It's Children In Need day all across the UK today and tonight a live broadcast will take place across the BBC in a bid to once again try and raise as much money as possible for the charity. It was back in 1980 when the first ever Children In Need live telethon was shown on BBC One and Two and since then the charity has raised more than £600million for disabled children and young people in the UK.
I'm absolutely delighted to say that I am indeed performing lead vocals on a charity single, due out for release on November 24. It's a cover of the 1984 Sir Paul McCartney song We All Stand Together and the man himself has given the track his blessing. He has even agreed to waive all the royalties meaning that all monies raised from the single sales will go directly to the various charities involved.
I went to a gig on Wednesday night. Now, I’m only telling you this because I very rarely go to gigs. Well, certainly not in the past few years, mainly because I always seem to attract that one really drunk person who’s been in the pub all day in the lead up to the gig (nothing wrong with that to be fair, I’ve done it myself many a time) and they spot me in the crowd, recognise me and decide they’ll spend the rest of their night trying to video me or get a sneaky picture of me.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".