Toadcast #105 - The Myopiacast This podcast is slightly kinda somewhat about about the myopia of the London media, in particular as to how it pertains to Scotland and Scottish music, and slightly about the Glasgow media.  There are a number of different triggers for this, starting with this article in the Scotsman's Under the Radar blog last year about the rejection by the editor of a London glossy of an article on four up-and-coming Scottish bands, made even more offensive by the fact that said editor had requested the damn article in the first place.

Of course, anyone who reads the London glossies knows they don't half cover an awful lot of shite themselves, so they really are in no position to pass judgment, but these things are about personal taste at the end of the day and you really can't force anyone to like stuff. 

Then of course there was a wee bit of chatter about the Glasgow focus of the media in Scotland - like and endless set of Russian dolls - particularly focussed on the remarkable Glasgow-centrism of The List's Hot 100 list and then some stupid woman on BBC radio sneering at the Edinburgh music scene despite knowing no more of Glasgow than Mogwai or Franz Ferdinand. 

So yes, there's a bit of that going on as well, but for the most part it's surprisingly non-confrontational given the level of annoyance I felt with both the BBC lady and the List list at the time. 

Toadcast #105 - The Myopiacast
01. James Yorkston - A Man of My Skills (04.26)
02. Frightened Rabbit - The Greys (10.22)
03. Orange Juice - Blue Boy (16.02)
04. The Pogues - Rake at the Gates of Hell (18.53)
05. Fang Island - Life Coach (27.56)
06. Her Name is Calla - Long Grass (30.51)
07. Fire Engines - Get Up and Use Me (37.59)
08. Last Battle - Ward 119 (47.44)
09. Sebastian Dangerfield - Morris (49.53)
10. Sigur Ros - Gong (58.05)
Direct download: ToadcastNo105.mp3
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