what do you hear?

I love when you hear a lyric in a song as though you are hearing it for the first time. I was walking to a meeting this morning with my iPod on shuffle when an Editors song came on.  For me that’s always a good thing.  The song was Smokers Outside The Hospital from their Read More …

U2: 360

I won’t get to see U2 on their 360o tour.  I won’t be in Scotland when they are and I can’t make any of the other dates either.  So here is a taste of what I’m missing.  Not that I’m bitter… much!

musical interlude

Every once in a while the Something Beautiful Podcast takes a break from talk and gets all musical. This time it was my turn to curate an hour of music (all of it found online and licensed under creative commons) for your enjoyment.  For those of you who didn’t know, I used to be a Read More …

There is No Line On The Horizon

So, U2’s thirteenth album, No Line On The Horizon, was released yesterday. The first thing to say is that this is a grower and that the first single release, Get On Your Boots, isn’t really very representative of the rest of the album. The second thing to say is that this is an album about faith. Read More …

Musical Education – The playlist so far

So, here’s where I’m at with Ben’s Musical Education iPod.  Thanks for all your brilliant suggestions! I’ve put it in a PDF file because it’s pretty long!  Have a look and tell me what I’ve missed! musical-education

Musical Education

I’m going to give my 9 year old son my old iPod but I want to load it with some tracks to begin his musical education. So, what would you put on it?