Thursday, December 27, 2007

Back to Work

Well, it's been my first day back at work. I made a pile of money, and that will help pay off the debt I incurred in the two months I had off. Doctor gave me all this time off, but, since I am self employed there was no money in the government coffers to pay myself with. A wash.

I hope my podcasts are making someone's day better. I am in touch with many acts and they are happy to allow me to use their mp3 tracks.

Please, if you have any sort of comment, please leave one. I see a lot of downloads and listens, but I have no feedback.


DJ Talbot (Eric)

12-25-07 zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Most boring Christmas ever: 2007.
Takes the number one spot when my psycho girlfriend's sister told to me shut the f*ck" up" on Christmas Eve. I wasn't even talking to her, but she decided to pipe in because she didn't like me being a male. I can protect my wife without controlling her.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Funkyzeit mit Talbot

Like Sugar Popcast 4
Hear it on my myspace page or hear it here:
Myspace listeners, please add these swell acts to your friends lists and take a listen to their music. I need comments on the Odeo page and on the myspace page, so spam me!

Division Kent - L’Heure Blue

(fill) Air – Alone In Kyoto

The Wombats – Let’s Dance To Joy Division

Tullycraft – The Punks Are Writing Lovesongs

(fill) Little Name – A Life Such As Mine

*Jezebel – Obvious

Old ‘97’s – Murder (or A Heart Attack)
Voxtrot – Mothers, Sisters, Daughters, Wives

The Icicles – Sugar Sweet

The April Skies – Rise and Rise Again**
The Insect Guide – David Hero

Bedroom Eyes – Motorcycle Daydream

Dirty On Purpose – Send Me An Angel (cover)

British Sea Power – Down On The Ground

Trembling Blue Stars – Idyllwild

(fill) Heartbeats On A Knife) – Mashup: Grizzly Bear vs. The Knife

Untogether – Lush***

The Magnetic Fields – I Don’t Want To Get Over You

*DJs , podcasters, bloggers contact me for mp3s from Jezebel. I am promoting these guys here in San Diego and beyond!
** The April Skies are from Hershey, PA (same town as The Ocean Blue!).
*** In a bizarre footnote to their career, Lush's version of The Rubinoos song, "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend," (retitled "I Wanna Be Your Girlfriend" for Lush's authorized version) was cited in a 2007 lawsuit filed by the Rubinoos against Avril Lavigne, whose song "Girlfriend" allegedly bears remarkable similarities to the Lush cover of the Rubinoos song.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

More Indie-pop

I just uploaded Popcast 4. You can stream it from the the player on this page or go directly to Odeo and download it.
The 51 MB file is also at Z-share.
Track-listing coming soon.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Sambassadeur "Final say" - free MP3 single

Sambassadeur "Final say" - free MP3 single

Second single from Sambassadeur's masterpiece "Migration" is their most luxurious track to date. With Miami Vice-percussion, a choir that seems to be singing underground and galloping guitars "Final say" is bound to dominate any tasteful dance floors in the year 2008. Truly wonderful!

"Anna Persson's whispery vocals are still a big part of the group's charm, but her words get outshone here by the jet-set production: massive 1980s synth-pop snares, skittering hi-hats, and touches of tropical percussion underlie a deft, trebly guitar riff and reverb-dripping synths" PITCHFORK

"Final say" is released on CD single on January 30. Until then, please enjoy this free MP3 download.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

An explanation of "C-86" and or the "C-86 sound"

Could someone please offer me ?
"C-86" was the name of an influential cassette and album put out by the Brit music mag NME in 1986. It was modeled on their earlier cassette from 1981 called "C-81" which had introduced a number of young new bands like Orange Juice and Aztec Camera. C-86 had tracks by the Wedding Present, Soup Dragons, Mighty Lemon Drops, Pastels, Bodines, Primal Scream, Close Lobsters, other bands of a type called at the time "shambling" or "anorak" pop for their jangly-strummy guitars, hyper-melodic songs, and slightly-out-tune vocals, emphasizing all the classic points of the now-familiar indiepop style. There were also a number of songs in a rather different vein from other, crustier, Brit indie styles, like Stump and Half Man Half Biscuit and all that Ron Johnson stuff. But it was the indiepop songs like "This Boy Can Wait", "Therese", "Velocity Girl" and so on that struck deeply in the hearts of pathetic little unpopular wankers like us, and started something of a revolution that eventually turned into "twee" and Sarah and all the rest. When you see "C-86" as a reference point around here, that's what they're referring to - a particular style of pre-Sarah British indiepop that encompasses lots of bands that weren't on C-86 as well, like Talulah Gosh and so on.

