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Cactus Killer Radio is playing indie music from dreampop to rock to gothic to new wave to folk to electronic from its own catalogue. I am not a huge fan of dreampop, but some tunes in these casts are breaking through my barrier of dreampop-resistance. The Phillip Eno project has also made some MP3s available. Why not start with

Sun, 25 Sep 2005

MXL DRK condenser mic with battery, cables and stand.

I wish this MXL DRK set (link to Millennium Music, do a google to find local suppliers or have a look at eBay for some great deals from the US) existed when I started to get my kit together. A decent condenser microphone, powered by a normal 9V battery (so need for “phantom power” from a mixer or preamp), a desktop stand and cables. All packed in a neat suitcase and ready to connect directly to your computer.

Looks like good value to me and expect to see more of these packages as podcasting takes (further) off.

Wed, 21 Sep 2005

Acecast Podcast Number 6. 16 September 2005.

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acecast #006 Sep 2005 Acecast #006 Sep 2005 (MP3, 112Kbps, 26.6MB, 33m:11s). You can download the MP3 file by clicking the podcast icon or link above. You can also use a podcasting application to subscribe to the Acecast RSS-feed. To subscribe to Acecast podcasts in iTunes (4.9 or later) use “Advanced/Subscribe to Podcast” and enter in the pop-up window.

The Podcastcon 2005 issue.

There’s nothing like a deadline to get things done. I am going to Podcastcon 2005 tomorrow so I thought I would get some fresh Acecast content uploaded before I go.

The first track is from my fair podcasting” CD for August, Saul Williams’ self-titled second album. I play some snake-hipped rock’n’roll from The Rattlesnakes, some bad-ass-jazz from Acoustic Ladyland (sounding like Ian Dury’s Blockheads mixed with Morphine) and some grime from London’s Dizzee Rascal.

I have been poking around a bit on the Internet Archive ( for out-of-copyright music, so a Jimmie Rodgers tune (aka “The Father of Country”) from 1930 is featured. Jolie Holland gives us some more acoustic goodness with Old Fashion Morphine.

The Scandinavian quota is made up of a demo from Monomen (sounds like 1981 postpunk) and a dance track from Finland’s Viola (the suitably titled Sad Eyed Disco Dancers). Both tracks via the Eardrums blog.

There are a couple of noisy tracks from Snowsuit* (aka Steve Touchton). One tune is an MP3-download; the second track is from his Cred EP. A CD I bought directly from Steve after a seeing Snowsuit* warm up for Gin Palace (featured on Acecast #3). I asked Steve for permission to use a track from the EP and he agreed.

Stillman has the Afterword with the finest track from his debut EP (although the title track of his Weightless EP is a good Magnet-like pop-song).

Production notes.

Kit: MXL V67 condenser microphone, Behringer UB802 mixer, Hercules DJ Console sound card. Applications: Audacity, iTunes, MP3Gain, MP3tag.

All tracks played are free and legal downloads. All tracks are copyright the artists and their record labels/music publishers.

Extended tracklisting for Acecast number 6, 16 September 2005.

Brief playlist for the sixth podcast.

Initial post: Fri, 16 Sep 2005.

Mon, 19 Sep 2005

Playlist For The Sixth Acecast podcast. Produced 16 September 2005.

  • List of Demands — Saul Williams.
  • Radio Dead — The Rattlesnakes.
  • Hobo Bill’s Last Ride — Jimmie Rodgers.
  • Old Fashion Morphine — Jolie Holland.
  • Iggy — Acoustic Ladyland.
  • Pretty Dirty Houses — Monomen .
  • Sad Eyed Disco Dancers — Viola.
  • Fix Up,Look Sharp — Dizzee Rascal.
  • The Sun — Snowsuit*.
  • It’s Totally for Real — Snowsuit*.
  • Afterword — Stillman.

Full details and MP3 download for the sixth Acecast podcast.

Initial post: Fri, 16 Sep 2005.

Fri, 16 Sep 2005