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Ryan Culwell – The Last American

6EQ UJ5 is anybody out there alive can you hear me can you hear me out on the highway on the dark side of the moon I got my wheels spinnin’ can you hear me bang real loud and get down low make a little love on the radio dial it in boys and let […]

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A few album reviews

There have been a few big releases in 2018, and more to come. I wish Sugarland would drop their comeback already, instead of drip-drip-dripping pre-release tracks (four so far). The biggest surprise for me so far is that I didn’t prefer Ashley Monroe’s Sparrow to Kacey Musgraves’ Golden Hour. Ms Musgraves and Ms Monroe have been on […]

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Visions of the old Johanna

I’ve long been of the opinion that the very best rock bands had a keyboardist. These players are often the best musician in the band, the muso, and can bring an added dimension of competence. Although the presence of a proper musician in any band can be a source of conflict (“Let’s do this in […]

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Jennifer Nettles – That Girl – album review

Produced by Rick Rubin, beardy celebrity producer, it’s tough to categorise Jennifer Nettles’ new solo record, which finally arrived through my door this morning, but (at time of writing) is still not available for download from the UK iTunes store. Whereas the delay to the Sheryl Crow country record irritated me enough to boycott the […]

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Popmusicology, Volumes 1 and 2

After creating some iPad film study guides for my GCSE students using iBooks Author, I wanted to do another project just for fun. I decided to repurpose some of the material I’d accrued in teaching my “Musicology” 6th Form enrichment course, which was a survey of popular music from its origins. I’d done a lot […]