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Entries Tagged as 'music'

The Execution of All Things

January 9th, 2005 · 4 Comments

I have a bad habit with music. Whenever I acquire a particularly good album or set of songs, I play them again and again continuously until I either can’t listen to them for at least another year, or manage to exert some degree of self control and cruelly cut off my access. The current album [...]

Tags: music · review

Jingle Rock Bell

December 27th, 2004 · 1 Comment

Bell rock jingle rock
Bell jingle rock
Rock jingle rock
Bell jingle bell
Rock bell
Rock rock bell
Jingle rock, jingle rock
Bell bell bell
Quite possibly the greatest Christmas song ever – Jingle Rock Bell (Jingle Bell Rock sung using only the words ‘bell’, ‘jingle’ and ‘rock’.

Tags: mefi · music · silly

The ancient art of karaoke

October 24th, 2004 · No Comments

Karaoke. The word can provoke extreme emotions in many, from freezing fear to joyous abandon. I tend towards the latter, so when I got an invitation off Lal to go to a karaoke party yesterday, I was pretty pleased.
The two previous times I’ve done proper karaoke (SingStar, fun though it may be, is not the [...]

Tags: london · music

Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue

September 18th, 2004 · 1 Comment

I’ve long been a fan of the Red vs Blue series – I subscribed to both season and am the proud owner of the DVDs. When the soundtrack CD Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue, performed by Trocadero, came up for sale, I felt obliged to buy it in order to support the series and [...]

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Summon the Worms

June 13th, 2004 · 1 Comment

Usually it’s the other way round, but after listening to the incredible Children of Dune TV movie soundtrack, I feel compelled to buy the DVD (and the CD – I believe in buying stuff I listen to a lot). If you’re wondering why I decided to listen to the soundtrack of a movie I haven’t [...]

Tags: music · review · tv


February 25th, 2004 · No Comments

EasyMusic and Copyleft – interesting to see that Stelios is considering dabbling in the world of Copyleft music: “We are currently investigating business opportunities in the area of music downloads, especially following the ‘copyleft’ principle. Copyleft is where music has no copyright at all so music can be freely downloaded from sites and exchanged between [...]

Tags: music · tech


February 10th, 2004 · No Comments

Ack! I spent ten long hours at the lab today in an experiment that, while conducted essentially flawlessly, yielded no scientific results whatsoever. All part of the process, I suppose. I eventually got home a little before 8pm and less than an hour later I allowed myself to be dragged out to a jazz event [...]

Tags: music

Inappropriate Award

December 19th, 2003 · No Comments

And the award for the most inappropriate music in a movie trailer goes to Peter Pan which used an instrumental version of ‘Clocks’ by Coldplay. What were they thinking? Other than the fact that Coldplay are popular these days, I can think of no reason why they used them as backing music. Don’t get me [...]

Tags: film · music


December 1st, 2003 · No Comments

Every once in a while, you have a wonderful experience in which you encounter something which you didn’t know you missed, but did. When I was but a small child, I used to love watching a promotional video of (I think) Birmingham University. There was a particular section which showed the Chemistry Department in all [...]

Tags: music


October 30th, 2003 · No Comments

Seal on Music – the Guardian Online interviewed Seal today, and he’s remarkably well-informed on the latest technological and IP matters. Nice to see that at least one musician has a brain.

Tags: music · tech