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What the fip?

May 23rd, 2018 · No Comments · 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 · No Comments · 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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Radio 6 Music

August 21st, 2017 · 2 Comments · Music

I tend to leave my car radio and bedside radio tuned to Absolute Radio 70s, but Radio 6 Music was the real reason I wanted to have DAB available to me. Well, that and Planet Rock. The main reason why I do not have R6M on when I want to sleep is also the reason […]

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Mexico to Jamaica

June 13th, 2017 · Comments Off on Mexico to Jamaica · Music

Somehow this managed to escape my attention when it came out last month, but Ozomatli have a new album out (Spotify) called Non-Stop: Mexico to Jamaica. About ten years ago, Ozomatli started getting a bit of a reputation as one of the best live acts in the world, with a lively mixture of Mexican-flavoured Latin […]

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Hall of Fame

April 12th, 2017 · Comments Off on Hall of Fame · Music

I have been watching some Youtube clips of Yes getting inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, which is a long overdue accolade for them, and a great shame it had to wait until after Chris Squire died. It is worth doing a search because there is plenty in there for the fans, […]

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