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Charles Latham has been something of a legend in Edinburgh ever since his song Hard On became something of a staple in the Withered Hand live set, and also occasionally appeared when other bands, like our own Meursault for instance, played live as well. The Withered Hand version proved so popular that it actually made its way back across the pond, when Toad Session alumnus Samantha Crain covered it a year or two ago.

Funnily enough, though, he's never actually been to Edinburgh, at least until November last year, when he came over here on tour, played a gig in the city and popped by to record a Toad Session. And the Withered Hand version had made such an impact that Charles himself didn't even want to play it!

Nevertheless, we have four excellent songs for you, a genuinely interesting interview, and a night which started with beer and ended with macaroni cheese and vinyl. A win for all concerned, I think you'll agree.

Toadcast #272 - Charles Latham Toad Session by Song, By Toad on Mixcloud

Charles Latham - Squares (Toad Session)
Charles Latham - My Perfect Church (Toad Session)
Charles Latham - The Living Wage (Toad Session)
Charles Latham - My Parents' House (Toad Session)

01. Charles Latham - Squares (Toad Session) (00.22)
02. Withered Hand - Hard On (12.37)
03. Violent Femmes - Waiting For the Bus (15.51)
04. Charles Latham - My Perfect Church (Toad Session) (24.17)
05. Neko Case - Thrice All American (31.46)
06. Jonathan Richman - My Affected Accent (35.15)
07. Charles Latham - The Living Wage (Toad Session) (45.14)
08. George Harrison - I Live For You (52.57)
09. Eef Barzelay - Well (56.33)
10. Charles Latham - My Parents' House (Toad Session) (1.08.00)

Direct download: ToadcastNo272.mp3
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 2:27am UTC

After writing about the SAY Award, I thought I might well do a podcast about it, given there are more than enough ace bands and ace records on that list, last year's list and I assume next year's list to make a couple of podcasts.

I play a couple of shocking, scandalous omissions from this and last year's long- and shortlists, and stamp my little foot about them. I play a couple of tracks from bands who I reckon should be in with a very strong shout of making next year's shortlist.  And I play a random tune by David Thomas Broughton because he, along with Rick Redbeard who I tip for next year's shortlist, is playing a show in Edinburgh this week.  David on Thursday with Rachael Dadd and Ichi, and Rick on Saturday with the awesome Ian Humberstone. 

And again, I try and remind people not to get too worked up about this kind of thing, because, well, if no-one agrees with you that something is excellent, it should hardly make you love it any the less, should it. And equally, being told that yes, you are right, this album is good, shouldn't particularly improve your enjoyment of it should it. So these things are here to be bickered over and are good fun, as well as being fantastic for the artists who win them, but they aren't of course to be taken too seriously.

01. Meursault - Untitled (00.26)
02. PAWS - Bird Inside Birddcage, Ribcage Inside Bird (06.40)
03. Rick Redbeard - Any Way I Can (14.35)
04. David Thomas Broughton - River Lay (20.10)
05. Now Wakes the Sea - Propranolol (28.47)
06. RM Hubbert - Car Song (With Aidan Moffat and Alex Kapranos) (35.42)
07. Django Django - Love's Dart (39.59)
08. King Creosote & Jon Hopkins - Bats in the Attic (45.36)
09. Rob St. John - Stainforth Force (52.54)
10. The Pictish Trail - I Will Pour it Down (1.02.06)

Direct download: ToadcastNo271.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:52pm UTC

 Welcome to the Autocast. The Autocast? Yes, we have a new car. So exciting! It is, much in the style of pretty much every car I have ever owned in my life, a bit of a shit-heap. In fact, it's a total shit-heap: a 1992 Volvo estate.

I will be driving it up to GoNorth in Inverness this week, to see if it's going to prove to be reliable in the long run. It made it all the way from Oxford to Edinburgh a week or so ago though, and that was seven hours, so I reckon it should be fine. Hopefully. The thing about spending £350 on a car is that you can be pretty much certain that something serious must be wrong with it. A properly functioning car is worth more than £350, more or less whatever it is.

Anyhow, GoNorth should be fun. It usually is, and now that we are a bit more established within the Scottish music community it's a nice chance to catch up with pals who I might not necessarily see that much of because for some reason Glasgow seems too far away most of the year. Ridiculous, really.

01. Book Group - Year of the Cat (00.22)
02. TV Girl - She Smokes in Bed (07.07)
03. Garden of Elks - Contented Contender (12.58)
04. Camera Obscura - Fifth in Line to the Throne (16.44)
05. Four Visions - Closer (23.01)
06. Way Yes - Get Healed (28.57)
07. Majical Cloudz - Chilhood's End (37.40)
08. Stuart Warwick - The Nail That Sticks Out Gets Pounded (41.45)
09. The Tablets - Tablets (50.57)
10. Virals - Wax Works (59.45)

Direct download: ToadcastNo270.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:23pm UTC





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