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Pitchfork’s top 69 of 2009 on Spotify

December 17th, 2009 Comments Off

Just wanted to say how much I’m enjoying Pitchfork’s top 100 this year. It’s uncanny how many of them I like. And an extra treat that I hadn’t heard loads of them before today (who is this so-called Lady Gaga?!). It’s also exactly the sort of thing Spotify was invented for. Being able to listen […]

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In B Flat

September 4th, 2009 Comments Off

I love this. A youtube-based homage of sorts to Terry Riley’s ‘In C‘. The format is superb – multiple youtube movies as a multi-track mixer. And B flat is such a lovely maudlin scale. Just don’t play it in the presence  of alligators. I was thinking about doing a little musical thing using videos of […]

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I love how things work

September 13th, 2008 Comments Off

Just had one of those gorgeous tech epiphanies when you find out you can do something that you couldn’t do before that will improve your quality of life in a small but meaningful way. I’ve just been listening to a friend’s last.fm playlist wirelessy through the iTouch plugged into the stereo while doing the washing […]

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last.fm beta

July 1st, 2008 Comments Off

Have just been messing around with the last.fm beta and have to say that after a quick play it looks like a great leap forward. Conceptually, last.fm is now based around The Library, which acts not only as a repository of everything you’ve played, but also of things you’d like to listen to or want […]

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you made me realise

June 24th, 2008 Comments Off

you made me realise, originally uploaded by meltingman. Truly outstanding. On sunday night, the mid-section of You Made Me Realise was apparently timed at 18 minutes of pure noise. Last night we thought it was longer. Over on last.fm, it was described as like having a jet engine in your face. For me, it felt […]

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Listening to nothing

June 13th, 2008 Comments Off

Enjoying Bon Iver‘s For Emma, Forever Ago. Well, I think I am, but it has the curious quality of not existing except for when it’s actually being played. If I try to think of it at other times, there’s nothing there, nothing to recall – save for the that was Wisconsin, that was yesterday refrain […]

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Sorting things

April 22nd, 2008 2 Comments

A lot of my time seems to be spent sorting things at the moment. If it’s not the ongoing pitch battle between tags and categories on the blog here (does really it matter if they don’t ever work? – could it be seen as endearing dysfunction?), it’s looking at my horribly messy delicious tags with […]

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3 chairs

April 15th, 2008 Comments Off

I heart Mark E Smith. I only have three chairs in the house: one for the wife, one for me, and one for a guest. No more. One guest at a time – that’s my philosophy. You don’t want your house turning into a hippy commune. His “explosive new autobiography” is being extracted in the […]

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my bloody valentine

November 21st, 2007 Comments Off

Have three words ever looked better uncapitalised? Tickets in the bag,  fan-fucking-tastic.

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Over the city, fucking the future…

September 3rd, 2007 Comments Off

…still. Sonic Youth play Daydream Nation at the Roundhouse. Absolutely phenomenal.

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