It’s a rare occasion that I’m glad to choose one show over another, but it appears last night, I made a wise choice. I’d originally planned on seeing Cinderella at the Crossroads, but passed, due to a 45 commute in a pickup with no AC.
The Record Bar was a far better option, especially as my friend Christine was driving. Driving in her AC-laden car, I might add. Then I hear Cinderella canceled. Punk rock triumphs over hair metal yet again.
Our good buddy Sam North over at Traffic Street Records has posted the first of what we hope will be many, many podcasts. He’s calling it “Word On the Street,” and the details are as follows:
“On Thursday afternoon, I decided rather abruptly that I wanted to do a Traffic Street podcast. […] Anyway, I recorded it on Thursday when the impulse first hit, but was feeling self-conscious and wasn’t sure if I wanted to post it at all. I didn’t like the way my voice sounded, I didn’t think the things I had to say were interesting -you know… the usual self-doubt stuff. But I decided this morning to throw caution to the wind and just post it. I did my best to get all of the levels right between the speaking parts and all of the different songs, but I didn’t have headphones on me to test the volume with anything other than my computer’s built-in speaker, so there’s a chance it could use some adjusting.”
North promises a lot of music from the likes of Nuthouse faves like Off With Their Heads and No High Fives to Bullshit, as well as unreleased tracks from upcoming releases.
Sam also promises iTunes linkages and an RSS feed if demand is good. Hit him up with positive e-mails and such. The world needs more good punk podcasts.
Download “Word On the Street” #001. (left click, Mediafire)