While I’m plugging away trying to make up for the lost weekend, I thought I’d recommend a couple of programmes on iPlayer that will be around for the next 5 days or so.
– The excellent David Quantick (@quantick on Twitter; well worth a follow) is having his Blagger’s Guide repeated on Radio 2. My favourite episode is currently on the headphones; the jazz guide, where my personal highlight is the ‘Jools Holland Ruins Some Music’ section. This still plays in my head when Jools comes on TV or radio. Probably because he does ruin some music.
– Radcliffe and Maconie had as their guest last week the king of ambient, Brian Eno. It’s well worth a listen for teasers to Small Craft On A Milk Sea, and the startling revelation that Eno has a double life as a retro 50s/60s singer who can sing a mean opening to Blue Moon. Seriously worth a listen.
– Finally, the 6Music documentary on Peter Gabriel is also a fascinating treat.