Friday, 29 May 2009

"Rock-Til-You-Drop, Rock-Til-You-Drop-Radio, Let's Go!"

So here it is... the first RTYD radio show podcast, or podcast radio show, or something?

It was not easy, but I'm into keeping it up, and trying to improve it.
I know I have a new-found respect for Dave Lee Travis now. Listening back, it all sounds a little bit serious but hopefully a little more humour will edge its way in, and also my soporific vocal delivery will be replaced with a full-of-beans charismatic one; though somehow I very much doubt the latter.

Of course, you can always think of things you could have said and didn't, like:

how The Invisible Band remind me of a Dutch industrial/electronic/heavy metal outfit I really like called Kong. (Well, I've got one of their albums!)

And how the charming thing about Magic Ship is how American they sound bearing in mind that they come out of Twickenham and Brentford. But then I s'pose the Stones based their entire career on Amercianism. And strangely their form of Americanism ended up seeming kinda English.

And how I, Thalamus have morphed into something quite different since the release of Wild West. They are now a 7-piece live band, Grant having employed a double-bassist, a mandolin player and a violinist.

Stuff like that.

And then you start thinking of jingles and other bits of nonsense like that. We'll see.

Anyway, thanks for listening. If you want me to mention you or your gig or plug your CD, or whatever, let me know. I welcome your thoughts as always, especially on the issue of free downloads that I touch on at the end.


3 comments:

Col said...

Good first effort Toby. I still dont' know how to make one and so I am full of admiration. However, one point I'd like to make is that it would be cool to have more music than chat. I don't know about you but I think that us aspiring amatuer 'jocks' need to have a 'less is more' approach to the verbals. I enjoyed the music though and am still grinning at '40 Years of Sweeties' which is pure class. Istvanski would love that song.

Toby Burton said...

Thanks Col. I agree. I need more music so I'm putting the word around. Once I've introduced a band though, like Magic Ship, they need very little introduction on subsequent shows. Just a gig-plug or something, then blam - LoveTel Motel!

Appreciate you listening though. Been getting 40-80 hits over the last week or so, and plenty of new members so that's cool.

Glad to read you're blog again by the way. I miss you.

T

Col said...

Awwwwwwwwww you're too kind. Sometimes a change is as good as a rest etc. I'm baaaaaaaaaack!