Popular music

War and the arts: strange bedfellows

War and the arts: strange bedfellows

August 8, 2014

Music, Painting, Popular music, Rare Books & Arts, Visual arts:

 And the band played on: by Robert Holden (ebook) Robert Holden is undoubtedly one of our finest social and cultural historians, and this recent book is a timely examination of… Read More ›

Music here, there and everywhere: on a stream near you!

Music here, there and everywhere: on a stream near you!

June 13, 2014

Music, Popular music, Rare Books & Arts:

It is simply amazing the type of library we can have in our own homes, and without taking up all that shelf space!   This opera gala from Cologne comes… Read More ›

New ebooks in Arts: Zines, would you believe

New ebooks in Arts: Zines, would you believe

May 25, 2014

Comic books, Music, New books, Popular music, Rare Books & Arts:

A lot of people involved in the zine community would say that digitising zines takes away something intrinsic – the kinesthetic and unique appreciation of the physical object – and… Read More ›

New books: from rocking the nation to charting the world

New books: from rocking the nation to charting the world

April 11, 2014

Music, New books, Photography, Popular music, Rare Books & Arts, Visual arts:

 Rock country : the sounds, bands, fans, fun & other stuff that happened: edited by Christian Ryan “Sex lessons from Bon Scott. Scary encounter with Chrissy Amphlett. On the trail… Read More ›

New Listening:  Chain, Cosmic Country & more

New Listening: Chain, Cosmic Country & more

January 30, 2014

Music, Musicals, Popular music, Rare Books & Arts:

Some recent CD arrivals feature on the Listening Posts in Arts.  They include releases in opera, classical, country,  pop, rock, blues and musical theatre. The online catalogue indicates which Listening Post the CD… Read More ›

New Books, with a bit of Monkee business…..

New Books, with a bit of Monkee business…..

November 5, 2013

Music, New books, Painting, Popular music, Rare Books & Arts:

Monkee business : the revolutionary made-for-TV band by Eric Lefcowitz   Given that they were throroughly dismissed by just about everybody in the “serious”rock music business of the day, The… Read More ›

RIP Lou Reed

RIP Lou Reed

November 1, 2013

Music, Popular music, Rare Books & Arts:

Being a musician with little to no rights to such a title, I owe a great debt of gratitude to the recently departed Lou Reed. At the same time as… Read More ›

Listening Post Sounds: Sapphires, Eurovision, Bombshell and Lucia.

Listening Post Sounds: Sapphires, Eurovision, Bombshell and Lucia.

September 13, 2013

Film, Music, Musicals, Popular music, Rare Books & Arts:

Some recent CD arrivals feature on the Listening Posts in Arts.  They include latest releases in film, musical theatre, opera, classical & popular music. The online catalogue indicates which Listening Post… Read More ›

Hip-hop breakdown at Outside-in cinema

Hip-hop breakdown at Outside-in cinema

August 14, 2013

Music, Popular music, Rare Books & Arts:

This week’s Outside-in cinema will be screening the 2011 documentary Beats, rhymes & life: travels of A Tribe Called Quest, shining a light on one of the most successful and… Read More ›

Listening Post Sounds: Carrie, Chameleons, Chicken Walk – Bring it on!

Listening Post Sounds: Carrie, Chameleons, Chicken Walk – Bring it on!

August 2, 2013

Music, Musicals, Popular music, Rare Books & Arts:

Some recent CD arrivals feature on the Listening Posts in Arts. They include latest releases in opera, musical theatre, jazz & blues, popular & world music. The online catalogue indicates which… Read More ›