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Catch it while you can – Little Boots and Numan

February 7th, 2010 · Comments Off on Catch it while you can – Little Boots and Numan · 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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No surprises

July 29th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Music

I was listening to Planet Rock while shaving the bonce and showering tonight and it struck me how complicit they are in perpetuating the syndrome whereby most of us only know a single song by fairly prolific artists.   I have recently been using Spotify to explore the hinterland of such bands: listening to Blue Oyster […]

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Any Questions

June 6th, 2009 · Comments Off on Any Questions · Politics

This evening I went down to Billingshurst to sit in the audience for Radio 4’s Any Questions.  This means that I have now seen two different Dimblebys in the flesh this year.  It also means that I have now heard a complete Radio 4 programme – even if I didn’t actually hear it on the […]

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Going digital

January 6th, 2009 · Comments Off on Going digital · Music, Technology

At Christmas I acquired a DAB radio.  How I came about it was that I wanted to get Jayne a mini/micro stereo for the kitchen to replace the ancient and ailing ghetto blaster there.  When I went to the shop I found they were giving away a portable DAB radio ‘worth’ £50 with the model […]

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I Know What I Know

November 10th, 2008 · 4 Comments · Music

Having an interesting dialogue with the sister in the comments here which has got me thinking about gaps in (musical) knowledge.  Really, there is so much music that it is difficult and probably impossible to keep up with it all.  I guess it is easier if you are really into a specific genre or style […]

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The Message

November 3rd, 2008 · Comments Off on The Message · Life

With so much rubbish written about that phone call its very tempting to add to the hysteria, but after reading Charlie Brooker and Andrew Wongablog on the subject there really is nothing more to say.  No point in even ranting about the double standards of the DM with its crusade to defend the right to […]

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Capital (It Fails Us Now)

October 15th, 2008 · 3 Comments · Life

Heard on Rick Wakeman’s show on Planet Rock: Q: What’s the capital of Iceland? A: £1.24

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Walk Like An Egyptian

September 28th, 2008 · Comments Off on Walk Like An Egyptian · Music

Yesterday I was listening to In Their Darkened Shrines by Nile and trying to work out a few things, like why I have it in my collection and why I haven’t listened to it in the 6 years since I bought it.  The second question is quite easy – I don’t like it very much.

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The Only Way Is Up

September 28th, 2008 · Comments Off on The Only Way Is Up · Life

I was listening to the radio just now and the DJ was talking about his football team which, unfortunately for him, was Spurs.  Trying to keep a positive attitude he said that being at the bottom of the league means that now the only way is up. Not strictly true though is it?  I think […]

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I knew it had ‘World’ in it somewhere

June 24th, 2008 · 5 Comments · Music

Quite a while ago I heard a track on the radio that immediately rang a bell with me: “Ah. The theme music from World in Action” I thought.  I decided I would procure the track so I immediately looked up World in Action on Wikipedia.  Sure enough, there was a section on the title sequence […]

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