Category Archives: Radio

Radio 1’s Disasterpieces

Last night Radio 1 aired a documentary entitled Disasterpieces. A counterpart to Zane Lowe’s Masterpieces series, which looks back at classic albums, Disasterpieces looked at some follow-ups to great albums which were less so. It’s a fun way to spend an hour, which … Continue reading

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Now Playing @6Music

On Friday I appeared on Tom Robinson’s new 6Music show, Now Playing @6Music, which was exciting. I spoke a little about CMU and what we do and then played three songs that we love. Choosing three tracks to play was … Continue reading

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Two classics of the audio book genre

So, amongst the same box of vinyl that threw up this, I also found these. At the time I decided not to buy them, but looking at them again now, I kind of wish I had. Even though I would … Continue reading

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There's still plenty of life in BBC 6music

This week it’s been hard to move for news and comment about the BBC’s Strategy Review, and, in particular, the plans to close digital radio station 6music. And there have been a lot of emotionally charged calls for the BBC … Continue reading

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Shane MacGowan is magic

Channel 4 cut Shane MacGowan’s epic and entirely incoherent introduction to the video for his Haiti charity single, I Put A Spell On You, from their coverage of the NME Awards, which is a shame, because it was one of … Continue reading

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Marsha Meets…

When I’m not tiring myself out being nerdy about all things music, I like to relax by being nerdy about all things comedy. First point of call, of late, is something that bridges the gap between both worlds. The ‘Marsha … Continue reading

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Thom Yorke selects pseudonym

Radiohead’s Thom Yorke is set to release a new solo single later this month. But Thom Yorke is such an unwieldy name for a solo project. I mean, what does it really say about the music? Nothing. If he’s going … Continue reading

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