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08 Nov

Episode 29

Another apology for there being a two month gap between podcasts, this time I really mean it when I say it won’t happen again. Now I better start listening to lots of new music and preparing for next month.

There’s not much more to say, so have a good month and enjoy the music. Apologies for the utter nonsense spoken between the tunes.

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1. And you will know us by the trail of dead – Catatonic
2. Maybeshewill – Farewell Sarajevo
3. Green Day – Stay the Night
4. Franz Nicolay – The Heart of Boston
5. Dave Hughes and the Renegade Folk Punk Band – As You Are
6. Corin Tucker Band – Neskowin
7. Silversun Pickups – Mean Spirited
8. Gaslight Anthem – National Anthem
9. Pussy Riot – Kill the Sexist
10. Flying Lotus – Ting Tortures
11. Bat for Lashes – Laura
12. Nils Frahm – me

30 Oct

Episode 19

Hello and welcome to episode 19 of slideintomyhand, can’t quite believe I’ve got that far. Should I celebrate number 20, or have a 21st party?

This month we have a guest contribution from my friend Karl Handy who offers an old track and new(ish) track that he loves, if you want to be included in a future podcast email me or leave a comment below.

We also promote a gig by Lastyearsgirl that is in Glasgow on 2nd December at the Old Hairdressers, follow this link here and book tickets and attend. You’ll have a chance to shake my hand and hug Lastyearsgirl, what more incentive do you need? Oh, the music is ace as well as she’s booked Franz Nicolay, Chris T-T and Dave Hughes.

And finally here is the promised video for the Erato song that is lighting up the internet with its greatness, I hope you enjoy it as much as me.

Erato

Well that’s all for this month, have a good one and I will see you all in December. Wow, where did the year go?

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1. Erato – Call Your Girlfriend
2. Franz Nicolay – Felix and Adelita
3. Ecomag – I Need A Dollar
4. Jonathan Richman and The Modern Lovers – Buzz Buzz Buzz
5. Wild Flag – Something Came Over Me
6. Atari Teenage Riot – Black Flag
7. Dolfinz – Whatever, Forever
8. Frightened Rabbit – Scottish Winds
9. Bonnie Prince Billy – We Are Unhappy
10. Half Man Half Biscuit – Rock and Roll is full of Bad Wools
11. Frank Musik – 3 Little Words
12. Sleepmakeswaves – our time is short but your watch is slow

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.
franznicolay.com
kickstarter.com

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.
christt.com
christt.com/shop

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.
davehughesmusic.co.uk
corporaterecords.co.uk

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.
lastyearsgirl.pixlet.net

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…