And my influences are…

In Friday’s Guardian, there was an interesting piece about the 1972 Miles Davis album On The Corner that was much derided at the time, but is now considered (cliche alert) ‘groundbreaking’ and ‘seminal’ by many critics. What caught my eye was not that it’s now lauded as a great work of musical art, but that various music acts have cited […]

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What sort of award is this?

It must be great to win a big award. Whether it’s an Oscar, a Tony, a BAFTA, an Emmy, whatever, you get to collect a prize that celebrates your achievements and are showered with compliments. I can’t think of anything better, unless of course, I won an MTV Latin Award. Imagine this: your name gets called out and head to […]

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Mind-numbing Melua

This is hard to believe, but the warbling Georgian that is Katie Melua releases her new album on Monday. First, before you disappear immediately, this is not a plug for the album. Far from it. And anyway, I very much doubt that anything I say will stop her third offering hitting the top of the charts next Sunday. I guess […]

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