Saturday, 27 August 2011

Episode #194 Shownotes

You really never know what's going to happen on a PodCrawl. The image of Justin Wayne's lovely wife Jamie not only purchasing a silver vibrator, but then proceeding to write on it in marker pen; is something that will stay in my memory for quite some time. The story goes that Jamie and Justin had to go to a female friends birthday party after meeting Erk. Whether they always planned on getting her a vibrator as a present or just took the opportunity since they were travelling through Soho I don't know, but buy one they did. Writing on it was an odd choice, but they did that too. It's something I wish we'd got on video.

The sad thing about recording things that are said on a PodCrawl is that not everything can be recorded. I really wish that a long and surprisingly intense conversation Jamie, Rowley from Dark Compass and I had about how people would react to the end of the world was recorded. Having said that it might not be the most thrilling audio, but it would have demonstrated the diversity in subject matter that crops up. Perhaps the most pivotal sequence in the whole day was when we 'forced' Erk to try a traditional English pint of bitter. It was a lot of fun and I don't think it went down very well, in more ways than one, but it was quality audio. Fortunately Erk himself recorded it and it forms part of Erk FM Episode 180. The episode is VERY long, but it's worth it.

There's an argument that you don't need to see videos in a PodCrawl episode, but I've always included videos, so I'm not going to stop now, even if there's only one this week.

Ourobouros Podcast #194 - Do We Name The Dildo?

1. Pareto - Feathers
2. Dope Stars Inc. - We Are The New Ones
3. ReVerbed - Burn
4. The Retro Trade - This Time Next Time
5. the Glass Child - Stuck In My My Mind
6. counterfeit i - Atlantis

The Intro Music is an excerpt from 'Somebody Noble' by Transit Studio

All songs used with permission or are available under Creative Commons licenses.

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Episode #193 Shownotes

I hope the rushed nature of this weeks show doesn't detract from the quality or the enjoyment.

If I hadn't had to do this episode in such a hurry I probably wouldn't have spent so much time reviewing films. I've never wanted this to turn into a film review podcast, but it's an easy way of getting last minute subject matter. It was either films of cycling. I'm sure the majority of my audience will appreciate I made the decision to do films.

Only 2 videos this week, but they're pretty decent.

Ourobouros Podcast #193 - Murderer In A Snowdrift

1. Catlow - Run To Me
2. Kafka - Maybe Later?
3. Sentinel - Dark End
4. La Res - The Drop
5. Dark Souls Day - Lifeless
6. Dragonfly Lingo - I've Got your Number

The Intro Music is an excerpt from 'Somebody Noble' by Transit Studio

All songs used with permission or are available under Creative Commons licenses.

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Episode #192 Shownotes

It is foolish to try and simplify the reasons for the UK Riots to a single cause, though it is still worth trying to analyse them and make statements about the major driving force behind them. I am not saying that my theory about boredom is the only reason the riots happened. I'm just saying that I see boredom as a more reasonable explanation than racial tension, disenfranchisement or social networking.

Because it's awesome and because many of my listeners might not have heard it, here's the video for 'Connection' by Elastica that was sampled by Akira The Don. At the time lead singer Justine Frischmann was dating Blur's Damon Albarn.

Here's the comic strip drawn by Jamie Smart I was talking about in the show. I think it's awesome and sums up everything I feel about the UK riots.

Quite a nice selection of videos this week.

Ourobouros Podcast #192 - Riots Of Boredom

1. Akira The Don (ft. Why Lout?) - BOOM! (Smash Stuff)
2. Jordan Reyne - Johnny And The Sea
3. Evan Russell Saffer - With You Alone
4. Oh No Not Stereo - Carnivores
5. Ringo Deathstarr - So High
6. Waiting In Vain - Awake Again
7. mind.area - Thenceforward

All songs used with permission or are available under Creative Commons licenses.

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Episode #191 Shownotes

As well as the myriad right-wing petitions that have gone up under the government schemes there have also been some more frivolous ones. One calls for Formula 1 motor racing to be only broadcast on terrestrial TV and another calls for body building to be promoted by the government as a way to keep Britain healthy.

A couple of notes on the most right-wing of all of these petitions. Bread and water would never be re-adopted for prisoners. With modern understanding of nutrition and vitamins a diet based solely on bread would end up with all prisoners dying of scurvy. A side effect of a bread and water diet would also be constipation. No matter what a prisoner has done, they don't deserve that.

Here's the blog post I discussed. I'm not saying that describing Breivik as a Christian Fundamentalist is wrong or inaccurate. I am simply stating that describing him solely or primarily as a Christian does a disservice to people of faith. It is much more accurate to call him an Anti-Islamic fundamentalist or a Right-Wing lunatic.

Despite its airing of left-wing prejudice, I do agree with the basic gist of the blog post. Given the need for positive stories following a tragedy such as this, it is a reasonable argument to say that the reason Hege & Toril haven't had more publicity is their sexuality.

I think it only fair to give another plug to Byron Pitt who sparked this debate on this weeks show. He is the co-host of the Cinematic Dramatic podcast on GeekPlanetOnline and he has a personal film review blog at The Afro Film Viewer.

Only one low quality live video this week. Kinda pitiful.

Ourobouros Podcast #191 - The Loud Minority

1. Unquiet Nights - Nobody Wants To Know
2. The Evidence - Of Haves And Have Nots
3. Diablo - Sigerson
4. Chamber Of Echoes - Asylum (The Sickness)
5. FUR - The Only Thing Left Is Everything
6. Thirty Day Notice - I Want It So Bad

The Intro Music is an excerpt from 'Somebody Noble' by Transit Studio

All songs used with permission or are available under Creative Commons licenses.