Friday 27 February 2009

A website a day

Usually I list website reviews on average about 4 days a week but starting 1st March I am going to try and do one every day (7 days a week) due to being inundated with good reviews. Its worth checking back each day.

I will also try and keep you upto date with local live music events and other things happening in my life at the moment.

Sing Your Heart Out

Ali Rigg from local duo Toungue Tide does a regular singing session at Forum 28 in Barrow every Tuesday from 3rd March.

The popular weekly sing your heart out is for anyone aged eight to 108 and takes place from 7pm til 9pm. The cost is £4 with concessions at £2.50

Ali and Jodi from Tongue Tide have appeared as guests of mine on various acoustic slots on the radio and you can find out more about them at

Thursday 26 February 2009

Come Fly With Me

If you’re a bit of a nervous flyer, visit This handy site is the ultimate source for airplane seating, in-flight amenities and airline information. This will you give you a chance to familiarise yourself and ease any of your pre-flight angst.

Wednesday 25 February 2009

Warmth Of The Sun is the perfect site for people who feel like they’re carrying the weight of the world on their shoulders. You can watch videos of the sunrise on Miami Beach, while soothing sounds and feel good quotes will leave you feeling

Tuesday 24 February 2009

Surf The Web

It can be difficult to help your children with their homework without giving them the answers. If you want to teach your kids how to surf the internet safely, use This is a great search engine designed to help children discover the internet.

Monday 23 February 2009

Social Networking

Theres loads of social networking sites around such as twitter and facebook, bebo and myspace etc etc.

I havnt tried them all but some that I have tried I find very intruding and personally I canmt be arsed with "Twitter"

However you can find me on facebook just look for my email address and also at

Fabulous, Darling

If you’re planning on booking your summer break, and only somewhere fabulous will do, visit This travel site trawls glossy magazines like Vogue, Tatler, and Vanity Fair for their best travel tips and features and archives them online by source and location.

Saturday 21 February 2009

A short month

Its a month away from the start of spring. For me, time seems to have flown by since Christmas and if also like me you have direct debits and other bills to pay by the 1st of the month then don`t forget that February is only a 28 day month so it will soon come round.

Friday 20 February 2009

Website reviews

I`m now struck deals with a few radio stations around the world who will use the websites reviewed on this blog as part of their station output so keep your website ideas coming and if they are any good then they may be reviewed on here then used on radio and then visitors to the sites will increase. Email me your websites and a short piece about them to the usual address or altenately leave details on 01229 808222

John Little Entertains You

You may well have seen John Little performing locally either as a magician, a singer and guitarist or heard him on the Evening Show on the now defunct Abbey FM.

John is a man of many talents and can put his mind to anything and if you are looking for a vocalist, guitarist, childrens entertainer, voiceover artist just real good entertainment then you cant go wrong with chatting to John little.

Find out more at his website You wont be disapointed.

Thursday 19 February 2009

Music Magic

If you want to discover new music but don’t know where to start, visit This lazy guide to building a music collection gets you to enter your three favorite artists, and then the site will generate a playlist of music it thinks you’ll love. You can also read reviews, watch music videos and download albums.

Wednesday 18 February 2009

Pocket Rocket

If you’ve got an important website to remember, but no pen and paper, visit This site stories all your important web addresses so you can view them anytime and from anywhere. You can also set reminders if there’s an important email to send, or file to download.

Tuesday 17 February 2009

Hoaxes And Headlines

If you don’t trust what you read in the paper, you’ll love The purpose of this web magazine is to provide you with unbiased and insightful reports on current events and issues. You can also share your own views and opinions through an online discussion group

Monday 16 February 2009

Supernatural Powers

Some people claim to have supernatural powers, but if you think its all magic and tricks, visit This site gives tricksters and performers a chance to display their talents, and explain the method behind their madness.

Friday 13 February 2009

A Poem and a Pint

Tongue Tide (Aka Jodi and Ali) have appeared on the show a few times and if you are wondering what they are upto then read on.

Poem And A Pint on Valentines Day
We are performing the musical spot alongside special guest poet Kathleen Jamie on Saturday 14th February at Forum Twenty Eight in Barrow. The evening starts at 7.30pm and costs £6/£4conc We have just the song...!!!

