Friday, June 24, 2011

THE 404 SPECIAL - PROGRAMME 21 - TRACKS

Once upon a time in the Land of Pod, there was a silly old man who - for reasons we won't go into at this time - called himself Richard Cray.

Every week on a Friday, he would pretend he was the driver of an imaginary train he referred to as The 404 Special, offering up silly songs over the public address system to the few people still willing to travel with him.

On this particular Friday, he offered up:

ROB PARAVONIAN Children’s Song
MATT GRIFFO Go to Bed, Little Darling
PROJECT SISYPHUS The Emo Girl’s Favorite Things
JEFF KORNBERG What a Lousy Day
WORM QUARTET My Apologies
BEN TWISTED One Time
ROB BALDER Never Say Never
ROBERT LUND Hey, Old Stripper
FLAT 29 You’re an Old Lady Who Used to Be Hot
THE VOLUME BROTHERS I’ve Turned Into My Dad
TVs KYLE Good Advice

But sadly, before the train had reached its destination, the regular commuters decided they'd had enough of his announcements and strangled him with the communication cord, taking every precaution to make it look like suicide.

And they all lived happily ever after.

The End.

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Friday, June 17, 2011

THE 404 SPECIAL - PROGRAMME 20 - TRACKS

Today, The 404 Special opens up its buffet car, with warm watered-down alcoholic beverages, mouldy food-to-go, and refried salmonella on offer at inflated prices, all served with the medical intervention of your choice.

Please form an orderly queue for the one working lavatory as you listen to:

ROB PARAVONIAN She Brings Me Beer
MARC GUNN St Patrick Never Drank
TVs KYLE Mr Sandwich
ODD AUSTIN Taco Bell
PINK STEEL Sausage Party
STEVE GOODIE What’s in My Hot Dog?
JAY FOREMAN Matthew and Ben
ROBERT LUND & SPAFF Midol
FLAT 29 Cook Up a Little Bit of Love

How's their cooking? Visit their websites and tell them. They're listed in the right-hand gutter of this very blog. (Don't bother looking in the left-hand gutter - that's tomorrow's dinner.)

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Friday, June 10, 2011

THE 404 SPECIAL - PROGRAMME 19 - TRACKS

Celebrities. Don't you just love 'em?

One minute they're taking out superinjunctions to protect their privacy; the next they're parading three generations of their family around a football field.

That's sort of where we start with today's 404 Special, winding our way through the whole murky waters of charitable causes championed by over-earnest famous people, and ending up roughly dissecting the state of the world - Hollywood, in particular.

(It's not an excuse to poke fun at a few famous people and some dodgy films and TV programmes, honest.)

Hoping for that Conan guest spot today are:

STEVE GOODIE Calling Dr Phil
JONNI MUSIC Preoccupied by the War
JEFF KORNBERG Fuck the Earth
NUCLEAR BUBBLE WRAP Act Pottery
FLAT 29 FEAT. THE GREAT LUKE SKI & CARRIE DAHLBY Sneaking Snacks into the Cinema
TOM SMITH New Moon
ROBERT LUND The Awful Truth About Hannah Montana
LOTZIE WEAVER They Can’t Stop You Laughing

Use the links in the right-hand gutter of this blog to visit the websites of these and other fine musical comedians, buy some of their CDs, and get them on the telly ahead of all those air-headed reality show trollops, gosh darn it.

Friday, June 3, 2011

THE 404 SPECIAL - PROGRAMME 18 - TRACKS

Sometimes on The 404 Special, no matter how hard we try, the already tenuous thematic links between songs completely break down.

For example, planning for this edition began with the rough description Consumer Goods, then adopted an even-rougher episode title of How We Spend Our Disposable Income, before resting on the frankly awkward House and Home, and the Things We Fill it With. Which was all very well until we got to the last track and realized - way too late - that it was a song about voyeurism, rather than window coverings.

Despite this, today's tracks still manage to complement each other remarkably well, we think. So perhaps it is best to consider today's show as an audio equivalent of aesthetically-pleasing interior design.

Ladies and Gentlemen, your 30-Minute Makeover team for today is:

ODD AUSTIN Kenmore Fridge
JAY FOREMAN Calypso
STEVE GOODIE Ice Cream Man
POWER SALAD Electric Razor Blues
PROJECT SISYPHUS Butt-floss Girl
FLAT 29 DIY Lovin’
ROB PARAVONIAN Particle Board
ROBERT LUND With Blinds Wide Open

Links to artist websites can be found in the right-hand gutter of this blog.

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