Thursday, June 07, 2007

Sailing the Seven seas

Arrr, me Dearest Hearties! Shiver me timbers, splice the mainbrace, caulk the mizzen, and swab me poopdeck! This week the good ship Contrast Podcast sets sail on a sea of music dedicated to all things oceanic. And through the magic of the internet, you can all come along on the cruise! As a special treat, you'll hear the adventures of Cap'n "Salty" Tim and his band of cutthroat musical pirates as they face down the dangers of crap music and corporate greed. So slip on your eyepatch, screw on your pegleg, grab your cutlass, and come aboard! The podcast leaves from this pier, or you can join the crew using this direct RSS feed:

Anchors Aweigh!!

(03:57) Lalo Schifrin - Jaws
Tim from The face of today
(09:18) XTC - Sgt. Rock
Mark from Cinema du Lyon
(14:11) The Magnetic Fields - Deep sea diving suit
Elizabeth from The Roaring Machine
(16:34) Michael Nyman - Prawn watching
Crash from Pretending life is like a song
(19:40) Captain Tractor - The last Saskatchewan pirate
Lyle from Mentok the Mind-taker
(24:45) The Great Depression - Sargasso sea
ZB from So the wind won’t blow it all away
(29:27) Silver Apples - Seagreen serenade
Pieter from Two Tramps in Mud Time
(33:35) The Waterboys - Fisherman’s blues
Natalie from Mini-Obs
(38:30) Jazz Crabs - You say party! We say die!
FiL from Pogoagogo
(41:15) Harold Budd, Simon Raymonde, Robin Guthrie & Elizabeth Fraser - Sea, swallow me
Conrad from 4AD 4EVR
(44:37) Frank Zappa - The ocean is the ultimate solution
Chris from
(53:30) The Decemberists - A cautionary tale
Sid from Too Much Rock
(57:02) Whale - Hobo humpin’ slobo babe
Marcy from Lost in your inbox
(01:01:09) Dead Can Dance - Ocean
Nuno from Undercover songs
(01:04:30) Blurt - The fish needs a bike
Ross from Just gimme indie rock
(01:07:26) Gregory Alan Isakov - The salt and the sea
Heather from I am fuel, you are friends

There were a couple of other sea shanties that I considered taking on board, but sadly I had to leave them waving folornly on the quayside. Here, have a listen and take good care of them until I come back to port:

Pixies - Wave of Mutilation (buy here or e-here)
The only song I know that namechecks the awesome Mariana Trench

The Pogues with The Dubliners - The Irish Rover (buy here)
Back before Shane developed his permanent slur...

Modern English - Hands Across The Sea (buy here)
Completes the transformation of ME from punk band The Lepers to noopopwave wannabies. Rather catchy, but the "Oooh lady" bits drag it through the muck, methinks...

Squeeze - Pulling Mussels from the Shell (buy here)
For the longest time I thought he was singing about pulling muscles for Michelle...

Next week Contrast Podcast continues the song chain. So no opportunity to contribute, but have a look here to find out how to take part in upcoming episodes. And if you've never submitted a song, please think about doing so - it's easy and so much fun!! Don't believe me? Look here!


Crash Calloway said...

I was also sorely tempted by Squeeze. If you want to waste a couple of days with Michelle you might like to take a look here

Tim Young said...

Arrrrrrgh! Thank yee Mister FiL for writing such an ace intro. Arrrrrrgh!

Anonymous said...

"A Salty Dog" by Procol Harum...

Anonymous said...

Very cool idea this, of blog-pod casting across the world. Next time I will try to submit something apropos.
I enjoyed your comments on my wee blog re: Leaving Trains...

Matthew said...

No-one mentioned, was it the 6ths? - Sailor in Love With the Sea? Or Alela Diane's Pirate Gospel?

I am going to have to get off my lazy arse and participate in one of these things sooner or later!

Ed said...

Cool concepts, would love to be involved in something like this.

Love that Pogues/Dubliners song, btw, an absolute classic!

mjrc said...

everybody--did you see that? matthew has said he's going to join in the fun and contribute to a podcast! i've been wanting to ask him why he hadn't yet, so now all we have to do is hold him to it. : )

fil and tim--did i ever properly thank you for asking me to be in the intro? that was really a whole lot of fun. : )

FiL said...

Dearest Crash, thanks for the reference. Indeed, methinks a misheard lyrics CO would be grand!

Arrr, Most Respected and Exalted Cap'n "Salty" Tim, it were a pleasure. I'd give me tentacles for this here fine crew...

Hi Anon! Indeed, another fine choice...

Dearest Toad, I sincerely do hope you get off your arse - your contribution would be most welcome!!

Hi Juan! By all means, give it a whirl. It's great fun!

Dear Ed, there's nothing stopping you! Hope to hear you soon on CP.

Dearest Marcy, we'll just sic them mermaids on him if he doesn't join in. And you make the most wonderful mermaid, so thank you for taking part!!