Episode 31 of the PopCast would have been here yesterday, but the planet decided to smack my block with a layer of dripping ice, like God frosting a cake. But all the more fitting it arrives on a Sunday, the last of the PopMontreal 06 wrap-up episodes, 40 minutes of stuff recorded during the festival itself (save the home-made prologue, and salute to the season).
PopCast #31: Town Finishes Painting/These Are the Soul (post-Pop pt. 4) (m4a )
Appearing in this episode: Patrick Watson, Jesse Jackson, Gary Lucas, Jace Lasek, Joe Grass, Mishka Stein, Robbie Kuster, Simon Angell, 'I'm Peter Tosh' and other random guy outside the Casa del Popolo, and friends and statesmen. Montreal Oct 6th-7th, 2006.
If you like this episode, you'll want to come to Pop's holiday season shows on the 15th and 16th at the Ukranian Federation. Patrick Watson and Plants & Animals play December 15th, and a growing group of local artists will be doing a 'Save Frosty the Snowman' benefit on the 16th. More will follow about the latter, it's shaping up to be quite a lineup.
This is assuming the neighbourhood doesn't get frosted itself, again. I don't know who all these people are who think symbolically renaming streets (or provinces) is a good use of time, but I'm glad this Dion guy's central message seems to revolve around the words 'environment' and 'sustainable'. Whatever they mean.
Now that the four-part post-festival episodes are done, we'll be moving swiftly back into festival application/upcoming shows content for the Podcast. I'll also being doing some kind of year-end wrap up much like last year. The podcast is starting to tale a bit more shape seasonally (and content wise), and in the coming week the whole back catalog of episodes will be archived here and available on iTunes. So get in your applications and mp3s, and send us your show listings. We're also looking for a couple unique contributors for the website, now that the next season is underway, so get in touch if you have ideas for the future. Or the past...