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

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273 Spire Moist Traps

If you are looking for answers then you should probably go elsewhere. If you are looking for a podcast in the true tradition of contrast on which this fine show was founded, then you are in the right place.

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Playlist:

(00:00) theaudience – Une Pessimiste N’est Jamais Decu

Tim from The Contrast Podcast

(04:14) Dada – Dim

Jeremy from Fingertips

(10:36) Public Image Ltd. – Fodderstompf

FiL

(19:04) Negativland – Richard Nixon Died Today

Marcy

(21:56) People – The Lyrics Are Simultaneously About How The Song Starts And What The Lyrics Are About

Chris from Dead Sea Apes

(26:55) Wire – Kidney Bingos

Robert

(31:24) David Bowie – Please Mr. Gravedigger

Mike from wearedust

(34:08) Ace of Base – The Sign

James from Appetite For Distraction

(38:06) Mr Weebl – Magical Trevor

Andrew from RVA Playlist

(41:36) The B-52s – Mesopotamia

Tricia from I Sing in the Kitchen

(47:10) Sergei Leiferkus – Doubt

Niels from Sun in Late December

(53:25) Kurt Schwitters (Eberhard Blum, voice) – Ursonate: 1. Rondo

The In Crowd from I’m Learning to Share

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272 Acapella

No instruments? No problem. This time the contrast podcast is stacked to the ceiling with songs where the voice is king …. or queen … or both.

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Playlist:

(0:00) The Housemartins – Caravan Of Love

Chris from Dead Sea Apes

(8:16) Rockapella & The Persuasions – My Home

James from Appetite For Distraction

(14:37) Björk – Triumph Of A Heart

Jeremy from Fingertips

(20:28) The King’s Singers – Fair Phylis I Saw Sitting All Alone

Mike from wearedust

(22:10) Screaming Divas – Baba O’Reilly

The In Crowd from I’m Learning to Share

(27:42) June Tabor – The Band Played Waltzing Matilda

John Q

(34:20) The Beach Boys – I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times

Niels from Sun in Late December

(39:14) Chris T-T – The M1 song

Kathy

(44:07) Soar Throats – Breezeblocks

Tricia from I Sing in the Kitchen

(50:29) The Flying Pickets – Only You

Tim from The Contrast Podcast

(55:14) The Maccabeats – The Sound Of Silence

Andrew from RVA Playlist

(58:47) Vienna Teng – The Hymn of Acxiom

Eiron from Old Fridges Can Kill

(1:04:04) Sheila Stewart – Blue Bleezing Blind Drunk

Kev from Let Me Educate You

(1:06:11) Take 6 – Mary

Rick

(1:12:26) Petra Haden – Don’t Stop Believin’

Linda from Speed of Dark

This episode was curated by Chris from Dead Sea Apes … I guess we should ‘sing’ his praises? 🙂

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271 Festive Fifty 2016 (part 3)

Did you know that this is the thirtieth Contrast Podcast festive fifty episode? That’s 10 years charting the best music each year. Wow!

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Playlist:

17 Joseph – White Flag

Nat from Another Aging Hipster

16 Car Seat Headrest – Fill in the Blank

Ram from Dying Note

15 Polica – Lime Habit

Linda

14 Conor Oberst – Gossamer Thin

Kathy

13 Bitch ‘n Monk – Apocalyptic Fantasies

Chris from Dead Sea Apes

12 Plastic Animals – Colophone

James from Appetite For Distraction

11 Fenne Lily – Top to Toe

Tim from Contrast Podcast

10 The Divine Comedy – To the Rescue

Robert Todd

9 LP – Lost On You

Niels from Sun in Late December

8 Christine & the Queens – Tilted

Kathy

7 Field Music – The Noisy Days Are Over

Robert Todd

6 Radiohead – Identikit

Rachel

5 Regina Spektor – The One Who Stayed and The One Who Left

Tricia from I Sing In the Kitchen

4 Radiohead – Burn the Witch

Chris from Dead Sea Apes

3 Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker

Kev from Let Me Educate You

2 David Bowie – Blackstar

Jeremy from Fingertips

1 David Bowie – Lazarus

Nat from Another Aging Hipster

The Festive Fifty was curated by James from Appetite For Distraction so please send your thanks to him.

