245 Musicians Without Hair

The theme of this podcast was chosen by Kymm to celebrate her decision to shave her head. We aren’t sure why she wanted to to shave her head. Maybe it was just so she could make this podcast?

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Playlist:

(00:00) Sinead O’Connor – Jackie

Kymm

(03:37) Half Man, Half Biscuit – Eno Collaboration

Stuart from The Accies Blog

(09:30) MGMT – Brian Eno

Robert T

(14:48) Brian Eno & John Cale – Spinning Away

Jeremy from Fingertips

(22:16) Drumbo – Get So Mean

Chris from Dead Sea Apes

(26:45) Peter Gabriel – With This Love

Kev from Let Me Educate You

(32:00) Midnight Oil – Dream World

Ram from Dying Note

(36:35) Jethro Tull – Wond’ring Aloud

Mike from wearedust

(40:14) Spirit – The Great Canyon Fire

Linda from Speed of Dark

(45:11) Black Swan Lane – Dust

John Q

(51:11) Up to the Roof – Blue Man Group

Andrew from Richmond Playlist

(55:56) Neil Pennycook – Hole

Tricia from I Sing in the Kitchen

(01:03:44) Mohammed Abdel Wahab – Enta Omri

Greer

(01:11:07) Smashing Pumpkins – *1979

James from Appetite For Distraction

(01:18:59) Hound Dog Taylor – Give Me Back My Wig

The In Crowd from Learning to Share

(01:23:56) Sainkho Namtchylak – Naked Spirit

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

(01:29:10) CunninLynguists (feat. Tonedeff) – Urutora Kaiju

Eiron from Old Fridges Can Kill

(01:32:16) Telly Savalas – Who Loves Ya, Baby?

Martin

(01:36:16) Bad Manners – Don’t Knock the Bald Head

Tim from The Contrast Podcast

I’m sure you know that this episode was curated by by Kymm – thanks Kymm. The next one will be curated by Andrew from Richmond Playlist and will have the theme of Untitled.

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.

244 Science

What if I told you that this podcast was just a long experiment that only exists to test a theory that multi-contributor international thematically chosen mixes are in some way superior to all other methods of shoving one tune up against another and seeing what happens to your sanity?

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Playlist:

(00:00) Highasakite – Science & Blood Tests

Eiron from Old Fridges Can Kill

(04:55) The Sinister Turns – I Support Women in Science

Charles from Heartache with Hard Work

(08:19) Less Than Jake – The Science of Selling Yourself Short

James from Appetite For Distraction

(12:26) Dave Porter – Breaking Bad Theme

Tricia from I Sing in the Kitchen

(13:36) Cracker – Show Me How This Thing Works

Andrew from Richmond Playlist

(16:48) 93 Million Miles from the Sun – Watch Her Fall

John Q

(22:08) OMD – Genetic Engineering

Bella and Kev from Let Me Educate You

(26:32) Flanders and Swann – First and Second Law

Chris from Dead Sea Apes

(30:09) Jonathan Meiburg – The Biology Building

Linda from Speed of Dark

(33:47) The Dodgems – Science Fiction

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

(37:57) Badfinger – Baby Blue

Nat from Another Aging Hipster

(42:15) The Red Guitars – Good Technology

Shaun from Cold Citrus

(47:37) Baba Brinkman – Mad Scientist

Tim from The Contrast Podcast

(51:43) Laurie Anderson – Big Science

Kymm from The Thirteenth Baby Opossum

(01:01:11) Tom Glazer & Dottie Evans – Why Does the Sun Shine?

Jeremy from Fingertips

(01:05:48) Thomas Dolby – She Blinded Me with Science

Mike from wearedust

This episode was curated by by Eiron from Old Fridges Can Kill
– thanks Eiron. The next one will be curated by Kymm from The Thirteenth Baby Opossum and she will be letting the theme out from under her hat (by the usual method) very soon.

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.

243 The Radio

The Contrast Podcast is a podcast. A podcast isn’t radio, but radio is the theme of this podcast. So turn your dial to it’s most contrasty setting!

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Playlist:

(00:00) The Selecter – On My Radio

Chris from Dead Sea Apes

(05:19) Henry Hall & The BBC Dance Orchestra – Radio Times

Mike from wearedust

(09:11) The Replacements – Left Of The Dial

Nat from Another Aging Hipster

(14:18) Dar Williams – Are You Out There

Kymm from The Thirteenth Baby Opossum

(20:32) Niki & The Dove – DJ, Ease My Mind

Tricia from I Sing in the Kitchen

(26.14) Everclear – AM Radio

James from Appetite For Distraction

(33:03) The Velvet Underground – Rock & Roll

Rob Todd

(38:00) The Luxembourg Signal – She Loves To Feel The Sun

John Q

(42:17) Handsome Furs – Radio Kaliningrad

Linda from Speed of Dark

(48:22) R.E.M. – What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?

