End of year simplification

All in all, I’ve had an pretty good year that’s taken me to a lot of interesting places – both literally and metaphorically. I thought that rather than go over it here (there’s really rather a lot) I thought I’d talk a bit about where the...

Keep the change

I’ve been seeing a lot about Pay A Blogger Day bouncing around the internet today. It’s on November 29th, and it’s a campaign to promote Flattr – a service that allows you to donate small amounts to websites and services you like. I won’t...

The most important movie ever

I saw the trailer for Marvel’s The Avengers this week, and I said on Twitter something to the effect that this film (due out May next year) is the point that the whole of the history of cinema has been leading up to. Of course, it was treated as hyperbole, and...

Home of Metal

I met up with a few of my colleagues in Birmingham City Centre yesterday. We had some visiting partners from across Europe who are working on a project with us about music heritage, so we thought it appropriate to take them to the Home of Metal exhibition. One of our...
Audiophilia for the masses

Audiophilia for the masses

After getting my turntable repaired at 2007 Sound and Light on the Moseley Road in Balsall Heath (thoroughly recommended – Lonnie and his team are superb and my Technics 1210 has never sounded so good), I thought I’d follow the advice of a comment on this...