Thu 12 May
Getting rid of local music files can lead to more ambitious possibilities.
Mon 14 Feb
Radiohead’s new album was long-awaited before it came out of nowhere.
Tue 18 Jan
Twelve songs culled from the best and most interesting albums I acquired in 2010.
Thu 25 Feb
In spite of not being a fan of heavy metal music, here are some nice things I have to say about two movies about heavy metal music.
Fri 22 Jan
The new music I liked best in 2009, available for you to listen to — and download.
Tue 12 Jan
A step by step look at my illustration for Hype Machine’s thirteenth-best band of 2009.
Thu 30 Apr
The newly relaunched Muxtape is a test case for extreme minimalism.
Tue 31 Mar
This cover for the second record from Swedish chanteuse Frida Hyvönen really shouldn’t work. Except it does.
Sat 10 Jan
Paying a fee to rid purchased songs of digital rights management.
Thu 11 Dec
As digital music has become more pervasive, the ritual of attending the live performance of pop music seems more and more superfluous.
Mon 30 Jun
Muxtape and the pros and cons of minimalism. Plus, a Muxtape from me.
Thu 15 May
Old rock musicians should stop releasing new albums. Or new album covers, at least.
Thu 18 Oct
Man and myth in Anton Corbijn’s biopic of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis.
Tue 09 Oct
Heavy rotation says nothing in particular about me.
Fri 05 Oct
Getting burned by music recommendations.
Thu 25 Jan
Making mix tapes is good practice for graphic design.
Thu 28 Dec
One thing you didn’t know about me is that I like Phil Spector.
Tue 18 Apr
What do you listen to when you write in the blogosphere?
Fri 13 Jan
Looking back at some design work I did in the mid-nineties.
Tue 27 Sep
How fun is design when it’s just you? Lots.
Wed 13 Jul
Doomed to listen to whatever music you favored in your formative years.
Thu 19 May
With a sense of futility, I present my musical baton.
Tue 05 Apr
Subway thefts of iPods are up in New York City, sending me into the market for new earbuds.
Wed 23 Mar
The Perceptionists are everywhere, right before our eyes.
Fri 11 Mar
Something about music collections makes some people very, very fussy.
Mon 17 Jan
On the cusp of buying myself an iPod shuffle, it occurs to me that I really don’t like to shuffle.
Fri 29 Oct
What’s the name of that song that goes, “Doo de dum de doo… you know the one I’m talkin’ about?
Mon 20 Sep
A year and a week later, reconsidering Ted Leo/Pharmacists.
Sun 01 Aug
Dentyne has a vision for the future of music.
Wed 05 May
Let’s see what the NME has to say about Franz Ferdinand.
Thu 25 Mar
Don’t underestimate the attachment that one can form to a good pair of headphones.
Thu 05 Feb
The best ‘best of’ compilation CD that I’ve ever owned.
Fri 31 Oct
Jarvis Cocker is back on track with Relaxed Muscle.
Thu 23 Oct
iTunes for Windows brings the whole family together.
Thu 09 Oct
Why I could care less if musicians get paid.
Sat 13 Sep
The heights and limits of Ted Leo/Pharmacists.
Wed 20 Aug
Browsers are to blame for how bad BuyMusic.com is — partly.
Tue 15 Jul
In the battle for online music content, EMusic beats out the iTunes Music Store.
Wed 09 Jul
My iPod has instilled in me a disturbing insatiability for more music, more often.
Thu 19 Jun
Thoughts on my latest contribution to Squat.
Tue 10 Jun
Two anecdotes from my daily walk to the office.
Fri 06 Jun
Apple is getting serious about bringing indie music to the iTunes Music Store.
Fri 02 May
Six new additions to my music collection in one week.
Thu 01 May
The iTunes Music Store is dangerously easy to use, though it could do with some polishing.
Tue 29 Apr
The debut of Apple’s online music service is singularly elegant and overeagerly hyped.
Mon 28 Apr
The problem with the music industry is that the compact disc format itself has been completely devalued.
Sat 29 Mar
Richard Ashcrofts new CD is a disappointment, and I hope that I am missing out on some great music.
Thu 27 Mar
Gigposters.com catalogs thousands of live performance posters for thousands of bands.
Tue 25 Feb
DJ Formats We Know Something is one of the most entertaining videos Ive seen in a long time.
Sat 22 Feb
My third contribution to the Squat CD exchange club just went out in the mail. Whew!
Fri 14 Feb
Business Week calls the music industrys piracy numbers and credibility into question.
Thu 03 Oct
The compact disc format turned 30 this week, and NPRs Morning Edition is running a series on the history of technological innovations in music.
Tue 01 Oct
Possibly being a charter member of the Squat CD swap club may or may not be a really cool thing.
Mon 19 Aug
More about 24 Hour Party People and Trouser Press.
Sat 17 Aug
Man city likes to party all the time, party all the time.
Wed 07 Aug
A grab bag of links.
Wed 10 Jul
Take a look at Soundload.
Thu 30 May
Aping that System 6 aesthetic.
Thu 09 May
Bridget Cross needs your help.
Thu 02 May
Internet radio at risk.
Wed 01 May
Hollywood has re-imagined historical matters of national security as the province of seminal geeks.
Fri 12 Apr
Star Wars in museums.
Sun 10 Mar
Remember Shoegazing? Magnet Magazine does.
Fri 08 Mar
What I liked about Scratch.
Tue 29 Jan
The White Stripes a la Legos.
Fri 03 Aug
Mon 02 Jul
How do you talk about Gorillaz without sounding like a marketing sucker?
Mon 11 Jun
Why I cant stop listening to Nina Simones rendition of Just in Time.
Sat 02 Jun
Vladislav Delys Anima will consume over an hour of your life.
Tue 08 May
Nina Simone at the Village Gate, 1961.
Tue 10 Apr
Media Unbound recommends music for you.
Wed 31 Jan
The new Warp Records site is pretty impressive.
Mon 08 Jan
A list of movies, books, magazines and other pop junk that came my way in the year 2000.
Sony has introduced MP3-capable CD players, to the dismay of its Sony Music division.
Fri 22 Dec
After 74 years, Englands Melody Maker music paper ceases publication.