We visited friends on the East coast of the island last weekend. Both Sa Coma and Porto Cristo looked busy and it made a nice change to get away from the South of the island. I said I’d give a plug to Kenna’s Irish Bar in Sa Coma who looked after our breakfast needs whilst watching the other team from North London play. Ben from behind the bar said what are you doing here supporting them, you’re Arsenal! I forget sometimes the power of Radio as he listens to the Breakfast show and i think most people know I’m the red side of North London. We also visited a lovely restaurant called Quince in Porto Cristo which was regularly frequented by Caroline Flack during the filming of Love Island. It’s right on the marina which houses Rafa Nadal’s very impressive boat called Beethoven.
“Comedy” duo The Krankies have slammed the Government for “not letting them” take their pension. Currently appearing on BBC One’s Real Marigold Hotel, the pair had hoped to take one while still earning.
Wee Jimmy Krankie said: “What bothers me most is we have a good pension fund and we can’t take it because we are still always working!” This is a complete shock to me as I thought he was only 15!
They are so annoyed about the issue they are now considering retiring for good. Well there’s only one thing to say “Fan dabby dozy!”
Always a pleasure to chat with a music legend. Last Sunday at Pirates I met and chatted to Alan White who was the drummer with Oasis from 1995-2004. I’ve met him a few times before as he has a home here on the island. He was part of arguably their best album “What’s the Story Morning Glory” including “Wonderwall” “Roll With it” and he’s the drummer in the pool on the “Don’t look back in anger” video. Alan’s brother Steve is also a drummer who played with Paul Weller and the Style Council. In fact Steve was the youngest musician to play at Live Aid in 1985 when he was just 20. Back to Alan, in Oasis he was known by the phrase “Alan White – He’s alright”. White was also entrusted with the job of being Liam Gallagher’s ‘official’ drinking partner and was also said to be his best friend in the band. Together the pair were known as ‘Bert and Ernie’, named after the Sesame Street-characters. We had a good catch up and I had to ask whether they would ever get back together. He said he doubted it as while Liam wanted to, Noel just isn’t interested. He did say though that if it did ever happen the brothers individually have said that Alan would be on drums, Paul “Bonehead” Arthur’s on keyboards and guitar and Paul “Guigsy” McGuigan on bass. I for one would buy a ticket.
I have to say the UB40 concert in Port Adriano has to be one of the best concerts I’ve been to. Sometimes you forget how many hits a band like them has had. From “Food for Thought” to “Kingston Town” to “Cherry Oh Baby” and the iconic “Red Red Wine” they didn’t disappoint. It was good to bump into so many familiar faces that you don’t see in the summer as we’re all too busy. I’m lucky that I can walk down to the Port although the walk back up the hill is pretty tough. Personally I now prefer it to Puerto Portals and great to see it going from strength to strength.
Unfortunately the Retro Rewind concert featuring Tony Hadley planned for next Friday has had to be rescheduled into next year but it’s another one to look forward to.
Big day on Sunday if your fans of superstar DJ’s. British born Carl Cox is playing at Son Fusteret in Palma with a massive crowd expected. Likewise Frenchman David Guetta will be playing at BH Mallorca.
Real Mallorca play their first game back in the Spanish second division on Sunday kick-off at 19.00 against Osasuna. Nearly 10,000 season tickets have been sold so well done to the club for getting to that total let’s hope the team get off to a good start too!
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the world’s largest arts festival and this year runs from August 3rd to August 27th. Every year thousands of performers take to hundreds of stages all over The City to present shows for every taste. From big names in the world of entertainment to unknown artists looking to build their careers, the festival caters for everyone and includes theatre, comedy, dance, physical theatre, circus, cabaret, children’s shows, musicals, opera, music, spoken word, exhibitions and events.
A list of the best gags from the comedians has come out;
I only go for runs when it’s raining because it feels like you’re sweating way more and no one can see that you’re crying. – Paul Williams
• Show me a man wearing too much camouflage, and I won’t be able to see him. – David McIver
• I told my mother I’ve got this dead bee in my sink: what do I do? “Get a spoon and flush it down the toilet.” Then I said, ‘I’ve done that – now, what about the bee?’ – Mark Watson
• I have a Blur alarm clock so I wake up every morning listening to Park Life,
except on Wednesdays when I get rudely awakened by the dustman. – Jake
• When you’re newly married, people always ask you the same question: do
you guys feel different now? And I’m like, “Yes, we feel very poor”. – Felicity
• My family massively disapprove of my new girlfriend. By family I mean my wife
and two kids. – Aatif Nawaz
• I like to ring libraries, just to shush whoever answers the phone and see how
they like it. – Colin Chadwick
• I remember my first date with my wife. She gave me butterflies, which was an
odd gift. – Scott Bennett
• Why am I still working at my age? I need the money. I’ve discovered money is
the one thing keeping me in touch with my children. – Gyles Brandreth
• I have a fear of loneliness. Am I the only one? – Adele Cliff
• My reasons for learning origami are two-fold. – Ken Cheng
A new series of Cowboy Builders starts soon where in one programme Dom visits Daniel from Tottenham whose new stadium is now twice the original estimate & still nowhere near being finished! – Richie Prior
Enjoy Your Weekend!
Richie presents the Radio One Mallorca Breakfast show Monday to Friday 07.30-11.00am on 93.8fm in Mallorca, online at www.radioonemallorca.com on mobile through their free App for IPhone, Android, The Tunein Radio App and on the Spanish TDT TV service. If you can’t hear him on the radio then you’ll find him working at Pirates Adventure the islands number one night out and every now and again he may make an understudy appearance!
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