More errant podcastery from your favourite slippery green amphibian.  This week I find myself yelling abuse at JC who writes a terrible blog called The Vinyl Villain and is currently stranded in Toronto for a few months, far away from his Glasgow home.  JC was pretty much the first blogger to take any interest in Song, by Toad in it's formative days and as I such I always feel rather grateful for the encouragement Jim showed me back when I was starting out.

As such I thought I'd play a few songs from his favourite groups, a couple of things he's brought us in the last few months and some songs about missing folk, seeing as he'll presumably be pining like a teenager for the lovely Mrs. Villain.  Well, that or masturbating himself into a zinc-deficient coma, of course.

Either way, hope you're enjoying yourself JC. Here's some bloody songs for ya!

Toadcast #5 - Distant Villainy

1. Belly - Trust In Me (01.54)
2. Maximo Park - Girls Who Play Guitars (08.30)
3. The Doledrums - Midweek Dreamer (12.50)
4. Waylon Jennings - Dukes of Hazzard Theme (15.20)
5. Billy Bragg - Wishing the Days Away (Ballad Version) (18.33)
6. Alex Cornish - This One's For You (24.28)
7. Adam Balbo - Rock Ballad (31.02)
8. Elbow - Fugitive Motel (36.24)
9. R.E.M. - Half a World Away (41.21)
10. The Doledrums - He Said (47.14)
11. The Meteors - Out of Time (51.21)
12. James - Say Something (55.33)
13. Thunderegg - Long Way From Home (59.50)
14. The Pendulums - Brand New Song (66.52)

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Direct download: ToadcastNo5.mp3
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Toadcast the Fourth - Weddings, Holidays and Summery Niceness I’m in America at the moment at my brother’s wedding, but I very kindly recorded this before I went away.  I’ve thrown in some stuff about weddings and some summery happy tunes too.

Also, he’s getting married on Cape Cod, and I worked there as a waiter for two Summers when I was a student - with my everso English accent the tips were quite splendid - so I’ve thrown on a few songs that remind me of my Summers on Cape Cod, although not all are obviously related.  All in all it’s a cheerful, happy mix with a nice atmosphere to it, so you should like this one.

By the time you hear it though I could very easily have sworn myself into exile and ruined my relationship with my new in-laws forever.  Wish me luck, Toadlings, wish me luck.

1. Billy Bragg - The Marriage (0.46)
2. Tom Waits - Better Off Without a Wife (5.10)
3. Clem Snide - Happy Birthday (9.38)
4. Gomez - Make No Sound (13.36)
5. Dave Matthews Band - Two Step (19.56)
6. Vampire Weekend - Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa (26.49)
7. Judy Garland - Get Happy (30.20)
8. Tom Waits - Never Let Go (34.59)
9. Bell X1 - Bound For Boston Hill (38.12)
10. Suburban Kids With Biblical Names - Funeral Face (43.37)
11. Luna - Sweet Child O’ Mine (48.41)
12. Len - Steal My Sunshine (54.07)
13. Billy Bragg & Wilco - Hesitating Beauty (59.28)
Direct download: ToadcastNo4.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:15pm UTC

It's all gone a bit American this week, Toadlings. I have no intention of putting out a series of strictly themed podcasts, but it's still early days and there are so many massive chunks of my music collection I want to poke about in that this may happen a couple of times before things settle down. So I started with a couple of vaguely American-sounding tracks this week and before you know it I ended up with a podcast with a definite Americana theme.

I'm quite happy with how it's all turned out though, I must confess - a nice combination of classics and small, small bands, so the playlist is working quite well by itself. And actually handling the microphone is getting easier as well. I am quite liking this podcasting business, I'd say!

1. The Band - The Weight (02.16)
2. Hem - Half Acre (09.18)
3. Elvis Perkins - While You Were Sleeping (12.38)
4. Cherry Ghost - Mathematics (20.27)
5. The Holy Modal Rounders - Hey Hey Baby (25.30)
6. Night Jar - Sweet Annie Lee (28.30)
7. Caramel Jack - Lincoln Jackson Incident (33.45)
8. The Builders & the Butchers - Spanish Death Song (39.27)
9. Willard Grant Conspiracy - Ballad of a Thin Man (49.51)
10. Rick Redbeard - Blood (54.06)
11. Billie Holiday - Georgia on My Mind (59.26)
12. Night Jar - Big Black Horse (64.05)
13. Broken Records - Lies (71.45)
14. DeVotchka - The Enemy Guns (77.57)

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Direct download: ToadcastNo3.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:28am UTC

Deuxieme Podcast, by Toad

Yes, another one. Mwah hah haaa. Lock up the kids, Campfires & Battlefields, because the Song, by Toad musical cuss-o-rama is back on air for more blethering, swearing, slurring and first class tunery.

Actually, I don't think this one is anything like as good as the first, if I'm honest. It's a bit over-long at fifteen songs so I think in future I'm going to limit myself to ten or twelve at the most, not least because my shitbox of a computer starts having a panic once I've stuffed that many audio files into a single project. So, fifteen songs then, with a bit of an emphasis on late 80s jangly indie guitar and containing one of the most brilliant ever drunken fuck-ups about three-quarters of the way through. Beware the horrors of letting your children turn into indie kids, people! So a bit too long, and occasionally too much inconsequential chatter, but we live and learn and the next one will be better, I promise.

Toadcast #2, the 80s English Indie One

1. My Teenage Stride - Terror Bends (01.00)
2. Honeytrap - Let's Do Naked Dancing (03.37)
3. The Mutton Birds - The Queen's English (09.38)
4. The Veils - The Wild Son (17.38)
5. The 63 Crayons - Devils (21.40)
6. The Smiths - I Started Something (26.05)
7. Honeytrap - Death Before the Silver Screen (31.03)
8. Lloyd Cole & the Commotions - Morning is Broken (36.14)
9. The Indelicates - New Art For the People (41.57)
10. The Indelicates - Stars (45.51)
11. MJ Hibbett & the Validators - The Lesson of The Smiths (50.32)
12. The Specials - Guns of Navarone (55.02)
13. Echo & the Bunnymen - The Killing Moon (57.20)
14. Honeytrap - Mussolini's Son (66.06)
15. Frank Turner - Heartless Bastard Motherfucker (73.25)

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Direct download: ToadcastNo2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:34pm UTC



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