November 20, 2011
Again, a period of neglect. I have intermittently been forgetting that I even have a blog. In my neck of the media woods, I am drowning in opinion and I can’t see that adding mine will help anyone. But, you know, it might ‘lead to something.’ That reminds me of something that I retweeted the […]
July 25, 2011
I was very sad but not surprised to hear about the death of Amy Winehouse at 27. Whatever the circumstances this week, it’s fair to say she probably spent too much of her life surrounded by god-awful yes-people and hangers on bearing as many courtesy wraps and pills as they could carry. If I was […]
March 16, 2011
I’ve been in a sort of survival mode during 2011 so far, which is why I haven’t blogged. Media kerfuffles have dropped way down my life list. I’ve been missing them though. And I’ve had quite a few headdesk moments following the ‘feminists vs porn’ debate. Here’s an interview with me by Bridget Freer in […]
September 12, 2010
All the talk of 9/11 takes me self-centredly back to my life in 2001, and how unhelpfully mad it was, how much worse it got, and the fact that a year and a day later, on September 12th 2002, I went out for the evening sober and stayed sober, and have remained that way until […]
June 12, 2009
As soon as I decide to have a news blackout, because I’m sick of it all, a very sad booze story pops up in the media, and they called me in this morning, to talk about alcohol and the workplace. Here’s the audio.
May 1, 2009
Here’s the audio of Calling Time On The Binge Drinkers, in which I appear near the beginning, and then later. Here’s the Radio Four page.
March 20, 2009
Listen/download here: Talking live on the radio, on Vanessa Feltz (5.3 meg mp3) This was on the back of health secretary Alan Johnson’s remarks about teetotallers being pariahs.
March 18, 2009
Here I am in the Guardian CiF today, suggesting people give up drinking. No, I won’t be reading the comments, although there are 58 of them already! Stop press – I got 121 comments in all. Not bad really.
January 27, 2009
A slap in the face for the big booze barons. It’s a positive review, but also contains the words: ‘Anyone with a drink problem who wants to find out how to kick it will not find what they need in its pages.’ This isn’t the first time I’ve heard this. Note the title of the […]
January 20, 2009
A week ago I was struck by one of those cold/flu mutants that is neither, but still lays you out for a few days. Despite that, I managed to drag myself out to the Coach & Horses in Soho on Wednesday afternoon to be interviewed by PY Gerbeau about the Great British Drinking Problem. For […]