** 2002-2015 - Wishing I'd never started doing this in the first place, and had a proper life instead... **

I can be contacted by email if you type 'soundhog' followed by '@gmail' and then '.com'...
I actually have a Twitter account - I don't 'say' a lot, though...

Listen to some of my mixes in one handy place : Mixcloud
Listen to some of my tracks in another place : hearthis.at
Watch my videos, don't leave any comments : YouTube
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Spam me about your m@$hups, bitch about me when I delete you : Facebook (personal)
The proper high art stuff - The Freelance Hairdresser page : Soundcloud

Friday, December 28, 2012

Paul McCartney vs Soundhog - Take It Away - 'Rubber Dub'

Greetings, rat-fans.  So, to celebrate avoiding Xmas successfully for the 17th year running, I grabbed the first 30 seconds of Sir Paul's 1982 pop masterpiece, and attacked it with various cheap (or fairly cheap, in the scheme of things) sonic devices. These included a Korg Monotribe and Monotron Delay, a Melodica with most of the keys working, a 1970s Sansui hi-fi reverb unit and a Stylophone - an original example, of course.. not one of those iffy new ones - for as close to a live dub mixing session as I'm ever likely to indulge in.  It may not be very 'authentic' (I am after all a strawberry blonde, 41 year old garage mechanic from north Wales) but it was rather fun to do.  Hopefully it'll be fun to listen to as well. 

Monday, December 24, 2012

XMAS SHOCKER!! Mix90 #7 - "...A Good Deal Full Of Nothing" 24/12/12

Created & released: December 2012


Side 1:
Ithaca - Journey
George Harrision - Greasey Legs
The Battered Ornaments - Staggered
Sharon Tandy - Hold On
Thane Russal & Three - Security
Nino Silvestre - Mosquita Muerta
Eric Siday - Auto Mobile
Rockin' Horse - Biggest Gossip In Town
The Secret Agent Five - Flight Thirteen
Geraldo 1969 - QE2
Sex Hands - Parker
Vodka Collins - Automatic Pilot
The Monochrome Set - 405 Lines
Harry Forbes - Tomorrow's Achievements

Side 2:
Y Niwl - Undegsaith
Gentle Giant - The Advent Of Panurge
Belbury Poly - Goat Foot
L'uovo Di Columbo - L'indecisione
Dorothy - I Confess
Roger Whittaker - Nasty Spider
Frank Zappa - Duodenum
The Dakotas - Magic Carpet
Pegasvs - Atlantico
Diagram Brothers - Bikers
Spencer Davies Group - Can't Get Enough Of It
The Desperate Bicycles - Smokescreen
Marion - I Go To Sleep
Wendy & Bonnie - The Paisley Window Pane
Kenny Lynch - Puff (Up In Smoke)

Nearly one year on after the last one, here's the seventh installment in my sporadic Mix90 series. Number 6 did quite well, for some reason, so being one to take full advantage of a situation... er, yes.

What's here this time? Oh, the usual. Italian prog, Scouse powerpop, Welsh surf rock, Canadian library music, South African psych-soul, Catalonian motorik-dream-electropop, English DIY, German balladry, Japanese glam, Chileian folktronic aceness... plus loads more, knitted together with odd little audio snippets, weird adverts and what have you. Much like the others, really. If you haven't heard them, then get on with it. The world was meant to end a few days ago and we might just be experiencing a temporary delay... Anyway, hope you manage to find time to listen to this one, and I hope you like what you hear if you do. Let me know, innit?