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Travel Musings

Guilt and Gratitude in Granada

in Just

- spring            when the world is...

messier than a Cummings poem, but I’m grateful for my new bicycle (after twenty years with my Malvern Star) and I’m fully Pfizered.

I was recently challenged to write a Covid-related song and was wary about doing the weighty topic justice. In the end I ran with good ol’ personal experience, and wrote about Cath and I visiting Granada in March last year. I’d been planning to write a travel story about this (and maybe still will), but for now here’s the condensed song version. For context, the photo above is the one referenced in the lyrics.

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Music Musings

Vinyl, I wanna love you but you make it so damn hard

I want to love you vinyl. I really do. Unfortunately you’re just not as *inherently* good sounding as digital music, and you’re a bit toxic…

Vinyl records have inherent distortions in playback, especially when you get to the inner grooves. So why *in practice* does vinyl often sound better than digital music playback? The simple answer is that digital is often done badly.

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Music Musings

Your Holiday Playlist

I have a wee pressie for you: the latest instalment of my “You May Not Have Heard” playlist. It’s twenty songs that have sonically and emotionally inspired me. The song order is designed to flow using my patented playlist formula 😉 Sorry it’s Spotify only. I’m all ears if anyone knows a way to easily make this available on other platforms.