Edinburgh Man #175

July 24th, 2014

So Edinburgh Man Junior is doing this thing at the moment where he won’t stay in his bed if he’s awake. As you can imagine this is playing havoc with the live podcasting schedule. The early evening routine basically involves me reading Julia Donaldson books in a whispery voice until he falls asleep. By which time my voice is wrecked and I need to fortify my throat with red bush tea and copious amounts of water before I can record a podcast.

Anyway, this is the result. Chat today includes the normal rambling nonsense about slow toddlers on bikes without pedals, riding on hot sweaty trams, and the acoustic properties of large railway stations.

Music-wise. Och it’s brilliant. Just listen.

1. Sorrows – “Don’t Bring Me Down” (Played courtesy of Sorrows, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
2. Wet Wings – “Willow Peak” (Played courtesy of Wet Wings, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
3. Tape Waves – “All I Can See” (Played courtesy of Bleeding Gold Records)
4. Minisnap – “In My Pocket” (Played courtesy of Minisnap, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
5. Great Thunder – “Sorta Prima Donna” (Played courtesy of GREAT THUNDER)
6. Radiator Hospital – “Blue Gown” (Played courtesy of Radiator Hospital, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
7. Toby Goodshank – “Dick U Down” (Played courtesy of Toby Goodshank)
8. Tape Rec – “Death Friends” (Played courtesy of Transfusão Noise Records, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
9. Lowtide – “Still Time” (Played courtesy of Lowtide, Released under a Creative Commons licence)

Direct Download: Edinburgh Man #175

Edinburgh Man #174

July 17th, 2014

As with many of these live podcasts, this one almost didn’t happen. Not that it probably would have mattered – no-one tweeted at me, so I don’t know if it was even working. Anyway Edinburgh Man Junior got his first bike today. Or rather it’s almost a bike. It has wheels a seat and handle bars, but not much else. But getting him off it and into bed this evening was a bit of a challenge. Luckily he stayed asleep for the whole show (although he actually woke up screaming about 2 minutes after it finished – good timing).

Anyway, on this podcast great new music from Toby Goodshank, Radiator Hospital and Siobhan Wilson, amongst others. A brilliant track from Schwervon which is now eight years old. Yikes. And a track from new Lost Map band Insect Heroes – which I introduce in the most woeful manner possible. Ah well, nothing’s changed.

1. Shy and the Fight – “First the bird fell” (Played courtesy of Shy and the Fight, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
2. Toby Goodshank – “Cave Angel” (Played courtesy of Toby Goodshank)
3. Schwervon! – “Fuzzy Math” (Played courtesy of Schwervon!, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
4. Insect Heroes – “Pop Music” (Played courtesy of Lost Map)
5. The Sniffs – “Oh No” (Played courtesy of The Sniffs, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
6. Butcher Babes – “Don’t touch” (Played courtesy of Butcher Babes, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
7. Radiator Hospital – “Cut Your Bangs” (Played courtesy of Radiator Hospital, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
8. Cat Smell – “Nobody Knows” (Played courtesy of Cat Smell)
9. Siobhan Wilson – “Dear God” (Played courtesy of Song, by Toad Records)
10. Radiator Hospital – “Cut Your Bangs” (Played courtesy of Radiator Hospital, Released under a Creative Commons licence)

Direct Download: Edinburgh Man #174

Edinburgh Man #173

July 10th, 2014

I’m still under the weather this week, but like the trouper that I am I’ve done gone and made one of these podcast shows for you, albeit with a bit less chat than normal.

I couldn’t resist putting that picture up there. I know that it’s two weeks in a row a train themed image has been used for the podcast artwork, but last weekend we took Edinburgh Man Junior to the steam railway at Bo’ness. I was rather sceptical but it was actually a great day out – even if the steam train was broken. Instead there was this great old British Rail diesel train which took me back to my formative years when we had a nationalised rail service in the UK. Ah, the 70′s.

In music news, Edinburgh’s Meursault will soon be no more. Sob. Hence we start today’s show not with rambling by your good host, but their wonderful “One Day This’ll All Be Fields”.

1. Meursault – “One Day This’ll All Be Fields” (Played courtesy of Song by Toad)
2. Helen Robertson – “David Cameron Hates Us” (Played courtesy of Helen Robertson, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
3. Teenage Kicks – “Houdini” (Played courtesy of Teenage Kicks, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
4. Sad Juno – “廻る夜明けに / For Every Dawn” (Played courtesy of Sad Juno, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
5. Vincent Vocoder Voice – “Waving Up at You From Under the Ice” (Played courtesy of Sonic Anhedonic Recording Company, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
6. Short Days – “Bleak City” (Played courtesy of Short Days, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
7. Psalmships – “Flesh Turn” (Played courtesy of Psalmships, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
8. Wild Hands – “River” (Played courtesy of Wild Hands, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
9. TV Girl – “Birds Dont Sing” (Played courtesy of TV Girl, Released under a Creative Commons licence)

Direct Download: Edinburgh Man #173

Edinburgh Man #172

July 3rd, 2014

The podcast is back on home turf this week after a couple of weeks in Toronto. And guess what? It’s not a live one. For a number of reasons. Firstly I’m a wee bit ill, in some pain, and doped up on antibiotics which seem to be affecting my stomach in undesirable ways. You didn’t need to know that, did you? Also Edinburgh Man Junior is undergoing some “sleep training” which sounds far more regimented that the pandemonium that actually ensues come bedtime. There’s a technological issue – basically wires have become misplaced. And then there’s laziness. I’ll leave it up to you to decide the primary cause.

Anyway, because of general uncomfortableness it really is a “less chat that normal” podcast. Honest. That guy from a few weeks back who asked if I normally talked that much on the show will be well happy.

1. Ivor MacGyver – “Saliva” (Played courtesy of Eardrums Pop, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
2. TV Girl – “The Getaway” (Played courtesy of TV Girl, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
3. Aliment – “Nightmare Girl” (Played courtesy of Aliment, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
4. Jeffrey Lewis and the Rain – “Time Trades” (Played courtesy of Free Music Archive, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
5. Colour Me Wednesday – “Sugar Coated” (Played courtesy of Colour Me Wednesday, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
6. She Said Destroy – “I Hate The Sun” (Played courtesy of She Said Destroy, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
7. Yusuf Azak – “State Courage” (Played courtesy of Gerry Loves Records)
8. The Sea Life – “Prozac & Merlot” (Played courtesy of The Sea Life, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
9. By Toutatis – “Flags” (Played courtesy of By Toutatis)

Direct Download: Edinburgh Man #172