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Made in Shoreditch

I also contribute a weekly column to Made in Shoreditch magazine called 'Old East End/New East End', where I look at the relationship between the East End of old and new, looking at the changes and the stalwarts in landscape, residents and culture, focussing on one street or district each week. You can find it here.

Let the Track Run... and Shut Up

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Right, BBC Radio 1 pisses me off for many reasons. There's the shit music it plays, the annoying DJs (more of which in a minute) and constant news bulletins.

But the most annoying thing about Radio 1 is its breakfast show with Chris Moyles. The guy's a dick. He thinks he's hilarious, he's not. He talks way too much. Literally, you're lucky to hear two songs an hour on his show. Moyles truly believes that his popularity must mean his formula is brilliant. It's not.


Seriously, the British public will eat up anything served to them (metaphorically). You serve them JLS or N-Dubz, they'll eat it up. In the 90s when they were fed Blur, Pulp and Oasis, they ate it up - difference being what they were served was nearer to Lobster than the microwaveable Pizza they're served these days.

When the station has shows that get down to playing some actual music, it's shit music anyway. Scott Mills in the afternoon plays some of the worst crap I've ever heard.

Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music are way better, listen to them, not Radio 1.