The Edinburgh Science Fiction Book Group first met 10 years ago this month. Started by Joe Gordon (who now writes the blog for Forbidden Planet but at the time was a bookseller at Waterstone’s), the group’s remit is this:
We take it in turns to select books to discuss, with regulars getting a month each to pick out a book. The criteria is pretty flexible – we take in traditional SF, modern and classic, horror, fantasy, [...]
The 1980s is the most important decade for me, musically speaking. It’s when I was a teenager so – as I’m sure is true for you too – music from my teens will always have an extra special resonance to me. Unlike my best of the 1970s list, pretty much all of the albums below I heard at the time of release.
So many great albums dropped in the 1980s, but there’s only room for a dozen or so of them here. So sorry to exclude [...]
I was born in 1968 – the year the Beatles released the White Album and White Noise recorded An Electric Storm. On the day of my birth, Mary Hopkin topped the UK charts with Those Were The Days.
My first record was a Magic Roundabout album (which melted a few days later because I’d left it in the car window one hot summers day. I could still listen to it on my little record player, but it was even more surreal as the voices [...]
Here’s an end-of-year list of my favorite movies, TV shows, books and games from 2011. I’ve added links to Spotify where soundtracks are available. Happy New Year!
My Favorite Movies of 2011
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Attack the Blocks
Midnight In Paris
The Adjustment Bureau
X-Men: First Class
My Favorite TV Shows of 2011
Game of Thrones
We both heard the same beat in the beginning, but where did you go from there? Perhaps you discovered one or two favorite styles then settled back to explore similar bands. Some of my friends have stayed hovering around one genre since the day I met them, never venturing out to try something different or perhaps checking out a track or two but then scurrying back to the familiarity of the soundtrack of their youth.
I’m a [...]
Welcome to the Pansentient League – a blog about Spotify! Thanks for stopping by: we hope you enjoy the site. Here you’ll find Spotify features, news and reviews, interviews, hints and tips… everything you need to help you get the most out of Spotify.
I’m Jer and I’ve been blogging about Spotify since early 2009. It all started with my Spotify-Powered CD Collection – I’d taken some photos [...]
This blog has grown quite a bit over the past couple of years, so I decided it was finally time to make a few changes and refresh the design. Pansentient League v4.0 is now skinned with a new WordPress theme called Freshlife from Theme Junkie. I liked the clean, fresh look of this theme and there are a heap of new under-the-hood features to hopefully make the blog more engaging and easier to navigate.
Here’s a quick tour of [...]
This blog’s comment system has been taking a bit of a hammering of late, so I’ve installed DISQUS to hopefully make things a bit easier. The comments are now at the end of each post rather than down the side, giving them much more room and improving the readability of some of the excellent longer comments posted recently (Tom Aspinall’s comment here is a stream-of-conciousness classic!).
If you have a spare moment, [...]
We are pleased to announce a completely new New On Spotify page, hosted here on The Pansentient League! The New On Spotify page lists new-release albums and singles added to Spotify over the last 7 days, all contained in an easy-to-search database. To use, select your country then search for a genre or artist, or simply browse using the Next Page button. Give it a go, or read on for more details.
The Pansentient League’s Spotify Resources Page now lists all known Spotify-related websites, apps, tools and plug-ins: that’s 165 resources and counting! The list is now fully searchable and sortable: enter a search term for an instant update (for example, enter “spanish” to list all sites in Spanish, or “playlist” to list all playlist sharing sites). Click a heading to sort by date, category etc. [...]