260 Hell

We recently explored the wonder of Heaven so we had to counteract the light with a visit to the darkness of Hell. Now, can I interest anyone in a pitchfork in the bottom or would you just like some eternal fire?

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Playlist:

(0:00) Pat Benatar – Hell is for Children

Andrew from RVA Playlist

(6:02) Shovels and Rope – Hell’s Bells

Mike from wearedust

(10:11) Alice Cooper – Give the Kid a Break

Tricia from I Sing in the Kitchen

(16:03) Dawn Landes – Private Little Hell

Linda from Speed of Dark

(19:19) Lonnie Johnson – She’s Making Whoopee in Hell Tonight

Niels from Sun in Late December

(23:27) David Bowie – The Pretty Things Are Going to Hell

Jeremy from Fingertips

(30:05) Elvis Costello – This is Hell

Chris from Dead Sea Apes

(35:31) New Found Glory – Living Hell

James from Appetite For Distraction

(39:10) Squirrel Nut Zippers – Hell

Kymm from The Film Chain

(43:38) Cast of “The Book of Mormon” – Spooky Mormon Hell Dream

Kev from Let Me Educate You

(49:53) The Tiger Lillies – Hell

FiL from Pogo-a-Gogo

(54:00) Jackie Greene – Icewater

John from Goatless

(57:05) John D. Loudermilk – Goin’ to Hell on a Sled

The In Crowd from Learning to Share

(1:01:55) Geronimo! – Fires of Hell

ZB from So The Wind Won’t Blow It All Away

(1:07:32) Josh Ritter – Nightmares

Marcy

(1:11:54) Cast of “Hell Can Be Heaven” – Night Inside a Fridge

Eiron from Old Fridges Can Kill

(1:16:20) Ranges – If I Were the Devil

John Q

(1:22:29) Chris Rea – Road to Hell (Part 2)

Ram from Dying Note

Thanks to Andrew from RVA Playlist for curating this episode.

If you would like to take part in the podcast, or would like to suggest a theme for us to explore, you’ll need to start by sending a message to contrastians@gmail.com and we’ll let you know what you need to do to get involved.

259 The Internet

We’ve already heard and seen what the contributors like about The Radio and The Television. This time we are going to get online for a selection of songs related to The Internet. Where did I put my modem?

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Playlist:

(00:00) Amber Suite – Walking

Chris from Dead Sea Apes

(06:13) Passenger – Facebook

Andrew from RVA Playlist

(10.41) Dessa – If & When (Daytrotter session)

James from Appetite For Distraction

(18:38) The Blue Aeroplanes – Streamers

Jeremy from Fingertips

(23:46) Chestnut Bakery – Moon Palace

John Q

(33:53) Kate Bush – Deeper Understanding

Kev from Let Me Educate You

(41:25) Jonathan Couldton – Skullcrusher Mountain

Kymm from The Thirteenth Baby Opossum

(47:35) Spike Jones – Barney Google

Mike from wearedust

(51:45) Todd Rundgren – I Hate My Frickin’ ISP

Nat from Another Aging Hipster

(56:43) Kid 606 – MP3 Killed The Radio Star

Peiter from Two Tramps In Mud Time

(1:07:15) Fenne Lily – Stranger

Tim from The Contrast Podcast

(1:12:31) Nicholas Thorburn – Bad Dream

Tricia from I Sing in the Kitchen

(1:16:37) The Fuzz /CN – Borderless

ZB from So The Wind Won’t Blow It All Away

(1:21:33) Listen With Sarah – World Wide Hula

Eiron from Old Fridges Can Kill

(1:24:27) St. Vincent – Digital Witness

John Eckman from Goatless

Thanks to Chris from Dead Sea Apes for so expertly curating this episode. If you would like to take part in the podcast you’ll need to start by sending a message to contrastians@gmail.com and we’ll let you know what you need to do to get involved.

258 Ten

Ten years ago the first episode of the Contrast Podcast was published. It was originally just a bit of fun between bloggers and I never expected it to last quite so long. It grew into quite a wonderful beast and then went quiet for a while, but now it’s back and perhaps, dare I suggest, more contrasty than it’s ever been. To celebrate the anniversary I have invited ten contributors who took part in the first ten episodes to choose songs based on the theme of ten, most of which were released in the last ten years. Long may the wonderful contrastitude continue.

