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  1. “Satire was mostly dead in 2008 and its corpse is still cold today. What do people want in the future? I guess they want tweets.”

    Maura Johnston on focus grouping news, Twitter vs blogging, consumers vs producers of media, and loads more. (via Haddock)

  2. Philgyford | Share Spotify Playlists at ShareMyPlaylists.com

    Here are my Spotify playlists, in case anything takes your fancy. i’ll update it when I make new ones worth sharing.

  3. Irvinebrown » Music for Shuffle

    I’m listening to this now. It’s lovely. Little snippets of music that can be played in any order. Clever Matt.

  4. YouTube - “Fuck you” Sign language performance

    You know the song, and it’s just a girl in a classroom doing sign language, how good can it be… Watch it! It’s my favourite thing I’ve seen in a while and makes me all smiley. Brilliant!

  5. Simon Reynolds’ 2010 (Playlist by philgyford - Spotify)

    I made a playlist of all of the albums and tracks Simon Reynolds liked most from 2010. Well, those I could find on Spotify, around 50%.

  6. Blissblog - 10 for 2010

    Simon Reynolds’ top records of the year. So much to listen to. (via Warren Ellis)

  7. Said the Gramophone: BEST SONGS OF 2010

    I have completely failed to keep up with this or any other music blog this year. Again. But StG’s end of year lists are always good.

  8. Isle of Tune

    Really lovely thing for making music out of cars driving round a pretty isometric road layout. Worth firing up Flash for. (via Kottke)

  9. Moon Wiring Club – The Jayston Mix | Pontone

    Another free mix, this time devoted to actor Michael Jayston. (If I could find Moon Wiring Club’s album to download and pay for anywhere, I would…)

  10. The Wire: The ASDA mix - a Moon Wiring Club exclusive

    Fun, free mix of 1970sish British TV music type hauntology malarkey.

  11. Warren Ellis » Guest Informant: Moon Wiring Club

    Some interesting-sounding music here, although obscurity and lack of bloody links makes it a bit annoying to listen and/or buy.

  12. Mashup Breakdown - Girl Talk - All Day

    This is a wonderful visualisation, as I can never pick apart the samples of mashups, even if I recognise them. More please. (via Cal)

  13. Music « Devil’s Pie

    Some fine looking R&B/Soul type mixes for free download. (via Soul Sides)

  14. 45cat - Vinyl Database - Records - Music Reviews - Discographies, Discoveries, Discussions

    Scans, credits, etc for (currently) 73,788 UK-released seven-inch singles. Blimey. (via @dorianfm)

  15. Ubu Web (ubuweb) on Twitter

    Lots of dodgy (in a legal sense) and intriguing (in an aural sense) listening on Ubu Web’s stream.

  16. Musopen raises $40,000 to set classical music “free”

    Love this - raising money via Kickstarter to hire orchestras to record copyright-free versions of classical music. (via Waxy)

  17. Instapaper: Simon Reynolds (Phil Gyford)

    I put all those Simon Reynolds articles in a folder in Instapaper and here’s the RSS feed. (I’m phil@gyford.com on Instapaper, btw, but don’t use it a *huge* amount.)

  18. Dancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture | Reynolds: The History of Our World: The Hardcore Continuum Debate

    More Simon Reynolds to read after that last lot, looking back at debates over The Hardcore Continuum. (via Beyond the Beyond)

  19. Energy Flash

    More from Simon Reynolds on “the Hardcore Continuum”.

  20. The Wire: Adventures in Modern Music: Issues

    Search the page for links to seven articles (and an introduction) by Simon Reynolds from 1992-2005 on the “hardcore continuum”.

  21. BeaTunes ~ build better playlists

    Interesting metadata editor/finder for music in your iTunes library. Can also do some kind of Genius-like playlist creation.

  22. Erwtenpeller - War of the Worlds - SoundCloud

    “A dubstep mix retelling Jeff Wayne’s musical version of war of the worlds, sampling the original narratives by Richard Burton, Phil Lynott and David Essex.” I keep wanting to hear Jeff Wayne’s music but this is very good. (via Meg)

  23. Songkick - Concerts, tour dates, and festivals for your favorite artists

    Wow, a good, historical listing of gigs. I looked up a couple I went to in Bristol in the early 1990s and they were there (and easy to find). (via @tomtaylor)

  24. Playlist by mildlydiverting - Spotify

    Kim made a playlist of that list of bands in that Paul Morley article what I linked to the other day. Thanks Kim!

  25. Paul Morley: Perhaps I’ll finally give Glastonbury a go | Music | The Observer

    Not that I want to reduce Morley to a music-list-making-machine, but I keep meaning to listen to some of the current music he listed here last month, as I’m so out of touch.

