October 2004

I finally got a chance to watch the politically-charged video for Eminem’s “Mosh”. I’m not a big rap fan, although I really like Maxie Jazz and Faithless, and I’ve never gone for Eminem (even if Elton John has exonerated him). However Mosh really worked for me. It’s powerful, and absolutely spot-on. A precision-guided musical weapon…

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Tim wrote: “Bluetooth? I think it hits the sweet spot for me. I’d totally love one of the hot new phones with high-speed flat-rate data that I can leave in my bag. Then I stick a Bluetooth headset over one ear, and then have my computer connect through it so I’m really on the Net…

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Starting in the late 1960s, John Peel introduced a generation of British radio listeners – including me – to wondrous and strange “underground” music: Captain Beefheart, the Incredible String Band, Country Joe and the Fish, and many, many more. (Who can forget the Purple Gang’s “Granny Takes A Trip”, an innocent little ditty whose title…

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