#NotBaconBits Staycation Edition

Now that lockdown is easing, #NotBaconBits returns for a fortnight's summer staycation here at AlbieMedia 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 January [and that feels like decades ago - Ed].

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. Every weekday, 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 have a think as you lounge in your deckchair [lounge - Ed] and 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.

We finished #NotBaconBits in January with Sundown by Gordon Lightfoot - a fitting finale suggestion by Wolfpaw. So, to start us off again I'll pick up on the sun theme and start a new day. A bit of Duran Duran is always welcomed [even when it's not 80's music - Ed] so Reach Up (For the Sunrise)...

Now it's your turn. What will you connect to - more Duran Duran? Astronaut (the album the song came from)? Reaching maybe? The Weather? Think of your own connection and let us know on Twitter or Facebook and we may pick it for tomorrow's #NotBaconBits track!

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