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2013 FTW

December 31st, 2013 · Comments Off · Life, Music

The obligatory self-indulgent look back at the year. With 2014 just around the corner, I look back at 2013 and have to say that I have really enjoyed it. It has certainly been eventful. In fact I reckon this was the most eventful year for us since 2010 when we Rojo got run over, Diego […]

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A pedant writes

September 19th, 2013 · Comments Off · Music

Tonight I was listening, as I often do, to an internet radio station called ‘Made in 80′s Radio’. I do this when I want something in the background that is mostly familiar. There is plenty to not like about it. It is one of those dreadful channels with no presenters: just music chosen by computer […]

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On my radio

January 15th, 2013 · Comments Off · Music

For all the hype and fuss about downloads and streaming, and with HMV just calling in the receivers it feels a whole lot like the future where we put aside all the old ways of discovering, listening to, and buying music. And yet the radio still has its place doesn’t it? I listening to the […]

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The Man Machine speaks

February 4th, 2012 · Comments Off · Music

Right now I am listening to an interview from 2003 on the BBC iPlayer – an interview with Ralf Hutter of Kraftwerk. Really. Somebody from the band that famously don’t do interviews and don’t even have a telephone in their studio, doing an interview on the BBC. It is all part of 6 Music’s Kraftwerk […]

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Desert island Danny

August 1st, 2011 · Comments Off · Life

I don’t normally listen to Desert Island Discs.  Or to put it another way, I have never listened to Desert Island Discs as far as I know.  I hardly ever listen to Radio 4 at all, the last time was probably when they had a Kraftwerk documentary a couple of years ago. Today Danny Baker […]

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The road to Wembley

January 10th, 2011 · 3 Comments · Life

Crawley Town’s FA Cup road might not go all the way to Wembley, but tonight they discovered that it will at least go as far as Torquay.   It would have been good to get a ‘glamour’ tie against Chelsea, Man Utd, Arsenal or someone like that (but please not West Ham!)  but on the other […]

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French Radio London

November 17th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Music

The BBC News website asks can we learn to love French pop music? The answer is probably, yes we can… but we won’t.  By ‘we’ I mean the British public generally – I already have quite a fondness for French music. The reason for the story is the launch today of French Radio London (FRL), […]

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2010 to-do list

July 5th, 2010 · Comments Off · Life

Come third in general election in Horsham Save 6Music Move house Learn to play bass guitar and ukulele Two down and hope the third will be done before September.   With nearly 40 years’ worth of accumulated books I think I will be packing from now until whenever we move.  Might have to put a couple […]

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Mixed messages

February 14th, 2010 · Comments Off · Life

I was listening to the news on 6Music yesterday, or rather half-listening.  The penultimate item was some organisation or other (well I was only half-listening) talking about how a lot of people are turning to gambling in an attempt to balance the domestic books.  The general tone was how this is a bad thing, and […]

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Catch it while you can – Little Boots and Numan

February 7th, 2010 · Comments Off · Music

Available on the BBC’s iPlayer until Friday evening – a Radio 6 Music session with Little Boots and Gary Numan, bridging the electropop generation gap. I wasn’t too keen on the piano-based version of Are ‘Friends’ Electric? but very much enjoyed the version of Venus in Furs.  Just a shame it stopped before the end […]

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