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More objections to Spotify

Here’s a BBC News page with a segment from a recent Newsnight programme discussing Spotify and whether it does artists a disservice – Spotify – friend or foe of musicians? We still see the issue of low royalty rates for… Continue reading →

Spotify. Good or bad?

I’ve been a Spotify subscriber for about 9 months now, and I view it as a really exciting and useful way to listen to new music. But some in the music industry view it more darkly – see for example… Continue reading →

El Tren Fantasma (The Ghost Train)

I cannot easily understand why I like this album so much.  I heard of it via an interview with Viv Albertine at The Quietus (Like Choosing A Lover: Viv Albertine’s Favourite Albums). It’s an album of field recordings recreating a… Continue reading →

Another exhilarating track

This is going to be de rigeur on my next turbo training soundtrack. It’s a remix by Death Grips of The Prodigy’s Firestarter.

Louie Louie

Here’s a playlist of all 40 versions of the classic garage song Louie Louie that I could find in Spotify, after removing a few duplicates. It makes for great listening while training. The original version (or as close to it… Continue reading →

Music I never listened to back in the day…

Way back in my late teens when I was first exploring the world of music, the usual way I would choose LPs would be browsing the inky music papers and by judging an LP by its cover. Shallow perhaps, but… Continue reading →

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Live

I caught some of this when it was broadcast live yesterday (at 5am!). Here’s the video…

My journey to the dark side is complete…

I have decided to try a 30 day trial of Spotify premium. This is kind of alien to me, really, as my whole music listening past has been focussed on collecting music – mostly in album form – and the… Continue reading →

New music

Here’s a digest of recent music added to my collection. Black Pus – This came across my radar via the music site The Quietus which featured a track (1000 Years) from an upcoming album. There area  few Black Pus albums… Continue reading →

Recent music purchases

Pere Ubu – Lady from Shanghai. (Bought as flac download) David Thomas and Co are still at it, with another good album. From the website, it would seem that an accompanying paperback book is available outlining the way the album was… Continue reading →

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