023 What?

Ask yourself another question.

I’m asking myself what I would do without podcasting? It has almost entirely replaced radio for me these days and, along with the blogs, is the place where I am introduced to the most music.

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(00:00) Ramsey Lewis – Do what you wanna

Tim from the face of today

(03:16) The Buzzcocks – What do I get?

Bethanne from CTASLS

(06:35) The Blow – What Tom said about girls

Richard from Invisible Limb

(09:44) The Spin Doctors – What time is it?

Jamie from squirrelfood.net

(14:40) Suns of Arqa – What does it profit?

Colin from Let’s Kiss and Make Up

(20:15) Afro omega – watcha need

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

(23:38) Treble Charger – Just what they told me

Andrew from Circles of Concrete

(27:47) The Pet Shop Boys and Dusty Springfield – What have I done to deserve this?

FiL from Pogoagogo

(32:46) Pink Nasty (Sara Beck) – What the fuck

Dan from Burning down the house

(35:17) Def Leppard – No Matter What

Natalie from Mini-Obs

(38:43) Mark Knopfler – What is it?

Charles from Heartache with hard work

(43:45) Dramarama – What are we gonna do?

Tom from Other People’s Toys

(48:10) Marion – What are we waiting for?

Jamie from The Run Out Groove

(55:14) Hüsker Dü – What’s going on?

Bob from Gimme Tinnitus

(01:00:07) Joshua Radin – What if you

Rachel from Untitled

Thanks to everyone who took part this week, especially those of you who sent in tracks in yesterday to fill things up at the last minute. If you need to know more about the contributors or artists just click on their names and check out their sites.

Next week’s theme has been chosen by Colin from Let’s Kiss and Make Up who wants to you to choose ‘Entrance music for a film’. In other words if you were making a film, what track would you play under the opening to set the mood? Send your tracks and spoken introductions to tim.young@rhul.ac.uk.

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I’M BACK! And I chose such a great Contrast too. Seriously, good job everyone!

Ok I am more then happy to get this ball rolling…

Great job everyone! I am impressed by everyone\’s selections. Some stand-out tracks, Richard\’s selection,What Tom said about girls, Colin\’s dedication, What does it profit? 🙂
and ZB\’s selection, watcha need

But seriously I truly enjoyed this entire Contrast Podcast from beginning to end. Cheers!


Again, I look forward to listening, but again, I fear Jamie’s selection. Marion? Really?

Marion have a pretty cultish following you know. I think they could have gone a lot further if they’d not come along at the arse end of britpop and been saddled with heroin problems (not that thats anything elses fault but their own of course). Look on the bright side, I could have put up something by Gene…

Er, I quite liked Gene…

*Watches all shreds of credibility fall away*

And why are we all in italics??

Not any more, isn\’t wordpress great!

I\’m a bit suprised that nobody has commented on my introduction to this or the last podcast .. is my provocation too obscure or my attempt to make you chuckle too subtle?

Er, will let you know once I’ve downloaded it. Pesky work, getting in the way of me muzak…


Brief apparition, because I begin the shooting of “Django and Valentine : a story” this evening…
I strongly recommend Afro Omega’s EP, “Pick up the pieces”…

No, Tim, your attempt to make me chuckle worked like a charm. What a FEELING!!

Phew! I thought for a minute that you had got too close to a James Blunt CD and lost your nerdy powers of lyric recognition!

TIm, did you get my submission for next week? My mail program showed an error, but it also put the mail into the sent folder. WHAT? FRUSTRATION?

Always glad to help out. I don’t have any consistency with my so-called bloggity blog – er, um, YET … so I didn’t give any further props to Sara Beck. i love her, and I hope she’s cute and otherwise deserving of same. Or maybe I should just love her for the music. Yeah, that’s it.

oh… of all the versions of No Matter What, and my brother’s undying devotion to Def Lep notwithstanding, theirs would be the last on my mind…

anyway, after all that … thanks for the ‘cast! Still kicking myself for not submitting Blotto to the Pool cast.

Well, I didn’t have a copy of Badfinger’s original, so I had to make do….

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