Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Who New?

Dear Friends, the latest Contrast Podcast is out with a bevy of beautiful songs all loosely grouped around that most cheeky of interrogative words, "Who?" I suggest you repair post-haste here to download it.

For those fence-sitters amongst you, let me tempt you with the playlist:

(00:00) P J Harvey - Who the Fuck?
Tim from the face of today

(02:57) The 5678s - Woo Hoo
FiL from Pogoagogo

(05:16) The Hush Sound - Wine Red
Jamie from

(08:24) Baby Dayliner - Whodunnit?
Richard from

(12:36) Ron Grainer - Doctor Who
Matt from Earfarm

(16:27) Corrosion of Conformity - Who's got the fire?
Chris from Culture Bully

(19:58) Oceansize - Women who love men who love drugs
G11sus4 from Faces for radio

(26:10) Giant Drag - Who's Crying Now?
Natalie from Mini-Obs

(29:16) The Timelords - Doctorin' the Tardis
Jamie from The Run Out Groove

(33:18) Pearl Jam - Who You Are
Heather from I am fuel, you are friends

(37:42) Cursive - The game of who needs who the worst
Bethanne from CTASLS

(41:43) Theatre of Hate - The man who bangs the drums
ZB from So the wind won't blow it all away

(45:00) Oingo Boingo - Who do you want to be today?
Tom from Other people's toys

(49:00) Jex - Scooby Who
Nuno from Undercover Songs

(52:10) Manic Street Preachers - The girl who wanted to be
Charles from Heartache with hard work

(56:16) David Fonseca - Who are U?
Simon from You can call me betty

I spent a good deal of time dithering over what track to submit, with The 5678's just edging out Jim Carroll's galloping, anguished NYC punk classic, 'People Who Died.' So to ease my conscience, I offer it to you here. Must say it's taken on a different resonance these days for me, as my own list grows...

Jim Carroll - People Who Died (buy here)

And now allow me to introduce a newcomer to the blogging community. After spending time as a welcome visitor to various blogs in the neighbourhood, the lovely Galateaa recently decided to set out her own virtual stall, This Isn't What It Looks Like. I would encourage you to visit, sample her wares, and drop her a comment or two. But be warned: she'll have you dancing in your bedrooms in no time...

Ah, cursed time, you flee so swiftly. Goodnight, Dear Friends.


A. B. Chairiet said...

Goodnight, Fil of the past. ;)

(Phil of the Future's a TV show, just in case you don't know)

And it's morning here now, so...

Happy Thursday! :)

~ Ash

Matt said...

i totally almost picked "People Who Died" but figured someone else would have so I went with the Doctor Who theme and TWO other people picked versions of that!

Mentok the Mind-taker said...

The 5678s song was the very first thing that popped into my head when I read the theme. Good thing I didn't submit, then, as I would have stolen your thunder. I'd have never forgiven myself for that, dash it all.

(I'm reading a P.G. Wodehouse book at the moment. The harshest curse is "dash it". Goofy and old-fashioned yet I find myself drawn to the dashed phrase. ;-)

Rachel said...

I think everyone did an awesome job with this theme, I was really impressed with what everyone came up with.

Yeah for Contrast Podcast!!!!

Tim Young said...

Just wait until tomorrow. I've just finished making CP#18 and it's a work of art. ;)

MASS MoCA said...

If you or your readers would like to hear more from Jim Carroll, he's doing a spoken word show at MASS MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art), Saturday, August 19 at 8 PM. You can find out more at