Friday, February 26, 2010

James Rhodes

I received the following email today, and couldn't think what the hell it was about.

Listener Requests: ABC Classic FM Weekends 10:05am-12:00noon

Dear Pamela,

Thank you for your interest in the programme.

Your request will be broadcast as follows:

Work: Bach French suite
on: Sunday Jun 27 2010

I hope you continue to enjoy the programme.

Yours sincerely,

Marian Arnold
ABC Classic FM

Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail.

Then I suddenly remembered. James Rhodes! I wrote in to ABC Classic FM and asked them to play some of James Rhodes' CD. I wonder if they'll actually play James' version, or just pull out their own favourite version of Bach's French suite? Who the hell knows?

James Rhodes is fantastic. Have I raved on about him before? I'm not sure what I like better: the fact that he's released this fantastic CD, the fact that he's on Twitter, or the fact that he has such fantastic hair... Or the fact that he's friends with Stephen Fry, my new celebrity crush after watching endless episodes of Jeeves & Wooster, oh swoon...

Anyway, DO check him out. Well worth the effort. I bought his CD on iTunes AND from his web store. That's TWICE the effort. And absolutely worth it, my friends. Have I ever steered you wrong?

Monday, February 8, 2010

Music Monday

I'm hideously disappointed that I couldn't post "Water and a Flame" by Daniel Merriweather, featuring Adele. TOTALLY LAME. How are you supposed to help spread the word about a great artist if you can't even...--??

So, instead:

It isn't my favourite Merriweather song, but it's pretty smokin'. Get amongst it.