#NotBaconBits 2020


New Year, Old Friends? Yes, to add some diet-friendly fun back into January, #NotBaconBits has returned and we're looking for more of your suggestions. Susan Omand explains more...

What do you mean "What's #NotBaconBits?" Oh, come on, surely you can remember back to ... ah, it was way back in April last year. OK maybe you're forgiven this 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 played 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 the idea 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 make it your New Year's Resolution to add your suggestion to our social media feeds. 

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 explain how you got there and show your workings. 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.

Here's how we finished #NotBaconBits last time we played it, so we'll start with that link as a great example of what we're looking for. The previous #NotBaconBits track had been The KLF song Kylie Said to Jason. @Wolfpaw36 on Twitter suggested this link...

@Wolfpaw36 said - "Hmmm, Kylie & Jason... gotta be an Australian reference or maybe adopted Australians, born in Scotland. One of the biggest rock bands in history at one of the biggest concerts.... AC/DC, Let there be Rock"

So here's the epic AC/DC to kick us off for another batch of sizzling #NotBaconBits!



Now it's your turn. What will you connect to - AC/DC? Something about electricity maybe? Rock? Too easy? What about going from "Let There Be" to "Let It Be"? No you can't use that one because I've just suggested it! Think of your own connection and let us know on Twitter or Facebook and we may pick it for tomorrow's #NotBaconBits track!