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  • iTunes Music Store UK is empty

    So after much anticipation, the iTunes Music Store finally launched here in the UK. But don’t get your hopes up for finding anything you actually want to buy.

  • Rosegarden at Linux Expo UK

    Bownie and Chris will be showing off their music software, Rosegarden, at the Linux Expo in Olympia, London on the 9th-10th October. Registration is free on the website and on the door.

  • X-Ray

    The discovery of X-Ray magazine was one of life’s little synchronies – a music magazine that fits my needs.

  • Lipstick cherry

    Last night, Her Indoors took me to see Duran Duran at the Kentish Town Forum. Not my usual taste in music, but…

  • Browser stickies

    Browser Stickies is a little experiment I knocked together in the lull between SxSW Interactive and SxSW Music.

  • Shortbread finger

    Help save BBC 6 Music by getting Joy Division Oven Gloves to number 6 in the singles charts.

  • Lieing on Last.fm

    Found in the hyper-cool Fourier Transform records notebook/sketchpad, there’s definitely some truth in this.

  • A musical baton

    I’ve been passed a musical baton. If it’s good enough for Stuart, it’s good enough for me, so here goes: Total volume of music files on my computer: 14.9 Gb. The last CD I bought was: The last actual CD I bought was British Sea Power’s…

  • Great Escape Festival day one

    The Great Escape festival is the UK’s fledgling answer to SxSW Music. It’s a 3 day event featuring 180 bands in 10 venues across Brighton with talks from industry luminaries during the day. I got a 3-day gig pass, the first evening didn’t disappoint.

  • New (to me) music

    This Easter weekend I managed to spend some quality time alone with my hi-fi and some choice vinyl. At the time I put together a list of stuff to buy – help me choose.

  • Taking on the Music Industry

    An interesting approach to album recording and release by hitherto unsigned band, Morton Valence, circumventing the usual record label route.

  • ClagTunes episode 4

    The fourth episode of the music podcast, featuring tracks from Explosions in the Sky, Ballboy, Metronomy, Girls and I Break Horses.

  • John Peel 1939–2004

    John Peel has died. This brings me great sadness. A legend if ever there was one, Peel’s gentle patter and eclectic (and loud) music kept me company through many a long drive and Winter evening. The whole point of John Peel’s radio shows were freedom – freedom…

  • British Sea Power

    It was hot, it was sweaty and it absolutely bloody rocked. Jeremy, Jessica and I were privileged to be among the 150 folks squeezed into Brighton’s Freebutt to see British Sea Power perform one of their famous intimate gigs.

  • Making sense of Radiohead

    There’s a really interesting post on Creating Passionate Users right now: it explains how seeing Radiohead play live – for one fan – changed how she listens to, and hears the album Kid A. I had a similar experience.

  • Tune in

    Prior to the new album, some groovy new tunes have arrived at Sea of Wires. Go download ‘Self Talk and Comfort Zones’.

  • J.Spaceman Acoustic Mainlines

    Last night I went to see J.Spaceman on his Acoustic Mainlines tour, at Brighton’s newly refurbished Komedia. These are my thoughts on the evening.

  • ClagTunes episode 2

    The second episode of a music podcast, featuring tracks from the Steve Mason, Everything Everything, Delta Spirit and Broken Social Scene.

  • Top Tunes 2018

    Back after a decidedly long hiatus, here’s a compilation of favourite songs I bought this year, and a damn fine year it was too.

  • Guy Garvey is a god

    I’ve just come back from seeing Elbow play their third night at the Roundhouse in Camden. They didn’t disappoint.

  • Great Escape 2007 day one

    The Great Escape has begun. The second year of ‘Europe’s leading new music festival’ has come to Brighton again, with even more bands and venues.

  • Top Tunes 2005

    Thought I’d better sneak this one in before the end of January. Here’s the track listing to my annual compilation, this year cleverly titled as ‘The Best Songs I Bought In 2005 Ever’. Turns out it was a surprisingly good year.

  • ClagTunes episode 3

    The third episode of the music podcast, featuring tracks from the Specials, Jonny, Jamie Lidell, Pavement and James Blake.

