Category Archives: Musical Integrity

The agony and the ecstasy (okay, only the agony) of music as torture

Music as torture?…No, I’m not talking about the latest Justin Bieber record. I’m talking about music used as a weapon. To torture people. This post’s about to get a little dark. It’s such a fascinating topic, though… I saw a … Continue reading

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Miley Cyrus’ haircut – who gives a sh*t?

There are gazillions of undiscovered, awesome indie bands out there – and the internet is all up in arms about Miley Cyrus’ haircut. Numerous online photo galleries have appeared, chronicling her follicular metamorphosis. Countless negative tweets have been fired at … Continue reading

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What i$ a Musician Worth? Part 2 -The Worth of Music as a Product

Quick recap of current activities Howdy! Boy, am I excited! In just 24 hours, I’ll be getting ready with my band to record our debut lo-fi EP. All weekend. I’m so excited! I can’t wait to share our songs with … Continue reading

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What i$ a Musician Worth? Part 1 – Gigging

I have been reading and watching some interesting material lately, which has really got me thinking about what a musician is worth in today’s global climate… I have written before that I’m all for the digital age. I’ve argued that … Continue reading

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Gary Barlow and Andrew Lloyd Webber team up for inspiring Diamond Jubilee song

Gary Barlow (yes, the guy from Take That) and Andrew Lloyd Webber have teamed up to create a song for Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee. The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee is a celebration of her now 60-year reign. The rad, unique … Continue reading

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90s rap and ‘sampling’

Quick, fun post today…I was feeling nostalgic for some rap songs that became big in the 90s (probably from seeing Will Smith on The Graham Norton Show – made me think of Will’s ‘Men in Black’ song). Upon reflection, I … Continue reading

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Do you have to fake it til you make it?

Until recently, my life was all about a different band to the one I’m in now (The Halls). I was in a band called Dirtywings, which I ended a few months ago. I almost don’t even want to link the … Continue reading

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