Edinburgh Man #167

May 22nd, 2014

A couple of years ago I used to be addicted to this little puzzle. And when I say addicted I mean I used to play it every day for about 12 months. For some time it’s been hidden away behind a pile of junk, but unfortunately today I found it. I’m a fan of Rubik’s Cubes, but they have a method to their madness. This thing, as far as I can tell, is pretty much pot luck. Anyway, you’ll be glad to know I’ve managed to put it down for 45 minutes to record this week’s exciting podcast.

Inspired by a discussion with fellow passengers on the train back from Monday night’s Neutral Milk Hotel gig in Glasgow, today’s playlist is inspired by the wonderful and eclectic radio station WMFU. Hooray.

1. Melt Banana – “Flash Section” (Played courtesy of Free Music Archive, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
2. holy – “Speed on my mind” (Played courtesy of Holy, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
3. The Saurs – “Seen It” (Played courtesy of The Saurs, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
4. Jeffrey Lewis – “To Be Objectified” (Played courtesy of Free Music Archive, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
5. Star Wheel Press – “Betamax Waltz” (Played courtesy of Dull and Indifferent)
6. Book Group – “Get Up And Go” (Played courtesy of Book Group)
7. Protomartyr – “Maidenhead” (Played courtesy of Free Music Archive, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
8. Nate Henricks – “Sometimes I Die” (Played courtesy of Crash Symbols, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
9. Live Fast Die – “You Ruin All My Fun” (Played courtesy of Free Music Archive, Released under a Creative Commons licence)

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Edinburgh Man #166

May 16th, 2014

It’s the first podcast for a couple of weeks and I’m in a foul mood. We don’t really get to the bottom of this during the podcast – it’s either because of the ongoing rubbish internet at Edinburgh Man Towers… or maybe because I was swizzed out of free cake at Brew Lab… or perhaps it’s just the continued existence of the UKIP. Who knows?

Anyway, no matter. There no sensible justification for it because there’s lots of great new music to listen to. Bastard Mountain for one – that “Swam Like Sharks” track is incredible. FURROW too – their new single on Bleeding Gold records is pretty majestic. Some fantastic epic shoegaze from Edinburgh’s Wozniak as well. Yeah, all good. Stop being grumpy you dick.

1. Wozniak – “El Maresme” (Played courtesy of Wozniak)
2. Collar Up – “I Wanted To Hurt You” (Played courtesy of Permwhale Recordings)
3. Trick Mammoth – “Doll” (Played courtesy of WIAIWYA)
4. supercontinents – “righteous & responsive” (Played courtesy of supercontinents, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
5. Yusuf Azak – “Disguise” (Played courtesy of Gerry Loves Records)
6. Emily Scott with the Fell Down trio – “Archipelago” (Played courtesy of Emily Scott)
7. FURROW – “Dear Hunter” (Played courtesy of Bleeding Gold Records)
8. Bastard Mountain – “Swam Like Sharks” (Played courtesy of Song by Toad)

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Edinburgh Man #165

May 1st, 2014

So the good news is that I’ve dumped the ISP that gave me so much grief when I was doing last week’s live podcast. The bad news is that it doesn’t change over until next week… and I’m not even in the country next Thursday so that won’t be a live one then either.

Also – an apology. Last week on the show I spent quite a bit of time talking about bodily fluids. Specifically with references to the toilet training of Edinburgh Man Junior. Judging by the reaction I got from at least one person I perhaps went into too much graphic detail. I didn’t realise this – I’ve become desensitised to such things over the last couple of years. Anyway, if you did “get the boke” as a result of my chat then I sincerely apologise. And no, I’m not explaining “boke” if you don’t already know what it means. That would probably just make things worse.

1. Cat Smell – “Cheap Date” (Played courtesy of Cat Smell)
2. Cameron Toy – “Progress” (Played courtesy of Cameron Toy, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
3. Trick Mammoth – “Candy Darling” (Played courtesy of WIAIWYA)
4. Lady North – “Bum Jiggy” (Played courtesy of )
5. The Last Battle – “None Of That” (Played courtesy of The Last Battle)
6. Randolph’s Leap – “Unnatural” (Played courtesy of Randolph’s Leap)
7. Bastard Mountain – “Meadow Ghosts” (Played courtesy of Song by Toad Records)
8. Mountain Goats – “The Fall Of The Star High School Running Back” (Played courtesy of archive.org)

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Edinburgh Man #164

April 24th, 2014

So for the last 5 days Edinburgh Man Junior has been toilet training. I promise I shall really try not to talk to much about bodily functions. Honest. Anyway, I tell you this in case the normally high-quality audio of the podcast is punctuated with the sound of a overworked washing machine on spin cycle.

Other exciting things that happened this week include the annual wallet emptying event that is Record Store Day. I know it comes in for a lot of (often fair) criticism, but I enjoy it. Despite the cost. There are a lot of pointless releases, for sure. But there are some quirky things in there that you only really get at this time of year. And a few interesting re-pressings too. I also attempted to take Edinburgh Man Junior into a Record Store with obvious (at least with hindsight) results.

1. Os Drongos – “Breakfast Sand” (Played courtesy of Os Drongos)
2. Bizarre Learning Center – “Crawlspace” (Played courtesy of Bizarre Learning Center, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
3. Tashaki Miyaki – “Somethin is Better Than Nothin” (Played courtesy of KEEP IT YOURS RECORDS, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
4. Eternal Summers – “Dye” (Played courtesy of beko dsl, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
5. Bikini Jesus – “Under A Spell” (Played courtesy of Bikini Jesus)
6. The Spook School – “You Make It Sound So Easy” (Played courtesy of Fortuna POP!)
7. Witching Waves – “Chain Of Command” (Played courtesy of Soft Power Records)
8. Alligator Indian – “Telepathic Boys” (Played courtesy of Bleeding Gold Records, Released under a Creative Commons licence)

Direct Download: Edinburgh Man #164