Hear This Now- The People’s Songs 1

The People’s Songs is one of those quintessentially BBC projects. Using 50 songs as springboards, it’s a musical and cultural history of Britain since the Second World War. As the name suggests, it’s all about how they affected ordinary people, rather than academics or celebrities. It’s fascinating stuff, narrated with his usual wordplay by Stuart Maconie.

You can listen to The People’s Songs on iPlayer.

The Revolution is dead. Long live The Revolution!

Ickle sent me the link to The Revolution’s wikipedia entry. It’s the bit at the end that’s depressing-

All shares in the station have recently been purchased by Manchester radio legend Steve Penk, who has flipped the station back to its original Adult Contemporary format. Ths station is running promos and scripts which talk of a relaunch as “The All New 96.2 The Revolution” at 6am on Monday September 15th 2008.

The team behind the “old” alternative Revolution plan to relaunch the station online.

Arse! I’m going to miss The Rev. I hope the online version comes along soon.