Mansun Acoustic Spotify Playlist

On August 8, 2012, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With No Comments

Mansun were one of the greatest UK bands to emerge in the mid 1990’s.  Their debut album ‘Attack of the Grey Lantern‘ made it to number 1, and the complex and mind blowing follow up ‘Six‘ was released in 1998 – described by Paul Draper as a collection of fragments and riffs rather than completed songs,…

Write up of MUSIC Tech Pitch 4.5

On March 28, 2012, Posted by , In News, By ,,,,,, , With 2 Comments

Last night I had the pleasure of being asked to sit on the judging panel for MUSIC Tech Pitch 4.5 held at EMI’s London office. This was the second music focused pitching event organised by 2Pears.  The evening was opened by Andria Vidler, CEO of EMI Music UK & Ireland….

Tag Cloud of my last 4 years of listening on Last.FM

On February 18, 2012, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With No Comments

Found a cool set of tools using the Last.FM API to create visualisations from your track play data. Here is my tag cloud for tracks played 2008 – 2012: Friend me on Last.FM here.  

Bad news for Turntable.FM as Facebook launch collaborative music listening

On January 15, 2012, Posted by , In News, By ,,, , With No Comments

  Long time readers will remember that I raved about Turntable.FM last summer. It truly changed my music consumption habits within a week. Of course the music industry quickly identified it as a threat, rather than a solution to solve their fucked business model, and forced Turntable.FM to block all…

Turntable.FM blocked outside USA

On June 26, 2011, Posted by , In News, By , , With 1 Comment

Following on from my popular Turntable.FM post, it seems the virtual party is temporarily over for people outside of America. I actually broke the news an hour before the official confirmation from Turntable’s own Twitter account; which immediately led to an outcry by followers who, like me, have become hooked…

OMG I’m in love with Turntable.FM

On June 16, 2011, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With No Comments

Yesterday I read a post on GigaOm highlighting New York based startup Turntable.FM. Om called it one of the new wave of services behind the “alive web”. Off the back of that recommendation I spent last night experimenting. OMG, without sounding too gushing this could represent the future of music discovery….

Drum Tracks

On April 10, 2009, Posted by , In News, By , , With No Comments

Been messing about recording off my Roland TD-12. mixing in an iPod feed so the drums overlay on top of the original songs. Here’s a couple of tracks. Not perfect but you get the idea… A View To A Kill, Duran DuranBad Dream, Keane

30 Top Albums

On March 15, 2009, Posted by , In News, By , With No Comments

Lifted from my Facebook profile… Don’t try to be cool, tell the truth…Think of 30 albums (shrink it to 15 if you like) that had such a profound effect on you they changed your life or the way you looked at it. They sucked you in and took you over…