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.

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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.

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253 Festive Fifty 2015 (part 2)

Here is the middle child of the Contrast Podcast Festive Fifty 2015. As always it has been put together by James from Appetite For Distraction. If you missed the first part you’ll find it hiding here.

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Playlist:

33 Matthew E White – Rock & Roll is Cold

Andrew from RVA Playlist

32 Dawes – All Your Favorite Bands

Kev from Let Me Educate You

31 Cairo Gang – Ice Fishing

Jeremy from Fingertips

30 Public Service Broadcastion – Gagarin

Stuart from The Accies Blog

29 Courtney Barnett – Depreston

Marc

28 From “Hamiltion” – Wait For It

Kymm

27 Wilco – Random Name Generator

James from Appetite For Distraction

26 Rodney Cromwell – Barry Was an Arms Dealer

Greer

25 Kacey Musgraves – Dime Store Cowgirl

Andrew from RVA Playlist

24 John Grant – Disappointing

Linda

23 Hop Along – Waitress

Doug from Sound Gaze

22 The New Basement Tapes – Kansas City

Jason

21 Modest Mouse – Lampshades on Fire

Robert Todd

20 Ezra Furman – Body Was Made

Kev from Let Me Educate You

19 Daughter – Doing the Right Thing

Kathy

18 Nathanlel Rateliff & the Nigth Sweats – S.O.B.

Nat from Another Aging Hipster

17 Slaves – The Hunter

Kathy

Come back soon for part 3 to find out who has won!

252 Festive Fifty 2015 (part 1)

Even while the Contrast Podcast was asleep we had the Festive Fifty thanks to James from Appetite For Distraction. This year is no different, so get dug into the tunes that we loved the most in 2015.

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Playlist:

50. Diet Cig – Dinner Date

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

49. Blushing Satellite – Arul

Ram from Dying Note

48. TV on the Radio – Trouble

Rick

47. Beirut – No No No

Eiron from Old Fridges Can Kill

46. Protomartyr – Why Does It Shake?

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

45. Diet Cig – Sleep Talk

James from Appetite For Distraction

44. Chvrches – Bury It

James from Appetite For Distraction

43. Jamie XX – Stranger in a Room

Niels from Sun in Late December

42. Speedy Ortiz – Raising the Skate

Pieter from Two Tramps in Mud Time

41. Kendrick Lamar – King Kunta

Pieter from Two Tramps in Mud Time

40. Houndmouth – Sedona

James (on behalf of John from Mad Mackerel) from Mad Mackerel

39. Slug – Greasy Mind

Chris from Dead Sea Apes

38. Naoise Roo – Sheets

Tim from Contrast Podcast

37. New Order – Nothing But a Fool

Jeremy from Fingertips

36. Marlon Williams – Strange Things

Tim from Contrast Podcast

35. Leftfield featuring Sleaford Mods – Head and Shoulders

Stuart from The Accies Blog

34. Tame Impala – The Less I Know the Better

Linda

Come back soon for part 2. You are going to like it.

251 The Television

Chris from Dead Sea Apes recently curated an episode about The Radio. In this episode he’ll be tuning in through the static and snow to find out about the songs that concern our constant friend, Television.

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Playlist:

(00:00) The Rezillos – Top Of The Pops

Chris from Dead Sea Apes

(06:39) John Fogerty – I Saw It On TV

Ram from DyingNote

(11:18) Frank Zappa – I’m The Slime

Nat from Another Aging Hipster

(15:03) Passenger – Saturday Night TV

Andrew from RVA Playlist

(18:20) The Tubes – Prime Time

Jeremy from Fingertips

(23:53) Ned’s Atomic Dustbin – Kill Your Television

John Q

(27:14) Harry Nilsson – Girlfriend

Kymm

(31:22) Television – Call Mr. Lee

Linda from Speed of Dark

(36:52) Incubus – Idiot Box

James from Appetite For Distraction

(39:02) Theme from I Dream Of Jeannie

Tricia from I Sing in the Kitchen

(45:22) Elvis Costello – Chewing Gum

Tim from The Contrast Podcast

(50:15) Chris Morris – TV Lizards

Kev from Let Me Educate You

(55:33) Birdstriking – TV at 7 p.m.

