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The 2017 WOMAD Awards

Another year later and I’m once again nursing an epic hangover from a wonderful three days at WOMAD in New Plymouth. This year we had the most stunning weather imaginable, the mountain was out in full glory, the flags were glistening in the sunshine and the people were kicking off their shoes and embracing bare feet as a cool-down method. 516 more words

Top 10 Last Song From An Album

  1. Violent Femmes – Good Feeling (Violent Femmes)
  2. The Godfathers – Love Is Dead (Birth, School, Work, Death)
  3. Goldfrapp – Horse Tears (Felt Mountain)
  4. Goldfrapp – …
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10 Great Artists Who Pioneered a Genre

From Punk to Folk, Blues to Gangster Rap, popular music is a tree with many distinct branches.

It takes a special artist to define a genre of music and make it theirs, and today we’re going to celebrate those artists the only way we know how, by ranking them. 1,009 more words


The Golden Plains 2017 Edition [SotW Feb-Mar 2017]

Off to the left of the Meredith Amphitheatre is a spot where hundreds of revellers go to watch the sunset. It’s an open expanse, popular for its sweeping views: a deep, undulating valley, wind turbines, shrubs and hope. 401 more words


March of the Internet Nobody, day eleven: Melodic Randomiser Unspooled, part somethingorother...

For today’s daily post I’m going with the ever faithful standby of grabbing a handful of cassettes out of a box and bringing you another in my recently resurrected series of… 291 more words