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Pride Podcast and My Top Five Cunning Linguists

We got an amazing response for the PRIDE podcast (we broke the site records for hits in a day twice)! Thanks for all your suggestions and hope you enjoy your collective efforts.

Download it here

Pride Podcast.mp3

For next week, we’re looking for My Top Five Cunning Linguists. These are people who can sing in foreign languages. At the moment I’ve chosen all non-English speakers who sing in English but you can go the other way too if you like. So here are mine what are yours?

My Top Five Cunning Linguists

5. Phoenix, Long Distance Call

4. CSS, Music is My Hot Hot Sex

3. Deerhoof, The Galaxist

2. I’m From Barcelona, Treehouse

1. Jens Lekman, Black Cab

NEWS: I’m giving away free tickets to Damon & Naomi at Dublin Metblogs


June 19, 2008 Posted by | Gay, Music, My Top Five, Podcast, PRIDE | 10 Comments

MT5 Intro Podcast and My Top Five PRIDE songs

We have a new jingle! It was very difficult choosing between all the great ideas (and Queen). Check out the songs here.

Intro Podcast.mp3

For next week, I’ve been told it’s the Dublin Pride Festival. So we’re going to do a Top 5 Pride Songs. I’m not really sure what constitutes a gay pride song but I’m open minded to how you want to interpret it. I’ll be leaving the Top 5 to a few esteemed members of Dublin’s Gay Music Snob community but I’ll leave some suggestions in the comment box too.

June 12, 2008 Posted by | Dublin, Gay, Music, My Top Five, Podcast, PRIDE | 20 Comments

Story Podcast and My Top Five My Top Five intros

Kudos people! (Or Golf Claps if you’re Jenna) I really liked your suggestions for the Songs that tell stories podcast.

Download it here

Story Podcast.mp3

For next week, to celebrate 6 months of My Top Five, we are looking for a new intro jingle. So send us your suggestions! It can be any style, any genre, any part of a song (need about 10 seconds so specify where). It can be the intro, a vocal part, a riff or solo, trumpet blast, ANYTHING! As long as it sounds good we’ll take it on board.

For example, here are My Top Five My Top Five new intros

5. Silver Lining, Beulah. The cool surf guitar and trumpet intro after the bass

4. Always New Depths, Bloc Party. Another catchy little guitar riff intro.

3. Pencil Rot, Stephen Malkmus. The weird intro that sounds like a guitar synth spaceship attack

2. Korobeiniki (The “Tetris” Song), Ozma. The chorus?

1. Alternative Ulster, That slow, itchy guitar build up at the very beginning.


My Top Five Regular Senor Pedro Monscooch has made his own mashup mixtape. Check it out here.

June 5, 2008 Posted by | Music, My Top Five, Podcast | 7 Comments

Barbeque Podcast and My Top Five Songs that tell stories

Well I think we jinxed the weather by announcing the bbq podcast but it turned out pretty great and hopefully the weather will too!

Download it here

Barbeque podcast.mp3

For the next podcast we’re looking for your top songs which tell stories. They can be funny, romantic, depressing or relate to something that happened to you. Here are My Top Five, what are yours?

5. Barenaked Ladies, The Old Apartment

4. Daft Punk, Digital Love

3. Bright Eyes, At The Bottom of Everything

2. The Beatles, Rocky Racoon

1. Johnny Cash- A Boy Named Sue

May 29, 2008 Posted by | Barbeque, Music, My Top Five, Podcast | 12 Comments

Instrumental Podcast and My Top Five Barbeque Songs

Woah! There was so many suggestions for the instrumental podcast I squished in 12 songs to make it the longest podcast so far. For the people I missed out, I PROMISE I will play something for you next week.

Download the Instrumental Podcast here

Instrumental Podcast.mp3

For next week, the Barbeque season is well underway and I’m the one who always makes BBQ mixtapes so I thought I might share some of my favourites. Here are My Top Five Barbeque Songs, what are yours?

