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essays on music, especially americana, with x-references to YouTube and other sources …

SHEDNOTES 54: The beginning of world music consciousness

This is for Online & Off, The Shed’s collection of notes for documentaries to be made when the resources are available. See more at https://hack4hire.wordpress.com/category/aa-online-and-off/ In the Telegraph of 10.5.2010, world-music specialist Mark Hudson proposed that the market for world … Continue reading

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SHEDNOTES 52: Last Clean Shirt and some other good things

Three opinions into its 100-day election commentary, The Shed has been taking a break. It voted to spend a wet afternoon uploading some old notes on Last Clean Shirt, a hilariously rueful lament for Brother Bill, performed by Rufus Thomas … Continue reading

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SHEDNOTES 44 – ONLINE & OFF: On opening lines

The Shed is filing this to its library of music documentaries to be made, one day, for broadcast in the small hours, under the heading Powerpoint TV. Julian Cope told The Guardian 10.1.15 … “I grew up mostly with poetry … Continue reading

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SHEDNOTES 39: Lists and playlists …

book of lists, shaun usher, johnny cash, things to do today and cash, wedding songs, songs to make you smile, cerys matthews, laura barton and guardian, new blues, dd dumbo, Rag’n’Bone Man, Benjamin Booker, best cover versions, bernadette mcnulty, seven … Continue reading

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SHEDNOTES 34: MAINLY ON ERMA FRANKLIN

The Shed’s cuttings collection, now going proudly digital, includes an interesting obituary of Erma Franklin, sister of Aretha, written by Spencer Leigh and published in The Independent 14.9.2002. It goes to Online & Off, the Shed’s store of music programmes … Continue reading

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SHEDNOTES 31: NOTES ON DEATH

File under F for Funerals According to The Week magazine, 29.11.14: “Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, from Monty Python’s Life Of Brian, is now the most popular soundtrack at British funerals, ending the 11-year reign of Frank … Continue reading

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SHEDNOTES 20: AN EPISODE OF RADIO SHED

On Radio Shed, there would be a programme on the Eras of Elvis which would propose, in order of importance: the Memphis rockabilly as discovered by Sun; the Nashville cat picking up a few tricks from Chet Atkins at RCA; … Continue reading

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ONLINE & OFF – SOUNDS INTERESTING, NUMBER WHATSIT

In search of classic rockabilly from Lefty Nicks and his Southern Drifters, I am intrigued by Screaming Dead Radio … http://www.mixcloud.com/sheepDJdog/rockabilly-dayz-ep-015-04-24-13/ In Guardian of 1.5.14, Dave Simpson was inclined to agree with a famous review of Spiderland, recorded by a … Continue reading

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ONLINE & OFF – ON TIN PAN ALLEY

 Michael Henderson in Sun. Tel. 22.6.14 reported on a BBC party at which DG Tony Hall made a speech on the plans for music programming. Henderson wrote: … there is one vast hole at the heart of the new dispensation. … Continue reading

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ONLINE & OFF – ROCKABILLY ROOTS

One of my favourite ideas for other people is Powerpoint TV – little essays pulling in YouTube and other resources to make fillers for late-night tv. I here resolve to learn enough to try it, One starting subject might be … Continue reading

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