Monday, December 31, 2007

79/80: Top 20 Podsafe Faves of 2007

I made an executive decision to combine the final two Countdown Shows into a double episode featuring my favorite podsafe songs of 2007. Enjoy and have a very happy New Year's Day. New shows will resume this coming weekend.

Dime No. 79/80: Top 20 Podsafe Faves of 2007

Total Time—1:16:52

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

78: There's Good In Everything

Merry Christmas. I've decided the final two shows will be a Top 20 Countdown of my favorite podsafe songs of the year. Your input is welcome, of course. Sending me an email, listing your favorites, may very well influence what I play on these two shows. Note, however, that I'm only counting podsafe songs released in 2007, so anything else will be ignored.

Dime No. 78: There's Good In Everything

Candy Butchers "Give Me A Second Chance For Christmas" (from Let's Get Christmas, 1999)
American Heartbreak "The Greatest Christmas Song Ever Written"
The Krayolas (with Augie Meyers) "Tex-Mex Rudy" (from Christmas Time and Other Cheer, 2007, Talking Taco Music)
Bob Burger "Gonna Be Christmas"
Geoff Smith "Christmastime Around The World" (from Christmas Tunes, 2007) Buy the CD @ CD Baby
thehipcola "Sleigh Ride"
Oppenheimer "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)"
The Details "Strings and Ribbons"
onlyone "You're A Mean One"
Admiral Twin "We Three Kings" (from Christmas 2003, 2003)

Total Time—33:19

Christmas Time and Other CheerThe Krayolas with Augie Meyers
"Tex-Mex Rudy" (mp3)
from "Christmas Time and Other Cheer"
(Talking Taco Music)
More On This Album

Monday, December 24, 2007

77: Ten Pipers Piping

Merry Christmas Eve.

WARNING: The Nice Peter track has some bad language, so this is probably not the episode to play for the family. It is, however, very funny so I had to include it. I discovered, unfortunately after I recorded the show, that Nice Peter had a clean version. D'oh!

Dime No. 77: Ten Pipers Piping

Admiral Twin "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" (from Christmas 2001, 2001)
thehipcola "The Twelve Days of Christmas"
Tom Smith "A Pirate Christmas"
Brobdingnagian Bards "Christmas Time In Texas" (from Christmas in Brobdingnag, Vol. 1, 2005) Buy the CD @ CD Baby
Wiser Time "Blue Christmas" (single, 2006)
Bill deRome "Christmas! Of Course!"
Nice Peter "All I Got (The Christmas Song)"
Al Stravinsky "One Christmas"
Podsafe for Peace "If Every Day Were Christmas"
Geoff Smith "If Christmas Was Make Believe" (from Christmas Tunes, 2007) Buy the CD @ CD Baby

Total Time—38:15

Sunday, December 23, 2007

76: Heard That Line Before

The next two shows, tomorrow and Christmas Day, will be Christmas-themed. For next weekend, I haven't decided whether I'll be doing a countdown of my favorite CDs or my ten favorite podsafe tracks of the year, but it should be one or the other.

Dime No. 76: Heard That Line Before

Shannon Hurley "Sunrise" (from Ready To Wake Up, 2007) Buy the CD @ CD Baby
AlonA "The Missing" (from Maelstrom, 2007) Buy the CD @ CD Baby
Moxie "Rockstar Superman" (from Retrospective, 2007) Buy the CD @ CD Baby
Nathan Wiley "One Bad Woman" (from The City Destroyed Me, 2007) Buy the CD @ CD Baby
The Alice Project "Blue Sneakers"
Octoberman "Run From Safety" (from Run From Safety, 2007)
The Clintons "Time of Day" (from Not Fighters, 2007) Buy the CD @ CD Baby
Jodi Shaw "Out of Love" (from The Pie-Love Sky, 2003) Buy the CD @ CD Baby
Mike Massé "Sarah"
Jeff Mallon "Christmas Morning"

Total Time—37:19

Saturday, December 22, 2007

75: floating and rolling

There are ten days left in 2007. Here are another ten songs to get you through them.

Also: I just got word that Michael McCartney's show, The Time Machine, will be extended this week. He'll be playing some great Christmas songs, in addition to the usual pop, starting at 3PM EST. So between The Time Machine and Pop Garden Radio, that's twelve hours of great streaming music today.

Dime No. 75: floating and rolling

Matthew Ebel "Lost My Way" (from Goodbye Planet Earth, 2007) Buy the CD
Stratocruiser "Rolling Green Fields" (from Rollip Green EP, 2007)
Admiral Twin "Renegade Plane" (from The Center of the Universe, 2007)
Twelve34 "The Only Cure" (from The Only Cure, 2007)
The Velmas "This Time" (from Station, 2006) Buy the CD
Drugmule "The Getaway" (from Turn Your Back EP, 2007)
Superchunk "Say My Name" (from Guilt By Association, 2007)
Dirty Proper "Your Lies" (from Here To Remind You, 2007) Buy the CD
Sick of Sarah "Hello Good Morning" (from Bitterweet, 2007)
[munk] "Just Stockings On"

Total Time—35:19

Friday, December 21, 2007

74: Running Through Your Dreams

I fully intended to start getting these out last weekend but, once again, life got in the way. Some notes on this set: I decided to include the Nelson Bragg song after hearing him interviewed on Pop Garden Radio last weekend. If you're free on Saturday night, Adam will be doing his annual Christmas show from 10PM to 3AM EST. I plan to be in his chat room during the show, so it should be a lot of fun.

