That’s the sound of
Big Ben you hear at the start. Then it goes from stuff to fun.
By Blurt Staff
Today was the 90th anniversary of the debut of
the BBC Radio – which you’d be forgiven for not noticing unless you actually
lived in Britain, although here at BLURT central we did enjoy listening to a
couple of tributes broadcast this afternoon on the local NPR/PRI affiliate – and
to mark it each BBC station on the planet aired an unusual sonic collage, 2LO Calling, which Blur/Gorillaz
frontman Damon Albarn put together. The ever-restless musical aesthete put out
a call for people to submit their ideas of what would be most representative of
the BBC for someone encountering it 90 years hence – and he subsequently
assembled a three-minute piece.
Read more about it at the BBC, and check out the audio as