Monthly Archives: January 2014

My Week In Music

First off, sad news about Pete Seeger, who died overnight, aged 94.  Growing up I listened to a lot of folk music, so Seeger’s music and legacy as a musician impacted me from an early age.  Even if I’d never … Continue reading

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Springsteen ‘High Hopes’ Review

I’ve listened to Bruce Springsteen’s 18th studio album, High Hopes, a few times now.  From the initial stream last week via CBS and since it’s UK release on Monday, it’s been on my rotation a bit.  My initial reaction after … Continue reading

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Publishing and Perishing

There’s an old adage in academia: ‘Publish or perish.’  The basic tenet is that in order to prove your academic worth, you must publish peer-reviewed articles and monographs on a consistent basic.  In the UK it all goes on the … Continue reading

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Album Previews, the Internet and New Music

I love the internet and it’s ability to allow us to listen to music before it’s been released.  It’s how I heard three or four of my Top 10 albums last year.  This year, of course, is starting off no … Continue reading

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Springsteen’s New Album

I’m very excited by the new Bruce Springsteen album, High Hopes! According to a new Rolling Stone article, the album is a bit of an ‘anomaly’ because it’s a collection of older songs, remakes of some obscure material and cover … Continue reading

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