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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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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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Catching up

August 9th, 2014 · Comments Off on Catching up · Music

During this week I have been using Spotify to catch up on some of those things I missed out on the first time around. Sometimes it gets a bit embarrassing to realise just how many popular and important albums I have never even heard or properly listened to. Only slighly embarrassing though, because I know […]

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Going back home

March 25th, 2014 · Comments Off on Going back home · Music

Well the new Wilko Johnson/Roger Daltrey album was released today and is available on Spotify, so it looks like I sorted out that embedding thing just in time!

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Embedding Spotify

March 24th, 2014 · Comments Off on Embedding Spotify · Music, Technology

A friend has suggested that, if I mention a track or album on Spotify I should embed it in the post. Previously I have sometimes put a hyperlink in though often I haven’t bothered. I thought I would try installing a plugin and see what it does. This is just a test of that plugin […]

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Living in the past

September 2nd, 2013 · Comments Off on Living in the past · Music

I have spent a large part of the last week in the 1980s, largely thanks to Spotify’s new recommendation feature. I was a bit miffed when the page that used to show new releases was replaced by something called ‘discover’, and then I was amused when it started giving bizarre recommendations, but I’m starting to […]

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40,000 and counting

August 13th, 2013 · Comments Off on 40,000 and counting · Music, Technology

Tonight I reached the arbitrary but round number of 40,000 tracks scrobbeld to Last.fm. A lot was from Spotify, but I guess a fair chunk was from Windows Media Player too. To celebrate, I made sure that track 40,000 was Green Onions, which is my most-played track. Looking at the statistics on Last.fm is is […]

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Anthem

April 7th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Life, Music

Isn’t internet brilliant for eating up your time? The ‘what’s new’ section of Spotify keeps displaying an album called Anthem by somebody called Desolation Angels, with a strangely familiar cover. It reminded me of something. The name ‘Desolation Angels’ and fantasy artwork made me think that maybe it was some variety of metal, so I […]

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