Ram from DyingNote

(53:01) Over The Rhine – I Radio Heaven

Jeremy from Fingertips

(58:15) Tom Petty – The Last DJ

Charles

(1:02:37) Jonathan Byrd – You Can’t Outrun The Radio (Live at the Red Clay Theater in Duluth, GA)

Eiron from Old Fridges Can Kill

(1:11:09) Furniture – Love Your Shoes

Stuart from The Accies Blog

(1:20:16) Cloud Cult – Transistor Radio

Marcy

(1:25:43) The Steinbecks – I, Radio

The In Crowd from I’m Learning to Share

(1:36:04) Easy Star All-Stars – Paranoid Android

Kev from Let Me Educate You

(1:44:11) Dennis Downey – Song of Marconi
Marconi Union – Weightless

Tim from The Contrast Podcast

(1:50:08) The Scissor Sisters – Tits On The Radio

Shaun from Cold Citrus

(1:53:57) George Kranz – Din Daa Daa (Trommeltanz)

Niels from Sun in Late December

This episode was curated by by Chris from Dead Sea Apes – thanks Chris. The next one will be curated by Eiron from Old Fridges Can Kill and will have the theme of Science.

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.

242 New York City

If we can make it here we can make it anywhere. It’s up to us and we’ve decided to make an episode of tunes that sum up possibly one of the most song encapsulated cities in the world. Anyone for a big apple??

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Playlist:

(0:00) Me First and the Gimme Gimmes – The Boxer

James from Appetite For Distraction

(3:52) Jesus and Mary Chain – New York City

Kev from Let Me Educate You

(7:14) Like Honey – New York

John Q.

(10:44) Cat Power – New York

Linda from Speed of Dark

(13:46) Bobby Short – I Happen to Like New York

Stuart from The Accies Blog

(18:29) Punch Brothers – New York City

Andrew from Richmond Playlist

(22:33) Serge Gainsbourg – New York USA

Tim from The Contrast Podcast

(24:55) The Brendan Hines – Miss New York

Tricia from I Sing in the Kitchen

(29:20) The Auteurs – Chinese Bakery

Robert T.

(33:04) ELO – Don’t Bring Me Down

Rick

(37:17) Babybird – The Xmas God of New York

Eiron from Old Fridges Can Kill

(42:31) Bob Dylan – Talkin’ New York

Chris from Dead Sea Apes

(46:15) Kevn Kinney – MacDougal Blues

Jeremy from Fingertips

(53:23) Ella Fitzgerald – Manhattan

Mike from wearedust

(56:38) Julian Velard – New York, I Love It When You’re Mean

The In Crowd from Learning to Share

(1:00:35) Sara Lov – New York

Marcy

(1:05:49) The Lovin’ Spoonful – Summer in the City

Kymm from The Thirteenth Baby Opossum

(1:10:22) Duke Ellington – Take the ‘A’ Train

Niels from Sun in Late December

(1:14:51) Kimbra – Settle Down

Pieter from Two Tramps in Mud Time

(1:19:56) The Magnetic Fields – Luckiest Guy on the Lower East Side

Kate

This episode was curated by James from Appetite For Distraction – thanks James. The next episode is being organised by Chris from Dead Sea Apes and will have the theme of The Radio.

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.

241 The Return

The Contrast Podcast is awake and has shaved, showered and shaken off it’s sleepiness with a strong shot of something seriously caffeinated. Let your ears celebrate the start of a whole new era of contrastitude!

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Playlist:

(00:00) Alyson Greenfield – Mama Said Knock You Out

Tim from The Contrast Podcast

(03:13) Laibach – Get Back

FiL from Pogoagogo

(09:05) Marilyn Monroe – River of no Return

Mike from wearedust

(11:49) The Box Tops – The Letter

Kymm from The Thirteenth Baby Opossum

(16:12) The Utah Symphony Orchestra – Luke And Leia

Stuart from The Accies Blog

(24:21) The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies – Come Back To Me

Tricia from I Sing in the Kitchen

(28:11) The Mighty Wah! – Come Back

John Q.

