Month: March 2006

Radio

Sony Awards (and Ed Reardon)

I work in the radio industry, and Tuesday night was a very important night. Arsenal completely trounced a tired, lacklustre and aging...

Literature

Waterstones/Ottakers

The Competition Commission has provisionally cleared (PDF) the sale of Ottaker’s to HMV (owners of Waterstones), and I for one am...

Science

Partial Eclipse of the Sun in the UK 2006

They’re in my Flickr stream anyway, but here are the best of the photos I took this morning out in Golden Square of the eclipse....

TV

ITV Battles C4’s Paul O’Grady Show With…

…Paul O’Grady Show repeats. Yup. ITV really is so devoid of ideas that the best it can do to combat C4’s signing of Paul...

Literature

Free Books with The Times

The Times seems to love giving away free books at the moment. They’ve been running a promotion with their sister company...

Music

Music in Podcasts

A quite hilarious “Crib Sheet” from last week’s Music Week about Radio One making unsigned artists available on a special...

TV

TV Gaming

There’s a worthwhile piece in Mediaguardian today about my new latest bugbear – “participation television”, or...

Books

Parallel Worlds

Michio Kaku is one busy guy. When he’s not presenting a weekly programme on US radio, he’s presenting a four part BBC series on...

Books

The Rise of the Indian Rope Trick

The Rise of the Indian Rope Trick: How a Spectacular Hoax Became History to give the book its full title, explains how one of the most...

Books

A Matter of Death and Life

I’m a bit behind on keeping up to speed with the latest books I’ve read, so here’s a whistlestop tour. A Matter of Death...