Elliott Bay Leisure And Music Club Podcast #23

Elliott Bay Leisure And Music Club Podcast #23 by Brad Muller on Mixcloud

Podcast Title:  True Love Is Blind

Podcast Description: Rick Rizzo emerges from the death disco days of the 70’s. Louis XIV expresses interest in squeezing some metaphorical carrot juice. Everybody was Dancing In The Moonlight. The Postal Service delivers but after Amy Winehouse Takes The Box we find later that there is No-One Receiving. We get a couple four on the floor house thumpers from Kelly Osbourne and David Morales.  The mix ends violently with a Shonen Knife and a Velvet Revolver.

Track Listing:

  1. Eleventh Day Dream – Bagdad’s last Right
  2. Louis XIV – Finding Out True Love Is Blind
  3. The Specials  – Ghost Town
  4. King Harvest – Dancing In the Moonlight
  5. Smoosh – I’ve Got My Own Problems To Fix
  6. Kraftwerk – Tour De France – (Live)
  7. The Postal Service – Be Still My Heart
  8. Kelly Osbourne –One World (Chris Cox Club Mix)
  9. David Morales ft. Tamra Keenan – Here I Am (f-ull Intention vocal mix)
  10. The Faint – Desperate Guys
  11. Amy Winehouse – Take The Box
  12. Nitin Sawhney – Sunset
  13. Brian Eno – No One Receiving
  14. The Afghan Wigs – Debonair
  15. Aphrodelics – Rollin’ On Chrome (wild Motherfucker Dub)
  16. Shonen Knife – Top Of The World
  17. Velvet Revolver – Dirty Little Thing

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Elliott Bay Leisure And Music Club Podcast #22

Elliott Bay Leisure And Music Club Podcast #22 by Brad Muller on Mixcloud

Podcast Title:  A View to a Chill

Podcast Description:   It’s funny how these EBLAMC podcasts turn out sometimes…it seems the mind of the collective will unify to put together a disc of songs that seem of a particular time and place.  To this listener, I’m clicking play on podcast #22 in the late afternoon after a day of scooter riding around a beach town in the south of France.  A time to relax and have a glass or three of some local wine, yet am still feeling a bit play full and anticipating the good times to come later that evening.   Am so chilled out that I can’t tell if my flip-flops are on, or if they have fallen by the wayside…and don’t give a damn either way.  Have secured a table in the perfect spot to watch the setting suns display of colors, just ordered up a lovely selection of appetizers, and the EBLAMC crew are gathered around.  Won’t you join us?

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Elliott Bay Leisure And Music Club Podcast #21

Elliott Bay Leisure And Music Club Podcast #21 by Brad Muller on Mixcloud

Podcast Title:  Something about post-punk electronic music for old men

Podcast Description:  Death Cab for Cutie kicks off this release with a happy sounding song that I hope is not a commentary on the members of EBLAMC, followed by post-punk Thelonious Monster and the obligatory song in French. In these Enz times, the brothers Finn reunite. Now let’s go to some fun and exciting Egyptian-Spanish fusion, fun and poppy Scissor Sisters, jungle-dance from Brit electronica band M.I.A., NYC electronic from Si*Sé (nice song!), Dutch electronic from Arling Cameron (not to be confused with Daft Punk), and Brit-NYC electronica from Interpol (despite their post-punk labeling). Not sure how DC-based Barcelona muscled out Seattle-based Barcelona to make an appearance. X-Press 2 soothes with David Byrne’s vocals. Let’s just close out this podcast to ask Prefab Sprout who built the clocks. (Mike H.)

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Elliott Bay Leisure And Music Club Podcast #20

Elliott Bay Leisure And Music Club Podcast #20 by Brad Muller on Mixcloud

Podcast Title:  Hen freakin’ hao

Podcast Description:  Podcast 20 kicks off with a burner and just does not let up.  Must say that there are bands on here that haven’t proved to have a lot of legs, but for a brief period in the early Aughts, their flame burned bright and some of their finest work is captured here.  What happened to you Jet, Franz and YYY’s?  As usual, we dig deep for some classic deep cuts from INXS, Prince and David Byrne, and this ‘cast contains the all-time highest rated EBLAMC track from the Sneaker Pimps…another lost soul.  Not sure if I’d dial up these particular zeros and ones for an intimate dinner party, but it does make a perfect companion for a road trip, BBQ or group sing-a-long in the shower. (John I.)

