Fantastic Sounds

The first part of this Ibiza Prom is excellent.

This though is even better:
Tony McGuinness from Above & Beyond selects a beautiful Chill Mix for the Radio 1 Dance Weekend and it’s been on repeat here.

One question though, which also applies to the Carl Cox stuff on R1:
At times they press buttons / hold buttons and there is an obvious change in beat, tempo, sound etc
And at other times they press / hold buttons and there is no change

So what’s with the button pressing?

Annita bloody McVeigh

BBC tonight it’s the “Director’s Cut” of the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony. The director was Danny Boyle.

Dear Mr Boyle,
Your work was, is, and will always be sullied by the inane drivel from Annita bloody McVeigh you left in the soundtrack.

Your Director’s Cut should have NO COMMENTARY. NONE.

Bob Monkhouse

I’m of an age that Bob Monkhouse was a TV staple, mainly in game shows, but sometimes in stand-up. If you too are of that age, you might like “Bob Monkhouse: The Last Stand” on the BBC’s iPlayer. Very very good and unless it’s on usenet (I’ll be amazed if not) it’s only around for another 27 days.

Watch it.

A silent 999

People who need to make a discreet call to 999 – the UK’s emergency services number – can do so using the British police’s “silent solution” system.

A 999 caller can remain silent if they are unable to speak. Then, when prompted, should key in the number 55 to silently inform officers that they are experiencing a genuine emergency.

If the situation is violent, callers can also call 999 and leave the phone off the hook so that operators can hear what is going on. In most cases, dispatchers will be able to trace the location of the incident from the call itself.

BBC again

First line of the article:

There has been a remarkable global decline in the number of children women are having, say researchers. BBC

Why not say “There has been a remarkable global decline in the number of babies being born, say researchers.” or would that upset some super fragile snowflake somewhere?