Monday, August 28, 2006

A Dip in the Pool

FiL livin' it large, age 2 1/2, Miami FL

Well, I didn't die. I've not completely recovered, but it seems I am on the mend. It is a very nasty little bug, however...

Anyway, enough about that. Today is Tuesday, and that means it's Contrast Podcast day. In celebration of Tim's Mediterranean holiday, the theme this week is Poolside. Tim is expecting to spend much downtime chilling by blue, chlorinated waters, and was looking for a soundtrack to help him do just that. You too can lounge next to the pool (if you've no access to one, try your bathtub instead) and listen to what Tim's listening to by downloading the podcast via this direct link. You can also subscribe to this and future podcasts using the RSS feed:

Here's the poolside playlist:
(00:52) Stimmhorn - Mjandrio
ZB from So the wind won’t blow it all away

(08:15) Mosquitos - Boombox
Brian from The Rant

(10:45) Wax Poetic - Angels
Chris from Culturebully

(15:08) Henri Salvador - Vagabond
Marianne Dissard

(18:48) Augustus Pablo - Jah Dread
Colin from Let’s Kiss and Make Up

(22:19) Donavon Frankenreiter - Lovely Day
Jamie from

(26:02) Blotto - I wanna be a lifeguard
FiL from Pogoagogo

(30:45) Andrew W.K. - I get wet
Jamie from The Run Out Groove

(34:44) Emmet Swimming - Sunblock
Tom from Other People’s Toys

(39:29) James Figurine - All the way to China
Jeff from The DIY Rockstar

(45:02) Math & Physics Club - Weekends away
Bethanne from CTASLS

(48:08) Sly & Robbie - From the grass dub
Bob from Gimme Tinnitus

(51:59) James Hunter - No smoke without fire
Natalie from Mini-Obs

(55:26) Smog - Drinking at the Dam
Charlie from Nerdlitter

(59:48) Bong-Ra - Suicide Speed Machine Girl
SAS Radio

Next week’s podcast will build on the Who? theme of a few weeks back and pose the question ‘What?’ I would strongly encourage you all to give it a whack and choose a song with ‘what’ in it’s title and send it along with a 30-60 second spoken introduction to Go on, you know you want to!

As usual, there were a few tracks I considered before Blotto presented itself as the obvious choice. So here for your enjoyment are the runners up:

Camera Obscura - Swimming Pool (buy here or here)

Holger Czukay - Cool in the Pool (buy here)
Do visit his website, if only for his webcam. Watch him as he types! Marvel as he scratches his head!! Gasp at his silky, grey locks!!!

Sex Pistols - Holidays in the Sun (buy this or that)

Go-Gos - Vacation (buy here)

D.A.F. - Sex Unter Wasser (buy here)

On another note, in my febrile state I forgot to draw your attention the other day to a most excellent post on songs with cowbells over at Mars Needs Guitars. More fun than a day out at the Swiss cow fights!