I can't really believe I've not done an Edincast before. I mean, I live here, I work here, I run a label here and I go out to gigs here all the time. How has this not happened yet? I've done numerous Scottish ones, label ones, and even Manchester ones although I'm not really from there, but Edinburgh has never happened for some reason.
And why has it happened now? Well I was at the Creative Edinburgh Awards last night and had put together an Edinburgh playlist specifically for the purpose, but the organisers (probably very wisely) just asked the DJs to play through, instead of using my stuff, so I never had the chance to annoy people with my deliberately obtuse choices. Actually, most of them weren't all that obtuse really... just one or two.
So given the muzzling yesterday I figured I could just put most of these songs on a podcast and, let's face it, play them to a much more receptive audience. I mean, The Leg, The Love Gestures, Passion Pusher... not really suitable for last night's Gathering of the Middle Classes. It was fun, though. There was awesome cake and our pals Olaf (Born to Be Wide) and Tommy Perman and Rob St. John (Water of Life) both won awards. And I had too much gin. So a good night all round, really!
01. The Shop Assistants - I Don't Wanna Be Friends With You (01.40)02. Fire Engines - Sympathetic Anaesthetic (07.27)03. Idlewild - I'm A Message (12.53)04. Lucky Jim - You Stole My Heart Away (15.33)05. The Love Gestures - Hey Man (20.24)06. FOUND - Machine Age Dancing (27.46)07. Broken Records - So Long, So Late (36.19)08. Numbers Are Futile - Monster (46.05)09. Passion Pusher - Couch King (50.19)10. Young Fathers - Get Up (59.55)