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  • Alistair Braidwood

Some End of Year Monkey Buisness: The 10th Scots Whay Hae! Podcast…

You wait for one podcast, and then two etc… Following swiftly on the heels of podcast number 9 logically comes number 10. There was the promise of special guests but bad weather and illness meant that it was down to Ali and Chris, with the help of Ian, to talk about their best stuff of 2011. Over the period of an hour and seventeen minutes there is talk about the best in film, DVD, literature, non-fiction, music, theatre, and even a game recommendation, a first for us, thanks to the controversial missive received from the sick bed of Ronnie Young.

Although no drink had been taken, at least not initially, there are a few gaffs and inadvertent guffaws to spot. There’s a little bit of disagreement, and quite a lot of indignant rage, but at all times things are well mannered if a little potty mouthed. If you fancy listening to yet another end of year ‘best of 2011’ list (and I won’t blame you if you don’t) then you can do so by listening to the Scots Whay Hae! podcast on iTunes or on RSS. This podcast is supposed to be an alternative to the usual end of year lists, but if you like those (and I certainly do) then you’ll find one or two elsewhere on these pages. If you agree or disagree with any of it we’d love to know.

Which other podcasts would reference William Faulkner, Denis Law, Malcom McDowell, Frank McAvennie, The Mighty Thor, King Crimson, Liz Lochhead and Brian Eno? Not many, but maybe there’s a reason for that. To find out if it all makes sense in the end you’ll have to risk a listen. In the meantime, and as a bit of a taster, here’s a song from one of the albums under discussion. From King Creosote and Jon Hopkins’ album Diamond Mine this is Your Own Spell:

Hope you’ve enjoyed Scots Whay Hae! in 2011. We promise you more of the same, as well as something a little different, for 2012.


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