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Sunday, 1 June 2014
Anatomy Of A Podcast: The State Of Radio BSOTS
Now Playing: Some cuts from Harleighblu and Atoms Family
Topic: my podcasts

(This entry was originally posted to the Fading Into Obscurity blog on May 17, 2014.)


"You know, you should consider podcasting.  I can totally see you doing that."

I was told that by a good friend and college radio station associate back in the Spring of 2005.  Almost nine years later, I can't believe that I'm still doing this, particularly after thinking about all the things I went through within those first few years just to get the show started.

Radio BSOTS started in August of 2005 with an outdated Radio Shack three-channel mixer and microphone along with a pile of records and CDs.  I would run the mixer into a boombox, record music sets and voiceovers onto a cassette, and then dump the audio into my computer.  I did that for at least the first ten episodes.  The computer that I was using at the time was a HP Pavilion PC running Windows Millennium Edition.  Windows ME did not support iTunes, which meant that I had to give my podcast information to a friend to submit to iTunes.  If that weren't enough, I was working from a dial-up connection at the time.  Downloading songs for the show was a minimum of 20-30 minutes per song, depending upon the file size.  As for uploading the completed show to a server, that was an overnight deal.  I would start uploading before I went to sleep and pray that the connection didn't timeout before the upload was complete.  This went on for about 70 episodes spread across the first three years of the podcast.  How crazy is that?

Even those early continuous mixes were made in an unorthodox fashion, creating blends in Audacity with its Time Shift tool, changing tempos and fading tracks in and out long before I would get my hands on a DJ software controller that allowed me to mix digital files in a similar fashion to the vinyl that I was so used to.  The Internet connection got upgraded to high speed in November of 2008, making show prep a considerably simpler exercise.  Thanks to inroads provided by podcasting comrades Fave and EJ Flavors, I was able to create a special GRAMMY podcast episode to coincide with their awards ceremony in 2009 and came back the following year to serve as a World Music Community Blogger.  Despite being very proud of those achievements, I often wonder if that was the show's plateau in terms of success and why gaining new listeners seems to come at a snail's pace, as if I'm destined to preach to the already converted.

For those of us who either listen to or produce podcasts, we must recognize that we are the one percent as far as consuming content in that form.  There are still lots of people who have yet to listen to a podcast, regardless of the fact that those same people can download an app to play a game on their phone.  Demystifying the practice of listening to a podcast is key if more people are going to come over to this on demand form of radio.  Reportedly, word of mouth is still one of the best ways to find out about a podcast, but it's not enough.  There's making sure that your show is listed on different platforms like Stitcher and Tune In and whatever else will be created next week.  As of late, I tire of the hoops that you have to jump through just to (possibly) be noticed.

I do not have a mind for marketing or metrics; I do, however, have a mind for music.  My gift is selection and curating.  Perhaps I need to seriously consider teaming up with those who have the gift of marketing and metrics in order to find that larger fan base.  I like to think that my show provides a safe haven for those who have given up on hip-hop and need to believe in the genre again.  With hip-hop at the core, soul and funk as familial counterparts, and electronic music for an outer layer, my goal is to connect the dots between these diverse sounds and find some common ground.  Hopefully I succeed more often than not at this practice.  In my mind, Radio BSOTS is a show ready for the music geeks as well as those brand new to underground sounds to embrace on a grand scale: they simply don't know it yet.  Right now, it's for the few and the proud that have managed to find it, but everyone doesn't seek out new music like that.  Most people just let it come to them in the easiest way possible.  For the masses, that tends to be the radio dial.  I still believe that once listening to a podcast becomes as simple as tuning in a radio station, the new converts could increase exponentially.  Perhaps that's wishful thinking, but I'm choosing to have a positive outlook regarding all of this, even in a world where East Village Radio finds it too costly to be a popular Internet radio station (check out this article for more on that story).

Shortly after 2014 started, I contemplated something about my podcast that I had never considered before:  a kill date.  December of 2015.  It wouldn't leave me alone.  Stranger still, I was surprisingly comfortable with the idea of podfading into the sunset once that time came.  About two months later, something inside me said, why wait?  I bumped up the date to the end of this year.  For the last two months, I was dead set on calling it quits once 2014 came to a close.  Prior to this blog post, only my wife and a good friend knew I was planning to do this.  I thought about the effort and energy that I poured into this and how little I felt I got back from it.  I thought about the exhaustion that comes from the day job and how it barely leaves me with the strength to work on the next episode.  I thought about my responsibilities as a husband and a father and how they are so much more important than this little side hobby that I refuse to let go of.  Even more than that, I was convinced that GOD wanted me to give this up for Him.  I've been deep in thought about the possibility of this distracting me from my destiny, that my podcast was keeping me from my purpose.  Real talk:  I have no idea what that is.  I simply know that I can't afford to operate outside of GOD's will and if the podcast is steering me in the wrong direction, then it's gotta go.

