The consumerisation of music technology

'The consumerisation of IT' is an established trend, as consumer technology is advancing so swiftly it's having some interesting affects on enterprise tech. Tablet devices, smartphones, social networks and BYOD are forcing exciting things to happen to business computing and causing a few headaches for IT managers and CIOs. But IT is not the only industry that these technologies are having an affect. A year and a half ago, Damon Albarn creating an album on an iPadwas seen as gimmicky. It is pretty easy to see a lot of what Damon Albarn gets up to as gimmicky, but I happen to believe that most of his prolific output is in earnest. This is a man who wrote an critically acclaimed opera about a cartoon monkey, after all. So I had a hunch that there may be something in this endeavour beyond a headline. Some of the negativity came down to one thing.

A playlist of songs I’ll be listening to this Summer which you might like to listen to too.

Less review, more thoughts on why this record is brilliant for the future of guitar music in general. Hope it starts a trend.

My problem with Pinterest is it’s rubbish for music

Do you like music? 

I know. Stupid question right? Who doesn’t like music? This is one of the most popular pages on Facebook, as originally almost everyone on the social network has listed ‘listening to music’ as an interest. The music sharing #nowplaying hashtag is one of the most popular and enduring hashtags on Twitter. 

I would say music is the most popular ‘interest’ of all. It’s definitely my number one. Yet Pinterest, a site dedicated to people’s interests, is woefully bad at serving this one. 

Slow Burn

First experiment in making electronic music. I’ve always found a lot of electronic music to be very cold, lacks what acoustic music can do so well. So I’ve tried to make something electronic that sounds warm. It’s just me mucking about really…

Slow Burn by Life in a Glasshouse

I’ve started blogging about music again at, this is my first (new) post, a running playlist.