James Eynon you may have heard on another station called, Lazer FM at the school formally named Culverhay. You are probably unable to pronounce his surname. If Lidl’s own make equivalent of Carlsberg did radio presenters…
James on air with Youth Radio Rocks
Having just finished Uni, James Eynon can talk with authority of the troubles and strife of student life with a hat tipped firmly at comedy. Don’t miss poetry corner man either. You can catch James or Jimmy E as he is known, on a Sunday morning.
James’s brain drizzle
Local places I love
Victoria Park – on a nice day having a barbeque there with friends is fantastic.
Songs I love
Sweet Disposition by The Temper Trap, Never Forget by Take That and Run by Snow Patrol are three of my favourite ever songs, but bands like The Maine, Two Door Cinema Club, Vampire Weekend and Rizzle Kicks have songs of real class too. My love of musicals means the list is ever longer when you put in classic songs from shows such as Les Miserable s and Joseph!
Movies I love
Castaway – I’m not ashamed to say I cried when Wilson floated away; never has an actor performed so well with no words, emotion or a heartbeat. See No Evil, Hear No Evil – it’s one of the funniest things ever created! Run Fat Boy Run – Simon Pegg is always brilliant.
TV shows I love
The Ricky Gervais Show – two words; Karl Pilkington. The Office – it may not have been on for years but I watched it all for the first time recently and loved it; well worth a look if you haven’t seen it already! QI – educational and entertaining; University Challenge could learn from this. The Inbetweeners – awkward, bizarre, funny; perfect.
Food I love
I’m a sucker for Spag Bol; easy and tasty – a 19 year olds dream! A Greggs double; sausage roll and sausage, bean and cheese melt – makes a trip to town better!
Books I love
Never been much of a reader; I know I should read more! I was 8 chapters through Orwell’s 1984 and was loving it but I’ve lost the book. Probably stolen by the Thought Police…I read lots of comedy books; like Tommy Cooper joke books and such.
Lyrics I love
7am waking up in the morning,Gotta be fresh, gotta go downstairs, Gotta have my bowl, gotta have cereal.” Pure poetry.
Celebs I love
Thinking about it they’re mostly comedians! People like Ricky Gervais, Steven Merchant, Dara O’Briain, Lee Evans, Michael McIntyre, Tim Vine, Lee Mack but also others like Tom Hanks too.
Websites I love
I spend too much time on Facebook and BBC Sport.
Parts of the world I love
Weymouth holds a special place in my heart; so many family holidays there when I was younger! Barcelona is a beautiful city and Hungary is extremely underrated.
Things I love doing
Apart from radio I like to go to the theatre to see plays – especially musicals. I’m no stranger to a night out every now and then and watching a good film either at home or in the cinema.
Most worn item of clothing and why?
My grey skinny jeans – they’re just so damn comfy!
Who would play you in the film of your life?
Jesse Eisenberg – he plays social awkwardness very well!
If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be and why?
Fiji; I’ve never been there but it’s the place I’ve always wanted to go. It looks amazing on TV and in pictures and people who’ve been there have the same impression!
Who would you most like to have a drink with, and why?
Karl Pilkington – he’s just so funny and seems to be arguably the most genuine person in the world. He’s the closest living person to Homer Simpson.
If you could only take three possessions to a desert island, what would they be?
Well firstly this is the most unusual kidnapping ever! I would take my guitar because it’ll kill lots of time and I might actually become good at it, I’d take an Xbox with great on-line service so I could talk to people at home and play some games and finally I’d have an unlimited supply of Carlsberg – a drink in the sun by the sea would be great!
If you could swap places with someone for the day, who would it be and why?
Prince Charles; I’m interested to know how it feels to be constantly waiting for someone to step down.
What’s your proudest achievement so far?
Carrying the Olympic Flame through Bath; a truly unforgettable experience.
What would you call your autobiography?
‘We’ll Get There Eventually’ – I always seem to do things the hard way!
Why I love being part of Youth Radio Rocks
Because it plays music and talks about things that people under the age of 30 are interested in. Unlike other certain commercial stations, we can play a real variety of music and not just Cheryl Cole and Michael Buble on a loop.