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03 July 2007 @ 06:54 am
Dominik Diamond is an arse.  

Dominik has presented a bunch of things on TV and radio in the UK and he likes to think of himself as a 'cheeky chap' in a way that kinda works for breakfast radio - it did for the XFM Scotland radio station. I liked his breakfast show, and then in June we learned that he was leaving the station at the end of the month. Like many people I got in touch with the show on his last day to say good luck and thanks for the show. I got a reply. (It's semi-automated from the look of it)

Dear Shona

Thanks for your kind email to me. Sorry it’s taken a while to reply. The last couple of weeks at Xfm were horrific. All kinds of legal letters and insults flying back and forward between Xfm and my agent, I was even locked out of my emails 15 minutes after I came off air last Friday. They treated me appallingly.

As far as my path goes…. since word has spread that I’m available a number of offers have come in. From tomorrow I’m doing a few weeks of guest presenting on Talk 107 FM, a ballsy speech radio station based in Edinburgh and transmitting from the east coast right across to halfway between Edinburgh and Glasgow.

It’s on 107 FM (obviously) or listen online at www.talk107.co.uk

I’m doing two weeks on Drive so you can catch me from 3pm til 7pm. Then week beginning 16th July I move onto breakfast for a week, my old timeslot 6 til 10am. You’ll get the same Dominik Diamond funny banter (I am joined by a very cheeky co-host Heather Dee, who used to present weekend breakfast on Beat 106 so I know her well). Except this time I will be encouraged to be even more naughty.

Please give it a listen if you get the chance – call up and have a chat! The number is 08454 107 107 or text TALK and your message to 8181

I’m staying in Scotland for a while – have had a couple of major radio offers – but legally I can’t talk about them (One of them will be very similar to what I was doing at Xfm). As soon as I do anything else I’ll let you know.

Thanks again for your support, I have been treated like shit by Xfm and the only thing that kept me going the last couple of weeks was support from people like yourself.



So yeah... up until getting that email I was kinda feeling bad for him and interested to see where he'd be going. Now though... well, he can bite me. I'll be sticking with Julyan on XFM now. :)

Now I have to head into work and hope like hell I can take two days off on the 23rd and 24th because Dude!! Steve!! Acoustic in London!!

...and I'm just hearing on the news that a car's undergone a controlled explosion outside a Mosque in Glasgow? What?!

Got into work and checked the news. Apparently the car outside the Mosque wasn't subject to any specific intelligence that it was a threat but they cordoned it off and exploded it anyway. And there's also been controlled explosions at the hospital in Paisley where the guy who rammed the jeep into the Airport is being treated.

(And I've got the 23rd and 24th off on leave, now I just need to find a cheap way of getting to London that I can pay for with cash since I don't have any other way of paying now...)

eta y'know what's a really bad idea? getting a hangover on a Tuesday morning and coming in to find two Sparks fixing the light opposite you that's not worked for years, and for them to fix it and it to be so bloody bright that it feels like your brain's being fried. My eyes! Owww.

eta or maybe not so much with the hangover... Hello low blood sugar, haven't seen you around here for a while...

Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: BBC News
acrazywench: mara_shoacrazywench on July 3rd, 2007 09:50 am (UTC)
'Steve' 'Acoustic' 'London' - You can't just slip things like that into your posts as an afterthought, some of us neeeeeeeed details!!!

Take care in Glasgow lady. There are a lot of security alerts going on at the moment, there was a controlled explosion at the tube at Hammersmith this morning and two other stations were closed because of a separate security alert. All a bit grim, but hats off to those emergency services - first there's flooding all over the place and now they have to deal with this.

And *grr* at your sister for not empathising with your car plight! One day I'm going to tell her off.

the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: music//kane cheers - mewhiskyinmind on July 3rd, 2007 09:53 am (UTC)
here you go! - can you come?! It would be fantabulous if you can!


you take of yourself too, you're spending a lot of time in London these days I hear.
acrazywench: mara_shoacrazywench on July 3rd, 2007 10:21 am (UTC)
Oh 'tis very tempting!

I'll take care in that London town, I'm passing through over the weekend on way to Brighton and there again next week for work but after that there are no more trips for a while (unless the lure of Steve drags me down there of course!)

the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: music//steve carlson - mewhiskyinmind on July 3rd, 2007 10:22 am (UTC)

You know you want to come... and it's been way too long since I've seen you! (And yes, I know there's Infinity but still!)
acrazywench: mara_shoacrazywench on July 3rd, 2007 10:47 am (UTC)
Not just Infinity, next year there's Complete. Since that's the final one I think we have to do it.
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: serenity - bastardsnowwhiskyinmind on July 3rd, 2007 11:08 am (UTC)
I've been meaning to look into that - when is Complete? I have a feeling it might clash with Asylum 2...
acrazywench: mara_shoacrazywench on July 3rd, 2007 01:29 pm (UTC)
According to the web it's 11th - 13th April, having just searched for Asylum 2 it doesn't look like it will clash so you can't escape that easily!

the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstonewhiskyinmind on July 3rd, 2007 01:32 pm (UTC)
Cool - I couldn't find it on the Starfury site or the forums. I am clearly lacking in Google-fu right now.
velvetwhipvelvetwhip on July 3rd, 2007 04:17 pm (UTC)
Sorry you're not feeling tip top.

Cat: Steeeeve1aditu_az on July 3rd, 2007 06:22 pm (UTC)
YAY!!!!!! time off!!!!! Sho def coming!!!!!!!
if you can't find cash-payable travel, lemme know and i'll help!!!!!
*very exhausted but nevertheless sincere SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE*
*hugs* just focus on the upcoming Steve.... things are just bad right now so that there's no bad left on Steveday, and so it can be perfect!!!
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: music//steve carlson/iry video - mewhiskyinmind on July 4th, 2007 07:14 am (UTC)

I'll be emailing you this morning - if that's okay? I can geta MegaBus for twenty quid return and of course I can get the cash to you on the 23rd...


Laura: playyourheartout-dark_n_morbiddimlondeiel on July 3rd, 2007 07:57 pm (UTC)
I'm not particularly happy with the way things have been going at XFM in the last couple of months. The last time I listened they had replaced Julyan and Fraser with some awful automated music player. I haven't listen for a good few weeks now because of it.
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstonewhiskyinmind on July 4th, 2007 07:16 am (UTC)
That nonsense that they've been running during the day has been really annoying - if I wanted to listen to what is essentially a jukebox, I'd put my MP3 player on. At least that way I wouldn't get any ads in there...

Julyan's doing okay on breakfast, and Fraser was actually doing the breakfast shift last week as a kinda interim measure. Plus apparently Gary Lightbody's doing a show at 9pm...
Lauradimlondeiel on July 4th, 2007 07:23 pm (UTC)
That was pretty much my reaction as well. I had a wee look over at the XFM forum and the whole Xu thing hasn't gone down well at all by the looks of it.
I'll need to remember to actually listen to Julyan in the morning, I'm up at 6.30 to get into work anyway so it's probably a lot less depressing than News24 *g*.
angelnetgirlangelnetgirl on July 3rd, 2007 08:17 pm (UTC)
I am so tempted by Steve, I already have that whole week off and I should still be in Glasgow on the 23rd :)
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: music//steve carlson - mewhiskyinmind on July 4th, 2007 07:17 am (UTC)
You know you want to...

It's Steeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeveeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!