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Genesis: together and apart

October 6th, 2014 · No Comments · Music

I got round to watching that Genesis documentary on the iPlayer today. (Still available for a few days). It was entertaining enough but didn’t really have much in there for fans. It was good to see the five main members together in one room talking, but not much from that session was actually used – […]

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Catching up

August 9th, 2014 · Comments Off · 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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