Musical steps in Gijon

I photographed these brightly coloured steps, with their curious references to popular music, whilst attending the IASPM Conference in Gijon, in 2013. I never did get to the bottom of their purpose or origin but they certainly made a wonderful discovery on my wanderings around the old harbour area of the city.


Conference Paper in Honour of Simon Frith

Good news!  My paper proposal for the forthcoming conference ‘Studying Music: an International Conference in Honour of Prof. Simon Frith’, to be held at the University of Edinburgh 10th-12th April 2014, has been accepted.  The paper,  provisionally titled ‘Raising stars from the underpass: an examination of Simon Frith’s music journalism in the English quality press from 1982 toContinue reading “Conference Paper in Honour of Simon Frith”