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!