2M: That Postcolonial Baloney May 6, 2009 6:28 PM   Subscribe

In the second episode of the Metafilter Music Podcast supplement, cortex interviews new mefite raisindebt. The episode features music by gmm, markulus, Jairus, umbú, MajorDundee, and uncleozzy, and runs for 33 and a half minutes.

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The segments, in play order:

00:00 - Improvised electric guitar theme by raisindebt
00:39 - It Was A Great Year (Movies With Robots) by gmm
04:43 - Dive Bar by markulus
08:01 - Creatura (and the sea) by Jairus
09:44 - Teenage Wasteland by raisindebt
13:53 - Interview with raisindebt
21:38 - U by raisindebt
25:24 - cavacavaco by umbú
26:45 - Blind by new user MajorDundee (another very recent arrival)
31:00 - Faithfully (polka version) by uncleozzy

Also, raisindebt totally has a blog.
posted by cortex (staff) to MeFi Podcast at 6:28 PM (34 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

You did this today, I take it? Because umbú totally just posted that yesterday.
posted by Caduceus at 7:18 PM on May 6, 2009

Yep. Some of these had caught my eye earlier in the week, but I just talked to raisindebt this morning and went hunting for a couple more short tracks to fill out the mix.

The podcast has been great for keeping me a little more regularly engaged with Music when I'm not putting something up myself, but it's also made me realize that there's too damn much good stuff even to fit into this sort of format. Crazy wealth of music showing up on the site weekly.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:20 PM on May 6, 2009

Yeah, there's a ton of stuff going up, but just because there's too much doesn't mean you should stop doing these. I seriously dig them.
posted by Caduceus at 7:29 PM on May 6, 2009

Huzzah! love this love this love this. Yay, MefiMusic!
posted by ocherdraco at 7:30 PM on May 6, 2009

And now I have something to listen to at work tomorrow. Much thanks!!
posted by sleevener at 7:31 PM on May 6, 2009

Thanks so much to cortex specifically for the fun conversation and to everyone at MeFiMu for being so welcoming (and posting so much cool stuff of their own, as heard in the podcast). I would also like to note, mostly so Steve Albini doesn't come find me and kill me in my sleep, that the opinion that I express of the Electrical Audio Forums in the interview is based on a distorted half-memory that after finishing the interview I realized isn't really true at all (maybe I was thinking of Songfight? although that's just starting another (song) fight, so I'll shut up about it, I think). Anyway, thanks everybody for listening.
posted by raisindebt at 7:38 PM on May 6, 2009

Great interview! Every song in this podcast is great. I'm super excited about raisindebt posting. I also hope this keeps going. So many people I want to hear interviewed.

I still think the interviewee playing a song live on the podcast would be really neat, if the mic set up allows for it.
posted by Corduroy at 8:04 PM on May 6, 2009

Nice variety of tracks this week. You need to start interviewin' people older than I am. All these "oh yeah, I wrote another song in a creative dream-like state" twenty year olds are making me feel seriously unaccomplished.

I see the music podcast has its own designation now -- is it a Metafilter Fixture now?
posted by boo_radley at 8:25 PM on May 6, 2009

Hey, this is really cool! Thanks for including my track, it's in amazing company.
posted by Jairus at 8:38 PM on May 6, 2009

Well I'll be damned. I always read uncleozzy as un-cleoz-zy for some reason. uncle-ozzy makes a lot more sense.
posted by Caduceus at 8:46 PM on May 6, 2009 [2 favorites]

I really, really love this podcast. Regrettably, I'm not very hooked into Mefi Music, in part because of my wonky connection at work and in part because I have to find ways to force myself not to be on here ALL THE TIME, so this the perfect way to still get to hear at least a little bit of the great music folks are producing. Thanks, cortex.
posted by scody at 8:57 PM on May 6, 2009

In the second episode of the Metafilter Music Podcast supplement, cortex interviews new mefite raisindebt.
posted by cortex to MeFi Podcast at 6:28 PM

dersins also enjoys this style of referring to himself.
posted by dersins at 9:19 PM on May 6, 2009 [1 favorite]

Yeah, there's a ton of stuff going up, but just because there's too much doesn't mean you should stop doing these.

Yeah, I didn't mean to be like dramatic "oh no there is too much music i cannot do teh podcasts" or anything. I've really enjoyed putting them together so far and totally intend to keep at it.

