I’ve written a song. It’s untitled so far, but I’ve put a lot of personal feeling into it. I think it could be a hit on the radio. I just need to get a band together to record it. Or just a sound engineer who’s handy with his thumbs… Anyway, see what you think.

Categorised as Music, Satire

Scrobbling Vinyl to Last.fm

  Since AudioScrobbler first arrived on the scene back in the early naughties I’ve been ‘scrobbling’ my listening behaviour to my AudioScrobbler profile for the interests of fellow music aficionados, friends, prospective employers and the NSA. While this was as simple as installing a plugin or ticking a box in my mp3/ogg/whatever player of choice… Continue reading Scrobbling Vinyl to Last.fm

Gone Digitally

It’s come to a point where I feel inconvenienced by an album not getting a digital release. Having to *buy* a CD online and *wait* for it to come to my home, then having to rip the thing… and then find somewhere to keep the case and physical disc, having to put it away somewhere… Continue reading Gone Digitally

Categorised as Music, Rants

Where we leave art for tart

I just posted this massively off-topic rant on a mailing list I’m on. It’s a variation on something I’ve been banging on about for ages; the deification of celebrity. I doubt it’ll be the last time you hear from me on this topic.

Is this art?

Loyalist Michael Stone’s planned incursion on a crucial meeting of Stormont politicians was “performance art”, his defence lawyer has claimed. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/northern_ireland/6193169.stm) This is a new one! “Performance art”. Jesus fuck. Was his attack on Milltown Cemetery 20 years ago performace art too? Should the media coverage be in the Tate? Is “art” going to be… Continue reading Is this art?

Meme #472

“List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they’re any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now. Post these instructions in your LiveJournal along with your seven songs. Then tag seven other people to see what they’re listening to.” Poached… Continue reading Meme #472

My Precious…

In other music news: “Things get damaged, things get broken…” It may not have escaped your notice that the new Depeche Mode single ‘Precious’ has been leaked onto the net months earlier than planned and, despite likely being a rough edit, it sees the band somewhat back on form. A fusion of Broken Frame &… Continue reading My Precious…

“Please to be minding der head”

Look at this: £15 for a tiny bit of cheap looking plastic, and that was from ‘shopping around’. Most places wanted £20 or more plus postage. But at least my life has been somewhat improved by its long overdue purchase. Anyway… MP3 of the week: To show off my reknewed vinyl ability I present Bridge… Continue reading “Please to be minding der head”