BalDcASt - for the bald and the beautiful

Bald since 1995, Micky Boyd, baldcaster, looks at the hairstyles he would’ve loved to have had that genetics cruelly denied him.

All 13 episodes of the podcast, produced by me, can be found on Twitter and the Facebook page.

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Here’s a taster from Micky’s BalDcASt series.

Ep 12 sees Micky eulogise Roger Daltrey’s hair over the last half century. You’ll note they’re very short shows. Micky, as his fans will recall, is a busy man.

Website renewal - please support this week

With my website renewing for another year later this month, if you enjoy my radio and podcast work, please consider making a donation via the Paypal link on the homepage here or by clicking on the Paypal link below.

All donations, large or small, will go into paying for the annual renewal and keeping 500+ shows and videos, spanning a decade, online.

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Comedy with Resonance - 12 hidden gems from the archives of the UK's most eclectic radio station

Here’s a link to an article that appeared today on the UK’s biggest comedy website, Chortle, about 12 hidden comedy gems from the Resonance FM archive. I’m pleased to write my most recent work for Resonance, The Café Chronicles, is listed in the 12. You can of course find the complete 10-part first series of the show on this website as well as the hour-long Christmas Eve special.

Resonance - 12 hidden comedy gems

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The Café Chronicles Bumper Christmas Annual 2018 - 8pm Christmas Eve on Resonance

Airing on Christmas Eve, 8pm on Resonance 104.4fm.

(Repeated Boxing Day, 12pm)

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Daniel Ruiz Tizon returns with a Christmas Eve special of The Café Chronicles from the South Lambeth Portuguese café he has holed himself up in since the summer of 2001. As the gentrification sweeping through Nine Elms and Vauxhall accelerates, The Café Chronicles documents the characters and community threatened by these changes. This packed festive edition features chin fissures, cartoon flattened pastries, leviathan eclairs, hairy chested waiters in open necked shirts shedding chest hair in customers coffees, and Old Twitter, the octogenarian couple with their newspapers breaking yesterday’s news today. And Daniel looks back at an old Christmas exchange with a café regular that kick-started the erosion of his long-prized anonymity in the café.

The Café Chronicles - starts Monday 6 August on Resonance 104.4 FM at 10am

The Café Chronicles, my new 10-part radio comedy series starts on Monday 6 August at 10am on Resonance 104.4FM (repeated at 6:30pm) and runs every weekday until Friday 17 August. 

Daniel Ruiz Tizon returns with a brand new series, presenting 10 x 5 daily missives from the South Lambeth Portuguese café he has holed himself up in since the summer of 2001. As the gentrification sweeping through Nine Elms and Vauxhall accelerates, The Café Chronicles documents the characters and community threatened by these changes.

It’s a world of tobacco, discarded chicken bones, faded denim, easily slighted personalities, exaggerated Mediterranean gesticulations and coffee, the glue that holds the old community together.

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EPISODE LISTING

Monday 6 August 2018     

Episode 1 – The Handshake

Priding himself on a firm traditional handshake, a turned ankle on his way to the café leads to what is easily Daniel’s worst handshake of the year.

Written and presented by Daniel Ruiz Tizon.

Listen: Tune into Resonance 104.4 FM or via goo.gl/E6rhgs

 

Tuesday 7 August 2018

Episode 2 – Poor Butter Coverage

Daniel locks horns with a new waiter over the poor butter coverage on his Portuguese Toast.

Written and presented by Daniel Ruiz Tizon.

Listen: Tune into Resonance 104.4 FM or via goo.gl/E6rhgs

 

Wednesday 8 August 2018

Episode 3 – The Non-Handwashing

The weekly appearance of the non-handwashing Singing Spaniard has Daniel bemoaning the reluctance among the café’s regulars to embrace handwashing after using the loos.

Written and presented by Daniel Ruiz Tizon.

Listen: Tune into Resonance 104.4 FM or via goo.gl/E6rhgs

 

Thursday 9 August 2018

Episode 4 – The Hash Brown Ring Walk

The addition of the Hash Brown to the now all-day English breakfast, and the curious manner of its standalone delivery, over-complicates the café breakfast.

Written and presented by Daniel Ruiz Tizon.

Listen: Tune into Resonance 104.4 FM or via goo.gl/E6rhgs

 

Friday 10 August 2018

Episode 5 – The Towel

The salmon-coloured socks of a laughs-too-easily customer leads to a troubling, long-suppressed recollection for Daniel.

Written and presented by Daniel Ruiz Tizon.

Listen: Tune into Resonance 104.4 FM or via goo.gl/E6rhgs

 

Monday 13 August 2018

Episode 6 – Mistaken Bald Identity

The death of a bald regular revives uncomfortable memories for Daniel of the time he mistook another bald regular for the now deceased.

Written and presented by Daniel Ruiz Tizon.

