfast for mikey for awhile in the 90’s…when i was studying at auckland uni..and he is one very talented individual..and does great radio..he has honed ad-libbing into an art-form..i have met few ‘quicker’ people/minds in my life..
one strong memory is the fun we had during an election campaign – (where/when i was relief-producer) – with a highlight of that time (one of many) getting the flying-yogi-party people (? whatever happened to them?) into a room off the broadcast studio – where they all (about 20 of them) sat cross-legged and bounced up and down on their pillows – in unison – (trying to achieve lift-off/to ‘fly’) – and we took it/their muted/in ‘unison’ ‘thump’s live to air – fucken mindless madness/a total piss-take (i laughed like a drain..)..only on bfm..
and it was actually there that i got the idea to do this whoar-thing that i do..’cos we were news-resource free then – did it all on the smell of a bit of newsprint – no/early days internet..and my secret was i used to buy the guardian weekly every saturday when it came out – and i would milk that sucker for the following week – to be able to present interesting/different news/perspectives/analyses – to the mindless local media crap then on offer..
the guardian weekly is/was a best-of from the guardian/le monde/der spiegel/and others – and was chock-full of good journalism/great writing – a best-of from those publications..
i loved it as a resource – and thought what a great concept it was – cherry-picking from the best of the best..to get the best of the best of the best..
hence – whoar.co.nz..
i wish mikey well on/for his return to bfm breakfast..(on the 8th of may) – i know he will kick arse – again..(i can’t wait to hear him interviewing english/little et.al..cutting through/calling them on their bullshit/spin..we almost need a havoc at this time..)
and like i said – i will be listening – again..)
In some ways it really does feel like Mike’s time.
Donald Trump is running the world’s most powerful democracy – neoliberalism is snaking its way around the world.
This is prime Mikey rant fuel.
He regularly butted heads with John Key on the old show.
He says he’s looking forward to telling Bill English exactly what he thought of the guy before him.
He’s still astounded Key was considered to be a charismatic leader.
‘Really – charisma?
Charisma’s the word you’re going to lob onto that dopey eyed liar?
And I don’t like the way he was able to leave – just ‘oh I’ve blown my load – see ya’.
(ed:..there’s a taster for you..)