Recently, my wife got in my ear on some "are you sure you want to do this?" type stuff, which I totally didn't see coming.  I just figured that she's had the most to lose over the years because of this, but she didn't want to see me give up doing something that I love.  About a week afterwards, I get an out of the blue email from a DJ acquaintance that I knew from my college days.  Turns out he's been listening to my show and loves it.  Around the same time, I heard a new episode from Classick Material of the Cold Slither Podcast, who had been away from podcasting for almost a year.  Getting a new show from him was like a Christmas miracle and he sounded so excited to be back.  Beyond that, every time I hear an artist or song that makes me freak out, I always think that I can't be the only one that would have this reaction to this music.  That's what has kept me going:  the music, the constant hunt for something that I didn't know before, be it old or new.

So I'm not pulling up the tent stakes on Camp Lo-Fi just yet.  I came really close, though.  I've been having this discussion with myself about GOD, music, and purpose for quite some time now.  In fact, it even showed up in podcast form during the Fall of 2011.  It was show #116, entitled "The Priority Shift."  For anyone who hasn't heard that show, it's me thinking out loud about the place that music has in my life and whether I'm honoring the creation more than I do the Creator, because I have had those moments.  Some reflective and introspective music shows up in between to tie things together.  From a conceptual standpoint, I think it's a pretty good show, even though I know that it might not be for everyone.

Considering that I'm still writing down potential playlists for future episodes in my little black book and listening to a podcast chock full of tips on how to make your podcast even better, it's safe to say that Radio BSOTS isn't going anywhere for the time being.  If you've made it this far, GOD BLESS YOU.  Thank you for being interested enough to want to know what's going on with "the poor man's podcast."  Until the next episode, there's a lot of music out there, so you know what to do...

Keep diggin'.


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Sunday, 25 May 2014
BSOTS146 - These Past Few Months...
Now Playing: Endless Shouting Matches With Yourself
Topic: my podcasts

Near the beginning of the show, I announce that the cuts that you are about to hear are from releases that came out within the past four months.  Actually, a slightly wider time frame is covered by these selections.  The Pugs Atomz album snuck in on the last day of 2013 and the Sorceress album just came out on May 20, 2014.  Of course, The Incredible Bongo Band's classic release Bongo Rock dates back to 1973, but its recent reissue acknowledges its 40th Anniversary.  In short, 2014 has truly blessed us already with some wonderful music and the year's not even halfway through.  The playlist below only scratches the surface of what's out there...

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ID drops courtesy of Aspektz, EJ Flavors, Stan Smith, DarrenKeith, my daughter, and Jonny Sonic. Theme music co-produced by Macedonia and Techniken Defunkus. Background music consists of "hot on both sides (instrumental)" by Techniken Defunkus.

other key info:
The Music Podcast Consortium's Facebook Fan Page
Macedonia on Mixcloud
Macedonia's Tumblr page

