280 Painting

In my opinion painting and music are wonderful bedfellows and pleasing ones ears can only improve the brushstrokes. I’m sure you’ll agree after listening to this episode of the Contrast Podcast.

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Playlist:

(00:00) David Allred – Running Out of Color

Tim from Tim Young Artist

(03:29) James Blake – The Colour in Anything

Niels from Sun In Late December

(07:47) Paul Simon – Rene and Georgette Magritte With Their Dog After the War

Kymm from Kymm Watches Stuff

(13:23) The Billy Nayer Show – Angles

The In Crowd from I’m Learning to Share

(17:36) Kate Walsh – Snow

Rick

(23:19) Billy Bragg – Must I Paint You A Picture

Stuart from The Accies Blog

(30:47) The Records – Paint Her Face

Jeremy from Fingertips

(35:47) Captain Beefheart – Run Paint Run Run

Chris from Dead Sea Apes

(40:13) Coleman Hawkins – Speak Low

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

(47:40) Dar Williams – Mark Rothko Song

James from Appetite for Distraction

(52:31) The Band – When I Paint My Masterpiece

Ram from Dying Note

(57:12) Don Mclean – Vincent

Michal Turtle

(01:01:50) Joseph Arthur – She Paints Me Gold

Linda

(01:08:17) The Stone Roses – Guernica

Kev from Let Me Educate You

279 1979

Longtime listeners will know that the Contrast Podcast has periodically examined some of the best musical years. Search back through our history and you’ll find them. This time, Jeremy from Fingertips will be leading us back to 1979. Where did I put my disco trousers?

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Playlist:

(0:00) Bruce Woolley and the Camera Club – English Garden

Jeremy from Fingertips

(6:54) The Boomtown Rats – Having My Picture Taken

Kevin from Let Me Educate You

(12:53) Patti Smith Group – Dancing Barefoot

Nat from Another Aging Hipster

(18:36) Joy Division – Twenty Four Hours

Chris from Dead Sea Apes

(23:52) Roxy Music – Trash

Shaun from Cold Citrus

(27:55) The Roches – Mr. Sellack

James from Appetite for Distraction

(34:49) The Undertones – Get Over You

John Q

(39:46) Art Garfunkel – Bright Eyes

Stuart from The Accies Blog

(44:57) Frank Zappa – Sleep Dirt

Michal

(48:52) DEVO – The Day My Baby Gave Me a Surprize

The In Crowd from I’m Learning to Share

(55:39) Clive Pig & The Hopeful Chinamen – Happy Birthday Sweet 16

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

(1:02:32) Fleetwood Mac – Tusk

Linda

(1:08:31) “Evita” Original Broadway Soundtrack – Another Suitcase in Another Hall

Kymm from Kymm Watches Stuff

(1:14:29) Dexy’s Midnight Runners – I’m Just Looking

Tim from Contrast Podcast

(1:19:14) Taana Gardner – When You Touch Me

Niels from Sun In Late December

Thanks to all of you for taking part and listening and to Jeremy from Fingertips for putting this episode together. The next episode will be along soon with the theme of ‘Painting’.

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.

278 Festive Fifty 2017 (part 3)

So here it is … the final part of the 2017 Festive Fifty, showcasing the music we liked the most from last year. As always your gratitude should be directed to James from Appetite For Distraction for making it possible.

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Playlist:
16 The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – My Only

Nat from Another Aging Hipster

15 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree

Chris from Dead Sea Apes

14 Girl Ray – Stupid Things

Kathy

13 Public Service Broadcasting – They Gave Me a Lamp

Stuart from The Accies Blog

12 K.Flay – Blood in the Cut

Rick

11 The National – Dark Side of the Gym

Ram from Dying Note

10 Warm Digits featuring Field Music – End Times

Chris from Dead Sea Apes

9 The XX – Replica

Marc

8 Jens Lekman – To Know Your Mission

Katy

7 Haim – Little of Your Love

Kev from Let Me Educate You

6 The War on Drugs – Strangest Thing

Nat from Another Aging Hipster

5 Lorde – Liability

James from Appetite For Distraction

4 St. Vincent – New York

Marc

3 LCD Soundsystem – Call the Police

Robert Todd

2 Slowdive – Star Roving

Shaun from Cold Citrus

1 The War on Drugs – Thinking of a Place

Ram from Dying Note

The next episode with the theme of 1979 should be along very soon.

277 Festive Fifty 2017 (part 2)

Like a middle child, this episode of the podcast will be keeping the peace between the coolest tunes at the start of the list and the popular ones we will hear next time. Nevertheless it is filled to the brim with some of the best music released last year. Listening hats on, it’s time to carry on counting down!

