Friday, 15 December, 2017

Giles Brown: Loud and Clear

If you are an autonomo, you will also know that is the time that you have to get in any monies owed before Christmas.

Perhaps it is the fact that, when I’m running down the Spanish Top Ten on my breakfast show, I can recognize only about three of the artists – and wonder where the vowels went with the rest of them (The Weeknd, SZA etc.).

IT was a usual autumn afternoon and I was casually cruising through the San Pedro tunnel. OK so I was not actually cruising but...

Giles breaks down the feelings of introducing the George Benson, Michael Bolton and Pink Purple Zepp Fest concerts.

SEPTEMBER has finally arrived and brings with it the more than welcome cooler weather, less traffic and, generally, less hassle - although trying to...

I AM currently writing this article on my last day at the villa in the Marbella Hill Club, directly under the air conditioning unit,...

I WAS back in the UK last month for the British Grand Prix.  Regular readers of my witterings will know that one of the great...

Giles Brown on the fallout from the Banus champagne spray party that saw revelers run down by a 4x4 and the subsequent police chase

What you call a ‘possible terrorist attack’ we call ‘late Sunday afternoon shenanigans’

I have always liked May as a month – and as a frizzy-permed, badger-loving guitarist with Queen

I'm writing this column from an office overlooking the Med and just popped my head out of the window to see if the Armada had just sailed past

It’s the hours that I go to sleep and wake up that are bothering me

After the widespread cull of some of my favourite icons – Bowie, Prince, Muhammad Ali-that was 2016-as well the Brexit and Trump votes, 2017 was supposed to be a belter of a year

Why I fear I will go out with a whimper rather than a bang

I used to get showered with all sorts of freebies and goodie bags

When I moved to Spain, however, I abandoned the idea of ever seeing snow on my birthday. Until this year.

I will have to admit that with a CV like mine, Godfather does seem an unlikely role for me but I can only assume that Ozzy Osbourne was busy biting the heads of bats that day, and so at some point in the early 90s the parents chose me

But as I hurtle towards my 50th I look around at my peers and am struck by the sobering realisation that they are either “happily married” while I'm back in the Single Market

Sharks, wild cats and jabali give me the heebie-jeebies but a much smaller creature keeps me up at night

Because, if you are as much of a social media animal as I am, the shock of The Donald's election has been a veritable tsunami, setting friends and family against each other in a way not seen since the American Civil War

It's the one thing that all writers dread

Radio is your basic job for madmen

Tales from the hills of Marbs

I was a little immune to the food truck fever that gripped the coast this summer

Certain species have decided to take matters into their own hands

Why Banus is on my banned list for summer

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