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The continuing decline of popular music

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

A quick recap:  Twelve months ago I spoke about the worry of the number of songs in my ‘favourites songs of that year’ playlist dropping sharply.   I basically have playlists in iTunes for every year since I have enjoyed popular music and put it into it the songs I have enjoyed during that time. It’s […]

The decline of popular music

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

A vivid childhood memory that I have when I was 11 years old, is coming home from school in the winter just as it was getting dark around 4pm, and coming home to my mum. She would make me a tea, and as a pre-dinner snack we would quite often have some Bovril on toast […]

The Best … Going Home to London Album in the World – Ever!

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

I’ve been making a ‘Going Home’ playlist. Glasvegas – Please come back home The Clash – London calling James – Come home Supertramp – Take the long way home East 17 – Around the world “I’ve been around the world, but there’s no place like home” Simon & Garfunkel – Homeward Bound Crowded House – […]

223 tunes later

Monday, November 9th, 2009

One of my main obsessive compulsive behavioural things-to-do, is to neatly make playlists in iTunes called ‘My…’ followed by the year, which is a chronological list of my favourite songs throughout the year. Back in the days of cassette tapes, I used to make up compilations (as everyone did) of my favourite current songs. That […]

Stats 3

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

So the new Pet Shop Boys album came out last week, and all twelve tracks duly got imported into my music collection. Actually, it’s not been released here in the USA at all officially yet – it’s not available on USA iTunes, and the physical CD release isn’t due until the end of April. But […]

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