Yes, the Sousedcast, mostly because I am fucking steaming.

Getting shitfaced and swearing at the internet about music may sound irretrievably sad, but it is one of the great pleasures in my life. Seriously, listen to this shit, is it not completely brilliant? I don't listen to my own podcasts again and again - that would be a bit like wanking with a fistful of your own toothpaste - but I listen to the playlists for these things all the time, because even if my chat is shit, the playlists to our podcasts are brilliant. They really are, aren't they.

Anyhow, Mrs. Toad is away at the moment, which is why I am getting shitfaced and shouting at you on the internet. IN ALL CAPS! But this week we have the best possible balance between hipster pop shit and genuinely weird bollocks. Go weirdos! GO!

01. Le Thug - Swam (00.26)
02. Temples - Colours to Life (11.12)
03. Big Deal - Dream Machines (15.24)
04. Wooden Wand - No Bed For Beatle Wand/Days This Long (23.26)
05. Magic Arm - Is History (37.12)
06. The Yawns - Butterfleyes (41.23)
07. Ed Harcourt - The Pretty Girls (44.46)
08. Glass Animals - Cocoa Hooves Pt.1 (47.57)
09. Teardrop Factory - Vanity Unfair (56.36)
10. Mac DeMarco - She's Really All I Need (1.03.49)

Direct download: ToadcastNo269.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:55am UTC

Welcome to The Schoolcast wherein I acknowledge a few of the people who have educated my music taste more than most. Without a Musical Big Brother figure in my life I have relied on a motley crew of people from all over to get me into music to which I might otherwise never have been exposed, and the process continues today of course.

For someone who is an accidentally self-appointed arbiter of taste* I actually know relatively little about music, and particularly the history of pop music. I don't know much Neil Young, for example, I don't know much Pink Floyd, I don't know much Dinosaur Jr. or Guided By Voices, or even Can - and those are just the ones for which I have been directly chided.

Anyhow, I am making inroads into some of this ignorance, and it's actually a shitload of fun, as you can imagine. As with last week's Neil Young write-up, I think I'll start covering some of these records on the blog a bit more often, as I think the blend of brand new stuff and older music will work really nicely. Enjoy!

01. Pink Floyd - Astronomy Domine (00.22)
02. Lee Noble - December (08.46)
03. Jake McKelvie & the Countertops - Oh the Ghost (13.57)
04. Neil Young - Southern Man (20.29)
05. Thirty Pounds of Bone - The Maritime Line (29.04)
06. Pearl Jam - Dissident (35.29)
07. The Raincoats - Don't Be Mean (43.09)
08. Yo La Tengo - Bog Day Coming (47.09)
09. Cherokee Red - Mythomania (55.50)
10. Columboid - Juicy Mode (1.00.57)

Direct download: ToadcastNo268.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:50pm UTC

Salford is to Manchester pretty much what Leith is to Edinburgh - the scummy port town which is close enough to be pretty much part of the city, but still maintains a separate identity. And indeed Salford may be a good way behind Leith in this aspect, but it too seems to be slowly becoming nicer and nicer, and shrugging off some of its rough image. Salford has a very long way to go I suppose, but there does seem to be a fair bit of decent arty stuff happening down there at the moment, which tends to be how these things start.

Anyhow, on Sunday I am going to down to Salford for the Sounds From the Other City festival.  There will be stages booked by all sorts of excellent Manchester promoters, like Comfortable on a Tightrope, Underachievers, Now Wave and Manchester Scenewipe, and plenty of people knocking around who I haven't seen for a while, so I am rather looking forward to it. 

I also get the chance to see my Granddad and have a wee whisky together on Saturday night, which will be excellent. My Granddad and I get on really well these days, but when I first moved to England and spent some of my first year at university living at his house it wasn't always the case for various reasons. Consequently, the fact that we get on so well is something we both take great pleasure from and make sure we don't take for granted, which is a nice thing.  Whisky: bringing people together since the 1400s.

01. Black Market Karma - Sole Abuser (00.21)
02. Rob St. John - Charcoal Black and the Bonny Grey (09.14)
03. Virgin of the Birds - Christiane (16.15)
04. Powerdove - Love Walked In (22.21)
05. Still Caves - Dutch (26.17)
06. Laura Viers - Shadow Blues (35.27)
07. Suuns - Powers of Ten (42.02)
08. Kate & Anna McGarrigle - Swimming Song (47.21)
09. Weavers - Kisses Sweeter Than Wine (49.47)
10. Adam Stafford - Please (57.35)

Direct download: ToadcastNo267.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:36pm UTC



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