Eux Autres - Live Show in San Diego

Eux Autres

December, 14 2007 at Kensington Club
w/ Red Pony Clock, Fishboy
4079 Adams Ave, San Diego, California 92116

Eux Autres, a Portland-based duo, plays pop music. The band consists of brother and sister Heather and Nicholas Larimer. Heather plays drums, Nicholas plays guitar, and they both sing. Practices frequently devolve into shoving matches.

Eux Autres write compact songs with sparse instrumentation. Their music has been unfairly described as “fun.” But while the surface of the songs might seem nonchalant, the lyrics offer skewed observations and fierce barbs. Most of their songs are about a) military history b) being "done wrong" or c) sports. Sadly, Eux Autres are the only people who notice this.

New CD, Cold City, released December 4 on Happy Happy Birthday to Me Records!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

New Mix Available - Shoegaze and Dreampop

Like Sugar Popcast – Shoegaze & Dreampop Special Edition – December 2007


(Fill) Slowdive – Souvlaki Space Station
(Fill) Moose – A Starting Point

The Shout Out Louds – Ill Wills

Gravenhurst – Hollow Man

Dirty On Purpose – Audience

Astrolab – When The Leaf Is Not Green

The Morning Paper – Fingers Crossed

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – Orchard Of My Eye

The Airfields – YR So Wonderful

Dirty On Purpose – Airfield Disaster

Available for download on z share:File Size: 27.97MB

Thursday, November 29, 2007


There are so many better mp3 and music blogs out there...I just meet the quality that they exude. Basically, this page is best for the little player on the right, where my mixes are always posted.
Read the little blue box down a little further for links to the stories on the better blogs.

Listening to the new Lasse Lindh and it reminds me of last night's Whole-Album-Listening that I occasionally force myself to experience (last night being Stars' "In Our Bedroom After the War"). I will need to try that one again. Tad disappointed with it. Lasse Lindh is very mellow too, but it has something twinkling about it.
I do like the Dirty On Purpose EP "Like Bees". Inspiring shoe gaze! Voxtrot and The Macabees continue to grow on me.

Last week's "Thanksgiving" Mix is still up on zshare:

Cheers -Eric

Monday, November 19, 2007

I'm Back

I have been away from the internet and just now re-connected.
Hope to update soon!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

The Moz

It's been a lame night of repeated Morrissey listenings (were you and he lovers?). Where did I get started in this? I think it was a cover or somesuch. Maybe it was my recent visit to my childhood neighborhood. It has much improved, but who would believe that Morrissey had found his way to my ears in such a place? I thank God for this one good thing about living in such a backwards place. I escaped.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007


Happy Halloween!
I am posting as many mixes as I can. Odeo crashes 9 out 10 times, when I try to upload a mix. So, if one appears, be happy along with me.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Like Sugar Podcast Three

I just posted the 3rd installment of the Like Sugar Podcast.
Here's the playlist:

Division Kent – She’s Going Places
The Radio Dept. – Bad Reputation
Divinyls – Science Fiction
Shout Out Louds – Impossible (Edit)
Motion Boys – Waiting To Happen (Clubbex Remix)
Eisley – Invasion
Stars – The Night Starts Here
Anything Box – Clean (Haias Edit)
De/Vision – Nine Lives
The Tough Alliance – Miami
Everyday Sensations – The Promise (When In Rome cover)

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

West Indian Girl

West Indian Girl’s forthcoming album, 4th & Wall, will be released October 23 on Milan Records.

The band’s first single, “Blue Wave”, is currently available on iTunes.

Leading up to the release of the new album, the band will be appearing at the Monterey Music Summit on Sunday, October 21

4th & Wall Tracklisting:
1. To Die in LA
2. Blue Wave
3. Sofia
4. All My Friends
5. Indian Ocean
6. Up the Coast
7. Solar Eyes
8. Lost Children
9. Back to You
10. Rise From the Dead
11. Get Up

Sunday, October 7, 2007


Some people hate 'em, some of us love 'em.
I am putting together an all covers hour for my brilliant and popular podcast!
I h ave some nice material from The Killers, Kie The Vez, Everyday Sensations, Venus Swirls, Starlet, The Radio Dept., and even The Ramones!

