Tuesday, October 17, 2006

2006 Third Quarter Report

Oh goody, it's Tuesday! And that means another edition of Contrast Podcast. This week's episode is an update of those tracks contributors feel represent the best of 2006 so far. As ever, the offerings are eclectic and excellent. So tune in, and perhaps you'll learn a thing or three...

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So this is what's setting bums on fire in Contrast Podcastland:

(00:27) The Motorettes - We are solution
FiL from Pogoagogo

(04:23) Teddybears Stockholm - Hey Boy
Short Attention Span Radio

(08:39) The Majestic Twelve - Condoleezza, Check my Posse
Chris from Culture Bully

(12:54) Alif Tree - Belle
Rachel from Untitled

(16:53) Archie Bronson Outfit - Dart for my sweetheart
Bob from Gimme Tinnitus

(21:56) Sondre Lerche - (I wanna) call it love
Andy from Circles of Concrete

(25:42) Brazilian Girls - All about us
Marcy from Lost in your inbox

(30:12) Annuals - Bleary Eyed
Matt from Still Kisses With Saliva

(33:19) Jonathan Coulton - Not about you
Tom from Other People’s Toys

(36:03) Grace Potter & The Nocturnals - Toothbrush & my table
Natalie from Mini-Obs

(40:58) The Damnwells - Shiny bruise
Chip from Donewaiting.com

(46:36) The Young Knives - Mystic energy
Ross from Just Gimme Indie Rock

(49:54) Husky Rescue - Diamonds in the sky
Fraser from BKLYN Song of the Day

(54:28) Gil Mantera’s Party Dream - Elmo’s wish
Bethanne from CTASLS

(58:44) M Ward - To go home
Simon from You Can Call Me Betty

(01:03:26) The Society Islands - The mill
Jim from Quick Before it Melts

(01:08:48) Other Desert Cities - On time
ZB from So the wind won’t blow it all away

I actually find it incredibly hard to pick a "best of" list of any sort, but musical ones I find particularly tough. Maybe it's because I feel guilty about making any tracks I omit feel bad. Sigh, too sensitive by far am I... Anyway, The Motorettes tune I submitted has had me bopping gleefully for some time, so I thought it worthiest of inclusion.

As for the other ones born in 2006 that nearly made the grade, gosh, I don't know, so many. Camera Obscura was way up there, but I thought a) they've already received plenty of attention, thank you very much, and b) I couldn't in good conscience post any more of the latest album's tracks than I already have. Oh, but you are expecting me to post at least a couple of the also-rans, aren't you? Sigh, the weight of public opinion. Anyway, here goes:

The Rapture - Whoo! Alright, Yeah ... Uh Huh (buy here)
They are fantastic live - honest! "Dreaming of fat, happy babies kicking ladies in the metro..."

Harvee - Magical Mind (buy here)
Yes, these Montreallers have really grown on me. Like a very nice mushroom.

Pony Up - Possible Harm (buy here)
More Canadiana-U-Like. "This is me without charm..."

Sex Pistols - Lots Of Fun (aka Pretty Vacant) (buy here)
Yes, the legendary "Spunk" bootleg was finally released this year, much to my pogoing delight.

Next week's theme is a poser: "a song I like by a band I don't." Hmm, this could be embarrassing, but I'm sure you're all up to it. How to participate? The amazing Tim Young spells it all out for you right here.


Tim Young said...

Wow FiL .. did you make that picture in advance. It's great. Your intro and choice of track this week were well deserving of their prime place at the top of the list. :)

Mentok the Mind-taker said...

Fil - that txt2pic.com site is the absolute bomb! Shame on you hogging that place to yourself ;-)

jules said...

great choices... i would've personally added harvee to the podcast, they are like shrooms indeed!

Anonymous said...

Just when I think you can't outdo your last CP contribution you do.

I loved your selection it filled me with glee from head to toe indeed. :)

I, like you have the hardest time compiling 'Best Of' lists. This is why I have yet to even attempt a "Best So Far". So many songs, so many albums...

You Rock I hope you know that.
I hope all is well, I send my love to you and Mrs. FiL and the little FiLs.


mjrc said...

fil--listening to your intro i was pmplsh! what does that mean, you ask? "peeing my pants laughing so hard." too much!

this was a great podcast, everyone's selections were fab. i'm honored to be a part of it.

Mr. Beer N. Hockey said...

What about The Subhuman's Great Canadian Rock 'n' Roll Swindle "New Dark Age Parade?"

A. B. Chairiet said...

I'm ashamed to say it: I don't know any of these songs! :(

What have I been listening to all year??

Ah yes...Sufjan. ;)

I like the picture with this, the mix-tape with pretty writing.


I hope you're well! :)

Happy Thursday,
~ Ash

FiL said...

Dearest Tim: Indeed, I did do a wee bit of prep beforehand. It's the only way I keep on top these days - sigh... It was really rather simple - www.txt2pic.com does it all for you. And thank you for the honours this week - I was most humbled!

Dearest Mentok: Hogging? I only just discovered it. Have fun...!

Dear Jules: I almost did submit Harvee, but I held off because I'm hoping they may submit something to the upcoming musicians' Contrast Podcast. I did invite them...

Dearest Rachel: Gosh, *blush*, many thanks for the kind words. Your selection was fabulous as well! I will pass on your greetings to the family.

Dearest Marcy: So glad you're on board the CP Crazy Train! It is a whole lot of fun, isn't it?

Ah, Mr Beer & Hockey, I must admit I've not yet gotten around to listening to the new Subhumans. Will me punk rock license be confiscated for that? Maybe they'll make it into the best of fourth quarter 2006...

Dearest Ash: No shame locking yourself away with Sufjan for a year. None at all. :)

Anonymous said...

Dear FiL:

No offense meant! You are, after all, from Canada, the center of the pop universe at the moment, and therefore exempt from any and all such childish and belittling labels.


Mr. Beer N. Hockey said...

Better make that the best of 2006. Punk rock was all about restoring some rebelliousness to rock. Funny how it would be the late 40s Subbies doing so again.

By the way, doesn't Ash have the greatest shoulders?