Also: The Axe Riverboy track really stood out for me. When I went to research the album info after recording the show, I discovered why. Axe Riverboy is the pseudonym taken on by Xavier from Tahiti 80 for his solo project. I suppose I'll just have to go and buy the CD on iTunes now.

Dime No. 74: Running Through Your Dreams

Nelson Bragg "Death of Caroline" (from Day Into Night, 2006) Buy the CD
Little Horse "I Want Your Love" (from Strangers in the Valley, 2007) Buy the CD
Duran Duran "Falling Down" (from Red Carpet Massacre, 2007)
Stratocruiser "Make It Work"
What Made Milwaukee Famous "Sweet Lady" (from Trying To Never Catch Up, 2006)
Moxie "Phone Call" (from Retrospective, 2007) Buy the CD
Axe Riverboy "Carry On" (from Tutu To Tango, 2007)
Kyoshi "Bang"
Manic Street Preachers "Your Love Alone Is Not Enough" (from Send Away The Tigers, 2007)
Admiral Twin "Carol of the Bells" (from Christmas 2003, 2003)

Total Time—35:59

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

73: The Words I Never Spoke

Another music-only episode. The rest of the shows up to Christmas will feature a holiday song at the end. This one features a sci-fi Christmas song by one of my very favorite musicians, Jonathan Coulton. His Thing a Week box set would make a great gift for anyone with a love of science and a sense of humor.

Dime No. 73: The Words I Never Spoke

Admiral Twin "In My Veins" (from The Center of the Universe, 2007)
Brother Love "Turn It Up" (from Turn It Up!, 2007)
Catriona "Hurricane"
Dirty Proper "California" (from Here To Remind You, 2007) Buy the CD
Edison Glass "Let Go" (from Let Go EP, 2007)
Fono "On The Line" (from Too Broken To Break, 2007)
Great Northern "Home" (from Trading Twilight For Daylight, 2007) Buy the CD
Shannon Hurley "Breaking Down" (from Ready To Wake Up, 2007) Buy the CD
The Ike Reilly Assassination "When Irish Eyes Are Burning" (from We Belong To The Staggering Evening, 2007)
Jonathan Coulton "Chiron Beta Prime" (from Thing A Week 2, 2006) Buy the CD

Total Time—35:24

Saturday, December 01, 2007

72: Make It Last All Night

This is the first in a series of music-only episodes designed to help me clear out the backlog of great music I've been wanting and needing to play. Time has been a luxury these last couple of months and I fear it may not ease up in the next month or so. There will be hosted shows this month, but expect several of these music-only shows in the next few weeks.

Dime No. 72: Make It Last All Night

Big Bang Radio "Radio" (from To Mars, From Babylon, out on December 4, 2007)
Sara Wendt "Weightless With Love" (from Weightless With Love, 2007) Buy the CD
The Alice Project "I Owe It All 2 U"
The Beatitude "Jump (On This Hierarchy)" (from ...And The Bag Of Cacophony, 2007)
Joe Shade "Security Girl"
Joe Colledge "American Girl" (from Table For One, 2007) Buy the CD
Shannon Hurley "We Are In Love" (from Ready To Wake Up, 2007) Buy the CD
Sundown Caffeine "Wanderlust" (from Sundown Caffeine and Nothing Wasted, unreleased)
Maria Daines "One Small Dog"
Tripsitter "Positively Thomas" (from California Son, 2006) Buy the CD

And be sure to check out Podsafe Christmas 2007.

Total Time—37:32

Friday, November 30, 2007

71: Platters of Purest Gold

As I mention in this show, I'll likely be doing a handful of music-only shows in the coming weeks. I've got a backlog of great music to play and been too busy with other projects to devote the time to put together the shows. Hopefully things will ease up in the next couple of months, though, so try and bear with me.

Dime No. 71: Platters of Purest Gold

The Fire Apes "If Things Don't Look So Good Today" (from The Fire Apes EP, 2006) Buy the CD
Offcutts "By The Way" (from What Happened Don't Lie, 2007)
Ween "Your Party" (from La Cucaracha, 2007)
The Kin "Together" (from Rise and Fall, 2007)
Megan Palmer "Deadman" (from Take You Away, 2007)
Stars "The Ghost of Genova Heights" (from In Our Bedroom After The War, 2007)
Cake "It's Coming Down" (from b-sides and rareties, 2007)
Strangers In Wonderland "House of Dreams"
John Hughes "Taboo" (from Time, 2007)
Matt Nathanson "Gone" (from Some Mad Hope, 2007)

Long Way From Home promo

Total Time—39:13

Friday, November 02, 2007

70: Born To Create

We saw some big names show up on the Podsafe Music Network in October. We start off this episode of Suitcase with a few of them.

