Category: Music I like

Mixcloud Mix Number 3 “Random”

A new mix for the weekend. Some of the tunes connect, some don't. Overall they are a random selection. There are bands and tunes you...

Punk Ha! Ha! – Mixcloud mix 2

My second MixCloud mix. If nothing else punk has having a bloody good time – hence the title of this episode Punk! Ha ha!...

My new Mixcloud channel

After much messing about I have signed up to Mixcloud to try it out. Not so many clever mixes, more a playlist.  This is a Song...

Mediterranean Music – Syria

It has taken quite a while to write about Syrian music that I have found on this imaginary trip around the Mediterranean. After a slow...

Podcast: Stuart Bailie – Trouble Songs

Music journalist Stuart Bailie’s new book Trouble Songs will be officially published in May, but it’s already starting to stir conversations and commentary. He takes...

Podcast: Oh Yeah music centre

On this episode the story of the Oh Yeah music centre with Charlotte Dryden and Paul Kane. There's music from Hand Models, Reevah, Strange New...

Now I’m listening to … Dikanda

Then I discovered the "Related Artists" link on Spotify. (As I write incidentally I am listening to this.) A few years ago I lamented on...

Music walk around old town Ljubljana

I was in Ljubljana on a Saturday morning to record some of the sounds of the streets. Particularly the street music and the other music...

Music: Jupiter Okwess

Three years ago, when he released his international debut album Hotel Univers, it seemed that Jupiter Bokondji would be the new hero of the African...

Music: Amira Medunjanin

Amira Medunjanin is the finest exponent of sevdah, the melancholy and emotional folk music of Bosnia, and is remarkable not just for her clear, pained...

Dej še’n litro

Dej še’n litro – the name does not translate well in Bing or Google translators. Actually it translates as nonsense, which is probably appropriate. At...

Abavuki: Jazz from South Africa’s Cape

I love Abavuki. They are the most energetic band I have ever seen. The Marimba led multi-instrumentalists change the stage line-up through their performance....

MP3 or not MP3 that is the question

Cheesy headline – sorry. So, MP3 music files are more convenient. More convenient for the user – easily available online through music distributors such as iTunes...

Time to be Proud Oh Yeah

I’ve never been so busy.  I mean never, ever in my life. But I’m more than grateful to William Maxwell for sending me a preview...