Saturday, November 8, 2008

Blimpcast Number THREE!

The Blimpcast is back, and has an all new surprise feature in part two. This installment covers  geography, masculinity, swearing, and much more besides - all with a special underlying theme! 


Blimpcast 3 Part One
Blimpcast 3 Part Two

I do hope you enjoy listening to it! 

** edit - there may be a minute and 17 second's silence at the start of part two, for some reason the introduction of the sedond part has been lost to posterity, which doesn't help with making sense of the whole shebang! Soz! **

17 comments:

ejaydee said...

Yes!

Blimpy said...

Um, listening back to it, I'm gonna make BC4 a lot more perky and diverse, it must be the weather.....

Blimpy said...

Thanks ejaydee!

saneshane said...

blimpy
just started listening
but I do hope the theme is...
'Scottish Ladies from hell'
my post has been waiting for ever....
fine first track.....

saneshane said...

is it just a minute.. the sound is not quite getting to me.......



YEAH more MacMusic

saneshane said...

it will take a few days but i will add to this..
a great blimp cast..
and I liked your friends viewpoint.
tartan bump to all involved.

ToffeeBoy said...

blimpy - been too busy today but looking forward to listening to this soon.

Shoegazer said...

Worth the wait. Any chance you could post the tunes - particularly like the one that sounded like Scottish Snow Patrol. *runs away*

TracyK said...

I'm really being spoilt (Spilt?) this week, tons of Scottish miserable indie. Do you know Spearmint's Scottish Pop? Namechecks all the greats of feyness. Loved the Camera Obscura b side of ABBA and naturally the Malc Middleton and Idlewild, intrigued by several of the others. Thanks for making the effort Blimpy!

Blimpy said...

thanks for listening everyone, you are too kind with your comments, it makes me very happy.

glasshalfempty said...

I've only had chance to hear part one, but it's great, as ever. I like the way you are able to big up your local talent. Bournemouth's claims to fame aren't that great, from Amy Studt to Air Traffic, via Art Brut. They seem to have got stuck at the beginning of the alphabet!

You are right about 'Not one bit ashamed'. It's a lovely track, and it was nice to hear it again. (I have a policy of not listening too often to tracks I love, as they pall if overplayed, so I hadn't heard it for a good while.)

Looking forward to part two...

ejaydee said...

Cool McBlimpcast, on top of the music, I particularly enjoyed the liquid (I'm assuming wine) being flowed into the glass during the panel segment.

steenbeck said...

Blimpy--Finally had a chance to listen and I LOVED it. Musically, my favorite blimpcast yet. Do you think you could just list the names of the bands you played? I want to look them ALL up. I would have liked more talking, though, but that's not a criticism, I just like hearing you (and your friends) talk.

It reminded me of a party I went to in town this summer. There's a fellow from Glasgow living a few blocks from me, and I think he may have been slightly tipsy, but we started listing every Scottish band we could think of, because he was trying to remember which was his fav. Turned out to be Teenage Fanclub. I asked him how he ended up here (I meant in the broadest sense) and he said, "I wasn't going to live in the fucking suburbs!!" A lovely testament to the lovely non suburbiness of my town.

Blimpy said...

@ ejaydee- thanks, and that was indeed wine! "spill the wine" etc

@steen, great story!

i think for the next installment, i'll do more obscure 'scottish pop' and have a couple of extractions from the music review.

here's the tracklisting:

1. "mf" by eagleowl, from their "for the thoughts you never had" EP
2. "fuck it i love you" by malcolm middleton from "a brighter beat"
3. "fear of flying" teenage fanclub from "thirteen"
4. "floating in the forth" by frightened rabbit from "midnight organ fight"
5. "not one bit ashamed" by king creosote from "kc rules ok"
6. "go square go" by glasvegas s/t
7. "slow graffiti" by belle and sebastian from "push barman to open old wounds" or "acid house soundtrack"
8. "super trouper" by camera obscura; live on bbc radio 2, full band version on "tears for affairs" 7"
9. "everyone says you're so fragile" by idlewild from "hope is important"
10. "r u still in 2 it" by mogwai feat aiden fae arab strap from "mogwai young team"

steenbeck said...

Thanks, Blimpy. Most of them I knew (some more than others). But I just spent a very agreeable chunk of time listening to the songs on eagleowl's myspace page.

I heard a frightened rabbit track on the radio last week and thought of your 'Spillious post.

ToffeeBoy said...

@ blimpy - if you're still reading this, I wanted you to know that I finally got around to listening to the third blimpcast and thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm in bed, suffering from a bout of man flu and taking the opportunity thus presented to catch up with some listening. I particularly loved the Frightened Rabbit track. I don't know Fife that well, but as a natural born Edinbugger, I know the south bank of the Forth well - particularly around Cramond which is officially one of my favourite places on earth.

I love the idea of songs with subtle swearing in them - my favourite example of this is The Concrete's Just Locals. OK, I suppose the chorus is not exactly subtle but it's certainly unexpected and once you've listened to it, it tends to stay in your head and it's almost impossible not to carry on singing it to yourself, out loud with potentially embarassing consequences.

I'm off to listen to Blimpcast #4.

Blimpy said...

fife (well, the northern and eastern bits) is lovely - it's a shame the horrendousness of south fife gets in the way tween there and edinburgh. puts a lot of folk off.

i need to check out "just locals" - i have the album it's on, but it's not springing to mind immediately.

glad you like d the 'cast !