Stay tuned or whatever.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Flashback: 2 Old Shows Reposted

I am adding two old shows I recorded last year, early in my podcasting career. I took out the vocals, so as to avoid dating the show. Enjoy.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Shitdisco cancel American Tour : (

Per the band’s Myspace:

On Sunday afternoon, Joel became violently ill. An ambulance was called & he was kept in hospital overnight for tests, the doctors unsure of what was wrong. The next day he was discharged and went back to Newcastle to recuperate, but on Tuesday it started again and he was taken back to hospital.

From mysapce:
This has happened before and everytime the doctors have been unable to pin down the cause. In the past it has been written off as nervous exhaustion, but this time the doctors think there might be something else and they’re trying to figure it out. He has been moved to another hospital and today underwent exploratory surgery.

Unfortunately all this means we are left with no option but to cancel our North American tour. We are deeply sorry to anyone who was planning to come and see us, we’d been looking forward to this one for awhile and its a damn shame this had to happen when it did. Hopefully the doctors can figure out what is going wrong this time so Joel can make a full recovery.
Our thoughts are with his family.



Saturday, September 22, 2007

Get You - New Mix Up

I uploaded a new mix. It's only 12 minutes long and features:

Harris Robotis
The Dance Inc.
Trash Yourself & The Toxic Avenger

You can use the player on this page to hear it or go to my odeo page.


DJ Talbot

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Raveonettes Return

Raveonettes Return
from DiS

Chic Danish duo The Raveonettes have announced details regarding the release of Lust, Lust, Lust on Fierce Panda from November 5. In a move away from their underrated 2005 release Pretty In Black, Sune Rose Wagner and Sharin Foo have apparently returned to their original minimal groundings with pre-programmed drums and bass utilised again.

Though the sequence is still open to debate, the featured tracks are:

'Aly, Walk With Me'
'Dead Sound'
'Black Satin'
'Expelled From Love'
'You Want The Candy'
'Sad Transmisson'
'With My Eyes Closed'
'The Best Dies'

Monday, September 17, 2007

Free music from Trent! NIN

Trent says it's ok to steal music!:

Why not "steal" one of his songs?
DOWNLOAD (steal?) an mp3 Nine Inch Nails covering Joy Division here.

Colorado Judge Sentences Loud Rap Playing Pinheads
To Listen To Manilow And Barney Songs For An Hour.


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I don't drink coffee. Never had one cup.
This coffee place is changing their name.
I would have died at 12 if I knew there was a place called "Beaner's".

I missed this news:
THE former rally driving champion Colin McRae was killed and his five year-old son feared dead in a helicopter crash yesterday afternoon. The aircraft came down in Jerviswood, Lanarkshire, half a mile from the family's home and burst into flames just after 4pm.

I guess it's 'cuz I hate team sports and I never read the Sports section. Poor McRae family. God Bless...

How Do I Do It?

I am often not asked what gear I use to produce my stunningly brilliant mixes. So, once and for all, here is the answer.
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DJ Battle Mix. Imported from the U.K.

Club 8 - New Album!

Club 8
»The boy whocouldn't stop dreaming«
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Club 8 returns in the grandest of ways with their sophomore sixth album. "The boy who couldn't stop dreaming" is pop music at its most profound, balancing perfectly between sunshine and melancholia. Twelve songs that’ll make you sing along about death while dreaming of summer days. A glorious return to say the least!

Extra track and a tacky badge ...
Everyone who pre-orders »The boy who couldn't stop dreaming« from the Labrador shop will receive a free badge and an exclusive, previously unreleased bonus track. The bonus track will come in MP3 format on the release day.

»Whatever you want«


Out September 26 - ships today!

