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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 11:08 am
by Paul Sherratt
>>weaving in background reportage from far-flung places like the old days.


Con,

Well a few months before Andy's problems became very public, he had become quite keen on the talents of a Cornish trio who had been performing on the IOM. Perhaps SW England might be a good place to start ?

Re: Andy Kershaw

PostPosted: Sat Jun 26, 2010 2:15 am
by Hugh Weldon

Re: Andy Kershaw

PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 2:14 pm
by kevin

Re: Andy Kershaw

PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 5:55 pm
by jackdaw version
Sounds good. I wish him luck — I think he got a bit of a raw deal with all his personal upset. Not that he handled things in the ideal way.

Re: Andy Kershaw

PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 12:32 pm
by john poole

Re: Andy Kershaw

PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 2:31 pm
by john poole
Andy's report on a visit to the Kinshasa stadium from 1974's "Rumble in the Jungle", on last weekend's 'From Our Own Correspondent' (Chapter 6)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00tjvxh

Re: Andy Kershaw

PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 2:34 pm
by Hugh Weldon
You may have noticed Andy's autobiography No Off Switch has just come out, a fair bit of promotion going on, including this on Radio 5 on Thursday:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0128kl6

Re: Andy Kershaw

PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:06 pm
by NormanD
You may also have read this review by Rachel Cooke this weekend.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/ju ... haw-review

Re: Andy Kershaw

PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 4:35 pm
by Jamie Renton
Andy's reading from his book at this year's Musicport Festival (you might come across a few other familiar names on the bill too)

http://www.musicportfestival.com/festiv ... /2011.html

Re: Andy Kershaw

PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:05 pm
by Hugh Weldon
The Cooke review is pretty severe to say the least. I loved Andy as a DJ - as a person and personality I find/found him a little overbearing - so it might not be so wide of the mark.

Somebody alerted me to this long thread on The Word forum responding to the review. If you have a spare 20 minutes and are interested enough it's worth a glance through, including a lengthy digression on the meaning of 'arpeggio'.

Oh for the days when this forum was as lively. I'm hanging on in there though.

http://www.wordmagazine.co.uk/content/d ... ve-kicking

Re: Andy Kershaw

PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:03 am
by NormanD
Hugh Weldon wrote:The Cooke review is pretty severe to say the least.
Maybe there's some other past 'history' (as is said) there....

It's a review that's put me off wanting to read the book, in fact. Most other comments - including those from insiders who had early peaks - have been uncritical and graciously favourable. Like you say, Hugh, he's a good DJ, but the other aspects I can't be bothered with. I'm glad to see the level of support (and easing-in air time) he is finally getting. I suppose that's standard media behaviour - in the same way that some are now finally distancing themselves from Murdokkk, others begin to warm to Andy Kershaw.

Re: Andy Kershaw

PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:23 am
by john poole
Good broadcaster, but I don't think I'll go out of my way to read his autobiography. There was one of his many radio appearances during the past week which does not appear to have been devoted to plugging his book -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0 ... g_Festival
Available until 4.00 next Saturday.

Re: Andy Kershaw

PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:54 pm
by Chris P
Hugh Weldon wrote:Oh for the days when this forum was as lively. I'm hanging on in there though.


It's gone distoibingly quiet (you can say that in a NY italian accent if you like). I worry it'll become Marie Celeste-ian, with just a ghostly crew of Russian spam to tether the sails. Or maybe it's a summer season effect. If we're all talked out, and no new forumistas signing up, then long-term it'll dehydrate or maybe deoxygenate

Re: Andy Kershaw

PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:45 pm
by Andrewq
Listen Up

It’s unfortunate and surprising that World on 3 and World Routes do not promote themselves better, even on this forum: maybe they think there’s no need to preach to the converted.
I do manage to record and/or listen to most of the programmes, so it was that I caught Andy’s show on World Routes last Saturday and it’s another musical adventure.
With the BBC cuts hopefully at an end and a belated realisation that the World Service has a greater value than the accountants can justify, our remaining W.M. shows are worth supporting and encouraging

Re: Andy Kershaw

PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:26 pm
by David Flower
I very much welcome Andy's return and eagerly listened to Saturday's programme as it was about the Sayan Ring festival which I visited 2 years ago. And of course I stayed in that same Hotel Turist he mercilessly mocked. Though rather frayed it wasn't nearly as bad as he made out, and we didn't have any mosquitoes at all. Even outside.
He also said no-one ever goes there outside of the festival which isn't true as Shushenskoe is the site of the old wooden gulag where Lenin was imprisoned by the Tsar for a few years around 1898. HIs rather attractive wooden cabin has been preserved as he left it, with desk, books and hunting rifle on a wall hook. He was clearly allowed out to shoot, with the challenge of a 1000 empty miles in each direction should he chose to make a dash for it
Andy got his customary comical mileage (which I do enjoy) out of the New Age tat on sale in the festival stall area, but didn't mention how a lot of it was local produce probably native, you realised, to the whole of the Arctic Circle where I imagine a lot of the same lifestyle is quite similar. AnImistic totems, gemstones, Siberian tiger's teeth, Great Bear's claws, eagle's feathers and such like to empower or ward off the evil eye, herbs and medicines, a couple of teepees and so on. In fact the whole assembly closely mirrored the New Age stuff which was there just like at any festival. I found that an interesting match-up. As if the old Arctic circlers were the original New Agers

So not very well researched , but entertaining as ever