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TFL Fabulous Flashback – Show 40

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

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Enjoy a blast from the past whilst I get organised for next week – this is Show 40 from May 2006, which has a really fantastic get-up-and-go opener.

Speak to you all next week !

No new show this week

Sunday, August 26th, 2007

Due to a series of unexpected events, my normal recording time for the show has come and gone this week without me being around or able to put anything together. Huge apologies – hopefully things will have settled down by the end of next week so I can get a show together.

So that you don’t feel too abandoned, I will probably put up a golden-oldie TFL show or, if I get a spare hour, I may quickly record a brief intro to three songs by a specific artist and put that up so you have something original.

Please bear with me – I have some great new music all piling up and ready to play and I aim to get the ball rolling again next week, unforeseen circumstances permitting. (Note to self – build up a small set of reserve shows for situations such as this in future !!)

Problems downloading shows

Saturday, August 25th, 2007

I just received an email from Libsyn (who host the show files) today; apparently they’ve had a major issue with an incorrect DNS entry being propagated across the web which meant that the web was unable to correctly resolve the URL libsyn.com to the Libsyn IP address. In layman’s terms, the web couldn’t find it’s way to Libysn, even though it was there.

Here’s a direct quote from their email about the issue (the grammar and spelling mistakes are theirs, not mine) :

There’s a few layers of caching that occurs to make the Internet work, it seems.

    • 1) source name servers- this is the ones we control. We can make changes and they are done instantly cause we control them
    • 2) global/regional name servers- this is where our registrar pushes out the information we tell them. These we don’t control and update slower then our source

    • 3) local/ISP name servers- this is where your home computer gets its info from. They are run by the internet service providers (like Comcast or Verizon for example). These we don’t control either and update at their own rate.
    • 4) home computer- finally, your computer keeps its own cache so it doesn’t have to hit your ISP’s name servers everytime you hit a website you visit often. We definitely can’t control these. We suggest a reboot of your computer to possibly kick-start your computer’s dns cache.

So, if you ARE having issues getting shows – don’t fret too much. You will be able to get them just as soon as everything in the chain above is refreshed. My apologies for any inconvenience that this may be causing you.

Podcast User Magazine’s ace “Reveal Yourself” team

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007


Just to prove that “Sunshine On Leith” is NOT a myth, here’s the PUM ‘Reveal Yourself’ team (me and Marilyn) enjoying the weather on Wed 15th August !

Show 103 – Holiday’s Over

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

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Well, the holidays are over and it’s back to the dreary grind of being a code-monkey once again. Groan. Still, there’s more great podsafe music to cheer me up and there’s your feedback to encourage me to keep recording. Oh, and the thought that there’s an “I Love Leith” t-shirt soon to be on display around LA… that tickles me pink !

The Else “Take Out The Trash”
from “The Else”
by They Might Be Giants
(TMB Productions)
Buy at Rhapsody
Buy at Napster
Stream from Rhapsody
More On This Album

Urban Circus – Bashoemagoo
Urban Circus’s MySpace
Email Urban Circus via their MySpace page

Pipe Choir – Fallen Out / What You See
Pipe Choir’s MySpace
Email Pipe Choir via their MySpace page

The soundbed was ‘Sunlit Harbour’ by Torchomatic
Three From Leith theme-tune by Alex Aitken

Want to record a comment or message for the show ? Click on the logo below !

Big props given out to:
Three From Leith’s Facebook – pop by and join the gang.
AMP’ed podcast – subscribe with this feed
Subscribe by RSS Feed to the free www.podcastusermagazine.com – August issue out now – with piles of great musical content !

Thank you for continuing to support the independent artists in 2007 by listening, feeding back and buying their music.

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From Three From Leith to BBC Three

Thursday, August 16th, 2007

I just finished watching the latest episode of Heroes that I recorded on BBC Three last night. Afterwards, there was a promo trailer for some BBC Three shows, accompanied by some very familiar music… “You ! Me! Dancing!” by Los Campesinos, as featured on Show 99.

“Three”, as their old ad used to sing, “is a magic number”.

Summer Break !

Friday, August 10th, 2007

Since I’m on holiday, Three From Leith will also be taking a summer break.

The show will be back again on Tuesday 21st August .

Right, now where did I put my bucket and spade … ?

Show 102 – A Show Of Two Halves

Tuesday, August 7th, 2007

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A contrast of styles this week; female electronica versus hirsute male rock (well, last time I saw them there were two members of the rock band with face-fur !). Why such a show of two halves ? No real reason other than the fact that I was in a particularly eclectic mindset when I sat down to record and the boys were already lined up because they’ve released a spiffingly good album. See what you think.

iamjen – My Other
iamjen’s MySpace
Email iamjen

Leigh Myles – Urban Windows
Leigh Myles’ MySpace
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Slowjet – Fallen Out / What You See
Slowjet’s MySpace
Email Slowjet

The soundbed was ‘Clear Air Turbulence’ by Nick and Gerald
Three From Leith theme-tune by Alex Aitken

Want to record a comment or message for the show ? Click on the logo below !

Big props given out to:
Steve Adey’s Fringe Shows and Tour – details of TFL fave Steve’s upcoming tour dates can be found here.
Three From Leith’s Facebook – pop by and join the gang.
AMP’ed podcast – subscribe with this feed
Subscribe by RSS Feed to the free www.podcastusermagazine.com – August issue out now – with piles of great musical content !

Thank you for continuing to support the independent artists in 2007 by listening, feeding back and buying their music.

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Podcast User Magazine – Issue 19 out now

Monday, August 6th, 2007

The new edition of Podcast User Magazine, the free PDF-format monthly mag for the podcast listener and producer alike, has once again hit the virtual newsagents’ shelves. Your copy will – as usual – arrive in the TFL feed, or you can download it by clicking on the image below.

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