February 24, 2006

Video Killed the Radio Star: - Self-linking? Hell no! I'm linking to the BBC. It's not my fault if they can't find anyone more interesting to interview on a Friday afternoon (at 4PM GMT, 11AM EST).

posted by JJ to interviews at 08:45 AM - 11 comments

If you click on the link on the right side of the page and you have a clever computer, you might catch me talking to the one and only Sybil Ruscoe on BBC Radio Oxford this afternoon. At least, I think it's live. Just for a change, I've gotten myself into something without really understanding what it is.

posted by JJ at 08:46 AM on February 24, 2006

I'm trying to listen, but the link crashed my browser. I just copied the streaming link to my realplayer (I will not bitch about realplayer I will not bitch about realplayer I will not bitch about realplayer I will not bitch about realplayer), and the file won't render. Sorry, JJ. I tried. Can you see if they can send you a clip of your appearance afterward?

posted by chicobangs at 10:02 AM on February 24, 2006

You rock JJ. I applaud your minor celebruty status.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 10:09 AM on February 24, 2006

I clearly rock - nearly as much as the music Sybil was playin between soundbites. Still, might be the easiest fiver I ever make if she takes me up on the golfing challenge. Thanks for listening (or trying to chico!).

posted by JJ at 10:58 AM on February 24, 2006

That's a nice set of chompers on Sybil.

posted by worldcup2002 at 02:04 PM on February 24, 2006

Gums for days! I'd floss it.

posted by wfrazerjr at 06:59 PM on February 24, 2006

"Sybil put the Shropshire town of Wem on the map". That'll be the 1:1,000 ordnance survey version, then. Seriously, JJ, have you thought about a deal with the BBC to podcast your ultimate stuff? I forsee a series of programs, one for each sport. It works for Ricky Gervais.

posted by owlhouse at 08:17 PM on February 24, 2006

And is there a transcript available? It was the middle of the night here and as much as I love you, JJ...

posted by owlhouse at 12:08 AM on February 25, 2006

owlhouse, I don't know if you've got what it takes to be a JJ groupie. Liking that podcast idea though - might be the way forward. I don't think there's a transcript, but there may be a way to get a recording of it. I'm looking into it and will post it on my site if and when anything comes of it.

posted by JJ at 08:12 AM on February 25, 2006

Speaking of BBC Radio Oxford, when it rains at Banda Aceh airport, the bus that takes you to the plane is an ex Oxford city transport bus, and is plastered with BBC radio adverts, inside and out. The bus was donated through Islamic Relief (also based in Oxford) following the tsunami. I'll have to check the adverts more closely for any photos of Sybil.

posted by owlhouse at 11:33 PM on February 26, 2006

*L* Really? I get an Oxford Bus Company Bus every morning! A number 4 (or 4B, C or D) or, indeed, a 5.

posted by JJ at 05:53 AM on February 27, 2006

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