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The Friday mixtape relaunched

On music blogging

A great post by John Eden on ten years of blogging, nicely captures a wonderful moment, now passing.

The race politics of noise

Down with the king: black folks and Elvis (for Elvis’ 78th birthday).

Jew-ish music

Bert Berns’ Seven Year Itch. Richard Hell for Hannukah.


1980s Kuwati pop. Music between cultures. Mento in the UK in the 1950s. Kyu Sakamoto on the jukebox.

Music of resistance

Turkish pianist and composer, charged with blasphemy for his tweets. Los Macs, Chilean leftist baroque psych rock heroes of the 1970s. Nine protest songs for 2012. Mali’s music fighting back against Islamist puritanism and brutality 1 and 2.

Jazz Is…

…Treme: Funeral Scene & Second Line. …Jim Godbolt. …dirt, grime and sadness.

Food music



Inside Llewyn Davis.


His Master’s Voice goes silent.

Music from Bob’s misspent youth

Half Man Half Biscuit “The Referree’s Alphabet”. Banco de Gaia “Last Train to Lhasa”. The Long Ryders “Final Native Son”.


About bobfrombrockley

South London family man. Eating bacon bagels on the 171 bus, listening to Johnny Cash while reading Hannah Arendt, the kid next to me playing dubstep on his telephone. Mostly politics at http://brockley.blogspot.com and mostly music at https://bobsbeat.wordpress.com

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