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Radio Free Delingpole #6: Coolest. Podcast. Ever.

 

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This is something of a departure for us. Well, not something of one — it’s a total departure, but we think you’ll love it.  James and British DJ Eddie Temple Morris play and discuss some of their favorite tracks of 2011. Delingpole as Ricochet’s Dick Clark? Groovy, man. 

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Thanks,  EJ. 

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  1. Profile photo of The Great Adventure! Member
    Frozen Chosen: Calling Lance!  路 10 hours ago

    This was quite enjoyable as I while away an early morning in Dallas (can’t sleep, get to fly home in a few hours).  But it just kind of drives home how much I miss Lance’s SOTD.

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    • January 27, 2012 at 3:24 am
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    Calling Lance! 

    • #2
    • January 27, 2012 at 3:39 am
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    James I much prefer your music offerings. Wait one that is not to say…

    • #3
    • January 27, 2012 at 4:37 am
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    This is great!  James posted a list of his favorite songs of 2011 about two weeks ago on his blog.  It was a great list with a lot of new discoveries.

    The list is here.

    • #4
    • January 27, 2012 at 4:39 am
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    I already told you this, but I love your podcasts, James.  Thank you for making more. 馃檪

    • #5
    • January 27, 2012 at 4:40 am
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    Thanks for playing Kate Bush. I hadn’t heard her songs years and had no idea she was still around making music.

    As for Skrillex, I don’t hate it. I just find it boring. I mean, why can’t this younger generation do something as interesting as punk? Techno is just boring.

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    • January 27, 2012 at 5:20 am
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    James, your guilty pleasure wasn’t all that bad.  Bear in mind, however, that this comes from someone whose own guilty musical pleasures include a couple of songs from a group called the Monkees.

    Hey, let he who is without a musical perversion or two cast the first stone.

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    • January 27, 2012 at 5:58 am
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    Percival: Oh man!

    James, after all the buildup, I was expecting to go all Rite of Spring after listening to the podcast!  Instead, I liked the music.  The Ego Troopers song wasn’t all that amazing, but those kids will probably come up with something more interesting after they start shaving. 路 10 hours ago

    The Ego Troopers song reminded me of the Tron Legacy soundtrack by Daft Punk. It’s good as a background in a movie or at a club, but I wouldn’t make a regular part of my playlist.

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    • January 27, 2012 at 6:09 am
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    Thank You for an entertaining respite from today’s headlines. I enjoyed it.

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    • January 27, 2012 at 6:43 am
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    Hang On: Thanks for playing Kate Bush. I hadn’t heard her songs years and had no idea she was still around making music.

    As for Skrillex, I don’t hate it. I just find it boring. I mean, why can’t this younger generation do something as interesting as punk? Techno is just boring. 路 1 hour ago

    Kate took several years off since making her Red Shoes album and then came back to much applause with Aerial.  Last year she released a new one called 50 Words for Snow.  I still have to get that one.

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    • January 27, 2012 at 6:49 am
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    Andrea Ryan: I already told you this, but I love your podcasts, James.  Thank you for making more. 馃檪 路 3 hours ago

    Andrea, are you horning in on another one of my crushes?!  Great.  I’ve already lost.  The blond wins every time, especially if it’s Andrea.  ;-)  But that’s okay.  I’m Andrea’s fangirl, too.

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    • January 27, 2012 at 7:47 am
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    Oh man!

    James, after all the buildup, I was expecting to go all Rite of Spring after listening to the podcast!  Instead, I liked the music.  The Ego Troopers song wasn’t all that amazing, but those kids will probably come up with something more interesting after they start shaving.

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    • January 27, 2012 at 8:18 am
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    Percival: James, your guilty pleasure wasn’t all that bad.  Bear in mind, however, that this comes from someone whose own guilty musical pleasures include a couple of songs from a group called the Monkees.

    Hey, let he who is without a musical perversion or two cast the first stone. 路 2 hours ago

    Last Train to Clarksville . Stepping Stone . 

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    • January 27, 2012 at 8:37 am
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    Yeti – can you get with James to work on the balance between his voice and Eddie’s?  Listening on my way to work this morning, James’ voice was much lower (in volume) than Eddie’s.  I had to really crank up the volume to hear him.  Eddie, then, would come booming in.  

    Am I the only person who was bothered by this? Not my intention to be a crank.

    Thanks.

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    • January 27, 2012 at 9:34 am
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     Oh, dear.  Oh deary, me.

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    • January 27, 2012 at 9:37 am
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    FeliciaB
    Andrea Ryan: I already told you this, but I love your podcasts, James.  Thank you for making more. 馃檪 路 3 hours ago
    Andrea, are you horning in on another one of my crushes?!  Great.  I’ve already lost.  The blond wins every time, especially if it’s Andrea.  ;-)  But that’s okay.  I’m Andrea’s fangirl, too. 路 2 hours ago

    Yes, but in cyberspace there’s no competition with crushes.  I think they’re unlimited.  And what do we call these crushes, by the way?  Rob calls them Man Crushes, but that wouldn’t work for *us*.  How about Brain Crushes?

    And, the blonde thing…well, I did tell my blonde cousin when we were little that she should beware of brunettes because they’re evil.  But, of course, I would never say that, now.