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Playlist:

(00:00) Miss Emily Brown – Ten Years Older

Tim from The Contrast Podcast

(04:21) D’Angelo & The Vanguard – Back to the Future (Part I)

Matt from Earfarm

(10:48) Aidan Moffat & Bill Wells – The Copper Top

Richard from To Die By Your Side

(17:04) The Black Keys – Ten Cent Pistol

Aaron from Tape Eagles

(23:00) Brandi Carlile – The Story

Victoria from Muruch

(28:29) Gdansk – The Auteur

Colin from And Before The First Kiss…

(34:12) I Was a Teenage Satan Worshipper – Ten Years Later

ZB from So The Wind Won’t Blow It All Away

(39:59) Thomas Hayes feat. Joni Fatora – Neon (Alluvion)

David from SAS Radio

(43:59) Eric Whitacre – Fly to Paradise

Cindy Chang from Adzuki Bean Stash

(49:50) Nagamatzu – Lift Off

Dean from Pod of Funk

Thank you to all the contributors who dusted off their recording equipment to take part in this episode. You never know, this might give you a taste for taking part again? Thanks also to everyone who has ever supported our little community. Without you we’d be much less.

If you would like to take part in the podcast you’ll need to start by sending a message to contrastians@gmail.com and we’ll let you know what you need to do to get involved.

257 Theatre

If you knew Kymm like we knew Kymm then you’d know that it was inevitable that one day she would curate an episode with the theme of theatre. So settle into the best seats in the house and get ready to get down as the curtain goes up. Can you smell the greasepaint my friends?

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Playlist:

0:00:00 Paul Bellows – Juliet Pauses

Kymm Zuckert from The Film Chain

0:06:29 Allan Sherman – It’s a Most Unusual Play

The In Crowd from Learning to Share

0:12:37 Claptone – Puppet Theatre (feat. Peter, Björn and John)

Andrew from RVA Playlist

0:16:39 The Fifth Dimension – Aquarius

Nat from Another Aging Hipster

0:23:34 Les Maîtres – Théâtre

ZB from So The Wind Won’t Blow it All Away

0:27:19 Flotsam and Jetsam – Theatre Ghost

Mike from wearedust

0:31:19 David Bowie – Cracked Actor

Chris from Dead Sea Apes

0:35:24 Imelda Staunton – Everything’s Coming Up Roses

Kev from Let Me Educate You

0:40:16 The Raconteurs – Carolina Drama

Ram from Dying Note

0:46:38 Merrily We Roll Along – It’s A Hit

Jeremy from Fingertips

0:53:08 Woodpidgeon – Now You Like Me How?

Linda

0:58:06 Team America World Police – Everyone Has AIDS

Robert Todd

1:00:25 Morrissey – November Spawned a Monster

Eiron Page from Old Fridges Can Kill

1:06:52 The Luckie Strike – Rose Tint My World

Tricia from I Sing in the Kitchen

1:11:09 Belle and Sebastian – Play For Today

John Q

1:19:09 Little Shop of Horrors – Finale

James from Appetite For Distraction

Thank you as always for your participation. The next episode will be something special related to this one.

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256 What To Do

Previously Jeremy from Fingertips asked us to choose songs that told us what not to do, so it seemed inevitable that we would soon be choosing songs about what we should do. You know what to do …

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Playlist:

(0:00) David Bowie – Stay

Jeremy from Fingertips

(8:19) Tom Waits – Step Right Up

Niels from Sun in Late December

(14:58) Morrissey – Get Off the Stage

Tim from Contrast Podcast

(19:19) Crooks – Fork in the Road

Martin from No, Your Product

(24:04) Graham Parker – Get Started, Start a Fire

Nat from Another Aging Hipster

(29:24) Barenaked Ladies – Go Home

James from Appetite for Distraction

(33:32) Ringo Deathstarr – Stare at the Sun

John Q

(38:22) Frightened Rabbit – Be Less Rude

Tricia from I Sing in the Kitchen

(45:27) Charles Wright and The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band – Express Yourself

The In Crowd from Learning to Share

(51:50) The Specials – Enjoy Yourself (It’s Later Than You Think)

Kevin from Let Me Educate You

(55:54) Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds – Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!

