It's been snowing like crazy here in Cincinnati the last few days, so it's fitting that episode #16 of Random Old Records podcast is the Winter Blues Edition. It doesn't have any REAL blues music to speak of, but is crammed full of darkness, despair, heartbreak, melancholy, sadness, cold weather wistfulness, and the occasional ray of sunshine. In this hour, you'll hear the likes of Pulp, Manic Street Preachers, Caravan, T. Rex, David Bowie, The Velvet Underground, Smoking Popes, D Generation, The Millennium, and more, plus gobsmacked talking heads waxing awkwardly on light therapy and seasonal affective disorder. If cold weather, grey skies, the opposite sex, or this blasted economy has got you down, it might be the perfect soundtrack for counting down the days till Spring. From Britpop to punk to sunshine pop to glam to prog, this one is all over the map, but every song is a killer, I swear! Check it out, and let me know what you think. The playlist is in the comments section.
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In other exciting news, my Leaving Trains blog from a few weeks ago got some really interesting feedback. Watch this space, as there might be some interviews with some original members of the band coming up soon. Apparently, my completely made up opinion of the Leaving Trains wasn't as close to the truth as I'd predicted! Hell, if it gets me closer to writing the 33 1/3 volume about Kill Tunes I've wanted to do for the longest time, then so be it. As always, thanks for reading and listening, check out some podcasts, and if it ever stops snowing, get out and play in the sunshine!