Posts from 31st March 2000

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Mar 00

Hooray for Bassquake for being arsed to type up

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Hooray for Bassquake for being arsed to type up The 100 Greatest Dance Singles of All Time, from an old issue of Muzik I rather suspect. And speaking of rather suspect, this plainly dates from the era when that magazine considered breakbeats distinctly ‘unmusical’. (an era you kind of wish would return, come to think of it….)

Do we like lists? Yes yes

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Do we like lists? Yes yes – preparing for the top 100 singles of the 80s I find myself reading through Ego Trip’s Singles and falling into a haze of nostalgia (and envy for anyone who’s actually heard all of these).

look at what i found..

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look at what i found.. is a blog with lots of links relating to the kind of indie rock which to my shame I’m unlikely ever to cover much.

Josh has some interesting stuff to say about abstraction and jazz

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Josh has some interesting stuff to say about abstraction and jazz in his blog today. I’d add that if abstraction is what allows jazz acceptance into the canon, rhythm is precisely what makes that acceptance “grudging”. I’d also add that Hancock’s Sextant is highly uncanonical and is viewed as being pretty freaky and over-reliant on electronics even by the man’s fans, let alone by jazz fans. Or at least that was the impression I got! Great record, though.