Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Dedicated to Contrast

Wow, you get TWO posts today, Dear, Lucky Friends. First up, it's Tuesday, which means it's time for another splendid edition, this time the 20th, of the Contrast Podcast. This week's theme is all about song dedications, so tune in and hear who --or what-- moves each illustrious contributor to song. Mine's a sappy one, I fear, so get your insulin jabs in beforehand...

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(00:00) Ivor Cutler - Beautiful Cosmos
Tim from The Face of Today

(02:07) Conrad Ford - Golden Hearts
Rachel from Untitled

(04:38) James Figurine - 55566688833
Jeff from The DIY Rockstar

(11:42) Neil Young - Harvest Moon
FiL from Pogoagogo

(17:41) The Pixies - In Heaven (Lady in the Radiator Song)
Brian from The Rant

(19:38) Gym Class Heroes - New Friend Request
Jamie from squirrelfood.net

(24:08) Number 1 I Love You - Be kind to me
ZB from So the wind won’t blow it all away

(27:58) Rickie Lee Jones - Danny’s All Star Joint
Natalie from Mini-Obs

(31:55) New Model Army - Green & Grey
Colin from Let’s Kiss and Make Up

(37:43) Ben Folds - Landed
Tom from Other People’s Toys

(43:03) The Get Up Kids - Valentine
Bethanne from CTASLS

(47:53) Joe Strummer - Ramshackle Day Parade
Charlie from Nerdlitter

(52:05) Neil Young - Like a Hurricane (Live)
Jamie from The Run Out Groove

(58:08) Ennio Morricone - Navajo Joe
Chris from Culturebully

(01:01:29) Howe Gelb - Fools Rush In
Marianne Dissard

Should you feel moved to comment, you can do so here.

This week I didn't really have much difficulty in choosing what to submit, hence there is no runner-up track per se. That said, a recent musing by Dear Colin at Let's Kiss And Make Up on pop and political consciouness set me to ruminating, which in turn caused a certain tune to start playing on a loop in my mind. Maybe I'm also still hung over from last week's Contrast Podcast theme of 'War & Peace,' but I'd like to dedicate the following track to fascists of all stripes and creeds. Wise up, suckers, you're bound to lose!!

Billy Bragg & Wilco - All You Fascists (buy here)

Stay tuned - more posting later tonight!


unknown said...

It is a great CP.

Tim as Mao.

Or as the VoxTrot Kid. :)

(have you heard that cover!?! so, so wonderful! - if you read this comment Tim, we love it!)

Didn't think your dedication sappy one little bit FiL. I would imagine it made the heart of your much better half flutter a great deal.

Despite the differing record collections :)

I will reply to comment on pop-as-political musing in due course. Still trying to figure it out... what to say.

Bear with me.

The BB and Wilco project did bring forth some good music - excellent selection.

merz said...

Nice job on the contrast and also like that Billy Bragg & Wilco track, thanks!

Rachel said...

Awwww FiL, I thought your dedication was just lovely and I do love Harvest Moon it is such a beautiful song. I seem to fall in love with Neil Young every time I hear one of his songs.

Great job!

bethanne said...

aw, i went the emo route!

you guys did a great job this week. (i just made my official contrast post at my blog. i'm going to embaress myself further. haha)

FiL said...

Dearest Colin, I'm always happy to bear with you! And yep, Sir Tim's Voxtrot cover is ace.

Thanks, Brother Merz!

Dearest Rachel, must admit I only reallygroove on bits of Neil Young's catalogue, but this one slays me each time.

Dear Bethanne, nothing wrong with going the emo route. And what's with this Omaha lad? Doesn't he know a good thing (i.e. you) when he sees it? Sheesh...