For the last few years I’ve been interviewing bands, DJs and singers at a range of levels of success. From brilliant new local bands like The Valentines or Quick and the Dead to more established acts like Paul Weller or Biffy Clyro.
I’ve had ‘the middle’ iPod in one form or another since the first iPod Mini was released in 2004. And ever since, from the very beginning of my iPod ownership life, music and speech have been fighting for dominance of the limited space.
Part of my job includes making promo trails for my show, for the BBC Jersey website and occasionally for other things as well. Usually this just involves me writing 30 seconds worth of speech, finding a piece of music and talking over it with a fade in at the start and fade out at the end. Sometimes I’ll pull together something a little more creative – adding sound effects, other [...]
You might have noticed that I haven’t exactly kept up with this regular diet diary idea – it isn’t that I haven’t kept up with my diet (although to a certain extent I haven’t) – it’s just that I got a bit bored. Image via Wikipedia I love food, I love cooking, I love combining flavours and most of all I love eating – so why would I write about [...]
Well 2008 is finally coming to a close and I’m ending it in a house with no central heating, insulation or warmth in any shape or form. But you’re not interested in that – only to know I’m sitting here wearing five layers and tight gloves while typing this blog post – so apologies in advance for any typos. So what will the new year bring? Well I’ve already outlined [...]
If you want to have a really successful podcast in the UK it seems you need to stick to a number of key rules – at least if the top 25 chart on iTunes is anything to go by.
The number of BBC Podcasts seem to be increasing all the time – the number is now well over 100 from across Aunties radio output. You’ve got everything from Chris Moyles on Radio 1 and Mark Kermode on 5 Live to The Archers on Radio 4 and Digital Planet on the World Service.
I have a fond childhood memory where I’m sitting in my grandparents living room on a Sunday – watching television sitting in front of my grandads chair while he pokes the TV with a big stick to change the channel – his remote control. Then the clock would turn and he would dissapear into the kitchen and the radio would sound “Dum di dum di dum di dum dum di [...]