My Week In Media: Suzy Klein
Monday 14 July 2008
Last week I listened to...
I always listen to Wake up to Wogan on BBC Radio 2, because he's the most brilliant broadcaster. He is amazingly relaxed, and you always feel safe in his hands. In Tune on Radio 3 is the best drivetime show. There was a pianist on it called Jack Gibbons who is really gregarious and has done shows in weird and wonderful places. He is a great advocate for music and broad-minded about the type he is prepared to play.
Last week I read...
I always read The Economist – it's the only place to go for reliable foreign and world news. There was a great piece about John McCain lurching off to the right and making things too easy for Obama. I feel you don't get a profound insight about what the politics of it are from any TV or radio here. I like the fact the articles are presented anonymously, because it feels like a team effort to do the best journalism. After The Economist I feel like getting Grazia or Heat, but this week I picked up Easy Living. It was really bad. The whole point about these magazines is a quick fix about Angelina's pregnancy or to find out that I have to buy wedges, but Easy Living was drearily depressing reading about bikini waxes. I found it utterly tedious and middle-of-the-road. I didn't know who it was pitched at and it was trying to do everything: food, fashion, lifestyle and gossip, without doing any of them properly.
Last week I surfed...
I get all my news online and am addicted to bbc.co.uk/news. I do my food shopping at Ocado, but I always buy too much stuff and forget crucial items. Because of high food prices, I've decided that I might actually have to go to a supermarket, which I haven't done in a long time. I have a profound loathing of them.
Last week I watched...
Storyville on BBC4, which I always love. It was on the biggest Chinese restaurant in the world. What I love about Storyville is that this seems like a non-story – who cares about the biggest Chinese restaurant in the world? – but it was such a great way of exploring what it means to be Chinese at the moment.
Suzy Klein presents the BBC Proms on BBC 2. The BBC Proms season opens on 18 July and runs until 13 September at the Royal Albert Hall; www.bbc.co.uk/proms
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