Music

In terms of my musical taste, I’m definitely a Brit. I blogged about how this shows up in my music library, and when I checked my car CD changer last week all 6 slots were filled with British artists. But having been out of the country for so long I’ve definitely missed some important artists.…

Read More File under "How could I have missed this?" – Stephen Duffy & Lilac Time

I rushed out last night’s posting about the “50+” artists in my iTunes library without mentioning a few points that I’d noticed. First – and rather obviously – the artists with the largest numbers have been very prolific, which takes time: I’ve been listening to most of them for many years. I was surprised to…

Read More A coda to yesterday's piece on "50+" artists

Over the last two weeks I’ve been listening to just one album: the Pet Shop Boys “Yes”. The first couple of times I was doubtful: there was none of the political and sexual drama of “Fundamental”, which I’ve decided is one of their finest albums ever. But “Yes” grows on you – or at least…

Read More Yes, yes, yes