Paul - who brings friendly nonsense (blur_kiwi) wrote,
Paul - who brings friendly nonsense
blur_kiwi

  • Mood:

BBC Somerset Sound

A very strange experience; I've just been interviewed by BBC Somerset Sound, the local radio station. I was quietly minding my own business, walking through Taunton, sandwiches in hand, just wanting to get back to the office so that I could sit down here and eat them. I was going through the alley way in Bath Place when the young woman walking towards me made every sign that she would like a quick word. At first I thought she might be about to ask directions or something but then she produced a microphone from her coat pocket and asked whether I could spare a couple of minutes. I thought she was about to interview me about my book, though she would have needed a truly amazing researcher to have been primed on that, but, no, she wanted to talk to me about beards. I have a small beard. 

She then asked me a series of questions: How long have I had the beard? How I would describe it. Have I ever considered shaving it off?  She did compliment me on the fact that she felt the one I have actually suits me, which was flattering, and then went on to ask who I would consider to be a good beardy role-model. She also asked whether my wife or partner (neither of whom actually exists) approved of the beard I have. 

And that was more or less it. You will notice, dear readership, that I have not included any of my answers here. You will need to comment for those.

I just can't help wondering how well beards actually work on radio.
Tags: bbc
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 22 comments