Month: June 2008

Media, Radio

AM-FM Broadcasting is ‘A Form of Piracy’

Here’s a remarkable story from Wired. It refers to ongoing talks in the US where the record industry is trying to make the radio...

Politics

I Think I’m Being Watched

You’d think that this was an incredibly ironic statement on our society, but if it is, it must have passed TFL by. You can see the...

Media, Radio

Digital Radio Working Group – Interim Report

If you’re at all interested in the future of radio in this country – then you might want to read this interim report which has...

Media, Sport

Wimbledon Live Online

So today is the start of Wimbledon, and as ever, the BBC has enormously comprehensive coverage. On digital TV they have the exceptional...

Radio Times, TV

TV Tonight

The Guardian’s blog has one of those impossible discussions at the moment about how terrible TV is these days. In terms of quanity...

Media

Product Placement

Mark Kermode of Five Live and The Culture Show has a great rant about Sex and the City, exposing it for the product placement-fest that it...

Radio

Are You Paying PPL?

Great story about a craftsman who just likes to listen to the radio while he works....

Music, Radio, Technology

Cliq

UBC today announced that it was closing down the phone service Cliq while it continues to look towards “connected” radios which...

Media, TV

The Death of TV Reviewers

There have been a couple of pieces recently wondering about why we’re losing TV critics in our national newspapers. Ray Snoddy in...

Films

The Incredible Hulk

Back in 2003 one of my favourite directors, Ang Lee, gave us Hulk, a film that I never saw. It’s not that I don’t like...