Some bands you discover late. But if they are really good, knowing them late doesn’t prevent you from becoming a huge fan. Like ‘The Smiths’ and ‘Morrissey’. ‘The Smiths’ released their first album in 1984 (Here’s ‘The Charming Man‘ from that LP). Read more

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I was talking to a friend about how I’d been listening to Bob Dylan’s ‘Together Through Life ever since it came out and how I quite like the bluesy touch that most of the tracks have, including my favourite, Shake Shake Mama. It had lyrics that were simple yet the song could have complex meanings, I told him. “Who do you think wrote that song?” my friend asked. Read more

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I came back from a break of a couple of weeks and turned on the Internet taps to be hit by a deluge. New music and news about music just gushed out like a dam had broken and, what’s more, much of it was great stuff. Most of it was by contemporary musicians but there was also some from older musicians as well. Like the news about the recently launched first volume of a box set that digs deep into Neil Young’s archives. Read more

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In 2007 when I first signed on for Twitter, the free social media micro-blogging service, there wasn’t that much happening out there—at least, not in India. Indeed, Twitter itself was barely a year old then and all I did was to follow the tweets of a few friends who lived in the US and just about a handful of (mainly techie-oriented) media websites that put out alerts and stuff as tweets. Read more

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