You’re Just Not Good Enough

Al Lorraine Richard's Ramblings

It’s very difficult to make a living doing something you love. Most people can’t, and end up getting a day job to subsidise their passion. The relentless drudgery of the ordinary must eventually drag them down. I suppose that’s why they end up shaking their fist in the air, shouting …

We [were] Recruiting for Summer 2015

Al Lorraine Blog

Applications for these roles have now closed. Dabster Productions is an independent production company, based in Edinburgh.  We make radio shows, podcasts, online films and other bits and bobs for all sorts of interesting clients. We are looking for a couple of enthusiastic people to join our company this summer. …

New Newsletter Letter

Al Lorraine Blog

Busy times at Dabster Productions, and we’d love you to hear all about it. The best way to keep up to date with all of our broadcasts, recordings, field trips and parties is to sign up to the Dabster Newsletter. This month there’s details of The John Moloney Show, The …

Read Al About It.

Al Lorraine Al's Adventures, Blog

The summer is here. The man on the radio said so. I was that man on the radio, as a presenter on XFM, so it must be true – right? Traditionally in radioland, everything shuts down for Xmas and then nothing happens for two months. No one can be bothered, …

Pop Comedy

Al Lorraine Al's Adventures, Blog

This may spoil your future enjoyment of the Man Booker Prize, quadruple Oscar winning story; Life of Pi. I wrote a joke this week that I thought was bang on and no-one gave a damn.

A Journey of Firsts

Al Lorraine Al's Adventures, Podcasting, Radio

’m en-route to London for work with the Pleasance and the BBC, before doing the classic run-around-not-really-seeing-anyone-for-any-length-of-time friends visit. Luckily, I was given a free upgrade to 1st class on the train to our southern ruler’s utopia. It’s the first time I’ve ‘turned left’ on a train, in fact I’m struggling to …