Links for December 4th

Don't strike up the band Visit a pub and there’s every chance you’ll hear background Muzak, or high-volume Sky Sports coverage of Premiership football. But what are the chances of hearing live music? At least as good as they have ever been, says the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, which controls the licensing of [...]

Links for March 12th

Iron Maiden speak out over riot Heavy metal group Iron Maiden's tour manager has criticised the people who were arrested for trying to gatecrash a concert in Bogota. Colombian police arrested more than 100 people after stones were thrown hours before the group were due to perform. In a statement posted on the band's website, [...]

Bookmarks for February 25th through February 27th

A false sense of security - The real danger of social networks is complacency, not cancer, says Bill Thompson Ryanair mulls charge for toilets - Irish budget airline Ryanair has said it is considering charging passengers for using the toilet while flying. Chief executive Michael O'Leary told the BBC that the Dublin-based carrier was looking [...]

Links for February 18th

Novelist Pratchett becomes a Sir - Author Terry Pratchett has been knighted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace for services to literature. Sir Terry, 60, was named in the New Year Honours list. Wonder twins telescope sees star’s dying gasps - 500 light years away, the star T Leporis is dying. It used to be [...]

Links for February 17th

BBC - Newsbeat - Technology - Sky to replace 90,000 HD boxes - Thousands of Sky+ HD customers are to have their boxes replaced after a fault was discovered by manufacturer Pace. Food intolerance test - Watchdog - Julia Bradbury went under cover to reveal how a 'food intolerance' test available from high street gyms, [...]

Bookmarks for February 15th through February 16th

NABBC National Convention - A bright but cold morning recently greeted the delegates for the 2009 National Convention of the National Association of Brass Band conductors (NABBC) at their convention venue in Lincoln. Our band performed at this event. We were delighted to be conducted by the legendary Major Peter Parkes Don't be bitter as [...]

Chop chop

People do all sorts of odd things on the internet. A little while ago I posted an article about one guy that live-blogged his vasectomy. I didn't think that anyone else would be daft enough to do anything similar, but I was wrong. Kev Leitch is going to be live tweeting his own operation. This [...]