Just Gimme Indie Rock!

I just took a huge night walk to cool myself down, and cause I just felt like moving, and ended up in the whereabouts of Otsuka (or maybe further, not sure). To keep me going, I was listening to one of my new favorite finds on my iPod, the CBC Radio 3’s recently launched podcast (they’ve done 3 shows now).

What I’m really digging about this podcast (apart from the kick I’m getting that the host is none other than The Smugglers‘ Grant Lawrence) is that it covers the Canadian indie scene, something I’ve been pretty much out of touch with even since moving to Japan. My musical roots definitely lie in the indie rock world — back in the day I had some shows on university radio (first, The Jean Snow Show, don’t you know, and then later The Codex), and if you’re lucky enough, you might find a bootleg recording of my power chord opus, “Ode to Data” (but that’s just between you and me). When you listen to Radio OK Fred, I think you’ll probably notice that side of me come out, which I think makes for an interesting counter to my co-hosts musical choices.

So these podcasts have me thinking indie rock, and I’m starting to think that I might like to bring back my old Codex radio show. Add to this that I’ve been wanting to get a recording adapter for my iPod in order to do some Momus-style audio blogging, and I think I might have the makings of some sort of new podcast thingie. Stay tuned.