Mark Roberts

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Funeral music: The songs which leave all others in their wake

It was not so long ago that music played at a funeral would be sedate, reflective and sombre, perhaps a hymn or two and a soothing piece of classical music. Times have changed. Nowadays, rather than pews full of lowered heads as Debussy’s Clair de lune raises the odd tear, it’s quite possible the …

Bump n' Grind: the answer to your conception woes? Seriously?

An online music-sharing website has released the "ultimate baby-making playlist". Surely, says Sally Peck, these condenders for pop’s worst 30 songs of all time would act as contraception?<p>One of the peculiarities of the state of pregnancy is that, while it starts with a bang, the more the pregnancy …

Biffy Clyro, O2 Arena, review

Scottish rock trio Biffy Clyro's O2 Arena show proved they aren't ready to renounce their rowdy beginnings just yet, says James Lachno<p>“Sellouts!” That was always the jibe aimed at noisy <b>rock</b> bands who decided that they’d rather pack arenas than play to 200 people in murky clubs and scrape the odd …

Muddy Waters: celebrating a great blues musician

<b>Van Morrison</b>, not a man given to hyperbole, said: "Muddy Waters is a prime influence for anybody who's ever done anything rock 'n' roll."<p>Just ask Eric Clapton or surviving members of the Rolling Stones — named after one of his songs, of course — why we should toast the memory of the 'father of …

Blues Music

Cat Power - Manhattan

Chan Marshall has led a troubled life.<p>Yet for a while there, it seemed that the singer had found some sense of peace. Her output was being devoured …

Vertical wireless charging means cool things for your phone

Taller magnetic fields mean you'll be able to drop your phone directly onto your counter, desk, or car console to get more juice.<p>The wireless charging stations of today are either small, flat surfaces upon which you position your phone, or laptop-size spaces that can fit more than one device.<p>You …

60-inch Apple TV to come out later this year

60-inch Apple TV will sell for $1,500 to $2,000, analyst says. The 60-inch Apple TV will also have wireless 'mini-iTVs' that can receive video around …