Hacking music radio

Hacking music radio

I decided to stay on at Music Tech Fest after my presentation yesterday, and ended up joining in with the hack challenges. There were plenty that I had nothing to contribute to, as I can’t write code or programme in any way – but one of the hack challenges...
All this and a robot that makes cocktails

All this and a robot that makes cocktails

I’m in London for Music Tech Fest this weekend. It’s exactly what it sounds like – a bunch of people coming together to talk about (and mess around with) music and technology. The talks are all being streamed live online (and most likely archived) at...
Speaking at music events: The Edition edition

Speaking at music events: The Edition edition

I’m in Cheltenham this weekend for the Jazz Festival. It’s not just music going on here… I’ve been moderating a couple of discussions that have been pretty well attended too, even with a £5 entry fee on the door. Some great speakers and some really...
Two by four

Two by four

I’ve been sorting out my records over the past few days, putting them all in alphabetical order, and I’ve just about come to the end. Only a pile of compilations to sort through (okay, three piles), and that should take me the rest of the evening and this...
Why I listen to so much music I don’t like

Why I listen to so much music I don’t like

I bought yet another album full of music that I don’t like very much today. I was getting tired of the other albums of music I don’t like very much because I’d listened to them so often. I listen to quite a lot of music I’m not a fan of. To be...
How to be a band on the internet

How to be a band on the internet

I had the pleasure of a meeting with one of my favourite bands – no, I mean one of the best bands in Britain today: Hope and Social. I’m often asked for examples of people who are “getting it right” when it comes to music on the internet, and...