Monday, November 01, 2010

Not everything's for the best in this best of all possible worlds

Shocked today to learn someone we've stolen at least two tags and many, many more lines from, Danny Baker, has been diagnosed with cancer. STN extends what it can to him and his family and hopes his peculiar, singular, hugely influential and above all brilliant broadcasting style, whether on music, football or random, will be back on the air before we know it.

As a side order, if you haven't already, listen to his guesting on The Word's podcast in which an all too willing to indulge David Hepworth and Mark Ellen provoke tales of life on the road and as an NME hack, which might be the single greatest podcast of its type.

And as a musical fanfare, this glorious slab of late 80s Canadian power-pop which Baker played incessantly in his Radio 1 days:

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