Dime No. 70: Born To Create

Stars "The Night Starts Here" (from In Our Bedroom After The War, 2007)
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club "Berlin" (from Baby 81, 2007)
Suzanne Vega "Pornographer's Dream" (from Beauty and Crime, 2007)
Manic Street Preachers "Autumn Song" (from Send Away The Tigers, 2007)
Sara Wendt "Ask" (from Weightless With Love, 2007) Buy the CD
Run Run Run "Julie" (from Good Company EP, 2007)
Milkshake Jones "Where You Goin' Suzanne?" (from Gala Days, 2006) Buy the CD
The Alice Project "Save Yourself"
Goldenboy "Summer of the Evening" (from Underneath The Radio, 2006) Buy the CD
Orange Snow "Stay" (from World of Makebelieve)

Total Time—37:07

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

69: Boo Two

Is this episode a Trick or a Treat? You decide.

Dime No. 69: Boo Two

Kacey Jones "Apples Dipped In Candy" (from Kacey Jones Sings Mickey Newbury, 2006) Buy the CD
Hollow Horse "Ghost" (from Five Year Diary, 2003) Buy the CD
Nathan Wiley "Graveyard" (from The City Destroyed Me, 2007) Buy the CD
The Spindles "Stu The Vampire"
The Grey Race "Screaming's Not An Option" (from The Grey Race EP, 2007)
The Eisenhowers "Mr. and Mrs. Frankenstein" (from Almost Half-Undressed, 2006)
Phonocaptors "Devil" (from Call It What You Want..., 2004)
Common Ground "Monsters" (from Take 3, 2004) Buy the CD
Fishing For Comets "Halloween" (from Scattered Among The Archipelago, 2006) Buy the CD
Jonathan Coulton "Re: Your Brains" (from Thing-A-Week III, 2006) Buy the CD

Total Time—40:16

Saturday, October 13, 2007

68: Sands of Love and Lust

We just blew out the candle on the birthday cake and have a new show up, with some (hopefully) familiar names sprinkled in.

Dime No. 68: Sands of Love and Lust

The Pursuit "All The Things I Hate" (from The Secret To Life Is..., 2007) Buy the CD
Man Bites God "Pareidolia Now" (from Peppermint Superfrog, 2007)
Shannon Hurley "Where I Stand" (from Ready To Wake Up, 2007)
Brian Setzer Orchestra "One More Night With You" (from Wolfgang's Big Night Out, 2007)
Billy Falcon "Better Than A Girl" (from Made Man, 2006) Buy the CD
The Eisenhowers "South of Love"
Anthony Rankin "Under The Radar" (from The Distance, 2007) Buy the CD
Jen Elliott & Bluestruck "Blue Fog" (from 8 Days Down, 2006) Buy the CD
Iron and Wine "Boy With A Coin" (from The Shepherd's Dog, 2007)
Joe Shade "Nickel and Dime"

Total Time—34:11

Sunday, September 30, 2007

67: Nothin' You Can Buy

It's another excellent show featuring some old favorites and some new ones. As mentioned, check out The Time Machine and Pop Garden Radio, streaming on the web every Saturday.

Dime No. 67: Nothin' You Can Buy

1990s "See You At The Lights" (from Cookies, 2007)
Kelly's Lot "Drive"
Spanking Charlene "Groundhog's Day" (from Dismissed With A Kiss, 2007)
The Corner Laughers "You Two Are The Ones" (from Tomb of Leopards, 2006) Buy the CD
The Automatic Rhythm Section "20th Century Restaurant" (from The Automatic Rhythm Section, 2007)
DigiVegas Promo (
Petra Haden "Don't Stop Believin'" (from Guilt By Association, 2007)
Nelson Bragg "Forever Days" (from Day Into Night, 2006) Buy the CD
The Alrights "Heaven Sends Her Regards" (from High School, 2006) Buy the CD
The Portraits "Bangkok" (from Kin, 2006) Buy the CD
The Superfantastics "Back To The Future III" (from Pop-Up Book, 2007) Buy the CD

Total Time—38:05

Friday, September 21, 2007

66: Zeroes and Ones

Apologies for not recording a show last weekend. Music was compiled but time got away from me and, before I knew it, it was Monday morning and time for work.

The promo in this episode is for Anji Bee's Chillcast. If you have trouble figuring out how to spell her website, just click on the link:

Dime No. 66: Zeroes and Ones

Homespun "A Friends of Ours" (from Sexready Mind Control, 2007)
Metro Station "Kelsey" (from Metro Station, 2007)
Tripsitter "Last September" (from California Son, 2004) Buy the CD
880 South "Effects of Sunshine" (from Beware, 2006) Buy the CD
Paulson "Calling On You" (from All At Once, 2007)
Curious "Hollywood" (from Curious EP, 2006)
Rilo Kiley "Science Vs. Romance" (from Takeoffs and Landings, 2001)
The Grey Race "Through Your Eyes" (from Give It Love, 2007)
Echoing August "A Song From Yesterday" (from Who We Are, 2006) Buy the CD
Hoolapoppers "Phoebe Cates (Is Dead)" (from Trout Farm, 1999) Buy the CD

Total Time—40:48

Sunday, September 09, 2007

65: A Show You've Got To Hear

Bonus show. Less talk. More rawlk.

