The one without a split infinitive.
No split infinitives on @bbcradio4 this morning - ‘failed to analyse robustly the evidence’ #BitClunky but #Satisfying nonetheless #Grammar — Clare Grashoff (@BlueDuckGallery) May 17, 2013
The one with tweets.
i adore radio 4. it’s the only radio station that could have something called “tweet of the day”, which is actual birdsong… — tori waters-wang (@yilanbeibei) May 17, 2013
Jarvis Cocker on Radio 4
Bribes for con.
@steven_phv @bbcradio4 Wow continuity payola, that’s a first!I do LOVE that idea, my early memories of R4 was listening to Ken on JAM. — gus beattie (@gusman) September 12, 2012
Nigel Slater's classic spaghettini aglio e olio... →
The simplest and most basic of all pasta suppers, spaghettini aglio e olio is made from ingredients most of us have in the cupboard. It’s an emergency supper that is quick, cheap and tasty.
Jay-Z in Hackney at Radio 1 Hackney Weekend
Jay-Z: Live in Hackney Jay-Z’s headline performance. Contain the strongest language, including the N-word. You’ve probably got seven days to listen to this.
Incidentally, if you do need to send a parcel to the Olympic Park during the month of the Games, including the Westfield shopping centre, the only acceptable means of delivery – and I use the word in its correct sense – is via UPS, the “official logistics and express delivery supporter” of the London Games. Parcels sent via other carriers will incur a £25 surcharge for UPS to take...
In the lead up to BBC Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend there a bunch of videos about the borough. This is triple jumper Phillips Idowu’s lovely take on Hackney.
Motorists steer clear of me because I look like a fat loon who’s borrowed a...– Bowblog - Boris Bike lessons
The Open Goldberg Variations
The Open Goldberg Variations, by Kimiko Ishizaka The Open Goldberg Variations by Kimiko Ishizaka are free to download and share. They are governed by the Creative Commons Zero license, which means that they are a part of the public domain.
BBC Radio 4: Fi Glover talks to tech people in Old...
Heard the third part this morning and will be going back to listen to the first two - Alice Taylor from Makie Lab and Dan Crow. The blurb: In the new series of One to One, in which some of our most respected broadcasters follow their personal passions by talking to the people whose stories interest them most, Fi Glover meets some of the men and women who’ve founded new tech companies that...
La Boheme at the Hackney Empire
We went to the fantastic Isango Ensemble at the Empire in their production of La Bohème. It was brilliant. By way of an introduction this is what the website says about it: Opening in Cape Town at the end of February 2012, this re-imagining of Puccini’s classic is set in the townships of present-day South Africa. Featuring a magnificent score played by an orchestra of marimbas (which won...
The one about quality in car entertainment.
fuckyeahradio4: I want a car with a killer sound system in it. Not for music, but to have Radio 4 blaring as I drive around with the windows down!!! #ghetto — Kishn Thandi (@KishnThandi) May 18, 2012
Monk: 'Round Midnight live on Polish TV
Thelonious Monk - piano Charlie Rouse - tenor sax Larry Gales - bass Ben Riley - drums
William Burroughs reading Junky. Out loud.
From the mighty Ubuweb.
Lenny Henry on BBC Radio 4 as Othello
“Lenny Henry stars in Northern Broadside’s version of Shakespeare’s great tragedy of love turned sour by unfounded jealousy. Othello’s descent into deluded rage is orchestrated by the dazzling villainy of his lieutenant Iago.” Available to listen online for another three days.
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And what should a proper American president do? Intervene, but intervene...– Should Obama use the Nuclear Option to Eliminate Joseph Kony?
The Lied’s space is affective, scarcely socialised: sometimes, perhaps, a few...– Roland Barthes (via bbcspiritofschubert)
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fuckyeahradio4: ‘What ya having then?’ I looked across the bar at the array of bottles in search of inspiration. And found none. It was my fault. I’d been so anxious to show Tom, the elderly postman by my side that even at fifteen years of age I was a well established pub user that I’d completely overlooked the need to prove my maturity by being able to order an appropriate drink. ‘You go...
Public Lettering in Central London by Phil Baines (from Maptal.es)
From Popbitch: Rose Wylie and Diddy
» OAP Diddy « Britart goes bling 77 year-old Rose Wylie is the unlikely artist of the moment, feted in the Guardian this week, a huge show in Moscow and chosen to launch the new Jerwood Gallery in Hastings next month. But the most celeb thing about her is this: At a recent exhibition in Miami, P Diddy liked one of her pictures so much...
Fuck me, the great John Foxx is still alive and still looks like he’s from...– BBC iPlayer - Radcliffe and Maconie: Tuesday - John Foxx
BBC Sport and the England and Wales Cricket Board have agreed a new six-year...– New six-year cricket deal for BBC radio : Radio Today
(via BBC - BBC Radio 1 Programmes - David Hooper’s Disgusting Electronica, Out and about at Felchford 2010, Professor Brian Cox explains N-Dubz)
BBC Sound of 2012 This is the Red Button film Rho and Tom stayed up most of the night making.
(via Gary Oldman yells Call of Duty commands at Conan O’Brien | The Verge)
Unlike many of the others, though, Faulkner liked to drink while he was writing....– Drinking with William Faulkner | Open Culture
EARLY in Dee Rees’s film “Pariah” it journeys into a Brooklyn strip club where...– ‘Pariah’ Reveals Another Side of Being Black in the U.S. - NYTimes.com
In 2002 John Osborne won a competition on John Peel’s Radio 1 show. His...– John Peel’s Shed | Future Radio 107.8FM
BBC - Editorial Guidelines - Guidance: Social... →
The very useful BBC guidlines on social media. Do any other organisations bother writing them or do they just use these?
The myth of Internet televisions by Ian Betteridge on December 10, 2011 El...– Technovia — Ian Betteridge on Macs, mobiles, and technology
(via Steve Bell on Boris Johnson at the Conservative conference 2011: ‘a big, bumptious Tory git’ - video | World news | guardian.co.uk)
Radio 4 protected in BBC cuts The BBC is to protect high-quality output such as...– Radio 4 protected in BBC cuts - Telegraph
J. S. BACH: Goldberg Variations : Wanda Landowska,... →
The great Wanda Landowska playing what for many is the most significant recording of BWV 988. Like I know what I’m talking about…