Frank Black – Don’t Ya Rile ‘Em
Posted on Sep 27th, 2007 by Alan @ 3:11 pm

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This isn’t the first time I’ve posted a Frank Black song, last time I described the first time I heard his music, and since posting that I’ve been listening to his eponymous album a fair bit.

Here’s one of the high points of that album, a fantastic lively track that just begs me to hit the “repeat” button every time.

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A new home and a makeover…
Posted on Sep 26th, 2007 by Alan @ 8:40 am

Welcome to the new and (hopefully) improved Making Morrissey Sound Like The Birdie Song! (more…)

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KELTA Belters
Posted on Sep 18th, 2007 by Alan @ 2:16 pm

Kirkcaldy Exiles London Tartan Army’s latest compilation disc is now ready, combining the best of their previous releases (the Famous Victory and Crushing Defeat albums, the Road album, the Anthems album, and the more mellow Late Lounge CD)

This is non-stop Tartan Army bedlam, 19 of the very finest tracks on one disc designed to be handed over to the local beer shop custodian on tour with a request to “stick that on the CD player, s’il vous plait”

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1-0 James McFadden… get it up ye Trezeguet!
Posted on Sep 14th, 2007 by Alan @ 6:24 pm

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Tartan Specials – Heedrum Ho!
Posted on Sep 5th, 2007 by Alan @ 12:00 pm

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The Tartan Specials never fail to disappoint – a group of New York based Scotland fans who’ve made half a bunch of songs over the last few years about the joys of following the national team (including my favourite “Sex & Drugs & Sausage Rolls”)

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Their latest effort, written about our current Euro 2008 qualification campaign, may have a relatively short shelf life but I can see it still being popular long after we’ve lifted the trophy in the Alps next summer… the line “1-0 Gary Caldwell, get it up ye Trezeguet” had me in stitches the first time I heard it…

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One Day At Wembley
Posted on Sep 4th, 2007 by Alan @ 11:45 am

Jim Baxter

A great wee piece narrated by the enemy of the Tartan Army, Jim Traynor, ripped from the Beeb’s website. I used Skado to capture the audio stream – a superb piece of software that you can get hold of at download.com – it costs 20 dollars but is so simple to use it’s well worth the money to avoid dicking around with freeware. If you want a freeware method of doing this, Audacity is worth a look – I use it to edit audio files (and it’s second to none for that) but I think you can capture streaming audio with it as well.

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