RatholeRadio EP 19

Okay okay so I went along to another evening of music and fun with Dan Lynch and his now famous Rat Hole Radio. The evening started particularly well starting out with;

EclectekWe are going to eclecfunk your ass
by ECLECTEK
electronic hiphop drumnbass
This was right up my street and nearly had me jumping around the room with glow sticks. After whoops and applause in irc.freenode.net #ratholeradio not mention a lots of back slapping and “Cor that was good” Dan eased us into the next track like some professional. Professional what has yet to be deter mind though.

The Dada WeathermanPainted Dream
by The Dada Weatherman
folk blues pop rock
Yet another reasonable song, jigging around in the arm chair with laptop on my lap and head phones on the dog looked at me as if to say “Shall I bite him or pee on him to put him out?” because by now I was pretty much on fire.

Music is my lifeMusic Is My Life
by Chuckie Akenz
I’m not really a fan of Rap music there are one or two songs I don’t mind but I’m afraid this one was not my cup of tea which is interesting as it was at this point I decided to make one, a cup of tea that is.

deadbeatguitaristDon’t Come Around Here
by Steve Baer
So Steve sang to us, OK it was a recording of Steve singing, sad to say again it wasn’t really my cup of tea, I wouldn’t say it was “Get that rubbish off” bad just not what I’d normally listen to.

Alternative CosmeticsSpace
by Alternative Cosmetics
electronic synthesizer
This song started out quit mellow and I thought it was going to fall into my usual category of “Ah see free music, rubbish, what can I say” but it actually got better by the end even if it was a long time getting there. Not worthy of a download for me but worth listening to all the same.

ColoursColours
by Entertainment For The Braindead
OK so I admit it, this song/female singer had me going I seem to remember making some spurious comment in the IRC channel about smearing whipped cream and honey on my chest or was it a dream I had? Anyway really nice pleasant song and well worth a listen.

The Shed Collective – Unkle Perv-E – CC BY-SA Licensed
Dan did play this one I cant find it to re-listen so cant make any comment about it.

Scape GoatDices
by Scape Goat
What can I say? I hated it, I’m not a heavy metal fan and it was all I could stopping myself stabbing a Biro in my upper thigh to relieve the agony being inflicted on my ears. To be fair Dan did warn me he was going to play some metal and I suppose I cant expect to only hear the stuff I like.

Dan then serenaded us with his own version “It Ain’t Me Babe” by Bob Dylan. To be fair Dan’s not too bad a singer although I personally didn’t think much to the song but it made a nice change to have some Live music which was proven by Dan getting some of the words wrong apparently. Actually he was a bit silly to own up to it I would have been none the wiser if he had of kept quiet.

Black EraYour own purple
by Black Era
Another female singer, not that it should make any difference, bit of a strange one this one reminded me of some of the ‘Experimental’ music I’ve heard on Jamendo not amongst my most favorite 3.51 minutes spent but hey by now it was after 10pm what else was I going to do? Not worth a download but I suppose worth a listen just to see if you like it.

Dan played the OggCamp10 promo which was nice although I’m sure he based his ‘Flash Harry‘ salesman character on me so I shall be suing him based on future earnings given that he is starting to become famous in the Linux community.

CavashawnOut of my mind
by Cavashawn
We finished off with a really good track which I would have said was indie had a nice sort of grungy feel to it so made it a good choice to end the evening. Have a listen you’ll probably like this one I did.

I’m really starting to enjoy RatholeRadio to be honest I’m not sure why I didn’t listen from day one. Theres a small, friendly gathering in the IRC channel most of them are from Linux Outlaws although there are one two people who are there purely for the music, either that or Dan’s paid them to be there to make up the numbers.

Dan records the show every other Sunday Bi-Weekly, at around 9.00pm UK time you really feel that he is playing those songs to you personally a bit like having your own DJ I certainly enjoy the show, even the awful Metal rubbish. Next Sunday head over to http://ratholeradio.org/ or the live stream: http://65.60.11.2:8216/live and get in the IRC channel irc.freenode.net #ratholeradio I look forward to seeing you there next week.

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Rat Hole Radio

Last night I gatecrashed the RatholeRadio podcast this is created by The Hubcap King of Liverpool Mr. Dan Lynch esq. I’m not a big fan of free music although I am totally in favour of the concept of free music, a heck of a lot of the free music I’ve heard on Jamendo has been pretty awful in my opinion, Jamendo is a sort of YouTube for music so you’ll get everything from the budding professional to the scary guy recording his cat taking a dump!

Last night I gatecrashed the RatholeRadio podcast this is created by The Hubcap King of Liverpool Mr. Dan Lynch esq. I’m not a big fan of free music although I am totally in favour of the concept of free music, a heck of a lot of the free music I’ve heard on Jamendo has been pretty awful in my opinion, Jamendo is a sort of YouTube for music so you’ll get everything from the budding professional to the scary guy recording his cat taking a dump!

Dan, who is not only an avid music fan but also Co Host of Linux Outlaws, has been running this podacst for some time now and is currently on episode 17. Dan records each episode Live and has a live video feed a live sound stream http://65.60.11.2:8216/live and an IRC channel on Freenode #ratholeradio I’ve never listened to or attended any of Dan’s recordings based simply on my gut feeling that “It might not be your cup of tea” as Dan so succinctly put it.

But I was a bit bored and craved some IRC time but ideally at a new venue, ratholeradio seems like a good idea so I headed off for a giggle fully expecting some god awful vocalist singing about nasal hairs or a cacophony produced by some Guitar Hero amoeba in the back of a burnt out Ford Thames. I was sort of right seeing Jono Bacon was going to be a guest on the show and that Dan intended to play some tracks from his group Severed Fifth, now I’m not a fan of heavy metal so was not really looking forward to this segment of the show.

I have to say over all I was very impressed apart from one and a half of the Severed Fifth tracks (I liked the first minute or so of The Lake then it went all pear shaped) Dan started off with a pretty good track by The Heavens from Leeds which while not being my usual choice didn’t make me want to throw the speaker out the window. By the second track I was happily tapping my foot while chatting away to pretty much most of the Internet crowd I hang around with on a daily basis. Jono’s interview got off to a bad start some of us using the Live Video Feed couldn’t hear him so I quickly switched to the Sound Stream and there was those dulcet tones we all know so well, actually it made a nice change to listen to him talk about something else rather than Ubuntu or even Linux for that matter!

After the usual “Thank you luvey, Ooh what a marvellous crowd, I love you all” we said goodbye to Jono and launched into the second half of the show by now I was fairly relaxed and enjoying Dan’s laid back voice walking us through the description of the next track it almost started to feel like one of those Jazz clubs you often see on TV a few people sitting around talking, drinking and enjoying the entertainment what makes it nice is its not big what I mean is when I was in #ratholeradio there was about 20+ people in the IRC channel that meant there was a manageable level of chatter going on and it didn’t distract you from listening to what Dan was playing.

I can only see good things for RatholeRadio in my opinion it works on two levels firstly its a good place to hang out if you just want to listen to some music while hooking up with friends or if your hungry to hear groups and types of music you wouldn’t ordinarily listen to, I may well drop in again from time to time and see what other delights the big man can show us.

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