The wench is away and I am here by myself, managing the last few days of our house project. You can imagine what fun that must be, I’m sure.  Still, we move back in this weekend, so it may be a crap couple of days but it’ll all be over soon and then you’ll be relieved of me constantly whinging about it, which will be nice for you.

Given we’re living in a basement flat on a short term let for a month I got quite into the basementy idea with this playlist. I digressed into The Basement Tapes by Bob Dylan and the Band, but mostly it’s music from ‘95/6 when I was living in a damp, grotty basement flat in Glasgow with a mate and the girl I was seeing at the time.

I bought stacks of CD singles back then and lost them all when someone broke into the flat.  Thanks to the joys of the internet I’ve been able to track most of them down recently, so you get a few of those, as well as some of the stuff I was listening to at the time.

It’s interesting as a historical document, to me anyway, but I am not sure how well the playlist itself works.  There’s something about this podcast that I’m not sure I like as much as the others, even though I like all the songs on it.  I don’t know, let me know what you think.  Perhaps Tears of Rage, Oasis and the Cranberries aren’t good enough songs to have all on the same podcast.

Toadcast #17 - The Cellarcast

01. Blur w. Francoise Hardy - To the End (03.33)
02. Oasis - Rocking Chair (10.54)
03. Bob Dylan & the Band - Tears of Rage (17.59)
04. Bob Dylan - Baby, Let Me Follow You Down (Live) (25.54)
05. The Band - Rockin’ Chair (29.17)
06. Lloyd Cole - Unhappy Song (37.59)
07. Hootie & the Blowfish - Sad Caper (48.40)
08. Elvis Costello & the Attractions - Shallow Grave (54.03)
09. Tom Waits - November (55.55)
10. Barenaked Ladies - The Old Apartment (63.26)
11. Ray’s Vast Basement - Black Cotton (68.33)
12. The Bluetones - Colorado Beetle (71.08)
13. The Boo Radleys - Almost Nearly There (79.35)
14. The Cranberries - Joe (87.07)
15. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - The Ballad of Robert Moore & Betty Coltrane (96.13)

Song, by Toad

Direct download: ToadcastNo17.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:46pm UTC

Toadcast #16 - The Birthday Podcast

Morning you 'orrible lot.  My wench is away being important once more.  She said to me the other day when she was trying to skive off work due to a hangover: 'I can't go into work in a bad state, I handle money.'  Haha, what bollocks.  I love it when financial people get all delusional like that, so don't worry I set her straight.  I calmly pointed out to her that if I fucked up my last job someone might have found a small metal implant buried in their spinal column.  This means dead or paralysed.  She stopped, fortunately. 

'I handle money though.'  Yeah well, I handle my penis and every last little sperm is a potential human life, so don't gimme that.  The frustration's setting in again, can't you tell.  This podcast has some news and some current things, and then explores the randomiser on my music library, doffing my cap to the recent Contrast Podcast episode which I was too slow to participate in.  Gah.

It is also my birthday on Monday, thirty-two since you ask, and we will be down in London to celebrate the occasion with our Southern friends, so there's a couple of birthday thingies in there too, most screamingly obviously the first track of course.  Enjoy Toadlings, enjoy.

Toadcast #16 - The Birthday Podcast

01. Clem Snide - Happy Birthday (02.18)
02. The Courteeners - Acrylic (08.56)
03. Joe Lean & the Jing Jang Jong - Sleazy Hughes (12.46)
04. Cloud Atlas - Cigarettes & Apricots (15.54)
05. Arab Strap - Thre is No Ending (24.04)
06. Malcolm Middleton - The Devil & the Angel (29.32)
07. Down the Tiny Steps - Photosynth (37.29)
08. Eef Barzelay - Make Another Tree (42.19)
09. Loch Lomond - Northern, Knees, Trees & Lights (51.35)
10. The Pogues - Bolero Del Perro Listo (59.23)
11. Crash Test Dummies - Sonnet #3 (The Cold is Here) (66.52)
12. Ben Folds - You've Got to Learn to Live With What You Are (68.44)
13. Cold War Kids - Hair Down (81.39)
14. The Hold Steady - The Party Pit (90.22)
15. Tom Waits - Diamonds & Gold (94.11)
16. Skuobhie Dubh Orchestra - Monsieur Le Charmant (100.18)

Song, by Toad

Direct download: ToadcastNo16.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:41am UTC

Toadcast #15 - The Homeless Toadcast

We are bloody well homeless, which is making it very tricky to record podcasts at the moment, so I apologise for the enormous wait since the last one.  I promise I’m not losing interest, it’s just been a logistical nightmare to find the time and space to actually sit down and record of late.  It takes a few hours, not least because my computer is depressingly slow, so please bear with me.

I’ve got a couple of new singles by The Indelicates and The National, as well as a couple of groups I’ve seen live recently, and then some more esoteric stuff towards the end including the highly uncharacteristic Nicole Atkins and a potentially naughty sneak preview of the new Raveonettes album.  Enjoy, Toadlings, enjoy yourselves all to pieces.

Toadcast #15 - The Homeless Podcast

01. Dragons - Here Are the Roses (01.50)
02. Killing Joke - Eighties (08.28)
03. The Indelicates - Sixteen (13.42)
04. The National - Apartment Story (18.30)
05. Arcade Fire - Neighbourhood #1 (Tunnels) (21.51)
06. The Parish Music Box - Heavy Drinkers (30.40)
07. Rick Redbeard - Dreams of the Trees (35.45)
08. Loch Lomond - Tic (41.49)
09. Over the Rhine - Don’t Wait For Tom (48.10)
10. Ravens & Chimes - The House Where You Were Born (52.10)
11. Siberian - Islands Forever (59.27)
12. Ice Cream Socialists - Mr Crazy (65.42)
13. 586 - Rags & Tags (71.47)
14. Nicole Atkins - Brooklyn’s On Fire (75.03)
15. The Raveonettes - Aly Walk With Me (82.22)
16. The Sugars - Monsters (88.27)

Direct download: ToadcastNo15.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:12am UTC





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