Lemmy Kilmister, Motorhead lead singer – Dead at 70
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  It is with great sadness that we share the news that Lemmy Kilmister passed away two days after learning that he had cancer. He just celebrated his 70th birthday on Christmas eve. On Facebook, the Official Motorhead page posted this: There is no easy way to say this…our mighty, noble friend Lemmy passed away today after a short battle with an extremely aggressive cancer. He had learnt of the disease on December 26th, and was at home, sitting in...

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Wednesday, 30 December 2015
From a Deadbeat to an Old Geezer 002: Eight long years roll to a close…
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Eight years ago I came up with this idea (I was 49 years old then), to write a weekly column for this here music zine/blog, but the idea flittered away and I never wrote issue two. Rereading “issue one”, I really like how it came out and feel kinda bad that I neglected the potential that presented itself to me – to shoot the breeze, to ramble on, to string random ideas together into potentially seemingly cohesive streams of serious...

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Wednesday, 30 December 2015
The Toy Box 002: Ricoh Theta S – 360 degree photography
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RICOH THETA S The Ricoh Theta S is a one-click device that creates flawless, high resolution 360 degree images, wow! I’ve never owned a camera like this before. I never imagined that there would be a camera that can do the things this one does. I’m just a photography enthusiast/hobbyist but I enjoy creating imagery that is unusual and eye catching. The potential that this camera has to easily create extremely eye catching images is phenomenal. One of the alluring...

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Thursday, 24 December 2015
Adele – [Album]
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ARTIST: Adele – DATE: 12-20-15 ALBUM: 25 LABEL: XL Recordings/Beggars Group   There’s no other way to say it: Adele is the rightful queen of pop in 2015. Now three albums into her career, she has set and broken records with an ease which is almost comical, and done it with raw talent – not using salesmanship or clever gimmickry. Her third album, 25, continues in that tradition for the most part but, now, the singer has clearly lay down...

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Monday, 21 December 2015
Vinyl Vlog 113
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Leave it to David Bowie to wrap a perfectly tongue-in-cheek idea in populist medium and make a celebration of it. That is, of course, precisely what the singer has done in licensing Earthling for a fresh vinyl pressing now, almost twenty years after the album was originally released. Confused, reader? Let me clarify it for you: when Earthling was first released in 1997, much ado was made about how the music was recorded as well as the equipment which was...

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Monday, 21 December 2015
2015 Holiday Gift Guide Part Two
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ARTIST: 2015 Holiday Gift Guide Part Two All the most marvellous gift ideas that Ground Control’s favorite Santa’s helper Ollie Mikse could imagine. DATE: 12-11-15 WRITER: Ollie Ottoman Now Playing: ‘Everything’s Gonna Be Cool This Christmas’ by the Eels Hello there!?? It’s the holiday season and time to completely buy into the capitalist society we pretend not to live in. While Bill Adams will keep you covered with the music related-items we think will tickle your gift-giving fancy this year,...

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Friday, 11 December 2015
2015 Holiday Gift Guide Part One
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The holidays are a fantastic time of year aren’t they? They’re the time when all the nonsense which may have congested personal relationships is put aside, and everyone seeks to be with those closest to them. They exchange gifts and it’s wonderful. If you’re like me though reader, you have a habit of over-thinking those gifts. Eventually, you find yourself wandering through the mall in a daze; you know you care for the people on your list, but have no...

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Thursday, 10 December 2015
Vinyl Vlog 112
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TITLE: Vinyl Vlog 112 A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the Too LP by Fidlar DATE: 12-09-15 WRITER: Bill Adams What is it about punk rock which lends itself to vinyl recordings so effectively? To be fair, Fidlar’s sophomore album, Too, also sounded good on CD, but those who have heard both and have to choose won’t be able to deny that vinyl is the ideal medium for this release. On CD, the music is mastered too high...

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Wednesday, 09 December 2015
Vinyl Vlog 109
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TITLE: Vinyl Vlog 109 A deeper look into the grooves pressed into the Record Store Day-released ‘If I Can Dream’ single by Elvis Presley. DATE: 11-27-15 WRITER: Bill Adams It’s funny how, under the right circumstance a string section can really take a song to another level. Take Both of the tracks included on the Record Store Day-issued Elvis Presley 7” singlem for example; if you’re familiar with both “If I Can Dream” and “Any Part of You,” dear reader,...

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Monday, 07 December 2015
Vinyl Vlog 104
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TITLE: Vinyl Vlog 104 A deeper look into the grooves pressed into The Complete Albums Collection box set by Simon & Garfunkel DATE: 11-26-15 WRITER: Bill Adams It’s almost unfathomable how productive Simon & Garfunkel was in such a short time. While the duo first got together in 1957, they released their first album together in ’64 and their final album in 1970; that means the group released five albums within six years and set a legacy in stone as...

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Sunday, 06 December 2015