Edinburgh Man #198

March 10th, 2015

It’s happening. I’m getting addicted to coffee again. Look! I’ve got a full card of stamps from Artisan Roast so the next one is free! This is how they get you…

Earlier on this week the soundtrack to my morning coffee in Artisan was Django Reinhardt, and as a result I felt compelled to play some on the podcast. If you’re not aware of the “78rpm and Cylinder Music Collection” at archive.org I suggest you check it out. There’s a goldmine of the most incredible music from the first half of the 20th century. Apart from the crackles and somewhat lo-fi recording they still sound fresh to this day. I could get lost in there…

1. Leggy – “Peach” (Played courtesy of Leggy, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
2. Nice Try – “teen fiction” (Played courtesy of Nice Try)
3. Tape Waves – “Hanging On” (Played courtesy of Bleeding Gold Records)
4. P.H.F. – “CRY-ON” (Played courtesy of Crystal Magic Records, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
5. Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli – “Japanese Sandman” (Played courtesy of archive.org / Public Domain)
6. Cat Smell – “Don’t Wake Me Up” (Played courtesy of Cat Smell)

Direct Download: Edinburgh Man #198

Edinburgh Man #197

March 5th, 2015

Hmmm… The podcast is about to start in 5 minutes and it looks like Bandcamp’s website is down for maintenance. Not a problem for music but I sort of rely on it for the information about the bands and tracks I play on the show. In fact, I 100% rely on it and if it doesn’t come back then the chat is going to be pretty thin on the ground. I suppose it’s not as bad as the bands who rely on it for actually money – that’s probably a bit more annoying.

Anyway, this week I have been walking up and down Edinburgh’s canal. Look – there’s a photo of it the other day after it had been snowing. Isn’t it lovely. Sigh. If that’s the quality of the banter you’re in for a tough 30 minutes.

1. Nice Try – “no good” (Played courtesy of Nice Try)
2. G.L.O.S.S. – “Lined Lips And Spiked Bats” (Played courtesy of G.L.O.S.S., Released under a Creative Commons licence)
3. The Ropes – “America Will Copy” (Played courtesy of Discos de Kirlian)
4. Lizard Kisses – “And The Sun Will Shine For Only Us (Accordion)” (Played courtesy of Lizard Kisses, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
5. P.H.F. – “I.D.W.” (Played courtesy of Crystal Magic Records, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
6. T-Shirt Weather – “(Don’t) Hold Your Breath” (Played courtesy of T-Shirt Weather, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
7. Geeshie Wiley – “Last Kind Words” (Played courtesy of archive.org)

Direct Download: Edinburgh Man #197

Edinburgh Man #196

March 3rd, 2015

Hopefully the torrential rain outside the window at Edinburgh Man towers doesn’t get picked up by the microphone on this week’s Tuesday night podcast. It’s been snowy, cold, sunny (for a short while at least), sleety and rainy today. I was supposed to pick up the scooter today from a garage out in the wilds of East Lothian. I decided not to bother. Last time that sort of thing happened it wouldn’t start by the time I did go and pick it up. Hopefully this won’t happen again.

Enough rambling. Tonight’s show includes music from Colour Me Wednesday, a new single on Odd Box Records from T-Shirt Weather, and a track from the LP that’s on the Voyager space crafts. Yep.

1. Colour Me Wednesday – “Sweaters” (Played courtesy of Colour Me Wednesday, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
2. Mega Gem – “We Got Away” (Played courtesy of Mega Gem, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
3. Spot Collins – “Tall Drink of Water (Sun Brewed Session)” (Played courtesy of Spot Collins, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
4. Robin Mitchell – “Smoke Billows” (Played courtesy of Robin Mitchell, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
5. T-Shirt Weather – “Flutter Through The Winter” (Played courtesy of T-Shirt Weather, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
6. Blind Willie Johnson – “Dark Was The Night” (Played courtesy of archive.org)

Direct Download: Edinburgh Man #196

Edinburgh Man #195

February 26th, 2015

The second podcast of the week! I’m not totally convinced I’ve got this thirty minute podcast thing sorted out – it feels so weird. It’s also a bit strange because it’s the second podcast using my DIY standing podcasting station – which is basically a collection of boxes stacked randomly. At any point the show may abruptly end because I’ve knocked something over in some sort of podcast jenga.

Anyway, music-wise we kick off with a remix of Wozniak’s Five Star, a new track from Brooklyn’s Arm Candy, and a whole loads more besides.

1. Wozniak – “Five Star (in violet remix)” (Played courtesy of Wozniak)
2. Arm Candy – “Lounge Lizard” (Played courtesy of Arm Candy, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
3. shores – “litany” (Played courtesy of shores)
4. FEATURE – “Tourism Fiction” (Played courtesy of FEATURE)
5. Trust fund – “Pay each other back” (Played courtesy of Trust fund, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
6. RED HEAT – “DYNASTY” (Played courtesy of Steak and Cake Records)

Direct Download: Edinburgh Man #195