Posts Tagged ‘music

19
Mar
10

Diary of Your Week: Living in Sydney.

This week we have a great comment from James McCarthy about living in Sydney. James was a contributor on our recent Olympics discussion.  It is a vivid and warm picture he paints of living in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.  Over to James:  If you live in Sydney and you love music and theatre, as I do, you can make a reasonable guess that you will end up inside the Sydney Opera House quite regularly. And you would be right.

Continue reading ‘Diary of Your Week: Living in Sydney.’

18
Sep
08

Michael Jordan meets Tchaikovsky

“Poetry in motion!” That’s a description applied to some of the best moments in sport. But instead of poetry, what about music? Chinese pianist Lang Lang – the 26-year-old who played at the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics – has been speaking to the BBC about some of his sporting inspirations as he caresses the keys. When he plays Tchaikovsky? It’s basketball player, Michael Jordan, who comes to mind. But Tiger Woods, Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt also fill his fingers with fire. Is it the same for you? Do you forever link some sport or sports stars with pieces of music? Or do they inspire you to other works of art? And why?

28
Jul
08

On air: Is illegal downloading immoral?

Right, I have my own login now… after a passionate debate in the WHYS meeting on Friday, the issue of music, television and film downloading, or acquiring themfor free in other ways is today’s topic.
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28
Jul
08

Talking Points for July 28

Good Morning from Priya in London. Thank you ZK and Katharina for the weekends massive blank page.

A few ideas for today’s programme:
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26
Jun
08

What’s on John McCain’s ipod?

Barack Obama has told the world what tickles his musical fancy. Howlin’ Wolf, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones and Jay Z tick most of the electoral demographic boxes on his wannabe presidential ipod (where’s the Latino artist though?) What might be on his rival John McCain’s MP3 player? Any suggestions?

21
Feb
08

Can you feel the music?

Do men respond to music on an intellectual level, whereas women have a more emotional reaction to songs? Continue reading ‘Can you feel the music?’




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