Wednesday, September 06, 2006

What? Oh, He's Back...

A brief appearance tonight, Dear Friends, but I am indeed back. Thank you so much for the kind comments on my last post- I will answer once I get back in the saddle. And though T did reveal the gist of the secret in his scribing below, I will fill in more details as soon as I can - things are hectic.

But let me break radio silence by drawing your attention to the latest Contrast Podcast. This week the theme was, quite simply, "What." The sole criterion for submission was that the song had to have said word in title. Easy 'nuff!

So here is this week's playlist, rife with the usual viriety and spice of life. You can download the podcast using this direct link or subscribe to the podcast (What?! You've not done so yet??) using the following RSS feed:

(00:00) Ramsey Lewis - Do what you wanna
Tim from the face of today

(03:16) The Buzzcocks - What do I get?
Bethanne from CTASLS

(06:35) The Blow - What Tom said about girls
Richard from Invisible Limb

(09:44) The Spin Doctors - What time is it?
Jamie from

(14:40) Suns of Arqa - What does it profit?
Colin from Let’s Kiss and Make Up

(20:15) Afro omega - watcha need
ZB from So the wind won’t blow it all away

(23:38) Treble Charger - Just what they told me
Andrew from Circles of Concrete

(27:47) The Pet Shop Boys and Dusty Springfield - What have I done to deserve this?
FiL from Pogoagogo

(32:46) Pink Nasty (Sara Beck) - What the fuck
Dan from Burning down the house

(35:17) Def Leppard - No Matter What
Natalie from Mini-Obs

(38:43) Mark Knopfler - What is it?
Charles from Heartache with hard work

(43:45) Dramarama - What are we gonna do?
Tom from Other People’s Toys

(48:10) Marion - What are we waiting for?
Jamie from The Run Out Groove

(55:14) Hüsker Dü - What’s going on?
Bob from Gimme Tinnitus

(01:00:07) Joshua Radin - What if you
Rachel from Untitled

Next week's theme comes from the evah-so-clevah Colin of Let’s Kiss and Make Up who wants y'all to choose ‘Entrance music for a film’. To wit, if you were making your masterpiece of a film, what track would you choose for the opening sequence to set the scene? C'mon all you arty types, get all Ingmar Bergman or John Woo or Steven Spielberg or whatever and send your tracks plus spoken intros to

So, as usual, there was a process of winnowing and sifting before I settled on my submission for this week. Actually, I submitted while ill, and I must admit that The PSB plus Dusty Springfield was the right song at the right time: a wee bit self indulgent and not too hard on the digestion. Plus Dusty cures all, didn't you know? Anyway, the also-rans this week were:

The Cramps - What's Inside A Girl? (buy here or here )
Still trying to figure this out. Answers on a postcard...

The Monroes - What Do All The People Know? (find it on this)
Delish 1980s New Wave Lite. Plus a girl I was sweet on in 1984 loved this tune, especially the break at 3:39. More memories of schoolbuses to and from Manhattan...

Teenage Fanclub - What You Do To Me (buy original here or get the virtual "Best Of" here)
Further evidence that Scotland is the cultural capital of the world. As if you needed any more...

And finally, Buzzcocks almost made it with "What Do I Get?" But fear not, the lovely Bethanne, Tastemistress Extraordinaire of CTASLS, picked it as her tune. Marvellous!!