Dime No. 65: A Show You've Got To Hear

Leerone "Care For Some Whiskey?" (from Imaginary Biographies, 2007) Buy the CD
Peter, Bjorn and John "Young Folks (Radio Mix)" (from Young Folks, 2007)
Pinback "From Nothing to Nowhere" (from Autumn of the Seraphs, 2007)
The Break Mission "Emily" (from The Break Mission, 2005) Buy the CD
Jet Lag Gemini "Run This City" (from Fire The Cannons, available October 9, 2007)
The Queue "One Chance"
Strangers In Wonderland "Addicted"
Two Loons For Tea "Monkey" (from Nine Lucid Dreams, 2007)
Tripsitter "On and On" (from California Son, 2004) Buy the CD
The Stone Coyotes "Fire It Up" (from Fire It Up, 2005) Buy the CD

Total Time—38:15

Friday, September 07, 2007

64: A Natural Eventuality

No, as a matter of fact, I didn't do a show last weekend. I saw the best Jonathan Coulton and Paul and Storm show ever at the Birchmere. Then, I vegged out a lot. I'll try and get a bonus show up this weekend to make up for it. There's no shortage of new music to play off the PMN. I just selected random songs off the playlist for tonight's show, and I may do it again tomorrow or Sunday. Enjoy this one, though, while you're waiting for the next one.

Dime No. 64: A Natural Eventuality

1990s "You Made Me Like It" (from Cookies, 2007)
Christopher Dale "Sorry" (from Pick Me Up, 2004) Buy the CD
The Fire Apes "It's Over" (from The Fire Apes EP, 2006) Buy the CD
Spanking Charlene "Red Rolling Papers" (from Dismissed With A Kiss, 2007)
Alamance "Someday" (from Moving On, 2007)
Sucka Brown "Sideways" (from What Elephant?, 2007) Buy the CD
Jackopierce "Vineyard" (from Woman As Salvation, 1992)
Dr. Pants "Doppelganger Rock" (from Gardening In A Tornado, 2006) Buy the CD
Tommy James "Lupe and Joe" (from Hold The Fire, 2007)
Union of Lanterns "Don Quixote" (from Truth (If You Want It), 2007)

Total Time—36:24

Monday, August 27, 2007

63: One

Very late show thanks to some equipment issues over the weekend. I managed to work around the problem tonight and get the show recorded, but issues still remain. Cross your fingers that I'll have it figured out by next weekend.

Dime No. 63: One

Dirty Proper "1976" (from Here To Remind You, 2007) Buy the CD
The Everyday People "Scenario" (from Catch Me, 2007)
Sharelle "Fog" (from Magnanimous EP, 2007) Buy the CD
Limbeck "Trouble" (from Limbeck, 2007)
Nicholas Alan "Hollywood" (from A World Like Ours, 2005) Buy the CD
Exploder "Catalina"
The Windupdeads "Options" (from The Giveaway, 2007)
Tripsitter "Divine" (from California Son, 2004) Buy the CD
The Good Luck Joes "Invincible" (from Why Everything Goes Wrong EP, 2007) Buy the CD
Company of Thieves "Pressure" (from Ordinary Riches, 2007) Buy the CD

Total Time—43:57

Saturday, August 18, 2007

62: Lost In The Music

Another Friday show on Saturday night. Sorry for the lateness. Maybe instead of saying "new episode every Friday," I should just say "every weekend."

Dime No. 62: Lost In The Music

Dr. Pants "Sarsaparilla Girl" (from Gardening In A Tornado, 2006) Buy the CD
Chris Church "Come Clean" (from Your Own Chosen Speed, 2002)
Ethan Stone "Too Late" (from Ain't That The Way, 2007) Buy the CD
The Queue "What's Wrong With You?"
Bletzung "Only End Up Lonely" (from Bletzung, 2007) Buy the CD
Steve Paroe "Got My Soul"
David Usher "The Music" (from Strange Birds, 2007)
The Space Between "I Need You More"
Wil Deynes "Super Wonderful" (from Stay EP, 2007) Buy the CD
The Everyday People "Catch Me" (from Catch Me, 2007)

Total Time—36:54

Monday, August 13, 2007

61: Hammer of the Pods

There was so much great music added to the PMN this week that I couldn't wait for Friday. So enjoy this bonus episode and, if you like the tunes, check out the rest of the CDs on CD Baby.

