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April 25, 2007

Ariel

Hey - just putting a new video up to say thanks to everyone who's helped and to let you know some interesting info I've been sent. Also I wanted to let you know that I'm really getting to the BBC. Their own inhouse magazine Ariel has picked up the story - I've scanned it in below the video.

Ariel


The article is right in the middle of the backpage so you cant miss it. Looks like Ive shaken some trees.

Also I've had some anonymous emails with all sorts of theories (some crazy, some maybe not) including someone saying thet there might be something on Radio 1 THIS AFTERNOON at 3.15. Check the video. Im still not convinced but I will be listening.

Edit: sounds like nothing happened at 3.15. Must have been random speculation sadly. So hard to tell whats part of this and whats people messing me about. Sorry for the false alarm. I'll still follow up any other tips though just in case.

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patrick

Hi Paul,

I spotted FIA today at www.bigblagger.co.uk (press CTRL+A to see it). A bit odd seeing as that site doesn't seem to have anything to do with Radio 1, though - I think it's quite possible that sneaky webmasters could be just sticking the words 'Frozen Indigo Angel' on their sites now just to lure in people googling for it...

Mike Church

For what it's worth I've reluctantly been following this with a cautious eye and an open mind since it all kicked off and I have my own theories. I'm posting this on a few blogs and boards so that when the truth is out and one of my theories are correct you can all say I got it first. And before you all start pointing the finger at me if this is my first post on your blog/messageboard then forget it (though I do like the idea of being part of it so actually you can accuse away).

OK here goes.

The 'BBC did it' argument
It could be the BBC promoting something like their up and coming Big Weekend. Perhaps Franz Ferdinand on the London Eye maybe (Frozen Indigo Angel anagram minus 1 letter)? Though it is interesting it appeared on a Arctic Monkey podcast and on the DAB tracklisting screen just as Edith Bowman was playing an Arctic Monkeys song. Another Arctic Monkeys gig perhaps? Do Radio 1 need to promote Arctic Northern Monkeys any more than they have done in the last few weeks though? I think not. They could be using Arctic Monkeys because there are some clues in the songs? Are the clues in the songs? 'Brianstorm' is a wordplay on Brainstorm (where lots of people come together and discuss ideas - which is what we are doing here) ... 'Top marks for not trying' - well done to everyone who didn't get sucked in perhaps? 'You are the unforcasted storm' - the storm that is whatever this is all about? 'See ya later innovator' - suggests something innovative is happening? Viral marketing is no longer innovative... could this be something more than 'another bloody youtube video to send to all your mates' hence the 'See ya later'? It might not be Radio 1, it could be BBC 1 promoting Doctor Who with a little help from their friends at Radio 1 (Both the doctor and his assistant appeared with Jo Whiley recently - perhaps there were clues in there that we missed? All of a sudden Scott Mills appears as the new host for the National Lottery - coincidence or case of 'you scratch my back I'll scratch yours'.

The 'Denchfield did it' argument.
I'm thinking too deep on that one but to be honest I don't think it is from within the BBC. Here's why I think Denchfield did it. OK Podcasts, Vodcasts and Tracklistings can't be faked from the outside, we all have them on our computers, downloaded from the Radio 1 website. I don't doubt that they happened... but I think he did them whilst working for Radio 1. He would have had access. Anything that has happened since he left has been questionable. Now he hasn't access they are appearing in places that could easily be faked. No one spotted the TV screen in real time - he could have easily faked it himself in Photoshop and said it happened. Also, didn't he used to be in a reality TV show ('Wanted' on Channel 4)? Then surely he is either trying to build his own online reality show (and god knows where it will take us) or he is promoting the return of 'Wanted' or some other reality show? He's got to do something other than sit at home watching Jeremy Kyle regretting messing with the mighty BBC wondering if he'll ever get back behind or in front of the camera. 'Wanted'? More like 'Unwanted' Paul.

Other theories
The 'Neither the BBC did it or Paul Denchfield' argument. What if there is a real plot going on here. This could be the work of an ex-employee who left on good terms - do the BBC change passwords every time someone leaves or only after less than amicable partings like this? What if someone has got access to the BBC servers and databases? It could be something simple like someone with access left and has started his own band call 'Frozen Indigo Angel'...or it could be more sinister. What if someone really has been planting subliminal messages for ages and these are the first to be spotted. Have we all been subliminalled and does anyone know if subliminal messages really work? What if Derren Brown has subliminaled us all and we only think we are spotting Frozen Indigo Angel on the BBC - a genius plot by Channel 4?

I don't know. I love a conspiracy theory, I'm partial to 'good' viral marketing and have got nothing better to do in work other than waste time on this kinda stuff. Either way, I'm enjoying the ride that we are all probably taken for.... it'll be fun seeing what happens along the way.

James

Wouldn't believe that Big Blagger site for a start. Amateur.

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In April and May 2007, I claimed there was a cover-up at the BBC to do with the words 'Frozen Indigo Angel'. It was all part of an Alternate Reality Game run by Radio 1 and the guys behind Perplex City - in fact, I encountered a character or two from Perplex City myself.

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