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Bugs, Spam Trojan Horses and other annoyances of the computer age.

As if it’s not bad enough that we had to close the iJamming! Pub due to hackers and spam merchants, the front page of iJamming! itself has recently come under...
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Northern Soul: A YouTube playlist

While in London in November, I went over for dinner with one of my closest childhood friends. He was influential in my musical tastes when I was a kid, and...
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Top 150 from 2010: The Next 75

The list of 75 songs below comprises the second MP3 disc I put together to celebrate the 150 Best Songs, or Top Artists, or simply the most representative music of...
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150 From 2010: The First 75

As somewhat promised last week, when I posted my Top 10 Albums from 2010, here’s the first MP3 disc of my 150 from 2010 that I put together on my...
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My Top Ten Albums of 2010

It’s that time in the calendar when the Village Voice gears up to publish its annual Pazz and Jop Poll, and as one of the 1500 odd journos whose opinions...
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There’s No Christmas!

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All Hopped Up and Ready For Your iPod

I don’t expect you to start queuing up to download videos of me talking about my recent book All Hopped Up and Ready To Go: Music from the Streets of...
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I Witness UK #5: Iconic Manchester

Shine Again Manchester. Two landmarks intersected by a note of optimism. (Click on image for larger picture.) November 17, 2010. The entrance to the former Hacienda nightclub – “iconic” it...
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