Sunday, November 28, 2010

Plentycast #8

Brr... bit nippy out isn't it? Luckily, this podcast is brought to you by two of the finest words in this situation - "central" and "heating". I did take up my own advice at the start of the show and turned the heating up and got a nice cup of tea (no cat to curl up with on the sofa alas, not now that Simba's moved away (he was a neighbour's cat who used to frequent the stair and subsequently my flat!)) I really should get a cat of my own one of these days...

So yes, I've survived a three gig week, something that would have been impossible while I was racking up 100+ hours of flexi-time in my last job (I was so tired that I would have been lucky to make three gigs in a month!) so I have to say that it's been something of a success. There's another podcast folly of a repeat artist 2 shows in a row, but The National are worth it and I've got a wee bit to say about their spellbinding show in Glasgow a couple of days ago.

The next show should have a Godspeed You Black Emperor ATP theme, for that's where you'll find me next weekend. I'll hopefully draft in some special guests to have a chat about the weekend and maybe do a wee round up at the end of each day. We'll work out who's Charles Colvile and who's Bob Willis and "Harmy" later on...

Jocky sez "click me"...

Tracklisting -

1. Lightning Bolt - Sound Guardians
2. Soundgarden - Hands All Over
3. Nirvana - About A Girl
4. The National - Bloodbuzz Ohio
5. Eska - Running On Sum Six Dew
6. The Evens - Cut From The Cloth
7. Built To Spill - Carry The Zero
8. Chris Brokaw And Geoff Farina - The Angel's Message To Me
9. Daniel, Fred And Julie - Runner
10. eagleowl - No Conjunction
11. Part Chimp - B1

Monday, November 15, 2010


...that's 7 podcasts out the way and I enjoy doing them but I never know who's out there listening to them. If you are out there and are tuning in then do say hello and let me know what you think.

I realise that I am not the most tech-savvy person in the world so the jumps between songs and in-between song chat doesn't sound great so until I get a bit more confident with the technology then that might not change overnight. However, the music is the most important aspect of these podcasts, my chat is pretty inconsequential in comparison so any feedback (outwith the usual commenters) would be appreciated.

I'd like to think that there's more than 2 people a fortnight listening so it would be good to hear from folk. I don't want to stop doing this because of lack of interest but it could come into consideration in the future.



Sunday, November 14, 2010

Plentycast #7

I think there's an epic theme running through this week's show. My own little nod to the Rovers' epic comeback against the Scum yesterday afternoon, so there's some bombast in there to go with the thousands of us who left East End Park after the game with our chests puffed out, feeling that the 2-2 draw we just witnessed was more like a win. As they're fond of saying somewhere else, there's no quit in this Rovers team.

So yes, some epics, the usual nugget or two to get us going and some new (well, new-ish) tunes mixed in between. As I say in the show, I think I've set myself the impossible task of going to 4 gigs in 5 days the week after next so if the next podcast doesn't appear on time then it's because I've spent the following weekend in my bed. I can hear my younger self pshawing away as I type this but I grow old, I grow old, I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled... As somebody once said...

Click on Jocky to take you there.

Tracklisting -

1. Kyuss - Thumb
2. Pedro The Lion - Magazine
3. The Scottish Enlightenment - Little Sleep
4. Adrian Crowley - Liberty Stream
5. Marnie Stern - Gimme
6. Torche - Face The Wall
7. Yusuf Azak - Eastern Sun
8. James Orr Complex - Antibodies
9. The Kays Lavelle - Ten Times
10. Eleventh Dream Day - Stalled Parade
11. The National - Apartment Story

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Plentycast #6

Okay, okay so I'm a wee bit late with this podcast. Apologies to all the listeners out there in podcast land. Both of you...

Anyway, it's still ended up a good 'un despite being three days overdue. As I say in the show, I was "away from my desk" all of Sunday at the Fence Halloween gig and then "otherwise engaged" in front of the telly watching the World Series on Monday and Tuesday night (well done to the Giants btw. Anyone that makes Bush jr unhappy is OK by me!) So, there's a wee bit of a nod to Fence, including a King Creosote song that you wouldn't have heard unless you were at one of his "My Nth Bit Of Strange" shows, which is good (and thanks to KC for letting me play it). There appears to be a bit more chat, maybe recording and uploading on a Wednesday is more conducive to chat. Bit of an odd one though as I had a full day at work and am not usually in the mood for chat after that!

As usual, let Jocky be your guide...

Tracklisting -

1. Hey Mercedes - Our Weekend Starts On Wednesday
2. Nada Surf - Hyperspace
3. King Creosote - There's No Escape
4. James Yorkston & The Athletes - Shipwreckers
5. Emily Scott - All That Glitters
6. Low - Venus
7. I Build Collapsible Mountains - And The City Sleeps
8. The Pictish Trail - I Don't Know Where To Begin
9. Codeine - Loss Leader
10. Rites Of Spring - Spring
11. Yo La Tengo - More Stars Than There Are In Heaven