Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

Musical Safety Net

Monday, February 9, 2009 1:38 20 Comments

I have a TV programme which I watch when I can’t sleep. You know, if you wake up at 1am, and you can’t sleep, you’re not feeling tired, but you’re not properly awake either, what do you do? Stick a comedy DVD on. That generally works for me. However, if I am properly awake, and [...]

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Merry Christmas

Thursday, December 25, 2008 9:07 21 Comments

What better way to celebrate Christmas than by watching ‘Stop the Cavalry’? Which reminds me, I still don’t know who Luzar and Jim are. Altogether now, dub-a-dub-a-dum-dum…

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Free Dr. Pepper For All Americans

Sunday, October 26, 2008 0:12 2 Comments

All I can say is you bastards. I love Dr. Pepper. Why can’t I have some? In case you’re wondering why all Americans are to get some free Dr. Pepper, it’s because of probably the oddest news story I’ve seen for some time. Basically, what happened is that Guns n’ Roses had been taking so [...]

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Death Magnetic

Sunday, September 14, 2008 0:05 22 Comments

The first Metallica album I’ve bought for some time. I got into them around the time of the Black album, bought the back catalogue, bought Live Shit, stayed through Load, but I couldn’t really face Re-Load or St Anger, although I was sufficiently intruiged to ensure that the Some Kind of Monster DVD found its [...]

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10 Songs

Friday, August 29, 2008 0:33 33 Comments

For no particular reason — other than that I was running out of things to post about — I decided to have a trawl through my iMusic Collection. This got me thinking about songs which for some reason have a special meaning to me, or which stuck in my head for some particular reason. I [...]

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Let there be lips (again)

Wednesday, August 13, 2008 19:39 5 Comments

For those of you who aren’t fans of the Rocky Horror Picture show, well, you really ought to be. And they are going to remake the 1975 film. Or ‘movie’, as the BBC says, succumbing to the growing American-led insistence on calling the damn things ‘movies’ instead of ‘films’. Now I’m not entirely sure how [...]

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The Devil no longer has all the best tunes.

Saturday, July 19, 2008 0:12 2 Comments

Cesare Bonizzi looks like the archetypal Capuchin monk — round-faced, stout, with twinkling eyes and a long flowing white beard. But beneath his robes beats a heart of metal.[...] The 62-year-old monk’s love affair with heavy metal began when he attended a Metallica concert some 15 years ago.BBC News He’s certainly got the voice for [...]

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E-Men City

Monday, June 30, 2008 0:04 2 Comments

I went to see a band at The Jolly Miller the other night. The band were E-Men City, and I needed to go and see them — their drummer used to be a colleague of mine, and I’d been saying for a long while that I’d go and see them as soon as they were [...]

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Music IQ Meme

Friday, April 25, 2008 0:38 2 Comments

The Music Intelligence Quiz via Very True Things. Your final score was 129/180 Mix-Tape Master (109-144 points) You are a music evangelist: the person in your network of friends who always has the coolest new song, the one whose iPod gets picked to DJ every party. You understand the art of the segue, how the [...]

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SEO Rapper

Monday, April 7, 2008 0:02 5 Comments

For those of you know how much I’m down with the yoof, I’ve been “home with my downies” recently*, and having recently come across the SEO Rapper**, I thought I’d share it with you. After all, anyone who can deliver the line… you use css your page’ll load quicker your clients satisfied like they’re eating [...]

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