Hard News by Russell Brown

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Hard News: Friday Music: Bits and pieces

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  • Graham Dunster,

    Beatles in Mono - been waiting for ages to re-experience the White Album that way (vinyl - the cds are fun but not the same). Reversing into the future (again)!

    Auckland • Since Nov 2009 • 184 posts Report Reply

  • Chris Waugh,

    This has been bugging me for a while now: Everywhere you've posted a Soundcloud track, all I see is a kind of apology from Soundcloud: "Oops, we couldn't find that track". If they're geoblocking me because I'm coming from a Mainland China IP address, then they should say so, or at least say that they don't serve the territory I'm in. Everybody else manages that much, at least. It can't be a GFW issue, first of all because almost every other block does some variation on the 404, secondly because that apology is coming from Soundcloud and not my friendly local internet censor.

    Anyway, sorry Russell, not your problem, certainly not your fault, and definitely nothing you can do about it. I was just wondering if Soundcloud was geoblocking me and didn't want to admit it, or if something is broken, or what...? Does anybody else have a similar issue with Soundcloud?

    Wellington • Since Jan 2007 • 2401 posts Report Reply

  • TracyMac,

    I've got the White Album on original vinyl. I know it's heresy to the vinyl fans, but most of the tracks sound much better to me on the recentish remastered offerings.

    Canberra, West Island • Since Nov 2006 • 701 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Grigg, in reply to Chris Waugh,

    or if something is broken, or what…?

    Probably not this yet but another corner of the badlands gets tamed by the RIAA (for better or worse).


    Just another klong... • Since Nov 2006 • 3283 posts Report Reply

  • Barry Allan,

    I wonder if you've come across this: - Coláiste Lurgan's Irish reimagining of 'Royals'? Sounds rather fab.

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2013 • 3 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand, in reply to Barry Allan,

    Very nice!

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2557 posts Report Reply

  • Rich Lock,

    One half of Pitch Black does a solo album, available to stream/download/buy here:


    back in the mother countr… • Since Feb 2007 • 2728 posts Report Reply

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