music

Late Night Norwich

The Sunday of a Bank Holiday Weekend can often be a bit of a ‘don’t know what to do’ day. But for weeks now I’ve been looking forward to seeing Mad Max: Fury Road in black and white – or chrome as they’ve been marketing it.

I wasn’t disappointed in the film at all. It still had all the octane thrills, although there were a few places where the b&w didn’t quite work as well – the first approach to the storm was almost lost in the greyness.

(Click more to see my Mad Max inspired video.) (more…)

When radio was full of wow

There was never a law against listening to Radio Luxembourg in the mid 1970s, but the awful quality of the signal made it feel like you were doing something rebellious.

I would spend many nights under the bed sheets listening to the latest pop music drifting in and out, whistling and crackling. I’d turn the radio one way to make the the signal better, only for it to drift away again into a sea of white noise and distant forign voices. (more…)

Pin drops

I’ve told this story a hundred times and I will tell it a hundred more as I believe it marks the very moment a spark ignited in me a passion for audio.

It was a music class in my junior school. Some lessons we’d spend time practising an instrument. Mine was the recorder and I was proud that I could play Greensleeves without looking at my fingers. (more…)