I agree but take a better look at the BBC Radio Player, there are
over 106 Programs listed for playback under Folk/Country from
all the UK. This doesn't even hit their Jazz & other programming. Great place to get lost & sample.
Thanks James - It's worth mentioning the talk stuff on BBC7, Vintage British comedy and current satire.
I also like the stories which are read aloud there somewhere. I'm a bit helter skelter in my search and discovery methods, rarely remembering where I'd saved the address. Thanks Huw.
All the new listening options on the web make me wish for a PC option similar to my iPod FM transmitter. It would be nice to start the stream on FA from my laptop and transmit to the house sound system via FM. I wonder if a device like that already exists?
I should have looked before I posted. The Dell website has one listed for $19.95. Perfect!
I bought a HiFast USB transmitter on Ebay last year - I can now listen to FA and BBC Radio 7 in the bath! Mine cost about $8.00 in your money and it came all the way from Canada!
BBC web services are constantly being reviewed in case they mess up the free market in broadcasting and webcasting. The moment they get too successful in a given area, the money people close them down. Make the most of it while its there is my advice.
I first saw music streamed from a computer to speakers in Sam Bush's tour bus (how long have I waited to say that?). I listen to Hugh Stevens' Best of Unsigned from BBC1 as a podcast. There is so much great material available (including Chris' Folk Alley AlleyCast, which is a great way to listen to a bunch of stuff while working out at the gym).
Singing the Fishing was fabulous ! Listen to the new show on the shipbuilding industry, great stuff. Good work Rifleman Hagman.
That would be the frankly marvellous Mr Tams. He's all through the UK folk scene of the last 30 years like letters through a stick of rock. Nice bloke too.
"Like letters through a stick of rock?" Huw, buddy, could you break that down for me?
Rock is candy - seaside candy. it comes in pink and white sticks about a foot long and most resorts have their name written through each stick they sell. This is done by making big fat candy letters to spell the name of the resort (Brighton, Blackpool, or if you're really unlucky Aberystwyth), these are built into a foot-wide cake of white and pink candy, which is then rollered down to an inch thick and cut into foot long 'sticks'.
In Aberystwyth Mon Amor, Brainbocs - the schoolboy villan works a summer job at the rock factory. When he's laid off without full compensation, the factory finds it has made a huge batch of rock with the intergral legend "I've pxxxed in this rock".
Ahh hah! So Huw, how many places laid you off?
I've had more jobs than fleas on a dog Jack. I've even worked for the BBC!
Bob Harris interviews the Avett Brothers on BBC listen again (Radio 2) for the next week.
A current Joni Mitchell interview is available on Listen Again R2 this week.
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