Jul 142014
 

Show 128 is my 8th podiversary show, celebrating eight years since I published Show 0 on 14th July 2006. I’m now what they call a seasoned podcaster and am one of only a handful of people who started podcasting in 2005/6 and are still podcasting today. For this show I’ve pulled together eight songs from the past eight years that I’ve particularly enjoyed playing. I hope you enjoy listening to them too.

Right-click Show 128 to download
52 mins – 50mb

 

Bagas Degol – Bodmin Dubbing
facebook.com/groups/111034388908511/
From Show 21 – St George’s Day Special (23 April 2007)

The D’Archetypes – Man Bag
lastmangoinparis.net
Download the track on a ‘name your price’ basis [Bandcamp]
From Show 34 – Got a man bag? (12 September 2007)

The Babel Fish Project – Green Grow The Rashes
facebook.com/TheBabelFishProject
From Show 72 – Hopping all over the world (7 January 2009)

Ruth Theodore – Grounded
[website] [River Rat Records]
Buy the CD Worm Food [River Rat Records]
From Show 69 – Ooh er, Missus! (3 December 2008)

Leon Rosselson – Bad Driver
[website]
Buy the CD Harry’s Gone Fishing [Fuse Records] [Amazon]
From Show 49 - Bank Holiday road special (21 March 2008)

The Old Dance School – John Ball
theolddanceschool.com
Buy the album Forecast from the band or [iTunes] [Amazon]
From Show 112 – Five years and counting (14 July 2011)

Great Big Sea – Walk On The Moon
[website] [facebook]
Buy the CD Fortune’s Favour [here]
From Show 86 – Man on the moon (7 July 2009)

Piefinger – The Other Side Of The Morning
www.piefinger.co.uk
Taken from the CD “Where You Might Go” available from the band’s website
Buy their new album A Countryman’s Favour [Amazon]

 

 

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Show 128 – 8th Podiversary

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Dec 312013
 

Show 127 – Catching up – brings to an end a year in which I’ve only managed to get three editions of the show out. However, now that I’m more settled in my new job I’m hoping that by making shorter shows I’ll be able to get them out more often during 2014. Yeah, we’ll see…

Right-click Show 127 to download
42 mins – 41mb

1. Menic – 1957 Ford Meteor
www.menic.biz
Buy the fantastic album Railroad Blues Anthology [Voodoo Rhythm] [iTunes] [Amazon]

2. Sam Page – Thinking About Thinking
sampagemusic.com
Buy the album Breach [CD Baby] [Amazon] [iTunes]

3. Lew Bear – Your Love Is Life A Sunny Day
facebook.com/LewBear
Buy the album Down By The Riverside [Bandcamp]

4. Michael Harren – Go.
www.michaelharren.com
Go. is available at a Name Your Price basis [Bandcamp]

5. Indoven – A Lifestory
indoven.com

6. Nick Tann - 3am
nicktann.co.uk
Help Nick fan-fund his new album here

7. Merry Hell – Iron Man
merryhell.co.uk
Buy the fabulous new album Head Full Of Magic, Shoes Full Of Rain here
Get your tickets for Merry Hell’s Liverpool Acoustic Live gig on Friday 24th January here

BEDDING
Indoven – A Lifestory
indoven.com

 

WORTH MENTIONING
Theme tune: Andrew Ellis – Blind Mary
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WORTH LISTENING TO
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AMPed New Music Weekly

 

It’s A Frog’s Life Acoustic Podcast Show 127 – Catching up

Apr 172013
 

Show 126 – Ding dong – No, this isn’t Avon calling, it’s a reference to a certain 52 second song that reached No 2 in the UK singles chart this week and which the controller of BBC Radio 1 didn’t have the guts to play in full. Yes, you might have noticed that Margaret Thatcher has passed away, and this show will be paying its own tribute with a very special song from Chumbawamba.

I’m no longer going to apologise for the long breaks between shows. New editions of the It’s A Frog’s Life Acoustic Podcast will come out as and when I can find time to do them. If you’re having withdrawal symptoms and want to hear my voice on a regular basis then you should be listening to the twice-monthly Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight!

