Panic on the internet! Panic over, MySpace is back in full effect. What a bunch of dependent bastards we are! Anyway, and more importantly, it means I’ve been able to go back and fix Sunday’s Unearthing MySpace Gems article. So, please, please, please, go and check it out and give those artists the time they deserve. Now, on to the serious issue at hand, my review of The Outsider, the new album by DJ Shadow…
I’ve read, spoken, listened, and moaned – but I’ve … [read more]
Happy Monday to you all. MySpace is still screwed. Turns out it’s to do with a powercut they’ve had in LA, screwed the servers or something. So, still feel bad bout yesterday’s totally bodged Unearthing MySpace Gems article. Once MySpace is back, I’m gonna edit that entry and get it done proper, then order you all to go back and check out those pages, and you will comply, oh yes, you will comply. Anyway, news…
Badly Drawn Boy is back! This is big news … [read more]
You may, or may not, remember way back when this blog first started, I mentioned that perhaps from time to time I would have guest articles from other people. Well, today is the first of those. This piece was written by my good friend Weeks – he’s a connoisseur of electronic music, and a rabid Aphex Twin fan, but don’t hate him for that, give the article a read…
Electronic Music and The Mainstream – by Weeks.
I’m not so much referring to electronic … [read more]
Okey dokey, pig ‘n a pokey. So, last.fm has been around for a while now and is widely seen as the original music recommendation and listening statistics website (regardless of name changes and mergers). But I’ve noticed recently a few potential rivals pop up on the scene – so not being one to miss out on a new internet fad or two, I’ve checked some out. In the past we’ve seen sites like Pandora come into existence, but at least with Pandora it was a … [read more]
I'm feeling tired and ill today. So no 'proper' blog entry for today, I'm afraid. You can blame the World Cup, if you like. Being here in Australia has meant that the games have been live around midnight, 2am, and 5am. And now I have a bloody cold too. I'm never ill, but it must be cos of the sleep loss. How privileged must you feel? You finish checking 300 other more important sites, then think "ah, I'll see what that div-kid is talking bout … [read more]
Last year when a friend of mine, Afshin, told me to check out this Jewish fella in full hasidic gear blasting out reggae music, I thought… he was having a laugh. It wasn't that I didn't think someone of that heritage or appearance should be on a stage singing reggae and rapping, it's more that I just wasn't used to seeing it. Shamefully, for someone usually so open minded, I didn't bother to check him out at first, but Afshin insisted that it had … [read more]
Much has been said over the years with regards to artists releasing double albums, but the recent release of Red Hot Chili Peppers' double album Stadium Arcadium got me wondering bout this subject once more. Double albums; double the value or double the trouble?
Firstly let me clarify what a double albums is; a record released on two discs as the content will not fit on to one disc. Historically vinyl LPs were often released as double albums as vinyl discs could not hold as … [read more]
I think the title of this entry pretty much suggests what I'm gonna rant about, but… first off, I just want to say that from a commercial stand-point, I realise that there is a place for hip-pop and that plenty of people seem to really enjoy it. I don't want for there to be any presumption that I'm going to just rip some music to shreds and praise some other (I make no promises, what can I say? I'm passionate!) – I'll attempt to show … [read more]