Here's a man that ought to go far in the future: Pintsize. He's a DJ on Hightz FM (108 across London town) on Thursdays 2pm - 4pm (except he won't be on this week) which those outside of London town can hear via http://www.Hightzlive.com and is laugh out loud funny and entertaining.
The basis of his show is that he plays a few songs and of course has a constant interaction with his audience via text or missed calls, but he talks about himself and his life, each story then sort of drifting into a live song he'll sing with one of his backing tracks. He has some brilliant songs that include how he discovered the only girl for him was his blow-up doll Molly (it's not rude or sexually suggestive at all the way he does it) because he's such a loser. There's another one about how he's woken up and looked in a mirror and is confused because he's sure he went to bed white, but he's woken up black. It then tells the story of how he goes to his mother and realises she's black, too. (Obviously this loses a lot in the translation when I write about it here, but it is a great listen when you hear it for yourself). The base style of music for his show is probably mainly R'n'B, so it's not too heavy or alienating for those who don't like current stuff. However, of course, in keeping with most modern day pirates, the music is largely irrelevant to what's actually going on. It gets quite surreal when he has an argument with Molly and then gets girls texting in to tell him to make up.
This sorta thing has got to be the future of broadcasting. Good belly-laugh stuff, not rude or aggressive, but fun and amazingly original. Plus, all done off the cuff on the fly (well, apart from the lyrics to his songs which I'd guess he's already written of course).
Somebody ought to record him next Thursday and share for all to hear.
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