Thursday, November 1, 2007

All Manner of Excitement


Right, let's cover all the exciting stuff first. Then, once that's done, we'll get onto the apologising about the fact I haven't updated the website in what seems like forever...

Play And Record (BBC7): This is a brand new sketch show with all kinds of things in it - including a couple of cut-ups and sketches by myself. There are 4 episodes, going out Wednesdays at 11pm on BBC7, starting on 31st October.

Listen Against (BBC Radio 4): I'm currently in the process of writing and cutting-things-up for Jon Holmes' brand new show, which is going to be brill. I think it's going to be 4 episodes, the first one of which will be going out at 6.30pm on Wednesday 14th November on Radio 4. There'll be far more information on this project on Jon's website, as he knows what's going on and updates his site regularly, therefore having two distinct advantages over this particular page.

Gareth Gwynn's Alternative Anthems (107.9 Afan FM): I'm still presenting this show on Tuesday Nights on Afan FM, which is going rather well, thanks for asking. In fact, clips from this show (as well as odds and ends from some of my previous radio-based adventures), led to me making the list of this years "4Talent" award winners. There are more details on the Channel Four website as well as in the forthcoming "TEN4" magazine.

And finally, sorry the website is looking increasingly sad. Myself and scary-eyed-internet-ninja, Tom Natt, keep coming up with more and more exciting things we can do with it, each more complex and involved than the last, but then ultimately get distracted by pizza and cake and stuff so never get round to actually doing any of it. But we will. And it'll be great. Promise.

Thanks for visiting. Now off you go to see the rest of the internet...

Friday, April 20, 2007


"BBC BackChat" will be going out on 2nd May at 10.30pm on BBC7 as part of the station's "Witty and Twisted" series of pilot shows by new writers. It will also be on the station's "Listen Again" page for a week afterwards. Please listen to this as it is, literally, my 15 minutes of fame.

I am currently presenting Afan's Alternative Anthems on community radio station 107.9 Afan FM from 9pm, every Tuesday evening. If you live in the Neath/Port Talbot area, please support Afan FM as it is a great idea.

Sunday, March 4, 2007

Hello and thanks for visiting

Hello. Thanks for visiting

Does it look too corporate?

We ought to explain. We've put this page online long before it deserves to be. My hand was forced into getting after idly browsing the internet one evening and finding that had been taken. This really shouldn't have been a surprise. I fight for google supremacy with a footballer and a film-maker, and they are equally entitled to a domain name. Fair play to them for getting there first!

Anyway, in retaliation, I got hold of It was then my thoughts turned to what I should put there. Should I just re-direct to a myspace site? Not when one of Bath University's premier web-designers Tom Natt volunteered his web-designing servies for free!

So I "designed" the site on the back of a flyer after a gig in Cardiff, which Tom faithfully reproduced using state-of-the-art internet technology. The strange thing is, what looked fun and charming on the smudged back of a flyer in a dimly-lit stand-up venue looks weird and corporate when rendered in xmms, css and html (I think I've got those right) (he hasn't - Tom).

So rather than bat half-formed ideas back and forth ("Should we make it blue?" etc.), we decided to hell with it, we'll stick it up as it is and wait for the feedback to pour in. Let us know what you think. Although don't suggest colouring it blue. We've tried that.

Also, try checking out some of the links. Primarily to see if they work, and then to see if we've uploaded any cool stuff. Don't be too harsh on us if there isn't anything there, mind. We're still getting going on this.