A showcase of talent for the world

We watched the Platinum Party at the Palace music concert on Saturday night (4 June 2022), broadcast live by the BBC from outside Buckingham Palace in London where more than 20,000 people had gathered to experience it in person. It was in celebration of the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II marking her 70 years on the British throne. What I saw on my HD TV at home was a stunning event, a spectacular showcase of so much talent that…

Gangnam Style heads towards a billion views

840,131,442 views since July. Wonder how soon Gangnam Style will hit a billion views. AdAge reckons Dec 11. Watch the video at YouTube: http://youtu.be/9bZkp7q19f0?hd=1 Google+: View post on Google+ Post imported by Google+Blog. Created By Daniel Treadwell. If you’ve not really heard of Gangnam Style other than that it’s a music video, here’s a bit of background from its Wikipedia entry: “Gangnam Style” […] is a K-pop single by the South Korean music artist PSY. The song was released on…

Stream (and buy) music while you do the grocery shopping

If you do your grocery shopping in Tesco, you may already know that you can stay connected in the depths of the typical supermarket where no network signal usually reaches, thanks to Tesco’s own wifi network in most stores. Now, you’ll be able to enjoy your weekly shopping by listening to streaming music to your mobile device from the We7 internet radio station that Tesco just bought. It’s free to listen to as it’s currently ad supported. While this move…

Voices from the Ealing tweetup

Just under a year ago, I went to my first Ealing Tweetup in Ealing, west London. Organized by Mark Hillary, it was unlike any other tweetup I’d been to before in a number of ways especially the local-community, non-geeky feel to it. It was terrific and I’ve been hoping to be able to go to another one. I did just that a few days ago when I joined nearly 200 otherĀ  people at “The biggest Ealing tweetup ever!” on September…

Rock your holiday weekend

It’s late summer bank holiday weekend in the UK, noted in the cultural calendar as not only the conclusion of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe but also for two big music festivals – Reading and Leeds – where thousands of music fans congregate over three days to enjoy some terrific live sounds. If you can’t get to Reading or Leeds this weekend (or even if you can), you can also enjoy some terrific sounds with this week’s episode of The Friday…

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