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Stewart Home: Keep Fit

April 2014

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Novelist and poet Stewart Home listens in to getting pumped, and works out some listening suggestions for the more discerning gym bunny.

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Bell Labs: Sole Music

March 2014

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Clive Bells laces up his travellin' shoes and goes for a wander through the clips, clops and squeaks of footwear in music.

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Yan Jun: Thanks For My Chinglish

January 2014

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Writer, musician and Sub Jam label runner Yan Jun tells a story about Chinglish music and what happens when the King Kongs and Godzillas of world music collide.

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Bell Labs: Ear To The Rail

December 2013

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All aboard with Clive Bell: "Musicians love trains. They sing about them, imitate their sounds, and scamper, instrument in hand, for the last departure homebound after a show."

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Bell Labs: Drum Roll, Please

October 2013

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Clive Bell takes a look at the Tweets, the column inches, the bitching and the I’m-above-all-this-nonsense that music competitions attract.

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Bell Labs: Flutes In Crisis

September 2013

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Who gives a toot about the flute anymore? A panegyric by Clive Bell on the once potent pipes of Pan, and some green shoots of hope for this currently degraded wind instrument.

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Abi Bliss: Invisible Women

April 2013

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Fetishising female pioneers of electronic music risks banishing them to glass cases, away from the main exhibits in the museum of musical history, says Abi Bliss.