5. Feel Good By Numbers, The Go Team!

4. Love Me Like You, Magic Numbers

3. Fresh Feeling, Eels

2. Score from Augusta, Beulah

1. If She Wants Me, Belle and Sebastian

May 22, 2008 Posted by | Barbeque, Instrumental, Music, My Five, My Top Five, Podcast | 13 Comments

Soundtracks Podcast and My Top Five Instrumental Songs

Another week, another bunch of great songs, thanks guys! Listen to your Soundtracks Podcast here

Soundtracks Podcast.mp3

Keeping in similar lines to the soundtracks, this week we’re looking for instrumental tracks. Sometimes you don’t want lyrics (like studying or reading) and other times the music is so fantastic you don’t need lyrics. So let’s listen to the musicians shine, here are My Top Five Instrumental Tracks

5. Halo Benders, Rebels Got a Hole in it

4. Super Extra Bonus Party, Propeller

3. Metronomy, You Could Easily have me

2. Nomo, Nu Tones

1. Mogwai, You Don’t Know Jesus

May 15, 2008 Posted by | Instrumental, Music, My Five, My Top Five, Podcast, soundtracks | 20 Comments

Solo/Side Project Podcast and My Top Five Soundtrack Songs

Thanks for the solo/side project suggestions! I was surprised (but secretly happy) not to see Thom Yorke.

Download the podcast here

SoloSide Project Podcast.mp3

This week promises to be another monster of a podcast as we are doing My Top Five Soundtrack Songs! There are so many, I could have done a Top Five on John Williams alone. So here are My Five (I really struggled to get it down to 5 but you don’t have to), what are yours?

5. Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters

4. Yen on a Carousel, Ocean’s Twelve

3. Clubbed to Death, The Matrix

2. Gabriel’s Oboe, The Mission

1. Indiana Jones Theme, Indiana Jones

May 8, 2008 Posted by | Music, My Top Five, Podcast, soundtracks | 15 Comments

Nialler9’s Sunshine Mix

There’s nothing we appreciate more than a well made mixtape. So it’s no surprse we’re well impressed with Nialler9‘s summer mixtape.

Check it out here.

MyLeftVentricle has her latest Lolomix out too here. It’s about Sleep.

Any other mixtapers I’ve forgotten? Graham Linehan does one occasionally.

May 8, 2008 Posted by | Bloggers, mixtapers, Music | 1 Comment

Driving Podcast and My Top Five Solo/Side Projects

Thanks everyone for helping with the Driving Songs! Check out the podcast here.

Driving Podcast.mp3

So for next week we’re paying homage for those who want to break out of their pack and start something new and different. It’s My Top Five Solo/Side Projects! We’re not going to be picky about what constitutes a side project. Is every off shoot from Broken Social Scene a side project? We will allow it! So here are mine what are yours?

5. Stephen Malkmus

4. Feist

3. The Raconteurs

2. Frank Black

1. Gorillaz

May 1, 2008 Posted by | Driving, Music, My Top Five, Podcast | 13 Comments

Alternative Singers Podcast and My Top Five Driving Songs

A brilliant crop of songs from you guys helped make this one of my favourite podcasts so far. Download it here.

Alternative Singers Podcast.mp3

So with the weather picking up and a Bank Holiday on the horizon, I thought about doing My Top Five Driving Songs for next week. Just imagine the wind in your hair, an empty road and just kicking back through those miles. A lot of songs I would normally play were already on my workout podcast but here are mine, what are yours?

My Top Five Driving Songs

5. I Turn my Camera On, Spoon

4.Ballad of the Lonely Argonaut, Beulah

3.Unforgettable Season, Cut Copy

2. Don’t Stop Me Now, Queen

1. Let’s Get Out of The Country, Camera Obscura

April 24, 2008 Posted by | Driving, Music, My Top Five, Podcast, Singers | 11 Comments