Make Better Music 15: Don’t Be Normal

Make Better Music 15: Don’t Be Normal. Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham. ...

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Earth –  A Bureaucratic Desire for Extra Capsular Extractions

The opening song for this despondent treat is like the unfolding of a questionably green powdered orange, the insides of Earth evoking a terrified awe when revealed. An album which creeps up on you,...

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Boris rejects Cameron’s ‘Social Cleansing’ Cap

London Mayor Boris Johnson seeks to mitigate the effects of Cameron's bill to cap housing benefit...

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Manu Chao – Coronet,UK 23/10/10

While many can answer the question of who the diminutive French/Spanish Singer Manu Chao is, for the general population the extent to which he is globally huge is unknown. Let's be frank, Manu...

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iDose Therefore I Am

Panic in the Bytes of Digital Music: Featuring Cyber-mums fed moral panic by sensationalist media in An Old Scare Gets a Brave New Update. Stop me if you’ve heard this before. Your child is...

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Art Music: Remembering Mille Plateaux on the eve of its relaunch

Mille Plateaux, a multifaceted icon of the dot.com musical era and now in 2010 it’s coming back. ...

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World Music: Further Review (WOMAD 2008)

A critical review of where WOMAD 2008 exists in your cultural hearts...

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The World and Work of Marcel Theroux

Marcel Theroux’s family includes such literary luminaries as father Paul (American novelist and travel writer) and brother Louis (award-winner television journalist). Not to be outdone, he is...

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Standing Our Ground: Land reclamation in Bevere, Venezuela.

In the Bevere community, located outside Tucani, Venezuela the push for agricultural reform and ‘endogenous development’ is the government’s reported attempt to reduce the poverty and...

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Zidane: A Strange Form Of Love

Zidane and Camus unlikely bedfellows a discussion of the film and it's implications...

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Uwe Boll: Is this the most hated man in cinema?

Interview with Uwe Boll film maker and hated director...

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Stop The War: Or What?

The War on Terror is unquestionably the dominant security discourse of our times. It has reshaped our worldwide strategic perspective, reoriented our approach to policing and airport security, and...

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Ensemble: Collaborations in solitary sound

Ensemble is the platform created by electronica musician Oliver Alary to explore ‘the meeting point between melodic noise and disjointed pop’. On his eponymous debut for Fat Cat records...

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Chris Clarke: Acoustic Body Music

Chris Clark or simply Clark these days is a busy man, making music, incessant touring and learning new instruments.  While uncomfortable with the title of Warp records’ electronic standard...

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Make Better Music 14: Listen Far and Wide

Make Better Music 14: Listen Far and Wide. Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham. ...

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Make Better Music 13: Organising Ideas

Make Better Music 13: Organising Ideas. Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham. ...

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Make Better Music 12: Motifs

Make Better Music 12: Motifs. A motif is an idea that the audience can latch onto and recognise when it is repeated....

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Make Better Music 11: Explore Rhythm

Make Better Music 11: Explore Rhythm. Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham. ...

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Make Better Music 10: Seven Mistakes a Creative Musician Should Never Make

Make Better Music 10: Seven Mistakes a Creative Musician Should Never Make. Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham. ...

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Make Better Music 9: What’s Your Story?

Make Better Music 9: What’s Your Story? Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham. ...

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Make Better Music 8: What Writing music is NOT

Make Better Music 8: What Writing music is NOT. Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham....

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Make Better Music 7: Think it over and it will fall down.

Make Better Music 7: Think it over and it will fall down. Elton John’s partner David Furnish (yeah I can’t believe I’m quoting him either) once said “Anyone with an addiction is not being...

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Make Better Music 6: Master and Servant

Make Better Music 6: Master and Servant. Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham....

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Make Better Music 5: Be Your Own Worst Critic

Make Better Music 5: Be Your Own Worst Critic. Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham....

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Make Better Music 4: Everything I do turns out rubbish!

Make Better Music 4: Everything I do turns out rubbish! Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham....

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Make Better Music 3: 5 Ways to Re-Ignite Your Passion for Making Music

Make Better Music 3: 5 Ways to Re-Ignite Your Passion for Making Music. Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham....

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Make Better Music 2: Dancing About Architecture

Make Better Music 2: Dancing About Architecture. Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham....

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Make Better Music 1: Why Do You Write Music?

It’s a question that most of us avoid. I’m not sure how to answer it, it seems there’s lot of different answers depending on which part of my brain is responding....

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Cornbury Music Festival 2010

Cornbury Music Festival, 3-4th July 2010. Cornbury festival is a very English event described as a ‘dynamic summer festival disguised as a country fayre’ by the organisers or elsewhere as...

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Ghosthandfister – Ghosthandfister

Ghosthandfister – Ghosthandfister ODD records 2010 What an amazing debut. Ghosthandfister is a perfectly formed record which sounds timeless by virtue of it overtly referencing categorical...

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