Andrew McCombe

Full Stack Web Developer

My Current Podcasts

Like many web professionals, I listen to a lot of podcasts when I have the time. They generally fall into two categories which cover my interests; tech and music, and so I thought I’d list my current podcasts in case anyone else found them interesting.

Why NPR’s intern didn’t like Public Enemy’s ‘It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back’

Today I read a well written blog post over at NPR Music called ‘You’ve never heard Public Enemy’s ‘It Takes a Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back’ in which one of their young interns, Austin Cooper, listens to Public Enemy’s classic album for the first time, and hated it. Here’s why.

My Musical Journey: From Glam Rock to Hip-Hop (and Beyond) – Part Two

So the 1980s had introduced me to Hip-Hop – a new, exciting and fresh sound straight from the USA and I loved it. But there was a new buzz growing in the UK at the time and I’ll admit that I hated it – at first. House had been growing for a couple of years and I’d first

My Musical Journey: From Glam Rock to Hip-Hop (and Beyond) – Part One

I seem to have been born at a pretty good time for music. My parents aren’t big music fans; my Mother used to be into Glam Rock and bits of Hendrix whilst my Father used to play Country music on Sunday mornings. How that mix started my musical journey from Glam Rock to Hip-Hop and beyond is anyones guess.