6.1.06

A Different Perspective

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This blog will, as it stands now, never have an official podcast aspect to it. But I am trying to write posts that includes music that "makes sense" if you download them from a podcast app.
I have been listening to a lot of podcast recently, and I find that most of them fall into one of three categories. There are those that just push new music ... whatever that may be. Then there are those that go for a real radio sort of feel ... mixes, interviews, monologues, etc. Then, lastly, there are those that focus on music that the DJ likes. The latter type of podcast is the one that bugs me the most for two reasons: (1) I think that the DJs are playing stuff they like because it somehow sets them apart from the sea of podcasters ("hey -- I'm not playing Wolf Parade! Whoopie!") and (2) I rarely like the tracklists. It is not good of me to be critical of other people's tastes, but I can't help it. If you like Joy Division, then, by some law (that I've subconsciously constructed) you are supposed to like Echo and the Bunnymen and Interpol ... you are not supposed to like, say, Blondie. You can still like Blondie, but they can't coexist ... there needs to be your Blondie side and then there needs to be your Joy Division side.
So I'm going to post a few songs that are (a) older (b) some of my favorites and (c) work together. I would like to see if any of you have critical comments to make concerning my tastes. I have never felt so critical about another person's tastes until I started listening to these "what I like" podcasts.
Squeeze - Pulling Muscles (From the Shell)
Echo & the Bunnymen - The Cutter
the Undertones - Here Comes The Summer (Peel Session 5.2.1979)
XTC - Big Day
Siouxsie & the Banshees - Spellbound
the Jam - All Mod Cons

Well -- I wanted to post more songs, but this should give you an idea of what I'm trying to say. If nothing else, at least enjoy the free music!
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