this episode's track list:
1. Essa - "The World Belongs To You" (2014) {Bandcamp}
2. El Pres Beats - "High" (2014) {iTunes}
3. Eagle Nebula - "Most Beautiful ft. Caits Meissner" (2014) {Bandcamp (name your price)}
4. Pugs Atomz - "Girl (feat. Mulatto Patriot, Jazz Bailey & Lyric L)" (2013) {iTunes}
5. Sorceress - "Freeloadoubt" (2014) {Bandcamp}
6. De La Soul - "Taking The Train" (2014) {FREE DOWNLOAD}
7. Jesse Futerman - "Santiago (Ryan Hemsworth Remix)" (2014) {Bandcamp (name your price)}
8. Very Tall Stories - "Cry Baby" (2014) {iTunes}
9. Kris Bowers - "Forget-Er (feat. Julia Easterlin)" (2014) {iTunes}
10. Matas & Edo Lee - "Corovado // I Like It" (2014) {Bandcamp (name your price)}
11. The Range - "Washingtons" (2014) {Bandcamp}
12. Mo Kolours - "In Her Eyes (Funk Heart)" (2014) {Bandcamp (name your price)}
13. Incredible Bongo Band - "Let There Be Drums" (1973) {iTunes}
14. Rory More - "Lost To The Blue" (2014) {iTunes}
15. DJ Def Chad - "Up and Away (Far Away and Extended Mixx)" (2014) {FREE DOWNLOAD}
16. A Tribe Called Red - "Look At This" (2014) {FREE DOWNLOAD}
17. Around7 - "Hong Kong Joint" (2014) {iTunes}
18. DJ Center - "2AM inna London Dub" (2014) {Bandcamp}
19. The Spandettes - "Automatic" (2014) {Bandcamp}
20. G.L.A.M. - "Mobb1n" (2014) {FREE DOWNLOAD}
21. Apollo Brown - "The Answer" (2014) {FREE DOWNLOAD}
22. Kalbata & Mixmonster - "Prisoner In Love (feat. Little John)" (2014) {iTunes}

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Sunday, 13 April 2014
BSOTS 145 - The Feminine Process...
Now Playing: Libsyn's The Feed podcast
Topic: my podcasts

Several years ago, there was a tweet from Amanda Diva that I've never forgotten. It simply stated the following:

"I wish talent were enough."

It planted the seed for an all-female episode that I'm just getting around to pulling together, so an extended mix was necessary. This episode pulls selections from 1996 right on up to 2014, touching upon hip-hop, soul, funk, and electronic music along the way. In addition, this show also includes some much-needed commentary from sisters like Toni Blackman, Hanifah Walidah (formerly known as Sha-Key), and Rosa Clemente (Vice Presidential candidate for the Green Party in 2008). If you dig what you hear, please share this episode with a friend and leave a voice message with your feedback. It's greatly appreciated.

Respect due to each and every woman featured within this episode: it would be nothing without your artistic endeavors. Regards and respect...

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ID drops courtesy of Anji Bee, DJ Diva, and India of Astronauts of Antiquity. Background music consists of "Vanity (Instrumental)" by Badluck.

other key info:
The Music Podcast Consortium's Facebook Fan Page
Macedonia on Mixcloud
Macedonia's Tumblr page
Davey D's Ultimate List: 500 Female Emcees

this episode's track list:
1. Kelis - "Jerk Ribs" (2014) {FREE DOWNLOAD | iTunes}
2. Lo Anderson - "I Got Bars" (2011) {FREE DOWNLOAD}
3. Boog Brown - "Windows Open" (2013) {iTunes}
4. Harleighblu - "Enough Now" (2013) {iTunes}
5. Marushka - "Staring Back At Me (Who Dat)" (2012) {iTunes}
6. Tokimonsta ft. Rucyl - "Fame Boozers Lullaby" (2012) {FREE DOWNLOAD}
7. THEESatisfaction f/ Gift Uh Gab and JusMoni - "Queen County" (2013) {FREE DOWNLOAD}
8. Akua Naru - "The World Is Listening (Jay Baez Remix)" (2010) {FREE DOWNLOAD}
9. Kim Hill - "Taxicab" (2012) {FREE DOWNLOAD}
10. Tamara Wellons - "Corovado (Wale Oyejide Mix)" (2008) {iTunes}
11. Anji Bee - "Put Some Music On (Intensity of Sound Retro Funk Mix)" (2012) {iTunes}
12. Desney Bailey - "If You Want My Love" (2010) {iTunes}
13. Lady Blacktronika - "Gender Bias" (2011) {iTunes}
14. Nite Jewel - "Weak For Me" (2009) {iTunes}
15. Lizz Fields - "It's Ok To Love Me (Hot Coco Mix)" (2009) {iTunes}
16. Kellee Maize - "Hawk" (2013) {FREE DOWNLOAD}
17. Georgia Anne Muldrow - "Mystic Dancer" (2011) {FREE DOWNLOAD}
18. The Spandettes - "Sweet & Saccharine" (2013) {Bandcamp}
19. Yannah Valdevit - "Gotta Keep Me Goin’" (2012) {iTunes}
20. Alice Smith - "Be Easy" (2013) {iTunes}
21. Jaguar Wright - "Switch (Make Change)" (2011) {iTunes}
22. Jane Jensen - "More Than I Can (Madgroove Mix)" (1996) {Amazon | Discogs}
23. Maya Azucena - "The Half" (2011) {iTunes}
24. Neneh Cherry - "Everything (Radio Edit)" (2014) {iTunes}


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Saturday, 8 March 2014
BSOTS 144 - Project: Mooncircle
Now Playing: this show...right now...
Topic: my podcasts

Lovers of electronic music can't afford to pass this label by: it's just too good. The sensitive interplay between synthetic and organic sources is what makes so much of the label's output impressive. Words don't do the music justice. Just trust me and listen...

