I found the following on Digital Spy & thought it reflected a lot of what Steve is saying about the changing shape of the music industry
David Lynch has suggested that the digital revolution will bring more freedom to the film and music industries. Continue reading “David Lynch slams music & film industries”
Ornette Coleman’s Meltdown is well underway in London – the one downside of Lo and I heading of to Geneva this weekend was that we missed seeing The Roots at the Festival Hall, as part of the fest. Shame. Continue reading “If You Were Curating Meltdown…”
I’ve been wondering about how you lovelies a) keep track of blogs and news that you read, and b) how – if at all – you share it with other people. Continue reading “How Do You Keep Track, And How Do You Share?”
This BBC Article picks up on a thing that was going around yesterday about ‘bursting the bubble of the hype around twitter’ – apparently most twitter users only post once and don’t have any followers, ergo, it’s all balls. Continue reading “Twitter Hype?”
Favourite current silly thing on youtube:
(worth watching, or you won’t understand when I reference it copiously at all future gigs – thanks to @dubber for the link) Continue reading ““Oh No! I’m Beached As!””
There’s a video to go with this that I’ll add in later when I’ve uploaded it, but here’s the story:
On Thursday, heading up to Unconvention in Manchester, I had a bit of a nightmare journey. I got to Euston OK, only to find that all trains out of there heading north were cancelled thanks to a derailed train. Continue reading “Favourite Coincidences”
Politicians and expense claims, musicians and music. How do we implement checks and balances to ensure that the standards are high?
We don’t need more legislation, legalism to solve the issue… Continue reading “Is accountability the new black?”
You may or may not know that I have another twitter account – To The Left Of The Mainstream – that is all about recommending new music by people you’re less likely to have heard of. The ‘left of the mainstream’ bit is not in terms of style, but exposure.
So this thread, which I hope will run and run, is for you to recommend some music, post links, embed videos from youtube… generally use it to pimp the lesser-known music that you think is AWESOME. Not just your mates music (though clearly if your friends are indeed awesome, please post!)
So, start by having a read through and listen to the bands I’ve already listed there, then post away!
(NB, TTLOTM also has a facebook page.)
Someone just tweeted a link to this blog post, featuring the following hilarious and brilliant video by Some Grey Bloke (me thinks I’ll be spending a lot of time on his youtube channel) – fantastic stuff – Continue reading “More BNP-related Youtube genius…”
In one of your recent posts you wrote
Hopefully it’ll finally kick me into action to make some decisions
about the kind of record (or whatever passes for a ‘record’ these
days 🙂 ) I want to make.
which kind of kicked off an idea I’ve been playing with recently. Continue reading “Steve In one of your recent posts you w…”