Month: September 2014

Radio

Radio Update

There are various bits of radio news over the last few days that are worthy of note: Capital has a new advert – Using all those...

Literature

Douglas Adams

12 May 2001 was a big day for me. It was the FA Cup Final, with Arsenal playing Liverpool in Cardiff. And it was also a good friend’s...

Politics, Research

Polling and the Scottish Referendum

What an interesting few weeks it has been for poll-watching. I say that from my London perspective. Obviously north of the border, this is...

Cycling, Photography, Video

Tour of Britain 2014 – Stage 8 (London)

A good day yesterday at the Tour of Britain watching first the time trial, and later a 10 lap circuit race around town. Lots of...

Theatre

A Streetcar Named Desire

The corner of Royal and Desire in New Orleans. There really was a streetcar that ran along Desire… It seems that this has been one of...

Audio

Wildlife Sound Recording Course

I spent last weekend near Reepham in Norfolk learning some of the basics of sound recording. Regular readers to this blog will know that...

Music

The [Insert Your Name Here] Arena

Earlier today I got an email advertising an upcoming gig with Sting and Paul Simon. Tickets are going on sale soon for the event taking...

Technology

When Are Casio, Timex or Rolex Making a Smartwatch?

Another day, another over-excited consumer goods release. Most others use trade shows. Apple does its own thing. It works for them. Fine. I...

Radio

House Style

I had to laugh at the weekend when Danny Baker pulled apart a trailer that adopted that most over-used radio production style of having...

Media, Misc

The SEO of Titles

I’ve moaned for a long time about the lack of imagination in television programme titles – particularly in one-off...