UPDATE! Due to popular demand I have updated to Sendspace, which seems after about two minutes to be a MUCH better file service. The link below has been changed accordingly.
In the spirit of trying new and different things, we are now embarking on another adventure in blogging, something I have been meaning to try for a while but which I haven't had the time to devote towards figuring out. Turns out that when I set about doing it, it was nowhere near as difficult or time consuming as I thought it would be - so chances are good I'll make a regular feature of it.
What is this Brave New World of blogging of which I speak? A podcast! Yes, a genuine podcast for your listening pleasure. Of course, it's not really a "podcast" in the sense of me spending a lot of time talking about this week's comics or whatever - I have little interest in doing that. I think it'll be more like a radio show, devoted solely to music and perhaps the discussion thereof. I don't know if I've ever mentioned it before, but I used to be on the radio. I was actually an honest-to-Gosh radio personality for a few years of the last decade, so this is essentially me trying to get back some of the fun of that.
Because this is still a new enterprise, it may take a little bit to figure out all the technical bugs. Keep in mind my technological illiteracy and bear accordingly.
But first, before you download, a request: call me old fashioned, but I don't like it when people scan the track listing of a mixtape before they listen. I can't stop you from doing so but I will strongly encourage you to resist the temptation to check out the coming attractions before you see the film, so to speak - let yourself be surprised, for better or for worse. The track listing is below the cut.
Please feel free to give me your opinions and suggestions for improvement. I had a lot of fun doing this and I think it might very well become a regularly feature.
00:20 - The Orb - Assassin 7"
03:56 - Franz Ferdinand - Die on the Floor
10:27 - Dam-Funk - Keep Lookin 2 The Sky
14:57 - M83 - Space Fertilizer
16:50 - Bon Iver - Woods
21:30 - Brian Eno - Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)
26:47 - Neil Young -Tell Me Why
29:39 - MGMT - Congratulations
33:29 - PJ Harvey - You Said Something
36:43 - Spoon - Trouble Comes Running
39:48 - Jay Reatard - There Is No Sun (RIP JR)
43:29 - The Chemical Brothers - The Diamond Sky
47:04 - Tegan & Sara - Someday
49:59 - Orbital - Style
54:00 - Yim Yames - All Things Must Pass