Live dates
25/9 - Sweden - Stockholm - Pet Sounds Bar (release party - free!)
6 /10 - Sweden - Göteborg - Klubb Populär@Storan
13/10 - Sweden - Malmö - It's a trap@Debaser
2 /11 - Sweden - Stockholm - Svenska Musikklubben@Debaser Medis

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Let's Say Hello To My Music-Guys (Playlist 2)

Intro - Depeche Mode - Here Is The House (Loop by Olancha (my computer))

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01 - Starcrossed (San Diego) - When Days Were Days (Demo)
02 - Killing Joke - Requiem
03 - Joy Division - Disorder
Fill - The Archies - Sugar Sugar
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04 - New Young Pony Club - Tight Fit

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05 - Digitalism - Idealistic (Album Version)
06 - The Killers - Read My Mind (Linus Loves Remix)
07 - Waltz For Debbie - He Loves Anna

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Fill - Dead Can Dance & Sade - Tristan & Siempre Hay Esperanza (DjCH mix)
08 - Jezebel (San Diego) - Hurtful Things (Demo)
09 - Starcrossed (San Diego) - Grasping For The Moon
10 - VHS or Beta - Love In My Pocket
11 - Maximo Park - Books From Boxes

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12 - My Sad Captains - Bad Decisions
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13 - Little Name - Tracy and I
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14 - Everyday Sensations - Puerto Plata
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15 - Laura Harley - Shine

I promise to upload a 15-minute preview of Show 03 soon. For now, enjoy this surprise cover by a very promising Swedish band, Everyday Sensations.
Get Songbird

Friday, September 14, 2007

It's Friday

Get Songbird

The title was a place holder, but I failed to post anything.
So, it's Saturday now. I should be in Golden Hills for SessionsFest....

I ended up at the Triple Crown Pub last night. Starcrossed played their first show with what was supposed to be a new line-up. Their guitarist died last week, so the only new member was Shadow, the drum-machine. I thought they played rather well, considering the emotions that could have brought it all crashing down.

The show reminded me why I can't stand going out anymore. College aged knuckle-heads with pitchers of beer screaming at sports events on t.v. You can't mix the arty music crowd with the meat-headed sports crowd. I like to DJ at bars, but I don't like to see bands at bars. Is it that hard to dim the frigging lights? It's a show for entertainment. Give the band a chance to do what they do without cutting the mystery factor to zero.

Also, I looked around, being single and just plain curious. Not one decent looking girl. I even dropped my standards and looked among the smoker-chicks. Not one, and this is San Diego! Triple Crown= bar flies. Thank goodness for the internet ; )

Oh, wait, the *itch you emailed me and instructed me to "go *uck yourself". She was there. So, as we can see, she is not only classless and rude, but she hangs out at trashy bars.Get Songbird

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

The artists I play - see them live in San Diego

All of these artists have been featured one or more times in my last 20 podcasts. See them live in San Diego!

Oh, and the NEW podcast is now live (Sept 11)

09/14/2007 11:15 PM - Triple crown Pub
3221 adams ave, san diego, California 92116 - free
listen local presents at the triple crown, starcrossed on around 11:15pm
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DJ Edgartronic
09/14/2007 09:00 PM - Club Fashion Whore @ The Brass Rail
3796 5th Ave, San Diego, California 92103 - $7
with DJs Nate Soixante

A Beautiful Noise
09/14/2007 09:30 PM - Whistlestop
2236 Fern St, San Diego, California 92104 - Free
We have a very big, errr tall surprise you!! come one come all.

09/14/2007 10:00 PM - The Kensington Club
4079 Adams Ave, San Diego, 92116 - 5
Come and join us for another great night at the Ken with Frantic Romantic and the Verso!

DJ Edgartronic
09/15/2007 09:00 PM - Pop Noir @ Static Lounge
634 Broadway, San Diego, California 92102 - $5
With DJs Groundfloor

Laura Harley
Laura on MySpace
09/22/2007 at Hot Java Cafe
11738 Carmel Mtn. Road, San Diego, California 92128
Acoustic show, more details TBA
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09/22/2007 10:00 PM - The Cave
12125 Day St, Moreno Valley, California 92557

DJ Edgartronic
09/26/2007 09:00 PM - Blaqk Audio @ House Of Blues
1055 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, California 92101 - $25
Blaqk Audio with DJ Edgartronic opening. Doors at 8PM.

DJ Edgarttonic
09/28/2007 09:00 PM - Pop Noir @ Static Lounge
634 Broadway, San Diego, California 92101 - $7

The Blood Arm
11/08/2007 08:00 PM - Cane’s
San Diego, California
w/ the Hold Steady and Art Brut

11/08/2007 08:00 PM - House of Blues (with She Wants Revenge)
San Diego, California

Get Songbird

Monday, September 10, 2007

The Cranes

Show 1 of Like Sugar available as a free download here!

