OK GO – SHEPHERD’S BUSH EMPIRE

OK GOSpent last night at my first concert of the year at a chilly Shepherd’s Bush Empire seeing OK GO. I had been in two minds as to whether to go as the weather was grotty still but Mat was keen to go and so we went and I am glad that I did.… Read the rest

APPLE’S GENIUS IS GENIUS

image With iTunes 8 comes Genius – a system to help you find similar music in your collection or a cynical attempt to sell more downloads by Apple, depending on your view. It also works on both the iPhone and the iPod Touch.… Read the rest

SAYING GOODBYE TO HUMPH

Humphrey LytteltonSo we are here to say goodbye to Humphrey Lyttelton long-time chairman to the antidote to panel games I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue, who passed away yesterday. It has only a few months ago that all the family went to see him on stage with the rest of the panel and, as I noted then, was blown away by his trumpet playing.… Read the rest

PLAYING TO TYPE

imageThere is an article on the BBC website today about why the musical instruments that a child will choose to play are heavily influenced by their gender. So the top instruments for boys are: electric/bass guitar (81%), tuba (775) and drums (75%).… Read the rest

ZEBRAHEAD

Alex back stage with ZebraheadA few weeks ago our eldest son wrote to Kerrang magazine stating that he had been to see Zebrahead in concert a couple of times and on both occasions the friends that he had gone with had come away with some piece of memorabilia.… Read the rest

RANDOM NOISE

image My iPod is messing with my head. It has taken a real liking to Peter Gabriel, Genesis and Pink Floyd. On the whole not bad choices but I do strive for a bit of variety in my music. Now, I would be the first to admit that I have more than my fair share of Genesis tracks on the player.… Read the rest

IPOD TOUCH UPDATE – UPDATE

Since my post yesterday about the iPod Touch update that add new applications and features to the device I have discovered that it also takes some things away. A couple of the existing applications were Calendar and Contacts which you could sync with Microsoft Outlook – not any more.… Read the rest

IPOD TOUCH UPDATE

ipod So the picture on the left is what my iPod Touch looked like after I had applied the software update announced at Macworld earlier in the week. The big question is, however, is it worth the £12 price tag that Apple have cheekily applied to it?… Read the rest

BYRNE ON DOHERTY

Interesting article in Wired magazine this month where Talking Heads’ David Byrne examines the state of the music industry and the alternative delivery methods for today’s artists. I won’t go through the whole article other than to say that it is well worth a read and I particularly enjoyed the comment Byrne made on artists taking control of their own destiny: “Not everyone is as smart as those nerdy Radiohead boys.… Read the rest

ORB

I have recently been trying out version 2 of Orb. I really like the idea of being able to get access to music/pictures/videos etc. held on my home PC anywhere in the world and on pretty much any device. While I ran my trial I was able to get access on other PCs, my iPod Touch, my BlackBerry and a Pocket PC.… Read the rest