Nightmarishly stressful week: building work with attendant fall-out continues; a certain amount of strife @ BBC; dreary stuff to deal with accountants. Inadequate to what's required of me. So now have prize stye: always an indicator...considered sending photo. Too gross.
I'm saddened that Rob Cowan, one of my two favourite radio presenters, has just finished his last job as a presenter on @BBCRadio3. I'm really going to miss his pleasant voice, his interesting talk and his wonderful knowledge of historic music recordings.
Yes, it will be a tremendous loss, although a recent revamp of Essential Classics on R3 seemed to give him less freedom to do what he's so good at. A Twitter search found something about him returning to Classic FM.
Had a moment of pathetic self-pitywhen I realised that an entire day's work had simply disappeared, irrecoverably, through my own computer ineptitude, then thought of colleagues, just at this time, going through sheer hell. Sense of proportion. Just write the dross again...
V kind of you to say so. You have no idea how much that means. But I think there will more likely be cheering in the streets that the old fart has finally dragged off his rotting corpse and younger voices can prevail!
Thank you, Donald
I’m sure no one thinks that outside of whatever tier of management threatens all that is great about R3. I want expertise, food for thought, not soundbites spoken while trying to smile at the same time. Or mixtapes!
I get so much fantastically generous adulation from listeners who, naturally, don't appreciate extent of team effort. Today we lost the wonderful, irreplaceable Michelle. She has saved me from so many disasters and smoothed my passage through tempests. My heart is broken.
I've missed something here - which colleagues going through hell? And by the way, I think you're allowed a moment of self-pity when you lose a whole day's work - I'd have threatened the computer with terrible punishments. And finally - don't EVER stop broadcasting!!
Thank you so much for the amazingly kind & generous responses to previous tweets. So much appreciated in the loneliness of the long-distance writer. Hugely heartened. You would seem to be stuck with me on #COTW for some time to come