Thursday, September 13, 2012

Plentycast #36

Hello listeners, we're back back back... or something...

I'm sure you missed us during our (unscheduled) five-month hiatus, a hiatus caused by... I don't know what caused it really, there were perhaps a few reasons that we may not go into here.

Anyway, nothing really has changed. Me and John pick some songs then we talk about them, and possibly go on unrelated tangents. It's right where we left off really, but I've bought some records in the interim period and tracks from a few of those appear on this particular programme. Buying records is a good thing, I heartily recommend it, including the ones you're about to listen to.

About which... on you go!

Plentycast #36 Direct Download


1. Japandroids - The House That Heaven Built
2. Codeine - Cigarette Machine
3. Easter - Somethin' American
4. Idaho - Forever
5. Mark Lanegan - Museum
6. Evan Dando - Hard Drive
7. Holy Mountain - Great Monkey
8. RM Hubbert - Half Light
9. Neil Young - Don't Let It Bring You Down
10. Swearin - Movie Star
11. Lucky Luke - Kill The Enemy
12. Daniel Johnston - True Love Will Find You In The End

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Plentycast #35 - The Lo-Fi Bri Cast

And so my birthday weekend starts in earnest with another of our guest casts. Joining us at PS Towers is our pal Brian McKinnon from Glasgow who did a grand job in picking the songs for your enjoyment. We've been trying to limit recent casts to 90 minutes or so but we made an exception for Brian - I hope you can find 127 minutes to listen to some fine, fine tunes.

You'll see we sprung a surprise on John and added a Sawyer song to the mix. I always thought Brian had heard them but it turns out he hadn't! It's only a minute and a half long but what a minute and a half it is. I think we may do another cast with Brian again, probably this time through in Glasgow so what you are about to listen to is the "home leg". I fear we may need to up our game as Brian may have nicked an away goal to take into the second leg. We'll let you know when that takes place, soon hopefully!

Well, on you go...

Plentycast #35 Direct Download

Tracklisting -

1. Husker Du - Eight Miles High
2. Golden Grrrls - Date It
3. Grass Widow - Celebrate The Mundane
4. Sawyer - He Gave What He Could
5. Jim Shepard - Untitled No.2
6. Alastair Galbraith - Milky Milo Man
7. Muscles Of Joy - Room Of Our Own
8. Two Wings - Love's Spring
9. Alistair Hulett - The Fair Flower Of Northumberland
10. Alasdair Roberts - Babylon
11. Gastr Del Sol - Thos. Dudley Ah! Old Must Dye
12. The Clean - Fish
13. Twerps - Don't Be Surprised
14. Butterglory - Your Nose My Head
15. Guided By Voices - Donut For A Snowman
16. Silkworm - Never Met A Man I Don't Like
17. Superchunk - Baxter
18. Jad Fair - Shoes

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Plentycast #34

I don't know if the unseasonably good weather is getting to us or not but there was a nice bit of forgetfulness halfway through the latest podcast. Maybe our minds will return once the weather cools down a bit (which looks like it could be as soon as this coming weekend...)

Anyway, unlike us I know, but I digress. We spend the first couple of minutes of the show talking about the man you see on every Mixcloud embed, namely the great Jocky Wilson and what he meant to us growing up in Fife in the 1980s. It's a trite thing to say that this one's for you but I guess it is in this case.

We plough a usual furrow of old and new tracks and I think I may have got the nationality wrong of New Bleeders so apologies for that if it is the case. However, it's a cracking good tune so I hope I'm forgiven. It's a podcast full of cracking tunes so we hope you enjoy.

Do it for Jocky and click on the great man...

