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Songs of 2017

December 15th, 2017 · No Comments · 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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Daily Mixes

April 4th, 2017 · Comments Off on Daily Mixes · Music

Maybe I am easily pleased, but I am loving the new Daily Mix feature on Spotify. I say new. It might have been around for ages, but I only just discovered it.

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Big in the 70s

December 19th, 2016 · Comments Off on Big in the 70s · Music

I have just been looking at a list of the best-selling albums of the 1970s. It was a bit of a surprise because if I was a contestant on Pointless and was asked to name a best-selling album of the 70s I would probably have thought that Framptom Comes alive or Bat out of Hell […]

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Eric Johnson

December 14th, 2016 · Comments Off on Eric Johnson · Music

Tonight I turned on Vintage TV and there was some virtuoso guitarist playing. It was a bit like Jeff Beck in places or Steve Vai in others, but I didn’t recognise him, so waited for the caption at the end to find it was somebody called Eric Johnson. The name didn’t even ring a bell, […]

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The Oxygène of publicity

December 7th, 2016 · Comments Off on The Oxygène of publicity · Music

I see Jean-Michel Jarre has a new album out, a second follow-up to his 1976 breakthrough album Oxygène, called Oxygène 3. The tracks are called Oxygène Pt 14, Oxygène Pt 15, and so on up to Oxygène Pt 20. Jean-Michel is not someone to waste a lot of time thinking about titles for things. I […]

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Truckfighters

August 16th, 2016 · Comments Off on Truckfighters · Music

I came across a track by a band called Truckfighters on Spotify this evening. I was quite taken with the the sound of it, which was sort of ragged psychedelia, so I looked them up on Wikipedia and was a little surprised to find that they are Swedish. I was quite amused to see the […]

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