December 16, 2012
September 10, 2011

Wood chimes debut

(Source: youtu.be)

August 6, 2011
The Lowry Centre

The Lowry Centre

The scribbler scribbling (Taken with instagram)

The scribbler scribbling (Taken with instagram)

March 15, 2011
October 4, 2009

I’m ditching Tumblr and moving to Posterous

I’ve never really felt comfortable using Tumblr. For whatever reason, quickly posting links to random stuff I like – particularly photos on flickr – feels clunky and a bit confusing.

So, I’ve transferred all my old Tumblr posts over to Posterous and I’m going to see how that goes. Experimentation’s good for the brain and soul, so I’m off to try something new for quick, short blogging.

If you want to follow my links, photos, music-related stuff and other randomness I’m interested in (that has nothing to do with making websites), please head over to http://gavinwray.posterous.com.

Spotify playlist: Northern Soul Experience

Over the past few months, I’ve appeared in a weekly 1-song soul slot on The Big Paws. The show, presented by Jon Bounds and Julia Gilbert, is on every Saturday 8–10am on Rhubarb Radio.

Danny Smith, co-presenter of another radio show on Rhubarb, Technical Difficulties, asked if could share a Spotify playlist of all the soul tunes featured on The Big Paws so far.

So here’s the playlist: HTTP link · Spotify URI

Not all of the tracks featured on The Big Paws are available on Spotify (there’s no Una Valli or Wayne Gibson, for example). There are also a couple of tracks where the versions on Spotify are slightly different to the version played on The Big Paws (Gloria Jones’ “Tainted Love”, for example).

Here’s the full track listing, as of 4th October 2009, of tracks featured on The Big Paws:

“Do I Love You?” by Frank Wilson
“Ain’t Nothing But a House Party” by The Showstoppers
“Tainted Love” by Gloria Jones
“(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” by Una Valli (not available on Spotify)
“Come On Over To My Place” by The Drifters
“Agent Double-O Soul” by Edwin Starr
“Under My Thumb” by Wayne Gibson (not available on Spotify)
“Another Saturday Night” by Sam Cooke
“Just Ain’t No Love” by Barbara Acklin (not available on Spotify)
“Open Up Your Soul” by Jimmy James & The Vagabonds (not available on Spotify)
“Landslide” by Tony Clarke
“Our Love (Is In The Pocket)” by Darrell Banks (not available on Spotify)
“There’s A Ghost In My House” by R. Dean Taylor
“Trespassin’” by The Ohio Players
“I Wanna Be Free” by Joe Tex
“What Is This” by Bobby Womack (original version not available on Spotify)
“Soul Christmas” by Graham Parker & Nona Hendryx
“More And More” by Little Milton
“Green Door” by Wynder K. Frog
“Let’s Wade in the Water” by Marlena Shaw
“Love’s Gone Bad” by Chris Clarke
“It Ain’t Necessary” by Mamie Galore
“Hold On” by The Radiants

August 24, 2009
Soulheaven2 at The Public, 28th August - 4th October 2009.

Soulheaven2 at The Public, 28th August - 4th October 2009.

August 13, 2009
Satisfaction Soulcast 2, early 60s R&B and soul, available from http://tinyurl.com/soulcast2.

Satisfaction Soulcast 2, early 60s R&B and soul, available from http://tinyurl.com/soulcast2.

August 12, 2009