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Miley

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August 8th, 2016 at 2:14 pm

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Internal Belize Jukebox

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I just had a lovely trip to Belize. Blogged about that place before, so not doing that again this time. One thing that was interesting for me was that it was the first trip of any kind that I’ve taken since 2003 without headphones. I was never really one for using a Walkman or Discman back in the day, but as soon as I got a 3rd gen iPod in 2003, I have used them virtually on every flight, bus journey, etc. I have never left my headphones at home. This time I did. No music on my iPad, no headphones. I was at the mercy of other people (bus drivers, cafe or bar staff) when it came to the music I listened to. But I’d kinda forgotten that I might actually have an internal jukebox playing in my head. I made a note of every song that played on that jukebox on my trip. All but three of those songs are available on Spotify, so I made a playlist. (The other three songs: “Receptacle for the Respectable” by Super Furry Animals, “All Too Well” by Taylor Swift, and “6 Inch” by BeyoncĂ©.) Most of the songs would have been on my iPod had I taken it. Nearly all of them are at least on my iTunes on my computer. A couple of them were songs I’d heard in a bar that stuck in my head. But most of all, it was interesting that, actually, while there were a few times that I fancied hearing something better than soca covers of Peter Frampton songs, I didn’t miss my iPod at all.

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June 13th, 2016 at 7:33 am

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Pablo Honey cover using stock photos

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April 20th, 2016 at 11:37 am

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Oooh I like that

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From 2006 to 2008, I used to do a monthly mix on this blog. I listened to some of them recently and realised that I kinda miss doing it. We have Spotify now, therefore it’s a ton easier. So here we go: twelve songs that I really like at the moment. They’re mostly pop songs. But pop music is the best music, as we all know.

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March 29th, 2016 at 9:33 am

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MINECRAFTBLING

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This week I downloaded the iPad-friendly Pocket Edition of Minecraft. Mostly out of curiosity. I figured that because I do a lot of pixelly drawings, I really should at least know what’s going on with the most famous pixelly thing in the universe. It is a lot of fun. The lack of instructions was a bit frustrating at first, but the Internet exists, so it wasn’t too stressful trying to find a bit of help.

So, I’d just done a Minipop of Drake in the Hotline Bling video, and figured I’d try building it in Minecraft. And as you’ve already seen above, I was relatively successful.

The real Minipop is here.

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March 18th, 2016 at 12:50 pm

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D.B.

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March 10th, 2016 at 7:46 am

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Minipops No.1,211: The Weeknd

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January 17th, 2016 at 2:03 pm

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Sw-sw-swifty

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Sw-sw-sw-swifty

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January 17th, 2016 at 11:45 am

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January 15th, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Aerohead and Motörsmith

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January 12th, 2016 at 8:36 am

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Ledge

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January 12th, 2016 at 8:34 am

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King Tubby

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King Tubby's studio. Animated illustration. #illustration #pixelart #animation #kingtubby #kingston #jamaica #dub

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October 22nd, 2015 at 6:28 pm

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Music in a bar in July

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Found a note where I’d scribbled this all down, but somehow forgot to mention it here at the time…

In a local bar in July, they played these three songs in a row.

When I was a teenager, I thought it was really cool that a band named themselves after a watch. And they had a club! A SOCIAL club! How do I join? Can I send off a stamped addressed envelope? Do I get membership card? A badge?

*Searches eBay for “BW” music stand thingy*

And then they played this in the bar:

It was July. Now, I am very much in favour of this sort of behaviour. Christmas songs, some Christmas songs, are wasted on only being heard for one month a year. And nobody is ever gonna stop me listening to Mariah whenever the hell I goddam want.

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October 8th, 2015 at 8:29 am

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Band of Gold

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September 29th, 2015 at 9:29 am

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September 27th, 2015 at 1:12 pm

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Pet Shop Boys pebbles

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Ages ago, like five years or something, I thought about painting some pebbles as if they were the sleeves of Pet Shop Boys records. I never got around to it, but I did do those paintings digitally, and I’m still calling them Pet Shop Boys pebbles.

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September 17th, 2015 at 10:49 am

Brothers in Arms

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September 16th, 2015 at 8:38 am

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Prodigy demos

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The first two Prodigy albums are amongst my favourite records ever, so it’s nice to hear an hour’s worth of Liam Howlett demos from 1990, before the Prodigy had released anything properly.

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September 8th, 2015 at 1:46 pm

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New Order, Reading 1989

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I was moderately ambivalent to New Order’s music until seeing them live at the Reading Festival on 25 August, 1989. I didn’t dislike them, just not really a massive fan. Until this show.

This was the setlist:

Round & Round
Dream Attack
All the Way
Ceremony
True Faith
Mr. Disco
Every Little Counts
Your Silent Face
Vanishing Point
Temptation
Bizarre Love Triangle
The Perfect Kiss
Blue Monday
Fine Time

Aside from New Order, it was a pretty good line up that day. I saw everything on the main stage: Gaye Bykers on Acid, Spacemen 3, My Bloody Valentine, That Petrol Emotion, Tackhead, Swans, House of Love, and the Sugarcubes.

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August 25th, 2015 at 7:41 am

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Bitter Sweet Symphony

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August 17th, 2015 at 7:52 am

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