Posts about "BBC Radio 6music"

Links for 11 March 2010

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Harry Hill signs two-year deal with ITV – guardian.co.uk Phew! Breaking News: Some Bullshit Happening Somewhere – The Onion They've done it again. You say tom-AY-to, I say tom-AH-to, Jupitus says #tomsontoast – Phill and Phil’s Musings on The Perfect Ten Phil Jupitus on why tomatoes on toast matters! Bulletproof Mobile Device Detection and Style Sheets without User Agent Detection or Server-Side Scripting – Bushido Designs Web Development Blog I was randomly wondering whether to do a "narrow screen/mobile" version of Planet Bods. I don't bother with mobile internet myself, however I thought it would be an interesting thing to play with. This interesting code gives a relatively simple way to provide a mobile/handheld stylesheet without using any JavaScript. ADAM BUXTON’S BIG MIX TAPE – Adam and Joe’s 6music blog Adam and Joe are (alas) on sabbatical from 6music, however news comes of an interesting sounding pilot Adam's recording. Adam Buxton's Big Mix Tape is "is supposed to be kind of like a compilation tape that I've made for the listeners with a different theme or mood each week.The pilot Mix Tape is called Øddens and features some of my favourite weird but accessible music by both well known and... View Article

Links for 10 March 2010

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In the BBC Radio 6music news…. Spare 6 Music for us indie dads – The Guardian "The BBC says it has to show that the era of expansion is over. But closing 6 Music is hardly going to stop Sky and ITV from complaining." James Purnell MP, former Culture Secretary and (soon to be former) MP for Stalybridge and Hyde (up the Tameside Massive!) wades in to the debate. An open letter to BBC Director General Mark Thompson from MW editor Paul Williams – Music Week "Although we would agree the commercial sector is not in the fortunate position to finance a station like 6 in the way the BBC can do presently, it is also true the musical make-up of 6, in championing a range of acts that at least initially do not have mass-market appeal, does not make such a station commercially attractive to launch. But that is why we have public service broadcasting and why only the BBC can make a station like 6 properly work." Music Week wades in. Some Thoughts On The Demise Of BBC 6 Music – Carnival Saloon "The BBC are unwilling to try to increase 6 Music's reach because they believe commercial... View Article

Links for 5 March 2010

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Radio boss: Commercial sector will gain nothing from 6 Music closure – The Drum "Commercial radio can never replicate 6 Music’s cultural value – it’s not viable for us to do so. The commercial landscape has featured many fine rock music stations that have never made any real money – over time we water them down and gently shepherd them back towards the traditional commercial heartland. We will gain nothing from this closure yet the music industry will lose much." Lily Allen: Why we must save BBC 6 Music – The Guardian "If they close 6 Music, instead of acts like Seasick Steve and presenters like Lauren Laverne, it will be the Pussycat Dolls and Fearne Cotton on Radio 1." The BBC Strategy Review & BBC Radio – About the BBC Blog Tim Davie does a rather half-hearted defence of the closure of 6music by describing it as "distinctive, much loved and I too am passionate about it's output". The comments aren't exactly positive, raising a number of points – points the posters believe to be valid and want a response to. As one commenter is nor impressed…. "Will no one from the BBC engage with us in this discussion... View Article

Links for 1 March 2010

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Inevitably there would be a strong focus to these links… Tory culture spokesman joins 6 Music fanclub with U-turn over closure – guardian.co.uk As a 6music listener, the rumours of the demise of 6music are something I'm not keen on. However if such rumours can convert the shadow culture minister to the delights of the station, perhaps this could work to the station's advantage. Well I can dream… Nicholas Lezard: If you could see the BBC now, John … – The Independent "Dear John Peel, Forgive the impertinence of my writing to you care of the afterlife, but I thought you'd better know about what's been going on down here lately." Nicholas Lezard writes to John Peel about BBC Radio 6music Killing BBC 6 Music would be a slap in the face to licence-payers – guardian.co.uk "As I listen to 6 Music today, I keep hearing tracks and thinking, where else would I hear this kind of radio during the day? The tragic answer to that question is nowhere. The end of 6 Music at this moment in the BBC's history is not only an act of cultural vandalism, it's also an affront to the memory of John Peel and... View Article

Links for 15 February 2010

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BBC Trust’s service review of Radio 2 and 6 Music As a 6music listener, I was particularly keen to see what the Trust thought of the station during its recent review. It seems pretty positive stuff with some sensible tweaks to the format and encouragement. Flickr: London dot gov The Greater London Authority is getting all social media and inviting you – yes that's YOU – to join their flickr group and post photos of London. I suspect they won't want ones of graffiti, overcrowded tube trains and traffic jams though. Ban all advertising in public spaces, says thinktank – guardian.co.uk If I remember correctly, over in the kingdom of Bhutan they did something akin to what this thinktank are suggesting. The idea is that the key to success of the country is not wealth but the happiness of the population. I think they banned billboards as part of that. It's an intriguing concept and as someone who has to walk past about 15 billboards in a mere ten minute walk to the tube station, one I'd happily support! Gross national happiness – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Wikipedia explains Bhutan's concept of Gross National Happiness Noel Edmonds develops TV quizshow... View Article