The show: Back from the brink of obscurity

So, yeah, we attempted to keep the show on the straight and narrow today because  The Herb Whisperer thought we may have been too obscure with the music selections over the last few weeks. However, we resorted to type and went all over the place (much to Sasha’s chagrin) once again. Doesn’t look like we’ll ever make it in the commercial radio market. Oh well.

And here’s the playlist in full…

12pm – 1pm

Sorry, there’s no fancy schmancy m4a versions this week. Just the mp3 below.

1pm – 2pm

Sorry, there’s no fancy schmancy m4a versions this week. Just the mp3 below.

Alternatively, this is the raw, unpasteurized version of the show in mp3 format. No chapters, pictures or links. Slightly less quality. Otherwise the audio content is the same as the two files above. The choice is yours…..

Download 12pm – 2pm here (mp3 file)

Tono and the Finance Company “Fragile Thing” EP

Tono and the Finance Company "Fragile Things" EP

I was at Galaxy Records yesterday on the hunt for the Tono and the Finance Company 2008 EP “Love and Economics” when I discovered that Dave had the newish “Fragile Thing” EP in stock. So I bought it (#147 of 300 I’ll have you know).

Damn nice EP too. Throughout I hear faint traces of  Paul Banks, Stephen Malkmus, and Graeme Downes (… the curse of a music geek making comparisons sorry). “Tuesday Afternoon” has been getting a thrashing on RDU lately. Title track is fantastic. And “Politics Will Make You Miserable” is possibly the best Smiths song that Morrissey and Marr never wrote.

I’m not usually one for “singer/songwriters” (I honestly have real trouble hearing lyrics in music – I usually tune into the bassline) but something about Anthonie Tonnon really appeals to me. Perhaps it’s because he has balls to keep things loose and slightly rough around the edges (don’t tell him I said that last bit okay)?

Reviewers describe him as being “ironic”. Can’t stand that term myself. I prefer “witty”. At a stretch “quirky”.

Here’s the recent Cheese On Toast interview:

More info:

As a bonus, here’s that freakish video for “Love and Economics”…