Tag: music

July 20, 2017

It was while I was looking for potential better DNLA clients that I came across Plex. Plex is a server you set up yourself – either on a spare computer, or perhaps a Raspberry Pi, or even (with a paid subscription) on the cloud. From it, you can stream your music and video, with clients available for most platforms. My android phone has a client, my Windows 10 desktop has a client, both my Blu-Ray player and my Amazon Fire Stick will run it.

July 20, 2017

I started to write something about the home technology I am using to listen to music, then realised it presupposes a lot of stuff that I haven’t shared in detail. So before I write about where I am going, I’m going to write about where…

February 2, 2017

What the A2 does as well is join the Jongo Caskeid network, so music playing through one device can also play through the others, synchronously.

February 10, 2013

Having heard a track (”1957”) on some Radio 4 show or other, I ordered this album – Milo Greene by Milo Greene – pretty much on a whim. Just put it on to read to, and had to put the kindle down, as I wasn’t…

December 16, 2012

Folk in the UK will have probably seen this in the news already, but I thought it was fun enough to mention it here. 1980’s pop star, Kim Wilde – together with her brother Ricky, on guitar – singing their way back home on the…

September 23, 2012

Had fun last night attending a house concert hosted by Tricky Pixie were stopping by briefly on their way to perform at FilkCONtinental, in Germany. They gave a great performance. I was unfamiliar with their material, but really enjoyed it, and came away with a…

August 22, 2012

One of my set-top boxes (not the YouView one) does a decent job of playing YouTube over the TV, so on odd occasions, I sit and browse for amusement or inspiration. I was doing this before heading for bed last night, and came across the…

July 9, 2012

People reading this blog will think I have two obsessions – BBQ and 3D. Believe me, I have a lot more than that!

One of them, of course, is music; and I’ve been fond of Peter Gabriel for quite some time. So I don’t know why it has taken me so long to get hold of this Blu-Ray disc of his 2011 Hammersmith Odean concerts, shot over two night in 3D HD.

March 5, 2012
February 21, 2012

Not sure if I mentioned it, but I bought one of these as a birthday present to myself. A Denon M38DAB, it is a micro CD player, DAB/FM/AM radio and amp combined. I’ve had it running for the past few weeks, balanced on a pile…

December 11, 2011

Had a fairly quiet weekend, as I’ve been nursing a bad cold, and this close to Christmas, I want to make sure I get rid of it quick. It was a good excuse to watch some Fringe. I picked up the third season on DVD…

November 12, 2011

Had great fun at Stamford Corn Exchange tonight, watching Ade Edmonson and The Bad Sheperds. A wide range of punk and other music from the same era, rearranged and performed as folk. I have to admit that a few of the songs didn’t quite work…