Right-click Show 126 to download
62mb – 65 mins

1. Richard Jacobs – Anything For You
facebook.com/richardjacobsuk
Download Richard’s music [Bandcamp]

2. Melissa VanFleet – Martyr
melissavanfleet.com
facebook.com/melissavanfleet
Buy the new EP Stars In My Eyes [iTunes]

3. Eva Abraham – Cold Light
evaabraham.com
facebook.com/EvaAbrahamBand
Buy the album Cold Light [website] [iTunes]

4. Gavin Kaufman – Fall In
gavinkaufman.com
facebook.com/gkworld
Buy the single Fall In [iTunes]

5. I Am A Street Artist – Track 5
facebook.com/iamastreetartist

6. The James Clarke Institute – Monstrous
clarkinstitute.com
Facebook page
Buy the album Sideshow Unattraction [website]

7. Dave Gerard & the Watchmen – Brother
davegerardmusic.com
facebook.com/davegerardmusic
Buy the album I Climbed A Tree [Bandcamp]

8. Jezz Hall – Solid Ground
folkwit.com/artists/jezz-hall
Buy the album Silhouette Man [Folkwit]

9. Fitz. – Caves
fitzofficial.co.uk
facebook.com/FitzOfficialUK
Download a free EP from Fitz.’s website
Buy the album Caves [Bandcamp] [iTunes] [Amazon]

10. Chumbawamba – Ring The Bells! / Waiting For Margaret To Go
chumba.com
From the exclusive EP In Memoriam… Margaret Thatcher
Buy Chumbawamba’s music [website] [iTunes] [Amazon]

Listen to Folkcast‘s special show ‘Margaret Thatcher: Thank you for the music’ only on mixcloud.

BEDDING
I Am A Street Artist – Twilight
facebook.com/iamastreetartist

 

WORTH MENTIONING
Theme tune: Andrew Ellis – Blind Mary
This show is a proud member of the Association of Music Podcasting

WORTH LISTENING TO
Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight
Made in the UK Show
AMPed New Music Weekly

 

It’s A Frog’s Life Acoustic Podcast show 125 – instrumental rewind XI

Jan 162013
 

Instrumental Rewind

Show 125 – Instrumental Rewind XI – plays 2012’s instrumental bedding tracks in full for you to enjoy. If you know of any suitable instrumental acoustic music I can use in future shows then drop me a line using the ‘contact’ page above.

Right-click Show 125 to download
35mb – 36 mins

 

 

Netza – La Despedida
jamendo.com/en/artist/Netza
from Nezahualcoyoti, Mexico

From Show 119 – Working Again (2 Mar 2012)
David Charles Kramer – Rondo op. 241 no 34
facebook.com/djbuddyholly
Buy his CD The Early Works [CD Baby]

From Show 120 – Titanic struggle (15 Apr 2012)
Relig Oran – Farewell to Chatham
religoran.co.uk
From the sold out EP Tracks From The Dark Side

From Show 121 – May the Fourth be with you (4 May 2012)
James Corachea – Funky Sarabande
jamescorachea.com
facebook.com/jamescorachea
Buy the EP Confidence from jamescorachea.bandcamp.com

From Show 124 – The End of the World (12 Dec 2012)
James Corachea – Dazzled By The Light On The Sea

From Show 86 – Man on the Moon ( Jul 2009, reposted 25 Aug 2012)

Midsummer MoonAl Petteway
 “Midsummer Moon” (mp3)
from “Midsummer Moon”
(Maggie’s Music)
 Buy at eMusic
 Buy at Rhapsody
 Stream from Rhapsody
 More On This Album

[website] [MySpace] [Maggies Music]
Buy the CD Midsummer Moon [CD Baby] [Maggies Music] [iTunes]

From Show 122 – Here we go again
Mat Lomas - Here Comes The Sun 
myspace.com/matlomas1985

From Show 123 – Birds of a feather (9 Oct 2012)
Ton – Monday In The Sun
www.ratoncito.es
Download the album By The Sea for free [Jamendo]

Andrew Ellis – Blind Mary
from his CD Midnight on the Water

 

WORTH MENTIONING
Theme tune: Andrew Ellis – Blind Mary
This show is a proud member of the Association of Music Podcasting

WORTH LISTENING TO
Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight
Made in the UK Show
AMPed New Music Weekly

 

It’s A Frog’s Life Acoustic Podcast show 125 – instrumental rewind XI

Dec 122012
 

Show 124 – The End of the World – coincides with the Mayan prediction for the end of civilisation as we know it (i.e. facebook being down for an hour), but primarily celebrates the end of the Hopping All Over The World feature as we hit countries X, Y and Z. It’s been a long journey, but worth it in the end.

