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