Sunday, 30 November 2008
Verona Red: Stereo: Platform 1
Chicago, IL, USA
Alexis Blue: Dyslexics of the World... UNTIE: Artist permission
Please: And Then: 23Seconds
Rudebot: San Fransisco: 23Seconds
The Wind Whistles: Gold Fever: Aaahh Records
Keyboard Rebel: My Lordship: Aaahh Records
Spidersleg: Stogey: Artist Permission
Shadows Lie: Ghost: Music Submit
New York, USA
Here's the shownotes, as posted at the Made in the UK show page
Another special introduction by The Grumbler this week, for us and his listeners over at Music and Mumblings.
Spread the Word!
The Grumblers Submissions:
Oldbury Power Station Disco, by Lord Numb(Somewhere)
Cruise Control, by Azoora (London)
Pack of Wolves by Us and Them (Crawley)
This is a signal, by We are Tokyo (Bristol)
Open Fire, by Simon Connor (Manchester)
Blood Money, by Tracey Browne (Manchester)
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Sunday, 23 November 2008
Made in the UK Show - in this week's episode I refer to Made in the UK Show #50 - in fact, that's not due out this week - its next week's show. so you'll just have to wait another week for that one. In the meantime, though, why not head over to the show's web pages and have a look anyway?
Ways to 'connect with the Grumbler': Why not have a look at one or all of these links, and see how you can connect with the Grumbler and interact with other listeners and contributors to the podcast? Connect on Facebook, Myspace, Last FM - I'd be especially pleased if you join the Facebook group and we get some lively feedback and postings there...
Patti Rothberg: Alternate Universe: Ariel Cyber PR
New York, USA
Spidersleg: Muggins: Artist Permission
Jay Stapley: Who I Am: Music Submit
Dare Dukes: Ballad of Darius McCollum: Ariel Cyber PR
NY & GA, USA
The Marble Tea: Temporarily not the K man: Podsafe Music Network
New Jersey, USA
Flight of the Conchords: Business Time: Sub Pop Records
The New Killer Bombs: I'm in Love with the Terminator: Music Submit
Tim Howard: Just a Feeling: Acoustic Guitar Forum
Are you a bathroom reader, chatter or TXTer? Go on, add a comment and expose yourself. (maybe I should rephrase that?)
Download the MP3 file here
Thursday, 20 November 2008
Wednesday, 19 November 2008
Look for the "Music and Mumblings Podcast" group - anyone can join.
If you'd like to help me spread the word abut the podcast, and maybe start a conversation with other listeners or contributors, then its the place to go to...
Anyway, there were a couple of mistakes, but nothing too gruesome. Apologies to "The Stars Here" for adding letters to their name (you know, some people PAY for that), and to the Citizens... for messing up their track title.
If you want to "see" what we got up to (and the pics are actually quite good) then have a look here...
The Stars Here: Cocaine Pants: Music Submit
Deni Bonet: How Far Can I Push You? : Ariel Cyber PR
Citizens of Contrary Knowledge: Lonely Hearts Society: Ariel Cyber PR
Kalliopi: Fire and Sea: Ariel Cyber PR
Shadows Lie: Dead End: Music Submit
"Rotting Away" (mp3)
from "Best Kid In Town"
Buy at iTunes Music Store
Jimmy Joansson: The Last Run: Music Submit
Tuesday, 18 November 2008
A few people have asked me what a podcast is, and how they can actually get hold of them. Here's an attempt to explain both, with some heavy plagiarism... Sources plundered include Wikipedia, and Pete Cogle. I recommend the keen student visit both sites.
What is it then?
A podcast is a series of programmes - audio or video, stored as files on a server. These are distributed via the internet and can be consumed by manually downloading or streaming via a player on a website. What differentiates podcasts from any other file of this type is that, using appropriate software, you can 'subscribe' to them - ensuring that each one is downloaded to your machine as it is released. Examples of this kind of software include iTunes and Juice. A lot of podcast catcher software is free, and so are most (though not all) podcasts.
Neologists have probably already spotted that 'podcast' is a word made from two others - iPod and Broadcast. The iPod was the first portable device at which podcasts were targeted.
In recent times, Apple has been rumoured to be taking a dim view of what it sees as a misappropriation of its trademarks. This means that many objects which incorporated 'pod' in their names have renamed themselves - examples might include Juice (formerly iPodder) and Mevio (formerly BT Podshow).
I want it!
Thats good! I want you to have it! Fortunately it's easy... Over on the shownotes page (if youre reading this, youre already there) you'll see a little 'player' box on the right hand side of the screen. Just click on the episode you want to hear.
Slightly better, perhaps, is to download the show. If I have remembered, there will be a link to download the file as an MP3 at the bottom of the track listing. If not, dont worry, just go here: http://feeds.feedburner.com/MusicAndMumblings.
What I'd really like, though, is for you to subscribe, and listen to the show each week. In iTunes, you can visit the podcast directory (in the iTunes store, but don't fret - Music and Mumblings is free) and search for Music and Mumblings or The Grumbler. Either should reward you with a link to the dragon logo. If you use some other Podcatcher software, check your own instructions, and use "http://feeds.feedburner.com/MusicAndMumblings" when you're asked for a 'feed'.
Well, hopefully you just have to sit back and wait for each show, then listen and enjoy. Please feel free to leave comments by clicking on the 'comments' link at the bottom of each set of show notes. I'd like to hear what you like (so I can do more of it) and what you don't like (so I can say "It's my podcast and I'll do what I want!")
Look at some other podcasts too - I contribute to Made in the UK and the Amped podcast. There are links to some other great casts on the right of the shownotes page - PC Podcast, Suffolk'n'cool, Dark Compass and Oroborous were instrumental in encouraging me to start, and the artists who I play are just as important in encouraging me to continue... just in case you want someone to blame.
Sunday, 9 November 2008
G Tom Mac: Cry Little Sister (CaveClub video mix): Ariel Cyber PR
Jeff Lemiesz: Midnight's Comin': Music Submit
The Let Up: Shameless: Podsafe Music Network
Rattlebus: Riding in Circles: Artist permission
Dudley Saunders: The Undoing (Everyday): Ariel Cyber PR
Tuesday, 4 November 2008
This week I have some time off work - which I am dedicating to indoor pastimes with no heavy lifting. Yesterday was nicely taken care of by a few hours at the Science Museum in London followed by a quick pint in Covent Garden with none-other than Lord Numb who was, as you can see here, in top form. More from him later...
Today is partially dedicated to throwing together a podcast. A little different this time. Cover versions, mostly, and an extra measure of 'cheesiness' linking the tracks together, plus, an unauthorised guest appearances from Don Logan (another role model, from the film "Sexy Beast"), a collection of daft noises, John Prescott (not a role model) and a Chav - I hope you like it, it was fun to put together.
Daydream on Autopilot: Call Me: Ariel Cyber PR
Twighlight Dementia: Gimme Shelter: Podsafe Music Network
Washington DC, USA
Lord Numb: Little Reed Corvette: Artist permission
The Postmarks: Five Years: Music Submit
Jolene: Lay Low: Artist permission
Dudley Saunders: Truck of the Rising Sun: Ariel Cyber PR
Dust Rhinos: Whiskey in the Jar: Podsafe Music Network
HAGO: Liberty Bell: Podsafe Music Network
Sunday, 2 November 2008
Hot Seconds: Pieces of You: Podsafe Music Network
New York, USA
Mr and Mrs Mays: Lifeline: Ariel Cyber PR
Azoora: Cruise Control: Artist permission
London, UK / Gothenburg, Sweden
The Brilliant Mistakes: A Good Year: Ariel Cyber PR
New York, USA
Ace of Space: Jellyfish: Artist permission
Lawn Jockey: The Running of the Jackalope: Artist permission
Download as an MP3