Category Archives: Music

TO BE PLAYED AT MAXIMUM VOLUME

I just picked up (or rather, UPS shipped me, from Amazon) the Ziggy Stardust 40th Anniversary LP/DVD-Audio edition, and I am in heaven. ZS was the first Bowie album I owned (on CD, the Rykodisc version) and it’s always been … Continue reading

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Music: Savoy – Velvet

I was introduced to the Norwegian band Savoy when I was a teenager, thanks to my friend Petter. They’re another one of those bands that I heard during my formative years, and thus, years later, I still pull out their … Continue reading

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Music: David Bowie’s Hallo Spaceboy

This Bowie song is one of my favourites, and this particular version (filmed during his 50th Birthday concert in 1997) is intense. 3 drummers, including Dave Grohl, several guitarists and bassists, and Bowie….

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Music: Mitsou

My first introduction to French music came when I was ten years old, in the form of Québécoise singer Mitsou, and the single Bye Bye, Mon Cowboy, as well as the album Terre des Hommes. Bye Bye, Mon Cowboy is the … Continue reading

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David Bowie is 65.

Expect me to do this every year, because I’ve been a fan of David Bowie since I was a kid, and I doubt I’ll ever stop. Though he hasn’t put out any new music since 2003-4, I keep hoping. So … Continue reading

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Music: Anna Calvi, one of my favourite new artists

Prior to the shortlist of this year’s Mercury prize, I’d never heard of Anna Calvi. I downloaded her self-titled album and put it on while I was writing… and I had to stop writing and listen. Her voice reminds me … Continue reading

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Music: Trent Reznor/Atticus Ross – Girl With the Dragon Tattoo soundtrack

I already couldn’t wait to see this movie, and with the soundtrack by TR and AR, I’m even more impatient for release day… The soundtrack is available for pre-order from the Null Corporation in various formats, and there’s a 6-track … Continue reading

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