SO WHAT ABOUT ME (Mike)?
Do you really want to know? Oh well, okay, here goes:
Why "Jollie's Close": Well, for some reason, we are known as 'The Jollies'. We saw this sign in Edinburgh and had to have a photo!
Age Now?: What a rude question!
Amateur Radio Callsign: MØMTJ (Mike Zero Mike Tango Juliet)
Favourite Colour: Deep sky blue.
Favourite Girl: Julie - Of Course.
Favourite Bands and artists: Steely Dan, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Shakira, Sade, Kate Bush, KT Tunstall, Katie Melua, ELO, Propaganda, Latin Quater, Blondie, Beth Orton, Buggles, Dean Friedman, Supertramp, Earth Wind and Fire, Olivia Newton John, Abba, Scissor Sisters, Marshall Hain, Nora Jones, Thomas Dolby, Sophie Ellis Bextor - and oh... and Steely Dan, to name a few.
Favourite Singer: Kirsty MacColl (1959 - 2000) - Haunting. A tragic loss.
Favourite Albums: Gaucho by Steely Dan, Sgt Pepper by The Beatles & any album by the wonderful Kirsty of course.
Top 3 Beatles Albums: 1: Sgt Pepper 2: Abbey Road 3: Revolver.
Top 3 Steely Dan Albums: 1: Gaucho 2: Two Against Nature 3: Everything Must Go
Top 3 Kirsty MacColl Albums: 1: Tropical Brainstorm (amazing) 2: Titanic days 3: Electric Landlady
Some Great Music Producers: The amazing Trevor Horn, Quincy Jones, Setve Levine, William Orbit, again, to name a few.
Favourite Composers: Tchaikovski (1840 - 1893), Gustav Holst, John Williams
Some Other Favourite Music: Count Basie, Oscar Peterson, Dave Brubeck, Glen Miller.
Favourite Films: Fargo, As Good As It Gets, 2001 A Space Odyssey, Titanic, North By North West, Independence Day, The Matrix, Casablanca, The Ipcress File, the Monty Python Films, The Star Trek Films, Contact, the original Star Wars Trilogy, The James Bond films, Laurel & Hardy., City Lights, The Gold Rush, Modern Times, The Great Dictator (Charlie Chaplin),
Favourite TV Programmes: Inspector Morse, Life On Mars, Star Trek, Frasier, The Sweeney, Spooks, Doctor Who, The Hitch-Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy (although the BBC Radio Four version was even better and the 2005 film was quite good), Hustle, Hotel Babylon, Kingdom, 24, early X Files.
Favourite Comedy TV Programmes: Fawlty Towers, The Office, Frasier, Extras, Only Fools & Horses, Black Adder, The Young Ones, Porridge, The Good Life, Phoenix Nights, Little Britain, Yes Minister / Yes Prime Minister.
Most Depressing TV Programme: East Enders.
Favourite Soap: Carbolic,..... oh okay, Dove then. (or Coronation Street - - or none )
Favourite Car: None really but the TVR Chaimaera was rather good looking and had a good name.
Favourite Animal: Cats big and small, but all animals are grrreat.
Favourite Pet: Cat.
Favourite Food: Anything Julie cooks, of course, but especially Vegetable Dhansak and chocolate ice-cream.
Favourite Drink: Real Ale (don't mention 'Old Fart')
Favourite Phrase: "Economical with the truth". As applied to politicians & their spin doctors.
Why Did I Build This Website?: The Web is a great resource and I use it so much, so eventually I decided it really was time that I should have representation on the web and build my very own website and was really inspired to do so by Mike Brown's excellent MB21 site.
Favourite Pastimes: You've probably guessed, but for the record; cats, photography, radio, computers and gardening when I am forced to. Oh and 'Lucid Dreaming' if I can - It's very infrequent, but fabulous fun - better than any computer game!
Favourite Joke: I can never remember jokes. Doh! [But what about this one: I suffer from agoraphobia AND claustrophobia: I spend most of my time standing in doorways!] More Funnies Here
Favourite Day: Holiday
What Makes Me Laugh: Tabetha our cat, David Brent, Frasier, Brian Potter and Basil Fawlty.
What Makes Me Cringe: Basil Fawlty and David Brent in a funny way, but also all the self obsessed, half witted, pointless Radio One DJs who are not in the least bit amusing.
Favourite Hobbies: Julie; Radio (listening to, building of & reading about); Vinyl Records; Surfing the net; This website; and also some photography when I get the time.
Favourite Web Sites: Among very many include - BBC, MB21, and also see the LINKS page for more.
Favourite Radio Presenters: Ed Doolan (BBC WM), Peter Allan (Five Live), Bernadette Kearney (BBC WM / H&W / BBC News), Steve Wright (BBC Radio Two), Richard Cartridge (Original 106, BBC Radio Solent and 2CR), - and from the mists of time: Les Ross & Phil Holden (BRMB), Nick Abbot (LBC, Virgin 1215, Talk Radio & Real Radio) and Mike Dickin (Talk Radio / Talk Sport).
Favourite Radio Stations: BBC Radio Shropshire, BBC Radio Four, Classic FM, BBC WM, BBC Five Live. Julie's Favourites: BBC Radio Shropshire, BBC Radio Two. Others include: , BBC Radio Three, Radio Jackie, SmoothJazz.com, JazzFM.com
What Upsets Me: Running out of beer! (Oh and The E.U., Gordon Brown & Tony Blair are pretty irritating too!)
Least Favourite Item Of Clothing: Anorak
I think that's enough for now. Thanks for reading this far.
Best wishes, from Mike and Jules
"I am not young enough to know everything"
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