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What Music Is, Part Two

So we’ve established in the last post roughly what we mean by music, and we’ve also established that from now on I’m going to narrow down my meanings quite a bit, but that it’s worth bearing the broader definition in … Continue reading

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Music Basics part 1: What *Is* Music Anyway?

A couple of days ago, on Twitter, Tilt Araiza asked me “did you once do a “what music is” post? I was trying to explain what harmony is to a friend and, well, I’m a drummer,” and when I said … Continue reading

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It Was Twenty Years Ago Today…

Different Class by Pulp was released twenty years ago today, on October 30, 1995. I first heard some of the music on it a few months earlier. Summer 1995 was in many respects the point at which I developed my … Continue reading

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A thought, on countries and country

Listening to Johnny Cash at the moment, I’m reminded of a thought I’ve had a few times, which is that one of the odd differences between Britain and America is that for all British people like to think of themselves … Continue reading

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The Solid Silver 60s Show

One thing I do occasionally, but rarely write about, is attend package shows of old 60s pop stars. These shows have a bad reputation, and not without reason, but at the same time they do provide a service. Very occasionally … Continue reading

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This Year’s Holiday Mix

I was going to call this a Christmas mix, but given that there are songs about New Year and Hanukkah, and several generic “winter” songs, this is The Sci-Ence! Justice Leak! Generic Winterval Holiday Mix The Sci-Ence! Justice Leak! Generic … Continue reading

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Lost Causes

Last night, I found myself in tears, and thinking to myself “despite everything, I still believe in Liberalism, and I still believe that the Lib Dems are the best vehicle for it. I’m going to have to fight harder for … Continue reading

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