Monthly Archives: June 2011

High Hopes – Pink Floyd: Ten Times

Listen 1: Back to the hazy nostalgic vaults of ‘tunes remembered’ now. This is a track from the first CD I remember us having. My dad bought it around about Christmas 1995 (he’d just got a CD walkman from my … Continue reading

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Junior Senior – Move Your Feet: Ten Times

Listen 1: ah, shit; here we are. So, not every song that gets stuck in your head is a pleasant experience; a reminder of halcyon, nostalgic days of summer. This tune is proof positive of that. It is my single … Continue reading

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The Shadow Line: A Penultimate Review

Because my preliminary review of ‘The Shadow Line’ seems to be getting more views that all my other posts combined, I thought I would jump on my own band wagon and write a follow-up review specifically about episodes five and … Continue reading

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‘I Don’t Care’ – Shakespears Sister: Ten Times

Listen 1 Surprisingly for a song almost twenty years old, I don’t really have any rose-tinted, nostalgic anecdote to tell for this one… well, almost none. For my relationship with this song stretches back only about six months. My wife … Continue reading

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The Studium and the Punctum in Music

This might not be a groundbreaking concept – indeed Richard Elliott (unbeknownst to me when writing this) has written a number of examples of stadium and punctum in Fado music at his blog – but one of the most prominent … Continue reading

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A Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon in Action

No sooner had I written the below about the Nokia ring tone tune, that someone posted this on Facebook. I needn’t really say much more about it; this example does exactly what my anecdote below does, and to analyse this … Continue reading

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