I had a small dinner party this evening and while we ate I put Bill Evans on iTunes as every good host knows to. Then, when we reached the coffee stage, I turned off the computer speakers and we migrated to my (second) living room upstairs.
I’m now turning everything off and paused at my computer to briefly check emails and BBC news, and turned up for the volume for this rather tragic clip of Europe Minister Chris Bryant learning of the Hoon-Hewitt bid to oust Brown whilst talking live on TV.
And I was astounded, but deeply impressed, that the BBC had backed the whole painful moment with a particularly angsty quartet by Webern.
I was equally disappointed when I realised that the music was just coming from iTunes.