Edinburgh Man #211

July 30th, 2015

Oh hello podcast listeners! Apologies that it’s being so long since the last show. Blah, blah work, blah blah chronic pain… Anyway, podcast 211 is here now, so let’s not say any more about it.

That picture there is a bit of the cover of John Darnielle’s book “Wolf in White Van”. Is it any good? I haven’t read it yet, but he’s talking about it at the Edinburgh Book Festival this year so I thought I should read it beforehand. I just need to finish this shonky 1970’s Arthur C Clarke sci-fi book about enigmatic aliens that I’m currently reading.

Anyway, what’s in the show? Music! Great music, and bad chat. Nothing changes.

1. SHARPTOOTH – “Queen Of Scots” (Played courtesy of Gerry Loves Records)
2. Spit-Take – “Hide My Eyes” (Played courtesy of Ice Age Records, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
3. Ours Blond – “What a piece of work is H.Ford” (Played courtesy of Ours Blond, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
4. The Mountain Goats – “Song For Dennis Brown (Live)” (Played courtesy of archive.org)
5. Surface Tension – “Surface Tension (single)” (Played courtesy of Surface Tension, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
6. Useless Grant – “The Last Tree in The South” (Played courtesy of Useless Grant, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
7. the valenteens – “So Thin” (Played courtesy of the valenteens, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
8. Waylon Thornton – “Strange Looking Child” (Played courtesy of Waylon Thornton, Released under a Creative Commons licence)

Direct Download: Edinburgh Man #211

Edinburgh Man #210

June 25th, 2015

What does that tin sign say that you can buy in every tourist trap place in the world..? “Do stupid things faster and with more energy”? I think that’s what’s happened here. I’ve foolishly increased my caffeine intake recently, and for the last few days I’ve had two long blacks each morning in place of my usual one. This seems fine while I’m working during the day, but by the time the evening comes around my body is still wide awake, while my brain is barely functional. As this podcast demonstrates.

First of all, the show was recorded on my phone because I forgot to charge up the iPad. So apologies for the dodgy(er) quality. Secondly my brain was less engaged than normal, so there is a whole lot of rambling. Luckily, the music is aces.

 

 

1. Pinact – “Everybody Says” (Played courtesy of Gerry Loves Records)
2. PineConeWisdom – “Soaring Eagle” (Played courtesy of Secret Editions)
3. Honeymoon – “Leaves” (Played courtesy of Honeymoon, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
4. Labasheeda – “Head” (Played courtesy of Labasheeda, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
5. Red Trees – “Driving Just To Drive” (Played courtesy of Red Trees, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
6. cop graveyard – “staying upright” (Played courtesy of CHEESUS CRUST RECORDS, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
7. The Holy Alimonies – “The Reason” (Played courtesy of The Holy Alimonies, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
8. Wozniak – “Snow Effect” (Played courtesy of Wozniak)

Direct Download: Edinburgh Man #210

Edinburgh Man #209

June 16th, 2015

Here’s a tip for any would-be professional podcasters – if you make a playlist more than three weeks ago it’s always a good idea to listen to it again before you record the show – just in case you’ve gone off any of the tracks. As perhaps happened on this week’s show. I feel awful about it – I’ve never done that before. Many apologies – especially for the artist in question. I normally only ever play tracks that I really like. I must of been in a funny mood when I chose it. Anyway, see if you can guess which one it will be.

Regarding this week’s photo – you’ll just have to listen to the show to find out what the score is with Q The Winged Serpent there.

1. Los Tentakills – “Out To Play” (Played courtesy of Los Tentakills, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
2. Tenkiame – “Candy” (Played courtesy of Tenkiame, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
3. Former Babies – “Growing Up With Two Brothers” (Played courtesy of Former Babies)
4. Byron Siren – “Generations” (Played courtesy of Byron Siren, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
5. Crystal Desert – “Trade Ambition/*” (Played courtesy of Crystal Desert, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
6. oh! osprey – “Allison” (Played courtesy of oh! osprey, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
7. Hot Dolphin – “Bodysnatcher” (Played courtesy of Hot Dolphin, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
8. Malandros – “Mess of Me” (Played courtesy of Malandros, Released under a Creative Commons licence)

Direct Download: Edinburgh Man #209

Edinburgh Man #208

June 2nd, 2015

Today I bunked off work in the afternoon and went to the degree show at ECA. I moaned during the podcast that it wasn’t as good as the last couple of years… but as I think about it now I reckon I was a bit unfair. There was lots of interesting work on display – I’ll have to pop back before the show finishes this weekend. Anyway, this photo was taken from the balcony in the main hall. That chap down there was singing Stevie Wonder’s “Isn’t She Lovely”. Quite why he was singing one of the worst Stevie Wonder songs I’m not entirely sure. I didn’t want to venture nearer and find out.

On the podcast itself… Well, it was rather swiftly curtailed. I’d planned for a 45 minute long show, but it turned out the new streaming service I was using only had 30 minutes left (after I’d been testing it for 30 minutes before the show). So this is a short episode. Apologies!

 

 

1. Les Frères Bandini – “Rabbit in a log” (Played courtesy of Les Frères Bandini, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
2. Baker Island – “Spanish Trails” (Played courtesy of Baker Island)
3. Honeymoon – “Halo” (Played courtesy of Honeymoon, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
4. Twin Peaks – “Mirror of Time” (Played courtesy of Twin Peaks, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
5. Roman Lakes – “The Sparrow” (Played courtesy of Bleeding Gold Records)
6. Barone – “Come Home” (Played courtesy of Barone, Released under a Creative Commons licence)

Direct Download: Edinburgh Man #208