Many Happy Returns

The Hound is please to present some more metaphorical memories from our resident philosopher Wayne Shevlin. Many Happy Returns I may not know much, but I know what I like. And – like most people – I only like what I know. But, how do we discover, and thus get to know the music we like?Continue reading “Many Happy Returns”

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HIDDEN NIPPER IN NEW HMV SITE

Our regular commentator David Hughes tipped us off on this one: Ah, hidden messages in HTML code, the hidden tracks of the internet. Various tweeters who, for some reason, can’t visit a website without checking in on the source code while they’re there, have spotted a cute little hidden addition to the code of the revamped HMV website,Continue reading “HIDDEN NIPPER IN NEW HMV SITE”

Spinning Discs – Postscript

By Wayne Shevlin My previous blog on SOTH—Century of Spinning Plastic Discs—was an abstract musing on the nature of musical records as historical artefacts.  It was originally written a few years ago, back when the great music emporiums—HMV, Virgin and Tower—still presided imperiously over the high street.  Opening salvo of 2013: that abstract musing isContinue reading “Spinning Discs – Postscript”

HMV 363 Oxford Street

This was the Daddio of record shops. HMV 363 Oxford Street, London in the late 1950’s: The shop plays a part in The Beatles story. HMV, which was then part of EMI, had a small recording studio that members of the public could record songs for their sweethearts. In February 1962 Brian Epstein was inContinue reading “HMV 363 Oxford Street”