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Elliott Bay Leisure And Music Club Podcast #19

Elliott Bay Leisure And Music Club Podcast #19 by Brad Muller on Mixcloud

Podcast Title:  Asswhippin’

Podcast Description:  I grew up in an era where Top 40 radio was King ,and had to wait until my sister came home from college in the summer to hear something  cutting edge…still remember her dropping the needle on Outlandos d’Amour and blowing my 12 year-old mind.  Now I watch my own 12 year-old with limitless access to music from all of time and wonder what will become his Roxanne.  In an effort to help him separate the wheat from the chaff and help him find a cool path in his music life, am gonna be playing EBLAMC podcast# 19 for him (subliminally of course, who likes what Dad likes?) for the next couple of weeks cause it has so many awesome artists playing some really interesting songs.  No question that #19 is a highlight in the EBLAMC oeuvre, and one that is a primer to cool.  (John I.)

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Elliott Bay Leisure And Music Club Podcast – 2012 Retrospective

Elliott Bay Leisure And Music Club Podcast – 2012 Retrospective by Brad Muller on Mixcloud

Each year the Elliott Bay Leisure and Music Club releases their top songs from the year in retrospect.  The songs do not have to be new in 2012. These are the songs the club featured as part of their discussions and podcasts. Each of the 11 members voted to determine this selection of the club’s favorite 18 songs from 2012.

Track Listing:

Mysteria – In My Soul
MS MR – Hurricane
Galaxie 500 – Another Day
Van Halen – Atomic Punk
ball boy – I Hate Scotland
Blue States – Your Girl
Mackintosh Braun – Line In The Sand
Towa Tei – Mind Wall (Feat. Miho Hatori)
Shawn Lee – Jackie Blue
Sander Van Doorn – Lobby
Iggy & The Stooges – Search And Destroy
Lemolo – On Again, Off Again
Bobby Womack Feat. Fatoumata Diawara – Nothin’ Can Save Ya
Fujiya & Miyagi – Ankle Injuries
Ben Folds Five – She Don’t Use Jelly
Cowboy Junkies – Why This One
Future Islands – Tomorrow
David Kilgour and the Heavy Eights – Purple Balloon 

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Elliott Bay Leisure And Music Club Podcast #18

Elliott Bay Leisure And Music Club Podcast #18 by Brad Muller on Mixcloud

 “How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?” ― Charles de Gaulle

From grunge to funk, brie to Velveeta, EBLAMC volume 18 displays a remarkable diversity of frommage, intermingled with some queso and Käse. But don’t miss the meatier cuts from Modest Mouse, Miss Kitten, and the sweet treats from The Concretes and The Rulers…This selection includes music spanning five decades, two continents from the old world to the ex-colonies, so don’t be surprised by a remarkable degree of variety in style and substance.  Enjoy! (Geof H.)

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Elliott Bay Leisure And Music Club Podcast #17

Elliott Bay Leisure And Music Club Podcast #17 by Brad Muller on Mixcloud

Wishy Washy Wishing Musicians of Walla Walla Washington

Long before the leader of these Irish rats proposed applying a bandaid to the world’s problems, he was breaking ground with the early punk song, Mary of the 4th Form. Next: mosh with Mexicans.  One word, twice: Numa. Does anyone know why Faron Young was the subject of a song by an English pop band? ELO brings fond memories of my youth (thanks to you, Scott Kirklin). Prickly pixies perform politely while the angel Gabriel escapes the small town and makes it big time. Only 17 podcasts into EBLAMC existence and here we feature Wilco for the fourth time, naively wishing for a perfect score. And apparently Mr. Weller is wishing for a Jam reunion. Danger Mouse manages a unique take on the Beatles. I’ve never really noticed before the surf music influences in Sonic Youth – see if you notice, too, right after hearing non-surfing shadowy Canadian men strum their guitars. This podcast finishes up with a number of songs that were hits at one time or another in one country or another: they are easy on the ears and certainly worth a listen. (Mike H.)
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Elliott Bay Leisure And Music Club Podcast #14

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“Travelogue”

We begin the podcast with the cultural emigrant Morrissey, who has left for America with his “Irish Blood, English Heart”.  America swoons.  The ghost of the band America arises via The Thorns.  The soul-cat of techno Miss Kittin visits from France (twice).  Thelonious Monster joins us for a “Sammy Hagar Weekend” road trip. There is plenty of nighttime driving music in this mix, as well as some musical detours. Notably, we drive with windows rolled down through Elliott Bay to hear the fermented-jazz smell of teen spirit. (Brad M.)

