#MusicBricks – there’s a PhD right there

#MusicBricks – there’s a PhD right there

For the past year and a half, I’ve been working on a project called #MusicBricks. It was a European-funded project, the purpose of which was to take some of the really great results of academic research in the area of music tech and find ways to get it out to...

I like reading

I read an awful lot. You’d expect that to be the case. I am a professor, and reading is part of the job description. I read a lot, and I read quickly. 500 words per minute is comfortable. I can manage 700 on a good day. But here’s the thing –...

The demise of the record store

I was interviewed for BBC Midlands Today this morning. It was a piece relating to the film Last Shop Standing, which was made by local production company Blue Hippo and directed by my friend Pip. The film has been out for a while, but it’s topical because Record...

The retirement DVD pile

I like great television shows. I don’t have a TV, but I do really appreciate a really engaging series. In fact, I think television quite regularly trumps cinema for great storytelling these days. One day, when I have nothing else to do, I’m going to sit on...

Virtually listening to records

I’m spending the evening listening to records. I’ve been doing that a fair bit recently. But these records I’m listening to aren’t from my shelves. I can’t hold them in my hands. I’m actually listening to digitised records, which is...

Another Sunday roast

Back to the Hare & Hounds for another Soul Food Sunday roast DJ session. No Spotify playlist this time (feel free to make your own), but here’s what I played this time: Sunflower – Milt Jackson Mercy Mercy Mercy – Cannonball Adderley Home Is...