podcast no 28 may be late
Caroline and I are going to a wedding in Rutland on Friday, returning some time Saturday. This weekend is looking hectic, but I hope to be able to do a podcast at some point.
podcast no 27 - music from Middle Earth!
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Sorry about the delay in getting these show notes up. I posted the podcast yesterday, but didn't have the time to do these notes.
This week's podcast once again features bands from New Zealand, where Peter Jackson filmed The Lord Of The Rings. Again, many thanks to Benjamin Somerville from Venture Electric for his help. Benjamin let me know that while I was enjoying glorious weather in the UK as mentioned in podcasts 25 and 26, it is winter in NZ. And he sent me a photo to prove it (click on the photo to enlarge it).
The 5 tracks played in today's podcast are:
First of all, a track with a harder edge than I've played in a while. Under a Dying Sky, by Alpine Fault, an Auckland based "melodic metal" band. They kindly e-mailed me the latest mix of the song - they are presently in the studio.
Enough, by Amperzahn, also from Auckland. Amperzahn are also in the studio, and again Enough is a demo. Sounded good to me!
I Know What I'd Do, by The Madison Press, another Auckland band. I know what I'd do is their first single, and I predict big things for this band.
F*** All To Do, by The Shrugs. I may be slightly prudish, but I had to think about playing this one purely because of that word in the title. In the end I decide that the song was so good, and the phrase is one that people use, and was not contrived in its context in a song about being at home by yourself in the suburbs, all day, every day.
Benjamin Somerville himself introduced the last song, Cash (or Heather Nova vs Johnny Cash), by Venture Electric. This is one of my favourite songs that I've played on the podcast - it has previously featured in no.s 12 and 13.
Jessica talked to me about Age of Mythology (Gold Edition), a pc game by Ensemble Studios
Soundbed music played today was by Cagey House and Torchomatic. The title music is by Tragic Shellsuit Disaster.
Other news: The Eisenhowers' cd Almost Half Undressed arrived this week. I was able to meet the competition winner Mark Johnson to give him his prize in person.
podcast no 26 - adrift on a sea of tranquility
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Once more, it's a glorious summer morning here in Hampshire. England have six points, and are through to the second round, so life's not bad. Yes, I'm adrift on a sea of tranquility.
So, on a day like this, how can I resist the temptation to play a song called Weatherman? This is by Boo Hewerdine, a hugely talented songwriter. I guarantee that you will have heard one of Boo's songs, but probably sung by someone else. Many thanks to MVine Records for kind permission to play 2 songs from Boo Hewerdine's recent album Harmonograph, a collection of songs written by Boo but previously recorded by others (e.g. Patience of Angels, a hit for Eddi Reader in the early 1990s).
Sleepthief is the musical project of Justin Elswick. Justin's day job is as a music attorney; at night he transforms into a talented musician, writing and performing mellow electronica featuring guest vocalists. Just Say It is by Sleepthief featuring Kyoko Baertsoen.
Jen from Washington DC performs lyrical poetry to electronic music provided by others, under the name Mellow Dramas. Jen has kindly permitted me to play Inside Out, featuring music by Solar Moon.
Paul Aiden is a singer-songwriter from London. He is acquiring a reputation All Over The World, and it won't be long before we're all hearing more from Paul.
The podcast closes with another Boo Hewerdine song, The Girl Who Fell In Love With The Moon ... leaving us adrift on a sea of tranquility.
Many thanks to: the radio guy for the audio between the first 2 songs; to Torchomatic, Cagey House and Map for the soundbed music; and to Tragic Shellsuit Disaster for the title music.
podcast no 25 - the sunny saturday show
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It's a glorious day; it's been a glorious week. So I have some mellow songs for that mellow weekend mood. And England have 3 points in the bag!
So, to the music. Today's show started with another song by Junk, who I played in podcast no 20. This time I played Rumour. You can buy Junk's excellent album The Last Stand Of The Conspiracy Cowboy via their website and you can hear and purchase 3 songs via MVine records.
Then I played Hopelessly Helplessly by Simon Andrews, a 22 year old singer-songwriter from Derby.
Katey Brooks is a 21 year old from Bristol with a rich deep voice. If the rest of her songs are as good as Willing she should be one to watch out for.
To London - Ontario - for Lori Girard aka Askher, and an excellent song called Karma.
Last up, T-Spoon, who tells us little about himself, but played an excellent song called Weary Bones.
Honourable mention for help with the html code for this relocated page to Grant from Three From Leith, an excellent music podcast.
Soundbed music today was by Dave Rave and Map. The title music is by Tragic Shellsuit Disaster.
welcome to the new home of the electrical language podcast
I have moved the podcast to my website www.electricallanguage.co.uk.
Fear not, podcasts 6 to 24 are still at the old site: click here.
Do you want to submit music to electrical language?
(Updated 15July 2008)
Would you like to submit a song or two to be considered for play on this podcast? There are just a few guidelines.
1. My only selection criterion is that I have to like the music. Why not listen to a podcast or two to find the kind of thing I like? My tastes range from acoustic to electronica to catchy pop to indie rock, but it's by no means a closed list. I'm not that keen on heavy stuff. If I don't like your music, it doesn't mean that your music isn't good. It's a matter of my taste, and I suggest you try a few of the podcasts at the Association of Music Podcasting (I'm a member).
2. I only play podsafe music (Wikipedia article). So if you do not have the right to permit me to play the song, please do not submit it.
3. To submit a song, please e-mail mp3 files or a link to where I can download them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include in the e-mail itself the obvious details like who you are (ie name of artist / band) and name of song. It also helps if you can add some information, where you're from, any albums etc, website url, and any stories behind the songs. If you can give me links to a site where people can buy your music, I'll post that. Also please give me links to any site eg YouTube where there may be a video of the song you have submitted and I'll post that as well. You can also upload files to drop.io/telp123
4. I publish the podcast as a 160 kbps mp3 file. Please encode mp3s at a bitrate of 160 kbps or higher if at all possible before sending them to me. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE include in the song's ID tags the song name and the band/artist name. To get a file called "track 4"with no information to help me identify the artist is really frustrating!
5. Please note that I may also submit your music to other podcasts or feeds including AMPed (the weekly update of the Association of Music Podcasting) Made in the UK (for British bands and artists!) and other podcasts I contribute to. None of these are commercial and I make no money at all. The purpose is to increase exposure for your music and my podcasting. Please let me know if you would prefer me not to do this.
6. If you can do this, please also record and send me a "station ident". I use one of these at the start of each podcast. The basic script is:
I'm [name][from band] and when I'm not [you make this bit up - please be as silly or surreal as you want!] I like to listen to electrical language
(Please say something more original than " ... when I'm not listening to electrical language ... " I have had quite a few of those. I enjoy the wacky ones, and I know listeners do.)
7. That's it! any questions: email@example.com