A project I worked on at the BBC as project manager has been nominated for a 2013 Sony Radio Academy Award in the Best Use Of Multiplatform category! BBC’s The Listening Project is a social & cultural archive (inspired by Storycorps) in which they collect recorded conversations made and submitted by UK residents. They’re then selected and broadcast at regional BBC stations around the UK.
The Listening Project shares some technical (and creative) DNA with another BBC project I’ve mentioned before which is close to my heart, BBC Introducing. The Introducing Uploader was another project I was proud to project manage in 2011 through a platform migration on BBC infrastructure. BBC Introducing actually won Gold the same Academy Award in 2011. I wasn’t credited on that one but The Listening Project folks were kind enough to include me in their nomination this year. Thanks guys & good luck!
Long time friend, drummer and collaborator, Rob Greenway, has just released a new recording under the name of Greenway Blvd! On Naked Splendor are 13 songs of original songs and covers with a more accessible/pop bent differing greatly from Rob’s other act, Brilliantfish (which is considerably darker in a more neo-industrial way).
I’m telling you this because my guitar playing is on a few of these tracks and I also co-wrote one of the songs (“Conditional“) with Rob a little while back. I think it’s a good album and if you like my stuff, you’ll probably like Greenway Blvd too.
You can listen to the whole album for free, streaming on Bandcamp or buy it if you like it!
Zunior.com is an excellent Canadian-based digital music store where you can get music in high quality MP3 format or as lossless FLAC files as well as the album artwork (you can even have a CD delivered to your front door). Zunior is run by Dave Ullrich (you may know him as the drummer from the Juno-nominated indie rock band, The Inbreds).
As of now, you can also get Arousal Disasters, Thanks To Science, We’ve Got Love and The End Of The Beginning EP on Zunior! Many thanks to Dave & Zunior.