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Keep It Sweet

I have terrible hearing trouble. I have unwittingly helped to invent and refine a type of music that makes its principal proponents deaf.

Pete Townsend, Prince’s Trust Rock Gala, 2011/11/24


A studio sound engineer’s hand rests on the controls of a Mackie mixing console.

Mixing things up with the web — some of our favourite sites and sources on the internet. It’s a long list. Photograph by Rana Mullan




Mudbath …

U2’s second headlining appearance at Slane Castle, Meath, Ireland, in 2001 coincided with the FIFA World Cup qualifying match between the Republic of Ireland and Holland. At the request of fans, the match was shown between supporting acts, Nelly Furtado and Ash.