Tuesday, June 12, 2007

The Final Link In The Chain

Ch-ch-chaaain, chain of so-o-ong... Yes, Dearest Friends, its Contrast Podcast Day again, and this week sees the conclusion of the song chain that began waaay back in episode 48 and continued in episode 53. To remind you of the concept, one person chooses a song, then the next person chooses another song linked in some way to the previous song, and so on, and so on. Tim, being the ever-thoughtful forger of podcasts, has linked all three episodes together over here. But you can download just the third length over here. Got it? Good! Go one step further and paste this RSS feed into your faithful aggregator to ensure you automatically get each episode: http://feeds.feedburner.com/ContrastPodcast

And here's how this week's talented crop of contributors propose to chain you up:

(00:36) Weezer - Lover in the snow
Tim from FunFunFun
(05:16) Homie - American Girls
Heather from I am fuel, you are friends
(10:35) The Walker Brothers - Deadlier than the male
ZB from So the wind won’t blow it all away
(13:40) Jack Johnson - Banana pancakes
Kane from Burning Oak
(17:22) G. Love & Special Sauce - Rodeo clowns
Jeff from Kinky Origami
(20:58) The Byrds - Hickory wind
Tim from The Daily Growl
(24:41) Eels - I like birds
Tutu Vicar from The World Won’t Listen
(27:16) Charley Pride - Kaw-Liga
Alex from Totally True Tales from Texas
(32:08) Beck - Your cheatin’ heart
Ross from Just gimme indie rock
(35:51) The Sundays - Leave the city
Mark from Cinema du Lyon
(40:31) Toots & The Maytals - Take me home country roads
Chris from Phosphorous.net
(43:52) DeVotchKa - We’re leaving
Marcy from Lost in your inbox
(49:15) Siouxsie & The Banshees - Arabian nights
Elizabeth from The Roaring Machine
(52:53) Vic Chesnutt - Supernatural
Linda from Speed of Dark
(57:34) Waiting for Steve - Supernatural dreamings
SAS Radio

Next week's theme is Midwinter, suggested by Alexander who lives in the Antarctic! No joke! Isn't that exciting??? So think cold thoughts and drop by here to learn how to take part. Naturally as this was a closed-loop podcast this week, I was spared any agonizing decisions about what to pick. But here's a chainish song anyway, by Detroit's ultra-cool, ultra-blue, outta-the-garage Dirtbombs.

The Dirtbombs - Chains of Love (buy here or e-here)

And to finish off, an unrelated tale of paternal pride. This weekend Little Man and I went out and about in the car to run some errands. As we were saddling up to leave, I stopped to poke around in our glass CD case to find something suitable for the journey. Little Man asked if he could choose, so naturally I deferred to him. What did he pick? A Date With Elvis by The Cramps. But before settling on it he did ask me if it was loud...

The Cramps - What's Inside A Girl? (buy here or e-here)