episode 169

Hello.

I found myself watching a television programme the other morning where trendy hipsters were turning doing tricks on “snowboards”. Accompanying the filming of these athletic groovsters was a typically annoying commentator informing the audience of the numerous tricks and stunts being performed.

“Oh my gosh. A half-scratch-rail-grind…with a nose twist! Unbelievable.”

The commentator was one of those types where it’s hard to tell if they actually know anything about what they’re watching, or are just reading random phrases from a printed sheet of paper placed in front of them.

As I was pondering this, I heard a phrase that (for me at least) seemed to sum up the idiotic presenting style currently preferred by most media outlets:

“Ooooooooooooh, like an angel giving birth…that was beautiful.”

I don’t wish to repeat my response to this commentator’s description of a person contorting their body mid-air with their feet strapped to an oversized ski, but let’s just say the majority of  words spat from my mouth are not likely to appear in the television programme Countdown.

Here is the tracklisting for this episode:

1. Pour Toujours, Julie Doiron, Desormais:
www.jagjaguwar.com

2. In The Belly Of Gorgul, Christian Bjorklund, Skapmat EP:
www.phonocake.org

3. FunkiLoopi, Deework, Discoveri:
www.bedroomresearch.com

4. Hexadecimal Genome, Bit Shifter:
www.bit.shifter.net

5. Dead Rabbits, Cousin Lou, Moody Dollar:
www.belugarecordings.com

6. Someone By His Side, Four Man Ghost:
www.bluebabyrecordings.com

7. Between My Thighs, dsico, Touch Me (Not Like That):
www.myspace.com

This episode was originally broadcast on 4th November 2008. Please visit www.marvinsuicide.org for previous shows and more information. Plus I would love it (and I really do mean that) if you were to send an e-mail to: marvin’AT’marvinsuicide.org (please replace ‘AT’ with @).

 
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