Dime No. 61: Hammer Of The Pods

3 Blind Mice "I'm So Tired" (from Good Grief, 2007) Buy the CD
Nelson Bragg "Tell Me I'm Wrong" (from Day Into Night, 2006) Buy the CD
Ann Wilson "Immigrant Song" (from Hope and Glory, available September 11, 2007)
Peter Katz and the Curious "Slate" (from More Nights, 2007) Buy the CD
A Rex "Rock 'n' Roll" (from Moving Backwards, 2007) Buy the CD
Tripsitter "Let Me Know You" (from California Son, 2004) Buy the CD
Edmund's Crown "Company Man" (from Regrets of a Company Man, 2006) Buy the CD
Valley Lodge "Hanging On" (from Valley Lodge, 2007) Buy the CD
The Creamsicles "Livin' 4 The Nite" (from The Perfect Girl, 2006)
Every Avenue "One More Song" (from Ah! EP, 2007)

Total Time—39:54

Friday, August 10, 2007

60: Hooked Again II

If television shows can have the occasional "flashback" episode, why can't I? Here are some of the most awesome tracks tracks from the last few months. I hope no one heard my stomach growling during the show. Maybe recording these shows around dinner time isn't such a great idea.

Dime No. 60: Hooked Again II

Shadow Circus "Radio People" (from Welcome To The Freakroom, 2007)
The Ribbon Device "Young and Beautiful" (from Saturation Day, 2006)
The Grey Race "Care Of Cell 44" (from The Grey Race EP, 2007)
Man Bites God "Peppermint Superfrog" (from Peppermint Superfrog, 2007)
Songwriters Show Promo
John Hoskinson "She's Changing My Mind" (from Pancho Fantastico, 2007)
The Nadas "Listen Through The Static" (from Listen Through The Static, 2005)
The Vinyl Strangers "Patriotic Girl" (from The Vinyl Strangers, 2006)
H-Beam "Bang" (from Oojah EP, 2006)
The Queue "God Save The Queen" (from The White Label Demos, 2007)
Peter Searcy "I Believe" (from Spark, 2007)

Total Time—37:29

Friday, August 03, 2007

59: Take It From The Man

Playing a little bit of "catch up" on tonight's episode. And I think I messed up on the Louie Zagoras track and called it "Twenty Fingers"; the song's title is actually "Waiting For The Sun." Sorry, Louie. It really has been a long week. This is one weekend that couldn't get here fast enough.

Dime No. 59: Take It From The Man

The Krinkles "Friday Night" (from 3: The Mordorlorff Collection, 2007)
Girls Stuff "Blue"
2am "On My Way" (from 2am, 2006)
21 Against "Dumb" (from Nothing To Write Home About, 2005)
Rob Szabo "If I Could Do It All Again" (from A Battery Of Tests, 2003)
Bert Susanka "So Many Tears" (from Onward Christian Slater, 2007)
Sea Dragons "Sweet Delilah" (from Sea Dragons EP, 2007)
Louie Zagoras "Waiting For The Sun" (from Twenty Fingers, 2007)
ArmsUp "My Girl" (from ...Not From Montreal, 2007)
Todd Carey "Watching Waiting" (from Watching Waiting, 2007)

Total Time—41:41

Saturday, July 28, 2007

58: All Their Dragons In Their Dungeons

Another fun show. Another trivia question. It was going to be a "Common Bond" question, but the bond was way too easy for the music buffs that listen to this show. And, hey, another reminder to send in those podsafe music requests by voice, email, or blog comment. You only have like, what, two weeks?

Dime No. 58: All Their Dragons In Their Dungeons

H-Beam "Fantasy Life" (from Oojah, 2006)
Black Tie Revue "Too Much Thinking" (from Code Fun, 2007)
Shadow Circus "Storm Rider" (from Welcome To The Freakroom, 2007)
Ryan Shupe and the Rubber Band "Banjo Boy" (from Dream Big, 2007)
1000 Miles From Home "The Man" (from Collusion, 2007)
Ingrid Michaelson "Die Alone" (from Girls and Boys, 2006)
Brothers In Stereo "The Worst Crowd" (from Brothers In Stereo, 2006)
Glen Reynolds "Wonderland" (from In Between Days, 2007)
Strangers In Wonderland "As Long As I Don't Cry"
Rob Szabo "Trampoline" (from A Battery Of Tests, 2003)

Total Time—43:40

Saturday, July 21, 2007

57: As Deep As It Is Wide

This day-late episode of Suitcase features some great great new music and an old favorite. Enjoy, and be sure to leave comments here, emails there, and voicemails out back, to get your favorites from past shows played on our upcoming sixtieth episode.

Dime No. 57: As Deep As It Is Wide

Peter Searcy "I Believe" (from Spark, 2007)
The Surefire Way "Good Stuff" (from Ask Me For More, 2007)
Lucky Day "Rainy Days" (from All My Rainy Days EP, 2006)
Mayday Parade "Black Cat" (from A Lesson In Romantics, 2007)
Cinder Road "Get In, Get Out" (from Superhuman, 2007)
The Malloys "Come Down" (from Naughty Naughty EP, 2007)
Douglas James Davenport "Old Rockers, New Records"
Matt Stern "Good Boy" (from Songs For The Wandering Spirit, 2007)
Lindsay Anderson "The Sea and the Storm" (from If, available August 21, 2007 on Minty Fresh Records)
The Malamondos "Condoms & Candy" (from It's A Bad Word, Baby!, 2007)

Total Time—37:19

Thursday, July 19, 2007

S2: Jonathan Coulton

My first exposure to Jonathan Coulton was hearing his cover of Sir Mix-A-Lot's "Baby Got Back" being played on Brian Ibbott's great podcast Coverville. Hopefully, these two tracks will encourage you to check out his website, go to his great live shows, and buy his CDs.

