Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Contrast to the North


Contrast Podcast 18 is out today, and boy is it a treat! The tracks themselves are all instrumentals, but the intros are all sung. Ye gods!! And yes, I managed to overcome my fear (but not my tunelessness) and take part. Gird your loins and download it here - it may take some time, but it's worth it. Just remove all glass, small children, and those with nervous dispositions from the immediate area. At least when my bit comes on.

Playlist:
(00:00) Dexys Midnight Runners - The Horse
Tim from the face of today

(02:37) The Beastie Boys - In 3’s
Jamie from squirrelfood.net

(05:25) Essential Logic - World Friction
Brian fron The Rant

(09:16) Alarm Will Sound - Mt. Saint Michel
ZB from So the wind won’t blow it all away

(13:42) The Bad Plus - 1972 Bronze Medalist
Duke of Straw from The Late Greats

(19:50) Nomo - The Book of Right On
Bethanne from CTASLS

(23:58) Serge Gainsbourg - Psychasténie
FiL from Pogoagogo

(29:29) The Smiths - Oscillate Wildly
Jamie from The Run Out Groove

(33:35) Mogwai - Summer
Simon from You can call me betty

(38:02) John 5 - Perineum
Marcos from Mind Booster Noori

(43:21) Jean Luc Ponty - New Country
Natalie from Mini-Obs

(46:35) Nine Inch Nails - Leaving Hope
Cindy from Adzuki Bean Stash

(52:18) dEUS - My little contessa
Coxon from To die by your side

(56:04) Gianfranco Reverberi - Nel Cimitero Di Tucson
Nuno from Undercover Songs

(59:35) Detektivbyran - HemvÃgen 16 A
Tom from My Voice Rising

(01:04:21) Joe Pass - Django
Victor Scott

Next week's theme (suggested by a very flattered me) is "War & Peace," so get mobilized and contribute!

In other news, I extend my congratulations to all the Dear Tykes in the audience, as today was apparently Yorkshire Day. By ecky-thump, I must admit to being rather partial to the county, as I spent a good deal of time oop North during a strangely interstitial year when Darling Wife was working and living in Leeds and I in London. I never did truly master the tongue, but I rapidly fell in love with Old Peculier, Roundhay Park (where I swear I once saw a girl walking her ferret on a leash), Polar Bear Records (now called Soul Alley), Rievaulx Abbey, the North York Moors, fish 'n' chips 'n' industrial-strength tea at Bryan's, and the Turkish Baths in Harrogate.

Sigh.

Nostalgia.

Rememberance of Things Past.

Anyroad, here's some of Yorkshire's finest for you.

The Wedding Present - Why Are You being So Reasonable Now? (buy here or here)

Red Lorry Yellow Lorry - Spinning Around (buy here or here)

Sisters of Mercy - This Corrosion (buy here)

Soft Cell - Sex Dwarf (Isn't it nice? Sugar and spice. Buy here.)

Heaven 17 - Let Me Go (buy here)

The Kaiser Chiefs - I Predict a Riot (totally reminds me of Leeds train station at 11:30 on a Friday night. Buy it here.)

Pulp - Babies (buy here)

The Housemartins - a fantastic acoustic version of Happy Hour (buy here)

8 comments:

Liz said...

Thanks for the nostalgia, indeed. Makes me want to dust off all those Cleopatra samplers from the 80s.

coxon le woof said...

Rather bizarrely Fil, there is a man in Wolverhampton who walks his ferret on a lead in West Park most Sundays (he may do it more often but no matter what you hear, I do not hang around there stalking him).

What strange creatures they are. The ferrets and their respective owners.

And I love Leeds - my best mate lives there and it si a truly lovely place to visit. I do rather love the accent on the cute indie chicks up there (of which there are many).

Jemima said...

What a good idea this Contrast podcast thing is. In every way.

Rachel said...

Your submission was awesome, you sounded like you were having a blast! And there was no PITY!!!

Also, thanks for the introduction to Serge Gainsbourg - Psychasténie. That was a kick ass song. :)

And one last thing, kudos on the theme!!!!

Tim Young said...

Yes. Thanks FiL!

My brother (and soon my parents too) live near Doncaster so I'm often up North.

Do you ever come back over to the UK?

cchang said...

Soft cell! Ah nostalgia...and you also said "girl your loins" in your post. Ha!Anyhow, I appreciate the whole hearted effort you put into your intro. :)

colleen said...

SEX DWARF! ah FiL, we are cut from the same cloth! xo c

FiL said...

Oh, Dear Friends, I am so late in responding. Mea culpa, mea maxima culpa...

Liz: Thank you for stopping by. Indeed, those samplers were oodles of electro/industrial/goth fun!

Dearest Coxon: Aha, you may protest, but I've seen the police report. A charge of ferret bothering, I believe it was, circa 2002...? Yes, looking back I was rather fond of Leeds. Just not on a Friday night after closing time...

JVS: Amen!

Dearest Lovelybelle: As ever, you're far too kind...

Dear Tim: Alas, I've been over here in Vancouver just over a year, with no plans at present to revisit Blighty. But one day...

Dear Cindy: "Girl?" Methunk I said "gird." But I do like "to girl one's loins" - shades of Hedwig & the Angry Inch!

Ma Chere Colleen: Ah, you warm my heart, you disco dollie you...