Right-click Show 124 to download
65mb – 67 mins


1. Galley Beggar – Two Magicians
galleybeggar.com
Buy the new album Galley Beggar [website] [iTunes]

Hopping All Over The World – X is for Xanadu
2. Xanadu – Pictures For The Rain
From the album I Wish There Was A Way Back Home [CD Baby] [Amazon]
Xanadu is now called Flycatcher
facebook.com/FlycatcherMusic

Hopping All Over The World – Y is for Yemen
3. Ahmed Fathi – Do Not Travel
ahmedfathi.tv 

4. Andy Buclaw – The National Curriculum
andybuclaw.bandcamp.com


5. Martin Quibell – Slave Song
myspace.com/martinquibell
Buy the album A New World Order [iTunes] [Amazon]

6. Azoora – Astray
Download A Thousand Ways EP for free from 23seconds.org/azoora.htm


7. Morgen La Civita – Who Is This Woman

Facebook page
Listen to the album Who I Am (The Piano Sessions) at soundcloud.com/morgen-la-civita


8. Munch – Smile

facebook page
Buy the album Attic Wednesdays from munchdemo.bandcamp.com

 

9. Nico Rivers – Thicker Than Water
nicorivers.com
Buy the Thicker Than Water EP nicorivers.bandcamp.com

 

Hopping All Over The World – Z is for Zambia
10. B-fas – One Life

facebook.com/bigfiveanointedsingers
One Life can be downloaded for free from archive.org/details/OneLifeByB-fas

BEDDING TRACK
James Corachea – Dazzled By The Light On The Sea
jamescorachea.com
facebook.com/jamescorachea
Buy the EP Confidence from jamescorachea.bandcamp.com

 

WORTH MENTIONING
Theme tune: Andrew Ellis – Blind Mary
This show is a proud member of the Association of Music Podcasting

WORTH LISTENING TO
Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight
Made in the UK Show
AMPed New Music Weekly

 

It’s A Frog’s Life Acoustic Podcast show 124 – the end of the world

Oct 092012
 

birds of a feather

This month’s show – Show 123 – Birds of a feather – is themed, with most of the songs featuring our feathered friends. If you like the bird theme you might want to go back and listen to Show 85 – Stone the crows. And our penultimate Hopping All Over The World feature reaches V and W – can you guess which countries they are?

To play click here Show 123 or right-click to download
54mb – 56 mins

Or try our new HTML5 player below, and let us know what you think.

1. Skylark Song – Only A Thought
facebook.com/skylarksongmusic
Buy Only A Thought [Bandcamp]

 

Hopping All Over The World – V is for Vietnam
2. Quang Ngohong and Onno Krijn – Muc Ha Vo Nhan

www.noonrecords.nl
Buy the album Song Hanh [website]

3. Willie Ames – Night Owl
willieames.com
Buy the album Night Owl [iTunes] [Amazon]

 

4. Cory Brown – Wingman
corybrownmusic.com
Buy the new album Days In A Life [CD Baby] [iTunes]

 

5. POG – Magpies
pogband.co.uk
Buy the album Between The Station And The Sea [Corporate Records] [iTunes] [Amazon]

 

Hopping All Over The World – W is for Wales
6. Pulco feat. Gwildor – Owl/Abuse
7. Pulco feat. Ian Thistlethwaite – Bugger The Chickens
pulcomusic.com
Buy the album The Man Of Lists [Bandcamp] [Folkwit – CD]

 

8. Pigeon Park – It’s Not That Likely
pigeonparkmusic.com
Buy the new album Pigeon Park [Bandcamp]


9. Lizzie Nunnery & Vidar Norheim – Five Thousand Birds
lizzienunnery.co.uk
Buy the fantastic new album Black Hound Howling [website] [iTunes] [Amazon]
Read the Liverpool Acoustic album review here.

 

10. Terry Clarke-Coyne – Contentment Is Wealth/Tom Ward’s Downfall/The Wild Geese
facebook.com/terry.clarkecoyne
From the album The Other Side, sadly no longer available

BEDDING TRACK
Ton – Monday In The Sun
www.ratoncito.es
Download the album By The Sea for free [Jamendo]

 

WORTH MENTIONING
Theme tune: Andrew Ellis – Blind Mary
This show is a proud member of the Association of Music Podcasting

WORTH LISTENING TO
Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight
Made in the UK Show
AMPed New Music Weekly

 

It’s A Frog’s Life Acoustic Podcast show 123 – birds of a feather

Sep 012012
 

We’re back after a three month break during which time we’ve had the Queen’s diamond jubilee celebrations, the wettest June on record, glorious sunshine for an equally glorious London 2012 Olympic Games, followed by more rain. And now it’s September, so welcome to Show 122 – Here We Go Again

To play click here Show 122 or right-click to download
56.4mb – 59 mins

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1. Leon Rosselson – On Her Silver Jubilee
leonrosselson.co.uk
From the album Guess What They’re Selling At The Happiness Counter, available to buy from Leon’s website.

