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Writing tagged Music

  1. w/e 10 June 2018

    People rediscovering Crazy Walls and Today’s Guardian; Half Man Half Biscuit; and finishing ‘Uncharted’ 1.

  2. How Soon is Now by Richard King

    A few notes about, and quotes from, the book, plus a long Spotify playlist of tracks mentioned.

  3. f/e 13 May 2018

    ‘Fortitude’ season two, 1980s ‘Top of the Pops’, and reading Iain M. Banks’ ‘Consider Phlebas’.

  4. Sara Renberg - ‘Night Sands’

    I’m enjoying this album which possibly isn’t like That Dog. And I liked Leif Vollebekk too.

  5. Run out of metaphors

    On Phoebe Bridgers’ album ‘Stranger in the Alps’ and comparing some of the lyrics to Mark Kozelek.

  6. Mini music genres: UK music press

    Some songs that mention the ‘NME’, ‘Melody Maker’, etc.

  7. It is very nice

    I made an iTunes playlist of complete albums and EPs and found all their cover art.

  8. Reading about dancing about architecture

    Trying to find music sites to read, and realising I don’t want to read any of them.

  9. Famous exes updated

    The mini music genres post about Famous Exes has new songs.

  10. Mini music genres: Famous exes

    Some songs about past loves who are now famous.

  11. The Sound and the Fury playlist

    A playlist for the BBC’s series ‘The Sound and the Fury’ on 20th century classical music.

  12. Mike Johnston’s Jazz Starter Kit playlist

    A Spotify playlist for people who don’t know much about jazz but are interested.

  13. Year-by-year playlist

    I made a playlist with a song named after every year since 1945.

  14. ‘Rip It Up And Start Again’ playlist

    I made a 14 hour Spotify playlist of the music from Simon Reynolds’ book.

  15. ‘Always Magic in the Air’ Spotify playlist

    A Spotify playlist of songs discussed in Ken Emerson’s book ‘Always Magic in the Air’.

  16. ‘Always Magic in the Air’ by Ken Emerson

    A review and/or notes on this book about the music that came out of New York’s Brill Building in the 1950s and 60s.

  17. Top Tunes 2009

    My favourite music of 2009.

  18. The £10,000 playlist

    Why do we need a collection of MP3s when we can stream everything? What does that collection mean to us?

  19. Chart Hits 83

    Some of my favourite tunes from a cassette compilation I had when I was twelve. And why mainstream nostalgia makes us neglect things.

  20. Top Tunes of 2007, part 2 and 3

    The second and third (and final) parts of my favourite music of the year.

  21. Top Tunes of 2007, part 1

    The first part of my favourite tunes of 2007. Unsurprisingly.

  22. A laudable idea

    Annoyed at Boing Boing’s link to the BBC’s consultation about on-demand programming, and an idea about classical music.

  23. My top tunes of 2006

    A CD’s worth of my favourite music of 2006.

  24. Paul Morley’s ‘Words and Music’

    Summary of what I liked and how it excited me.

  25. UK gig ticket alert service wanted

    I want a service that emails me when a band I like are playing near me.