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Writing tagged Music

  1. Top Tunes of 2007, part 2 and 3

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

  2. Top Tunes of 2007, part 1

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

  3. A laudable idea

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

  4. My top tunes of 2006

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

  5. Paul Morley’s ‘Words and Music’

    Summary of what I liked and how it excited me.

  6. UK gig ticket alert service wanted

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

  7. Nice chart of my MP3s over time

    I did a chart of what years my MP3s originate from.

  8. The endless musical relay race

    Dan Hill passed the musical baton on to me, an excuse to waffle about music I like. How could I refuse.

  9. Europa and Hackensack

    The sadness of two “boy loses childhood girlfriend who then becomes famous and successful” songs.

  10. Piano Notes by Charles Rosen

    Fascinating insight into the world of professional piano-playing. I think you’d get even more…

  11. Top Tunes of 2004

    Making a CD of your favourite music and giving it to friends is naughty and illegal and the cause of global terrorism. But if I was, perhaps, to make one of my favourite music of 2004, then it would look like…

  12. Morning News interview with Alex Ross

    A very quotable interview with the ‘New Yorker’s music critic. Lots of good stuff.

  13. MP3 blogs and the record labels

    A roundtable discussion of MP3 bloggers seems remarkably optimistic about the record labels’ stance on people giving away their artists’ music. A flurry of letters from lawyers seems much more likely to me…

  14. We’re gonna need a bigger pipe

    I’ve been grabbing music from Mostyn’s Music Page for some time, but I only recently realised that a whole MP3 Blog scene has been blossoming out there. It’s official: I am now several weeks behind the bleeding edge.

  15. Less metadata, more music

    Having thrown away my to do list, I recently finished transferring 342 songs taped from the radio to MP3.

  16. Audioscrobbler

    Having lots of fun with Audioscrobbler, which is, really, kind of like a social networking site without all the annoying “Are you my friend” stuff, and with lots and lots of music.

  17. The Caretaker

    John Peel played a track by The Caretaker earlier this evening. It’s good stuff and you can…

  18. McSweeney’s vs They Might Be Giants

    “Quirky” pop duo and self-absorbed literary quarterly… a recipe for embarrassment. Or maybe not!

  19. Ella Guru

    Heard their song ‘On a Beach’ on Late Junction last night and it was good.

  20. Summer playlist

    A selection of tunes from Greil Marcus’s ‘Mystery Train’ that make for fine heatwave listening.

  21. What are the chances of that happening, eh?

    Brian Eno documentary on BBC 6 Music.

  22. Greil Marcus

    Greil Marcus’s ‘Real Life Rock Top Ten’s, once at Salon, are still going over at City Pages. Yes!

  23. Akufen

    Last week the New York Times had an interesting article about about the most underrated albums of…

  24. Festive taping vs festive downloading

    Wondering why I feel more of a criminal listening to MP3s of John Peel’s Festive Fifty rather than cassettes of the same thing.

  25. Popstars - the year ahead

    I think the rejected five should be formed into a band, a kind of anti-Popstars. Bitter, vengeful…