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Maroon 5, here’s your “call and response.” Owl City – sleep on this. VV Brown knows what she’s in for on her upcoming trek with both acts.

“I’ve heard that (the guys in Maroon 5) are pranksters,” noted Brown, who kicks off her slate of dates with the band on August 5. “Well, I’m a prankster,” she warned, half in jest.

While the fellas of M5 are chill, laid back, and relatively social – I warned VV when she stopped by “The Ralphie Radio Show” on Wednesday that Owl City’s Adam Young is the exact 180 – shy and introverted from all reports I’ve heard.

“Oh no, I can charm a lion,” she responded, dismissing my claim. “I think sometimes, people just need to be understood. I’ll try and understand him.”

I wished her the best of luck with that task.


Part 1: Touring, Trickers, Big Bird

Part 2: “Shark in the Water”, Lost Guitar



“(Young) is probably sick of people kissing his butt all the time, and he just needs someone real to just tell him how it is,” continued Brown. “I always keep it real.”

The UK singer isn’t joking with that claim – all of her vocals from Traveling Like the Light are the demo versions – no retouching, no auto-tune, no thirty takes of one note. But just because she’s real, doesn’t mean she isn’t awkward, at times.

“I’m the kind of person that talks about inappropriate things at the wrong time,” admitted the artist, before offering up an example. “Just talking about poo around the dinner table… I’m very honest as well.”

If I could only be a fly inside the catering tent for this tour.

I think this is a ridiculous study – it also says ladies spend on average a little over $3,000 before finding their husband… you be the judge.


Marvin Humes, a member of JLS, called in to “The Ralphie Radio Show” from across the pond to chat about the UK boy band’s single, “Everybody In Love”, produced by J.R. Rotem.

JLS placed second in the 2008 season of “The X-Factor,” Simon Cowell’s version of “American Idol” in the UK.

Part 1: “Everybody In Love”, working with J.R. Rotem

Part 2: Success in the UK, coming to the States, working with Simon Cowell

The man pictured second from the left is 56-year-old Geoff Spice. He smokes 30 cigarettes a day and has smoked for over 40 years. He’s tried everything to quit smoking, but none of it has worked. So what’s next?

From the Daily Mail UK

And to take his mind off the inevitable cravings, Mr Spice, who lives in Montenegro, will also bring his iPod, loaded with 120 books, and a guitar, which he intends to learn how to play. 

Mr Spice, who will have his last cigarette before arriving on the island on August 1, said: ‘I don’t plan to take any aids like patches with me. I will just be in a position where I cannot get cigarettes no matter how much I want one. 

‘I’m hoping my month on the island may lead to many years of extra life that I’ll be able to spend with my family.’

The island has no home – except for three derelict bothys – so Mr Spice, 56, will have to camp.

Currently moving from Montenegro back to the UK, he began smoking 43 years ago.

‘I first thought about staying on an uninhabited island about 10 years ago when I was living in Australia. It was just a thought which came into my mind from time to time but not something I thought about very seriously. In any case I wouldn’t have really fancied staying on an Australian island which might be uninhabited by humans but inhabited by snakes and spiders,’ said Mr Spice.