Hopping All Over The World – T is for Taiwan
2. David Chen & The Muddy Basin Ramblers – Island Love Song #2 (The Taiwan Song)

www.muddybasin.com
From the album David Chen & The Muddy Basin Ramblers, available to buy from their website and [CD Baby]. This song was originally played on Show 74 – CNY Taiwan Special II (26 Jan 2009)

3. A Bloke Called Dave – Abstinence & Absinthe
soundcloud.com/a-bloke-called-dave
Download Dave’s music from [trackclash]

4. Lowood – On The Road
soundcloud.com/lowood-1

5. Songs of Trees – Mister Thanatos
soundsunique.co.uk
soundcloud.com/sounds-unique

6. The Oxbow Lake Band – A Credit To This World
theoxbowlake.co.uk
Buy the album Away From The Mainstream [iTunes] [Bandcamp]

Hopping All Over The World – U is for Ukraine
7 . Singleton – Alive Again
singleton.com.ua
From the album The High Seas, available to buy from their website.

8. T C Sargeant – X’s and O’s
facebook page
soundcloud.com/t-c-sargeant
Buy the 6 track EP Press In Closer [CD Baby] [iTunes] [AmazonMP3]

9. The Bright-Eyed Sky – Mummy’s Little Martyr
soundcloud.com/thebrighteyedsky

10. Marraduke – Secret Sigh (Yesterday)
soundcloud.com/marraduke

BEDDING TRACK
Mat Lomas - Here Comes The Sun 
myspace.com/matlomas1985

 

WORTH MENTIONING
Theme tune: Andrew Ellis – Blind Mary
This show is a proud member of the Association of Music Podcasting

WORTH LISTENING TO
Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight
Made in the UK Show
AMPed New Music Weekly

 

It’s A Frog’s Life Acoustic Podcast show 122 – here we go again

Aug 252012
 

Show 86 – Man on the Moon – was originally published in July 2009 to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the first moon landing in July 1969. I’m reposting it in memory of Neil Armstrong, the original and first Man on the Moon, who died today.

Neil A Armstrong (1930 – 2012) RIP

This quote is from a statement from Neil Armstrong’s family.

“For those who may ask what they can do to honor Neil, we have a simple request. Honor his example of service, accomplishment and modesty, and the next time you walk outside on a clear night and see the moon smiling down at you, think of Neil Armstrong and give him a wink.”

Click Right-click to download mp3 file for free download (56 MB)
(Right-click and ‘save target/link as’)

Click below to listen online (62 minutes)
(not available for email subscribers)

Al Lewis – I’ll Be The Moon
[website] [MySpace] [Music Alley]
Buy the EP One Way Love Affair [iTunes]

Gemma Garmeson – Mavis
[MySpace] [facebook]
Buy the CD Stalking for Dummies [iTunes] [AmazonMP3]
From Gemma at Manilla PR

Mumblypegs – Things That We Can Make
[MySpace]

Sierra Alpha – Superhero (acoustic)
[website] [MySpace]
Buy the EP Superhero [iTunes] [AmazonMP3]
From Gemma at Manilla PR

Jimmy Golding – Rocket To The Moon (live)
[website] [MySpace] [Music Alley]
Buy the CD Not A Day Goes By [iTunes] [CD Baby]
Buy songs from Mad Bouncy Dogs

Danny Fong – It’s Only A Paper Moon
[Music Alley] [MySpace] [youTube]

Ludwig – I Believe
[MySpace] [Folkwit] [NoCelticBoundaries]
Buy the Let Go EP [Broadjam] [DownloadMusic]

Great Big Sea – Walk On The Moon
[website] [Music Alley] [MySpace] [facebook]
Buy the CD Fortune’s Favour [here]

BEDDING
Midsummer MoonAl Petteway
“Midsummer Moon” (mp3)
from “Midsummer Moon”
(Maggie’s Music)
Buy at eMusic
Buy at Rhapsody
Stream from Rhapsody
More On This Album

[website] [MySpace] [Maggies Music]
Buy the CD Midsummer Moon [CD Baby] [Maggies Music] [iTunes]

ALSO ON THE SHOW
[Theme tune] Andrew Ellis – Blind Mary
Association of Music Podcasting [website]
Listen to the Made In The UK show
Liverpool Acoustic

WHERE TO FIND THIS PODCAST
Shownotes – itsafrogslife.net/podcast
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May 042012
 

Show 121 – May the Fourth be with you – goes out on Star Wars Day, and appropriately has two Star Wars themed songs to keep all the geeks out there happy. There’s also the usual blend of top-class independent and unsigned acoustic music from across the UK and around the world, and Hopping All Over The World reaches countries beginning with R and S.

