Monday, May 23, 2005

Wow! BBC staff are on strike. This morning I woke up and instead of listening to the Today programme with Humphrys, Naughtie and co. winding up politicians over how many angels they can get on a pinhead, we were woken up to this! In a profile of Dizzy Gillespie, Former Chancellor Ken Clarke played 'A Night in Tunisia' from this fantastic concert where Gillespie, Parker, Mingus, Powell and Roach played out of their skins in front of a half full audience in Toronto. I almost always support striking workers and if this is the sort of substitute programming we can expect, more power to the unions, I say.