Just a roundabout way of saying, sheeit, there's a lot of good music to be had. I Should Have Such Problems, as my grandmother might say.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:22 PM on May 6, 2009

Yeah, I dunno, dersins. I can't settle on whether it makes more sense to make the blurb sort of clear about agency or to get all hyper-comfy and be like "I I I" or what. I guess it seems sort of stilted the way it is right now.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:23 PM on May 6, 2009

Glad to see, er, hear this new series continuing. Thanks, cortex.
Should this have come up in my regular podcast feed already, or is there a new feed to sign up for, or will the music podcasts only be listenable through the player on the site? Will all good things come to those who wait?
posted by roombythelake at 9:27 PM on May 6, 2009

I believe it should be showing up in the normal podcast feed for the time being. We might tweak that in the long run, but for the moment it's just an "off-week" episode of the podcast as far as the system is concerned.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:34 PM on May 6, 2009

I dunno how all that works, but itunes is still showing scatterplots and baseball porn as the latest.
posted by boo_radley at 10:49 PM on May 6, 2009

After only two episodes, this has become the only music podcast that I don't have to skip tracks to enjoy.

Granted I only listen to two music podcasts, but All Songs Considered can suck it anyway.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 10:57 PM on May 6, 2009

Wow! A little editorial coverage of the music page is highly effective. Great tunes. Big thanks for featuring Dive Bar by markulus because I would have missed that one quite regrettably.

I missed the first so I'll be going there next.
posted by dagosto at 2:32 AM on May 7, 2009

I thought the 3rd person self-reference was funny. I'm easily amused though.

This is great, again!
posted by P.o.B. at 3:15 AM on May 7, 2009

Thanks for something awesome to listen to this morning, in particular because some of these tracks were on my list of stuff to listen to when I got to work.
posted by uncleozzy at 6:05 AM on May 7, 2009

Oops, I forgot to throw this into the podcast system, so people subscribed via iTunes should start seeing it soon today instead of yesterday.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 6:41 AM on May 7, 2009

I really like the format of having the interview in one block instead of splitting it out between songs. It is really good in terms of continuity for the interview and, in my opinion, it's also better to have several songs in a row, uninterrupted. If one is expected to vote, I would vote to keep that format.

And raisindebt was a great choice. He is really fucking good, isn't he? The two songs he has posted sound like instant classics for the site.
posted by micayetoca at 6:49 AM on May 7, 2009

My drive to work is just about 30 minutes, so this will be perfect for my commute this morning. You knew that, right? Thanks!
posted by rtha at 6:53 AM on May 7, 2009

Holy crap, Jairus is Jairus Khan of Ad.ver.sary? Small world!
posted by infinitywaltz at 10:16 AM on May 7, 2009

This is great - thanks for doing this, cortex, and thanks to all the great musicians!
posted by Bearman at 10:37 AM on May 7, 2009

That was fantastic, and perfectly timed for my commute. Can't wait for the next one!
posted by rtha at 10:48 AM on May 7, 2009

Awesome. Thanks again, cortex.
posted by ORthey at 2:55 PM on May 7, 2009

I always read uncleozzy as un-cleoz-zy for some reason.

Crikey, me too! And I'm still doing it!

Oh - and cheers for the podcasts - good stuff.
posted by freya_lamb at 2:57 PM on May 7, 2009

Oh hey! gmm is the genius behind one of my favorite songs, Spider Eyes, aka the Italian crime-detective remix of the Spider-Man theme.

And now that I've gotten that sudden realization out of the way, huge fan of the podcast. Wonderful music, everyone, and thanks cortex!
posted by bettafish at 2:10 AM on May 8, 2009

I had no idea about this podcast or that one of my efforts was a "favourite" - I am, as we say this side of the pond, gobsmacked! You have absolutely made my weekend and I'm immensely flattered to be included. I've just cracked open a bottle of ale and...well....cheers guys!
posted by MajorDundee at 1:54 PM on May 8, 2009

Thanks so much for this cortex.
As someone who very rarely visits music, I find that the weekly format works really well.
posted by motdiem2 at 11:53 AM on May 10, 2009

Honored to be in such superb company! Thanks for the great work, cortex.
posted by markulus at 12:16 PM on May 13, 2009

Having one of my tunes featured in a previous podcast (which I didn't know existed till people started commenting on the tune I uploaded) gave me motivation to record and post more ... so, for me at least, the hard work in putting it together doesn't go unappreciated.
posted by Admira at 8:59 PM on May 13, 2009

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