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