Monday, January 31, 2011

Podcast News...

Just a quick one (as it were...) to update you on a couple of items of news.

I've decided to move the podcast to monthly from fortnightly. As much as I try to get newer songs into the playlist, I always struggle a little bit to do so and find myself rushing about at the last minute to get them in, plus it's amazing how quickly the fortnight in between recordings can go and I suddenly find myself having to wing it more than is necessary. This will give me a little bit more breathing room to do a bit of research on what's new out there and hopefully plan the playlists better.

Secondly, I'm delighted to say that John Mackie will be appearing on the podcast full time from now on. I really enjoyed the ones we did in December and it's always nice to get someone else's perspective on things and not just have my chat in between the songs (which will always be the most important part of the show) and I'm glad John agreed to do it. We'll hopefully put them out around the first Sunday of the month, but John sometimes works weekends so we'll have to work around his schedule from time to time.

See you next week I think!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Plentycast #11

Back on my tod for the meantime and I think I had one too many senior moments when recording this particular podcast. I managed to create a new band called Entertainment For The Roadkill at one point, that was a particular highlight. However, I stay true to the Kerouacian ideal of first thought is best so it stayed in. Not that I couldn't be bothered recording another link or anything. Oh no, heaven forfend...

Anyway, we find ourselves recording a day later than usual - as I say at the start I was immersing myself last night in Season 2 of In Treatment and if it turns out to be as good as season 1 then I'm in for a very big treat as that was television, writing and performances of the highest calibre. I digress though, I think I was feeling a little low key following the sad news at the end of last week about Trish Keenan of Broadcast so that's reflected a wee bit in the playlist though there is your usual couple of louder ones, and that's fine by me. There's a nice flow to the songs so I hope you like them too.

Jocky wants you to click...

Tracklisting -

1. Galaxie 500 - Blue Thunder
2. Entertainment For The Braindead - Roadkill
3. Laeto - Ecuador
4. Ryan Francesconi - Parables
5. Shipping News - 7s
6. The God Machine - She Said
7. The Leaf Library - New Year
8. Mark Eitzel - Take Courage
9. Rex - Ride Home
10. The Braindead Collective & Rob St John - The Whites Of Our Eyes
11. Broadcast - Come On Let's Go

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Plentycast #10 - The Jockcast

Happy new year folks, I hope it's going well for you all. I have to say it's going splendidly for me - I was down in London over New Year at the Sonic Youth gig at Hammersmith and it's fair to say that they are comfortably ahead in the gig of 2011 stakes! (they came onstage just before midnight, Thurston did a countdown to midnight and then started playing after all the streamers came down to signify the new year). Today saw the mighty Rovers prevail against the dark side from the west of Fife, it can only be described as pandemonium in the South Stand as Tade's winner went in! And as I type, Gary Anderson is just into the World Darts final. 'Mon Gary, one more game to go!

Anyway, I digress. PC #10 is a very special edition. If you listened to #9, you will have heard the contributions from John Mackie. Yesterday (January 1) was John's 40th birthday so I invited him to pick a few of his favourite songs and have a chat about them. So, a few became 16 and 16 became 20 and 20 became 24 so this has been split into two parts to accomodate all the good music and good chat. And I hope you think it's good music and good chat as well. Most of John's choices are not of recent vintage, but that's OK as it's good to have a nice warm nostalgia feel to your favourite songs.

Jocky is waiting for you to click...

Part 1

Part 2

Part 1 Tracklisting -

1. Codeine - Pea
2. Lois - Wet Eyes
3. Red Emma - Candle
4. Minor Threat - Out Of Step (With The World)
5. Idaho - Alive Again
6. Joni Mitchell - Little Green
7. Azalia Snail - St. Nowhere
8. Nico - Frozen Warnings
9. Bitch Magnet - Sadie
10. Minutemen - Joe McCarthy's Ghost
11. Jawbox - Capillary Life
12. Joeyfat - Little Big Man

Part 2 Tracklisting -

1. Nick Drake - From The Morning
2. The Humblebums - Everybody Knows That
3. Headphones - Major Cities
4. New Bomb Turks - Summer Romance
5. Superchunk - European Medicine
6. Cap'n Jazz - Little League
7. East River Pipe - My Life Is Wrong
8. The Clientele - Spirit
9. Beat Happening - You Turn Me On
10. Versus - Be-9
11. Born Heller - No More Lamps In The Morning
12. Scrawl - 11.59 It's January