 

Elliott Bay Leisure And Music Club Podcast #13

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“Drinkin’ Coca-Cola”

Podcast #13 is just like drinking Coca-Cola.  Sure…your left brain knows that it’s full of sugar and probably not good for ya.  But on a hot summer’s day, it hits your right brain with a Big Rock Candy 2×4.  It’s some Sweet Soul Music that will Make You Happy and put you into Sweet Surrender.  Truly an Aural Exciter that will make you scream, I Want More.  Then…Wash Your Brain with a hit of South California Purples and you’ll be tellin’ the EBLAMC Boys that “I Love Your Way”.  Podcast 13 definitely requires that you Take A Long Look. (John I.)

 

Elliott Bay Leisure And Music Club Podcast #12

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“The Amazing Technicolor Turntable”

This podcast opens like a flickering neon broken heart. A soundtrack mixed from a turntable plugged into a lamp post.  Never have Public Enemy, Elvis Presley (Junkie XL), and Scritti Politti sounded so appropriate together. Madonna gets reconstructed by a Freelance Hellraiser. The Smiths are reduced to fluttering specs of technology. Aretha Franklin says a little prayer as we take off on a sunset journey through Villiers Terrace, a Gay Bar, and end up in Fat City. (Brad M.)

 

Elliott Bay Leisure And Music Club Podcast #11

Elliott Bay Leisure And Music Club Podcast 11

“Pop Has Freed Us”

Upbeat podcast despite the fact that most of the bands featured were creatures of the nineties. Brian Eno claims this shoegazing band named after a Roxy Music song is “the best of English pop music.” Can you guess?

Loved “Waterboy” by Imperial Teen – perhaps a significant influence for Arctic Monkeys. Go with Queens of the Stone Age to hear an award-winning song. Catch the Brit-sounding world punk band Firewater sing a farewell to Superman.

Instrumental drum ‘n’ bass from Cinematic Orchestra is a nice break from some of the more driving songs that start this podcast off. Shoegazers return with Argentinian Latino rock band Soda Stereo.

Who can’t love Susannah McCorkle’s bossa nova piece, “The Waters of March”? While Infinite Buddha was definitely finite, El Yucateco lives on.

One band that may be infinite, Gang of Four, appears with a song that will remain frozen in time, remembered for once being banned by the BBC. Bryan Ferry does Bob Dylan. A 12-year old Compton boy does Electronica with Seelenluft.

The Motown-influenced Jet song “Are You Going To Be My Girl” sounds like this band started at least 30 years too late. And for you alt-country fans, watch out for the firecracker Ryan Adams tosses out at the end. (Notes by EBLAMC member Mike H.)

 

Elliott Bay Leisure And Music Club Podcast #10

Elliott Bay Leisure And Music Club Podcast 10

“Should An Earth Mother Wear A Bra?”

Oh Podcast #10…you were one of THOSE.  Most noteworthy is the only appearance of opera in EBLAMC history.  Hmmmm…  It’s OK, it’ll be over soon enough and you can get back into the groove of some awesome indie, deep-cut classic, and trancey electronic music that is the core of the EBLAMC podcast.  Not sure you’ll hit repeat, but you will be forever changed. (John I.)

 

 

Elliott Bay Leisure And Music Club Podcast #9

Elliott Bay Leisure And Music Club Podcast 9

“I Took My Troubles Down To Madame Rue”

An unusual offering from the minds of EBLAMC on podcast #9. It is not often we will repeat an artist on the same podcast, but this disc offers up multiple tracks by Moby, The Postal Service, and Squeeze.  So if you love those bands this is Love Potion #9.  If they aren’t your thing, there is lots of other cool stuff for you to enjoy.  How about waking up after a wild night with the Supersuckers and having the “bruises to prove it”?  Personal faves The Damnations TX provide a brawny workout at the “New Hope Cemetery.”  Where are you girls anyway…I miss you…call me…XOXO.  And if you’ve ever heard a bad cover of “Love Will Tear Us Apart”, you let us know and we will give you your money back.  Hook in. (John I.)

