Category Archives: Music

David Bowie – space on the shelf for Blackstar, but a very big hole…

David Bowie – space on the shelf for Blackstar, but a very big hole… The cd was on pre-order, but it was only today that I picked up the package…

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2015 in review – talks, publications and writing, plus links to ‘best-of’ lists

I began 2015 with the manuscript of a book under the title Foucault’s Last Decade close, I thought, to completion. But it was far too long. In the end, I cut the first two long chapters out, and submitted a book … Continue reading

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My favourite music of 2015

Not an ordered list, but the music I liked most from this year (see also 2014, 2013 and 2012)… Steven Wilson, Hand Cannot Erase The Neal Morse Band, The Great Experiment Lonely Robot, Please Come Home Umphreys McGee, The London Session Goblin Rebirth, Goblin Rebirth  … Continue reading

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Babette Babich – The Hallelujah Effect

Babette Babich’s book The Hallelujah Effect: Philosophical Reflections on Music, Performance Practice, and Technology is now available at a much-discounted price. This book studies the working efficacy of Leonard Cohen’s song Hallelujah in the context of today’s network culture. Especially as recorded … Continue reading

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The music of my year

An alphabetical list of the music I most enjoyed from this year’s releases (see lists from 2013 and 2012). Anathema, Distant Satellites (KScope) Another Penny, Another Penny (Phoenix Folk) – a duo including my friend and one-time co-author, Adam Holden Antemasque, Antemasque (Nadie) Adrian Belew, Flux  – an app of ever-changing musical snippets and … Continue reading

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Books received – Linklater on land, Stubbs on Krautrock, Recherches 13 and Foucault, Lefebvre et. al. interviews

A book of interviews with, among others, Foucault and Lefebvre; one of the collaborative projects with which Foucault  was involved; David Stubbs, Future Days: Krautrock and the Building of Modern Germany and Andro Linklater‘s last book Owning the Earth: The Transforming History of Land … Continue reading

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A week at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design – speaking about Iraq and Nigeria, urban territory and Lefebvre

I’m now on my way home from a very interesting and enjoyable week at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. The invitation was to give one of the two keynote talks to a conference on the Identity, Sovereignty, and Global Politics in … Continue reading

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David Stubbs, Future Days: Krautrock and the Building of Modern Germany

This looks very interesting – David Stubbs, Future Days: Krautrock and the Building of Modern Germany. West Germany after the Second World War was a country in shock: estranged from its recent history, and adrift from the rest of Europe. But … Continue reading

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In a Miles Davis Way

I missed the formal opening a few days ago, but on the way to the opening plenary of LeftForum today, I made a detour to the newly named Miles Davis Way – the block between West End Avenue and Riverside Drive on W … Continue reading

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Mapping the songs of Tom Waits

Interactive map of locations in the songs of Tom Waits.

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