Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Now We Are One

Birthday cake baked here

This week Contrast Podcast has invited us all to help celebrate its first birthday. Yes, it has been fifty-two weeks since the wonderful Tim Young gave birth to his bouncing baby, and look how it's grown under his careful parentage! As one of CP's contributing uncles, can I just say how proud I am of the little nipper.

Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday, Dearest Contrast Podcast!! Right, now on to the jelly and ice cream and cake and prezzies. And the music. We're gonna have a party, all night long. You can join the fun here, or sign up to this RSS feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/ContrastPodcast.

So what are we waiting for? Let's let it rip with Billy Bragg, Tom Waits, The Cucumbers, and, er, the luscious Cherry Sorbet!!!!

(00:00) Sky Larkin - Young lungs
Tim from The Face of Today
(03:11) Ariane - Ice cream
FiL from Pogoagogo
(07:13) The Go Betweens - Born to a family
Mark from Cinema du Lyon
(10:35) Bud Melvin - 1+1=1+1
Cindy from Adzuki bean stash
(16:25) Tom Waits - Table Top Joe
Lyle from Mentok the Mindtaker
(21:46) C.K.Stead - Birthday sonnet
John from You must be from away
(23:32) My Life Story - Birthday suit
ZB from So the wind won’t blow it all away
(27:53) The Cucumbers - My birthday
Natalie from Mini-Obs
(31:19) The Replacements - Birthday gal
Tom from Other people’s toys
(35:44) Blood Music - It’s a party
Ross from Just gimme indie rock
(40:23) Atom & His Package - Happy Birthday Ralph
Marcy from Lost in your inbox
(42:47) Billy Bragg & Wilco - I was born
Crash from Pretending life is like a song

I did indeed consider a few other musical presents for Contrast Podcast's b'day, but I also thought a spell about all the lovely gifts that CP has given me - new songs, reintroductions to old songs, and introductions to some really wonderful people. Real people, not virtual ones. So thank you, Dearest Tim, and thank you, Dearest Contrast Podcasters. Each and every one of you.

Here, let me share some of my favourite gifts from the past year:

Teddybears Sthlm - Hey Boy (buy here)
Thanks, SAS !

Bratmobile - Where Eagles Dare (buy here or e-here)
Thanks, Bob !

The Field Mice - Song Six (buy here )
Thanks, Dearest Colin !

Victor Scott - Mareel (buy e-here)
Thanks, Victor !

Next week, the Songchain continues to be forged. I can hear the clink-clink-clink of hammer on anvil as the links are shaped. What fun!!!