Edinburgh Man #181

October 16th, 2014

Regular listeners will remember that my MacBook recently died. Well in the last week my iPhone has started to head in a similar way. Damn you Apple. Despite my best coaxing it’s proving impossible to copy music onto it. So that’s my new music player right there. Retro listening. I can, however, fit about three time as much music on it, so it’s not all bad.

I’ve been dealing with a sick child today, so if I’m sounding a bit worn out physically and emotionally on this podcast, that’s why. Being a parent when kids are ill is no fun at all.

1. Braves – “Seapunk” (Played courtesy of Braves)
2. Gleemer – “Track And Field” (Played courtesy of Gold Flake Tapes)
3. The Cherry Wave – “Whitey” (Played courtesy of The Cherry Wave)
4. KEEL HER – “(I Hate It) When You Look at Me” (Played courtesy of KEEL HER, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
5. Trips and Falls – “Static is a Serious Issue!” (Played courtesy of Song by Toad Records)
6. The Son(s) – “Death, with Castanets” (Played courtesy of The Son(s) / Olive Grove Records)
7. Nallo – “Isla Vista” (Played courtesy of Nallo / Ecstattic Studio)

Direct Download: Edinburgh Man #181

Edinburgh Man #180

October 7th, 2014

Incredibility I went to a gig this week. Alec from Clap Your Hands Say Yeah played at Matthew from Song, by Toad’s house on Friday night. And it was a great gig. That’s the photo I accidentally took on the bus through town on the way back home. Soaking wet and fortified by Icelandic white beer. No, I don’t know either.

On today’s podcast most of the tracks seem to be a few years old, including THAT song by Beat Happening, a track from the second CYHSY album, and tracks from I Believe in Sunshine and The Also-Bands. Those last two being bands I know (or knew) nothing about.

There’s also some rambling chat. And a promise that the podcast will return to a regularly scheduled live slot at 8pm on Thursday nights as of next week!

1. Beat Happening – “Indian Summer” (Played courtesy of K Records / Music Alley)
2. I Believe in Sunshine – “I’ve Had Enough” (Played courtesy of I Believe in Sunshine, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
3. The Also-Rans – “Variables and Constants (demo)” (Played courtesy of The Also-Rans, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
4. Earthy Babes – “Hurricane” (Played courtesy of Earthy Babes, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
5. Helen Robertson – “Steffi and Dennis” (Played courtesy of Helen Robertson, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
6. Council Tax Band – “Jobcentre” (Played courtesy of Council Tax Band, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
7. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – “Emily Jean Stock” (Played courtesy of Wichita Recordings / Music Alley)
8. Townhouse Woods – “Golden Hair” (Played courtesy of Townhouse Woods, Released under a Creative Commons licence)

Direct Download: Edinburgh Man #180

Edinburgh Man #179

September 27th, 2014

Cassette Store Day! What’s that all about then? I’m not entirely sure but I seem to have finished the day having bought more cassettes that I had done in the previous year. It’s a special outside broadcast podcast as the Edinburgh Man family make the trek from the south west of Edinburgh to Stockbridge in the north to purchase some crazy limited cassettes from Vox Box Records.

Experimental recording techniques, lo-fi audio, and “found sounds” ahoy in this show. Featuring guest appearances by Darren from Vox Box and, who knows, maybe even Edinburgh Man Junior.

1. Boygirlanimalcolour – “Cabletie” (Played courtesy of Scottish Fiction)
2. ColeFord – “Our Hearts” (Played courtesy of Secret Editions)
3. Jo Mango – “Evermore (The Cormorant Remix)” (Played courtesy of Olive Grove Records)
4. Townhouse Woods – “Cricket Hymn, Pt. I” (Played courtesy of Townhouse Woods, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
5. The Last Battle – “Giving Up (Demo)” (Played courtesy of The Last Battle)
6. Yusuf Azak – “Fuel (Piano Version)” (Played courtesy of Gerry Loves Records)
7. Gone Wishing – “The Watchers” (Played courtesy of Scottish Fiction)
8. KEEL HER – “Other World” (Played courtesy of KEEL HER, Released under a Creative Commons licence)

Direct Download: Edinburgh Man #179

Edinburgh Man #178

September 16th, 2014

A friend of mine used this phrase on his Facebook page recently and I’m going to shamelessly appropriate it – I’ve reached a feeling of Zen with regards to Thursday’s Scottish independence referendum. I’ve got friends on both sides of the debate, as I’m sure most of us in Scotland have, and most of them seem to have the best interests of the country at heart. The most incredible thing is to have witnessed a country galvanised by political debate. Even if just a fraction of that endures after Thursday it’ll be a hell of a legacy.

Podcast-wise, everything is thrown into disarray this week after my MacBook died, so today’s playlist is basically what I was able to transfer onto my iPad without the “power” of iTunes. Thankfully no U2 album is included.

1. high pop – “the twist” (Played courtesy of high pop, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
2. ballboy – “JK Rowling changed my vote from No to Yes!” (Played courtesy of ballboy)
3. Throwing Muses – “Say Goodbye (Live)” (Played courtesy of Free Music Archive, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
4. Yusuf Azak – “State Courage (Piano Version)” (Played courtesy of Gerry Loves Records)
5. Kool Daze – “Nu Daze (Rough Demo)” (Played courtesy of Kool Daze)
6. TV Girl – “Daughter of a Cop” (Played courtesy of TV Girl, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
7. Stu Daly – “Petrol Blue” (Played courtesy of Stu Daly, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
8. Meursault – “He Was a Friend of Mine (Traditional)” (Played courtesy of Song by Toad)

Direct Download: Edinburgh Man #178