Selection No. 2: Jonathan Coulton

"Skullcrusher Mountain" (from Where Tradition Meets Tomorrow, 2004)
"My Monkey" (from Thing A Week I, 2006)

Some JoCo-Related Links

Jonathan Coulton's Official Web Site
Quick Stop Interview: Jonathan Coulton
Thing A Week Box Set at CD Baby
Video: Jonathan Coulton "Christmas Is Interesting"
John Hodgman's Wikipedia Entry

Total Time—9:12

Friday, July 13, 2007

56: Making The Grass Grow

Little things are bound to go wrong on any Friday the 13th. Despite some minor glitches with the show—the usual flubs on my part and one track at 56kbps that I didn't realize until after I played it and looked at the file—despite all that, it's been a pretty good day, which started with a great deal on Cheap Trick's "Music For Hangovers."

Dime No. 56: Making The Grass Grow

Jeff Yankauer "Good Luck" (unreleased, 2007)
John Taglieri "Leap of Faith" (from Leap of Faith, 1999)
Alamance "Waiting On You" (from Waiting For You EP, 2007)
Black Lab "The Real You" (from Passion Leaves A Trace, 2007)
Lords of Altamont "She Cried" (from Lords Have Mercy, 2005)
Erik Scott Smith "Nothing To Prove" (from B-Sides and Rarities, 2006)
The States "The Architect" (from The Path of Least Resistance, available August 14, 2007)
Spanking Charlene "Field Trip" (from Dismissed With A Kiss, 2006)
Shadow Circus "Radio People" (from Welcome To The Freakroom, 2007)
Self Righteous Brothers "Sidecar Jesus" (from The Squirrel of Life, 2007)

Total Time—42:10

Broken Bones Need 'Casts

By now, anyone who cares about it has probably heard about the appeals falling through on the Copyright Royalty Board's ridiculous fee increases. Being a podcaster, I should care more about this, right? Well, I've been doing a lot of thinking and, well, maybe this isn't such a bad thing for the listening public. Internet radio listeners, like podcast listeners, represent a pretty small percentage of the audio 'cast listening audience as a whole, but those listeners are more cutting edge than your average listener, and their number are growing. Independent musicians have yet another big chance to get more ears listening to their music, a good portion of which is far better than the stuff doled out by the name brand acts.

Independent Musicians: Get your music available on services like the Podsafe Music Network and IODA's Promonet. Contact podcasters and Internet Radio shows and allow them to play your songs fee-free.

Internet Radio Stations: Go podsafe, guys! Don't let the Big Guys run you out of town! There are bands that want the airplay; there are tons of amazing acts that want more promotion! And it isn't like the little guys will see a dime of those increased fees. Okay, maybe just a dime. Sure, it'll be tough at first, but look at the DJs of yore--great radio is about finding the next big act and exposing it to the world with personality. Are you leaders or followers?

Listeners: Support the independents! If you hear a song on a podsafe show that you like, go see them live. Buy their CDs at the shows and when you get that CD signed by the artist, tell them you heard their song on an Internet Radio Station or a podcast.

The Recording Industry is broken and, no matter how well-meaning they are, applying H.R. & S. Band-Aids aren't going to make the bones heal. The only thing that'll help will be "casts"--podcasts, shoutcasts, and Net Radio Stations.

Friday, July 06, 2007

55: Some Kinda Chain Reaction

Thanks to the flexibility of podcasting, this week's Friday night show is now Friday morning's show. Why am I doing the show early? Well, since you asked, it is likely that I'll be sticking around in Arlington, VA, after work tomorrow in order to see The Sketches play at Iota Club and Cafe. The fun starts at 9pm.

Dime No. 55: Some Kinda Chain Reaction

John Hoskinson "Creepy" (from Pancho Fantastico, 2007)
Eytan Mirsky "She's Looking Better" (from She's Looking Better, 2004)
The Grey Race "On The Chin" (from Everyone's Having Fun Tonight, 2007)
H-Beam "Bang" (from Oojah EP, 2006)
Moxie "Right On Time" (from Retrospective, 2007)
The Nadas "California III" (from Listen Through The Static, 2005)
Lejeune "Spanish" (from For Club and Country, 2007)
J. Forte "Strum and Sustain" (from Secret Pop, 2006)
Ape House "I Got Your Message" (from Tired of Style, 2004)
The Daktaris "Eltsuhg Ibal Lasiti" (from Soul Explosion, 1998)

Total Time—34:40

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

54: Hitsville USA

Enjoy the fireworks tonight and enjoy this special Independence Day themed show today!