(32:37) The Angels – My Boyfriend’s Back

James from Appetite For Distraction

(36:01) The Equals – Diversion

The In Crowd from Learning to Share

(40:34) Frank Zappa – Return Of The Son Of Shut Up ‘N Play Yer Guitar

Chris from Dead Sea Apes

(49:30) Tommy Guerrero – La Califas Perdido

Pieter from Two Tramps in Mud Time

(52:27) Death on Two Wheels – Calling Us All Back Home

Andrew from Richmond Playlist

(55:58) Frank Turner – Ballad of me and my friends

Niels from Sun in Late December

(59:04) Prefab Sprout – Jordan: The Comeback

Kev from Let Me Educate You

(01:04:12) Kansas – Point Of Know Return

Ram from DyingNote

(01:07:47) Lucinda Williams & David Crosby – Return Of The Grievous Angel

Nat from Another Aging Hipster

(01:12:39) Squeeze – The Day I Get Home

Jeremy from Fingertips

(01:18:54) Maximum Balloon – If You Return

Linda from Speed of Dark

(01:23:59) London Symphony Orchestra – Return of the Jedi

Rachel from Untitled Records

(01:39:13) Tom Waits – The Return of Jackie and Judy

Eiron from Old Fridges Can Kill

Now that we are back you can expect to hear a bit more of us a little more often! The curator for the next episode will be James from Appetite For Distraction who has chosen the theme of New York.

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.

240 Festive Fifty 2014 (part 3)

Here is the final part of last year’s Festive Fifty. I imagine that publishing this in May would be enough to make any Wizzard happy?

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Playlist:

17. King Creosote – Something to Believe In

Shaun from Cold Citrus

16. The Amazing Snakeheads – Here It Comes Again

Kathy

15. War on Drugs – The Ocean In Between the Waves

Nat from Another Aging Hipster

14. Big Data featuring Joywave – Dangerous

Alan from Big Data

13. FKA Twigs – Two Weeks

Rachel from Untitled

12. Future Islands – Seasons (Waiting on You)

Kev and Bella from Let Me Educate You

11. Against Me! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues

Andy from Richmond Playlist

10. Tiny Ruins – Me at the Museum, You at the Wintergardens

Tim via James from Appetite For Distraction

9. Shakey Graves – Dearly Departed

Marc

8. St. Vincent – Prince Johnny

Katy

7. Johnny Marr – Easy Money

Rob from All Over the Place Internet Radio)

6. War on Drugs – Red Eyes

Mad Mackerel from Mad Mackerel

5. First Aid Kit – My Silver Lining

Stuart from The Accies Blog

4. Elbow – My Sad Captains

Robert Todd

3. Jenny Lewis – Just One of the Guys

Rick from Are You Embarrassed Easily?

2. Hozier – Take Me to Church

Jason

1. St. Vincent – Digital Witness

Rob from All Over the Place Internet Radio)

As I’m sure you realize, the whole Festive Fifty was organized by James from Appetite For Distraction. Please do send him some thanks.

The podcast will resume service soon with an episode called ‘The Return‘.

239 Festive Fifty 2014 (part 2)

Like a filling in a sandwich, the middle part of a festive fifty is often the tastiest, but also the most likely to be smothered in mayonnaise. Think on that a little while you greedily gobble it up with your lardy ears.

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Playlist:

33. Withered Hand – Horseshoe

Tricia from I Sing in the Kitchen

32. Bastard Mountain – Drone Armatrading

Rory from Bastard Mountain

31. Jenny Lewis – Late Bloomer

Marc

30. Panda Bear – Mr. Noah

Kristen

29. Hookworms – On Leaving

Eiron from Old Fridges Can Kill

28. Jonnie Common – Shark

Jonnie Common

27. Mary Lambert – Dear One

Victoria from Muruch

26. Real Estate – Talking Backwards

Jeremy from Fingertips

25. Joan as Police Woman – Holy City

Brendan from Muruch

24. Caribou – Can’t Do Without You

Shaun from Cold Citrus

23. Caribou – Silver

Linda from Speed of Dark

22. Elbow – Color Fields

Brendan from Muruch

21. Spoon – Knock Knock Knock

Jason

20. Sharon van Etten – Every Time the Sun Comes Up

Jeremy from Fingertips

19. Death Vessel – Mercury Dime

Linda from Speed of Dark

18. Pharrell Williams – Happy

EJ from Loudersoft

If you have listened to this or any other episode of the Festive Fifty recently you will realise that it is almost wholly realised by James from Appetite For Distraction. Send him your respect, or else.