136 Change

It’s about time don’t you think?

Thanks to Adam from Pretending life is like a song we are heading for some serious change on this episode of the podcast. Ready?

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(00:00) Dudley Moore – Goodbye George

Tim from The face of today

(04:23) Billy Bragg – Days like these (DC Mix)

Adam from Pretending life is like a song

(08:08) Steve Forbert – The change song

Natalie from Mini-Obs

(13:38) The Faint – Agenda suicide

FiL from Pogoagogo

(19:04) Julie London – There’ll be some changes

ZB from So the wind won’t blow it all away

(21:53) Moloko – Remain the same

Chris from Phosphorous.net

(27:05) John Betram – Change

Linda from Speed of Dark

(31:09) The Red Guitars – Good technology

John Q.

(36:16) The Charlatans – Everything changed


(40:04) Rancid – Tropical London

Eiron from The S+7 Method

(44:04) Pink Nasty – Don’t ever change

Marcy from Lost in your inbox

(48:07) Fountains of Wayne – New Routine

Thom from Better in the Dark

(52:47) Ruut – Changes

James from Appetite For Distraction

(56:54) Lloyd Cole and the Commotions – Are you ready to be heartbroken?

Greer from A Sweet Unrest

(01:00:33) The Low Scores & MF Doom – Change the beat

Bob from Gimme Tinnitus

(01:04:40) Dean Whitbread ft Danny Payne on drums – The other side

Dean from Rise and Shine

(01:09:02) Mildred Bailey and her orchestra with The Delta Rhythm Boys – There’ll be some changes made

The In Crowd from I’m Learning to Share!

(01:11:36) Billy Bragg – A change is gonna come (live)

Dirk from Sexy Loser

(01:16:29) Leonard Cohen – Democracy

JC aka The Vinyl Villian

Thanks to all of you for taking part and listening. Next week’s theme, chosen by Tricia is Songs with whistling in them. If you’d like to take part but don’t know what to do, you’ll need this.

Also, could you please take time to suggest the music you would like to hear in this year’s Festive Fifty. All you need to do is:

1. Choose up to 50 (yes fifty) songs that were released in 2008 that you like. If you can only think of 10 .. donÒ€ℒt worry .. just send 10!

2. Send the list to contrast.podcast@gmail.com starting with your favourite track at number 1.

3. Do this by Sunday 16th November at the latest .. and try to get other people to vote too .. please!!

4. I will compile a short list of the top 100 songs which we will vote on to be in the top 50 and then start inviting people to record introductions.

5. Any questions? …. good … get thinking!!!

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The change picture was taken by Adam.

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Dearest Dirk, did you hear Obama’s acceptance speech? “It’s been a long time coming, but tonight … change has come to America.”

O frabjous day, calloo callay!!

Yeah FiL, saw the speech this morning and just switched off the telly. I mean, in the end he’s just another politician, but even if only a quarter of the things he said will become halfway true, America has already achieved something. I do hope though that the Secret Sevice people do their job properly and that no white-minded idiot ever gets the chance to attack him ….

My computer has crashed in the past 24 hours, so I cant get to listen to this weeks podacst, but even worse, I’m unable to contribute to next week’s as I dont expect to have it back from the PC surgeon until next Monday or Tuesday.

Just wanted to say that I have the very same photo as Adam, taken just over 2 months ago when we were in Venice celebrating Mrs JC’s 50th birthday….

Small world right enough.

Marcy I too didn’t realise what kind of change this podcast was geared to! Luckily I had a cold last week and lost my voice, so didn’t submit one this week – my contribution would’ve been waaaaaaaay off base!

I loved this podcast. Andy I loved your contribution especially, full of hope. I also liked yours JC – short, sharp, to the point! I’m with you, the time for ignorant lying fools in charge has well and truly passed.

Good work everyone, and great work especially to those who voted. You did good!


