Monday, 26 March 2012

Episode #216 Shownotes

It doesn't matter at all compared to somebodies life, but it is worth considering the sporting ramifications of Fabrice Muamba's collapse. His team Bolton Wanderers are in serious trouble this year and are in danger of being relegated out of the Premier League. Since his hospitalisation Bolton have abandoned the FA Cup quarter final and cancelled a Premier League game. Both of these matches will need to be replayed and fixture congestion might add yet another problem into Bolton's bad season. You might also have to worry about the mental state of his team mates as well, but since I recorded this episode Bolton have played their first game since the incident and beat fellow strugglers Blackburn Rovers 2-1. It looks like 'winning for Muamba' might actually have a positive effect on Bolton's season. We'll have to see how it all plays out.

One live performance and two pretty decent produced videos this week.

Ourobouros Podcast #216 - Pray 4 Muamba

1. MayOrWest - We, Reborn
2. Vintage Blue - Speak
3. Vigo Thieves - Heartbeats
4. Allison's Invention - Clean
5. Justin Levinson & The Valcours (ft. Liz Longley) - I Was So Wrong
6. The Killers - Mr. Brightside [Cry Wolf Remix]

The Intro Music is an excerpt from 'Popinjay' by The Joy Formidable

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

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Episode #215 Shownotes

Another good example of the different types of video on YouTube this week. 1 fairly good produced video, 1 fairly ropey live video and a cool one featuring She Makes War using Live Looping to perform her A Capella track live.

Ourobouros Podcast #215 - Unstoppable Spending Machine

1. Eyes/Lips - Lightshow
2. the happy problem - Matador
3. The Objex - Retribution
4. The Dirty Love - Party
5. Relevant Discord - The Refrain
6. Alice Rock - Chips 'n' Gravy
7. Casey Shea - Jennifer
8. She Makes War - Delete

The Intro Music is an excerpt from 'After The Watershed' by Carter USM

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

Monday, 12 March 2012

Episode #214 Shownotes

The moral of this podcast is you should never judge a book by it's cover. When you see a self-professed Christian teen songstress, you shouldn't assume that she's as bigoted as American Christians can be. When she posts about atheism on Twitter or writes a pro gay marriage editorial for Glamour magazine you have to pay attention and respect her.

The anonymity of the internet is powerful and also troubling. In both my talks this week a certain amount of the issues were caused by the open, anonymous nature of the online world. I'm sure that without anonymity, Miley Cyrus wouldn't have been bombarded with hate mail (and to be fair messages of support) and some insignificant Dickhead from the Faeroe Isles wouldn't have ruined the weeks of complete strangers on the other side of the world.

The epitome of the types of videos you find on YouTube this week. One Public Domain video, one fan-shot live performance and one standard performance video.

Ourobouros Podcast #214 - Not Under Bridges

1. DGRS - Oakland Mountain High
2. Ballerina Black - Leaves
3. For Abel - On TV
4. WAZU - Murder1
5. Psy'Aviah - Seduction
6. Lila Rose - And The Beat

The Intro Music is an excerpt from 'Pretty Thoughts' by FUR

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

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Episode #213 Shownotes

PLEASE let me know what you thnk of the new direction (or is it a return to an old direction?) the show is going in. I know that some people like the talking and some people like the music, but hopefully I can still accomodate both types of 'fan'.

The ranting and talking will be continuing and hopefully in a more vehement way, because when I make the decision to dedicate a section of the show to a topic, you will know it's something I'm truly passioante about. Without the self-imposed pressure to always have two subjects of discussion hopefully the show will be more fun for both me and my listeners.

I'm also deadly serious about getting more audio feedback into the show. If you have something you want to send me, of whatever length, you can e-mail it to ourobouros.podcast[at]

As mentioned on the show The Dø's video is nice and weird. Also got a couple of other vids for you this week.

Ourobouros Podcast #213 - Refreshed, Renewed & Refocused

1. Wolfe Hogan - Mama
2. projectAURA - Abandon Host
3. Kafka - Susanna
4. Vicky - Lullaby
5. The Open Up And Bleeds - This Noise
6. Dope Stars Inc. - Cracking The Power
8. The Dø - Slippery Slope

The Intro Music is an excerpt from 'Pretty Thoughts' by FUR

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