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No, A Tribute Band Wasn’t Going To Play Trump’s Inauguration

This blog post is a request post. Specifically, it’s at the request of my wife, Holly. You get to request posts too, if you’re married to me. Anyway, there’s a story going round social media, backed up by links to … Continue reading

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Strange Fruit

The singer Rebecca Ferguson has been reported as having accepted the offer to play at Trump’s inauguration, under one condition: I’ve been asked and this is my answer. If you allow me to sing “strange fruit” a song that has … Continue reading

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RIP George Martin

We knew it would come sooner or later, of course — he was ninety years old, and given the horrible tendency of those associated with the Beatles to die prematurely we were *very* lucky he was with us for as … Continue reading

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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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