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You can contact me via Twitter or email. And if you love the show, please join the Facebook fan page or our Google+ page.

Theme music produced by Cy Tru. ID drops courtesy of TGrundy and Jonny Sonic. Background music consists of "Outerlude" from Tresor Vol. 1: The Techno Sound of Berlin, "germinal ring" by Cyclops Joint, and "Leave A Note (Instrumental)" by Silhouette Brown.

other key info:
The Music Podcast Consortium's Facebook Fan Page
Macedonia on Mixcloud
Macedonia's Tumblr page
Rhythms In Black Satin
Cupid's Hunt Podcast Collaboration

this episode's track list:
1. Daixie - "Days Like Them" (2013) {FREE DOWNLOAD}
2. Flako - "Sun Ba" (2013) {Bandcamp}
3. Jean du Voyage - "Rise & Appears ft. Djéla & Pierre Harmegnies" (2013) {Bandcamp}
4. Kidkanevil & Daisuke Tanabe - "School Chimes" (2012) {Bandcamp}
5. Weedy of 40 Winks - "The Blue" (2012) {Bandcamp}
6. Hanami - "Hanami" (2013) {Bandcamp}
7. Submerse - "Melonkoly" (2013) {Bandcamp}
8. How Green - "Flat Faced" (2013) {Bandcamp}
9. Joe Kickass - "Feel Alright" (2014) {Bandcamp}
10. Deft - "Heart" (2013) {Bandcamp}
11. Sweatson Klank - "Morning After Pills ft. Anna Wise of Sonnymoon" (2013) {Bandcamp}
12. Robot Koch - "Calle Tierra" (2013) {Bandcamp}
13. Sieren - "Escape" (2013) {Bandcamp}
14. The Long Arm - "When Children Sleep" (2012) {Bandcamp}
15. Night Logic - "Unkleness" (2013) {Bandcamp}
16. KRTS - "Nothing Grows In Red Soil" (2013) {Bandcamp}
17. Robert Valsinger - "Pip Till" (2013) {Bandcamp}
18. Rain Dog - "Broken" (2014) {Bandcamp}
19. Walrus Ghost - "Paperhands" (2014) {Bandcamp}

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Saturday, 1 February 2014
BSOTS 143 - First Word Records (2013 Camp Lo-Fi Label Of The Year)
Now Playing: A conversation between Pharrell Williams and Henry Rollins
Topic: my podcasts

For the first show of 2014, I thought that I ought to spend some time flipping through the discography of our 2013 Camp Lo-Fi Label Of The Year: First Word Records. They've been around since 2003, but I only found out about the label around two years ago. They were consistently strong throughout 2013, so most of the show focuses on last year's releases with sprinklings of earlier cuts here and there. Hip-hop, jazz, soul, funk, electronic, even Afrobeat: they cover it all and do it exceptionally well.

(Oh yeah , see that guy in the picture above?  That's Tall Black Guy.  And he just might be your favorite producer's favorite producer...)

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Theme music co-produced by Macedonia and Techniken Defunkus.  ID drops courtesy of EJ Flavors, Darren Keith, and Torae.  Background music consists of "Outerlude" from Tresor Vol. 1: The Techno Sound of Berlin, "germinal ring" by Cyclops Joint, and "hot on both sides (instrumental)" from Techniken Defunkus.

