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Is This Thing On Podcast Episode 159 New Year Special

Nick Tann - £2 pound coin
Nick Tann – £2 pound coin

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Yes, the results are in. This weeks New Years Special was voted for by the great unwashed i.e. your good selves, well some of you!

All artists that received over 1 vote were added to this weeks playlist and include these fine and talented folk: Grant Sharkey, The Cherry Bluestorms, Anja McCloskey, Emily Wolfe, Marvin B Naylor, The Fierce & The Dead, Liz Longley, Paul Liddell, Bela Takes Chase, Stuart McNair, Sean McGowan, Postcode, Clara Barker, Matt Stevens, Helen Austin, Nick Tann….of course!

Thanks for all that voted and for all of you that have taken the time to listen week after week. You are all helping support new music just by doing that.

More next week and if you are just reading this wondering which tracks I actually played then all you have to do is BLOODY LISTEN!



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I am away on holiday so this podcast is appearing through the magic that is time travel. As I haven’t had many new tracks sent, I have taken the opportunity to go back and play some of the tracks that I played at the very start of the podcasts history.

I played The Wilton Project ~ Diana, The Cherry Bluestorms ~ Diana, Sonny ~ Something in the Water, Sigurdor Guomundsson ~ Gengi? á Gufunum, Paul Liddell ~ Ghost Car, Will Kriski ~ Metal Mayhem, Liz Longley ~ Rush and an old Drunk On Logic Version of All I Think About Is You.

I slipped in an old Watch With Mothers song review, remember them?

Lots of things associated with this podcast will have happened automatically but don’t be fooled, I am in Portugal.

More pre recorded fun next week!

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Yes a little late this week as life got in the way.

I played some beautiful tunes people!

In no particular order ( I haven’t got the time!) Clara Barker ~ Care of Princess, Broken Valves ~ What is Right?, Anja McCloskey ~ Stephanie, By The Rivers ~ Run Around, Vallis ~ Accident-Emergency, Matt Stevens ~ Burnt Out Car, Raquel Aurilia ~ There’s Time, Big Block 454 ~ Blind Jack of Knaresborough, Indigo Earth ~ Land Of Dreams, Liz Longley ~ Unraveling and a little tune by good old me Nick Tann!

Paul Lane and myself talked outside a pub in the wind and I nibbled my nuts!

Paul talked about the Children of Mercy cd in aid of Cystic Fibrosis. Below is the press release


Spokane, Wash. (April 1st, 2011) — A good cause is always worth supporting, so the fact that the Children of Mercy book and CD compilation help out two causes make this project a must-see. Children of Mercy: Tale and Teachings From The World of Independent Music is a collection of stories and essays by several elite members of the indie music world that will not only open the eyes of the outside world to the independent music scene but also raise money to fight Cystic Fibrosis.

Along with the compilation CD, the book brings to light stories from the independent music scene while it raises money for the fight against Cystic Fibrosis, a disease that has affected the son of one the contributors, Swedish musician and writer Ola NybergRon Trembath, creator of the project, pursued funding for the book publishing on Kickstarter and obtained over $2900 in pledges to ensure that 100% of the profits and royalties from the book go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in the US, as well as the Cystic Fibrosis Trust in the UK.

Anna Lynne Williams of the indie folk legends Trespassers William, Anja McCloskey of Haunted Stereo& Sotones Records, Shawn Fogel of Golden Bloom, and Portland Mercury journalist Ryan Feigh, andPastime Records CEOAndy Botterill are just some of the artists, producers, label runners, promoters, writers, and listeners from the world of independent music that have contributed their essays on life in the independent music scene. A wide array of topics including, DIY, effects of the internet, performing, break ups, and indie history will be found in this treasure trove of indie music perspectives. The book seeks to open the eyes to the outside world on how tough it can be to be a solely independent musician as well as highlight why it might just be the only true way to be a real artist in the musical world. It also gives advice to those currently living the independent music “dream” or those that are interested in creating music without the fear of losing their soul to the media monster know as the mainstream.

