#NotBaconBits is BACK for April! And we're looking for more of your suggestions. Susan Omand explains more...
What do you mean "What's #NotBaconBits?" *checks archive* Well, I suppose we can let you off as it's been a couple of years since we ran it last time.
So, to explain the game... They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Well, I hope that Classic FM’s weekday Breakfast show, presented by the inimitable Tim Lihoreau, is incredibly flattered as we “borrowed” the idea from them. Just before half seven every morning, Tim used to play the Breakfast Serial (serial/cereal - geddit?) – a classical track that is, in some way, linked to the previous day’s Breakfast Serial offering, whether that link is to do with the title, the composer, the orchestra or something even more obscure. But, because we’re not just a Classical Music site, we decided to expand over all the music genres, so you may get a rock track linking to a jazz track, linking to a 15th century madrigal and you must be able to explain the link between one track and your choice for the next one step by step. It can be as simple or as contrived as you want - in fact the more contrived the better! There's no prizes, it's just for fun so get your thinking caps on!
As always for #NotBaconBits, once you've listened to today's choice, we're looking for your suggestions for tomorrow's track. Join in by tweeting us @albiemediaAM with the #NotBaconBits hashtag or adding your suggestions in the comments of our #NotBaconBits Facebook posts - remember the link can be as simple or contrived as you want, in any music genre (it doesn't have to be classical or pop) and you can link to anything about the song - the title, the artist, words in the song, something about the video ... anything as long as you can justify it. If we pick your suggestion for the link, you'll get the credit in that day's article and shout outs on our social networking streams.
The last song we finished #NotBaconBits on last time was Disturbed's version of The Sound of Silence so, in a tenuous link to that, since we're back, here's Thin Lizzy's The Boys are Back in Town! Let us know what to choose for tomorrow.