Another evening of 4play
4Play is a full eclectic evening of top quality music from 'up north' (apart from Jodi of course who's a cockney to most of you, even though she's not at all from London; but Ali more than qualifies for us both anyway so go with it 'alright'!)
4Play is an opportunity to see acts that we recommend on the contemporary Northern music scene
4Play is never the same twice & good for the soul.
4Play is about the chemistry & brought to you by Twisted Promotions

Our second 4play event is set for the 21st February '09 with a great line up from start to finish and all for the great price of just £5.
Our out of town headline act is Kaya hailing from Liverpool, a very lyrical, quirky, Norwegian lady who has had some fantastic reviews one of which is... 'Kaya is the perfect balance of warm, charming & lighthearted and serious, powerful & mesmerizing'

That's all for now except.... the date for our 2nd Twisted Cabaret is 25th July... put it in your diaries now; places will be limited

Friday the Thirteenth

Superstitious or not.... Not me. Don't believe in it all. After all since when did someone walk under a ladder and a black cat lands on them..

Anyway if your superstitious about Friday 13th then normally it would only happen twice a year a few months apart but February and March days and dates are the same when February only has 28 days in it so not to put a damper on it but if you are superstatiotios about Friday 13th then its gonna happen again in exactly 28 days....

Thursday 12 February 2009

Hidden Talents

If you’ve got a talent that you’re desperate to share with the world, visit This site is aimed at being a talent broadcasting network, and users are encouraged to upload film, TV, comedy and music, giving anyone the opportunity to become a star. Everything that’s submitted will be screened, so if you are broadcast on the site you know that you’ve got talent.

Wednesday 11 February 2009

Soul Train

If you’ve got a passion for classic soul and funk, visit With information on legends like Marvin Gaye, Prince and Aretha Franklin you can spend hours searching through their album releases, interviews and reviews. There’s even an online station that is sure to please old school fans

Tuesday 10 February 2009

Puppy Love

If you’re a dog lover, is the website for you. With hundreds of photographs, this website does exactly what it says on the tin. You can also upload pictures of your favourite pooch for the world to enjoy.

Monday 9 February 2009

20 Days And Counting...

If you’ve ever felt like there’s not enough hours in the day, now’s the time to take a step back and think things through. works out how many days the average Brit has off work each year, including holidays and weekends, and comes up with inventive ways to spend your time. So how will you spend your 132 days this year?

Wednesday 4 February 2009

Off Road Parking is an interesting and helpful site dedicated to helping you find affordable and fine-free parking.

The service works by letting homeowners rent out their empty driveways, garages and car parks to drivers needing somewhere to park.

You can arrange to use the space on a one-off or regular basis depending on whose parking spot your renting.

Full Of Flavour

If you consider yourself to be a bit of a Nigella or Jamie in the kitchen, visit This simple but effective website does exactly what it says on the tin, and tells you what foods are in season this month.

In February try eating bananas, oranges, parsnips and rhubarb.

One for the girls

With a plethora of great gadgets and tech available, girls these days are into much more than just dolls and dressing up. is a young girls' paradise, as it is all pink and sparkly, with horoscopes, games, stories and even a spattering of celebrity gossip.

This really is a very stereotypically girly girl site, with its cooking and skill games, so not one for the tomboys.

But if your little one loves princesses and fashion and cooking and makeup she will have a ball.
The only downside is the abundance of adverts, but I guess the site's creators are entitled to earn money for its upkeep.

Somehow you do not even need to register to play, plus they do not actually interfere with the gameplay at all.


Even though the web reviews are finished on the radio for now I have been asked by numerous people to keep this blog going so theres more websites for you to try out.

The more technology develops, the more it opens the doors of creativity to a wider audience. This website will turn even the most technically inept of you into an animated movie master.

You just need a little time and patience and a decent script. Take a look at

Take a wander around the site and check out the movies posted by people who are already using this software. There are some really cool little films. But do bear in mind they are posted by the public, so you may occasionally come across something which is not to your taste. Once you are hooked on the idea you need to register and download the software.

The first time you launch the application, it will check your hardware to see which settings you can run, and then download the standard core library of sets, models and props.

There is a reasonably extensive free library for you to play around with, and of course the obligatory extra packs you can pay for.

Some more experienced animators can even add their own elements. The software is quite complicated, but if you follow the step-by-step guide when making a template-based movie it should not take you too long to get the hang of it.

This is a great piece of free software worth persevering with, so start small and work your way up.