Monthly Archives: October 2012

Michael Nesmith, Manchester Royal Northern College Of Music

This will necessarily be brief, because I only had four hours of sleep last night and I was incoherent even before seeing one of my musical idols. But I promised people a report on the gig, so here it is. … Continue reading

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Why Blogging Has Been So Light Recently

…And by recently I mean the better part of a year now. I’ve mentioned on here several times recently that I have health problems, but I thought it was probably worth explaining exactly what’s been up with me for the … Continue reading

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The Wrecking [History] Crew

Proper blog post tomorrow, but I just wanted to rant: One of the most annoying things in the world is the way the fantasies spread by Carol Kaye are destroying music business history. For years people claimed — because of … Continue reading

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My latest cloudcast

In which I continue to try to find the right balance between tuneful pop songs full of harmony and electronic burblings that go skree skronk bloop bleep. This week’s show includes the Monkees, Sun Ra, the theme from Horror Express, … Continue reading

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Linkblogging For 20/10/12

I was out all day today, so no proper post, just links. Beach Boys post tomorrow, with luck. Another Nickel In The Machine on the controversy over female tennis players not wearing stockings in the 1930s. I was particularly fascinated … Continue reading

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Toppermost Of The Poppermost

One thing that always nags at me is a sense that I should have *some* idea of what is going on in the pop-cultural world. This is one of the reasons I watch new Doctor Who, despite everything — a … Continue reading

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I write about Shada, canon and Ian Levine

Over on the mindless ones

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