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The summer preceding the September 1991 release of Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’, I was one of the lucky people to receive an advance cassette of the album.

At the time, I was producing a radio show called Music View that was syndicated on 200 college radio stations across the USA. I had previously been the Program Director at one of the biggest college…

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I was one of those appalling children born with the demeanour and sensibilities of a 50-year-old.

Only work saved me from a lifetime of ‘fogeydom’; at 16 I turned up for my first day at work at the hi-fi company Linn Products, in my three-piece suit, eager to learn more about the intimate secrets of loudspeakers. I was given a tub of bitumen and a brush.

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Following my last blog on music industry moves towards studio master, and Neil Young’s blog on the same subject, I was both gob-smacked and terrified to be invited to Broken Arrow Ranch to meet with the man himself.

Neil Young’s music was a soundtrack to my teenage years, especially Harvest. Inevitably, every time I was dumped by the seemingly-never-to-be-replaced…

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