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BBC 6 Music to be closed

Posted on March 2, 2010
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I'm dismayed and disgusted to hear that BBC6 Music is to be closed.

Radio 1 just plays kiddie music these days, since Peel died and Lamacq moved on it's not been worth listening to, Radio 2 is just too conservative, BBC Radio Newcastle plays nothing but oldies, therefore BBC 6 Music became my station of choice.

To close it will be devastating for the music industry. It's the station that introduces and supports many excellent new bands that progress to major commercial success e.g. Florence and the Machine, but just as importantly it gives exposure to new artists that make innovative music like the excellent Emily Portman whose murder ballads session was very enjoyable on the latest Tom Robinson show.

The station epitomises what public service broadcasting should be all about.

Mark Thompson hang your head in shame.

Newsletter mailed 1st March

Posted on March 1, 2010
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Clash book by Bob Gruen

The latest newsletter is winging its way to subsribers, at least those that don't have it caught by the spam filters. It's the largest one i've sent, over 700 new items.

I'll update the site on Wednesday or Thursday with what's left.

Stranglers Import LPs

Posted on February 28, 2010
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Stranglers 'Feline' Dutch

Recently acquired a collection of foreign Stranglers LPs. Unfortuantely most are later albums but there are a few earlier ones. I know there's a few completists out there that like their Greek etc. pressings, so hopefully a few gaps will be filled in a few collections.

They'll all be on the next newsletter/update at the very end of the month.

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