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TLP s02e02: Skacore?

by on Sep.25, 2007, under Podcast, TLP Show

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Why we chose:The Skatom Bombs – Those that truely know me, know I’m very passionate about big band, swing, and crooners from the 30’s and 40’s. That movement died with Elvis, Johnny Cash, and Frankie Laine when people born during World War II rebelled against their parents. The answer to the grunge movement in Seattle was a brief revival from the punk scene in big band, and ska was reborn in the 90’s. It died again, oh I still miss my Zoot Suit Riots, and 30 piece bands. Where am I going with this why we choose? Well, Ska is making yet another comeback, and it’s in the hXc genre this time. Best of both worlds if you ask me. Time to compare traditional ska with skacore. Starting first with West Coast traditional ska artist The Skatom Bombs.Safety – This was a record label showcase show, and they were the strong headliners on the label. Everyone else was either touring, or just auditioning for the label. As the draw and the headliner, they had to pull up the anchor and pull in the crowds. You can’t see their set, but you can hear their music. Judge for yourself against the rest of the bill tonight, and see how they stood up to the challenge.The Upsiders – They’re Punk, no they’re ska, no they’re punk again. Running the sound board for these guys was a nightmare, but the end product was a fluid set of songs that didn’t all sound the same. And yes, we do have more than 40 listeners. Would you like to know in which Countries?Radio Reset – Well, they didn’t get back to me in time to get an interview in this episode, because they had bigger plans and schemes for the show that night. Since this show was an audition, I really can’t blame them. I did get one of their songs in the episode, so you can listen to a band, that is hopefully signed to a small local Tampa Indie label by now.Flaming Tsunamis – After seeing them live, I’m a HUGE fan of these guys. Imagine Black Metal riffs complete with melodic keys complete with a sax. Now add in not 1, not 2, but 3 HXC screamers that each could be the front man in their own band. Let the chaos unleashed on stage and you have a Flaming Tsunamis of Category 6 proportions.

Note: Tampa Artist Weaksauce would have been a great candidate for this episode having recently come out with a CD, and providing me a demo. Perhaps someone who knows the band (Travis) can contact them, and let them know I am still waiting on permission to play a track from it. Alas, we had to cut our ending song and replace it with something from the CC Mixer library.

Noted Links:

Wander Radio
oneoff at tlpshow dot com

4 comments for this entry:
  1. WNDRWolf

    Thank you for the mention. I have been a fan of your show ever since you started at Insomnia Radio. I will take it as a compliment that you seem to think that my show is professionally done. Far from it, I am an amatuer in the backwoods of Oklahoma. I enjoy good music and like to “pimp” as many of the good shows, artists and content that I can find. Your show being one of them.
    As for your one off discussion, you both make very valid points. The artists should use it to as a promotional tool and “podcasters” radio dj wanna be’s as I have heard us called should maybe play the artists more than once. Some do. Love House radio is one of those people that plays music that he likes as has been known to feature an artist on a whole show. Recently has helped “Clover Leaf” and Mathew Ebel (This is all off the top of my head.)

    Here is the problem as I see it. Podcasters want to be heard – most of us use this venue as a soapbox and claim it as our little kingdom. Personnally I think there is so much music out there and my production time is so limited that I want to be able to help as many people as I can. I do not have the means to do interviews like you guys do. Nor do I have the patience to always wait for permission and I have to make adjustments to my show like you do to yours. The answer lies in what do you want to do with your show. Me I like to have fun and bring good music and other content (Like podiobooks and audio dramas) to people that know that there is so much more than 1 type of music and it is alright to wander from Genre to Genre as long as you know what you like – and who knows you might find something new along the way. Also this thing called podcasting does not necessarily mean one and done. All of my episodes are available whenever anyone wants them you might have to go back to get the older episodes but most podcatchers will let you do that. So one and done may not be accurate it is still available to new subscribers and the exposure is still there (with links in the show notes.)

    Keep up the great job you guys you make my weekends go much faster.
    Jack H
    “Program Director”
    Wander Radio 109.9 Almost on your radio dial.

  2. David

    Hey Jack!
    You are dead on with the podcasting not necessarily being “one and done” since typically you can go back in the episodes. Not all podcasts do this however, and it tends to become more difficult of a concept the more episodes you produce. Love House Radio is a great example. With almost 180 episodes, even the most diligent of listeners isn’t likely to start at episode 1. Podcasting is more like radio this way, than lets say a podiobook. With serialized content you pretty much have to start at the beginning.

    Btw, I am loving the resurgence of serialized audio stories. It reminds me of the old time radio shows like X Minus 1, Escape, and anything from the Mercury Theater. Those programs really stand the test of time.

    You are correct and I try to tame some of the generalities that come from our show. As the means have become easier, the blog has turned into the podcast, and as more and more laptops and computer screens have embedded webcams, the vidcasts are going to become more and more video blogs.

    There is just so much great music out there, its just so hard to feature everything and do it justice. Part of what we are exposing, and hope to accomplish that is a slight departure from the typical podcast (yeah, yeah, another generality), is the outreach to the average Joe.

    Leo and I have been discussing how we should account for the number of listeners we have in Bars. There are actually venues playing our mixtapes, collections of 6pks and episodes as music for their establishments. Many are coming to us and asking for it.

    Bridging that gap between the digital and analog listeners is just another of our varied goals of helping the artists.

    Keep on Wandering and we’ll keep on listening!

    David

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  4. JAMES LANSDOWN

    I THINK THE SKATOM BOMBS FUCKING SUK.THEY ARE ALL A BOUNCH OF COCK SUCKERS FUCK ALL OF THEM.
    JULIAN IS A SKANKY JEW ALONG WITH ALLAN AND BEN.
    CARL IS A FAG WHO LUV THE COCK
    ANDREW IS A TWO FACED ASSHOLE
    JUAN IS A DISEASE INFESTED UGH AND SOO IS BAILEY

    I FUCKING HATE THE SKATOM I WILL NEVER BUY THEIR T SHIRTS OR THEIR PISS ASS CD AND I WILL never MARK MY WORDS NEVER C THEM IN CONCERT
    SUCK DICK AND DIE BITCHES

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