Saturday, December 31, 2005

Dicks & Janes Podcast #41 - Bye Bye 2005

The Scarborouigh Dude unloads all the crap he can before the New Years kicks in; not for those who prefer their podcasts light & fluffy.

Music:
Sing Sing Sing - Benny Goodman - Uncut: Mob Life
Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate - Andrews Sisters - Rumors Are Flying
Nightclubbing Iggy Pop Trainspotting Soundtrack
Good Vibrations - Beach Boys - Endless Summer
Flash Jack From Gundagai - Traditional - Essential Aussie Songs
I'm Afraid of Americans - David Bowie - Best of Bowie
Enjoy Yourself - Guy Lombardo - Best of Guy Lombardo

12 comments:

Wizzie said...

Very raw, intense, "open letter", in a genuine voice. No BS, here. Perhaps your cold has stripped you of the energy to indulge in pretense -- honest. All of which seems to prove the old adage, "Let your wound be your gold." A great podcast.

Scarborough Dude said...

Thanks Wizzie- I needed some encouragement. saw my feedburner subscribers drop from 50 to 40!!! I guess I'm too raw for those who do in fact prefer the light & fluffy. But dam it man, I've tried!!!

Todd Tyrtle said...

No worries about losing this listener. A very enjoyable episode. I found myself wanting to respond throughout.

As for the shooting on Yonge - that makes me angry too. And I agree that something should be done. However, I think that much of the "something" needs to be done by us - the regular residents of Toronto instead of waiting for politicians (most of whom don't even live here and don't have a vested interest). I think we need to take ownership of the city - not in a vigilante sense but just in terms of not tolerating bad behaviour and looking out for others. An inspiring example of this that I heard was over at Dufferin Grove Park - one of my favourite places in the city and one of the most alive. Of course it wasn't always that way. This article talks about some of the specifics.

I agree that your conversation regarding the potential demise of the environment was pretty scary - but also quite interesting. The End of Suburbia looks like an interesting movie on the subject and gets good reviews. I plan to watch it tonight since it is freely available here through Google Video.

Finally, while I share your irritation at the whole podsafe/RIAA issue, I am finding a few ways around it. Of course you already know about the podsafe music network but you might also be interested to look at some of the music over at the Internet Audio Archive. There's a ton of independent stuff, lots of music copied from old 78 RPM records, and tons of live recordings from artists (not just the Dead, either) who don't mind being recorded and traded. All of it is Creative Commons licensed so you can use it in podcasts.

And as far as the feedburner stats - don't forget that many listeners are away for the holidays. I bet you'll see it rise a bit over the next few weeks as they return and as people break out their new ipods they got for Christmas.

Scarborough Dude said...

Todd! I appreciate very much your encouraging and informative reply, especially the useful links, all of which I checked out - not to forget your earlier link to Beat material at Naropa. That's enough fuel to keep me goin gfor at least another 3 episodes - thanks very much!

Keith Fox said...

Hi Dude, ditto on this being your best podcast yet. And you mentioned me three times but that's not the reason, honest! Seriously, you hit something with this show that the others came close to but didn't quite hit. That party you talked about, what an awesome group of people it must have been. I have similar types of friends and it is my resolution to get out more and re-connect before it's too late. This show inspired me to think rather than just listen. Take it easy.

Daryl said...

Listened to your show today...

I got mad, I agreed with you, I disagreed with you, I got sad, I got hopeful. I actually found it hard to listen to in some spots, the content not the quality. As I got more into the content the audio issues disappeared. I think your raspy voice added a lot to what you were saying. It was by far the largest range of emotions brought on by a podcast.

Don't know if you saw this, not far from my place, right across from where I used to work.

http://calsun.canoe.ca/News/Alberta/2006/01/02/1375905-sun.html

Daryl

GL said...

This podcast is still rather haunting me. I thought the music choice excellent...the old Swing style background... reminds me of some of the old rasping voices, stories of war times and how that seemingly flippant music went along with the times of extreme stress,loss, violence and heartbreak. It seems to fit in here with the topics. I like the contrast of the anger and frustration with enjoyment of friends, the party, and philosophy of getting out there while one can...an attitude of that era too.

Chris said...

Hi Scarborough Dude,

I just wanted to say that I appreciated your end of 2005 podcast, the honesty and the music - that Bowie track was brilliant. Hey who knows, I might even go down to "Music Zone" in Blackpool and buy "The best of Bowie". Shhh - don't tell the RIAA this podcasting thing is working for the artists.

Have a great new year SD, and keep podcasting!

Scarborough Dude said...

Man oh man - as we used to say before 'holy fuck' took over - what a rush this is, getting so much positive feedback, and for a show where nearly went off the rails! I can't thank you listeners enuf for bouncing back those good vibes - and giving me the courage to keep on keepin on!! Holy shit eh!!

Rockhammer said...

First time listener. The Lennon impersonation, like the rest of you podcast, was spot on. I'll definitely add you to my download.

robb said...

Great show dude! You always amaze me with your ability to bounce back and hit all the right buttons as if on cue...I think you're good for at least another 59 shows, if not more!

Scarborough Dude said...

Welcome aboard Rockhammer! I know how important anonymity is, but golly gee, if I could just get you and Blackpool Chris to join my frappr mappr, we'd be up to 20, and then I could stop bugging people...

http://www.frappr.com/dicksnjanes

But hey, the comment alone is appreciated eh - and I'll do my best to keep you subscribed...