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    • January 27, 2012 at 9:47 am
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    I love these podcasts about music.  One of my very favorite Ricochet podcasts was back in October with Dennis Prager where they discussed classical music.  This one.

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    • January 27, 2012 at 9:50 am
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    FeliciaB

    But that’s okay.  I’m Andrea’s fangirl, too.

    Ditto.

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    • January 27, 2012 at 9:53 am
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    Grantman: Yeti – can you get with James to work on the balance between his voice and Eddie’s?  Listening on my way to work this morning, James’ voice was much lower (in volume) than Eddie’s.  I had to really crank up the volume to hear him.  Eddie, then, would come booming in.  

    Am I the only person who was bothered by this? Not my intention to be a crank.

    Thanks. 路 25 minutes ago

    Grantman, you are correct. I did not record this one and tried to make adjustments on it before we published it. We’ll endeavor to do better on the next one. 

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    • January 27, 2012 at 10:06 am
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    Blue Yeti – we need a list of all the songs on the podcast.  Very enjoyable Podcast. A great change after listening to Ricochet 102 and getting depressed about the rise of the lovable but never gonna be president Newt.  

    I am a former heavy consumer of music, but now, I have enough CDs and songs on my I tunes that I don’t buy that much new music.  Eddie was great and very entertaining.  I vote for a encore in a few months.  

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    • January 27, 2012 at 11:14 am
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    Grantman: You’re right, I apologize and may I just say – it was TOTALLY Eddy’s fault. He’s the studio expert. He should have known…

    Anyway, we’ll make sure it doesn’t happen again. And you’re not alone: everyone finds this kind of thing annoying and rightly so.

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    • January 27, 2012 at 11:34 am
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     All modern art forms remind me of this bit from White Christmas. But, I’m a grumpy old man before my time and a hater of all things pop culture.

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    • January 28, 2012 at 1:20 am
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    i also enjoyed this podcast. now i actually have a solid idea what dubstep is.

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    • January 28, 2012 at 1:50 am
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    Percival

    flownover

    Percival: James, your guilty pleasure wasn’t all that bad.  Bear in mind, however, that this comes from someone whose own guilty musical pleasures include a couple of songs from a group called the Monkees.

    Hey, let he who is without a musical perversion or two cast the first stone. 路 2 hours ago

    Last Train to Clarksville . Stepping Stone .  路 8 hours ago
    Last Train to Clarksvile and I’m a Believer.  Stepping Stone is ok, though. 路 10 hours ago

    Oh.  I thought flownover was casting the first Stepping Stone.

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    • January 28, 2012 at 2:42 am
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    Thanks for posting the music.  Great Britain has been the incubator of so much great stuff generation to generation.  Recently, though it seems like ancient times now, the Killers left the US to refine their sound and find an audience in the UK.  They pulled their own Hendrix and came home heroes.  To hear that new forms like Dubstep are really homages to something originally American is as flattering as hearing that the Stones and the Yardbirds were playing their own forms of the American Blues.  That’s not to say that I dug it that much.  I enjoyed the enthusiasm with which it was discussed immensely.  more so I fear than the actual tune.  I promised myself, though, that I would be one of those guys getting older that appreciated new forms as they bubbled up, rather than deride them because they didn’t match my taste.  I haven’t looked at the playlist, or completed the listen due to the volume issues, but I really like that first track.  Perhaps we can get more from James as an ambassador to the smoother tastes across the pond.  All in all, I am thrilled the podcast was done.  Thanks!

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    • January 28, 2012 at 3:21 am
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    flownover

    Percival: James, your guilty pleasure wasn’t all that bad.  Bear in mind, however, that this comes from someone whose own guilty musical pleasures include a couple of songs from a group called the Monkees.

    Hey, let he who is without a musical perversion or two cast the first stone. 路 2 hours ago

    Last Train to Clarksville . Stepping Stone .  路 8 hours ago

    Last Train to Clarksvile and I’m a Believer.  Stepping Stone is ok, though.

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    • January 28, 2012 at 4:18 am
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    Percival

    flownover

    Last Train to Clarksville . Stepping Stone .  路 8 hours ago

    Last Train to Clarksvile and I’m a Believer.  Stepping Stone is ok, though. 路 2 hours ago

    Don’t forget Valleri and Daydream Believer.

    One point Eddie made on the podcast is that producers seldom get the credit they deserve.  Sure, the Monkees were just actors hired to play a band, but they had people like Neil Diamond writing songs for them behind the scenes.

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    • January 28, 2012 at 6:39 am
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    First off… James, by all means, make this a regular feature. 

    Second, your buddy’s wrong, the Sensual World was Kate’s best record. You know it’s good when it can attract a young metalhead, such as I was.

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    • January 28, 2012 at 12:07 pm
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    James

    I thought the music was rubbish, and your mate Eddie spoke bollocks, but other than that I enjoyed it from start to finish.

    Regards

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    • January 28, 2012 at 12:37 pm
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    I thoroughly enjoyed the podcast–keep ’em coming.  Although my musical tastes are closer to James’s, I loved the interplay between James and Eddie, and I don’t mind being challenged by music that is outside my usual comfort zone.  “Superbad” was amusing and fun.  I could actually imagine listening to it again.  As for Ego Troopers–like Jackson Pollock’s work, I just don’t get it, I’m afraid.

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    • January 29, 2012 at 1:42 am
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