Sun, 30 October 2005
This episode was a solo project, with considerable material and moral support from several sources (Greg, you're a mensch!).
Big thanks to the Podsafe Music Network, GarageBand and the artists.
• 99 Pounds by P.W. Fenton and The Second Ward.
Although they're no longer playing together, present evidence argues that P.W. Fenton and The Second Ward put on one hell of a show in their day. Today, among other things, Fenton is the host and chief instigator of his own podcast, Digital Flotsam.
• Missing You by Blue Matters.
Blue Matters are a group of German and Swiss students who met in school in Venezuala. Missing Youhas a nice, smooth R&B groove going for it. I think it deserves better than the two-and-a-half star rating it presently has at the Podsafe Music Network.
• Cool Your Engine by Janet Ryan and Straight Up!.
I found Janet Ryan and Straight Up! over at GarageBand.com and was knocked out immediately by Janet's voice and the band's smooth, tight groove. You can expect to hear more of them at Murphy's Saloon. Because GarageBand.com has their own method of doing what they call podcasts, and their own way of putting podcasters and artists together, I wrote to Janet and the band directly and they very quickly granted me permission to play their music. Thanks!
• Bad Religion by (The Rev.) Jimmie Bratcher.
As he reports at his personal Web site, Rev. Bratcher found his way to God after considerable personal turmoil. But, like the Rev. Al Green and Little Richard, Bratcher uses music to help spread the Gospel, and it's smokin' great music at that. This one rocks!
• Show outro from Play This by Dave at the Chub Creek Podcast.
(All music in this week's show courtesy of the PodSafe Music Network, except where noted.)