Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Promise You'll Listen, Or Else...

Alright, head on over to the Contrast Podcast RIGHT NOW or else I promise you the kitty will get it...

Aw, shucks, you didn't think I'd really hurt the wee moggie, do you? Admittedly I am both a dog person and very allergic to felines, but never in a million years would I --could I-- harm Tiddles, let alone any beastie. Oh, and for the record, I think strong gun control is essential for a civilized society.

Right, were was I? Oh yes, this week the CP offers up both threats and promises, thanks to our current Thememistress, Dearest Greer. It's a lovely cast, well-balanced between the two options and full of excellent tuneage from contributors old and new. For a change, I've actually started to listen to the podcast before the weekend (the silver lining of having a longer bus commute while the car is in the shop) and the intro is a fantastically atmospheric, hiiilarious, noirish exchange between Greer and CP compere extraordinaire, Young Tim. You must listen, I promise you'll enjoy it!! Download it here, and leave your comments here. And the threats/promises made this week are:

(00:00) DAG - Ruin you
Greer from A Sweet Unrest

(04:31) Eric Clapton - Promises
Anna from Desert Island Jukebox

(07:57) Minor Threat - Minor threat
James from Appetite For Distraction

(09:42) Good Friend - It’s a deal
Eiron from The S+7 Method

(11:23) The Buzzcocks - Promises
Dirk from Sexy Loser

(15:49) Nellie McKay - Won’t U please B nice?
Matt from Perceptions Delusions

(18:35) Big Stick - A threat
Tim from The face of today

(22:01) Queen Esther - Promise me
Victoria from Muruch

(26:10) The Black Heart Procession - Not just words

(30:40) Jeremy Warmsley - I promise
Adam from Pretending life is like a song

(34:45) The Tiger Lillies - Kill you
FiL from Pogoagogo

(39:52) SoKo - I’ll kill her
DC from The Waiting Room

(44:03) The Proclaimers - I’m gonna be (500 miles)
JC aka The Vinyl Villian

(48:24) Current 93 - A sadness song
ZB from So the wind won’t blow it all away

The Tiger Lillies it was by a mile, but I was tempted to make a few other threats and promises, to wit:

Volumizer - I Promise You Thomas (buy here or e-here)
Dishrag Jade Blade, Pointed Stick Bill Hemy, and J3RK5 Rodney Graham formed this little but loud Vancouver project back in 2002. The song apparently is dedicated to Jade's godson.

Gore Gore Girls - I'm Gonna Get You Yet (buy here)
Oh, what I wouldn't give for these gorgeous garage gals to aim that threat at me. almost makes me want to go to Detroit.

L7- Shove (buy here)
I know of no finer getthafukkouddahereorelse song. None.

CocoRosie - Promise (buy here or e-here)
I keep drifting back to CocoRosie's odd little reverie of an album, The Adventures of Ghosthorse and Stillborne. So rich and lush...

Next week Contrast Podcast goes through the Days of the Week, thanks to Dearest Marcy. Find out how to contribute here.