other key info:
The Music Podcast Consortium's Facebook Fan Page
Macedonia on Mixcloud
Macedonia's Tumblr page
Two Syllables Volume Ten compilation
Cupid's Hunt Podcast Collaboration

this episode's track list:
1. Frameworks - "Fireworks" (2013) {Bandcamp}
2. Essa - "A Walk In The Park ft Jessica Greenfield (prod. Sid Mercutio)" (2012) {Bandcamp}
3. Souleance - "Georgian Kiss" (2013) {FREE DOWNLOAD}
4. Homecut - "Time Difference ft J-Live (Marc Mac Remix)" (2012) {Bandcamp (name your price)}
5. Amenta - "Come Around" (2011) {Bandcamp}
6. Teotima - "Darbari" (2013) {Bandcamp}
7. Ross McHenry - "Griffith Park" (2013) {Bandcamp}
8. Yosi Horikawa - "Grandpa" (2013) {Bandcamp}
9. Ye Mighty - "Optimist vs Realist" (2011) {Bandcamp}
10. The Fontanelles - "Gaia's Revenge" (2013) {Bandcamp}
11. Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra - "Get On The Floor" (2011) {Bandcamp}
12. Debian Blak - "The Idiot Stem (Scrimshire Remix)" (2012) {Bandcamp (name your price)}
13. Riot Jazz Brass Band - "Paradox" (2013) {Bandcamp}
14. Border Crossing - "Dream On (ft Knati P) " (2013) {Bandcamp (name your price)}
15. Tall Black Guy - "The Motor Is Running" (2013) {FREE DOWNLOAD}
16. Comfort Fit - "The Holy Moment" (2013) {Bandcamp}
17. Thank You Machine - "The Flame (ft Norman Anderson)" (2012) {FREE DOWNLOAD}

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Tuesday, 31 December 2013
BSOTS 142 - Camp Lo-Fi's 2013 Overview (pt. 2)
Now Playing: listening back to the show...right now...
Topic: my podcasts

 

Between this episode and the last one, I definitely went to bat for the Tru Thoughts label. In this one alone there's music from Lost Midas (that's him in the press photo), Harleighblu, and Mark de Clive-Lowe. Robert Glasper had another great year and the album releases from When Saints Go Machine and Brandt Brauer Frick were certainly noteworthy. Respect due to Odd Future affiliates The Internet, whose star just keeps shining brighter. Offerings from Osunlade and Katzuma got me dancing like no one was watching wherever I was.

Personal surprises came in the form of Jon Hopkins (I slept hard on his album at first, but Immunity is one of the best releases of the year), The Child of Lov, and my favorite new artist of the year, cosmic folk and blues shaman Lonnie Holley. Beyond that, jazz grabbed a hold of me halfway through the year and wouldn't let go, whether it was mixed with other forms of music or all on its own. The sampling genius of Kratos Himself and the free and unbridled performance of drummer Jaimeo Brown represent my undying love for jazz, which has resurfaced in 2013 in a big way and is sure to inform future episodes of Radio BSOTS throughout 2014.

Certainly hope that you enjoy this one. Happy New Year.

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ID drops courtesy of TGrundy, Jonny Sonic, Thad Reid, Aspetkz, and EJ Flavors. Background music consists of "Outerlude" from Tresor Vol. 1: The Techno Sound of Berlin.

other key info:
The Music Podcast Consortium's Facebook Fan Page
Macedonia on Mixcloud
Macedonia's Tumblr page

this episode's track list:
1. Lost Midas - "Dance Monkeys (feat. NüTrik)" (2013) {iTunes}
2. Kratos Himself - "Don't Call Me" (2013) {Bandcamp (name your price)}
3. When Saints Go Machine - "Order" (2013) {iTunes}
4. The Child Of Lov - "Go With The Wind" (2013) {iTunes}
5. The Internet - "Dont'cha" (2013) {iTunes}
6. Lord Echo - "Molten Lava (feat. Leila Adu)" (2013) {Bandcamp}
7. Harleighblu - "Play Me" (2013) {iTunes}
8. Deft - "Rising Sun" (2013) {iTunes}
9. Kelpe - "Go Visible (Débruit Remix)" (2013) {Bandcamp}
10. Osunlade - "Dionne" (2013) {Bandcamp}
11. Katzuma - "All Night (7" edit)" (2013) {Bandcamp}
12. Robert Glasper Experiment - "Let It Ride (feat. Norah Jones)" (2013) {iTunes}
13. Julien Dyne - "Fog" (2013) {iTunes}
14. Jon Hopkins - "Form By Firelight" (2013) {iTunes}
15. Mark de Clive-Lowe & The Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra - "Relax...Unwind" (2013) {iTunes}
16. Brandt Brauer Frick - "Broken Pieces (feat. Jamie Lidell)" (2013) {iTunes}
17. Free The Robots - "Ophic (feat. Jessie Jones)" (2013) {Bandcamp}
18. Lonnie Holley - "Grandmama (Live on WFMU with DJ Trouble, April 2013)" (2013) {FREE DOWNLOAD}
19. Jaimeo Brown - "Mean World" (2013) {Amazon MP3}
20. Philip Owusu - "Goodnight" (2013) {Bandcamp}

