Disclaimer – The Mondo Podcast is rated Adults Only for a multitude of reasons, most of which relate to how damn juvenile it all is. If one is perhaps offended by words along the lines of shit, fuck, cunt, communism, or is perhaps less than delighted at the prospect of sundry sexual acts being discussed no end, best perhaps to avoid this.
On the first day of Christmas Mondo Irlando and Blogcritics.org gave to me The Mondo Podcast Episode 14, being the Christmas Holiday New Years Spectacular.
73 minutes of meandering banter, self-reflection, biological experiments, festive fuckery and great music, this time around from the likes of Babyshambles, Ryan Adams, Arctic Monkeys, Half- Man Half-Biscuit, Test Icicles and Bright Eyes.
To listen online, just left-click the link, or right-click to save someplace humid.
Disclaimer - The Mondo Irlando Podcast contains more swearwords than one may find socially acceptable. A multitude of F's, plenty of Shit's, and even one or two C's get flung around the airwaves like nobody's business. If in doubt, do not listen, is what.
Mondo Irlando and Blogcritics.org let the digital bellies loosen cross the green fields a cyberspace, aye, The Mondo Podcast Thing Episode 13!
It’s taken its time, and most likely it wasn’t worth the wait, but still, fuck it, probably Podcast 14’ll be a damn masterpiece.
In addition to the swearing, the sexing discussions, the talk of superstitions and the like, you’ll hear music from folks along the lines of The Rakes, Bright Eyes, Babyshambles, Rilo Kiley, Nick Cave, Devendra Banhart, and some motherfucker by the name of Aaron McMullan. Hear he’s got some new net-record or something in the making.
The Mondo Podcast Episode 12
Disclaimer 2 - This edition of The Mondo Podcast has been rated NC-17 for excessive bad language and a couple instances of “conversations of a strong sexual nature”. To put it in perspective, the Mondo Podcast, with one exception, has been routinely R-Rated. One louder, is the point to be made. Plenty F's, C’s, Shit’s etc, and talk of “adult situations”.
Mondo Irlando and Blogcritics.org take a Dyson to the gutter and suck The Mondo Podcast Epsiode 12 out the most wretched corners of the digital hereafter.
War has been declared!
The Duke and pals hide out in a trench for to swear like there’s no tomorrow, on account of maybe there won’t be…
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Following said link, there’s nothing less than a playlist.
“Are you ready to be liberated?????” asks Brody and co. A brilliant romp from off of Sing Sing Death House, still the best Distillers record, in so far as The Duke would announce.
Dashboard Confessional – This Ruined Puzzle
A guest selection, is what this amounts to, but thankfully it’s beautiful as all hell, even if a fella has to swallow all sortsa “My baby done me bad” type shenanigans.
Todd Snider – Iron Mike’s Main Man’s Last Request
East Nashville Skyline was one of my favourite records of 2004, so why the hell wouldn’t you be beside yourself with the thought of how wonderful this number’s gonna be? It’s all about Mike Tyson and such, and as witty and touching as anything Snider wraps his nicotine-ravaged yap around.
Johnny Cash And Joe Strummer – Redemption Song
A fucking incredible duet, you’ll need no convincing. This is taken from the unspeakably gorgeous, if truly horrifically named, Unearthed box set, being four CD’s of outtakes from the American Recordings sessions, plus a fifth best-of from said records.
Nirvana – Sappy
Another box-set offering, this being a glorious number which has surfaced on sundry bootlegs over the years under a dizzying array of names. Verse Chorus Verse, Laundry Room, Sappy, who knows what the hell it is? Other than fantastic.
Loretta Lynn – High On A Mountain Top
From another of my favourite 2004 offerings, this deliriously uplifting affair from Loretta’s collaborative record with Jack White. What better tune for to send you off smiling?
Mondo Irlando and Blogcritics.org conspire for to unleash nothing less than Mondo Podcast Thing Episode 11 on the 1’s and 0’s of the day-to-day.