Dime No. 54: Hitsville USA

The Vinyl Strangers "Patriotic Girl" (from The Vinyl Strangers, 2006)
George Thorogood and the Destroyers "Any Town USA" (from The Hard Stuff, 2006)
Bad Religion "American Jesus" (from Recipe For Hate, 1993)
American Heartbreak "Things Are Looking Up" (from American Heartbreak, 2006)
Jack In The Pulpit "Another Year In America" (from Life Goes On, 2005)
The Old Ceremony "American Romeo" (from The Old Ceremony, 2005)
The Rewinds "New Shade Of Red" (from The Rewinds, 2006)
Johnny O and the Jerks "White Knuckle Rock 'n' Roll" (from Taking Out The Trashabilly, 2006)
Rookie Of The Year "The Blue Roses" (from The Goodnight Moon, 2006)
Vanessa Peters and Ice Cream On Mondays "Fireworks" (from Little Films, 2006)

Total Time—38:01

Sunday, July 01, 2007

S1: Splitsville

I had a fun time doing the research and putting this one together. I'm not sure who will be the next act I profile but I'm open to suggestions. And comments. Tell me what you like and what you don't like about this first episode. Is the bio stuff between songs too long or not comprehensive enough? I want to keep it short, but I don't want to leave too much out either.

Selection No. 1: Splitsville

"Forever" (from The Complete Pet Soul, 2000)
"The Next One" (from Incorporated, 2004)

Total Time—9:34

Some Splitsville-Related Links

Splitsville: Official Band Site | MySpace Page
The Pale Stars: Official Band Site | MySpace Page
The Lucky Few: MySpace Page
Sweater Set: MySpace Page
The Taylors Band: MySpace Page
Splitsville: The Movie: Trailer
Greenberry Woods: Videos

Friday, June 29, 2007

53: A Frequency To Change Your Mind

Not as many new tracks as usual, lots of tied up tongues on my part (I think there was something in my water), and an exciting announcement. What more could you ask for? Seriously, I'd like to know!

Dime No. 53: A Frequency To Change Your Mind

The Parties "What's Your Name?" (from The Parties EP, 2007)
Frank Royster "Kristina" (from Thru The Years, 2006)
Panic! At The Disco "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" (from A Fever You Can't Sweat Out, 2005)
Two Hours Traffic "Stuck For The Summer" (from Little Jabs, available on July 24, 2007)
Josh Zuckerman "Out From Under" (from Out From Under, 2006)
Laura Hughes "Stars"
Splitsville "White Dwarf" (from Incorporated, 2004)
Katie Todd "Face Down" (from Make Some Time For Wasting, 2005)
The Nadas "Listen Through The Static" (from Listen Through The Static, 2005)
Curious "Perfect Girl" (from Curious EP, 2006)

Total Time—36:12

The Parties

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by The Parties
Three Ring Records

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    Little Jabs

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    from "Little Jabs"
    by Two Hours Traffic
    Bumstead Productions Ltd.

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      Tuesday, June 26, 2007

      The Day The (Streaming) Music Died

      No, music fans, there isn't a problem with your Web connection -- it's just that many Internet radio stations are deliberately offline today. More...

      Technorati Profile

      Saturday, June 23, 2007

      52: You Speak In Volumes

      After a very unfortunate technical difficulty with the USB microphone I use that made me sound a lot like Marcel Marceau, the issue has been resolved. Turns out that a piece of software installed during the week wrecked the drivers for the mike. Once I uninstalled the software, all was well. And it's a good thing too, since I don't know if I could have kept this show in me for another twenty-four hours.

      Dime No. 52: You Speak In Volumes

      Framing Hanley "Built For Sin" (from The Moment, 2007)
      Exelby "There Goes A Face" (from All Aboard The Skylark, 2006)
      John Hoskinson "She's Changing My Mind" (from Pancho Fantastico, 2007)
      Eytan Mirsky "I Know Victoria's Secret" (2007)
      Greg Waters "Play On" (from Play On, 2007)
      Todd Carey "Ain't Got Love" (from Watching Waiting, 2007)
      Ingrid Michaelson "The Way I Am" (from Girls and Boys, 2007)
      Erik Scott Smith "Mary Lou (Operator)"
      Glenn Mercer "Morning Lights" (from Wheels In Motion, 2007)
      The Soul of John Black "The Hole" (from The Good Girl Blues, 2007)

      Total Time—37:26


      Show #52 will be late. I just finished recording it and something went very wonky. The mike was dead throughout and so nothing was picked up. And since it's almost 1am here on the east coast, I'll just call it a night and re-record it all in the morning.

      My sincere apologies for the delay.

      Of course, this means that you could still call in an audio comment for the show at 206-338-5792.

      Saturday, June 16, 2007

      51: Layers and Layers

      This episode was rife with technical problems that forced me to re-record three times tonight, hence the lateness of the hour. But it's worth the wait. The new Mooney Suzuki track is simply fantastic and, if this one and "99%" are representative of the new CD, it's going to be one great friggin' album.

