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Thursday, 28 April 2011

A Very Secret Friday Breakfast Show

Terry and me will be presenting a very special edition of the Friday Breakfast Show. So what will we be doing? You will have to tune in and find out. But I have a feeling that Ringo Starr, Pete and Dud and Oliver Cromwell could be involved.

Tune in at 7am for three hours of crimble on ICR 105.7 FM. And don't forget to clean your teeth everyday coz Johnny Rhythm and ICR Man says so!

And thanks to the girl who sent me some playing cards made out of knickers.

You can hear us on the ICR website too

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Come and meet Terry and John this Saturday

Terry Mackley will be appearing this Saturday at St Thomas' Church with Speakeasy. And I will be putting in an appearance as well. Me and Terry will be doing a short routine based on our radio show.

Come along, enjoy some great music and have a Fab time! Here are the details:

The Back Room
St Thomas' Church
Bramford Lane (corner of Bramford Lane and Cromer Road)


Celia Bird -- Cabaret Jazz
Andy Spall-- Songs made famous by  Michael Buble
Nancy Paul -- Songs from the soul


£5:00 entrance

7:30 Saturday 30 April

Food and Soft Drinks available -- Bring your own alcoholic drinks if you wish.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Snaps from John's photo album

Bluebell Wood near Wickham Market

Dereham Church at night

Worrying shoppers in an Ipswich charity shop

My Beatle boots

At the Beeb. But don't tell anybody coz it's a secret!

Going all Batman or should that be King Arthur?

Monday, 25 April 2011

Oliver Cromwell: The Greatest Englishman

Today is the anniversary of Oliver Cromwell's birth. He was born in Huntingdon in 1599.

Oliver Cromwell was an English military and political leader best known in England for his overthrow of the monarchy and temporarily turning England into a republican Commonwealth and for his rule as Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland.

Oliver was one of the commanders of the New Model Army which defeated the royalists in the English Civil War. After the execution of King Charles I in 1649, he dominated the short-lived Commonwealth of England, conquered Ireland and Scotland, and ruled as Lord Protector from 1653 until his death in 1658.

He made Britain respected throughout the world during his five year rule as Lord Protector. His vision, military genius, greatness and love for this land mark him as the greatest military and political leader that Great Britain has ever seen. We will never see his like again. God Bless Him!

Thursday, 21 April 2011

God Save the Friday Breakfast Show. But Never Mind the Presenters. With apologies to The Sex Pistols

Johnny 'Rotten' West doing a fantastic impression of a very humble North London lad called Leslie Westy from Edmonton

Johnny 'Rotten' West and Terry 'Vicious' Mackley chill out after another very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very  interesting Friday Breakfast Show

And so John and Tel escape the straitjacket of conformity and embrace the call of freedom that echos across the vast wetlands of Eastern England.

Small talk, Reg Dwight (don't even ask who he may be), the spiffing Hoff, cheese but without any mice, probably some music and no mention of Hollywood or even Errol Flynn's cod piece.

And when is all this fun? Who knows? Could be at 7am on ICR 105.7 FM. And why not record it for future generations? It could be your last chance before the Men in Black send us to The Village to join Number 6.

Who is Number One?

Goodbye from Anarchy in the UK .. or should that be Ipswich or even Wickham Market?????

Sex Pistols & Anarchy in the UK

I fancy a bit of anarchy!!!!!!!!! So here goes!!!!!!! So put that in your pipe and smoke it as they often say!!!!!! But only in the nicest possible way, I hasten to add!!!!!!

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

We Have All the Time in the World by Louis Armstrong

"We Have All the Time in the World" is from 1969 James Bond film On Her Majesty's Secret Service.

The song, written by John Barry, did not chart at the time, only becoming well known 25 years later after being featured in a Guinness beer advert. It was then re-released and reached number 3 in the UK Singles Chart. In 2005, a BBC survey showed it is the third-most-popular love song played at weddings.

One of my all time favourite love songs.

Monday, 18 April 2011

The Fab Monkees are Back in the UK!

The Monkees UK tour starts next month!!!!!!!

And here is one of their classic tracks to celebrate the event. Daydream Believer hit the number one spot on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in December 1967, remaining there for four weeks, and peaked at number five in the UK Singles Chart.

It was recorded during the sessions for their 1967 album Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. but was ultimately included on their 1968 album The Birds, The Bees & the Monkees. All four Monkees appear on the track, with Michael Nesmith on lead guitar, Peter Tork on piano (he also came up with the arrangement), and Micky Dolenz on backing vocals. Davy Jones wasn't sure of the song's potential at first, and admitted later that he'd recorded the vocal with a hint of annoyance at the ongoing takes. His feelings changed when the song became a hit.

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Tripping out with Tel and a slightly controversial John on Friday

A Groovy Mr Terry 'Fab' Mackley

And a far out John 'controversial' West who really does love Native Americans

Another Friday Breakfast Show is almost here, But first, this moving piece of poetry by the Prince of Wales....

