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Digging in the crates

October 30th, 2022 · No Comments · Music

At the moment I am still enjoying the novelty of having a turntable again and the rituals of playing a vinyl record. For a start there is that way of holding an LP by the edges and flipping it over, which just can’t be taught or described; you just do it, and even after so […]

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Just like starting over

October 9th, 2022 · Comments Off on Just like starting over · Life, Music, Technology

Quite a long time ago I sold my turntable (a gorgeous Linn Sondek LP12) and all of my vinyl. We were moving to a smaller house and the vinyl was taking up a lot of space, not to mention the space needed for a proper rack for the turntable, amplifier, speakers, etc. I found that […]

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2021 – Cosmosis

February 7th, 2022 · Comments Off on 2021 – Cosmosis · Music

Well. 2021 was another year of not going out much wasn’t it? Another year of (mostly) working from home, and then staying at home afterwards. There was fresh air of course, as I was getting out for regular walks and shattering the 10,000 step target on good days – though a lot less for a […]

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King Bastard

January 15th, 2022 · Comments Off on King Bastard · Music

They say that you can’t or shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover, but what about records? If the front cover has a picture of a skull in a space helmet, a band name of King Bastard above an album name of It came from the void and the back shows a track listing that […]

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The pleasures of pre-ordering

August 11th, 2021 · Comments Off on The pleasures of pre-ordering · Life, Music

In the last year or two I have been discovering the joys of pre-ordering stuff online. I know that some pedants have issues with the term ‘pre-order’, but we all know what it means: ordering something before it is released. I guess you could call it ‘pre-release ordering’. In general I do not actually buy […]

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Can’t get you out of my head

April 7th, 2021 · Comments Off on Can’t get you out of my head · Life, Music

Having an earworm is a fairly frequent event for me, but I have had a really strange one today, even by my standards. Earworm is defined by the Collins Dictionary website, rather unsatisfactorily, as “an irritatingly catchy tune”. I don’t think that captures the full quality of an earworm, which is not just a tune […]

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2020 – Automation

January 2nd, 2021 · Comments Off on 2020 – Automation · Music

It is that time of the year again. The time when I add another track to my Spotify playlist, the one that has one song for every year I have been around. I have now added a 59th track to it, which makes me fell a bit old. While this might have been a bit […]

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Sheep Farming In Barnet

December 31st, 2020 · Comments Off on Sheep Farming In Barnet · Music

One of my presents this year was the box set re-issue of Sheep Farming in Barnet by Toyah. A bit of a nostalgia-fest, but actually I don’t think I actually had this LP despite being a fan. Actually I don’t think I had this LP because I was a fan.

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In praise of Tim Burgess

June 26th, 2020 · Comments Off on In praise of Tim Burgess · Life, Music

When I listed the various people, mostly entertainers, who helped make the lockdown pass a bit more easily I missed a few people out. For example I forgot the always brilliant Jonathan Pie and his lockdown video diary. I also forgot Darren Maclaine and his little impressions of famous singers doing the thems to TV […]

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Lockdown survival aids

June 20th, 2020 · Comments Off on Lockdown survival aids · Life, Music

Let’s be honest here, the lockdown has really ended now hasn’t it? OK, there are no pubs, cafes, theatres, music and sports venues, but otherwise I think a lot of people are now treating it as all over except where it suits them to pretend it is all still going on – I am thinking […]

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