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Show 83 – Prize Bullocks

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

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Back on track again, it’s time for a bit of waffle and a lot of spankingly good independent music for your lug-holes. Some French, some English and some Scots – it’s half of the Six Nations already ! Banish the fact that the Scots got the wooden spoon and fill your head with this little lot…

A Singer Must Die – The Crash
Coming next month on friend of TFL Steve Adey’s Grand Harmonium Records, this French duo’s track has me really excited about getting my sweaty paws on the full CD.
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Robin Tymm – Neighbourhood Down
Another outing on TFL from the frankly excellent Robin. Top singer / songwriter and top shy performer ! Get your hands on his music here.
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The State Broadcasters – Archaeological Dig / South Pole Stag Night
On yet another spot-on recommendation all the way from Marilyn in LA for a Scottish band in Glasgow (thanks again, Marilyn !), here’s a tasty serving of Americana with Scottish sensibilities and humour. Their EP can be found to buy here.
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This week’s Scottish Expression is: fu’ as a puggy

The soundbed was ‘SadSequence_Part1-2(edited)’ by Fumitaka Anzai.
Three From Leith theme-tune by Alex Aitken

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Video Star !

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

I’ve just found out from my good friend Rob (Top Of The Pods) that he suggested Three From Leith as a show for reviewing in Podshow’s Podfinder UK video podcast. Rob works for them you see, so its good to have friends in the right places ;-)

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Show 82 – Six Of The Best

Tuesday, March 20th, 2007

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Not a reference to the good old days of corporal punishment at school (bring it back I say, and put some fear back into the consequences of misbehaviour amongst kids these days !), but a nod to the six great tracks I bring your way this week. Strapped for time after falling asleep when I should have been recording means that this week you get much more entertainment and the artists get double the exposure. I’ve made two CD purchases out of three so far from this week’s artists – will they excite you so much and cause you to rush for your wallets ? Time to find out.
Routine
What SNL Stands For from “Routine”
by Don Lennon
Martin Philip Associates

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Radical

Our Bodies from “Radical”
by Don Lennon
Martin Philip Associates

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Until The Sadness Is Gone

“New Direction / Greycoated Morning”
from “Until The Sadness Is Gone”
by David & the Citizens
Friendly Fire Recordings

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Citrus

Thursday from “Citrus”
by Asobi Seksu
Friendly Fire Recordings

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Asobi Seksu

I’m Happy But You Don’t Like Me
from “Asobi Seksu”
by Asobi Seksu
Friendly Fire Recordings

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Scottish Expression will return next week.
The soundbeds were ‘Perpetual Moves’ and ‘Ice Palace’ by Aeryal.
Three From Leith theme-tune by Alex Aitken

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Show 81 – Project X

Tuesday, March 13th, 2007

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As some of you may know, I work in IT as developer. Since the end of 2006, I’ve been working as the sole web developer on a project at work which has involved lots of Java, XML and XSL (when I say ‘web’, I don’t mean building web pages or web sites – I mean doing the Java coding behind apps which usually have a web front-end). Time has been flying past, and it’s now just a month until the whole thing goes live. At this stage, I’m supporting the user acceptance testing and this goes some way to explaining my musical choices this week. Look closely at the titles – they’re all phrases or buzzwords used often during my working day at the moment ! If only I was allowed to listen to music as I worked, things would be so much more enjoyable…

Stainless – Break The Code
A nifty opener from this Danish band. The title’s something that the users try to do when testing, but hopefully I’ve built robust-enough code which can withstand their best efforts ! Buy the band’s “Two Faces” album here.
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Yotokyo – Talk It Out
From the warmth of California comes this powerful stomper from Yotokyo. If we come across a problem which there’s some difficulty resolving, the cross-platform development team will get together to do this. Buy the band’s album on CDBaby.
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Id Guinness – Down To This / Negative
“It all comes down to this…” is a phrase that’s bandied about a lot; usually when someone’s trying to get their own way. If someone else contradicts them, then they’re being the title of Id’s second song. Pre-order the album or buy some individual tracks here. You won’t regret it and you’ll get all of the finished tracks sent to you by email as they’re ready (and quite a number are).
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This week’s Scottish Expression is ‘bowfin’.

The soundbed was ‘Jade Garden (Instrumental Version)’ by Id Guinness.
Three From Leith theme-tune by Alex Aitken

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Show 80 – Life is finite

Tuesday, March 6th, 2007

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It’s very hard when you’re given a stark reminder that life doesn’t go on forever, especially when you’ve not spoken to the person who’s gone for a number of years. One of those things you always say – “I’ll get back in touch with him sometime soon – it’ll be great to see what’s happened in the missing years !”. Then one day you find out you’ve left it too late. Even harder to comprehend is how someone so full of laughter and life could – in the time since you last spoke – have sunk to bottom of the deepest, blackest pit which they feel there’s only one escape from ? This one’s for Garry – forever sheltered from life’s storm.

Steve Adey – Shelter From The Storm
A melancholic yet emotionally strong cover of a Bob Dylan song from Steve which you’ll find on his “All Things Real” album.
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Reach out to those you have left behind over the years. Let them know you care.

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