Thursday, December 23, 2010

St. Isidore Sound Experience

As promised, a link to a Cool Album.  For today, I've got the St. Isidore Sound Experience, who are from St. Isidore, Alberta.  I had never heard of St. Isidore before - either the city or the band.  Their album is called 1966.

Here's their description of the album:
Music inspired by the soul of the 1960s.

I would have preferred some lyrics to go with the instrumentals, but as it stands, they definitely met their goal of producing soul-inspired music.  Very enjoyable.  You can get it from Jamendo here:

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

#17 - Slightly Less Embarassing

Last Saturday night I made myself a nice cup of coffee with eggnog (I swear, there was no rum involved) and settled in to do what looks to be my last podcast of 2010.  Things are just going to be too busy in the next couple of weeks, though I MAY end up doing a surprise 'cast next week if I get the free time.  You just never know!

I have an announcement to make about a podcast coming up in January 2011, but I'll save that for a separate blog post.

 There were some nice highlights this episode, including a really cool MJ cover.  Here's the playlist.

  1. HoboTwang - Alone in the House
  2. She Swings, She Sways - What I Wouldn't Do [NOTE: I learned just now that this band broke up]
  3. Paper Tiger - Sandy
  4. Josh Woodward - Revolution Now
  5. Joey Kneiser - Bruised Ribs
  6. The Transisters - JB is Dead
  7. Loudspeaker Alliance - Revolt
  8. Jens Wennberg - Tux
  9. InAshton - Will You Be There
And backing music was provided by James Edwards.

I said I would do a "Creative Commons News" recap on the blog, but that feature is really quickly turning into new CC releases (which is OKAY).  Here are some quick stuff I pulled from various sources.

  • XYZ by DJ Leq - It's just a single, consisting of the original mix and a shorter version.  Kinda catchy!  Just released today.
  • 2010 by Hypnotic Crow - Another dance album, this one is also just plain catchy.  It's a full-length album that consists of mainly electronic-based music.  While it was released today, it is apparently a compilation of older unreleased tracks by Hypnotic Crow.
  • Intercontinental Music Lab Goes to War - Intercontinental Music Lab - The name's a mouthful, but the music from this UK outfit is pretty good.  I'm not sure how I'd tag it - it's a mix between pop, punk, rock, and alternative rock.  I guess "alternative rock" is the best fit here.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Upcoming Podcast - #17

My last post was December 1st?  Really?  I'm very sorry about that, but I have been busy getting new music for the next podcast.  I have a cool track lined up for you - it's a cover and it's by InAshton.  That's all I'll say for now.

I was thinking of possibly breaking out the saxaphone for another Christmas tune, but I don't think I have enough time for that.  Also, this way if I do end up finding time to do it, it'll be an awesome surprise for everybody!

I will probably start working on the podcast tonight, though I don't know if I'll be able to finish it or if it'll have to be a two-night thing.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

#16 - Never Again

I recorded episode 16 of the podcast last night, but only got around to uploading it this morning.  So, that's also why the blog post is late.  Anyway, the title thankfully does not refer to "I'm never again doing this podcast" but more so "I'm never again singing on the podcast" but you know what they say in An American Tale, never say never!

Side note: I got to 50k this year in NaNoWriMo!  Read about it on my other blog, here.

  Running time is I think 27:40.  A bit short because one of the songs wouldn't play.

Track listing
  1. NanowaR - Stormlord of Power
  2. Convicted Killer Scientists - Mas Hypochondria
  3. Ghune- First Project / Wanderings
  4. Girl Talk - Make Me Wanna
  5. The Dead Rocks - Nicotine (played during Creative Commons News segment)
  6. Liam Stewart - Sixteen Words (did not play due to unknown error, but thought I'd link to it anyway)
  7. The Very Sexuals - Wrecked This Century
  8. Fatblueman - Fat Blue Christmas Swing Medley
  9. Stephen Gower - Jingle Bells (Horrible Version)