Monthly Archives: May 2011

Bubble Pop Electric – Gwen Stefani: Ten Times

Listen 1: Wow. It’s been a long time since I have heard this song. A long time. Unfortunately, this album – which I never owned – was pretty good as far as remember, but it seems to have dropped off … Continue reading

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Crossed Modes of Listening: Francisco Tárrega – Gran Vals

I had never heard of this piece of classical guitar music when Simon, the A-level music student I was teaching, sat down to rehearse his performance infront of the small class (three other students, me; a green-horned trainee teacher, and … Continue reading

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‘Too Little, Too Late’ by Jojo: Ten Times

<Once again I direct the reader to Tom Ewing’s blog, which was certainly the progenitor of this idea> <I encourage simultaneous listening and reading!> Listen 1: I’m listening to this version of too little too late on Youtube. The bit … Continue reading

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Songs: Ten Times

Ok, the idea of this is shamelessly ‘borrowed’ (inspired by) Tom Ewing’s fantastic live-blog (found here) in which he listened to Brian Adams’ ‘Everything I Do’ sixteen times in a row, one for every week it spent at number one! … Continue reading

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The Shadow Line: A Preliminary Review

As the BBC’s highly publicised (by themselves anyway) crime drama ‘The Shadow Line’ has its third episode this Thursday, I thought now might be a good point to make some provisional comments. Overall, it has been a pretty interesting watch. … Continue reading

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The Unwaved Flag: A Self Response

I remember reading somewhere (it may have been Antoni Kapcia?) that when trying to predict the future of Cuba, one could only hope for an accuracy rate akin to a batting average (baseball term, apparently). So where a competent batsman … Continue reading

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‘The Unwaved Flag’: Havana, John Lennon, Ice

{I decided to write up this short anecdote from my last trip to Havana in May 2010 now for a couple of reasons. Firstly, I re-found a note book I have taken to Cuba, in which were a couple of … Continue reading

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