I am reposting this info from the September 2007 Newsletter:
Cranes-Dadaphonic Newsletter September 2007

Wings of Joy + Forever Reissues

Hello again!

We are happy to let you know the Cranes albums, Wings of Joy (1991)
and Forever (1993) are to be re-issued by Cherry Red records as
part of their "influential albums" collection of re-issues. The CDs
contain new sleeve-notes and photos plus seven additional rare
tracks from the period on each CD.

We have a limited quantity of the CDs available by mail-order here at
Dadaphonic/Cranes mailorder...

You can pre-order the CDs from today. If you would like your CD to be
signed, please mention it in the comments box of the order form.
Orders will be despatched on the UK release date, September 17th.
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Sunday, September 9, 2007

The Go Team! - Proof of Youth out 9/11

The Go Team! - Proof of Youth (2007)

Is it possible to sound like you're having more fun than The Go! Team? Probably not, going on Proof of Youth, the second album from Brighton's brightest pop experimentalists. As on its predecessor, 2004's Thunder, Lightning, Strike, the eleven songs of Proof of Youth burst out your speakers like tangy pop bubblegum, but on closer inspection, suggest a broader, braver web of influences; many bands can remind you of the chirpy soul singalongs of The Jackson 5, the metallic guitar clang of Sonic Youth, or the cut-and-paste sonic collages of Public Enemy's The Bomb Squad, but only one can do it in a single song. "Grip Like a Vice" and "Titanic Vandalism" prove The Go! Team template is present and correct, joyful melanges of car-chase horns, double dutch vocals, melodic guitar, and crowd-hyping rapping from MC/cheerleader Ninja. But there's more here than formula. "My World" is a simple, pretty interlude of acoustic guitar, shaker, and synthesiser straight from some Look Around You-style 1980s science show, "I Never Needed It Now So Much" is a naïve pop song featuring vocals from Solex, and the glorious "Flashlight Fight" is a Public Enemy pastiche that actually features Chuck D. Skill. --Louis Pattison

1. Grip Like a Vice
2. Doing It Right
3. My World
4. Titanic Vandalism
5. Fake ID
6. Universal Speech
7. Keys to the City
8. The Wrath of Marcie
9. I Never Needed It Now So Much
10. Flashlight Fight
11. Patricia's Moving Picture

Will be released on September 11 2007!

Show 1 of Like Sugar available as a free download here!

Free mp3 from Stars

A free track from Stars is available for download. The link is on the right side of this page.
I love the song after only one play! Amy Milan has "Skinny Boy" available for free on the page.

Show 1 of Like Sugar available as a free download here!
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The Lucksmiths are back in the States in just two weeks time:
The Lucksmiths are back in the States in just two weeks time:

September 21 - LOS ANGELES, CA @ El Cid with Math and Physics Club
September 22 - SANTA BARBARA, CA @ Reds Espresso and Wine Bar (Matin?e 10
Year Anniversary Show!) with Math and Physics Club + The Guild League +
September 23 - SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ 12 Galaxies with Still Flyin? + Fred
September 24 - SEATTLE, WA @ Crocodile Caf? with Math and Physics Club +
Fred Astereo
September 25 - PORTLAND, OR @ Holoscene with Andrew Kaffer + Fred Astereo
September 26 - CHICAGO, IL @ Schubas with The Brunettes + Ferraby Lionheart
September 27 - CAMBRIDGE, MA @ TT The Bears with The Ladybug Transistor +
Still Flyin?
September 28 ? NEW YORK, NY @ The Knitting Factory with The Ladybug
Transistor + Still Flyin'
September 29 - BROOKLYN, NY @ Europa with The Ladybug Transistor + Still
September 30 - WASHINGTON, DC @ DC9 with The Ladybug Transistor + Still
October 1 - DURHAM, NC @ Duke Coffeehouse with The Ladybug Transistor +
Still Flyin'
October 2 ? ATHENS, GA @ Caledonia Lounge with The Ladybug Transistor
October 3 ? NEW ORLEANS, LA @ venue TBC
October 4 ? AUSTIN, TX @ Emo?s with Our Solar System

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Artist Support

This page is for my listeners to find and download the individual tracks that are featured on my Like Sugar music podcast.

The menu on the right ------>
lists the sources that I used to collect the music for my show.
Follow the links to download the free mp3s!

Show 1 of Like Sugar available as a free download here!