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Catching up

August 9th, 2014 · No Comments · Music

During this week I have been using Spotify to catch up on some of those things I missed out on the first time around. Sometimes it gets a bit embarrassing to realise just how many popular and important albums I have never even heard or properly listened to. Only slighly embarrassing though, because I know […]

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Citation needed

May 26th, 2014 · Comments Off · Life, Music

I have just been looking at the Wikipedia page for The Wombles (specifically the band rather than the books or TV shows) for no particular reason. I already knew that Chris Spedding was in the band so that was no great revelation, but several other things were news to me. Unfortunately some of the best […]

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Hello again Yellow Brick Road

March 28th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Music

Apart from the lack of any vocal talent or looks, the thing that stopped me being a top rock star was a problem remembering the words to songs. Some people (like Jayne) can sing along to something they have only heard a few times on the radio. I can’t even remember all the words to […]

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Going back home

March 25th, 2014 · Comments Off · Music

Well the new Wilko Johnson/Roger Daltrey album was released today and is available on Spotify, so it looks like I sorted out that embedding thing just in time!

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Embedding Spotify

March 24th, 2014 · Comments Off · Music, Technology

A friend has suggested that, if I mention a track or album on Spotify I should embed it in the post. Previously I have sometimes put a hyperlink in though often I haven’t bothered. I thought I would try installing a plugin and see what it does. This is just a test of that plugin […]

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New tunes. Sort of.

March 18th, 2014 · Comments Off · Music

I always seem to be late to the party. I have lost count of how many times Spotify recommends a new release for me by an artist I have never heard of, I try it and really like it, then find out the new release is actually a re-release of a 30-year-old album by a […]

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Sounds of the nineties

March 16th, 2014 · Comments Off · Music

On the walk back home from canvassing today my mp3 player shuffled up a few 90s tracks including a long Orb album track and Ebeneezer Goode by the Shamen.  These are not things I often choose to listen to, but I don’t know why because i really enjoyed hearing them again. We all know what […]

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Strange bedfellows

March 12th, 2014 · Comments Off · Music

Santana and Rod Stewart have announced a tour together. It isn’t completely clear whether they are playing separate sets or playing together. I suspect they will do their own sets because I can’t imagine them working together, but you never know. Jayne thought this sounded good because she likes Rod Stewart and likes Santana. I […]

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Arctic Monkeys at the BRITs

February 19th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Life, Music

This is not really about the Arctic Monkeys or even about the BRITs. It is more about a grumpy old man’s grumbling about, well about being grumpy and old mainly. I watched a bit of the BRITs tonight, and that in itself is saying something because I did only watch it for a while and […]

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Delicate sound of thunder

February 12th, 2014 · Comments Off · Music, Technology

This evening I watched the first half of Pink Floyd’s Delicate Sound of Thunder concert film that was broadcast on BBC Four over the weekend, which gave me a chance to indulge in at least a triple dose of nostalgia. The concert footage was from their 1987-89 tour, filmed during August during the US leg […]

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