  26. Introducing play DJ Shadow’s “Endtroducing” | KOKO London

    Been wanting to see this for a while now, and looking forward to seeing it later this year. ‘Endtroducing’ played live on instruments.

  27. The art of noise refined - Times Online

    When I’m having to read about new musical genres (“hauntology”) in three-year-old ‘Sunday Times’ articles, something’s gone very, very wrong.

  28. Home - ExtensionFM

    This is rather slick — a Google Chrome extension that makes a nice iTunes-style library of MP3s on web pages you visit. (via Yoz)

  29. Crowd-sourcing the office stereo, using Twitter and Spotify

    Python script to enable sending Spotify URLs @ a Twitter account which then queue and play, and also scrobble to Last.fm.

  30. Scared To Dance

    Sounds very good: “a monthly club night in London playing indie pop, post-punk, C86, jangle pop, Sarah, Postcard, new wave and protopunk.”

  31. Retro-futurist techno hyperstasis | Beyond The Beyond

    Bruce Sterling (again) annotating Simon Reynolds on the music of Now. Woof.

  32. Why records DO all sound the same | Word Magazine

    Fascinating account of the process of making an album/track and all the technological stuff that happens to the music these days. (via Tom Taylor)

  33. Can’t You Wait - Geographer

    I don’t *quite* understand it, but some refreshingly interesting design, not aping print.

  34. Simon Reynolds’s Notes on the noughties: The musically fragmented decade | Music | guardian.co.uk

    The 200 best albums of the noughties weren’t as good as the best 200 of the 1960s. But the 2,000 best albums were better than the 2,000 best of the 1960s.

  35. DJ Matthew Africa - I Wish You Would: America’z most complete artist

    Haven’t heard of DJ Quik, but I liked this mix. I’m also new to Matthew Africa, but will be listening to more. (via Soul Sides)

  36. Said the Gramophone: BEST SONGS OF 2009

    I’ve failed to keep up with music blogs this year, so this is a lovely catch-up. I’d like more variety of genre, but maybe I should look further afield.

  37. Techtech2009

    I was never hugely into techno, but I’m enjoying this mp3 blog. Great for working to. (via Haddock)

  38. Playdar - Music Content Resolver

    The idea is to play any song that’s available on your computer or anywhere online. Requires compiling. Oh well.

  39. Cadence | your music. your motion.

    Mainly for Cadence Desktop, which claims to apply BPM values to your iTunes songs. I’ve heard that before, but you never know. (via Lee)

  40. 100 years of Big Content fearing technology—in its own words - Ars Technica

    How companies have complained that new technologies will destroy content industries over the past century. Like when home taping killed music. Wasn’t that terrible. (via Kottke)

  41. zSHARE - Jaguar Skills x Kid Potential - 30 Years Of Hip-Hop In 60 Minutes.mp3

    If you haven’t already, you want that inconspicuous “Download this File” link. 538 tracks in an hour.

  42. Dandelion Radio - Festive 50

    Don’t know how I missed that someone had been continuing Peel’s Festive Fifties. I’m loving the radio too.

  43. Op-Ed Columnist - Swan Songs? - NYTimes.com

    On the changing state of the recorded music industry, mostly for the fascinating ‘Music Sales’ graphic on the left. (via Daring Fireball)

  44. Paul Morley’s showing off … Classical | Music | guardian.co.uk

    Somehow I was unaware of the BBC programme and now it’s off iPlayer. Grrr. Sounds awesome and I’ve only read ‘Critic to Composer’ so far. (via Blackbeltjones)

  45. Spotify playlist: Chart Hits 83

    I made a playlist of that K-Tel double cassette compilation I was banging on about a while back. A few omissions, but otherwise it’s all there.

  46. Spotify + sharemyplaylists.com = good

    I had exactly the same problem with Spotify — unsure what to listen to. ShareMyPlaylists does seem like a good way in.

  47. Last.fm + Spotify + Find new albums

    Find albums by your top artists on Last.fm that have recently been added to Spotify. Although many are albums I already have, which is how I’ve listened to them on Last.fm… (via Tom Taylor)

  48. John Harris asks whether the best writing about pop music hails from a different era | Music | The Guardian

    While I’m at it, I enjoyed this too, about whether music writing isn’t as good as it used to be. It never was. Or maybe it’s always moving so it’s not where you left it.

  49. Potlatch: what’s going on with the music formerly known as ‘indie’?

    A nice piece about how mixed up music is today and what counts as “timeless”. I need to read more good music writing. Maybe I can NewspaperClub my own NME/MM. (via Matt Jones)

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