Tuesday Ten: 290: Why Don’t You Get A Job?

I passed seven years working for the same employer recently (by some considerable distance the longest I’ve worked for one company in the two decades that I’ve had jobs), and while things haven’t always been plain sailing, currently I’ve got the kind of role I wanted. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 290: Why Don’t You Get A Job?”

Tuesday Ten: 118: Product Placement

For this week’s Tuesday Ten, I’m going back to a list I’ve had on the back burner for bloody ages. That is, music on TV in the form of advertising. Always a contentious subject – there are probably just as many artists who flatly refuse to sell their music for use in this way as those that do – this list is taking a look at those who have done. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 118: Product Placement”

Tuesday Ten: 070: The Sound of Summer?

Driving down to Cambridge on a warm summer’s day last Sunday got Daisy and I thinking about songs that we associate with the summer. Certainly there are some songs that simply “work” better, or suit my mood more, when the sun is shining (and likewise similar happens with other songs during the winter). Read more “Tuesday Ten: 070: The Sound of Summer?”

Tuesday Ten: 017: Videos

Often part of the appeal of a particular song is the music video – a medium that has now been evolving in ever more complicated ways for over thirty years. Often, though, it isn’t always the really technically advanced – and expensive – videos that are the best. Sometimes all it takes is some lateral thinking and a great video will come out of not too much. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 017: Videos”

Tuesday Ten: 005: North American 90s Alternative

My prelidiction for music lists at the moment may be coming across all a bit High Fidelity, but it is in the main me rummaging through the boxes of musical history in my mind – that and I am finding it quite a lot of fun hunting through the archives of YouTube. In addition, of course, it is far easier being able to let you hear/see what I am talking about – I would rather not post mp3s here, and with Youtube being as good as it is for this nowadays, I don't have to.
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