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For Your Ears For Your Eyes #24

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Hi – It’s Dave here at Mumubl.com, welcome to our recommendation email where I give you some tips on what’s great to listen to and watch in the world of music.

The sun is (was?) shining which is a reasonable novelty in the north west of the UK, if you’re wondering what you might maybe sit down and read whilst you’re basking in the aforementioned sun well read on, we have a few recommendations. As well as other musical things to indulge when you’ve all finished watching the Euros as well.

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If there’s any things you think I should be listening to, reading or watching then let me know, shout out on the Mumubl.com social media wherever you reside.

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Currently checking out – Afraid of Tomorrows by The Mysterines

In this edition

Apple Music 100 / 1999 / We are Lady Parts / The Price of Music / Ian Broudie / Inspiration Liverpool / MUMUBL.COM

Apple Music 100

I’m sure by now you’ve seen the list and if you haven’t do go and check it out. It’s certainly an interesting take and refreshing in some ways to see a list that doesn’t contain all the usual suspects, you won’t find many lists with Lauryn Hill at number 1. It’s an editorial list picked by Apple’s team and a collection of artists, it’d be interesting to see the complete list of contributors as there does appear to be a bias towards the Hip hop and rap and US artists so you’d assume it tallies with their background.

But do check it out, maybe listen to some stuff you wouldn’t do normally – I’ve been working slowly through the list from 100 to 1 (much as designer Jon Hicks did), it’s not all my cup of tea but then it isn’t supposed to be.


It’s a book, a rather large book, that I’ve been working my way through – which makes it sound like a chore – it wasn’t at all! As ever Eamon Forde, who made the boardroom wrangling of EMI riveting and interesting, has delivered a great look at what could be a dull powerpoint of a topic.

The pivotal year in question was the year physical music sales peaked, the year Napster launched and very much the year that a lot of things turned on their head in the music industry as the internet took hold in spite of the nay saying of the naysayers. It does unpick some of the music industry myth that they were doing nothing and were unprepared by delving deeper into what was going on whilst highlighting quite how few people did actually grasp where we were. It’s easy to look back at it all in hindsight and make the trajectory seem obvious but there is some benefit of the doubt given to those at the sharp end.

Pick up and read it! (and if you’ve got a hard cover copy have a look at the cover under the dust jacket – like some kind of CD stars wars)

We are lady parts

The fantastic Channel 4 sitcom is back and as enjoyable as ever. The old tracks are here – “Bashir with the good beard” of course, as well as some new ones as the Muslim girl band try to get together their first studio album. Yes that is actual real life Malala Yousafzai on a horse

The Price of music

The “weekly look at the money behind the music industry” continues to be an enjoyable and knowledgable look at music industry going ons. The podcast with Stuart Dredge of Music Ally and Steve Lamacq of, well, Steve Lamacq, 6music I guess if you want to pin something on him at the moment.

Lots of thoughtful, considered and even occasionally researched answers to burning questions of the workings of the music industry as well as the latest news. It was notably interesting to hear a much more considered look at Daniel Ek’s recent comments on “content” and it’s production beyond the knee jerk reactions to the first sentence of a tweet. Head to the episode from the 5th of June for that.

Tomorrow’s here today

You may know Ian Broudie for the Lightning Seeds and for a lot of people just for the song “Three Lions” – which by the way is a cracker even if it has been worn out by England’s failure to bring it home, which looks set to continue. But it’s often forgotten, or just not known, of Broudie’s work as a producer and his career starting with Echo & The Bunnymen and nurturing many a Liverpool band such as The Zutons and The Coral.

“Tomorrow’s Here Today: Lightning Seeds, Football and Cosmic Post-Punk” is a fascinating look at Broudie’s work and life over the years. It’s interesting to see the reach of his work and read how the Lightning Seeds grew from Broudies work. Well worth a read even if you have just a passing interest.

Inspiration Liverpool

Connor James - Inspiration Liverpool

As I line up some new artists and music figures for the Inspiration Liverpool site you can catch all the current posts over at the site. If anyone is interested in joining in please let me know.

Have a read of that and the archive of old interviews on the site and keep an eye out on our social media for a heads up on new pieces coming up.

From Mumubl.com

Recent posts on the site include views of Kate Nash, Manchester Orchestra and the great South American artist Franny Glass.

If you missed the recent update with “Featured” and “Community” authors then you can also read about that on the blog as well – https://mumubl.com/blog/featured-and-community-authors/

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