For to hear it, just left-click the following link to listen online, or download for to save it someplace nice, maybe so as you can be alone with it a bit later when the house is empty and ain’t nothing but a bottle a wine and your filthy mind for to keep you company.
Laugh! At various foul-mouthed “jokes” told poorly!
Cry! As The Duke dies ON AIR!
Feel Indifferent! As many tangents get explored, with little or no point.
You don’t need an iPod or peripheral MP3 player to listen, although certainly you can use such a thing if you want. Just right-click the link to save someplace nice, or left-click to stream the damn thing.
If you don’t wanna know what music gets blared into your ear- caverns, then don’t scroll down, since what follows is nothing less than a playlist.
Ice T – Home Invasion
The title track from one of the finest hip-hop records of all ever. Also the first of four title tracks this week. A title track extravaganza is what it is, don’t you know?
Adam Green – Choke On A Cock
From Green’s latest record, Gemstones, comes this tale of fellatio and Johnny Depp and shaking the hand of George W Bush. Glorious.
The Libertines – Up The Brackett
Title Track Number 2, and one that starts with the finest yell in all recorded music. This’ll be the last Libertines track for a while, on account of too much Libertines, if such a thing is possible.
William Shatner – Has Been
Title Track Number 3, a stand-out from Shatner’s fabulous 2004 record, produced by no less a motherfucker than Ben Folds. This has a sorta spaghetti western vibe, and has Shatner doin’ the coolest “You talking to me?” since the fella in Taxi Driver. Brando, I believe it was.
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – The Ballad Of Robert Moore And Betty Coltrane
This is from the recent B-Sides And Rarities compilation, a thrilling murder ballad that sounds as deliciously sinister as anything the long-jawed genius ever put his name to.
Uncle Tupelo – No Depression
Title Track Number 4, and one of those “seminal” type tracks you hear about now and again. Before they went off to be Wilco, Uncle Tupelo were busy spear-heading the alt.country movement, and this is one of the definitive examples of such.
Mondo Irlando and Blogcritics.org fling the paper-bag of digital orgasm that is The Mondo Irlando Podcast Episode 9 into the very ear-holes of cyberspace.
This episode, whilst no better nor worse nor probably even very different to the others, is, nonetheless, dedicated to Jim, and most likely all forthcoming episodes will owe something to the horrors and the non-horrors the last couple days have aroused.
Plenty wank jokes, then.
You don’t need an iPod or any other MP3 peripheral to hear, just left-click to listen online or right-click to save the mp3 someplace humid.
Under the MP3 link you’ll find the playlist, so if you don’t wanna know, don’t go scrollin’ in the woods.
An exceptional track from an exceptional debut album. The Crocketts split up after the release of their second record, and this here, from We May Be Skinny And Wirey, is reason enough for to hang our heads in shame that we ever let such a thing happen.
System Of A Down – Sugar
I just happened to be fumbling through the ol’ Compact Discs last night and came upon the astounding self-titled System Of A Down debut. This track, you’re probably aware, is a fucking masterpiece, and even if you heard it a million times, I bet you forgot just how good it was.
Lucinda Williams – I Lost It
Lucinda Williams has a new live CD out this week, and I can’t wait for to get my hands on it, is the truth of the matter. First time I heard Car Wheels On A Gravel Road, which was shortly before Mondo Podcast 1 arrived, I was speechless. Grabbed a fella by the gut and shook him raw, is what. And then left without so much as a smile.
GG Allin & The Holy Men – Tough Fuckin’ Shit
Hey, it was a request, man. What can a fella do? Still, everyone needs to hear a bit of GG in their time. Why not make that time right the hell now?
Aaron McMullan – Song Bout If I Reach Her
I won’t plug 120 Removed one more time on the show, so make the most of this here. Also, why not pay a visit to aaronmcmullan.com and gain some insight into how much of a whore he really is.
