Category Archives: Music

FAREWELL David Bowie from a longtime Bowie fan: RIP

Great planning, David So THAT’S what Blackstar was about. David Bowie, who died yesterday aged 69 after a long illness, said farewell in the most eloquent, meaningful and stylish way possible with his last album released only days ago. He … Continue reading

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David Bowie IS V&A launch party review: music event of the year 2013

I’m posting various pieces I’ve written about David Bowie. Remember, David Bowie IS not was. Republished from Madam Miaow Says 23.03.2013 The vast lobby of the Victoria and Albert Museum had been turned into the sort of joint where beautiful … Continue reading

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Understanding the viciousness of the anti-Corbyn tendency: shades of the Paris Commune

Jeremy Corbyn, the BBC and the democratic process Why has Jeremy Corbyn’s election as leader of the Labour Party with a massive 59.5 per cent provoked more fury among the centre-left than the predations of the right which still overwhelm … Continue reading

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Chopsticks At Dawn on BBC Radio 4 Extra 2nd July

My programme, Chopsticks At Dawn, about chinoiserie clichés in music, is repeated tomorrow BBC Radio 4 Extra & iPlayer. It’s on four times: 6:30; 13:30; 20:30 and again the next morning at 06:30, so no excuses. First broadcast 2010 on … Continue reading

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China’s science and cultural inventions on Madam Miaow at Resonance 104.4FM

On Resonance 104.4FM, Madam Miaow’s Culture Lounge looks at China’s cultural and scientific contributions and inventions. Guests: Elizabeth Lawrence and Paul Anderson. Presented by Anna Chen. Charles Shaar Murray rides shotgun. This week’s Madam Miaow’s Culture Lounge is themed around … Continue reading

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Charles Shaar Murray’s Guide to the Blues kicks off new Madam Miaow’s Culture Lounge, Resonance 104.4FM

I’m back with a bang! To be precise, a new eight-week radio series of Madam Miaow’s Culture Lounge on Resonance 104.4FM on Tuesdays 5-6pm starting this week, 4th March. To kick off, Charles Shaar Murray gives us his Guide to … Continue reading

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