Plentycast #34 Direct Download

Tracklisting -

1. Hiva Oa - Badger
2. Withered Hand - Gethsemane
3. Young Marble Giants - Final Day
4. Sentridoh - Brand New Love
5. Sam Prekop - The Company
6. Dirty Three - That Was Was
7. Beat Happening - I Love You
8. The Vaselines - Dying For It
9. The Edsel Auctioneer - Stickleback
10. Billy Bragg & Wilco - Ingrid Bergman
11. A Minor Forest - John Gets Leftovers Again
12. New Bleeders - Ox Blood
13. Iron Maiden - Hallowed Be Thy Name (Live)

Monday, March 12, 2012

Plentycast #33 - The Jeff Mangum ATP Cast

Hello listeners, we're back after a couple of months of inactivity (slackness in the blackness!) and what a splendid show we have for our return.

Over the weekend, John and me were down at the Jeff Mangum curated ATP with a host of others and we decided to record a podcast while we were there. This was recorded yesterday lunchtime in the vast Skyline Pavilion space in Butlins in Minehead - there were no bands playing in there over the weekend so it became this huge hang-out place instead. It seemed like a nice place to do it so away we went.

We're joined by a plethora of special guests popping in and out of proceedings - you'll remember Thom Allott and Andy Cleary from the Fence Cast last year. Also joining us is Jonathan Greer from Slow Thrills zine, Will Fitzpatrick from The 255s who we played last year and last, but not least, our pal and chalet mate Lo-Fi Brian McKinnon.

Everybody picked a couple of songs by bands from the weekend, I put them in roughly date order as to when they played and since it was recorded on the Sunday we could only look forward to the bands playing that day. I can since confirm that Versus and Sebadoh were fucking awesome and John would say the same thing about the former and also Roscoe Mitchell too. Looking back the day after the weekend before, I can honestly say that I enjoyed this weekend very much even though at the time of writing I'm dead tired.

Anyway, I hope we are able to give you a flavour of what went on. Featuring some ATP hubbub in the background (or it could be a knitting machine...) and the interminable clack and clink of the air hockey machines. Enjoy!

Plentycast #33 - The Jeff Mangum ATP Cast by Plentyside on Mixcloud

Tracklisting -

1. Neutral Milk Hotel - Holland, 1945
2. Joanna Newsom - Erin
3. Thurston Moore - Orchard Street
4. Minutemen - History Lesson, Part II
5. Robyn Hitchcock - Flavour Of Night
6. The Apples In Stereo - What's The #?
7. Retribution Gospel Choir - Breaker
8. Mount Eerie - Flaming Home
9. Scratch Acid - Moron's Moron
10. Boredoms - [Spiral]
11. Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Upon The My-Oh-My
12. The Magnetic Fields - The Horrible Party
13. Versus - Shooting Star

Edited to add that there was a problem with the embedded player but it seems to have sorted itself out and it plays fine now. However, you can still download the 'cast direct from the following link.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Plentycast #32

Thae Christmas holidays, they dinnae fair take it oot o' ye... Or something...

And we're back, back, back after a small break, mainly caused by slackness in the blackness but there you go. It's another bumper edition (19 songs, 150 minutes!) so strap yourselves in for the latest and best, hip and happening new music. Or not...

I don't mind saying but recording a two and a half hour podcast in one sitting is a bit of a struggle, by the end of it I was flagging and ready for my bed! However, I managed to soldier on to the end, such is the dedication to the cause...

Aye, it's me and John playing songs and talking about them in between them. Plus ca change...

Hit it...

Tracklisting -

1. Wounded Knee - Lowland Lullaby
2. Bitch Magnet - Dragoon
3. Archers Of Loaf - Audiowhore
4. Galaxie 500 - Isn't It A Pity
5. George Harrison - All Things Must Pass
6. Loose Fur - You Were Wrong
7. Midlake - Roscoe
8. Albert Ayler - Summertime
9. The Leather Nun - No Rule
10. Autolux - Sugarless
11. Dolly Parton - Coat Of Many Colors
12. Simon And Garfunkel - So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright
13. Dead Meadow - Sleepy Silver Door
14. Pensioner - Big Trouble In Little Richard
15. Roy Harper - Commune
16. Robert Wyatt - Free Will And Testament
17. Throwing Muses - Furious
18. The Juliana Hatfield Three - I Got No Idols
19. Football, etc - Catch The Spirit