Toadcast #176 - The Braincast

The Braincast is not so called because it unusually filled with penetrative insights, but because if you listen to it this weekend it will be while I am down at the Brainlove Festival either listening to bands, DJing or sneaking off to watch the Champions League final at the nearest pub.

This week is another relatively haircut-friendly playlist actually, with words like 'remix' to be found and some fashionably hazy production and everything.  In fact I may have to do another 'tedious old shite' podcast soon, just to make up for it.

Anyhow, next week looks like being the Scottish Enlightenment Toad Session, which is coming along nicely.  I just need the photos and to complete the constantly challenging ten minute main video, which always takes quite a long while.  I will listen to the podcast on the train down to London and figure out which bits I think should go in the video.  In the meantime, enjoy...

01. FOUND - Anti-climb Paint (00.22)
02. Silverbacks - Atta Boyz (07.32)
03. Phil & the Osophers - Ink on the Page (13.02)
04. Slim Twig - Priscilla (18.57)
05. Yuppies - For the Future's Sake (21.41)
06. Lau vs Adem - Imporsa (Silver Columns Remix) (24.11)
07. Dirty Beaches - Coast to Coast (Remastered) (35.06)
08. Tasseomancy - Soft Feet (44.37)
09. Sonny & the Sunsets - I Wanna Do It (52.11)
10. Youth Lagoon - Cannons (54.54)
11. Psychedelic Horseshit - Laced (60.40)

Direct download: ToadcastNo176.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am UTC

Toadcast #175 - The Floydcast

The Floydcast is named after that furry fuckwit in the picture: the Song, by Toad house cat and Mrs. Toad's imbecilic companion of the last seven years.  Last night we had him killed.  I know you're supposed to say 'put to sleep' or whatever, but when the poor wee fucker is looking plaintively at you because you're the only person at the vet's that he actually trusts it really does feel like execution.

We think he had lung cancer of some form or other.  His lungs had clouded up, the vet had tried more or less every trick they could, and he was still battling for every breath.  In the end we had him put down because his poor wee lungs were so fucked that even in the off chance we could have found what was wrong and put it right, he would still have been limping his way through what remained of his life on half a gulp of breath.

Anyhow, as much as a nuisance as I found the wee bastard I really will miss his idiotic presence, capering about the house like an arse and getting in the way whenever you try and do anything.  He would come and sit in my lap when I was trying to write this and try and lick my fingers as I typed, and that's the least of it.  Fucking pain in the arse, he was.  And I really, really will miss the wee fucker.

01. Bombadil - So Many Ways to Die (00.09)
02. Yajé - True Love Will Find You in the End (Daniel Johnston cover) (09.24)
03. The Douglas Firs - A Military Farewell (13.31)
04. Sebastian Dangerfield - Morris (22.05)
05. Glass Animals - Drips (28.14)
06. The History of Apple Pie - Tug (33.40)
07. The Twilight Sad - Suck (Wedding Present cover) (39.50)
08. U.S. Girls - If The Walls Could Talk (45.42)
09. BITCHES - Wallet (47.53)
10. Tied to the Branches - Backwards (50.56)
11. Cold Seeds - Leave Me to Lie Alone in the Ground (57.59)

Direct download: ToadcastNo175.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:07am UTC

Toadcast #174 - The Plancast

I am learning to despise hotel internet.  Whether I book myself and end up staying in a fucking Travelodge or Mrs. Toad books and we end up staying on one of the larger guest suites at Buckingham fucking Palace, absolutely all of them have such risibly bad internet connections that recording a podcast leaves me tearing my fucking hair out.

I couldn't even get the online image editor to load properly, so the image is that rather pathetic, borderline clipart stinker you see in the top right hand corner.  Dreadful.  My art teachers would be justifiably disappointed.

Anyhow, this is called the Plancast for one simple and far from compelling reason: the fact that Mrs. Toad and I are down in London and have had to be clinically heartless in who we do and don't see.  We don't exactly have lots of friends down South, but still far too many to see in one weekend and at times in the past we have tried to do too much and ended up being inadvertently rude to everyone.

01. Love Inks - Blackeye (00.06)
02. Dubstar - The Day I See You Again (04.57)
03. Rev I.B. Ware with Wife and Son - I Wouldn't Mind Dying ( But I Gotta Go By Myself (12.01)
04. Billy Bragg & Wilco - Airline to Heaven (18.30)
05. Ezra Furman & the Harpoons - Hard Time in a Terrible Land (23.12)
06. I Break Horses - Hearts (29.39)
07. Tusk Tusk - Out of Tune and Out of Time (37.22)
08. Sandy Denny - By the Time it Gets Dark (41.01)
09. Girls Names - Nothing More to Say (46.02)
10. Thomas Tantrum - Hot Hot Summer (51.33)
11. Jarad Miles - Darjeeling (56.04)

Direct download: ToadcastNo174.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:58pm UTC

Toadcast #173 - The Brokencast

This is the post-Homegame, 'dear Jesus please just let me sleep for a week, good god someone please fetch me a green vegetable' podcast.

I can just about keep my head together enough to get through this, but then I have the Monday listings to write and the bloody Francois/This is the Kit/Babe gig to organise tonight as well.  Aargh!

I also have all sorts of other things to do this week, but after the sort of mind-boggling battering your mind and your liver get at Homegame I am not sure I can face any of it.  I am going back to sleep, wake me up in June.

01. FOUND - I'll Wake With a Seismic Head No More (00.34)
02. Randolph's Leap - Counting Sheep (7:57)
03. Josh T. Pearson - Country Dumb (Piano Version) (13.57)
04. The Singleman Affair - If I Only Fell in Love When I Was Young (21.16)
05. eagleowl - Into the Fold (Toad Session) (29.00)
06. The Last Battle - Ruins (35.07)
07. King Creosote & the Earlies - Bats in the Attic (Live on 6Music with Mark Riley) (40.23)
08. Sweet Baboo - Girl Under a Tree (45.37)
09. David Thomas Broughton - Ain't Got No Sole (54.57)

Direct download: ToadcastNo173.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:34pm UTC

Toadcast #172 - The Oldiecast

This podcast is, as you will already know, very, very late.  Personally I blame a combination of the RNLI, gin, and the fact that Mrs. Toad is away all week, which meant that yesterday wasn't really available for blog things.

It's also not very new music-orientated either, so hopefully those of you who come here pretty much just for that won't be too disappointed.

I think what happened was that I got so into a handful of new releases recently that I neglected all the others, so when I came to sit down and write about tunes last week I suddenly realised I had nothing to write about.  For blogging that makes things a little challenging, but from a podcast point of view I am always happy to just fuck it and play some oldies, which is what I'll do here.

01. Mad Melvin (00.17)

02. Chumbawamba - Farewell the Crown (01.43)

03. Billy Bragg - Walk Away Renee (07.37)

04. The Left Banke - Walk Away Renee (09.59)

05. Bruce Springsteen - Growin' Up (17.07)

06. Psychedelic Horseshit - Rat Poison (24.17)

07. The Chesterfields - Ask Johnny Dee (32.21)

08. The Close Lobsters - Just Too Bloody Stupid (35.23)

09. The Delgados - Everything Goes Around the Water (43.45)

10. The Sleepy Jackson - Acid in My Heart (50.19)
11. Calexico - Si Tu Disais (56.17)

Direct download: ToadcastNo172.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:50pm UTC



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