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.)
Fri, 21 October 2005
Welcome to opening weekend at Murphy's Saloon - Podcast Home of the Blues. Drinks are on the house.
• Rocket Science by Brain Buckit.
I want to apologize to Brain Buckit for not looking further for information about them before recording my show. Be sure to visit their site (linked above), and if you liked what you heard, buy their CD.
• There's More Pretty Girls Than One by Blind Arvella Gray.
Huge thanks to Cary Baker of Cary Baker's Conqueroo for giving me special permission to play Blind Arvella Gray. Arvella was the real deal, there's no doubt about that, and Cary is a true fan of the blues.
• There She Goes by Brother Love.
What can I say about Brother Love? That he's got the goods? Hell, yeah! That he rocks? Hell, yeah again! There's a reason Brother Love has two songs in the Top Five at the Podsafe Music Network. Go to the iTunes Music Store or his Web site now, and buy the very aptly titled ALBUM OF THE YEAR. All the best, Brother.
• On A Podcast by Cruisebox.
If downloads were dollar bills, the guys in Cruisebox would be wealthy men. I first heard On A Podcast shortly after I tuned in to the podosphere. Not a day goes by that I don't find myself humming the Podcasting International Anthem. Talk about an earworm!
• Play This by Dave from Chub Creek.
Chub Creek is a podcast by Dave and Gary, two Canadian buddies who grew up together, but haven't seen each other in 10 years. The music they've made available at the Podsafe Music Network is drawn from their shows. Thanks, guys!
(All songs, except There's More Pretty Girls Than One, courtesy of the Podsafe Music Network).
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NOTE(edited 3/13/07): If this episode is your first encounter with Murphy's Saloon, please feel free to skip ahead a few shows - the content of this episode is not an accurate reflection of what the show has become. I think I've gotten much better at it, for one thing. Audio levels aren't uniform until about episode #7. The shows are good content-wise, it's just my audio level is reeeeeally low.
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