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1964 – The Ballad of Hollis Brown

December 9th, 2018 · No Comments · Music

OK, so this might not be an obvious one. It isn’t one of Bob Dylan’s best-known songs and wasn’t even a single, but although I obviously wasn’t listening to this as a two-year-old I did listen to it a lot at quite a young age. When I was growing up there were very few records […]

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1963 – She Loves You

December 9th, 2018 · No Comments · Music

At I was still too young to be engaged with music other than maybe nursery rhymes, and without having the good fortune of one of my all-time favourites being released, as in 1962, it isn’t easy to pick a song for 1963. Looking at the singles for this year there are precious few that I […]

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1962 – Green Onions

December 7th, 2018 · Comments Off on 1962 – Green Onions · Music

A few months ago I created a Spotify playlist with one track for every year of my life. I already have plenty of playlists that mostly have similar types of music in them – so a punk playlist, a rap playlist, a krautrock playlist, and so on, but I am trying to set some up […]

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A life in a playlist

August 28th, 2018 · Comments Off on A life in a playlist · Music

The other day I decided to knock up a playlist of my life. The idea was to have one song for every year that I have been alive. I arbitrarily decided to not have more than one track for an artist and I was a bit flexible about the dates. Sometimes there is a song […]

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Parliament back in business!

May 28th, 2018 · Comments Off on Parliament back in business! · Music

I was a little surprised to see an album by Parliament listed in the new releases section of Spotify. I can’t claim to be any sort of expert on the band, and could never really keep track of all the various combinations of Parliament, Funkadelic, Parliament-Funkadelic, and P-Funk, but I do like a bit of […]

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Mouldy Old Dough

April 17th, 2018 · Comments Off on Mouldy Old Dough · Music

Today’s suggestions for me on Spotify included an album by Lieutenant Pigeon called “Mouldy Old Dough and other hits“. I do hope the title is tongue-in-cheek or it is re-defining the definitions of “hits” and “other” as well as the concept of plurals. I was interested enough to look them up on Wikipedia and found […]

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The Usual Suspects

March 9th, 2018 · Comments Off on The Usual Suspects · Music

I spent a large part of today listening to The Usual Suspects by Jah Wobble & The Invaders of the Heart on Spotify. If you like dub basslines with krautrock and world music influences then I can’t recommend this highly enough. Apart from those juicy basslines, there is also some brilliant-sounding drumming on it. The […]

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Songs of 2017

December 15th, 2017 · Comments Off on Songs of 2017 · 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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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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