Ben Kweller – Hospital Bed
I got Ben Kweller’s second record on the day of release, and it’s taken till this week for it finally to slap me upside the face. Now it’s on 24-7 rotation. Hear this, and decide something along the lines of “Wow. That young fella out Radish surely upped the game somewhat since then. I’m gonna go pick me up On My Way.”
So here it is, after a fortnight spent trawling the filthy waters of the yakuza underworld in pursuit of the motherfucker what slighted my family, I got a break in the mania for to sit down and fling The Mondo Podcast Episode Eight onto the old cyberspace get-up.
You don’t need an iPod or nothin’ like that for to listen, although certainly you can utilize such a peripheral should you be in a position to do so. Failing that, just listen through Winamp or something.
Just left-click to listen online, or right-click to save someplace nice.
If you don’t wanna know what’s gonna be hitting the airwaves, don't scroll down, since it’s only a playlist right the hell there. Suggestions, comments and so on can be left in The Duke’s Guestbook or, alternatively, just Fling A Sodding Email.
White Zombie – Thunder Kiss ‘65
What better way for to announce the arrival of The Mondo Irlando Podcast Episode Eight than this demented gem from Rob and co. "1965!", hollers Rob. Holler along, and think about why a song about how things used to be so much better and cooler is opening the latest instalment of The Duke’s radio banter. Should’ve ended after the time travel, man.
Willy Mason – Still A Fly
Second showing for Mason in as many Podcasts. After this he’ll be relegated to the “Played too much” pile alongside Billy Bragg, The Libertines, Bright Eyes and The Manic Street Preachers. So make the most of it, is my advice. This is from his current record, Where The Humans Eat. It’s astounding.
The White Stripes – You’re Pretty Good Looking For A Girl
Prepare yourself for the imminent release of Get Behind Me, Satan with this burst of glory from second record De Stijl. Brilliant is what it is, and we can only hope the new adventure is a third as invigorating.
Weezer – No Other One
And another offering from the second record of a band about to release a newie. This is a fairly typical slab from the masterful Pinkerton, a tale of being stuck with someone you don’t especially like, but fuck it, who else is gonna take you?
Aaron McMullan – I Do Believe You Are The Devil
Cause if I don’t plug it, who the hell will? It’s from 120 Removed, which you can get Right Here
The Magnetic Fields – Epitaph For My Heart
69 Love Songs is quite simply one of the very best records ever fucking made. And infuriating. A triple album shouldn’t be this memorable, this infectious, this consistently brilliant. And yet it is. Every heart-wrenching second.
Mondo Podcast Episode Seven
From out the gutters of Mondo Irlando springs The Mondo Podcast Episode Seven, plucked from amidst the filth and cack by the digital grip of Blogcritics.org
You don’t need an iPod or MP3 peripheral to hear, just right- click the MP3 and save it someplace humid, or alternatively, left- click to listen online.
What The Duke would prefer is the “saving” option, since there seems to be a bit of a kafuffle with the yahoos at Yahoo with regards data transfer or some such. If you’re having trouble downloading, or you only get half of it or some fucked up thing, please try again a little bit later.
This jaunty number is plucked from Green’s fantastic Friends Of Mine. Following a stint with anti-folk heroes The Mouldy Peaches, Green set off on his own for to carve witty, vulgar, catchy as hell pop songs featuring plenty talk of “cunts” and “suicide” and “Your daddy nailed me to the cross” etc.
Whiskeytown – Excuse Me While I Break My Own Heart
One of my favourite bands of all time, is the crux of what The Duke makes of Whiskeytown. In case you didn’t know, the front-man for these alt. country mavericks was none other than David Ryan Adams, who soon ditched the “David” and went ahead with crafting a remarkable solo career. I hear he has a new album out on Monday, and let The Duke announce that I can’t fucking wait.
Willy Mason – Where The Humans Eat
The title track from Mason’s latest record, and a wonderful slab of low-key blues type shenanigans.