I came across John and Tel at a time in my life when things weren't going well. My wife had just left me for Hugh Grant, my kids had become pirates and the dog seemed to have a lingering contempt for me that grew more and more vitriolic as the days passed. Then, like Moses into the parted Red Sea, John and Tel stepped into my life and convinced me that things weren't as bad as they seemed. After initially trying to listen to Chris Evans and tuning to the Friday Breakfast Show in error, I was in turmoil. Thinking to myself that I needed to hear some sweet funky music (my wife took all my David Hasselhoff cds) I stayed with John and Tel. Right from the start I knew this was different. And, as their dulcet tones drifted out of my radio, I knew something kind of wonderful was taking place. Imagine the pure enraptured joy of winning the lottery combined with the tingly erotic sensations one gets from a jacuzzi and you can just begin to get an idea of what Tel and John have done for my life.

Six months on and I still spend 24 hours each day listening to repeats of their show (and Cafe Americaine) whilst browsing the web for more and more info on the handsome pair. Some would say this was a waste of time, I say 'Jump in my car and let's go down to hotshot city and do the limbo dance in Studio One with the most funky presenters this side of the River Orwell'.

In short, an aural sensation akin to hearing the voice of God himself.
The End
All the usual stuff. Guests, our tribute to The Hoff, Reg Dwight, the cheese counter, song requests, birthdays, fan mail and a whole lot more on the show that makes your rectangle go ping!

Tune in at 7am for three hours with the presenters that rock the socks off various conurbations in the Greenwich area.

We can be heard on the ICR website

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Filming a brand new episode of The Eternal Spirit Show with Felixstowe TV

With Mike Amos, General Manager of Felixstowe TV

Earlier today, Paul and I travelled to Felixstowe to record a brand new episode of The Eternal Spirit Show. Paul's first guest was Mike Amos, general manager of Felixtowe TV, who recounted some of his ghostly experiences.  I was behind the camera filming and directing the interview. The results will be available to view soon!

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Dear Terry and John. Fan mail to the blog

Tel & John

Can you say hi to everyone who works at Endeavour House?


Loved the Bucket song! Play it again Sam!


Cornflakes and Terry and John every Friday for the girls from Gainsborough

Carol xxxx

Please, please play something by the Jam.



I never realised Terry had a show on Wednesday. Listened to it last week. Fab as John would probably say!



Can you ask John not to keep going on about aliens busting out of Sigourney Weaver’s chest. It put me right off my eggs and toast!!!!!!


So how long have you two been presenting the Friday show? And what happened to John on Wednesday morning?


A request.

Anything by the Shadows.


Dear Mr West & Mr Mackley

Have you ever thought about giving a talk on what it's like presenting a breakfast show?

The kids from my old school at Chantry would love it.


Hello you two

Love the blog and your radio show. Keep it up. John can be a bit naughty at times but tell him not to stop. How is Paul Salmon?


Sunday, 10 April 2011

The Beatles are still the Toppermost of Poppermost!

The recently released LOVE app from The Beatles contributed to the legendary band's attracting over 700,000 new Facebook fans this week, making the Fab Four this week's "biggest risers" on the social networking site. So 41 years after splitting The Beatles are still the Toppermost of the Poppermost!

Here is 'Get Back' from 1969. It got to Number 1. No surprise there!

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Mud & Tiger Feet

Today would have been Les Gray's birthday. Sadly, he died in 2004 of a heart attack. So who was he? He was the lead singer with Mud. Remember them? So here is a tribute to one of the best glam bands of the 70's!

Tiger Feet was the first of Mud's three number one singles in the UK, spending four weeks at the top of the chart from 22 January 1974. It was the UK's best-selling single of 1974.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

The Friday Breakfast Show with Tel and John. Big in the USA it seems!

It's been a funny week. People think that I have left ICR for another station or been sacked. Some even think Terry has been sacked. I have been featured on blogs, including one devoted to sausages! I joined Felixstowe TV as a presenter and met Sheree again. And loads and loads of messages have been sent to the blog by our readers/listeners. Some of them are rather caustic about a certain thing to do with Wednesday morning! But enough of that for now.

Terry has got some fan mail. And so have I. We have more song requests, including one from Pala in Malaysia. And we are still being read across the globe from the USA to the Far East. We had no idea that we were so popular! It's nice to be loved.

But will it go to our heads? Not a bit! But here are our brand new ICR publicity photos......

So here are the details of our latest ICR extravaganza.

Our guests:

8.25. James Young, Events Manager and Waterfront Project Officer, Ipswich Borough Council, on the Ipswich Maritime Festival.

9.05. Joy Bounds, local suffrage historian, on the struggle to get women the vote.

And we have another celebration of the Hoff, our cheese counter, more Reg Dwight (Elton John before he became Elton John), birthdays and lots, lots more.

So tune in at 7am for three hours of John and Tel on the Friday Breakfast Show - ICR 105.7 FM. And we can be heard on the ICR website

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Go West!

A great track from one of my fav bands of the 80's!

"We Close Our Eyes" spent fourteen weeks on the UK Singles Chart, peaking at number 5 in April 1985.