I really enjoyed this episode. Especially Rancid and The Faint! I really need to get a copy of Danse Macabre. It’s so good! And Adam, email me your address so I can get you some Rancid.

Quick note to say I’ve been loving CP recently. Some belting themes and top tunes. This was a great one. Thanks to all. Listened to it while working late because I’d been in a seven-hr meeting about radical CHANGE to working practice where I work… I do hope this change will mean I don’t have to work for 13 hours in future… Anyway, thanks so much for making working late bearable!

Yes I meant Adam, sorry! Was early in the morning when I wrote that.

I tried for a while to feel, well, ready to be heartbroken, I guess, but for the last fortnight or so it started to feel disingenuous not to feel pretty confident about things. I tried to keep quiet about it, on the whole. I haven’t been able to listen to all of this yet but I love ‘Agenda Suicide’ and thank FiL for sharing his story – more hope and courage and value and the future there!
James, it’s the usual address!!!

And JC, it’s nice there, innit? I want to go again already.

adam–somehow i totally missed that it was your idea for today’s change podcast–sorry! everything i said about tim goes for you, too.

maybe you should change your name to andy or tim or something? πŸ˜‰

Really strange though that nearly everyone of us was thinking of the election when choosing a track. As I said before, for me a politician remains a politician (regardless of the fact that it clearly is a relief for everyone that Bush will be off duty soon), but Mrs. Loser even cried a bit when she heard Obama’s speech yesterday. She just forced me to give her most sincere congratulations to all the Americans involved in the CP (and to FiL as well) for Obama’s victory … which I have herewith done. She really thinks things may change a bit now … and hopefully she is right. And, let me know you, usually she is!

And, by the way: a neat collection of tunes. All of them!

please tell mrs. loser thank you very much! it means a lot to know that people from around the world as are pleased about this election as we are.

i suppose it’s safe to say they are as happy about this as they were dumbfounded when we re-elected bush!

Dirk: I have similar sentiment when politicans are concerned. I’m not going to bad mouth the guy just yet, but I’ll stand by and observe these promised changes. I know there are things I can do to help effect change, but I’m sort of irked that people are just now getting this. They were able to do this all along. Are we really that unable to take initiative without inspiration from our leaders?

And I hope Mrs. Loser is right.

Nat, I loved your intro and that was one great Steve Forbert tune. I had another song of his on my shortlist for this podcast. And, it is always fantastic to hear Lloyd Cole.

Thanks, Tricia, which Forbert song were you thinking of?
And I am in total agreement about Lloyd Cole.

Hey Nat…the song was “How Can You Change The World?” So good. All these choices each CP!!

So true.
When I first started contributing to CP, I would go back and forth, trying to pick just the right song. I made it stressful for myself, so I tried other ways to choose the song to fit the theme. I’ve finally settled on picking a song I like (unless it’s something like “my parent’s music,” when it was soemthing I can barely tolerate), but it doesn’t have to fit the “be all, end all, best-song-ever” in the theme. And it has to be something I can tie in to an intro.
I think I succeed more often than I fail. so it works for me.
You know, I’d love to know if the rest of you have a process in your weekly choice of song. Or am I the only geek? Wait, I think marcy’s a geek about it, too. No offense. πŸ˜‰

I think I might be the biggest geek among us. Everybody knows my system for song selection is the most complex here. Should you hear my introduction for the next podcast you will hear just how much of an effort I made to adhere to its theme.

Eiron, I still don’t totally understand your method! I look forward to your next contribution, though.

nat called me a geek!!

actually, i don’t have a method per se, but i definitely obsess about finding the right song. although i’m less obsessed than i used to be! and i’m like nat, it almost always has to be a song i really like. however, i don’t like to repeat myself too much with bands, so that makes it harder, too.

i think i may have too self-imposed many rules!

or, i think may have too many self-imposed rules!

either way, i’m a nut.

Ok, so you’re a nut, not a geek. πŸ˜‰

You can never have enough nuts, though, especially at a party.

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