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Now scrobbling: Spotify to Last.fm to WordPress

September 15th, 2015 · 2 Comments

How to show “now playing” (i.e. scrobble); from Spotify in your WordPress blog. This is quite easy to set up; the detour through Last.fm might not be needed in the future. There’s no plugin for scrobbling directly from Spotify to WordPress yet, so Last.fm serves as a proxy from Spotify to WordPress (but also as […]

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"It Felt Like a Kiss" - Spotify collaborative playlist

July 29th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Adam Curtis has kindly posted the list of music used in It Felt Like a Kiss, so I have knocked up a Spotify collaborative playlist. It Felt Like a Kiss soundtrack playlist (Spotify direct URI) Some of the tracks are not yet in Spotify and in other cases I  have used alternative versions, the most […]

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Spotify playlist for Stag and Dagger 2009 (collaborative).

May 21st, 2009 · No Comments

I’ve whipped up a collaborative Spotify playlist for tomorrow’s happening in London by using the search in Spotify and simply added the top rated track (in some cases I chose another fresh track, ie where the most popular is years old or a cover version). Feel free to modify the playlist (there’s always the risk […]

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A better Stag and Dagger London line-up listing (printable and chronological).

May 20th, 2009 · No Comments

I’ve spent the last hour of the day creating a readable listing of the gigs for tomorrow’s London Stag and Dagger event; something the designers of the Stag and Dagger website should have done. Cal and Hal will be there, hopefully with tickets this time. No time has been spent on research for tomorrow, so […]

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The Camden Crawl that never was.

April 27th, 2009 · 2 Comments

“You’ve got tickets? You are standing in the wrong queue”, said the guard to the people in front of us at the Roundhouse on Friday night. So since we had tickets we were also in the wrong queue. Well at least until Carl discovered he’d left the tickets back home in Croydon. So a trip […]

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Three things that would make me pay for Spotify Premium.

March 15th, 2009 · 3 Comments

MP3 support. Simple as that, it would allow me to take the music with me on the road (or in my case the train/tube). It would also make void any worries over the future of the company itself. Spotify could simply disappear (have a look at Music Ally’s list of 200 digital music start-ups or […]

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The Spotify A-Z quick CD test, score: 21/26.

March 11th, 2009 · No Comments

First LPs, then CDs. This time I took the last CD for each letter A-Z, stacked them up in front of me a checked if the albums are in Spotify (UK). The only disappointment is that there is no Stina Nordenstam at all in their library. It does not matter for me as I’ve got […]

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The Spotify A-Z quick vinyl test, score: 10/26

March 10th, 2009 · No Comments

I thought I’d spend half an hour to do a quick check of Spotify versus some of my old vinyl. From my crates I simply picked up the first LP for each letter in the alphabet and then checked it against the Spotify library. Pretty much all of LPs are from the late 70s/early 80s […]

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Blogariddims at the end point. Episode 50 - Terminus.

October 5th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Download Blogariddims 50, 67:58 minutes MP3@192Kbs, 107MB The Blogariddims project has come to an end with this special 50th terminus-mix. It has seven-minute contributions from many of the 20 or so DJs, mixers and bloggers that have participated over the series (a meta-mix?). This is the blurb for part nine of the mix. DJ Flack’s […]

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Good U2-hating piece from John Patterson (Guardian).">Good U2-hating piece from John Patterson (Guardian).

February 24th, 2008 · No Comments

From last week, but worth the read (even if John seems to like two other pet hates of mine —- The Stones and old Zimmerframe himself). If you’re like me, and you hate U2 more than Satan, Hitler and Walt Disney combined, then the imminent arrival in cinemas of U2 3D offers another chance to […]

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SXSW 2008 torrent of free legal music.">SXSW 2008 torrent of free legal music.

February 24th, 2008 · No Comments

This time around the SXSW music torrent has been created by Greg Hewgill (thanks). I have no idea why SXSW itself did not bother. Not all torrents are evil and I wonder how UK ISPs will deal with legal torrents like these in the future.

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Old School Music for your breakbeat/house/techno mixes.">Old School Music for your breakbeat/house/techno mixes.

February 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

Listening to some old 12”s found in the basement.

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Jilted John will be back this summer.">Jilted John will be back this summer.

February 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

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The NonPop Podcasts are back.

February 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

The excellent NonPop podcasts presented by Scott Unrein are back in tune (and with a new design) after almost almost a year of hiatus. The music is mostly modern classical. Time to dust of my own microphone and get Acecast running again.

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Stockhausen died on Friday (BBC).">Stockhausen died on Friday (BBC).

December 9th, 2007 · No Comments

Karlheinz Stockhausen obituary in The Times.

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The Battles —- prog, not post-punk

December 9th, 2007 · 2 Comments

The Battles are namedropped in both a Sunday Times piece on underground dance music and are strangely called “post-punk revivalists” by Emma Warren in The Observer’s 50 top albums for 2007. Mirrored rightly belongs in a year end list, but let’s call the music for what it is. Prog rock. Mirrored is late King Crimson […]

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Blogariddims 31 - It’s So Different Here Volume 1.

November 20th, 2007 · 5 Comments

Download Blogariddims 31, MP3@192Kbs, 60:00 minutes> This is one hour of straightforward avant-garde electronic goodies, treated and non-treated voices, some phonography, computer code noise and the old pause signal from the Norwegian radio. There’s at least two tracks running at the same time throughout the one hour mix and if you don’t like it at […]

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Avantgardeproject.org —- 20th-century classical-experimental-electroacoustic music.

October 15th, 2007 · No Comments

The Avant Garde Project is a series of recordings of 20th-century classical-experimental-electroacoustic music digitized from LPs whose music has in most cases never been released on CD, and so is effectively inaccessible to the vast majority of music listeners today. The analog rig used to extract the sound from the grooves is near state-of-the-art, producing […]

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Come in number 17, Acecast is back.

August 30th, 2007 · No Comments

After a year’s break from podcasting at Acecast I have decided to revive the site and my half-hour shows of free and legal music. The tracklisting has been ready for months and it shows. One of the bands on the show, Headless, have split (ouch). Hopefully we’ll hear some of the members in new bands […]

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Siouxsie Sioux is back (interview Sunday Times).">Siouxsie Sioux is back (interview Sunday Times).

August 29th, 2007 · No Comments

Siouxsie is newly divorced, fifty and with her first solo-album Mantaray soon out. She does not think much of technology though, “YouTube,” spits the high priestess of punk, “technology – I hate it.” … People doing their own thing – that’s punk.

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Paul Morley’s tribute to Tony Wilson (Observer).">Paul Morley’s tribute to Tony Wilson (Observer).

August 13th, 2007 · No Comments

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Blogariddims 14 - Norwegian postpunk 1979-1985.

January 25th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Download Blogariddims 14 - A short history of Norwegian postpunk 1979-1985 (mp3). A bit of personal journey back in time this time around. While the last mix was heavily layered, this is more of a sequence of tracks from the Norwegian punk/postpunk period. I started out with a list of around 50 tracks, but soon […]

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Blogariddims 9 - Absolute Norwegian from yours truly.

November 21st, 2006 · 1 Comment

Download Bloggariddims 9 - Absolute Norwegian (mp3). Biosphere’s Poa Alpina from his 1997 ambient masterpiece Substrata album opens the mix. Fiddler Knut Buen and singer Agnes Buen Garnås [2] are siblings and as authentic carriers of tradition that you can find. I’m a sucker for clear female voices (think Maddy Prior) and Agnes has one […]

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