Listen: Tune into Resonance 104.4 FM or via goo.gl/E6rhgs

 

Tuesday 14 August 2018

Episode 7 – The Reward Card

Daniel looks at the difficulties the introduction of a coffee reward card in the café has caused him.

Written and presented by Daniel Ruiz Tizon.

Listen: Tune into Resonance 104.4 FM or via goo.gl/E6rhgs

 

Wednesday 15 August 2018

Episode 8 – The Head Man of SW8

The unusually hot October evening back in 2011 when the Drunken Somalian abused the café regulars is recalled.

Written and presented by Daniel Ruiz Tizon.

Listen: Tune into Resonance 104.4 FM or via goo.gl/E6rhgs

 

Thursday 16 August 2018

Episode 9 – The Lamp Post Pole Dancer

The sun brings out the Lamp Post Pole Dancer and the ensuing chaos leads to Daniel having trouble getting his latte.

Written and presented by Daniel Ruiz Tizon.

Listen: Tune into Resonance 104.4 FM or via goo.gl/E6rhgs

 

Friday 17 August 2018

Episode 10 – The Nod

A ‘nod’ introduced into his prayers by an old teacher continues to cause Daniel problems, but its presence may have inadvertently led to a thawing out of the frosty relations between our host and the new waiter.

Last in the series.

Written and presented by Daniel Ruiz Tizon.

Listen: Tune into Resonance 104.4 FM or via goo.gl/E6rhgs

Sunday 19 August 2018

Omnibus - All 10 episodes aired at 10am

The Café Chronicles - Brand new daily comedy series begins on Resonance 104.4 FM, Monday 6 August

From Monday 6 August at 10am, repeated at 6:30pm, and running every weekday until Friday 17 August, I'll be presenting daily 5-minute missives from the South Lambeth Portuguese café I've holed myself up in since the summer of 2001. As the gentrification sweeping through Nine Elms and Vauxhall accelerates, The Café Chronicles documents the characters and community threatened by these changes.

It’s a world of tobacco, discarded chicken bones, faded denim, easily slighted personalities, exaggerated Mediterranean gesticulations and coffee, the glue that holds the old community together and you can hear the 10-part series only on Resonance 104.4 FM.

The show's 10 episodes will also be repeated as a 50-minute Omnibus edition at 10am on Sunday 19 August.

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Listen to Daniel Ruiz Tizon is Available BUMPER Christmas Annual 2017 - Ep 200

Daniel Ruiz Tizon, a man on his fifth nose, is, he’d like the world to know, Available, and dissecting the minutiae of everyday life.

Christmas Eve 2017

Our little-heard host finally reaches the magical 200 mark on his one-time favourite day of the year. Featuring Channel Christmas, the once-a-year-only imaginary festive channel and a special appearance from 'The Kid'.

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                Listen to: Available200

 

 

Listen to Daniel Ruiz Tizon is Available - Ep 198

Daniel Ruiz Tizon, a man on his fifth nose, is, he’d like the world to know, Available, and dissecting the minutiae of everyday life.

Monday 18 December 2017

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                       Listen: Available198

In the first of three shows this Christmas week, our little-heard under-the-weather host looks at new businesses opening up on South Lambeth Road and recalls a long forgotten memory from the café.

 

Channel Christmas 2017 - Get your submissions in

It's that time of year where I ask listeners to submit their programme/film suggestions for the annual Christmas Eve-only channel, Channel Christmas, that first debuted in the 2014 Daniel Ruiz Tizon is Available Bumper Christmas Annual.

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Your submissions can be drama, comedy, animation, something with a festive feel you'd like to see on the Channel. I need the running time, the year the show was made and your preferred Christmas Eve time slot. And if you can, let listeners know why you feel this selection would grace Channel Christmas.

Submissions either via mail Available

Or via Twitter: #ChannelChristmas @1607WestEgg

And below is the full listing for last year's Channel Christmas

Midnight – The Legend of Hell House from Stuart

01:35am – Single Santa meets Mrs Claus – David W Poole

03:11 – Number 13 – MR James by ex Kid Cop child star Danny J Smith. Now thought to be some lowly podcaster.

03:50 – 4:20 – the 1985 Fresh Field Christmas Special – A Dickens of A Christmas – submitted by ITV fan The Chin.

04:20 – 5AM - Porridge 1975 Xmas special – by Micky Boyd who curated last year’s Channel Christmas

5am – a two hour Steve Walsh block.

Begins with The Snowman.

5:30am – Father Christmas

06:00am – How the Grinch Stole Christmas

06:30am – A Charlie Brown Christmas

07:00am – 0830am – Suede shoed Billy Two Rivers 9 gives us Brave Little Toaster

08:30am – Rug Rats – The Santa Experience – the first of a double bill submitted by the still living at home half man, The Kid.

