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Toadcast #267 – The Salfordcast

posttag Salford is to Manchester pretty much what Leith is to Edinburgh – the scummy port town which is close enough to be pretty much part of the city, but still maintains a separate identity. And indeed Salford may be a good way behind Leith in this aspect, but it too seems to be slowly becoming nicer and nicer, and shrugging off some of its rough image. Salford has a very long way to go I suppose, but there does seem to be a fair bit of decent arty stuff happening down there at the moment, which tends to be how these things start.

Anyhow, on Sunday I am going to down to Salford for the Sounds From the Other City festival.  There will be stages booked by all sorts of excellent Manchester promoters, like Comfortable on a Tightrope, Underachievers, Now Wave and Manchester Scenewipe, and plenty of people knocking around who I haven’t seen for a while, so I am rather looking forward to it.

I also get the chance to see my Granddad and have a wee whisky together on Saturday night, which will be excellent. My Granddad and I get on really well these days, but when I first moved to England and spent some of my first year at university living at his house it wasn’t always the case for various reasons. Consequently, the fact that we get on so well is something we both take great pleasure from and make sure we don’t take for granted, which is a nice thing.  Whisky: bringing people together since the 1400s.

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01. Black Market Karma – Sole Abuser (00.21)
02. Rob St. John – Charcoal Black and the Bonny Grey (09.14)
03. Virgin of the Birds – Christiane (16.15)
04. Powerdove – Love Walked In (22.21)
05. Still Caves – Dutch (26.17)
06. Laura Viers – Shadow Blues (35.27)
07. Suuns – Powers of Ten (42.02)
08. Kate & Anna McGarrigle – Swimming Song (47.21)
09. Weavers – Kisses Sweeter Than Wine (49.47)
10. Adam Stafford – Please (57.35)

12 witty ripostes to Toadcast #267 – The Salfordcast

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    Nice comparison, but The Smiths don’t come from this end of Edinburgh,
    so not sure it does Salford justice 😉

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    Yeah? Yeah? Well what about the… what about, er, the… Proclaimers?

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    Aye, they’re spot on, not like that colourful lot.

    Glad you got to mention The Strokes and The Proclaimers in the same day.

    You’ll be reviewing Frank Turner next!

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    I have actually, in the past. His first album, I think. But I don’t talk about it now.

    I even mentioned U2 yesterday.

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    The new one is his best since the early one (love ire and song)

    U2 ! good work. Although seeing them live was shit

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    I’m fairly certain that any dissing of Frank is now a capital offense. Communal singing at its best

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    there I was listening to the podcast while pootling along doing other stuff all the way through and then Adam Stafford…..that’s incredible. ta

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    for the first time ever TPM…I can’t find a link to buy it!

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    I agree cogstar, Frank’s a good bloke

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    He may be a good bloke, but the Great Bunch of Lads Clause says that that doesn’t necessarily mean he is much cop at music. And he isn’t, as it turns out.

    Adam Stafford, on the other hand, is fucking ace.

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    He’s a good songwriter a great entertainer, and his band are a great bunch of lads apparently.

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    Oh God.

    Cogstar, the Adam pre-order link will go up in a week or so. Sorry to tease.

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