Well, we made it through the first 50 shows and the first year of
podcasting. It doesn't feel like "made it through" at all. The
journey so far has been a blast and there are so many exciting
things happening in the worlds of podcasting, independent music and
Suffolk 'n' Cool.
I'm really sorry about having to pull, tweak and repost last week's
show. There was a seriously inexplicable problem with the audio
software that I use which caused a sweeper from last week which
had kindly produced for me to slip into the
exported file. I reposted a clean version but not I suspect before
you'd heard the offending item. I'm sorry about that and very
grateful that you decided to come back again. I think you'll find
it worth your while.
Pete and I have each been podcasting for almost exactly year,
having started on consecutive days. PC Podcast
out twice a week and reaches edition 100 on 8th Feb. To celebrate,
we met up for the afternoon today at The Barn. Pete has an early
start in the morning, to get down to the west of London, so he's
tucked up in bed while I'm over here in The Barn doing the
shownotes. Enjoy the rather different show, and check out some
interesting music on Pete's show.
Leona - Wazabe
(Netherlands) FIRST PLAY
An international collective of dedicated young musicians playing a
soulful mix between funk, jazz, latin
reggae and rock.
Do not resist.
This week's Suffolk 'n' Cool firstplay
- just to annoy
"Old men, do not feign ignorance. Why are you quiet? You should
take responsibility. Because you made this society. You do not show
power. Speak. Act. Fight. Do not love a pet. Love the people. Do
not clean a park. Clean society."
Pretty profound stuff from office worker H Kobayasi
Reggae on a Bench - H
Passport - Paula Toledo
As you listen to the track, contemplate the following, it
could almost be poetry.
My name is H.Kobayashi.
I am an owner.
I was born in 1958.
I am an office 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 music.
The first of two tracks that I've played before to make the first
year of podcasting. These are not necessarily the "best" tunes that
have been featured but both resonate with me and led to continuing
friendship with the artists, which is really what the show is all
Paula co-produced her CD Stay
with Jonathan Anderson, additional prod. & mixing
by David Odlum
(Josh Ritter, The Frames) at Black Box
Studios in France.
Berwick Road - Dave
The Dave Lambert Band has arrived from it's roots as a driving
blues band into one of the Midwest's finest Roadhouse Remedies.
Blistering renditions of 20's and 30's blues classics mixed with
guitar magic and slide prowess make this one a must have in any
Kazoo Rock -
is a kazoo rock band with a serious fishing
problem. Evan and Eric (both equal parts lead singer and backup
band) share their (occasionally skewed) view of the world through
Enjoy the quirky, piano-powered sounds of alt-rock songwriter Evan
, tinged with show tunes, jazz, and
live has been described as
radio show on espresso" and "weird!" Since
99, Evan has been Smallfish
and fed his music
addiction by entertaining. We need much more of this.
Pauoa Valley -
(Salt Lake City, USA /
has been a good friend to the show for a long
time. In fact ever since I played this track on SnC
back in April 2006. I still just love the roots reggae feel and the
It was Kimo
that put me on Grant Beardsley
who did the first
Session at the Barn
has a new album Bare Bones
out very soon.
Cadence Dance - The Specialist
A bit of a mystery. Sounds like ... (hmm
, let's just
call him D) was a legendary guitarist, playing sessions with major
bands. Here is his solo album which is a must for serious
guitar fans (and air guitar fans).
http:/// (well, you didn
't expect a website did
I'll be at the Winelight
's first venture into the big time featuring Foy
, Fiona Bevan
and Jamie Woon
on Tuesday, I'll report back on
Wednesday. Tickets are available direct from the venue. It
as though it is going to be one amazing
I really do hope you'll be able to join me then.