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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.
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.
The discovery of X-Ray magazine was one of life’s little synchronies – a music magazine that fits my needs.
Last night, Her Indoors took me to see Duran Duran at the Kentish Town Forum. Not my usual taste in music, but…
Browser Stickies is a little experiment I knocked together in the lull between SxSW Interactive and SxSW Music.
Help save BBC 6 Music by getting Joy Division Oven Gloves to number 6 in the singles charts.
Found in the hyper-cool Fourier Transform records notebook/sketchpad, there’s definitely some truth in this.
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…
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.
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.
An interesting approach to album recording and release by hitherto unsigned band, Morton Valence, circumventing the usual record label route.
A teasingly brief piece in Wired wherein Thurston Moore waxes lyrical about mix tapes and their progeny.
The fourth episode of the music podcast, featuring tracks from Explosions in the Sky, Ballboy, Metronomy, Girls and I Break Horses.
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…
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.
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.
Prior to the new album, some groovy new tunes have arrived at Sea of Wires. Go download ‘Self Talk and Comfort Zones’.
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.
The second episode of a music podcast, featuring tracks from the Steve Mason, Everything Everything, Delta Spirit and Broken Social Scene.
I’ve just come back from seeing Elbow play their third night at the Roundhouse in Camden. They didn’t disappoint.
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.
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.
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.
The third episode of the music podcast, featuring tracks from the Specials, Jonny, Jamie Lidell, Pavement and James Blake.
When did Peter Gabriel turn into Dennis Hopper? And What do I Know? is back! I wondered where they’d gone…
My favourite fifty albums of the Noughties.
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…
Here’s a playlist of favourite songs I bought this year. Not quite a record-breaking haul, but a floor full of vinyl none-the-less. A mixture of new, not so new, and old; and some real corkers in amongst them.
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…
The inaugural episode of a music podcast, featuring tracks from the Phantom Band, Villagers, the Soundcarriers and John Grant.
Here’s a compilation of favourite songs I bought this year, and another damn fine year it was too.
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…
I’ve been back filling my best ofs, so here’s a compilation of favourite songs I bought in 2017. It was the start of a sequence of excellent music-buying years.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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….
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…
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.
What is it with band names alliterating on the letter “F”?
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…
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.
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.
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.
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…
I didn’t think I’d care much, but there’s a few things I need to get off my chest.
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,