Category Archives: Music commentary

A silent voice across the MEdiaverse: The Next Day as identities prosumed

Back in March 2013 I posted an article in which I tried to analyse Bowie’s comeback album The Next Day. Quite a few things about ‘Bowie now’ intrigued me so I worked on some of my ideas around social media … Continue reading

Posted in Music commentary | Leave a comment

Super Discount 2, The Sage Gateshead, 2005

Super Discount 2, The Sage Gateshead, Friday 11 February 2005 The sight of three balding producers bobbing their heads up and down as their fingers manipulate mixing keyboards, desk and computers to work up a breathtaking house-music storm may not be … Continue reading

Posted in Music commentary | Leave a comment

Roisin Murphy, The Dome, Brighton, 2007

Roisin Murphy, The Dome, Brighton, Wednesday 28 November 2007 In interview, Roisin Murphy appears not to suffer fools gladly. Direct, single-minded and occasionally a little belligerent, she comes across as a strong women who is in total control of both her … Continue reading

Posted in Music commentary | Leave a comment

23 Skidoo Interview, The Independent

Rock the dancefloor? We built it It may have been 15 years between 23 Skidoo albums, but that didn’t stop them laying the foundations of UK dance and hip hop. Just ask the Chemical Brothers The Independent, Friday 30 June 2000 If … Continue reading

Posted in Music commentary | Leave a comment

Not quite John Cage…

A few months back author, academic and damn fine producer Sean Albiez posed the question ‘which experimental leftfield popular musicians have actually turned their backs on traditional songwriting and fully embraced the avant-garde?’. Naturally the usual names were thrown around, … Continue reading

Posted in Music commentary | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment