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21 Oct

Episode 41

Welcome back, it’s been a while but hopefully this is me back. We will see how it goes. I had started putting together a podcast for the World Cup, with different bands for each of the countries. I’d done most of the groups but I just never got round to putting it all together. It would have been great as well, oops.

As I write this I just noticed that I have the same Mogwai track in consecutive podcasts, I am so professional. Fuck it, it’s been that long that nobody will notice right?

So yeah, no more blabbing from me. Here’s the podcast, enjoy.

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1. Boduf Songs – Everyone will let you down in the end
2. Mogwai – Remurdered
3. Mark McCabe – Catch the Wind
4. Honeyblood – Killer Bangs
5. Atari Teenage Riot – J1M1
6. Sleater Kinney – Bury Our Friends
7. 50 Foot Wave – St Christopher

22 Oct

Last Year’s Girl

Blatant plug for my fake little sister.

“Bloggers putting on gigs? It’ll never catch on…” – AYE TUNES.

Maybe not – but I’m determined to give it a go anyway. You should come. Not just because I’ll be out a fair bit of money if you don’t, but also because it’s going to be pretty brilliant.

LAST YEAR’S GIRL’S FRIDAY NIGHT SPEAKEASY*
The Old Hairdresser’s, Renfield Lane (opp. Stereo), Glasgow
Friday 2nd December 2011, 8pm

Franz Nicolay has the face of a villain, but the heart of a vaudevillian. He specialises in moustaches, raconteuring and the sort of antiquated instruments such as banjo, accordion and musical saw it’s pretty awkward to get through customs. He has played with a few bands you may have heard of (The Hold Steady, Against Me!, Guignol, The World/Inferno Friendship Society), and released two albums of solo material that are even better. If you want to see him make a third one, you could contribute to his Kickstarter pledge drive. He feels as weird about it as you do.
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Brighton-based Chris T-T tried to be a political songwriter, but Billy Bragg said he didn’t exist so he went back to writing about bunny rabbits instead. Sorry, what? That was a song about communism, you say? You might have seen him set the works of AA Milne to music at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, or joined in one of his acts of civil disobedience through the use of social media (#IAmSpartacus). He is currently working on his eighth album of original material.
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Dave Hughes plays folk music without the scarves, handclaps or tambourines. Before buying a car he pretty much invented the Megabus tour, which is the only explanation for that time he ended up playing to a hen party in Birmingham He does not sound like Ed Sheeran, and does not get offended if you describe his performance as “ramshackle” with or without his Renegade Folk Punk Band. His latest release is the six-track Despite the Blackout EP, on Corporate Records.
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The Old Hairdressers is a small independent arts centre run by the same people who run Stereo, situated across from its big sister venue on Renfield Lane. It doesn’t like to make a habit of hosting musical events, but some people can be pretty persuasive. And it turns out they’re just as excited about this one as we are.

Last Year’s Girl is a legal journalist by day and a superstar music blogger by night. She’s been famous on the internet since 1999; longevity she puts down to a combination of cake, Springsteen, cheesy iPhoneography and talking about intimate waxing in too much detail.
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More information: lisamarie@pixlet.net or @lastyearsgirl_. Tickets available from Brown Paper Tickets. Tell me you’re coming on Facebook!

*It has been suggested this event receives the alternative billing of Does Franz Know It’s Lis-Mas? For some reason, I don’t think it will catch on, Jules…

06 Jul

Episode 14

Welcome to a new podcast where I make many mistakes and pretty much insult every friend that I have, I hope they don’t all go off in a huff? No really, I am worried that half of them won’t talk to me ever again.

Stupidly I have decided to review a bunch of bands that I have dismissed in the past, and I asked some of my friends to give suggestions of artists that they like or have remembered me insulting and I’ve given them another go. I’ve listened to them four or five times, and given honest reviews…..so that’s where the problems start. Hey if you can’t be honest then there is no point really is there? Music should be about opinions and I’m well aware that most of you hate at least half the bands I put up on my podcast and I’m not going to take offence if you tell me that, so just because I don’t like something you do doesn’t mean I am being personal (although there is a likelihood that I could judge a person on their record collection, I’m not going to deny I am that shallow, as are half of you and don’t deny it).

So yeah, I listened to 13 artists/bands, blabbed on a lot and there does seem to be a slow descent into madness but that is to be expected now I’ve finished my first year of Uni.

Anyway, enjoy and I will see you all again in a few weeks. Sxx

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1. Feetwood Mac – Go Your Own Way
2. Arctic Monkeys – Black Treacle
3. Jesse Malin – TKO
4. Counting Crows – Mrs Potter’s Lullaby
5. Feeder – Down to the River
6. Neds Atomic Dustbin – Cut Up
7. Kula Shaker – Hey Dude
8. Lady Gaga – Highway Unicorn (Road to Love)
9. Prince – Get Off
10. Elvis Pressley – Suspicious Minds
11. Coldplay – Every Teardrop is a Waterfall
12. Oceansize – One Day All This Could Be Yours
13. Marillion – The Invisible Man

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12 Jan

Episode 7

Welcome to 2011 kids, I hope you all had a brilliant Xmas and New Year and you weren’t all filled with the cold as half my friends seem to have been.

I spent New Years Eve in London with great friends and Sonic Youth so I was very happy, helped of course by beer and black sambuca ;o)

Episode 7 of slideintomyhand is kind of a tidy up of tracks left over from 2010 which is not to do them a disservice, just the truth. The majority of it is very indie pop as well so not as loud and obscure as normal maybe, although the final track should remind you of how great NOISE is.

Special mentions this episode go to Shambles Miller, who is included in the podcast after he sent me a copy of his EP for free. It is very good and worth buying so head over here straight away, and a big up to Neil Slorance as well who did the brilliant artwork and sent me a very cool mix cassette which was waiting for me on my return from the big smoke, you can follow his work here.

Enjoy the podcast and I hope you all have an amazing 2011. Sxx

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1. Britta Persson – Meet a Bear
2. Los Campesinos! – Romance is Boring (Princess Version)
3. My Dead Girlfriend – Cattle Mutilation, Strange UFO
4. Kirstin Dunst – Turning Japanese
5. Dag fur Dag – Funny Bones
6. The Divine Comedy – At the Indie Disco
7. Soda Fountain Rag – Are Philosophers Lonely
8. Shambles Miller – Things That Make Me Angry
9. Maths and Physics Club – We’re so DIY
10. Seapony – Dreaming
11. Dominant Legs – Young at Love and Life
12. Fight Like Apes – Jenny Kelly
13. Liechtenstein – Spending Time With You
14. Robyn – Don’t Fucking Tell Me What To Do
15. Factory Floor – A Wooden Box (Factory Floor)

02 Dec

Episode 5

Greetings to the December slideintomyhand podcast, where the snow is falling outside and everyone is getting the Xmas feeling. Oh wait, you mean everyone is getting pissed off with not being able to leave the house and soon there will be mass murders? Maybe I should just have done a Nick Cave themed podcast to theme it all, or just put up The Road soundtrack.

But anyway back to the important matter of new music, hope you enjoy all, or at least some, of the tracks on this here podcast as I’ve painstakingly spent hours listening to new music to make sure you only get the best. Leave comments if anything inspired pops into your head.

I apologise for the couple of ruffles on the mic during the podcast, hopefully in the new year I will get a proper microphone set up to do the podcast but for some reason the laptop one was playing up a little and I didn’t realise till too late.

I mention a couple of other websites in the podcast, first there is Scrawls and Bawls, you can email him your top 5 tracks of the year for a festive 50 countdown. And Aye Tunes is also doing a bunch of lists for the year as well.

Will be doing a special Xmas episode so see you again before Santa comes. Sxx

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1. Salem – Asia
2. Gallows – Black Eyes
3. Les Savy Fav – Excess Eneergies
4. Pretty Lights – Out of Time
5. Holy Fuck – Dr Dr E
6. Glasser – Home
7. Spirituals – Emoto
8. Goonies Never Say Die – Dance Parasites of the Dysfunctional Mindset
9. Ida Maria – 10000 Lovers
10. Women’s Basketball – Hold Me, Fuckers
11. 65daysofstatic – PX3
12. amiina – Mambo
13. Dumb Blonde, Dead – On The Tarmac
14. Burns Unit – Send Them Kids to War
15. MIA – Meds & Feds