Spotify Wrapped: How has my music taste changed in the 2010s, and why?

Spotify Wrapped has been unveiled. Anybody who has been signed up to Spotify for the last year can find out various statistics about their listening habits over the course of 2019. Try it here. However, if you have been signed up for ten years, it will also tell you your listening habits for the whole decade. A few facts and figures baffled me, so I … Continue reading Spotify Wrapped: How has my music taste changed in the 2010s, and why?

Desert Island Discs: What would my choices would be?

Since 1942, BBC Radio has broadcast over 3000 episodes of Desert Island Discs, which is a very impressive figure for a show that has such a simple framework for discussion with noteworthy figures: If you were cast away on a desert island, which eight songs, one book and one luxury item would you take away with you? I started nosing around the BBC archive of episodes, and … Continue reading Desert Island Discs: What would my choices would be?

My Master’s Degree is complete: A relieved summary

It’s been quite some time since I have posted a show-off article about my exploits, but today marks such an important occasion that I can’t resist marking it. On 30th September 2015, I received an email from the head of my Masters degree course stating the grade of my dissertation. I almost fell off of my chair when I spotted the word ‘distinction’. I was … Continue reading My Master’s Degree is complete: A relieved summary