A press release from channel 4 was issued via the yahoo peel group Monday morning. Viral or not I decided to take a further look as it concerned Tom Ravenscroft (Peel’s son in case you need telling), who’s hosting a new music programme dedicated to new music on something called Channel 4 Radio – whatever that is.
After a frustrating few minutes of finding absolute no details of this new venture at their website I decided instead to listen to something else that was currently on offer – more frustration. No where that I could see does it tell you how to listen or ‘tune in’. I couldn’t tell whether this was a digital tv deal or DAB. Nothing inspires me less than having to dig deep inside a web site to find the required information but then I remember having this problem before. B4? Less4?.
So anyway as I poke around it dawns on me that it’s nothing more exciting than a selection of themed podcasts. But that’s not all, it’s a podcast you have to register for to access and download. I’m really losing interest now. Using the spam account I signed up and will probably re-investigate some other time.
What all this has to do with Unpredictable Porridge, the joint venture between Ravenscroft and Universal Music is anybody’s guess but with so many mp3 blogs and podcasts around another one isn’t going to make that much differerence is it?
Obviously I have nothing but good wishes for any of Tom’s projects and look forward to the result of his musical siftings but to me this appears to be a small and incidental step on what I hope will be a long a fruitful career journey.
“Ooer, listen to Mr Grumpy Boots” – DE’s worringly effeminate conscience!