Category Archives: music

Circus Peanut Butter

I’ve been clearing out my locker at work and found many iced gems on reel-to-reel audio tape. Perhaps oddest of all was a reel of American advert jingles from the 60s and 70s that I have no memory of – … Continue reading

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RIP Trish Keenan

I’m so sad and stunned that Broadcast singer Trish Keenan has died of pneumonia following swine flu. Her voice was so haunting and beautiful and – to be selfish for a minute – I never got to see Broadcast perform … Continue reading

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6 great albums you’ve never heard

Inspired by the NME’s ’100 Greatest Albums You’ve Never Heard’, here are my six nominations. Giant by The Woodentops (Rough Trade, 1986). They suffered from the Curse of Morrissey: Mozzer would namecheck a band, have them support The Smiths on … Continue reading

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Gaggle and Boxee

Today I am mostly playing with the BBC iPlayer, Flickr and YouTube on the free Boxee media centre software on my netbook and listening to Gaggle… and yes, thank you very much to the person who said I should stick … Continue reading

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Perfect Lives

Channel 4 used to show stuff like this – Robert Ashley’s ‘opera for televsion’ called Perfect Lives. In 1983 this blew me away. I watched every minute. I think I might have to get the DVD – even on YouTube … Continue reading

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