Ben Folds Five – Song For The Dumped
From the classic Whatever And Ever Amen, this is something of an anti break-up song. Rather than whine, moan, weep and so on, Ben and pals wanna yell about “Fuck you too!” and “Gimmie my money back, you bitch!”
Morrissey – This World Is Full Of Crashing Bores
I bounced back and forward and left and right with regards what Morrissey track I was gonna play, before finally settling for this wonderful number off of You Are The Quarry. A rousing affair concerning “uniformed whores” and “lock-jawed pop-stars thicker than pig shit”.
The Distillers – Love Is Paranoid
And finally, something suitably frantic from Brody and friends. This is from Coral Fang, i.e., the post Tim Armstrong break-up record. Thanks Brody. I had a dream about you one time.
Mondo Podcast Episode Six
What the “podcast” phenomena concerns itself with is the amateur radio that kicks the clambering sterile arsehole of the commercial equivalent. You don’t need an iPod to listen, just right-click and save the MP3, or left-click to listen online.
If you wanna be surprised and stunned, don’t scroll down, on account of what lies below is no more than a playlist, i.e., the songs what get blared herein;
The Buzzcocks – What Do I Get?
A perfect slab of punk-pop from everyone’s favourite love-lorn Mancs. The Smiths don’t count for such a label, since you can only be love-lorn if you WANT love, as in physical touching and leaking. Morrissey just wanted to yack about Wilde and maybe sniff some gladioli’s.
The Nips – All The Time In The World
Before Lord Shane MacGowan was fronting The Pogues, he was fronting these buncha London rapscallions. Brilliant, frantic punk delirium.
Elliot Smith – Memory Lane
A beautiful Beatles-esque number, all fingerpicking and double- tracked vocals. Far too pretty for a grot-fest like this, to be perfectly honest.
Jesse Malin – Riding On The Subway
One of the stand-outs from Jesse’s marvellous debut solo record, The Fine Art Of Self Destruction, co-produced by the ever magnificent Ryan Adams.
Green Day – Who Wrote Holden Caulfield
One of those occasions when The Duke finds himself listening to something he hasn’t listened to in years, and then next thing anyone knows it’s bounding out The Mondo Podcast. This is from their second record, the criminally under-rated Kerplunk!
Fountains Of Wayne – Bright Future In Sales
Sometimes MTV get it right, man. Chances are you heard Hey Julie and Stacy’s Mom blaring out the telly enough to sicken your guts tartan. This here is from the same album, Welcome Interstate Managers, and is further proof that the damn thing plays like a greatest hits set.
Remember – This Episode Has Been Designated Adults Only
An epic tale of heartbreak, misery, time-travel and Kirsten Dunst.
Barring an Extra Special Bonus Selection, this here is what constitutes the PLAYLIST;
Rancid – Cash, Culture And Violence
Blinding bout of hollering and spitting from the masterful Life Won’t Wait. Also has the fella from The Mighty Mighty Bosstones offering a yell or two.
Bright Eyes – When The President Talks To God
This was a free iTunes download, but only if you lived in the US. Us United UK rapscallions had to make do with sifting through illegally obtained live-versions or, indeed, picking up the First Day Of My Life single, since this popped up on the B-Side.
I did both, incidentally.
The Futureheads – Le Garage
Barbershop, funk, punk and electronica combine in this glorious bout of Scots-accents and American pronunciation.
Johnny Cash – Delia’s Gone
Stark as hell murder ballad from American Recordings that manages to be incredibly uplifting, nonetheless.
Manic Street Preachers – Faster
Perhaps the single greatest moment in The Manic Street Preachers career. If not, then the parent album, The Holy Bible, surely meets the requirements for such a post.
Kaiser Chiefs – Na Na Na Na Naa
Hear them before they’re too big to be cool anymore!