Kymm from The Thirteenth Baby Opossum

(1:01:27) Lyn Collins and the JBs – Do Your Thing

Chris from Dead Sea Apes

(1:06:29) Mika – Relax, Take It Easy

Andrew from RVA Playlist

(1:11:28) Bobby “Boris” Pickett – Monster Mash

Kathy

(1:16:04) David Bowie – Do Anything You Say

Mike from wearedust

The next episode, curated by Kymm will have the theme of Theatre! Curtains up on that one soon.

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255 Heaven

For this episode we are looking skyward, thanks to Andrew from RVA Playlist, to hear what our contributors have to say about heaven.

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Playlist:

(0:00) Yellowcard – View From Heaven (Acoustic Version)

Andrew from RVA Playlist

(4:47) Miles Davis – Seven Steps to Heaven

Chris from Dead Sea Apes

(11:29) Talking Heads – Heaven (Live)

James from Appetite for Distraction

(17:40) Cocteau Twins – Heaven or Las Vegas

Rob

(23:10) OPM – Heaven is a Halfpipe

Kathy

(28:42) Tony Bruno – That Lucky Old Sun

The In Crowd from I’m Learning to Share

(33:57) Mono – The Battle to Heaven

John Q

(47:07) Jackson Browne – The Barricades of Heaven

Nat from Another Aging Hipster

(53:13) Terry Allen – Gimme A Ride To Heaven Boy

Martin from No, Your Product

(58:25) Stan Getz and the Oscar Peterson Trio – Pennies from Heaven

Mike from wearedust

(01:04:20) Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – God’s Hotel (Live on KCRW)

John from Goatless

(01:08:16) Dot Allison – Colour Me

Jeremy from Fingertips

(01:14:02) Righteous Brothers – Rock and Roll Heaven

Tricia from I Sing in the Kitchen

(01:18:28) UNKLE (feat. Gavin Clark) – Heaven

Stuart from The Accies Blog

(01:29:12) Fiction Factory – (Feels Like) Heaven

Niels from Sun in Late December

(01:34:36) The Smiths – Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now

Kev from Let Me Educate You

The next episode, curated by Jeremy from Fingertips, will be the follow up to the What Not To Do theme, and will simply ask What To Do.

If you would like to take part in the podcast you’ll need to start by sending a message to contrastians@gmail.com and we’ll let you know what you need to do to get involved.

254 Festive Fifty 2015 (part 3)

So you’ve heard all the cool stuff in part one and listened your way through all the enjoyable tunes in part two, only leaving the joy of part three to be stuffed into your ever eager ears … so get listening!

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Playlist:

16 Jason Isbell – 24 Frames

Marc

15 The Wave Pictures – Pea Green Coat

Tricia from I Sing in the Kitchen

14 Tame Impala – Let It Happen

Greg

13 Wolf Alice – Moaning Lisa Smile

Shaun from Cold Citrus

12 Sleater Kinney – Bury Our Friends

Kristen

11 The Decemberists – The Singer Addresses His Audience

Tricia from I Sing in the Kitchen

10 Chvrches – Leave a Trace

Greer

9 Sufjan Stevens – No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross

Greg

8 Elle King – Ex’s and Oh’s

Thing 2

7 Kurt Vile – Pretty Pimpin’

Robert Todd

6 The Decemberists – Make You Better

Jason

5 Courtney Barnett – Pedestrian at Best

Ram from Dying Note

4 Father John Misty – Chataeu Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins)

Doug from Sound Gaze

3 Sufjan Stevens – Should Have Known Better

Charles from Heartache with Hard Work

2 Public Service Broadcasting – Go!

Eiron from Old Fridges Can Kill

1 Alabama Shakes – Don’t Wanna Fight

Chris from Dead Sea Apes

Don’t forget that these episodes wouldn’t exist without the efforts of James from Appetite For Distraction, so do send him some proper respect. The next episode, curated by Andrew from RVA Playlist will have the theme of Heaven.

If you would like to take part in the podcast you’ll need to start by sending a message to our new email address, contrastians@gmail.com, and we’ll let you know what you need to do to get involved.