Toadcast #66 - The Greedcast

Today I am angry at Capitalism.  Partly, funnily enough, I am angry at Capitalism because in many ways I myself am a Capitalist.  The problem I have with Capitalism is not really the theory, but the practise.  So many people and companies who chant the free market mantra simply are not free marketeers.  They want isolationism and protectionism as much as the most paranoid Marxist when it will protect their interests, but they won't for a second entertain the economic theory behind that sort of behaviour - gosh no!

So there is plenty of paranoid ranting in this week's podcast, railing against people who talk all Capitalist whilst not actually being Capitalist, people who are moral and honorable in their personal lives but who turn into voracious whores as soon as they put on a suit and, erm, well generally there's lots of pish to be talked, sorry.

Still, at least it's marginally better than last week.

Podcast #66 - The Greedcast

01. Pet Shop Boys - Opportunities (03.27)
02. Billy Bragg - NPWA (16.27)
03. Eric Bachmann - Liars & Thieves (21.30)
04. The Zincs - Moguls' Wives (28.04)
05. Tom Lehrer - Selling Out (34.24)
06. Depeche Mode - Everything Counts (39.16)
07. The Clash - Bankrobber (45.07)
08. Tom Waits - God's Away on Business (54.07)
09. Billy Bragg - To Have and to Have Not (65.56)

Direct download: ToadcastNo66.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:02pm UTC

Toadcast #65 - The Clustercast

As you might expect from the title, this is one ungodly clusterfuck of a podcast.  It was recorded well into the early hours of the morning with Dylan, Neil and DC who were all in the house by virtue of Homegame being imminent (happening already by the time you hear this) and the Meursault EP being in the final stages of completion.  DC stopped by the house on his way to Fife, Neil was around to put CDs into card envelopes and Dylan, er, just likes beer I think.

There's was also some heinous Norweigan anus cheese being eaten as well.  Toffee-flavoured cheese.  Fucking toffee-flavoured fucking cheese.  Honestly, it is the most disgusting substance known to man and looks just a little bit like brown plasticine.

Anyway, please don't expect anything coherent or, frankly, even anything listenable.  Four of us sat around and bellowed incoherently into a microphone for a couple of hours, and frankly that's exactly what it sounds like.  There are some good songs, though, and somereally good new music but, erm, honestly you might want to skip the talky bits.   Actually, you know the first time anyone talks any sense whatsoever on this podcast?  The last link.  Really.  We get drunker and drunker and more incoherent, and then right at the end there's an utterly shocking outbreak of common sense.

Toadcast #65 - The Clustercast

01. Eels - Fresh Blood (02.27)
02. Jeffrey Lewis - Don't Be Upset (10.10)
03. Slim Twig - Young Hussies (17.07)
04. Queens of the Stone Age - No One Knows (21.04)
05. Dame Satan - Suffering Daughter (33.03)
06. Eagle Winged Palace - Hand of Doom (36.21)
07. Arab Strap - Fucking Little Bastards (43.49)
08. Graffiti Island - Wolfguy (53.47)
09. Graham Coxon - In the Morning (66.12)

Direct download: ToadcastNo65.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:00pm UTC

Toadcast #64 - The Welshcast

It's been a longish week, but believe me this weekend is going to be worse.  I am offering up my poor old Volvo for sale, which breaks my embittered little alcoholic heart, so it does.  I am going to miss that car, we've had some wonderful times pottering about in her and I am going to miss the silly old girl, really I am.

This is a joint podcast, seeing as how I was in the pub with Dylan and the poor whelp seemed to have nowhere else to go, I invited him back to the house to add his own particular brand of incoherent nonsense to this week's podcast.  Because lazy racial stereotyping is something of a stock in trade around here, I find myself making several lame attempts to bring up Welshness and national identity and all that pish, but ultimately this is just two drunk people chattering about music. 

More or less the usual, then.

Toadcast #64 - The Welshcast

01. Billy Bragg & Kirsty MacColl - A New England (05.12)
02. Gorky's Zygotic Mynci - Miniature Kingdoms (14.54)
03. Manic Street Preachers - From Despair to Where (18.53)
04. M.J. Hibbett & the Validators - The Fight for History (27.46)
05. Broken Records - And They All Fell Into the Sea (35.50)
06. Drunk Country - The Rain That Almost Drove the Windows In (44.44)
07. Meursault - William Henry Miller (49.34)
08. Super Furry Animals - Into the Night (57.24)
09. Supergrass - Moving (65.15)

Direct download: ToadcastNo64.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:01pm UTC

Toadcast #63 - Sprrring is Here!

Spring makes a fucking colossal difference, doesn't it.  People have been tripping around Edinburgh with a spring in their step for the last week, when the sun has come out and the air, whilst it may still be a little chilly, is notably warmer.  It's gentler, I suppose, is the main difference.  There's something of a release about Spring, as if all the uncomfortable restraint of Winter no longer has to be acknowledged.  Does anyone remember that episode of Northern Exposure when the ice melted?  Everyone went nuts, and the relieved exhalation we all express on the coming of the sunshine does remind me in many ways of a tame version of the exact same mania depicted in that episode of, erm, a serialised drama from the, er, mid ah nineties...  anyone still reading?  Never mind.

In any case, this is a purposeless but musically excellent podcast which is something of a lazy one, if I'm honest.  Frankly though, I think I deserve it after the effort put into the Pictish Session, so fuck you if you have an issue with that.  Tee hee.  There's a lot of new release stuff on here, a couple of bands reviewed recently on the site, and a couple who are going to be reviewed later this week. Next week I'll think of a theme. Promise.

Toadcast #63 - Sprrring is Here!

01. The Soft Pack - Right & Wrong (01.33)
02. Maxwell Panther - A Shade Away (08.24)
03. Phil & the Osophers - They Threw a Shoe at You (11.16)
04. The Felice Brothers - The Big Surprise (15.34)
05. The Empty Set - Alice & Bob (Forlorn Photo Love) (24.01)
06. The Van Allen Belt - The Revolution Will be Merchandised (27.24)
07. Meursault (no, not that Meursault) - Blindfolds (33.31)
08. Outlaw Con Bandana - Rainy Season (37.16)
09. Dame Satan - Ghost Dance (39.25)
10. Peter Doherty - 1939 Returning (49.30)

Direct download: ToadcastNo63.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:02pm UTC



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