  • Hopper ringer

    When did Peter Gabriel turn into Dennis Hopper? And What do I Know? is back! I wondered where they’d gone…

  • Spruce Ringsting

    According to BBC News, the family of the late Johnny Cash have vetoed use of the song Ring of Fire in an advert for haemorrhoid-relief products. Cash’s daughter Rosanne said: The song is about the transformative power of love and that’s what it has always meant to…

  • Why I haven’t bought anything from iTunes

    As yet, I haven’t bought anything from the iTunes Music Store. The reasons for my ambivalence to iTMS are threefold: value, tangibility and information. Let me explain…

  • ClagTunes episode 1

    The inaugural episode of a music podcast, featuring tracks from the Phantom Band, Villagers, the Soundcarriers and John Grant.

  • No mention of mark-up

    Breeze is an elegant new minimalist theme for Mozilla. Googlebar is another great add-in from mozdev (source of the afore-mentioned Checky). It’s just like the IE Google toolbar, but for Mozilla. I’m a bit of a foodie, so it won’t come as much…

  • iTunes/Win

    So I’ve just downloaded iTunes for Windows and it’s lovely. Straight away, here’s three things it’s got over Windows Media player: Music sharing with your local network.
    Quick browsing – play an individual album in your library with one click.

  • John Peel one year on

    It is exactly one year since John Peel died. This time last year I put together a compilation to celebrate what he had done for my music listening. At the time it was very much a personal thing but time marches on so here’s what I came up with.

  • Video conferencing

    Recently I’ve been playing around with the webcam & audio conversation features in Microsoft’s latest instant messenger client. I have to say I was impressed, particularly with the audio. And for a short time only, there is a webcam feed on this site.

  • Great Escape 2007 day two

    Day two, and following the CSS failure yesterday I thought we’d camp out in the Corn Exchange all evening to ensure we saw Art Brut.

  • Great Escape 2007 day three

    The final day. We only managed to squeeze in two-and-a-bit bands today, following a 40 minute queue to get into the Honey Club.

  • In accord

    It makes for really dull conversation when everyone agrees, but right now a number of people are talking sense and I feel better for it….

  • Top Tunes 2003

    I’ve recently been enjoying Asterisk’s Song of the Week feature, so much so that I may ‘borrow’ the idea. In the meantime, here’s the some personal recommendations by way of the track listing to my compilation ‘The Best Songs I Bought In 2003…

  • Against the Digital Economy Bill

    The House of Lords recently passed the Digital Economy Bill. The bill panders to big players in the music industry is being hurried through without due democratic process before the election. This is what I wrote to my MP.

  • Double F

    What is it with band names alliterating on the letter “F”?

  • Carousing with celebs

    Gaz Combes, he of Supergrass fame, lives just around the corner from me. So when, the other Sunday, we both turned up at my local, it was not really a surprise. But what is the etiquette in this situation? Here he is: a neighbour, but also the lead singer of a rock band. One…

  • Reasons for broadband

    Household broadband purchasers are more pragmatic then ISPs seem to think. And if marketeers think that filling broadband with whizzy stuff is a good idea, then their swing-top bin will soon overflow.

  • A View on the Ocean

    And so to another site launch – I hereby present A View on the Ocean, an artist’s journal; a diaristic collection of photographs, comments, stories and music by photographer Andrew Robert Fox.

  • Headings defining document structure

    Tomas Jogin has started an interesting discussion reflecting how heading level choices can give a different perception of document structure. I’m suggesting that adding hidden headings for document clarity would not be a bad thing.

  • The Movement

    This morning, I received a link-swapping email from someone called Dom. I don’t do link swaps – I get plenty of traffic as it is – and if I like your site I’ll link to it anyway. Fortunately for Dom I do like his site, or more particularly I like his…

  • Now playing

    Until today, the listening right now bit and the last 50 listens page were generated with the help of BlogAmp, a neat little plug-in for WinAmp 2. The trouble was it only worked through JavaScript document.write statements; not exactly best practice. So I figured there…

  • Frame pain

    Douglas Bowman has been busy with a nice alternative to textual images and a some research into browsers’ treatment of frames given the lack of control provided by HTML standards. The Friday bite of Biscuit: I was just sitting there Eating a salmonella sandwich,

  • Johnny Cash dies

    The country music legend died in Nashville, Tennessee, aged 71. I started listening to Johnny Cash only very recently, having heard his wonderful covers of non-country songs such has Depeche Mode’s Personal Jesus. The Guardian has a feature entitled Five extraordinary…

  • Great Escape Festival day two

    Wow, what an evening. I spent the whole evening in the Hanbury Ballroom – a great little venue two streets away from my house. I was really looking forward to this night and I wasn’t disappointed.