Recovering from a day of eight solid hours of intensive music and
new media networking in London yesterday with some of the stuff
that floats on the top of the cream of music podcasting. You've
heard of Podcamp and PodcastCon well now we have Podcrawl 08 which
in an unprecedented gesture of defiance was held in direct
competition with Steve Job's MacWorld keynote presentation.
OK, so it was (L-R) Rowley Cutler from Dark Compass
Colin Gazeley from Ourobouros Podcast
, Pete Cogle from PC Podcast
I along with Paul Snelling
the barb-tongued blogger of Blighty
(behind the camera flash).
The picture was taken after only the first of three protracted
visits to public houses in central London. You really don't want to
see any of the later pictures but inevitably, you may. Indeed just
as I'd finished recording this show up pop's Paul's much
anticipated blog - a brilliant read and it captures the essence of
the day perfectly. Have a chuckle at: http://grumbling-dragon.blogspot.com/2008/01/wail-of-time.html
This morning was spent counting the cost in terms of lost brain
cells and the sensation (as Blackadder described a hang-over) "akin
to the sensation of having a Frenchman inside your head."
Despite all this it was a great get-together, even without the
All the talk of independent music taking over the world was briefly
interrupted when we saw, on a TV screen, the news that at a staff
conference no more than 3 miles away, EMI was announcing that a
third of it's workforce are to lose their jobs. This is not to
gloat, clearly it is a personal disaster when anyone loses their
job but it is perhaps indicative of an industry structure which
seems to be in terminal decline.
Intro: Happy - Jimmie Bratcher
Audio and murder - The Frantic
Title track from The Frantic's new album.
Kyle Dee: Lead Vocals/Guitars
Chris Farnesi: Bass/Vocals
Ian Farnesi: Guitars
Brett Hartwell: Drums/Vocals
"As the entire music industry scrambles to redefine what it means
to be a band in the 21st century when its not as much about record
labels throwing money around and radio spinning a tune to a mass
audience who will in turn run out and buy the albums, as it is
about finding an audience the old DIY way of playing."
Quite a few shows coming up including on on Saturday at The Klinic
Bar in Madison, Wisconsin and a whole load in the second half of
February, right up to the 28th. Why not 29th, it's a leap year!
Album available from Best Buy, Virgin and f.y.e and online from
Interpunk, Smartpunk, amazon, iTunes and SisterMuse. Links to all
those from the band's MySpace
Sugarite - Abra Moore
Although born in California, Abra Moore's family soon moved to
Hawaii where she remembers growing up immersed in creativity and
surrounded by music. Her older brother was an accomplished jazz
musician and her father was a painter. The house was always filled
Sex in the morning - Soul of the
Making listeners slap themselves black and blue out of pure
eargasmic joy since your momma was born.
They seem to be giving their music away as a prodigious rate, both
from their MySpace and their main site.
Message from Steve Zvonek
(O Sweet Static - SnC098)
"Hey, just wanted to say thanks for playing our tune! Very cool.
Especially loved the Keith Moon singing analogy. I'd say it's more
like Bowie on crack, but either works…! Great podcast you got …
Morning - Sasha Ponkratov
From his album Kaleidescope
which is the most
downloaded netlabel release on archive.org This link should take
you straight to it.
and this will link to
or go via
his MySpace at:
Wrecking Ball - Katie Schutt
Kate’s first guitar teacher made her play jazz standards when she
was eleven years old, even though what she liked to listen to was
Tina Turner and Rickie Lee Jones. Kate’s newest album, No Love
Lost, reflects these early days. She has written new jazz standards
that flirt with pop gestures and attitudes.
Kate plays a Novax 8-string, the instrument made legit by Charlie
Hunter. The Novax has five guitar and three bass strings. She is a
shy child of Pennsylvania, a Harvard graduate and Berklee alum, and
since 2005 a resident of the Guelph, Ontario, outside of
Great how instant it can be. I got a MySpace friend request from a
band this morning. Took a look, which isn't something that I always
do, by any means. Liked what I heard and sent a message to ask for
a track to play. Gio was on the case immediately and sent me this
MP3 which goes straight to air.
Got to speak up for you - Rocky Horror
"From nu-metal the more classic, not scorning to experimentations
and new musical solutions"
Giovanni Placido - voce
Antonio Racioppa - chitarre
Antonio D'Antuono - basso
Paolo Damato - batteria
Andy Fidler in Derby, UK emailed me via
email@example.com to let me know that he was recently
catching up on shows and came across mention of "talking into the
future" Thanks for taking the trouble Andy.
It's always good to hear from folks. By email or by posting a
comment onto the show notes as insisevus did as well as saying that
he's enjoying the show he has some interesting background on South
African music. Just click on the "Comments" link at the bottom of
each show's shownotes.
This is just how I'd hope that the comments section would be used.
If anyone else has any information or opinions to add, particularly
about the music, it would be great to see them posted here. Links
would be good too so that we can perhaps hear music which I'm not
allowed to play on the show e.g. on other artists' sites.
Pier - Reggae Far East
The pier was deserted. The souvenir shops were opening. But, there
was no guest. I went outside. And, I walked in a long passage. The
sea was seen. Workers were working at the quay. Forklifts were
moving about. The sea was a blackish color. I walked toward the
edge. The wind was strong.
My name is H. Kobayashi. I was born in 1958. I am a worker. In my
house, Yokohama, Japan. I like reggae. I make it. My music is
Orient-like and danceable. It is very individual. Listen to my
Also had a message from Kimo saying thanks for another great show –
Kimo, you are always most welcome.
Phone message from Pete "Codger" Cogle
Sound Scientist - Bill
The first track I played on Suffolk 'n' Cool in show 001.
Formed in the fall of 2003 when band members and long time friends
Curtis Hartling (guitar, vocals, drums), Jonathan Coyle (drums,
vocals, keys, guitars) and Dave Marciano (bass, sax, vocals) wanted
to do something new in San Diego.
From their album Birthday Suit which it seems that you can still
get from their site for $5 although all else looks to have gone
Thanks for being with me. If you’re enjoying the show and you’d
like to post a review of Suffolk 'n' Cool on iTunes
it would be greatly