Also, as an extra bonus treat, this week’s MP3 is, in fact, fully functioning. In other words, it won’t say 12.56 or whatever for the duration of the damn show.
And, by popular demand, right here is the music-related playlist;
The Pogues – Bottle Of Smoke
Plucked from off of If I Should Fall From Grace With God, this is among the most frantic slabs of bollock-stripping punk folk these unspeakably brilliant sons a bitches ever crafted. It’s all about a horse race, don’t you know. Dig that galloping vibe, would you ever?
The Clash – Police On My Back
By way of Public Service, The Duke illustrates that, in actual fact, Sandinista is nowhere near as bad as you’ve been led to believe. This right here is proof.
Todd Snider – Good News Blues
His baby done him bad. And he don’t give a flying gypsies fuck, I'd wager. This is from his masterful East Nashville Skyline.
Bright Eyes – Arc Of Time
One of the stand-out moments in the brilliant Digital Ash In A Digital Urn. It’s high time this record was getting the attention that the similarly wonderful I’m Wide It’s Morning has been enjoying.
The Libertines – What Became Of The Likely Lads?
Heartbreaking account of a friendship, and an incredible songwriting partnership, burning itself to the ground. “See if it's up to you, I know exactly what you’ll do with all the dreams we had.”
Jello Biafra And Mojo Nixon – Will The Foetus Be Aborted?
From Prairie Home Invasion, Jello and friends rework Will The Circle Be Unbroken for to be all about the abortion and the pro- choice and the what not.
As ever, all you need to do is right-click for to save the MP3, or left-click for to listen online. Podcast, in this case, is just a fancy term for "Something so foul and so shockingly fucking brilliant that no real radio station would touch it."
Mondo Irlando and Blogcritics spit Episode Three – The Best One Ever of The Mondo Irlando Podcast Thing into your digital teeth.
A highly scientific experiment concerning File Sharing and a Mystery Celebrity Guest!
Up-to-the-second coverage of The Michael Jackson Trial!
Another Great Break Up Record!
And music from The Libertines, The Proclaimers, Billy Bragg, Picture House and The Manic Street Preachers, amongst others!
Can you afford to miss it even for one second? As the fuck If.
As ever, all you need to do is right-click for to save the MP3, or left-click for to listen online. Podcast, in this case, is a fancy term for “Something so foul and so shockingly fucking brilliant that no real radio station would touch it.”
Thoughts, suggestions, letters for to get Read The Fuck On Air should be flung HERE
MONDO IRLANDO PODCAST EPISODE TWO
Mondoirlando.com and Blogcritics.org thrust Episode Two of The Mondo Irlando Podcast Radio Thing into your digital face.
In this instalment, you’ll get music from the likes of N.W.A and Nina Gordon from Veruca Salt, plus The Duke examines the influence of Satan in popular culture, and talks to Charles Manson. Oh, and you’ll hear Manson doing Look At Your Game Girl, also. It’s the one Guns N’ Roses did.
Remember, Podcast is just a fancy name, really, and all you need to do is left-click for to listen online, or right-click to save the MP3 someplace nice. You don’t need an iPod or MP3 Playing Peripheral of any nature, although probably they would make bus- journeys all the more exciting, much like having a penis growing out the side of your head might do.
MONDO PODCAST EPISODE ONE - THE VERY FUCKING FIRST ONE EVER
So what this is, is the very first Mondo Irlando Podcast. What a podcast is, in case you didn't know, is a fancy term for amateur radio program. You don't need an iPod to hear it. All you need to do is left-click, or maybe right-click for to save the mp3 for later.
In this first instalment, what you'll hear is some music from the likes of Ice-T, Lucinda Williams, Selfish Cunt, Billy Bragg, and even a bit of Derek And Clive. The language is never anything less than shocking, is what.
Limited vocab, motherfucker.
Also, you'll hear The Duke's thoughts on break-up albums, and an in-depth critique of the 1999 Kirsten Dunst picture Dick.