Blog posts by year and month January 2012
'Behind the scenes' blogs can follow a format. They usually start with the programme maker's initial delight with the commission tempered by just how daunting a prospect it is. Then the odyssey is embarked upon. There are peaks and troughs. The jeopardy of the quest. Finally, just when it all se...
New year, new music. BBC Album Reviews Editor Mike Diver looks at some of the collections coming the listening public's way in the first three months of 2012. Hi, readers. Now, there are lots, and lots, of great new albums forthcoming in early 2012. But this selection of 10 represents the mos...
Words cannot really express the excitement I feel in being given a platform to express and play some of my favourite music on BBC Radio 2. This is a "no-holds-barred" perspective on music from around the globe, looking at music for exactly what it is - a universal language. All my work over the ...