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Earworms

July 23rd, 2018 · No Comments · Music

An earworm is a song that you just can’t get out of your head. At times when your mind is a blank, the tune keeps popping in your head. At other times you are thinking about something intently and suddenly realise you are humming it. I am partucularly prone to earworms The thing is, the […]

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Goodbye 70s

May 28th, 2018 · No Comments · Music

Its a sad week this week, because Absolute Radio 70’s has stopped broadcasting on DAB. Sad because that has been my go-to station for playing music to fall asleep to on the bedside DAB radio. It is a well-established fact (in my mind) that the 70’s were when music was at its peak and everything […]

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Parliament back in business!

May 28th, 2018 · No Comments · Music

I was a little surprised to see an album by Parliament listed in the new releases section of Spotify. I can’t claim to be any sort of expert on the band, and could never really keep track of all the various combinations of Parliament, Funkadelic, Parliament-Funkadelic, and P-Funk, but I do like a bit of […]

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What the fip?

May 23rd, 2018 · Comments Off on What the fip? · Music

I’m not sure what to make of the new ‘listening report’ feature on Last.fm. Generally I am happy to just listen to music without analysing it all, but it is sometimes fun to look into the statistics and get a few surprises. For example, I was a little surprised to see that last week I […]

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Mouldy Old Dough

April 17th, 2018 · Comments Off on Mouldy Old Dough · Music

Today’s suggestions for me on Spotify included an album by Lieutenant Pigeon called “Mouldy Old Dough and other hits“. I do hope the title is tongue-in-cheek or it is re-defining the definitions of “hits” and “other” as well as the concept of plurals. I was interested enough to look them up on Wikipedia and found […]

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Debut LPs

March 13th, 2018 · Comments Off on Debut LPs · Music

You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video I saw a comment in the music press this week by Alex Kapranos about the B-52’s album The B-52’s. He said: Is there a debut LP that can match this one? I’ve not heard it. From another planet. Called Claire. He does have […]

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The Usual Suspects

March 9th, 2018 · Comments Off on The Usual Suspects · Music

I spent a large part of today listening to The Usual Suspects by Jah Wobble & The Invaders of the Heart on Spotify. If you like dub basslines with krautrock and world music influences then I can’t recommend this highly enough. Apart from those juicy basslines, there is also some brilliant-sounding drumming on it. The […]

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Obligatory summary of 2017

January 22nd, 2018 · Comments Off on Obligatory summary of 2017 · Life, Music

Come the end of the year I believe it is customary to post a round up of the previous 12 months, or they take your blogging licence away or something, but I never really got round to it and now that 2018 is three weeks old already it is probably too late.

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Songs of 2017

December 15th, 2017 · Comments Off on Songs of 2017 · Music

Another new feature on Spotify is a play list called “Your top songs 2017” which I assume is tracks I have lisened to the most during the year. If that is the case then I am quite surprised by some of the items on it.

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Mind the gap

August 25th, 2017 · Comments Off on Mind the gap · Music, Technology

Most of the famous gaps in Spotify’s library have now been filled, with Pink Floyd, the Beatles, Kraftwerk, Pink Floyd, Metallica all becoming available with a lot of publicity, and the Prince back catalogue reappearing after his death. I think Jay-Z is largly unavailable because he has his own rival streaming service, and a few […]

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