Operation Mousemat

Today in the Burnfm studio I came up with…an idea!

Basically in the OLRC (library on the Selly Oak campus) there are old mousemats next to every computer. These were sponsored by a now defunct computer company called DCS plc. My idea is to replace these mousemats with Burnfm.com mousemats. It’s a hugely ambitious idea, even if it doesn’t sound like it (I mean mousemats for goodness sake!) However mousemats are not posters – they are likely to last for a few years at least and remain where they are. They will be next to the computers, hopefully inspiring people to listen as they work and they will also imprint Burnfm’s name and image firmly in people’s minds. There are students who haven’t heard of us.

If we can get Burnfm mousemats into at least the Main Library and the OLRC then we will definitely be reaching out to people. Then if we can branch out to the other 7 computer cluster areas we’ll be getting somewhere.

If anyone has any idea who to approach about this, be it through printing or in terms of who to approach at the Uni (I really don’t know, but have tried emailing the IT services as a start…will talk to the Main Library staff in person as soon as I can.)

Budget wise I know that unless we get some kind of sponsorship, we won’t be able to get enough mousemats, but ideally I’d like to start at 500 and see where we can go from there…

Any ideas give me an email at frankiepromotes@googlemail.com or comment….



Frank x

By the Book

I’ve totally rinsed BBC Iplayer recently (no suprises there!) Really I should have been reading whilst indisposed in bed but I tended to just fish my way through the deepest, darkest corners of the weekly iplayer archive.

Today I’m having a go with BBC Four’s The Book Quiz and yes, it has totally washed over me. Kirsty Wark is a greatly factual presenter who often comes out with some great quips. Like Paxman with good dress sense and a pleasant demeanour. However, it just feels like University Challenge! (They even have a gong.)

I used to read all the time but the quiz makes me feel quite naive and silly foolish. There just isn’t a great deal of humour; infact It’s taken very seriously. As a first time viewer I’m not overly familiar with the ways the rounds work and perhaps that is why…..

….however asked for the seven titles written by the Bronte sisters and one of the contestants missed out Agnes Grey! (as well as two Charlotte Bronte titles.) Suddenly I feel a bit better,

Also today I walked down my road to the Burnfm.com studio at 8.30am with a piece of toast in hand.

I haven’t been able to eat/walk properly for days! Now I’m doing both at the same time! Result!

Frank x

Oh and I wrote a new song for the first time in ages. It’s called Just Like Jenny. It’s not like most of my older stuff so it’s kind of odd to watch/listen/play personally. Should be popping to an open mic night in selly tomorrow.

Hot and Cold

I have felt absolutely rotten for the past couple of days.

Tomorrow I have an important interview so I hope I’ll feel a bit more on form! My house has no hot water or heating at the moment so when I am cold I am really cold. I’ve shaken so hard today my leg went pop! (Ouch!) Right now I’m all hot and all over the place but hopefully it will calm soon.

Burnfm.com has been going well so far. I’m going to have a meeting with my mainstream team now they’ve experienced being on air and have a feel for radio. This will hopefully lead to correlation within shows, with linking features, competitions etc.. I want to get it settled into routine before my essays/practical exams kick in so I can focus on work and not worry!

I really want to make a video for Gigbeth’s Sugarhill Gang Competiton but right now don’t feel so great, perhaps I’ll hip hop out in my pj’s!