The compilation CD was released on The Beechfields Record Label on February 8th.  The book was released through Marquette Books LLC on April 1st.  Physical CDs include artwork by San Diego based pop artist Kathie Bayne.  The CD includes tracks by MoneytreeMenhirs Of Er Grah, Lotte Kestner (Anna-Lynne Williams’ solo project), Robin Grey, Cleeman and The Pristines. The album is also currently available on CDBaby!  Tracks from the album have already been heard on WVVY in Martha’s Vineyard MA, KYRS in Spokane WA, KZUU in Pullman WA, and KJHK in Lawrence KS.  As well as features in DrunkenWerewolf MagazinePacific Northwest Inlander, and Rolling Stone (Indonesia).  FOR PHYSICAL REVIEW COPY, E-MAIL RON AT CHILDRENOFMERCYBOOK@GMAIL.COM or SIMPLY REPLY HERE AND RECEIVE ONE ASAP!

Additional Children of Mercy news can be found at: or

Children of Mercy Bandcamp:

Also find Children of Mercy on Facebook and Myspace!

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Because I had a gig to play tonight, this weeks episode is a little late.

All the usual stuff including a Skype conversation with Paul Lane from unplug the jukebox plus some great music from Dead Social Club Syrian Kisses, Ask Alfie and Karaoke, a live Liz Longley track – Go On,  an exclusive track from The Fierce and the Dead – 10×10, a Japanese masterpiece from Lite with Image gam, Sounds under Radio with Effigy and good egg Paul Liddel with Dial tone. I played another track from my vinyl Project but you’ll have to listen to find out which one!

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Ably abetted by my daughter Izzy this week who acted as my secretary and wrote all the show notes out for me.

In no particular order I played Eastern Conference Club ~ Bloody Bells from Sarasetor Records, Doyle and the Fourfathers ~ When Will The Children Learn?Bella Cardassis ~ Sandstorm, Jason Parker Quartet ~ Bashert, Matt Stevens ~ Burned Out Car, Paul Liddell ~ Monsoon Rain, Shinsei Kamatte Chan ~ Otawa Roman Daze, Liz Longley ~ Go On, Mike Vaughan ~ Will We Ever Get To Mars and a song from my last ep The Day After The Night Before.

Phone interview with Paul Lane
Phone interview with Paul Lane

This is Paul Lane from Unplug the Jukebox as we recorded his bit earlier this week.

I also mentioned Marvin B Naylors brand new blog Diary Of  A Busker

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This is the first podcast that is totally hosted and fed by this website. It’s a farewell to podbean an the old website and hello to all you wonderful new folks as well as a welcome back to all the faithful folk who have followed me so far.

In this weeks podcast I played Vendor Defender Passing, Liz Longley and her great new tune Unraveled, Rainer Straschill Dema, Phote, Kersei, Big Block 454 Blind Jack of Knaresborough, Wax Ersatz Come Home, Faux Disco Club ft Lily Recovery, The Sons of Horses Wondering Why, Paul Liddell Monsoon, Bex Underdog, Postcode Broke Your Fucking Heart, The Cherry Bluestrorms 4 Here and I finished of with a live version of One Night Stand (glad you came)

I hope you enjoy the new site. You can subscribe to the website and have each new post delivered by email bu entering the address in the little box on the right.

You can subscribe to the podcast by clicking on the iTunes pic on the right.

Have a click around the artists sites. Most of the artists sell their tunes at a very cheep rate and often free.

Support Independent Artists!!

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Part two does start, eventually after about 12 seconds, sorry about that but there were technical problems with this one.

Apoc told us the tale of a Canadian Xmas followed by the mighty Matt Stevens with his Xmas address. A great track Fearless by ITTO fave Paul Liddell then Repeat by Tommy Eye (ft Matt Diaper), Odin the Great by Defy 4Unravelling from Liz Longley, a tune from me which you can download for a £1 by clicking hereSarah Griffin bought us close to the end with her brilliant tune poet and the whole chaotic festive jumble was bought to an end by The Lost Boys and their cracking tune I don’t want to be a Christmas Single.

That’s it for this year, the next podcast will hopefully go live in a couple of weeks so keep checking all the usual places.

The new website is close to being completed. You can now catch up with podcast 15 to the present day now with each episode having it’s own little player. Have a look around as it will be the new permanent home very soon.

Hope you have a great time over the holiday and I’ll be back in the new year.