This Reality Podcast: No 109

Episode 109: 39 minutes running time

Hello from Oxfordshire, Englandshire, UKshire! There are no phone-calls this week. Feel free to join us via Skype during the show, or let us have a number and we’ll call you!

Talkie bits:

  • Tom Robinson’s brilliant video explanation of how The Tom Robinson Band happened and how he arrived at the composition of musical icon 2-4-6-8 Motorway (see the video below! Go on, watch it!)
  • Free give-away: 1 CD copy of Girl In Rome’s debut EP ‘Tell It To The Harps’
  • A big-up for The Sitting Duck Podcast and the excellent audio production: The Sitting Duck Collection
  • A very favourable look at Neanderthal Radio‘s video
  • A film review of ‘Kick-Ass’ (our review contradicts with that of British tabloid newspaper: The Daily Mail)
  • A quick look at just one of the names on the bill for the 2010 Cornbury Festival – Jackson Browne!
  • A potential interview with a local musician this week, and getting a couple of future interviews lined up for the next few months
  • A brief look at two other films: Casino Royale which, confusingly, was the first in the James Bond genre and Blown Away which wins the award for Worst Irish Accents Ever Inflicted On The Human Race
  • Another give-away – it’s time to get rid of another This Reality Podcast T-Shirt!

You want more? Really?

How about the musical goodness that this week includes:

  1. The Gadsdens, Sailor Song (
  2. New Century Classics, Is (
  3. Talk In Code, Not How It Seems (
  4. Ben Walker, Avocado (
  5. Ben Walker, It Won’t Be Long (

About this production:

This show was recorded *live* in Studio B in rural Oxfordshire in one take with no after-show editing or post-production mucking about. While we were sitting in the studio recording the show we were also Twittering live. Why don’t you come on over and follow the podcast on This Reality Podcast twitter feed.

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As promised, here’s the Tom Robinson video:

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3 Responses to This Reality Podcast: No 109

  1. Pingback: Brennig Jones (and friends) » Blog Archive » A bank holiday weekend stretches before us

  2. Another top banana show.

    That Ben Walker track was really good….. very original.

    But I wasn’t too keen on that Spanishy sounding shit. It was a bit weird for me.

    That Cornbury festival sounds good. I might get a ticket!

  3. Janis says:

    Hi Guys! We are not back from Spring break yet but I am; Dad went off to the Gulf again last week and Mom just got involved in stuff so I came back early. The rest of the gang will be back this weekend. I do not really know how many have managed to keep up with your show while we have been off campus.

    I went to see a local band on the base 2 nites ago and they were really cool, so I have got their details and wonder if you could play their music for me please? It would be a nice reminder of time out of college.

    I have just finished listening to this show, sitting in bed with my breakfast and the docking stationn playing loud. I don’t know who Tom Robinson is, maybe that is a thing that didn’t come over here from England, but I absolutely love the documentary video and his presentation style. And his voice is awesome!

    I’m feeling a bit sad and I guess I miss home but you guys have been part of my life for two years now (can you believe it has been two years??) so it is kind of comforting to hear you. Love the music again. The first song gave me goosebumps it is so good, but The Offspring parody made me laugh so much I did nearly choke on breakfast.

    Take care. I will write you a long email this weekend. Love,