Posts Categorized: Music

1971 Marshall Super Bass 100 valve head amp for sale

In a break from my usual mix of web, business and random related entries, I'd like to let you know that my 1971 Marshall Super Bass 100 valve head amp is currently for sale on eBay. The market for these things is probably in the low single figures worldwide, but if someone can give it…

Nick Harper on tour: next stop Kathmandu

How about this for an idea. Take a group of musicians up Everest to play at Base Camp. One of my favourite singer/songwriter/guitar virtuoso people Nick Harper is going, and I bet it will be a great gig. So, if anyone will be up Everest in October you'll get to listen to some fantastic music…

Competing music formats

It's a shame that despite the hoo-hah over different online music formats that a completely free, high-quality and extremely versatile format is being overlooked somewhat. Maybe it's just that a lot of people haven't heard of Ogg Vorbis, but the fact is it could be the answer we're waiting for. Don't get me wrong, it's…

New bird on the block

Here's something that's sure to ruffle a few feathers (pun very much intended). Yesterday while searching for an open-source player for a particular music file format I stumbled across this tuneful Songbird. It's basically half-iTunes, half-Firefox. Intrigued? I know I was, and not just by the great design and illustration of the site. After installing…

Playing the sharing

One of my favourite free music site is 3hive, although these days I rarely get a chance to download much stuff. The problem is I have to download something before I know whether it floats my boat, so to speak. Even with broadband that's a few seconds per song, which soon adds up. Not any…