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Tuesday, 24 December 2013
BSOTS 141 - Camp Lo-Fi's 2013 Overview (pt. 1)
Now Playing: My daughter watching the Disney channel...
Topic: my podcasts

I have a tendency to go into a new year with certain expectations about music, hoping that there will be moments that truly inspire and amaze amidst the glut of forgettable releases. Strangely enough, each year seems to be better than the one before it. I always come out on the other side of a year being floored by the amount of great releases that came out and 2013 is no different. There's no way I can get to them all, but I will happily represent for the few that I was blessed to stumble upon in my travels. Here's hoping that you enjoy the tunes featured within this episode.

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ID drops courtesy of Fave, EJ Flavors, DJ Diva, India from Astronauts of Antiquity, Darren Keith, and Stan Smith. Background music consists of "Outerlude" from Tresor Vol. 1: The Techno Sound of Berlin and "hot on both sides (instrumental)" by Techniken Defunkus.

other key info:
The Music Podcast Consortium's Facebook Fan Page
Macedonia on Mixcloud
Macedonia's Tumblr page
EJ Flavors presents In Rotation Volume 32
Eavesdrop Podcast #181 - 2013 Favorites

this episode's track list:
1. Big La vs. Todd - "Downstream Reprise (f/ C3 Re-Edit)" (2013) {FREE DOWNLOAD}
2. Rabbi Darkside - "Freakanomics" (2013) {Soundcloud}
3. Ty - "Knock Knock" (2013) {iTunes}
4. Omar - "Bully (feat. Scratch Professer)" (2013) {iTunes}
5. Om'Mas Keith - "All 4 You (feat. Erykah Badu and Shafiq Husayn)" (2013) {FREE DOWNLOAD}
6. Lady - "Money" (2013) {iTunes}
7. Alice Russell - "For A While" (2013) {iTunes}
8. Panama - "How We Feel" (2013) {Bandcamp}
9. Kon - "All Night (Everybody) [feat. Amy Douglas]" (2013) {iTunes}
10. Nightmares On Wax - "Tapestry" (2013) {iTunes}
11. Titeknots - "Mind Open" (2013) {iTunes}
12. L.A.M.P. - "Your Fortune" (2013) {Bandcamp}
13. Anji Bee - "Foolish" (2013) {Bandcamp}
14. Machinedrum - "Center Your Love" (2013) {iTunes}
15. Tall Black Guy - "Signs And Wonders" (2013) {Bandcamp}
16. Comfort Fit - "Worlds Falling Apart" (2013) {Bandcamp}
17. Sampha - "Indecision" (2013) {iTunes}
18. The Vagabonds - "Pathetically Yours" (2013) {iTunes}
19. Night Owl Committee - "Contender Agent" (2013) {FREE DOWNLOAD}
20. The Range - "Postie" (2013) {Bandcamp}

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Saturday, 2 November 2013
BSOTS 140 - Summer Sounds In Autumn Climates
Now Playing: Sepalcure LIVE In The Boiler Room
Topic: my podcasts

It's sort of a loose tradition at Camp Lo-Fi to play a mix of tunes that got us through the Summer once it turns Fall. However, it's been Fall for more than a minute now. Not quite sure how I let two months pass by without a new show, but can't dwell on that now. There's entirely too much great music to get into between this episode and the next, so let's dive in...

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Theme song produced by Cy Tru. ID drops courtesy of James Taylor of JTQ, Hired Gun, Anji Bee, Mr. Fresh, DJ Diva, my daughter, and Stan Smith. Background music consists of "germinal ring" by Cyclops Joint and "Leave A Note (Instrumental)" by Silhouette Brown.

