Edinburgh Man #169

June 5th, 2014

I should have recorded this podcast on a tram shouldn’t I? I missed a trick there. Unfortunately the thought didn’t occur to me until halfway through the podcast. Never mind.

There were some grumblings from various sources about last week’s (early morning) podcast that seemed to suggest it contained a bit too much rambling and uninteresting chat. So this week I try desperately not to talk as much… and to play more music. I don’t think it really worked out that way though. I’m sure I probably talked as much as normal. I think we may just have to face the fact that it’s a physical impossibility for me not to ramble at length about nothing in particular. I’m so very sorry.

1. Part Chimp – “New Cross” (Played courtesy of Rock Action / Music Alley)
2. Cat Problems – “I Smell Fertility” (Played courtesy of When Cunts Sing, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
3. Rejected & The X club – “i just wanna be with my cats” (Played courtesy of Soy Mutante, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
4. Wozniak – “Paper Hat” (Played courtesy of Wozniak)
5. The Spook School – “Hallam” (Played courtesy of The Spook School, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
6. Merrnie – “It Matters” (Played courtesy of When Cunts Sing, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
7. Swearin’ – “Irrational” (Played courtesy of Swearin’, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
8. Decent Lovers – “2Star” (Played courtesy of Decent Lovers, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
9. Soft Lads (Finnmark! + This Many Boyfriends) – “Never Again” (Played courtesy of EardrumsPop, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
10. Bastard Mountain – “Drone Armatrading” (Played courtesy of Song by Toad Records)

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Edinburgh Man #168

May 29th, 2014

Last night I realised that tonight is the launch gig for the Bastard Mountain album. Oh, and tomorrow night it’s Moon Hop with Withered Hand and Meursault amongst others. So basically I could either wait until the weekend or do the podcast earlier. And when I say early I mean early. It’s a morning podcast this week on Edinburgh Man, recorded at 9.30am. Of course, thanks to Edinburgh Man Junior I was awake at 4.50am. So this is like lunchtime for me. That said, I’m going to need to coffee to kick start this one.

1. Love Starved Women of Beatnik Island – “Are You a Song?” (Played courtesy of Love Starved Women of Beatnik Island, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
2. Slushy – “Summertime Girls” (Played courtesy of Slushy, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
3. The Restoration (Darren Hayman + Ralegh Long) – “Cut Out the Noise” (Played courtesy of EardrumsPop, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
4. Black Bear Mute – “TV Sledgehammer” (Played courtesy of Black Bear Mute, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
5. Cherax Destructor – “Fading Light” (Played courtesy of Cherax Destructor, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
6. Bastard Mountain – “Palisade” (Played courtesy of Song by Toad Records)
7. KEEN ON GIRLS (The Bilinda Butchers + PASTEL GHOST) – “Sea Wave” (Played courtesy of EardrumsPop, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
8. Decent Lovers – “Me and Puppykitty” (Played courtesy of Decent Lovers, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
9. Colour Me Wednesday – “Half A Life” (Played courtesy of Colour Me Wednesday, Released under a Creative Commons licence)

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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)

Direct Download: Edinburgh Man #166