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Those B***ards at the BBC

Anyone knows that if something ain’t broke it, you don’t fix it. But clearly the Controller at Radio 1 has decided otherwise, because The Blue Room – the Saturday/Sunday 5-7am...
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The Case Against CDs 2

An Op-Ed in the NY Times on Saturday finds writer Verlyn Klinkenborg singing the praises of a long-forgotten album from 1970 by The Jerry Hahn Brotherhood. “I heard ‘Martha’s Madman’...
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The Case Against CDs 1

Some recent enthusing about Sinead O’Connor and cover versions, both here on the front page and over at the iJamming! Pub, led me to order the Collaborations CD, a Capitol...
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The Week In Review

BEST VARIETY OF MUSIC IN ONE SHORT PODCAST: Under The Stylus Stycast, Aug 4, with soulman Eddie Spencer, German techno-punks Atari Teenage Riot, MOR Revivalists Denim, AOR revivalists Razorlight and...
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Central Podcasting

Here’s some of what I’ve been listening to over the last couple of weeks, and how you can listen to it too. ________ “My understanding of British radio is you...
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Adapt or Die Part 2

Over the weekend, I interviewed someone who was buying pop music back in the 1950s, and was reminded that, back then, record stores barely existed. Music fans acquired their vinyl...
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Talkin’ American Social Blues

They telling you to never worry about the future. They telling you to never worry about the torture They telling you that you will never see the horror, spend it...
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The Indie Record Store: Adapt or Die

I found myself reading two back-to-back pieces about Baby Boomers’ record-buying habits this weekend, one in the NY Times, one in Newsweek. Each suggested that the Golden Generation is perhaps...
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