Tuesday, October 31, 2006

4: Boo!

The much-hyped Halloween set follows. What? You didn't receive your share of the Halloween set hype? Well, maybe if you'd put a little more thought into that costume than a sheet with a couple holes cut out for eyes you'd have got more hype. Hey! Hey, what do you think your doing with those eggs?!

Dime No. 4: Boo!
Talking Heads "Psycho Killer"
The Specials "Ghost Town"
Jonathan Coulton "Creepy Doll"
Reverend Horton Heat "The Halloween Dance"
Josh Rouse "Dressed Up Like Nebraska"
REM "I Walked With A Zombie"
Adam Sandler "Werewolves of London"
Moxy Früvous "Splatter Splatter"
Weird Al Yankovic "Nature Trail To Hell"
Dead Kennedys "Halloween"

Friday, October 27, 2006

3: Remembering (1983-1987)

Many of my friends are celebrating their twenty year high school reunion this weekend and, since I'm unable to join in on all of the festivities while they're in town, I wanted to commemorate the occasion in my own way. In this special edition of Suitcase Full of Dimes are ten tracks I've pulled from my ginormous CD collection that fall between 1983 and 1987. From the cheesy pop synths of Journey to the Will Smith referencing Sha Na Na, I feel these ten tracks represent the inclusive years pretty well.

Dime No. 3: Remembering (1983-1987)

Journey "Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)"
Devo "That's Good"
David Bowie "Blue Jean"
Julian Lennon "Too Late for Goodbyes"
The Smiths "William, It Was Really Nothing"
'Til Tuesday "Voices Carry"
Oingo Boingo "Weird Science"
INXS "Listen Like Thieves"
DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince "Parents Just Don't Understand"
Squeeze "Hourglass"

Plus: Halloween Special coming on Tuesday!

Monday, October 23, 2006

Stop "Piracy" and Subscribe

I've set up a feedburner feed so you can now subscribe with your favorite podcatcher. I personally use Juice (formerly iPodder).

Added on October 24, 2006: If you use iTunes, which I hear a few people use, click on Advanced on the menu bar, choose Subscribe to Podcast, and enter the following URL: http://feeds.feedburner.com/SuitcaseFullOfDimes

Plus: Jack Black speaks out on "Piracy"

Friday, October 20, 2006

2: Pop Elements

I've got hosting, a new domain, and a new show is up. Next step is to get the RSS feed in place.

Here's what's in this show:
Dime No. 2: Pop Elements

Apples In Stereo "Rainfall"
Bob Schneider "Flowerparts"
Sweet "Love Is Like Oxygen"
The Orange Peels "Circling The Sun"
Harry Nilsson "Mother Nature's Son"
Malajube "La Monogamie"
Sanders Bohlke "Rockets"
The Blue Meanies "Pop Sensibility"
Tom Petty "Girl on LSD"
Richard Cheese "Add It Up"

Friday, October 13, 2006

1: First Dime

This would be the official beginning. I'm even going defy superstitions and begin this on a Friday the 13th. While simultaneously breaking a mirror on a black cat under a ladder.

The initial shows will just be music. Over time, I'll get my microphone issues worked out and actually talk a little and tell you about the music itself. For now, you can read about it and follow the links from here. Also, until I get some other stuff worked out, I'll be hosting the files via Rapidshare (a "one-click service"), which means no automatic downloads just yet.

Why all the hassle? Why not just wait until everything's ready and in place? Because I'm impatient and just want to get these files out for my friends to listen to and enjoy. You may not like every song here and I encourage you to leave comments telling what you like and what you don't. Feel free to suggest tracks for future shows.

Here's what's in this show:
Dime No. 1: Gotta Start Somewhere

Sugarbomb "Hello" (from Bully)
Big Star "13" (from #1 Record)
El Goodo "If I Were A Song" (from El Goodo)
The Beatles "Birthday" (from The Beatles' White Album)
Fountains of Wayne "Hung Up On You" (from Welcome Interstate Managers)
The Raspberries "Overnight Sensation (Hit Record)" (from Starting Over)
The Killers "When You Were Young" from Sam's Town)
Fiona Apple "Sally's Song" (
from Tim Burton's: The Nightmare Before Christmas Special Edition Soundtrack)
Bow Wow Wow "I Want Candy (Kevin Shields Remix)"
'Til Tuesday "Coming Up Close"

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Coming Soon...

It's been my intention for a while now to create a music podcast. I've been working on it and it's on its way. For now, I've created some test shows and shared them with friends. I will start posting new shows here soon, possibly as soon as Friday evening.

Because there's no RSS feed involved yet, I hesitate to even call this a podcast. So I've decided that, until I'm set up with a real domain, hosting, automatic download via rss feed, etc., I'll just call it a mixcast.

Watch this space...