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Gaseous Brainstorm: Is There Still a Chance to Save BBC 6 Music?

 In a word, yes. Or at least we have to try. There is a glimpse of hope, according to the Guardian: BBC Trust chairman Sir Michael Lyons said that if there was a big enough public response about the cuts, he would ask management to rethink its strategy.”If we find that… there’s massive public concern […]

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Swivel Chair: Beautiful Losers?

 At least that’s what Nude Magazine thought, who printed this brief version of my ‘I Was a Swivel Chair’ story: Name: Swivel Chair. Town: Edinburgh, Scotland. Years: 1999-2004 Influences: KLF, Pet Shop Boys, Joy Division. Career Highlight: Our third triumphantly drunken gig.. Lowpoint: Our fourth disastrously drunken gig. Line Up: Craig Low (bass, samples) Milo […]

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Gaseous Brainstorm: Is Blogging Just for Old Buggers?

The Kids: they’re laughing at us. Compared to when I was growing up and a crappy Gameboy or impossible to tune in b&w portable telly were the heights of the technology accessible to the average teen, kids these days “don’t know they’re born” with their infuriatingly flippant use of PS3s, iPhones and what-would-until-recently-have-been-considered-witchcraft wireless broadband. […]

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Gaseous Brainstorm: Google’s Buzz is here, but who will win the Tech Wars?

Today Google launched Buzz. On the face of it, it’s a fairly small (and pointless) update to make their gmail service more social. With the ability to update your profile from within your email provider, t’s a direct attempt to compete with Twitter. However what it clearly shows is they also feel a huge threat […]

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OH NO NOT ANOTHER BLOODY iPAD POST

 Christ. I have iPad fatigue already and they’re not even in the shops. I have been debating whether to add to the ACRES of unending conjecture, speculation and in a select few cases, reasonably intelligent coverage but as I have talked about it a few times here I felt I owed you some amount of […]

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Gaseous Brainstorm: What’s the Future of Publishing and How Will We Pay for It?

  Michael Caine: photographer unknown Print newspapers, it seems, will soon be no more than a minority medium, and so owners of the big news brands are wondering just how they’re going to make money once their main outlet is via the internet – whether it’s accessed via a computer, a mobile device or one […]

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2010: The Future Is Now

Detail from letterpress Aisle One calendar (click for link) So here we are in the future. 2001 may have been a year that resonated with sci-fi fans everywhere for obvious reasons, but in terms of actual futuristic shit going down, it was pretty much a disappointment. But 2010 is a different story.  Not only do […]

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2009: The Ones That Got Away #4: Kraftwerk: The Catalogue

Self-styled “Man Machine” Milo McLaughlin delves into The Catalogue, a box set of 8 remastered versions of classic Kraftwerk albums from 1975’s Autobahn to 2003’s Tour De France Soundtracks. Note: This was originally written in November previous to the release of the box set but was held back for the January 2010 issue of The Skinny Magazine […]

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I Hear a New Gramophone – an interview with Sean Michaels

This is an interview from November’s issue of The Skinny Magazine which can also be found on their website here. It was loosely timed to coincide with the release of a wee bundle I’ve put together for http://www.tentracks.co.uk which will be available in late November – more info on that will be coming soon. The artwork […]

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A Brief History of My Creative Efforts Part 4 – Fear and Loathing on the Job-hunting Trail

Read part 1, part 2, part 3 A Novel Idea In my final year of college I also started writing lyrics and other random stuff in a bit of a creative outpouring, due perhaps to the fact that I’d kept my creativity bottled up for so long (or drowned it in a sea of booze […]