There’s a wee issue when interviewing footballers at the moment. It’s their age — anything between late teens and late thirties. The problem is that the human experience is so different for people at the extremes of that range, if you want to ask someone what their first album was, how do you phrase it?
I heard someone say it today at STV. It about sums up the best of my childhood, that. From copying a rental edition of Empire Strikes Back (later paying for it twice on VHS and again on DVD, not to mention the cinema tickets for the re-release) to making mix tapes to impress a girl, […]
In short, she’s the kind of gutsy, down-to-earth, yet highly intelligent heroine who gives Julia Roberts or Meryl Streep the chance to win Oscars. She cuts through the bull as a matter of course and can smell the shite in anyone else’s argument a mile away.
A lovely way to start Saturday: an email from Tony C. Smith, editor (and captain) of the StarShipSofa, one of the finest SF podcasts around, quoting an email he’d received from a fan that singled yours truly out for praise.
Bad news today. I learned that a pal died. His name was Erne Parkin, and he was a mensch. I met him around 2003 when I was working for a production company in Glasgow. He was a frequent client and during my time there we hit it off pretty well. When I went freelance he […]
A few weeks ago I spent a long weekend editing a programme for STV called, Susan Boyle: Two Weeks That Shook Show Business. I’ll assume you know who Susan Boyle is. The programme was to play on the Bank Holiday Monday, dividing the double episode of Coronation Street and going up against East Enders on […]
I’m glad to be back in the temporary employ of MNE Media, an independent producer of Gaelic-language tele. The show I’m working on is called Cuide Ri Cathy (Company with Cathy). It’s an interview show where Cathy MacDonald chats with Scottish celebrities over the course of a single day. So far I’ve done shows with […]
There are always, it seems, several edit jobs on at once. The idea of seeing one to finality before embarking on another is naïve, at least when you own a production company where you are the sole editor on staff. Of the three music videos we have produced in recent weeks, the first (which was […]
Just discovered Exposure Room properly. I mean, I’ve known about it since Rick started using it, but I’ve not really engaged with it until now. Here‘s my ‘channel’ to use a perhaps-inappropriate YouTube-ism. Only thing on there just now is a wee tune I did, but I’ll add more stuff (after the harder part of […]