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Sunday, March 25, 2007

Greetings from Abu Dhabi

I'll be posting information about my trip to Abu Dhabi on www.theflashing12.com - I won't pollute this London blog with that kind of info!

Friday, March 23, 2007

TWIL Episode 8 - Grinnidge

Here's the latest show - I'm packing for a business trip to Abu Dhabi and Dubai right now so will be out of touch (pretty much) until this time next week. I'll do full show notes while I'm away from the business centre at the hotel - I hope.

As you might guess this show is about Greenwich in London. I'll definately be revisiting this in the future as I barely scatched the surface of the wonderful place.

I. Got. Guinness. Marmite. Tasting. On. The. Show. Huzzah...

Congrats to Mark Yoshimoto Nemkoff for BRTC. Looks like it was a BIG success!

More from Abu Dhabi where I hope to meet up with "Malcolm from Abu Dhabi" as featured on the DSC...

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Bum Rush

I just posted this on Digg under the BRTC item


Black Lab are NOT signed to a label. They used to be and had a huge fight with the labels to get their music back. it is for that reason that Black Lab were chosen.

The point in using a large, mainstream, music delivery channel (iTunes) was to maximise the chance of getting notice. iTunes may have DRM embedded in its very soul (and I think it sucks they can't let CC or freeware tracks through without adding it) but iTunes reports to the "charts" so it's important to take advantage of that fact. If we can get enough people to buy or gift the track to someone else then it'll chart and send a message to BigMedia about how podcasting and podcasters can move the market.

BRTC is all about podcasting and getting BigMedia to sit up and take notice of the power of podcasting. It's not necessarily about "sticking it to the man" although that would be nice.
Black Lab are giving half their income to the charitable cause behind this. I think that's commendable. They didn't have to.

I fully support BRTC and will be buying the track as soon as I get home this evening. The people behind this are honest decent hardworking people. There is no hidden agenda here. There is no scam.

At the end of the day if you don't agree with it don't do it. Nobody is forcing you.

Paul Parkinson
Editor, Podcast User Magazine

I'll probably get tons of flak for it but it needed to be summarised.


Go to http://bumrushthecharts.blogspot.com/ and hit the BIG RED BUTTON.

Let's do it folks!

Saturday, March 17, 2007

It's arrived....

My Guinness Marmite has arrived.... Mmmmm. Guinness. Mmmmm. Marmite. Arghughugh...

Monday, March 12, 2007

TWIL Episode 7 - Suicide Girl

Welcome to the shownotes of the 7th episode of the This Week In London podcast. Direct link here or you can listen in the sidebar!

I'm happy to announce Brendan as the winner of the competition as he accurately worked out I was in Hoxton Square. Well done Brendan - I've sent you an email to confirm the details.

In this weeks show I played Mine Again by Black Lab, the song chosen for the Bum Rush The Charts take over. No link to the song here - please buy it on the 22nd March and make a difference. Black Lab are donating half their earnings from the sales of the song so credit and kudos to them for that.

I play a radio interview that Mark Yoshimoto Nemkoff and I did on BBC Radio 5 Live about BRTC which was a lot of fun. Sorry about my voice on this interview - I was getting over a really bad throat infection. There is a picture (NOT for the faint hearted) here.

One of the hosts of the radio show (not Chris Vallance, an altogether Good Chap) is a bit of an arse at the end of the piece but whatever - it's up to us to prove him wrong.

Finally, I tell a story about an incident I personally experienced on the London Underground. It was a lot harder to tell than I thought it would be. I think, listening to it again, you can appreciate how hard. The story is where I get the title for this show. At least she lived.

Stay tuned - I've got a great show planned covering Berwick Street in the next couple of weeks. Celebrity interviews no less! woot!!

Sunday, March 04, 2007

This Week In London #6 - Driving To Distraction

Hi there

Sorry for the delay in getting these shownotes out to you all. I’ve been pretty unwell and haven’t had the energy to do anything much. Anyways – better late than never eh!

Here is the direct link to the show

If you want to Digg This Week In London please do! You can find the page for it here

The Congestion Charge - here is the map of the congestion charge zone

For those of you who want to learn more about the Love/Hate relationship we have with
Marmite - follow the link!

Featured tracks this time are from

Bloom with Shoulder To Cry On


Small Town Sleeper with Car Crash

This last track (played first in the show) is a special, one-off show for Rorin after the event of the tracks name! Best of luck getting the car back on the road Rorin and give Saskia a big hug from me eh?

Competition Number 1 will close this Friday 9th 2007