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Share More Air

Nick Hornby November 4, 2013 at 10:27 am Charity, Music , ,

Kids at the Ministry of Stories have been writing lyrics, and professional musicians, most of them from the Communion label, have set them to music and recorded them. Artists include: Matthew and the Atlas, Foreign Fields, Emily Barker, and an old friend of mine, who chose Zayed’s ‘The Enemies’…Matt Lucas is a purely random bonus. […]

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Things You Think

Nick Hornby September 3, 2010 at 12:53 pm Music , ,

The world’s worst blogger is back! But only to post a link… This is ‘Things You Think’, a video Ben Folds and I made with the wonderful Pomplamoose. I promise you, I do not speak or sing on the forthcoming album ‘Lonely Avenue’. Not for a single second. I hope you had a good summer.

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JD Salinger

Nick Hornby February 1, 2010 at 1:17 pm Books, Music , ,

It was hard to feel particularly sad about the passing of JD Salinger: most of us had become accustomed to the idea that we wouldn’t be hearing from him again. I am glad that January 2010 is over, though, because in the last four weeks, a lot of people who meant a great deal to […]

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D’Espairspray

Nick Hornby July 20, 2009 at 1:40 pm Music ,

This afternoon, during a shoot with a photographer from the Times, I met four English fans of a Japanese rock band called D’Espairspray. (I may have positioned the apostrophe wrongly.) They were on the pavement outside the Garage, a club on Highbury Corner, waiting for the band to play a gig. But here’s the thing: […]

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The Times reports…

Nick Hornby June 16, 2009 at 1:44 pm Music

The Times reports an ingenious but work-intensive downloading scam, brought to an end by the Metropolitan Police and the FBI: a criminal gang (nine people were arrested) wrote nineteen songs, got them onto Amazon and iTunes, stole fifteen hundred credit cards, and downloaded the songs repeatedly until they had earned themselves $300,000 in royalties. Presuming […]