Toadcast #127 - The Eggcast

I remember when I first started writing Song, by Toad, people when they first latched onto the site would occasionally refer to the not all that infrequents bursts of rage and frustration with the music industry as 'a breath of fresh air' and stuff like that, for the simple reason that if I thought something was fucking shit, then I would say so.

I had noticed that sort of post becoming less frequent myself over the last couple of years, and even Mrs. Toad remarked the other day that random outbursts of rage were becoming really quite rare.

I thought about this, and I think that the reason no-one in the music industry has any balls when it comes to the simple task of telling it like it is - on the face of it, quite a simple thing to do - is the same as the reason that I tend to be quite tame these days myself: you get to know everyone, you become friends with them, and it becomes almost impossible.

If I turn around and say 'all the venues in Edinburgh are shit', what does that say to my friend Nick, who works his arse off to make Sneaky Pete's one of the best.  And what if I say 'the NME is fucking rubbish' and someone thinks, 'oh, I might review this nice album by Inspector Tapehead, but I wonder what this Song, by Toad thing is...' You get my point.

Toadcast #127 - The Eggcast

01. Arcade Fire - Month of May (01.37)
02. Takeda - A Million Years (10.58)
03. Adelaide's Cape - Anchored Down (15.55)
04. Yo La Tengo - Outsmartener (26.44)
05. Skuobhie DUbh Orchestra - Eggshell Miles (33.49)
06. The Last Battle - Ruins (36.44)
07. The Mountains and the Trees - More and More and More (47.11)
08. Liars - The Overachievers (50.45)
09. The Recovery Club - Rest and Be Thankful (53.54)
10. Meursault - Hey Joe (Daniel Johnston Cover) (62.49)

Direct download: ToadcastNo127.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:04pm UTC

 This is another chatty podcast, recorded in the hostel room of the lovely (and somewhat creepy) Lloyd from Peenko and Ian from Have Fun at Dinner on Friday afternoon at GoNorth.

In terms of creepy, we were all kind of  creeped out by the industry reacharounds which seemed to be going on left right and centre though.  Who do you know, who likes who best blah blah blah blah blah.

I think that me and everyone I know have all decided to just fuck all this industry bollocks and do what the fuck we please.  Honestly, it's all just far far too much eating of crow for me.  Fuck.  Right.  Off.

Toadcast #126 - The Schmoozecast

01. Woodenbox With a Fistful of Fivers - Draw a Line (03.49) 02. Fiona Soe Paing - Deep Song (14.45) 03. The Seventeenth Century - Roses in the Park (17.40) 04. Kid Canaveral - And Another Thing!! (24.58) 05. Miaoux Miaoux - Snow (34.23) 06. Admiral Fallow - Subbuteo (38.18) 07. Mitchell Museum - Tiger Heartbeat (48.45) 08. Randolph's Leap - Squeamish (57.53)

Direct download: ToadcastNo126.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:33pm UTC

Toadcast #125 - The Whorecast

This is a not entirely accurately-titled podcast, in that the whoring only takes place over a couple of songs at the tail end and does not at all influence any of the rest of the playlist.

What am I talking about, you ask?  Well when I played a few trendy songs a few months back the listership of the podcast doubled over the course of a few weeks.  I noticed this back when I was a bit more rigorous about the blog in the early days: if I reviewed high-profile new releases in the week of release it generated a large spike in readership.

So I've dropped a couple of very hype-friendly songs into the end of this podcast to see if that actually has any influence on anything at all.  I found nice ones - ones I actually like, I mean - so don't worry, your normally glittering listening experience will not be tarnished one bit.  But bear in mind that this week we are all the guineau pigs in a silly internet hit-whoring experiment.  Sorry.

Toadcast #125 - The Whorecast

01. Burnt Ones - Sunset Hill (03.46)
02. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - The Mercy Seat (09.34)
03. Girls Names - You Should Know by Now (18.32)
04. Pagan Wanderer Lu - Banish Negative Thoughts (20.26)
05. The Cure - Pictures of You (28.01)
06. Echo & the Bunnymen - The Killing Moon (35.37)
07. Taken by Trees - Watch the Waves (42.12)
08. Wild Nothing - Summer Holiday (49.21)
09. The Beets - What Did I Do (53.20)
10. Silver Columns - Warm Welcome (56.17)
11. Velvet Underground - Venus in Furs (62.41)

Direct download: ToadcastNo125.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:56pm UTC





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