MAP August

Tuesday, 24 August 2010, 12:50 | Category : Music Alliance Pact
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You know there’s something wrong when there has been one post on this blog since 22 July. I know there’s something wrong when I post this month’s MAP 9 days after it was supposed to go up. All of this is not good, but life is very busy and something has to give for a [...]

July MAP

Thursday, 15 July 2010, 23:53 | Category : Music Alliance Pact
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Now here’s part 2 of Wet Paint Day here on The Daily Growl. There are no more tracks from the new album - just the same one but this time it’s been distributed across 33 blogs worldwide. It’s this month’s Music Alliance Pact of course, and along with bigging up Wet Paint internationally, here’s the [...]

May MAP + the evil of Google

Tuesday, 18 May 2010, 23:56 | Category : Music Alliance Pact
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In this month’s MAP, I’m talking about the awesome Archie Bronson Outfit. You can see that below, along with the other 30 hand-picked tunes from around the world. But there’s a dark shadow cast over this month’s edition in the shape of the increasingly evil Google. On Friday evening, the day before this edition was [...]

April MAP

Thursday, 15 April 2010, 23:57 | Category : Music Alliance Pact
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This month’s MAP contains no new music from me, but instead an overdue inclusion of David Thomas Broughton. The only problem with introducing him to a worldwide audience is that he can never really be appraised on his music alone. It’s not that his recorded output is anything short of wonderful, but because it’s in [...]

March MAP

Tuesday, 16 March 2010, 23:44 | Category : Music Alliance Pact, Uncategorized
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This month I’m back on MAP after the previous two paternity ghostwritten jobs. So my first selection of the year is the irrepressible Stairs to Korea. How could I not have chosen him? Regular readers will know who I mean, and the true nerds may even recgonise the blurb cut and pasted from previous blog [...]

MAP February

Thursday, 18 February 2010, 23:33 | Category : Music Alliance Pact
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Given my total absence from this blog over the past three weeks, I don’t suppose it’ll be any surprise to hear that I didn’t have time to contribute to this month’s MAP either. So for the second month in a row, my England contribution comes ghostwritten by MAP organiser Jason Pop Cop, who’s selected Jose [...]

MAP January

Sunday, 17 January 2010, 0:00 | Category : Music Alliance Pact
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I’m not in this month’s MAP, though the eagle-eyed among you may want to query that. “Look”, you say, “a little Daily Growl entry for England, just like usual”. But no my friends, no. Because of all the hospital shenanigans at the start of the month, I never got round to submitting a track for [...]

December MAP

Tuesday, 15 December 2009, 12:31 | Category : Music Alliance Pact
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Just before I launch into my best of 2000s, here’s this month’s installment of MAP. I’ve bent the rules a little, because my pick Banjo or Freakout isn’t an English native, but he is based in London, so I’ve claimed him as one of our own. Thankfully I’m allowed this, because he is awesome. Click [...]

MAP November

Tuesday, 17 November 2009, 0:28 | Category : Music Alliance Pact
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I know this MAP thing is meant to be all about the new music, but this month, my contribution is an old favourite. I thought I’d introduce the international blogging peeps to Jeremy Warmsley, ace London singer-songwriter and all-round top bloke. The track I’ve posted is from last year’s How We Became album, but the [...]

MAP October: happy birthday to us

Thursday, 15 October 2009, 22:12 | Category : Music Alliance Pact
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Hey, the Musical Alliance Pact is now one year old. It kicked off in October 2009 with 12 countries. A year on, it’s become a behemoth boasting 34 nations, all bigging up their homegrown musical talents. Props to Jason Pop Cop for getting all this started, making it happen every month and keeping us all [...]