A pot of gold for us all In Rainbows

(Sorry for using that pun, which has now been used by precisely 118,837 people.) Still biding my time before I write my review of Radiohead’s new album, In Rainbows. In the meantime, a bit of number crunching. One of the interesting things about this has been the hype in certain quarters about how high Radiohead […]

Radiohead’s new album due out in ten days!

It seems a bit far-fetched but I don’t think it’s a joke. It looks like a novel approach to releasing an album as well. According to Jonny Greenwood (and he would know), their new album is called In Rainbows and comes out on October the 10th. I’m not sure about the choice you face though. […]

Blur reunion on the cards!

It doesn’t feel like they’ve been away for long enough for a proper reunion. But when you think about it, the last album Blur recorded with Graham Coxon was released almost nine years ago! This should make every Britpop fan feel really, really old. The rumours have been going for a while. Just last year […]

Does Honda care about the world?

The Honda F1 team’s new livery has caused a bit of a stir. I think it looks revolting. It ensures that this season will be one of the ugliest in history, with Renault’s multicoloured vomit-coloured livery, Ferrari’s funny slanted subliminal Marlboro non-descript barcode and, of course, Toro Rosso’s paint factory explosion. Now Honda have only […]

The axing of Mixing It

Tomorrow is a sad day for fans of experimental music, and it is a particularly poor one for the reputation of the BBC in certain circles. Probably the best music programme on radio, Mixing It, has been axed. The final programme will be tomorrow at 2215 on Radio 3. Mixing It was probably the only […]

Radiohead LP7

Dead Air Space (for the uninitiated, it’s Radiohead’s slightly strange blog) is certainly busy these days. Hopefully this is a sign that an album is imminent (at last)! It’s hard to believe that it’s almost four years since their last album. I remember when Kid A came out after a long gap following OK Computer […]

Jonny Greenwood and Radio 3

Radio 3’s Late Junction had a Jonny Greenwood special last night (you can listen to it here). I think Jonny Greenwood is probably one of the very best musicians around at the moment. He is currently the BBC’s ‘composer in residence’. He was recently voted composer of the year by Radio 3 listeners. But he’s […]

2006 has gone

Well a happy new year to you, now that we are actually in it. I notice that a few bloggers (like Will) have been posting their top five posts. I can assure you that the five most-viewed posts of the year will not have been my five best posts of the year. They will just […]

Music of 2006 — #20–#11: All right I suppose

Over the next four days I’m going to do what every other bore worth his salt does at this time of year, and that’s writing a big list showing off all the records I bought this year. I list them in reverse order of preference. Or I just put them all in a hat and […]

Bodysong on TV

Bodysong is going to be on Channel 4 at 01:25 on Sunday morning. You should check it out, even if it’s just for Jonny Greenwood’s incredible soundtrack.