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The Mercury Prize to the lecture hall: how I became a music geographer

This blog, originally posted on the University of Hull’s GEES-ology site, traces the slightly unconventional path that I took to being a music geographer. It takes in my lengthy, and stil ongoing, involvement with the Mercury Prize. Given that this year’s Mercury show takes place on Wednesday night at the Roundhouse in Chalk Farm, London, it seems a vaguely appropriate time to re-post it here.


Frank Sinatra, The Blue Nile and the Rebranding of Glasgow

Given the current Commonwealth festivities in Glasgow it appears that aspects of my PhD, rather surprisingly, might be vaguely relevant. A slight turn-up.

Below is a short extract from it which details, among other things, the indirect role played by Frank Sinatra and The Blue Nile in there being such a thing as ‘Glasgow 2014’.

Frank Sinatra, The Blue Nile and Rebranding Glasgow