Posts tagged with ‘Music’

The rock ‘n’ roll years

Posted by Darren on September 7th, 2010 / 4 comments

If you’ve ever bothered to read the About me page here on, or if you’ve known me since school days, you’ll know that I once came very close to fame through music. Okay, close-ish. In my teens I played … [more]

At last, new music reviews

Posted by Darren on July 30th, 2010 / No comments

Reviews on come along as regularly as certain comets pass the Earth, so let’s crack on. First up is the new album from We Are Scientists, the bizarrely-named ‘Barbara’. Why ‘Barbara’? I have absolutely no idea. But … [more]

Annual moan about The Brit Awards, 2010 edition

Posted by Darren on February 14th, 2010 / 3 comments

The awards ceremony takes place this coming Tuesday – I don’t care who wins and who loses because the whole thing is a nonsense. Let’s start with best album of 2009 – Dizzee Rascal is nominated. Is that his real … [more]

New music from Incubus

Posted by Darren on June 15th, 2009 / 1 comment

To be honest I’m not a big fan of ‘greatest hits’ albums. In this day and age when you can download whatever set of tracks you like, and therefore effectively make up your own compilation, the idea of greatest hits … [more]

The Brit Awards 2009

Posted by Darren on February 18th, 2009 / 4 comments

I have just one thing to say before the ceremony starts. Any scenario in which a band as awful as Scouting For Girls are nominated for an award is a bad sign for the British music industry. Unless the nomination … [more]

A kind offer from iTunes

Posted by Darren on October 7th, 2008 / 4 comments

The iTunes Store has just sent me a very nice e-mail telling me that I can pre-order Dido’s new album ‘Safe Trip Home’. It says “Because you’ve downloaded music by Dido from iTunes in the past”. What? I bloody well … [more]

iTunes library as a wordle

Posted by Darren on September 17th, 2008 / 6 comments

Today my iTunes library surpassed 1,800 tracks, and as I travelled from Wakefield to Camberley (at a steady 69.4 mph of course) listening to a variety of music I wondered to myself “what would my musical taste look like as … [more]

Richard Wright, 1943 – 2008

Posted by Darren on September 15th, 2008 / No comments

I’ve just read the very sad news that Richard Wright, co-founder and keyboard player of Pink Floyd, has died of cancer aged 65. Richard Wright was the unsung hero of the band. For many years Roger Waters was the creative … [more]

Apple in ‘not incredible product launch’ shocker

Posted by Darren on September 9th, 2008 / 2 comments

It seems that a couple of times a year the world holds it’s breath while Steve Jobs takes to the stage, probably wearing a black jumper / sweater / pullover / cardy (choose garment based on your nationality and age). … [more]

Eurovision has become a joke

Posted by Darren on May 24th, 2008 / 12 comments

“…you have to say that this is no longer a music contest” – Sir Terry Wogan

Did you know, we’ve won the Eurovision Song Contest five times? That’s an honour we share with France and Luxembourg, but we’re still two … [more]