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Archive for March 19th, 2010

Time Will Tell If/We’re Talking Balls

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I am what a cynic might suggest is a rare breed: someone who has complained vociforously about the planned closure of 6Music and is also a regular listener. I bought myself a DAB as a Christmas present back in 2002 and once I found the station I never left, it is literally the only radio station I can listen to for more than five minutes. (From time to time, my wife is allowed a couple of minutes of the Today programme but, in its own way, that is as rage-inducing as the worst of Radio 1.) Without 6Music the airwaves will be very bleak indeed, I know because I own a device which simulates the experience. I call this “my car”.

So I’ve already written a complaint about the spurious rational for its closure and I’ve completed the consulation on what the BBC should actually be doing. Today though I’ve been reminded of this travesty all over again by Adam Buxton’s lovely protest version of Changes by David Bowie and this brilliant act of sabotage.

Written by Martin

19 March 2010 at 12:18

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‘The Xi Effect’ by Philip Latham

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Another story by a scientist, another story about scientists, another story in search of a story. Instead, everyone just stands around waiting for the end of the world. It doesn’t take long.

Quality: **
Hardness: *****

Written by Martin

19 March 2010 at 09:28