Tonight, pop pickers, I’ll be standing in for Ian Johnson on ‘Ian and Rosie at Home’ on Future FM, a Norwich community radio station. I don’t know what Ian’s doing but he can’t be there. The usual format of the show is a mildly muso with occasional bickering and topical insights Richard and Judy of the airwaves. The possible difficulty will be that it’s Ian who’s the muso and Rosie who’s the foil. I’m no muso, au contraire (*warms up*) and I totally recoil at expressions like ‘slide guitar’ and ‘pedal steel’ which are one short remove from blokes with beards at an Arts Centre and the boringest night of your life. Rosie is my oldest and greatest friend from Art School, she’s exceptionally talented and made an armchair in the style of a huge strawberry for part of her degree show piece and also once wrote a tremendous poem about Pepsi Cola. However, I have never had to be her stand-in husband before so this could be a test.
Dear Listener, as they always say in radio land, you can catch to it here between 8 and 10pm.
Alan Partridge. I might as well say it first.