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.

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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”