Track Listing:

  1. Supersuckers – Bruises To Prove It
  2. The Postal Service – Brand New Colony
  3. Bossacucanova ft. Carlos Lyra – Influencia Do Jazz
  4. The Beautiful South – You Can Call Me Leisure
  5. Kaze Wo Atsumete – Happy End
  6. Zuco 103 – Get Urself2gether
  7. Moby – Sunday
  8. Monika Mueller – The Short List (Singing and Driving)
  9. Dan Tyminski / Soggy Bottom Boys – Man of Constant Sorrow
  10. Squeeze – First Thing Wrong
  11. R.L. Burnside – It’s Bad You Know
  12. Squeeze – In Today’s Room
  13. Moby – New Dawn Fades
  14. The Damnations TX – New Hope Cemetery
  15. Squeeze  – It’s Over
  16. Smashing Pumpkins – Isolation
  17. Some Girls – The Getaway
  18. Darude – Sand Storm
  19. Swans – Love Will Tear Us Apart
  20. Basement Jaxx – If I Ever Recover
  21. The Postal Service – The District Sleeps Alone Tonight

Elliott Bay Leisure And Music Club Podcast #8

Elliott Bay Leisure and Music Club Podcast 8

 I Don’t Like You and I Won’t Pretend To”

The opening words on this podcast really are ones to live by. The number 8 is the number of money in many Asian cultures and podcast 8 is total money. Highlights? Lots of ’em…classic deeeeep cut Elton John, Madonna’s brother-in-law Joe Henry is smooth as always, and the Polyphonic Spree sound like…well…a polyphonic spree. Stick around for the last four songs as they will, in turn, fire you up, make you happy, put you into a groovy mood, and take you on a journey of the mind. And you get the EBLAMC gold star if you can identify where track 13 comes from (without cheating and looking it up on your iPad). A hint…perhaps the best freeway-cruising-in-a-van-made-of-weed song EVER! (John I.)

Elliott Bay Leisure And Music Club Podcast #6

Elliott Bay Leisure And Music Club Podcast 6

“Don’t Give Me That”

This podcast could easily be dedicated to the instigators and perpetrators of the world.  This includes the likes of those who create great pop melodies while finding themselves running with the wrong crowd. Read up on Wilson Simonal who begat “Nao Vem Que Nao Tem (Don’t Give Me That)”.  Musical instigators abound with Adult, Gary Numan, Radiohead, The Beastie Boys, and Mc Solaar with some great hallmark tracks as well as deep cuts.  Luna is searching for a crime in “1995”, Freedy Johnston claims “He Wasn’t Murdered” while Cat Power knows that “he will kill for you.”  You, dear listener, shall not die of boredom here. (Brad M.)

Elliott Bay Leisure And Music Club Podcast #5

Elliott Bay Leisure And Music Club Podcast 5

“Freedom’s Waiting For You”

Podcast #5 in our series starts off with “Under The Milky Sky” which was  voted in 2008 as Australia’s best song of the last 20 years. Assuming that not much has changed in the last 4 years, 80’s college rock has legs.  The band Air is a perennial EBLAMC favorite and graces this mix with “Playground Love”. Damon Albarn shows up twice; once as Blur and then again as Gorillaz.  I am reminded how much I like New Order with the “Slow Jam” track as well as how excited I was in 2001 when this ended their 8 year hiatus.  Negativland has a repeat performance from podcast 4 which includes my favorite line – ” you can say four blunt words and a man will hit you in the face”. Or maybe it was “at your 7-11, Freedom’s waiting for you”.  Finally, you hear THE BEST Mos Def song as far as I am concerned and it all ends well with Cassandra Wilson’s mystical “Resurrection Blues”. (Brad M.)

Old Red Eyes Is Back

What does your bartender think of you? I came across this blog today on Are You Wearing My Pants written by an experienced dispenser of firewater. This is funny stuff. Then I opened yesterday’s mail (sounds like a euphemism for something) and found a handcrafted mix CD of drinking songs featuring the likes of The Avett Brothers, Loretta Lynn, The Pogues, Minutemen, and The Replacements.  And so we seem to have found a theme to groove on today. Here is an excerpt from the blog and a podcast version of the CD for your pleasure.
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