Friday Reading S11E08

Friday Reading is a weekly series of recommended reads from the Guardian’s Martin Belam, covering journalism, media and technology, and other interesting nerdy things. It is now in its eleventh season. Sign up here. “In some ways, the Internet as…

m-orchestra ‘More Ghost Stories EP’ released today

The new m-orchestra EP is out today in all good digital stores, featuring four tracks: Swim With Me (Drowning Child) – A woman recalls the feeling she had as a child, that something in the house was trying to lure her…

Cancel empire culture

The Sunday Telegraph this morning have been banging on about how “Ministers will fine student bodies which stifle freedom of speech and tell heritage groups ‘public funds must never be used for political purposes’ in a major new bid to…

Friday Reading S11E07

Friday Reading S11E07

Friday Reading is a weekly series of recommended reads from the Guardian’s Martin Belam, covering journalism, media and technology, and other interesting nerdy things. It is now in its eleventh season. Sign up here. I can’t stress enough that you…

How we got where we got today – revision

My former boss Tony Ageh shared this piece from 2014 on Twitter this morning, calling it “some of the best writing I have ever read on *any* subject, while at the same time addressing more or less *every* political undercurrent…

‘First rough draft of history’ – live blogging article for InPublishing

“I’ve always thought of the role of the live blogger as being a little like that of a radio DJ on a news-driven morning or drive-time show. You need to be lively and entertaining, you need to convey things quickly…

Friday Reading S11E06

Friday Reading S11E06

Friday Reading is a weekly series of recommended reads from the Guardian’s Martin Belam, covering journalism, media and technology, and other interesting nerdy things. It is now in its eleventh season. Sign up here. Amazing piece of journalism on internet…

That gig meme that’s been knocking around on the Facebooks

FIRST GIG: Cliff Richard at the London Palladium in 1983 with my parents. LAST GIG: Incredibly luckily just sneaked in before lockdown it was me as m-orchestra supporting Pye Corner Audio at the Wild Card Brewery in Walthamstow. It was…

A one-line review of every #TimsTwitterListeningParty I joined in January 2021

Nobody has asked for this. Tough luck. It’s a new monthly series. I’ve marked LPs that I’d never heard the whole way through before with a 🆕 icon. The links go to the album on Spotify. Fat Boy Slim You’ve…

m-orchestra – More Ghost Stories EP and live shows

Regular readers will know that I make cursed and haunted electronica about the paranormal under the name m-orchestra, which has been my regular recording name since *gulp* 1987. Jesus. Anyway, I’ve got a new EP coming out on 15 February…