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

(59:09) Talking Heads – Found A Job

John from Goatless

(1:04:33) Alternative TV – There Goes My Date With Doug

Martin from No, Your Product

(1:07:38) Joni Mitchell – A Case Of You

Mike from wearedust

(1:12:43) Dinah Washington – TV Is The Thing This Year

The In Crowd from I’m Learning to Share

(1:18:04) Quartetto Cetra – Crapa Pelada

Niels from Sun in Late December

(1:21:49) Mansun – Television

Eiron from Old Fridges Can Kill

The next few episodes will contain the best new music from this year in the form of out Festive Fifty. Make sure to save the time in your diaries!

250 Two Minutes and Fifty Seconds

After much toil and deliberation we have arrived at a slightly significant episode. It’s made up of songs that are ten seconds too short to have been in episode three but are nonetheless still quite lovely.

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Playlist:

00:00 Kirsty MacColl – Dancing in Limbo

Tim from The Contrast Podcast

04:06 The Sinceros – Little White Lie

Jeremy from Fingertips

09:01 Duane Eddy – The Girl on Death Row

Niels from Sun in Late December

12:12 Beastie Boys – 3 MC’s and One DJ

James from Appetite For Distraction

15:57 Rocket From The Crypt – On a Rope

Chris from Dead Sea Apes

19:16 Rodrigo y Gabriela – Logos

Ram from Dying Note

22:52 David Bowie – The Gospel According Tony Day

Mike from wearedust

26:12 Great Big Sea – Run Runaway

Kymm

30:53 The Young Knives – Terra Firma

Rob

34:18 Amral’s Trinidad Cavaliers Steel Orchestra – Oye-Como-Va

The In Crowd from Learning to Share

39:34 John Hiatt – Welfare Music

Nat from Another Aging Hipster

43:09 The XX – Angels

Shaun from Cold Citrus

46:14 Jive Bombers – Bad Boy

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

49:32 Fever Dream – Serotonin Hit

John Q

53:03 Stickboy – That’s OK, Walk Away

Linda

57:14 Eels – I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man

John E from Goatless

1:00:42 The Monochome Set – Jacob’s Ladder

Tricia from I Sing in the Kitchen

1:04:29 The Beach Boys – God Only Knows (vocals only)

Kev from Let Me Educate You

Next time we’ll have an episode curated by Chris from Dead Sea Apes, all about The Television. See you back here for that one!

249 Crying

Tears of sorrow, tears of joy, tears of every girl and boy, salty tears that taste like sea, tears that set your sadness free, listen now my friends and cry, your own floods ’til ducts are dry.

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Playlist:

(00:00) Suede – These Are the Sad Songs

Eiron from Old Fridges Can Kill

(07:26) Bob Dylan – You’re a Big Girl Now

James from Appetite For Distraction

(13:00) Charlie Rich – Tears a Go Go

The In Crowd from Learning to Share

(18:28) Jonathan Coulton – Space Doggity

Kymm from The Thirteenth Baby Opossum

(28:46) Dear & the Headlights – I’m Not Crying, You’re Not Crying Are You?

Andrew from RVA Playlist

(32:13) Rilo Kiley – Does He Love You?

Kevin from Let Me Educate You

(39:17) Billy Cotton – Crying for the Carolines

Mike from wearedust

(43:20) Björk – Crying

Chris from Dead Sea Apes

(48:34) ? and the Mysterians – 96 Tears

Kathy

(53:08) R.E.M. – Everybody Hurts

Ram from Dying Note

(58:39) Stephen Bishop – The Same Old Tears on a New Background

Niels from Sun in Late December

(1:02:29) Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ – Drivin’ N’ Cryin’

Linda from Speed of Dark

(1:05:51) Aztec Camera – The Crying Scene

Jeremy from Fingertips

(1:10:42) Gear Daddies – Statue of Jesus

John Eckman from Goatless

The next episode will be our two hundred and fiftieth and will be filled with songs that last two minutes and fifty seconds. Come back and listen to it. You’ll undoubtedly like it.

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