DiS was surprised and excited to hear news that the BBC are working on a project to make all their glorious audio and video music content available to download.
The download service being developed by BBC Worldwide will offer streamed and paid download material from it's vast music archives.
This is a very exciting prospect. All the Peel sessions, Led Zeppelin's performance on the Old Grey Whistle Test, grunge hammered out on Top Of The Pops direct to your computer's video library.
With potential to be bigger than the iPlayer, DiS is naturally gagging with excitement. Details of the launch date have not yet been made available but that's not gonna stop us celebrating the news of this new music download service.
So in anticipation we thought we'd raid the YouTube archives and bring you some BBC music highlights that have inspired, awe struck and left DiS generally motived to keep pushing the good musical word.
Have a look below and see what you think of our selection. If you have any better ideas post them below and we'll soon let you know if you're right or wrong.
1. At The Drive 'One Armed Scissor' (Jools Holland 2000)
No-one was expecting At The Drive-In to incorporate a piece of seating furniture so creatively into the performance. This one track set was ground-breaking and sent jazz-grunge shockwaves far beyond television centre. Watching it back again it hasn't lost any of it's aggression and appeal.
2. Blur 'Universal' (Glastonbury 1998)
One of many Glastonbury performances you could pick from the Beeb's extensive annual coverage of the festival. The song's explicit optimism struck a cord with everyone in the audience both in the field and the armchair. This track especially seems to marry the message of every Glasto undeniably well.
3. Nirvana 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' (Top Of The Pops 1991)
Probably one of the funniest clips you'll see in the list. Kurt can already be seen giving fame the cold shoulder here as he refuses to tow the TOTP party live and perform conservatively. He deliberately puts on a Morrissey-esque low voice to either poke fun or entertain. Either way his efforts to fail failed as The Observer newspaper listed the performance as the third greatest in the programme's history. Amazing!
4. David Bowie 'Fame' (Bowie at the Beeb 2000)
The thin white Duke returned to his old stomping ground just days after his incomparable headlining set at Glastonbury 2000. The exclusively recorded intimate gig would be the blueprint for other, more contemporary performances from The Streets and Coldplay's outdoor show at Television Centre (youtube). This was easily the best time to see the most influential man in rock do a unbelievable greatest hits set.
5. The Maccabees 'First Love' & 'Latchmere' (BBC Collective 2007)
Bringing us bang up-to-date and coincidentally with a bunch of lads much loved by DiS are The Maccabees. The band performed in 2007 as part of the BBC Collective Sessions, a culture magazine that was available on the website (bbc.co.uk/dna/collective/). Unfortunately closed now but that doesn't mean we still cannot adore the amazing sound and visual quality of the magazines extensive archives. This is what live music should sound like.
DiScuss: What do you think of our list then? Have we missed anyone? Think you can do better? Anyone remember when Symposium were on Top of the Pops? Should Pete Doherty's Newsnight interviews have been included? Hmmmm...