Bloomberg News/TV. Rock Critic. Editor. Author, All You Need Is Rock; Dictionary Rock&Pop etc. Fellow, Royal Soc of Arts. Opinions my own, RTs not endorsements.

Mark Beech's Biography

Column syndicated worldwide. I edit Muse copy over a wide range of topics and manage staff and freelances. I also worked for ITN, Sunday Times and Press Association. I read PPE at Oxford.

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Mark Beech - Puddles Haiku

Aug 30, 2015

Puddles Haiku - By Mark Beech . Invert the real world: Mirrors fractured by raindrops, Smelting roofs to... tmblr.co/Z0HXos1tBIVXM

Beach Boy Wilson Takes Gershwin Surfin’, Sheryl Crow Gets Soul

bloomberg.com — Aug. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Take a popular composer such as George Gershwin, the man behind "Rhapsody in Blue" and "An American in Paris." Then put his works through the psychedelic blender of Beach Boys surf music, courtesy of Brian Wilson, the creator of "Pet Sounds" and "Smile."

Mark Beech - Air Trail Haiku

Jack White Gets Furious, Norah Jones Goes Pop on CDs

bloomberg.com — April 24 (Bloomberg) -- After years in groups such as the White Stripes, Jack White is stepping out as a solo star. "Blunderbuss," out today, is as weird and intriguing as White himself, the main man behind the White Stripes as well as Raconteurs and Dead Weather.
Aug 04, 2015

Oh dear I made the Snorah joke few times before - 2009 and 2012 to name two. @NorahJones has moved on now, so must I. bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

Mark Beech - Firework Haiku

Jul 19, 2015

Firework Haiku - By Mark Beech . Flowers flash their rage, Make the darkness visible, Hang heads forever.   tmblr.co/Z0HXos1pzSsTQ

Bloomberg Briefs

newsletters.briefs.blpprofessional.com — The 10 percent pay rise will be backdated to 8 May, and future increases will move in line with average earnings in the public sector, the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority said today. Prime Minister David Cameron has previously called the proposed increase "unacceptable" at a time when caps have been placed on public-sector pay.

Bloomberg Briefs

newsletters.briefs.bloomberg.com — The 10 percent pay rise will be backdated to 8 May, and future increases will move in line with average earnings in the public sector, the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority said today. Prime Minister David Cameron has previously called the proposed increase "unacceptable" at a time when caps have been placed on public-sector pay.

BBC Faces Biggest Overhaul in Decade, May Lose License Fee

bloomberg.com — The British Broadcasting Corp. may lose its income from license fees and have to rely on a subscription service as it faces its biggest shake-up in a decade. Among options in the U.K. government's review of the world's biggest public broadcaster is the selling of BBC Worldwide, one of the organization's biggest money-spinners.

Bloomberg Briefs

newsletters.briefs.bloomberg.com — In testimony to MPs today, the Bank of England governor said the time for a rate increase is moving closer, sending the pound to a one-week high against the dollar, pushing U.K. stocks down for the first time in five days and hurting government bonds.

Apple Pay expands to the UK

iol.co.za — London - Apple is making the UK the first market outside the US for its digital-wallet system as the company fights for a place in the electronic-payments industry. The Apple Pay service will be available at 250 000 retail locations in Britain starting on Tuesday, the company said in an emailed statement.
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Aug 30, 2015

Never let go of that fiery sadness called desire. -- Patti Smith fb.me/3VWtcReDc

Aug 30, 2015

‘Straight Outta Compton’ beats new releases, on top for third weekend at U.S. box office bloom.bg/1JELQfr pic.twitter.com/ZKYUIcPXGt

Aug 30, 2015

New video from @U2 "Song for Someone" by Matt Mahurin. Tour resumes Sept 4 Turin. youtube.com/watch?v=RFjcd_…

Aug 30, 2015

RIP Nelson Shanks, known for portraits (Clinton with Lewinsky echo, Salome, Diana). fb.me/HyzqUjJE

Aug 30, 2015

Puddles Haiku - By Mark Beech . Invert the real world: Mirrors fractured by raindrops, Smelting roofs to... tmblr.co/Z0HXos1tBIVXM

Aug 30, 2015

One year and counting: Mars isolation experiment begins. This week I am mostly in the 1970s timewarp... fb.me/3ZBMl7mA8

Aug 30, 2015

Re Mungo Jerry: so you thought you could get through summer without enduring this? Wrong.... fb.me/4qTZSRRwx

Aug 30, 2015

Bad album covers of the day: More interesting hairstyles. fb.me/7hU4oZFCg

Aug 30, 2015

A simply magnificent, uplifting, tearjerking video just out. LOVE it. @RichardHawley signs to @wbr, album in Sept. youtube.com/watch?v=zr2JTS…


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