Toadcast #150 - The Coldcast

On the drive back from Glasgow yesterday, after the second of Yusuf Azak's three album launch gigs, the snow started absolutely horsing it down, to the extent that all the traffic slowed to a sensible single file at about thirty miles an hour, and all you could see was little red tail-lights in the white.

It was, if I am being entirely honest, pretty cool. Although of course that's easy to say when you're no more than twenty miles from home and in no actual danger.

Anyway, this morning it's all turned icy outside and Mrs. Toad is complaining about the heating not being up to the job, so I think we can safely say that the rituals of Winter have begun! Hence, the Coldcast.

01. The Mountain Goats - You or Your Memory (00.28)

02. The 63 Crayons - Devils (07.02)
03. The Sex Pistols - Pretty Vacant (15.50)
04. Brown Brogues - I Just Don't Know (19.07)
05. The Beatles - Dear Prudence (25.16)
06. Girl Problems - Sancho (31.49)
07. Thirty Pounds of Bone - A Lesson in Talking (41.21)
08. Willy Mason - Carry On (44.33)
09. Y Niwl - Dau (52.42)
10. Songdog - A Life Eroding (So Much Sorrow) (61.26)

Direct download: ToadcastNo150.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:33pm UTC

Toadcast #149 - The Rhonecast

Cotes du Rhone is our default red wine of choice in this house, and after yesterday's birthday celebrations being cut rather short due to my feeling shitty, we are having a quiet evening in with a couple of bottles of red wine, a bacony, beany stew and we are going to light the fire for the first time this Winter as well.

There is nothing remotely related to that on this podcast of course, but then these titles have become increasingly unrelated to the actual podcasts themselves recently so I doubt that'll surprise anyone.

In fact, given I've been talking about how when the weather gets cold I tend to listen to less new music and less raucous music, the lo-fi, rackety nature of this playlist is probably a total self-contradiction, but then, this is the fucking internet, what do you really expect?

01. Cerebral Ballzy - Insufficient Fare (00.12)
02. Crooked Scene - Male Bonding (05.53)
03. White Wishes - Hold Your Hand (13.36)
04. Johnny Reb - Nine on the Line (21.11)
05. The Dead Kennedys - Kill the Poor (25.03)
06. The Louche FC - Back Bedroom Casualty (32.14)
07. Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - Destroy the Evidence (38.49)
08. Carnivores - Dressed for the Rain (42.26)
09. Waylon Thornton & the Heavy Hands - Sixteen Dreams (48.17)
10. Heavy Hawaii - Teen Angel (56.36)

Direct download: ToadcastNo149.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:16pm UTC

Toadcast #148 - The Slobcast

 It's not going to surprise anyone at all that I am being an absolute slob today, is it?  Mrs. Toad got back from Australia around lunchtime, and after a few hours of pottering about she crashed out with jetlag, so I snuck off to record the podcast.  I am sure that soon enough she will wake and start demanding attention and general servitude soon enough, so I better get this over with quickly.

After that I am going straight back to bed to watch stupid films while my sweetheart dozes by my side, awaking occasionally to tell me off for not being comfortable enough, or to send me to fetch her things, or to just swear at me for taking all the covers or some other such sweet nothings of the kind she is wont to come out with from time to time.

01. Elvis Perkins in Dearland - Shampoo (00.21)
02. Elvis Costello - Couldn't Call it Unexpected No.4 (06.24)
03. Billie Holiday - Good Morning Heartache (13.17)
04. Smog - In the Pines (16.22)
05. My Tiny Robots - Ballad of the Mapmaker's Daughter (23.17)
06. Randolph's Leap - Going Home (32.19)
07. The Japanese War Effort - Face Like a Lemon (Ivor Cutler cover, live on Fresh Air Radio) (36.50)
08. Grass House - Lazy Bones (43.01)
09. Bob Dylan - I'll Keep it With Mine (49.23)
10. Bettye Swann - Don't Look Back (54.47)

Direct download: ToadcastNo148.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:59pm UTC

Toadcast #147 - The Rowiecast

This is er… well, "one of those podcasts". You know, the ones where you're half pissed before lunch and basically mumble your way through an hour or so of incoherent rambling?  Yes, one of those.

I even try and do something of a Cloud Sounds tribute by playing two songs available on 7" single from Cloud Sounds Records and then by playing two songs from bands I got into by listening to Cloud Sounds' podcast but unfortunately the fact that I am joined in this podcast by Andy and Paddy from Gerry Loves Records means that more or less any attempt to keep things on-topic, or indeed to have a topic at all, are pretty much doomed.

It's been a while since I did a proper train wreck podcast so all I can really do it apologise in advance and urge you to sit back and enjoy it!

01. The Generalissimos - The Men Behind the Man (00.04)
02. Onions - I Want to be a Dancer (06.07)
03. Sufjan Stevens - Vesuvius (12.36)
04. Tidy Kid - Smell (Bibio Remix) (23.32)
05. Roy Robertson - Icing (27.34)
06. Pregnant - Wiff of Father (35.09)
07. Sweet Baboo - I'm a Dancer Pt. 2 (46.48)
08. The Maladies of Bellafontaine - Black Biro (50.31)
09. James Yorkston - Lovely to be Here (Excerpt) (60.19)
10. Ringo Deathstarr - Imagine Hearts (69.43) 

Direct download: ToadcastNo147.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:12pm UTC





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