Monthly Archives: March 2012

Meerkat Sunbed

I was amused to see this meerkat at Van Hages mini-zoo. He had his head in the lampshade for ages, then peeped out at me as if to ask what I was up to … before sticking his head under…

The BBC Ate My Homework

Thanks for the emails asking why I’ve not been Peacockshocking very much over the last few weeks. Well – it’s because I’ve been making a BBC programme about originality (going out in April) and running the BBC’s new Advanced Features/Documentaries…

Cat’s Whiskers

Boll was showing off her whiskers in the sunshine today. As you can see, they’re impressively long.

SpeechJammer

Finally – the perfect invention. It’s a Japanese speech-jamming gadget that forces dull people into silence. The SpeechJammer gun records the speech of your target (a tedious teacher, lecturer, vicar, relative or whoever) and then fires their words back at…

The Creep Takes It All – Abba Radiohead Mashup

If, like me, two of your favourite bands happen to be Abba and Radiohead, then you’ll love this brilliant mashup of Creep and The Winner Takes It All by Amoraboy from Toulouse.

Anarchic Anechoic

I spent this afternoon in an anechoic (echo-free) BBC studio in Media City Salford, making odd noises with creative people. Standing up – producer Michael Surcombe and composer Loz Kaye. Sitting down – Professor Trevor Cox, singer Najia Baji and…