To play click here Show 121 or right-click to download.
58.4mb – 61 mins

1. Brobdingnagian Bards – Jedi Drinking Song
thebards.net
Buy their music on [iTunes]

Hopping all over the world – R is for Russia
2. Minstrel – Enchantments, circled
vk.com/club3919058
Download the album Sun-Kolyada for free [Jamendo]

3. Rich Oades – Don’t Let Go
facebook.com/richardoadesmusic
Buy this track from [iTunes]

4. Harry – Bicycle That Can Fly
harry.uk.com
Harry’s album Before You Knew Me will be released this summer

5. James Corachea – Funky Sarabande
facebook.com/jamescorachea
Buy the EP Confidence [bandcamp]

6. Soul Remedy – Time Has No Meaning
soulremedy.co.uk

Hopping all over the world – S is for Sweden
7. The Orchestra – The View Two Gallery
myspace.com/hardytanderson

8. Dominic Dunn – The Other Side
facebook.com/dominic.dunn22

9. Kyle Williams - She Is
ilovekylewilliams.com
Buy the brand new album She Is on a pay-what-you-want basis [Bandcamp]

10. Brobdingnagian Bards - Jedi Drinking Song prequel
thebards.net
Buy their music on [iTunes]


BEDDING TRACK
James Corachea – Funky Sarabande
facebook.com/jamescorachea
Buy the EP Confidence [bandcamp]

WORTH MENTIONING
[Theme tune] Andrew Ellis – Blind Mary
Association of Music Podcasting [website]
Listen to AMPed New Music Weekly
Listen to the Made In The UK show
Listen to the Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight
Apr 152012
 

Show 120 – Titanic struggle – has been a real tough show to get together, mainly because I’ve been so busy building the new website for Liverpool Acoustic liverpoolacoustic.co.uk and the time just seemed to slip away… But I made it in the end, in the week of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, so let’s hope this show stays afloat. There’s a Hopping All Over The World journey to countries beginning with P and Q, and a couple of tracks topical for the month of April. Ready? Let’s go!

To play click the player below or right-click Show 120 to download.
61.5mb – 64 mins

Jonnie Murphy – Holding Out For Spring
jonniemurphy.bandcamp.com
Buy the 6 track album Open Up [Bandcamp]
via Paul Castle at pdcmusic.com

Hopping all over the world – P is for Portugal
Vitor Cunha – Angelina
vitor-cunha.com
Buy Vitor’s music from his website
 

Jim From The Moon – I Like You More Than I’d Like To
jimfromthemoon.com
From the EP The Year I Grew My Hair Real Long

Josienne Clark & Ben Walker – Silver Dagger
josienneclarke.co.uk 
Buy the album The Seas Are Deep [Bandcamp]

Thanks to Tinker Mal and Panxty Gramster from Under the Mason’s Apron for providing me with the promo copy of the album, and congratulations one one year of the show. masonsapronradio.co.uk

Jordan Reyne – London
jordanreyne.com
Buy the album Children of a Factory Nation [Bandcamp]

The Fire Poet – St George’s Day
thefirepoet.com

Will Richards – I Still Love You England
willrichardsband.com
Buy the album One More Chance [website] [CD Baby]

Hopping all over the world – Q is for Qatar
Cronkite Satellite - Slow Down Your Hurries
www.cronkitesatellite.com
Buy the album What’s Your Hurry [CD Baby] [AmazonMP3] [iTunes]
Thanks to my good friend Lorelei Loveridge for finding a Q for Qatar!

The World Citizens – You Will Be Here A While
soundcloud.com/theworldcitizens
From the forthcoming album Looking But Not Seeing

Babajack – Sunday Afternoon
babajack.com
Buy the fantastic new album Rooster [website] [CD Baby] [Amazon] [iTunes]

BEDDING TRACK
Relig Oran – Farewell to Chatham
religoran.co.uk
From the sold out EP Tracks From The Dark Side

WORTH MENTIONING
[Theme tune] Andrew Ellis – Blind Mary
Association of Music Podcasting [website]
Listen to AMPed New Music Weekly
Listen to the Made In The UK show
Listen to the Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight