Twoople – it’s really quite new and I like

Twoople

In a world where the increasingly revenue desperate Facebook has taken over the instant messaging space. I like this new idea.

Twoople gives you a personal URL… mine is www.twoople.com/seanamcginty and when it’s clicked people can chat with me, anywhere on any device. You can swap files too which is nice.

Instant messaging from anywhere to anyone with no networks

Instant messaging from anywhere to anyone with no networks

I miss ICQ

I am not sure what I might use it for personally as I.M. has not been my bag since ICQ went the way of all flesh but I wish them well as I think we need something like this.

I suppose if I ever set up an online business then it would be a nice addition to a customer service offering which is a lot more efficient that taking telephone calls all the time and more instantaneous than email.

Also (thinking about it) it could be a way for me to stop having to use Facebook to communicate with bands, artists and community radio people!

Canadian folk

And they are Canadian which means they are nice people.

My Twoople URL is >>here<<

 

 

 

 

BBC Introducing Saturday 3rd May 2014

BBC Introducing Lancashire

This week on BBC Introducing Lancashire we had All Becomes Clear on the programme playing a live session.

 

We spoke to My Mistake on the phone

 

We played a couple of live tracks from Rae Morris and the interview with Jo Whiley on BBC Radio 2. (If you look at the playlist… to be clear Joe Whiley did NOT sing on Rae Morris’ track!) 😉

 

We spoke with these people about a good few things too!

And we played a ton of new local music. If you want to see who we played just click HERE to see a playlist for BBC Introducing Lancashire.

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The Dorset Knob Throwing Competition

Bank Holiday Knob Throwing

On BBC Radio Lancashire this morning I was presenting with Steve Royle.

I saw a story on the BBC Dorset website that was well… intriguing. So the inimitable Garry Scott called the Knob Throwing man and this is what happened.

Listen to what happened:

 

What a very nice man you can find them on Twitter.

 

My birthday, John Peel and his memory

(it is not my birthday today – just reblogging this cus I thought it was still relevant.)

Four years on nearly and it still stands… new music radio is about the music not the delivery mechanism. It has to be unselfish and not indulge in bandwaggonism. If an artist is great they don’t need a “buzz” for BBC Introducing to get behind them nationally but I hear that so often I could scream.

Anyhoo… RIP JP still missing your presence. BBC Introducing is a powerful force still but it needs to watch it doesn’t become self serving for the BBC and some wannabe presenters. Let’s have more money spent on local BBC Introducing not just the big eye catching stuff. This is all about the artists and encouraging local music scenes or it is about nothing.

Sean McGinty

Today is my 46th birthday… it is also the day 6 years ago we lost John Peel.

In his latter years I enjoyed John Peel more for his radio 4 outings and the lovely random, “I don’t give a shit that this is tele” broadcasts too. The way he undermined Top of the Pops and the cheesy DJ’s he worked with.

Cliche

I could cliche this and wax lyrical about what his radio programme did for generations of young musos and creative types but every man and his dog does that.

But since his parting the world of new music has lacked a voice. A detached. Uncommercial. “I’m not trying to make a career for myself, I just like the music” type voice.

The reason John Peel was a legend is that not only did he pick up on some pretty good music in his time but the way he…

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Radio and youtube

So Matt Deegan or  did a writing thing about radio and youtube use… very interesting… you can find it here—> CLICK

Do radio stations do this because it increases reach? (Although not measured.) Or is it vanity and a desperate wish to be on a platform even if it doesn’t quite fit?

Don’t get me started on webcams and video streaming from the studio!

Although it turned out to be quite handy when your Prime Minister calls a voter a bigot!

That nice  alerted me on G+.

 

 

BBC Introducing

This Saturday from 8pm on BBC Introducing Lancashire… do tune in and listen on your wireless thing.

All becomes clear play live in the BBC Radio Theatre.

 

We talk to this lot about their gig this weekend…

 

And I (@seanamcginty) talk to the boss of Bandpage

BBC Radio Lancashire – BBC Introducing

BBC Introducing Lancashire

New local music from the BBC

BBC Introducing

I am very lucky to be the presenter of BBC Introducing Lancashire.

Every Saturday evening from 8pm until 10pm on BBC Radio Lancashire I play the best new music from our fair county!

The programme was first to play a host of local artists you hear on national radio and see on your device type things.

The BBC Uploader

If you have music you’d like to send me then please go to the BBC Introducing site and register there. I get notified, we listen to the music and then if it passes through my team it could get played on the radio locally, nationally and you could end up playing one of the big festivals on the BBC Introducing stage.

Like Rae Morris did here. 

So how about having a listen?

Just click the yellow link below and see what was going on on this week’s programme.

Thanks for taking the time and hope to hear you soon.

BBC Radio Lancashire – BBC Introducing.