Side Notes | 23rd April 2020

Side Notes is a weekly round up of everything and anything that catches our short attention span over the past week, coming to you live and direct every Friday.


Space

Elon Musk's Starlink Satellites

I was looking up at the stars last week to be truly perplexed by multiple satellites flying by at equal distances, up to ten. Turns out it's Elon Musk's SpaceX Starlink Express. Sixty new satellites were launched on Wednesday and it has been very visible over the UK this last week with some amazing videos being posted online. Its plan is to improve internet signals across the world but is Elon Musk really an evil genius with conspiracies including that it's spreading COVID-19 around the world? No.



MUSIC

Lonely The Brave - Bound

When vocalist David Jakes left the band it broke my heart and I didn't think they'd ever return with the same poignancy they strike with me and many other fans. With Bound the band have come back and not mimicked Jake's vocals but found a new, stunning voice and have developed their sound. More on Lonely The Brave soon on Part Wild...


TRAVEL

South Wheal Frances, Cornwall


Podcast

Louis Theroux - Grounded

Our saviour Louis Theroux is here with a new series of Podcasts to help us through lockdown. Digging a little deeper into the lives of people he's interested in talking to. Head to BBC Sounds to subscribe.



And finally...Thank you NHS, Carers and healthcare workers the world over for putting yourself in harm's way to help others. It's selfless and as they say, this kind of thing brings out the best in society. We'll give you a clap tonight at 8pm.