The Week In Re-Boo: 24th-31st August
I’m going to attempt to inaugurate a new feature here on the Audioboo blog – every Friday I’m going to try and post a “week in re-boo”, featuring some of the most interesting and newsworthy Boos from the past week. If I get enough complaints, I might think about changing the name of this feature to a marginally less awful pun.
So we start this look back at the week with Prince Harry and his right royal knees up in Las Vegas. Whilst this generated an awful lot of comment and analysis in the press, the best by a wide margin was undoubtedly the critique of art critic Brian Sewell – a man who is so posh he makes The Queen sound as though she need elocution lessons. Radio 4′s PM programme recruited Sewell to talk about the photos of a nude Prince Harry from an artistic point of view. You can hear what he thought in the player below:
From photos of questionable artistic merit now though and to some of the most important and beautiful photos ever taken. And these photos weren’t taken by a professional – just someone who took photos for a hobby. I am, of course, referring to Neil Armstrong, who’s main job was to be the first man on the Moon. As we know Armstrong sadly died last weekend – and a few days ago BBC Newshour posted this moving tribute from his friend and colleague (who just happened to be the second man out of the hatch) Buzz Aldrin:
Back to earth now and Gem 106fm’s Sam and Amy have been speaking to one of Britain’s Olympic heroes on their programme. Double bronze medalist Rebecca Addlington popped in for a chat. Now that the Olympics are over she told them about how she’s planning a charity bike ride across Zambia – sounds challenging, but I’m sure Sir Chris Hoy can give her some tips.
Over on the James Whale show on LBC, James has been speaking to one of London’s most controversial figures: Bob Crow, who’s head of the RMT Union. It turns out that despite commanding a hefty salary, Crow is still living in a council flat. When asked if he thinks this is okay (after all, couldn’t the flat go to someone earning less?) he… well, squirms quite considerably. Have a listen:
Staying with politics and today is the last day of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida – and the Guardian’s Adam Gabbatt has been there for the duration. He has recorded a number of Boos speaking to some of the delegates on the ground – including this man who does nothing to dispell any stereotypes about Texas:
And finally this week the grammy award winning musician Imogen Heap played a concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London. She got there a little bit early – so what better way is there to pass the time than record some Boos of rehearsals for her followers?
So that’s the week in Re-Boo. Do let me know in the comments if you’ve spotted anything great that I’ve missed – or if you have any suggestions for next week!