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Essays & Opinion

Music of the Marionettes

Five. Four. Three. Two. One. It seems hard to believe that Gerry Anderson, pioneer of Supermarionation and producer of classic kids’ television like Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet might have unwittingly influenced popular music through puppet […]


Lily Allen: The New Arthur Scargill Play in new window | Download (9.4MB) Enjoy this blog as a podcast here or at iTunes. George Orwell wrote about Salvador Dali: “One ought to be able to hold in one’s head simultaneously […]

Essays & Opinion

Save the Emo

I was at the Reading Festival (a music festival in Reading, Berkshire, England – not a festival about reading books) a few years ago, and, like you do, I struck up a conversation with a […]

Essays & Opinion

Selling Bits of Music

The music industry really is turning completely bonkers. First, Radiohead sell an entire album for whatever people fancy paying, from UK£0.00 to UK£99.99 (US$200). Then it turned out that fifteen people actually paid UK£99.99 to […]