Many years ago I had the pleasure of working with the great 'Arry 'Arrison. He came and did a spot at a fundraiser I was organising to raise money for the Allum (Sandwell) Breast Unit. I watched him for half an hour and he was just majestic throwing away lines and holding the folk in the palm of his hands. It would be great if you have a memory of 'Arry or any other of the great artists from the Black Country Night Out era Tommy, Dolly John Raven and all the others. Just share your story here and I'm sure folks would love to read them
I recently read a survey in the 'i' daily that looked at the happiest cities to live in. Wolverhampton came third and although an Oldbury bloke I felt immensely proud that the Black Country was on the map for the right reasons. I don't get into boundary debates as my thoughts are if you feel Black Country then you are regardless of where you live. I pull folks leg a bit sometimes but never push the “That bay in the BC” bit.
Anyway, the article got me thinking about the localism that is still strong in the region and what folks think about their own town. What great things that pull you to saying with pride. I come from Tipton, I come from Old 'Ill… I come from Oldbury. Oldbury 'as Bury Bonk and the views (captured by the wonderful Rob Perry) are just breathtaking. Standing on the Bromford Bridge looking along the cut always holds me.
What do you have in your town that you love? Come on, let's have some great chats about this region of ours!
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I hope to use this to discuss or open up dialogue about many worldly issues that could possibly have an strong impact on our lives.
So let’s open up with one that I have visions both in a physical and mental state could change our planet.
I recently on the Omma Chain show that I host for Black Country Radio opened it up to guests to express their views on the research project (probably costing thousands) that has determined the degree to which we smell through our tongues. I can see images of folk on restaurants, fast food outlets standing to order with their tongues hanging out. Maybe we will have crowds at footy games smelling the pies just before the half time whistle.
I'm interested in your comments and if you have had any experience of actually knowing you are smelling through your tongue and how biologically this happens. Hope you enjoy the blog and maybe add your own world changing projects (or not) that you have come across. You'll find the blog is really about having fun so enjoy!