09:05 – Pinky and the Brain Christmas – the second of the Kid’s 90s cartoon double bill

09:23 – Some Christmas music. The official video for East 17’s Stay Another Day, their moving 1994 Christmas song.

09:28ish – Me and my bouffant telling you what’s coming up the rest of the day on the channel.

09:30 – 10:30am – Only Fools and Horses Christmas Special – Time On our Hands – nominated by Sandra.

10:30 – 11:30am – The World’s Strongest Man – a joint submission from Steve Walsh and Paul S Davies

11:30 – 12:30 pm – California Fever, submitted by Bark Pamphlet

12:30pm – Top of the Pops 1987 Christmas special – Chrissie Plummer

13:30 – Bernard and the Genie – Drink Me for free

14:37 – 15:00hrs – a Tom and Jerry triple bill, which includes a Christmas episode.

15:00 – 17:00hrs – Nectar Points King Paul S Davies with a ruinous for the schedules film, You’ve Got Mail.

17:00 hrs – West Wing – a festive episode from the show’s second year – that’s from Nick Bryan.

18:00 – 18:55hrs – The World at War – Pete Domican – Operation Barbosa

18:55hrs – a 5 minute Johan Cruyff montage

19:00hrs - The Good Life Christmas Special . 1977 – from Crimson Avenger

19:30 – 20:15 – The Likely Lads 1974 Christmas Special from Stuart

20:15 – Steptoe and Son Christmas Special – also from 1974. From Micky Boyd. Its 42 minutes running time caused us some scheduling problems which were filled up with the toilet seat papering attempts myself and Micky make in 2010 in both SW8 and SW1. They can be found here at danielruiztizon.com

21:00 – Atlanta – Jon Horsley

21:30 – It’s A Wonderful Life - Charne

23:40 – A silent film. The Laurel and Hardy Christmas short – Big Business.

Listen to Daniel Ruiz Tizon is Available - Ep 194

Daniel Ruiz Tizon, a man on his fifth nose, is, he’d like the world to know, Available, and dissecting the minutiae of everyday life.

Monday 4 December 2017

Our little-heard host gets the long johns back out as the temperature in southwest London plummets. Meanwhile, continuing his cash point machine war with the Nine Elms Monster, the latte ponce also gets caught up in a spectacular hygiene fail and does his best to avoid The Man's further attempts to engage him with Christmas.

 

 

Listen to Daniel Ruiz Tizon is Available Ep 184 here

Catch up with the latest episode of the podcast here.

Monday 30 October 2017

As Winter Coat Eve arrives, Daniel discusses yellow laces, his long and difficult relationship with The Man and there are smiles exchanged with the Veteran Waitress.

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All the Christmas Countdown 2017 episodes are here: DRT is Available Christmas 2017

Listen to Daniel Ruiz Tizon is Available Ep 182 here

Monday 23 October 2017

Daniel Ruiz Tizon, a man on his fifth nose, is, he’d like the world to know, Available, and dissecting the minutiae of everyday life.

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Our little-heard host looks at urinal etiquette and explains why ‘hot desking’ could make Christmas with The Man less of an ordeal.

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You can also support the podcast by clicking on the Amazon link on this website. The link takes you through to Amazon from where you can do your shopping as normal. Recognising you've come through the Amazon referral link, a small percentage of your purchase trickles back to the show at no extra cost to you.

Channel Christmas submissions WANTED for the Daniel Ruiz Tizon is Available Bumper Christmas Annual 2016

With Christmas fast arriving, it’s time for listeners to choose their Christmas TV programme submissions for this year’s ‘Channel Christmas’, the once a year, 24 hours only Christmas Eve channel.

Appearing on Christmas Eve only at 00:00hrs and running through until 23:59hrs (Christmas Eve), you can submit film choices, or TV programmes of any running length and your preferred time slot - what time slot do you think will do your choice justice? I’ll do my best to accommodate your selections. And tell us why you’re choosing that particular TV show/film.

Channel Christmas has proved popular since launching on 2014’s Daniel Ruiz Tizon is Available Bumper Christmas Annual, in Ep 81, which was recorded live in front of an audience. Ep 81 is held up by some to be the single best episode to date, elevated to greatness in their eyes by an almighty live on air clash between The Kid and Micky Boyd. You can listen to that ep here: goo.gl/sSPtoq

Meantime, last year’s Channel Christmas was presided over by Micky Boyd himself and rather predictably when my lifelong friend and mid-eighties school sprint champion is involved, didn’t go to plan. You can listen to 2015’s Bumper Christmas Annual here: goo.gl/1XUg2J

Meantime, email your submissions through via: drtavailable@westegg1607.co.uk

Or tweet them to @1607WestEgg #ChannelChristmas

Deadline: 22 December 2016

The full Channel Christmas schedule will be unveiled on next week's Daniel Ruiz Tizon is Available Bumper Christmas Annual 2016 episode.