Friday, 17 April 2015

OK, message well and truly received - You want us back!

Well, kind of anyway.  It's been pretty interesting logging back in and having a swatch at iTunes and so on, as it reveals that despite not having recorded a new episode for a number of years now, we're still at least the most popular podcast in Glasgow.

What that says about Glasgow podcasts I'll leave to you!

Anywho, at the moment we're delighted that you're still out there downloading and listening to our total drivel, and the two of us may well get together with a mic to hand rather than a pairs of pints at some point. Alan definitely has plenty of news items he'd like to comment on publicly, and without the podcast there as a means to this end he's been pretty frustrated these last years!

In the meantime, don't tell him but I've started a new podcast called Glasgow Conversations, so feel free to subscribe and listen!

Glasgow Conversations is a series of interviews with the people driving the culture of Glasgow forward today.
Meet the inspiring people behind the city's festivals, arts and performance venues, cultural experiences, social movements, sports, and more. Listening to these people will give you an insight into their motivations, dreams and challenges as they paint every day a picture of Glasgow that belies her historical reputation.
The interviews focus also on what's coming up in the Glasgow calendar for music, arts, performances, festivals, all described with absolute passion by the folks behind it all.

Friday, 10 October 2014

Is anybody in there?...

So here's the thing:

You'll see that we finished up our little tragic podcast in 2010. It's now closing in on the end of 2014. That's four years later.

"What's the relevance of that", you ask?

Well I'll tell you, seeing as how you asked. It's just that, even though we've not gone near a microphone for about four long years, you wacky folk are still downloading the last one we did. Even more weirdly you're also still downloading the other pointless episodes we spewed out into the ether.

I mean, what's wrong with you all?

The reason I'm writing this, therefore, is to test the water and gauge whether it'd be worth resurrecting For the Love of G...lasgow. Anyone up for it? I know Alan isn't!

So let me know here and via the site, or on my Twitter or Facebook, and if more than one person replies we'll have a think.

In the meantime, if you're missing my dulcit tones you'll be delighted to know that I'm in the middle of recording an audiobook edition of Wee Glesca, my pocket guide to Glasgow that, again pretty weirdly, raced to become the number one best-selling Glasgow travel guide on Amazon. Who'd have thunk it, eh?

Click here for the download edition

Click here to find it on Amazon

So arrabest and (maybe) see y'all again sometime soon!

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

The Twenty Sixth: "Ressurection"

The Twenty Sixth: "Resurrection".

After a short break of one year, we're back. This time around there's no songs, no jingles, no social networking, all of it put to one side to make way for even more of our "unique" brand of "comedy" banter. After a year of heavy research we've enough material at the very least to celebrate St. Andrew and his pretty ironic cross, and on the subject of crosses, call for the crucifixion of some Scottish referees. Back with a vengeance are the usual reviews and dead celebrity poetry, including the new Stoppable movie and a bit about Bruce Forsyth's saga.

To be frank, the usual pointless drivel as we rehash old material and try to remember how to speak after a year of thankful silence. Enjoy, and send us some new messages of hope to

Monday, 29 November 2010

Surely not...

Err, is it too much to expect this time?

Looking at that last post, you'll have noted that quite some time ago now, we'd had a vague thought that we'd be hitting the ol' podcast trail once again, but that ultimately, we never managed to do it.

(he says tentatively) We may be recording the first of the new series tomorrow night.

Stay on your guard...

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

The Comeback

What you're about to read could very well be described as the most earth shattering announcement since Ghandi was shot:

On Tuesday, 16th February in the Year of Our Lord 2010, Alan and I will be dusting off the microphone, shuffling ourselves in front of my porn-laden laptop, fixing each other's flaxen hair, and firing ourselves up for the fire crackling Second Series of our little For the Love of G...lasgow podcast.

Expect the expected, in other words the usual tragic nonsense, because after a fair few months' break we're full once again of vim and of glorious vigour, and cannot wait to fill you in on what we've been up to since you last heard our most angelic of voices in your ears.  OK, so I could very well sum up what we've been doing as:

erm, we've been playing the PS3 and our new HTC Hero phones, and stuff...

...but I'm sure as always we'll drag that kind of gold out for at least 30 minutes per show, so tune in, turn up the noise and spank yourself in time with the beat of our comedy genius.

The Twenty Sixth will be with you soon...

Monday, 4 January 2010

Happy New Year

Yup, happy 2010 folks. That's it for now. See you soon.

Monday, 21 December 2009


Well that's it for another year.

We're signing off for 2009 and the end of the first decade of the 21st Century.  You'll be glad to know that we'll be back again next year for a second series of purile nonsense, lots of empty chat about nothing, basically more of the same rubbish you've come to hate us for.

I'm waiting to get delivered a wee fandangly bit of hardware that'll allow us to video our pointless diatribe and post it onto iTunes and all the other places we shouldn't be allowed, so at some point in early 2010 you'll be able to watch us rip shreds in the fabric of comedy rather than simply listen to us.

Sounds great eh?

Yeah, I didn't think so.

In the meantime, make sure you keep up the momentum of our richly-successful Booze for Scotland campaign by getting completely sozzled oot yer coupon over the festive period (only responsibly, of course), and we'll see you again soon.

Oh, and if you do choose to go booze crazy in the coming weeks, here's a wee link to help you yack it all back up again!