Month: October 2007

MikeyPod 109 | Conversation with Division Day

Talking touring, death metal and David Sylvian with the members of Division Day before their show at Brooklyn’s Union Hall.

Check out Bumpershine for pics from the show.

Music (not CC licensed):
Plowed – Division Day
Darkest Birds – Nine Horses
You Suffer – Napalm Death
Reversible – Division Day

Buy Division Day’s latest, Beartrap Island on iTunes or from eenie meenie records

Special thanks to Angela Poe for arranging the interview on such short notice!

This podcast is kindly sponsored by Podcast Ready.


Oceans of Dearth

Before the interview with Division Day at Union Hall last Thursday, Ryan (d-day’s guitarist) mentioned Gary Numan‘s album, Dance, which he has been listening to recently.

I bought the album about a year ago on e-music and after giving it a few casual listens on the subway, it fell into the abyss that is my ever expanding 120 GB music collection. So of course, the only comment I had about the album (which features the great Mick Karn on Bass) was regret that I had forgotten about it before I really gave it much of a listen.

As much as I love the extremely easy access to music that the internet provides, I really miss the days when buying a CD or two was more of an event. I discovered new music through my friends who were as obsessed as I was or reading music magazines. Buying a CD meant finding out about it, going to the music store to buy it, taking it home and then sitting down and listening to it while reading the liner notes. Don’t even get me started on the joy of making mix tapes sitting on the floor in front of my stereo surrounded by CD cases and an ashtray overflowing with butts.

Today, my rss reader is clogged with entries from music blogs that I rarely read because I get so overwhelmed with the number of unread entries (currently 2687) and the rate at which I download music makes it impossible to really listen to anything all that closely. Oh yeah… and I gave up smoking years ago.

Still, I don’t seem able to slow down. Like a Chihuahua who eats and eats until he pukes, how can I not continue? Is it just a matter of creating a more complex list of iTunes playlists, or maybe I should go back to buying CDs and start listening to music away from the computer where instant messages and twitters drive me from really paying attention to what I am listening too. Is there a way to live in both the past and present of consuming music and maintain a useful balance between them?

[tags]mp3, division day, gary numan, mick karn, iTunes, compact discs, blogs [/tags]

MikeyPod 108 | Soundseeing in NYC and Phone Calls

I had some time to kill and the Marantz recorder in my bag so I did a soundseeing tour of NYC: Hell’s Kitchen, Times Square and the West Side of Central Park, right by the Diana Ross Playground. Cameo appearances by Rob and Andy

Music (not CC licensed):
More Than This and Tigers by Division Day

Look for my interview with the members of Division Day on Monday!

This podcast is sponsored by Podcast Ready


not dead!

Sorry no podcast for so long. I am currently getting settled into my new apartment in Jersey City and starting a business! Once I get a desk and set up my studio, I will be back to rockin’ the podcasts. Stay tuned!