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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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Where are they now?

July 15th, 2016 · Comments Off on Where are they now? · Music

We all know that the Pet Shop Boys are still doing their thing, but I wonder what their co-stars in this video are up to now?  They will all be into their late 20s now, which would make me feel old, if I didn’t already. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this […]

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The Fab Four

July 7th, 2016 · Comments Off on The Fab Four · Music

A while ago all the Beatles back catalogue got added to Spotify at last, which partly compensated for Prince pulling his stuff off it. Personally I do not dislike the Beatles, but I never got round to buying any of their records either, apart from Sgt Pepper on vinyl ages ago. All of this means […]

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Segue Segue Sputnik!

May 9th, 2016 · Comments Off on Segue Segue Sputnik! · Music

Ever since the BBC started repeating old TOTPs on a 35-year delay I have been watching and wallowing in the nostalgia. I think they started with 1976 or maybe 1975 and are now up to 1981. Obviously it is all downhill after the mighty 1979 but there are still some gems in there. The funny […]

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