other key info:
The Music Podcast Consortium's Facebook Fan Page
Macedonia on Mixcloud
Macedonia's Tumblr page
Us & Us Episode #23

this episode's track list:
1. Joshua Bennett - "16 Bars For Kendrick Lamar" (2013) {YouTube}
2. Thallus - "No Matter What" (2013) {Bandcamp}
3. Rise Ashen - "Path To Follow (feat. Meduza Ma'at of Nomadic Massive)" (2013) {iTunes}
4. fLako - "Humming" (2013) {iTunes}
5. Quantic Y Anita Tijoux - "Doo Wop (That Thing)" (2013) {iTunes}
6. Comfort Fit - "Nitro" (2013) {Bandcamp}
7. Denaun (Mr.) Porter - "Dutch Master Roland / Just 4 Da Hawaii Evening" (2013) {FREE DOWNLOAD}
8. Allegra Dolores - "Hello Cupid Theme Song" (2013) {Bandcamp (name your price)}
9. Wordsmith - "Living Life Check To Check" (2013) {iTunes}
10. Tha Silent Partner - "Rubba" (2013) {FREE DOWNLOAD}
11. The Gene Dudley Group - "Minnie" (2013) {Bandcamp}
12. Anji Bee - "Love Me Leave Me (The Grooveblaster Dub)" (2013) {Bandcamp}
13. Essa - "Hey You! (ft. Devise)" (2013) {FREE DOWNLOAD}
14. Ars Mars - "Cats Driving My Car" (2012) {Bandcamp (name your price)}
15. Scarper - "Surfing The Cosmic Belt" (2013) {FREE DOWNLOAD}
16. Lost Midas - "Dream Kiss" (2013) {iTunes}
17. Octa Push - "Francoise Hardy (ft Alex Klimovitsky)" (2013) {Bandcamp}
18. Personal Life - "Morning Light" (2013) {iTunes}
19. Eternia - "Final Offering (feat. pHoenix Pagliacci)" (2013) {FREE DOWNLOAD}
20. Blame One & J57 - "They Don't Know (feat. Akie Bermiss)" (2013) {iTunes}

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Updated: Saturday, 2 November 2013 9:31 PM EDT
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Saturday, 7 September 2013
BSOTS 139 - The Campaign To Bring Back Kindness...
Now Playing: Frank Zappa - The Grand Wazoo
Topic: my podcasts

The songs that make up this mix were released between 2010 and 2013.  "Abandon Window" by Jon Hopkins starts everything off due to the fact that it was the song of tranquility that got me through my summer.  A number of these songs represent go-to calm down cuts during my travels, usually played to relax me on the way in to work or to coax me off the cliff once the work day was done.  The mix is mostly instrumental, save for a few selections like the breezy bossa nova of Expwy or the down-to-earth wisdom of Ty.  Scrimshire turns in a Sun Ra cover, the lyrics to which I've been singing at random points of the day.  Soul crooner Miles Bonny can also be found singing to his daughter as she sleeps on his lap.

There's a lot to talk about in this one, but words get in the way sometimes.  It's better just to let this one play.  Sending this one out to love and respect to all those going through some rough times.  Trouble don't last always...

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ID drops courtesy of DarrenKeith, EJ Flavors, my daughter, and Fave.

other key info:
The Music Podcast Consortium's Facebook Fan Page
Macedonia on Mixcloud
Macedonia's Tumblr page

this episode's track list:
1. Jon Hopkins - "Abandon Window" (2013) {iTunes}
2. Everlone - "Landlock" (2012) {FREE DOWNLOAD}
3. Calmer - "Spirograph" (2012) {Bandcamp}
4. Patterns In Plastic - "Ballons Don't Always Fly (Original)" (2012) {FREE DOWNLOAD}
5. Heathered Pearls - "Beach Shelter" (2012) {FREE DOWNLOAD | Amazon MP3}
6. Scrimshire - "When There Is No Sun" (2012) {FREE DOWNLOAD}
7. Frameworks - "Patience" (2013) {FREE DOWNLOAD}
8. Expwy - "Cultivate A Classic Sky" (2012) {FREE DOWNLOAD}
9. Kakurenbo - "Yukiai" (2013) {FREE DOWNLOAD}
10. Blocktreat - "Love Junk" (2010) {Bandcamp (name your price)}
11. Kratos Himself - "This Town" (2013) {Bandcamp (name your price)}
12. Sculpture Music - "Keep This Space" (2013) {Bandcamp}
13. Tha Silent Partner - "Dance Of The Black Geisha" (2013) {FREE DOWNLOAD}
14. The Long Arm - "Double Bass In Love" (2011) {Bandcamp}
15. Miles Bonny x Ta-ku - "As You Sleep On My Lap" (2013) {FREE DOWNLOAD}
16. Prod.B - "Lullaby" (2013) {Bandcamp (name your price)}
17. Beautiful Eulogy - "A Bridge Between" (2012) {FREE DOWNLOAD | iTunes}
18. Robin Guthrie - "Circus Circus" (2012) {iTunes}
19. Ty - "Well Well Well" (2013) {Amazon MP3}
20. Taylor McFerrin - "Place In My Heart (feat. Ryat)" (2011) {FREE DOWNLOAD | Amazon MP3}

