Jim Carroll

Music, Life and everything else

OTR column: the biggest music resource in the world turns 12 Despite the push of upstarts like Spotify and Apple, nothing comes close to the YouTube as a music platform
The playlist – the sounds of the week at OTR HQ Sounds from Hurray For the Riff Raff, The Waterboys, Denis Sulta, Jidenna, Malka, CocoRosie, Don Ellis Orchestra and many more
Banter on the new majority A conversation with the next generation of voters as Imagine, Belfast's annual festival of ideas and politics, prepares for a new tomorrow
New Music – Max Future, Husky Loops, Sigrid New music to check out from Paris, London and Bergen
Video thrillers wanted Call out for young film-makers who want to create music videos
20 years of “Baduizm” In praise of Erykah Badu and that debut album
The wrap is not a fan of winter hurling This week's reading list featuring Los Angeles music, Trainspotting, Lyndon Johnson, FM radio, college radio, sports on TG4, cassettes, housing, hip-hop verbals etc
OTR column: where did all the colourful interviewees go? How house-trained stars and media-wary PR agents are destroying rock‘n’roll (and sports)