      Dime No. 51: Layers and Layers

      Frank Black "Robert Onion" (from 93-03, available June 19, 2007)
      Zombies of the Stratosphere "The Well-Mannered Look" (from The Well-Mannered Look, 2007)
      The Mooney Suzuki "Good Ol' Alcohol" (from Have Mercy, available June 19, 2007)
      The Fire Apes "Only You Could Make Me Happy" (from The Fire Apes EP, 2006)
      Man Bites God "Peppermint Superfrog" (from Peppermint Superfrog, 2007)
      Wiser Time "Rock N Roll" (from There and Back Again, 2006)
      Jason Harrod "Mad Girlfriend" (from Bright As You, 2006)
      2AM "Blue Days" (from 2AM EP, 2005)
      Timothy Chaisson "Better Way" (from Even, 2007)
      Bus Stop Stallions "Taxi Driver" (from Ride, coming soon)

      Total Time—38:56


      Download "Robert Onion" (mp3)
      from "93-03"
      by Frank Black
      Cooking Vinyl

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      Download "Better Way" (mp3)
      from "Even"
      by Timothy Chaisson
      Sandbar Music

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        Sunday, June 10, 2007

        50: I Wish I Was Young Again

        Sorry this was a whole lot later than usual, but after last week's show I managed to get myself really sick. The voice is almost back to normal, maybe still a bit scratchy. Nothing particularly special in the fiftieth show. The John Hoskinson CD Pancho Fantastico is out on Tuesday and everyone should pick this one up. I may even like this more than last year's Miscellaneous Heathen (and I loved that one).

        Dime No. 50: I Wish I Was Young Again

        Steve Robinson "Forget About Love"
        The Krinkles "Sweet On You" (from 3: The Mordorlorff Collection, 2007)
        Everyday Atlas "Take Me Home" (from Your Move, 2006)
        John Hoskinson "Miss Rejection" (from Pancho Fantastico, available June 12, 2007)
        Exelby "She'll Do For Me" (from All Aboard The Skylark, 2006)
        The Grey Race "Care Of Cell 44" (from The Grey Race EP, available June 12, 2007)
        Wensday "Only Women Bleed" (from Torch Rock, 2007)
        Charlotte Kendrick "Off The Tracks" (from North of New York, available June 26, 2007)
        Tony Marriott "Faith and Fairytales" (from Solitude, 2007)
        Luma "Lose Control" (from Luma EP, 2006)

        Total Time—39:29

        Friday, June 01, 2007

        49: In The Deep End For The Weekend

        I tweaked the levels in tonight's show slightly. Hopefully it helps. I've had a very scratchy throat all day, and it seems to be getting worse (I suspect that I'm coming down with something), so I tried to keep the talkie stuff to a minimum. I'd really hate to get sick this close to #50...

        Dime No. 49: In The Deep End For The Weekend

        Codaphonic "Hollawalla Omacalla Wee" (from Good Morning Radio EP, 2006)
        Smallfish "Hydraulics" (from Low Tide)
        Erik Scott Smith "The Anthem" (from The Only Lonely One, 2007)
        Al Stravinsky "Shallow Water"
        Al Lewis "Waiting For You" (from More Ways Than One, 2006)
        Carlina "Tonight" (from This Is Your Time, 2006)
        Toys In Trouble "30' Waste" (from One-Armed Jack, 2006)
        Wiser Time "Back For More" (from There And Back Again, 2006)
        The Krinkles "Stay With Me" (from 3: The Mordorlorff Collection, 2007)
        The Ribbon Device "Young & Beautiful" (from Saturation Day, 2006)

        Total Time—34:51

        Friday, May 25, 2007

        48: Chinese Fire Drill

        I recorded this late Thursday night for an early Friday posting. So nobody is allowed to complain that this one went up late. Not sure if there will be a Memorial Day show yet or not. It'll depend on how my weekend goes. But for now, enjoy this one.

        Dime No. 48: Chinese Fire Drill

        Holtz "Fall In Love With Me" (from Leaving New York, 2007)
        The Time Beings "Make Up Your Mind" (from Journey To Tyme With The Time Beings, 2007)
        The Queue "God Save The Queen" (from The White Label Demos, 2007)
        John Hoskinson "Uncharacteristic (It Must Be You)" (from Miscellaneous Heathen, 2006)
        Ingrid Michaelson "Breakable" (from Girls and Boys, 2006)
        Moxie "Come Around" (from Retrospective, 2007)
        Rachael Sage "Wildflower" (from The Blistering Sun, 2006)
        The K's "Thirteen Steps" (from Can't Get It Together)
        The Kellys "That Day" (from Overture EP, 2007)
        The Mooney Suzuki "99 Percent" (from Have Mercy, available June 19, 2007)

        Total Time—38:04

        Leaving New York

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        from "Leaving New York"
        by Holtz
        All Star Rising

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          The Blistering Sun

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          from "The Blistering Sun"
          by Rachael Sage
          MPress Records

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