Synth Britannia – BBC 4 Documentary on Birth of UK Synthesizer Pop
July 30, 2020
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Synth Britannia – BBC 4 Documentary on Birth of UK Synthesizer Pop

There is a cascade of emotional and physical reactions when I hear “Cars” by Gary Numan. To the casual observer I appear to have a seizure, or fit as the music takes hold.
October 6, 2020
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Listening Alone: Untangling the Best Music of 2020 So Far

The global pandemic has affected politics, economics, and human behavior in ways that will take years to fully realize, never mind the effect this paradigm shift will have on the world of music. 
December 27, 2020
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2020: The Year In Music Mixes

Having now put what I consider to be the best music of this year all in one place, I realize that this has surreptitiously been one of the best years of musical output in recent history.
February 20, 2021

Heavy Rotation: Cyndi Lauper – She’s So Unusual

In 1984 Cyndi Lauper achieved what Carole King, Joni Mitchell and Patti Smith before her had not: she became the first female artist to chart four Top 5 singles off one album. A heady space to occupy considering the size of the craters that musical heavyweights like Tapestry, Blue and Horses had left on the industry the previous decade.