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270 Festive Fifty 2016 (part 2)

You are all probably trying your best to forget 2016. Here at Contrast Towers we’re still working our way through our top fifty favourite tracks that were released last year. This episode is the middle part of this journey where we stop the car and stretch our legs before continuing on to our final destination. Who ate the last of the sweets?

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Playlist:

33 Japanese Breakfast – In Heaven

Charles from Heartache With Hard Work

32 The Circus – Not Yet Dinosaurs

Ram from Dying Note

31 Foxes – Amazing

Andy from RVA Playlist

30 P.O.S – Sleepdrone/Superposition

James from Appetite For Distraction

29 Astronoid – Up and Atom

Niels from Sun In Late December

28 Margaret Glaspy – You and I

Rick

27 Farfetch’d – Lunar Observatory

Ram from Dying Note

26 Mayer Hawthorne – Love Like That

Nat from Another Aging Hipster

25 Iggy Pop – Gardenia

Jeremy from Fingertips

24 Wye Oak – Watching the Waiting

Charles from Heartache With Hard Work

23 Pkew Pkew Pkew – Mid 20’s Skateboarder

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

22 The National – Peggy O

Tricia from I Sing In the Kitchen

21 Sturgill Simpson – In Bloom

Andy from RVA Playlist

20 Esondido – Heart is Black

Rick

19 Case Lang Veirs – Best Kept Secret

Marc

18 Mono – Requiem For Hell

John Q

Come back soon to find out who topped our chart.

269 Festive Fifty 2016 (part 1)

This is the tenth time that we have celebrated the best music of the year with our own homage to John Peel’s Festive Fifty. As always you can thank James from Appetite For Distraction for putting it together – he is quite the gentleman and deserves a gigantic eggnog from us all.

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Playlist:

50 Haley Bonar – Hometown

Jeremy from Fingertips

49 Hemlock Smith – County Fair

Tim from Contrast Podcast

48 Mrs. Magician – No More Tears

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

47 Carly Rae Jepsen – Cry

Marc

46 Gordi – So Here We Are

Charles from Heartache with Hard Work

45 The 1975 – Love Me

Kev from Let Me Educate You

44 Florist – Only a Prayer, Nothing More

Emily from Florist

43 A$AP Mob – Crazy Brazy

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

42 Jim James – Hide in Plain Sight

Rachel

41 Ólafur Arnalds ft Arnór Dan – Say My Name

Tim from Contrast Podcast

40 The Wedding Present – Santa Monica

John Q

39 Lucy Dacus – I Don’t Wanna Be Funny Anymore

Andy from RVA Playlist

38 Warpaint – So Good

James from Appetite For Distraction

37 Haley Bonar – Stupid Face

Kev from Let Me Educate You

36 You Won’t – Ya Ya Ya

Linda

35 Dessa – Quinine

Dessa

34 Grace – Church on Sunday

Marc

Part 2 will be along presently … be ready.

268 Thankful

Apparently a section of those in our contrasty community have some kind of celebration soon where they stuff themselves silly to somehow say thank you for something that happened a few hundred years ago?

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Playlist:

(0:00) Yo La Tengo – Be Thankful For What You Got

Andrew from RVA Playlist

(5:52) Brideshead – At 45 RPM

John Q from

(10:38) Randy Newman – Laugh And Be Happy

The In Crowd from Learning to Share

(13:50) Tacky Little Hat Shop – Thank You For the Rain

Linda from Speed of Dark

(18:40) The Alan Parsons Project – Old and Wise

Nat from Another Aging Hipster

(24:15) Frightened Rabbit – Keep Yourself Warm

James from Appetite For Distraction

(31:18) Dawes – A Little Bit of Everything

Kev from Let Me Educate You

(39:09) Carole King – Where You Lead I Will Follow

Tricia from I Sing in the Kitchen

(46:22) The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy – Music and Politics

Niels from Sun in Late December

(51:51) Paper Route – Thank God the Year is Finally Over

Jeremy from Fingertips

(56:00) The Scaffold – Thank U Very Much

Mike from wearedust

This episode was curated by Andrew from RVA Playlist so please send your thanks to him. Next up will be this year’s Festive Fifty … yipee!!
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