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Updated: Saturday, 7 September 2013 9:22 AM EDT
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Sunday, 4 August 2013
BSOTS 138 - BGB: Pledge Defiance...
Now Playing: the continuous whirring of several house fans...
Topic: my podcasts

I simply don't have it in me to rant anymore, which used to be the reason why I did "buckwild" shows in the first place. Life has left me exhausted recently, so I'm thankful that I heard the poem from Tara Betts when I did. That piece is the lynchpin cut of the show. Some added commentary from Wise Intelligent, Ursula Rucker, Dick Gregory, and The Black Youth Project doesn't hurt, either. This episode's not all serious, but there are some things that absolutely had to be said and I think I found the right cuts to speak for me. Outside of that, there are some selections for the head nodders amongst us as well as the rump shakers out there. Gotta supply some balance however possible.

If ever there was a time for BSOTS to get "buckwild," it is surely now. Who's comin' with me?

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ID drops courtesy of Anji Bee, EJ Flavors, and India from Astronauts of Antiquity. Theme music produced by Cy Tru (featuring Jonny Sonic on vocals). Background music consists of "Pop Champagne" by Jim Jones and "Vanity (Instrumental)" by Badluck.

other key info:
The Music Podcast Consortium's Facebook Fan Page
Macedonia on Mixcloud
Macedonia's Tumblr page
Us & Us Episode #22

this episode's track list:
1. Jonny Sonic - "Citizens" (2010) {jonnysonic.com}
2. Riot Jazz Brass Band - "Corn On The Cob" (2013) {Bandcamp}
3. Slugabed - "This Is A Warning" (2013) {FREE DOWNLOAD}
4. Lil Texas - "Goin Round" (2013) {Bandcamp}
5. Bones And Money - "Black Diamond (Chrissy Murderbot Remix)" (2013) {Bandcamp}
6. B-Ju - "All One" (2013) {FREE DOWNLOAD}
7. Youngblood Brass Band - "20 Questions" (2013) {iTunes}
8. When Saints Go Machine - "Love And Respect (feat. Killer Mike)" (2013) {iTunes}
9. Billy Drease Williams - "Sidewalk By Sidewalk" (2011) {FREE DOWNLOAD}
10. Tara Betts - "Poem For Trayvon Martin (prod. by Tree Turner)" (2013) {FREE DOWNOAD}
11. Jasiri X - "Blood On The Leaves Remix" (2013) {FREE DOWNLOAD}
12. Pharoahe Monch - "Stand Your Ground (rough)" (2013) {FREE DOWNLOAD}
13. The Range - "Promises Edit" (2013) {FREE DOWNLOAD}
14. The Child Of Lov - "Give Me" (2013) {iTunes}
15. DA-10 - "Anaphase" (2013) {iTunes}
16. Ursula Rucker - "Tron" (2010) {FREE DOWNLOAD}
17. Plan B - "Stay Too Long (Pendulum Remix)" (2010) {iTunes}
18. Congo Natty - "UK Allstars" (2013) {iTunes}

Missed any "buckwild" episodes? Feel free to play catch-up here...

BSOTS 071 - BSOTS GONE (buck)WILD...

BSOTS 075 - BGB: rhythms and sounds from the nice part of town...

BSOTS 081 - BGB: as absurd as gourmet pork rinds...

BSOTS 086 - BGB: how i be...

BSOTS 090 - BGB: this is not a game...

BSOTS 100 - BGB: the custserv chronicles (and other tales...)

BSOTS 103 - BGB: Avoiding Explosions Within A Nuclear Summer...

BSOTS 107 - BGB: The Return of the Analog Brother...

BSOTS 114 - BGB: Go Out Swinging...

BSOTS 119 - BGB: As Far As It Depends On You...

BSOTS 127 - BGB: On Behalf Of The Fallible...

BSOTS 131 - BGB: The Trouble With Being A Mercenary...

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Posted by macedonia at 8:11 PM EDT
Updated: Monday, 5 August 2013 3:02 AM EDT
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