Radio 1’s Disasterpieces

Last night Radio 1 aired a documentary entitled Disasterpieces. A counterpart to Zane Lowe's Masterpieces series, which looks back at classic albums, Disasterpieces looked at some follow-ups to great albums which were less so. It's a fun way to spend an hour, which is partly why I mention it, but also because I feature on it talking about … Continue reading Radio 1’s Disasterpieces

Two classics of the audio book genre

So, amongst the same box of vinyl that threw up this, I also found these. At the time I decided not to buy them, but looking at them again now, I kind of wish I had. Even though I would probably only have listened to them once, been a bit disappointed and then put them … Continue reading Two classics of the audio book genre

There's still plenty of life in BBC 6music

This week it's been hard to move for news and comment about the BBC's Strategy Review, and, in particular, the plans to close digital radio station 6music. And there have been a lot of emotionally charged calls for the BBC to save 6music. But I am a cold and unemotional creature. I was quite happy … Continue reading There's still plenty of life in BBC 6music

Shane MacGowan is magic

Channel 4 cut Shane MacGowan's epic and entirely incoherent introduction to the video for his Haiti charity single, I Put A Spell On You, from their coverage of the NME Awards, which is a shame, because it was one of the highlights of the evening. Here's an interview he did with NME Radio's Jon Hillcock … Continue reading Shane MacGowan is magic

Thom Yorke selects pseudonym

Radiohead's Thom Yorke is set to release a new solo single later this month. But Thom Yorke is such an unwieldy name for a solo project. I mean, what does it really say about the music? Nothing. If he's going to survive in the music industry, he's going to need something punchier. Luckily, Adam Buxton … Continue reading Thom Yorke selects pseudonym