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Playlist:

33 Archaique Smile – Faraway Salvation

John Q

32 Jens Lekman – How We Met, The Long Version

Katy

31 Juana Molina – Sin Dones

Chris from Dead Sea Apes

30 Tourist – We Stayed Up All Night

Linda from Speed of Dark

29 Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – If We Were Vampires

Rick

28 Diet Cig – Sixteen

Ram from Dying Note

27 Tashaki Miyaki – Get It Right

John Q

26 Halsey – 100 Letters

Andy from RVA Playlist

25 Kendrick Lamar – DNA

James from Appetite For Distraction

24 MGMT – Little Dark Age

Linda from Speed of Dark

23 The Horrors – Something to Remember Me By

Robert Todd

22 Neil Finn – More Than One of You

Nat from Another Aging Hipster

21 Jeremy Messersmith – Everybody Gets a Kitten

Kev from Let Me Educate You

20 Halsey – Alone

Andy from RVA Playlist

19 Rolling Blackouts Coast Fever – French Press

Shaun from Cold Citrus

18 Sleaford Mods – BHS

Stuart from The Accies Blog

17 The Regrettes – Seashore

Kathy

276 Festive Fifty 2017 (part 1)

Thanks as always to the extraordinary efforts of James from Appetite For Distraction we will be exploring the best music of the last year over the next three episodes. Get some figgy pudding and get listening!

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Playlist:

50 Cat Pierce – Hard to Be a Woman

Andy from RVA Playlist

49 Diet Cig – Tummy Ache

James from Appetite For Distraction

48 Jessie Ware – Midnight

Marc

47 Meursault – Klopfgeist

Shaun from Cold Citrus

46 Flyte – Victoria Falls

Stuart from The Accies Blog

45 Tash Sultana – Jungle

Rick

44 The Luxembourg Signal – Blue Field

John Q

43 Hamish Hawk – Goldenacre

Kathy

42 Kesha – Bastards

Katy

41 Dutch Uncles – Big Balloon

Chris from Dead Sea Apes

40 Temples – I Want to Be Your Mirror

Linda from Speed of Dark

39 P.O.S – Faded

James from Appetite For Distraction

38 Flyte – Faithless

Stuart from The Accies Blog

37 Everything Everything – Desire

Robert Todd

36 Audiolepsia – Rachel

Rick

35 HAIM – Want You Back

Katy

34 Josh Ritter featuring Bob Weir – When Will I Be Changed

Nat from Another Aging Hipster

Come back soon for part two!

275 The Best of Part Ones

What happens when you take something that is already pretty good then distill it into something new? I think that’s what this episode is about, but James from Appetite For Distraction is the best person to explain. Have a listen and he’ll tell you the whole story.

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Playlist:

16 Ida Maria – Oh My God (2008)

Doug from Off Your Radar

15 Gorillaz – Stylo (2010)

Kathy

14 Meursault – Settling (2012)

James from Appetite For Distraction

13 Chvrches – Bury It (2015)

Bella from Let Me Educate You

12 Alvvays – Archie, Marry Me (2014)

Kathy

11 The Head and the Heart – Shake (2013)

Marc

10 Field Music – Measure (2010)

Robert Todd

9 Radiohead – Bodysnatchers (2008)

Linda from Speed of Dark

8 The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Heart in Your Heartbreak (2011)

Nat from Another Aging Hipster

7 Kendrick Lamar – King Kunte (2015)

Kev from Let Me Educate You

6 Josh Ritter – Right Moves (2007)

James from Appetite For Distraction

5 Half Man Half Biscuit – Totnes Bickering Fair (2008)

John Q

4 Radiohead – Reckoner (2008)

Marc

3 David Bowie – Where are We Now? (2013)

Chris from Dead Sea Apes

2 Lucy Dacus – I Don’t Want to Be Funny Anymore (2016)

Doug from Off Your Radar

1 The Arcade Fire – We Used to Wait (2010)

Tricia from I Sing In the Kitchen

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.

274 There’s more to life than books (volume 2)

Am I the only one who likes the smell of a new podcast? A long time ago we made an episode where we picked a book and a song to go with it. Thanks to Andrew from RVA Playlist we are doing it again.

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Playlist:

(0:00) Summer Camp – Pink Summer

Andrew from RVA Playlist

(05:36) Blonde Redhead – Maddening Cloud

Jeremy from Fingertips

(10:28) Fred Katz – Four, Five, Six

The In Crowd from Learning to Share

(19:28) Bang Bang Machine – Geek Love

John Q

(29:50) The Rolling Stones – Honky Tonk Woman

James from Appetite For Distraction

(34:33) MayMay – Black Train

Tim from The Contrast Podcast

(39:21) Klaxons – Future Memories

Linda from Speed of Dark

(45:03) Soundgarden – 665

Niels from Sun in Late December

(48:53) Bruce Springsteen – The Ghost of Tom Joad

Kev from Let Me Educate You

(55:05) Shivaree – Goodnight Moon

Andrew from RVA Playlist

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.