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Ring, happy bells, across the snow!

Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow: The year is going, let him go; Ring out the false, ring in the true. – Alfred, Lord Tennyson Happy New Year everyone! In looking back at the year that’s already vanishing in our wake (BAM! we’re in the latter half…

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Music, Memory & Macca

Hi all! Quick note on this very worthy website & touching example of the potency of the linkages between our life experiences and the music that has had the most effect on our lives. If you haven’t seen this yet, please do check it out! Smiles and tears in equal measure ahead: It’s pretty obvious…

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Fifty Five Years!!!

Today, in keeping with thoughts over the past few weeks about the nature of collaboration, I just want to raise a toast to this man: According to the Internet Movie Database, John Williams first began writing music for visual media back in 1956 for the TV anthology Playhouse 90, and now, 55 years later, the…

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Beware the Cosmic Interloper!

Hi Evil Twin Friends! Unless you’ve been living under a rock (the irony of that expression will shortly become evident), you probably already know about a unique astronomical event that transpired the other evening – on November 8th, around 7:30 PM AST, a rather large (think “aircraft carrier large”) piece of spacefaring debris, sexily named…

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Tunes that go bump in the night…

Hi Friends! Throughout the weeks to come I’m going to be offering a mix of my own thoughts and experiences in the world of music for the media, and at other times, I’ll be treating you to some odds ‘n’ sods ‘n’ bits of internet flotsam that come across my desk. This week’s entry felt…

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