Monthly Archives: January 2010

Give your money to charity, not Sainsburys

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It often strikes me that a good way to collect money for charity would be to stand outside Starbucks or Caffè Nero and invite people to donate the £2 or so that they were going to spend on a latte … Continue reading

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Golf, music, vinyl

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Skimming through an article on masculinities, sports and popular music, I had to read one sentence four times before I could believe my eyes. Yes, there really is an album called Golfs Greatest Hits (punctuation evidently wasn’t one of them), … Continue reading

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Swimming, horses & Our Lady

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An old one this, but still one of my favourite photographs – from Malta, November 2008.

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The fiction of a ‘music industry’

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It’s always bugged me that you see the term ‘music industry’ referred to in the press (usually by a representative of it) as if it were a single phenomenon.  If you work in music, you’re acutely aware of the fact … Continue reading

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Taruskin on ballet music

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One of the excitements of this year is being able to afford a volume of The Oxford History of Western Music. I snapped it up in Blackwells the other day, when I noticed that there was an entire chapter devoted … Continue reading

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Why we need Stonewall

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Out from Stonewall, FIT, a movie for schools to help combat homophobic bullying.  And from me, a related rant. To help with an essay on gender, music & ballet, a friend helpfully passed on a link to a short  film … Continue reading

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