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Record Shops

My last post, on the first records I bought, reminded me of the days in which I used to spend time rootling through racks of LPs. I was something of a late starter in music buying, not acquiring any kind… Continue Reading →

First records

There’s a news story over at the BBC website, First records, and where you bought them, which made me think. So, confession time. My first single was Roadrunner, by Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers. The first LP I bought… Continue Reading →

Venus in Furs

Here’s a nice video of John Cale performing Venus in Furs – it’s a TV broadcast from 10th January this year. h/t Here Comes The Flood

Scott Walker: Bish Bosch

Well, this album was really a little out of the ordinary for me. The only other record I have featuring Scott Walker is a Walker Brothers collection of some of their 60s output. I bought this as a flac download … Continue Reading →

X-TG: Desertshore and The Final Report

Apparently recording a cover album of Nico’s classic 1970 album Desertshore was something of an obsession of Peter Christopherson (Throbbing Gristle, Coil, X-TG). Sadly this project was incomplete at the time he died. It was however resurrected by his X-TG colleagues… Continue Reading →

The Velvet Underground & Nico (45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Limited Edition).

I bought my first copy of The Velvet Underground & Nico way back in the 1970s, when it was a relatively young thing of around a decade in age. Sadly, though it had the benefits of a gatefold sleeve, it lacked the… Continue Reading →

Squeezebox RIP

A few years ago, I encountered a review of a networked music player that seemed rather useful – the Squeezebox. This was a small unit that connected wirelessly to a computer on the home network (or to a manufacturer-maintained server… Continue Reading →

Christmas songs…

Xkcd’s cartoon today on Christmas songs and baby-boomers in the USA.  But of course we in the UK favour Slade!

Cowon X7 PMP review, Part 2

A review update for the Cowon X7 Personal Media Player. I’ve still really only explored the audio functions (though I did try the radio player). I have played about with four UCIs (User Contributed Interface, I think), which I believe… Continue Reading →

Cowon x7 Personal Media Player

Why I felt I needed a new music player Over the last couple of years, I’ve accumulated a sizeable collection of digital music – mostly in mp3 format, but also ogg and flac. I play music through the domestic WiFi… Continue Reading →

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