Nowhere Girl
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Odd the things you find now that humanity is dumping its combined knowledge of useless ephemera online. It’s as good a place as any for it, I guess. Exhibit A,  the video for the song “Nowhere Girl” by flash-in-the-pan band, B-Movie. My roommate Nick Mellor and I obsessed over this one in our study at

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More Cowbell
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MoreCowbell.dj   Make your own at MoreCowbell.dj  

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Radiohead video competition
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Weird Fishes/Arpeggi at Aniboom Stunning submission from Robert Hodgin, creator of flight404.com. All done in Processing.

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Tapping a tune
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I’m not much of a musician. I’m able to strum a few chords on the guitar and hit a few keys on the piano. I like tapping out rhythms on my knees, though, which is what makes this a tempting purchase. See it in action here. Yes, everything sounds like a Zelda theme tune, but

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Ray Lamontagne
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Shannon and I went to the Albert Hall on Monday evening to see out first bit of live music in a while. It was one of those rushed trips. I arrived home after my hour and a half commute from Cambridge, Mum took over, we sped out to the train station and just over an

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Now Play It
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  Thanks to CoolHunting for pointing me to this awesome music tutorial site. Now Play It has video tutorials available for a bunch of modern music. They cover guitar, bass, piano and drums in a range of difficulty. The great thing is, though, that a lot of the tutorials are actually done by members of

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Retro CD Player
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A CD player that mimics the gramophone. Retro CD Player: Phonograph Concept Treats Your CDs Like Vinyl

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Lullaby music
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Although I like listening to music while I work, I spend a lot of time reading blogs for my Trends site which means I rarely do. I can’t concentrate on reading while listening to lyrics. So I’ve started looking around for slow tempo “background” music that doesn’t interfere, that doesn’t distract me so much with

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Magic Numbers – Kentish Town
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Magic Numbers – Kentish Town by rbanks. Well. It was good. We had to leave at 10:30pm, unfortunately, because our crappy train service finishes too early in the evening, but what we did saw was great. They’ve really grown to fill these larger spaces. They’re just louder. The bass is expecially turned up. So they

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Magic Numbers tonight
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I’m excited to see The Magic Number tonight at the Kentish Town Forum. This will be the third time seeing them. We saw them at the same venue about a year ago, and before that at the much smaller Borderline, off Tottenham Court Road. That first gig was well before the buzz about them had started, and

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