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Sunday, April 1st 2007

12:16 AM

Listen to the It's A Frog's Life Acoustic Podcast with my online player.


Now you can listen to all of my shows with this handy online audio player. Just click on the episode you want, then sit back, relax and enjoy!


Put my show and this player on your website or your social network.

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Wednesday, November 1st 2006

1:22 PM

Blog retired...

Hi everyone,

Just to let you know that I'm retiring this blog. I really do have no need for it, and feel that the Bravenet blogging community isn't as strong as it once was (will the community page ever get updated?).

I will continue to check it on an irregular basis, and would invite you all to visit the shownotes page of my podcast.

itsafrogslife.net/podcast

It was fun while it lasted...

Stay in touch!

Graham
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Thursday, October 12th 2006

10:37 PM

Show 7 - It's A Frog's Life Acoustic Podcast

Show 7 features a Liverpool band and a solo artist both with Norwegian connections, along with listener comments, promos for some great podcasts, and a bonus track!

Show 7 - Norwegian invasion

  1. Eoghan Colgan I Can't Reach You Anymore    Website - www.eoghancolgan.com
    MySpace - myspace.com/eoghancolgan

    Listen to Eoghan's own podcast, the ColganCast, on his website and iTunes.

  2. Hang Up, Call Back Not Bad Just Ordinary
    Website - www.hangupcallback.co.uk

  3. Ragz Breathe
    Website - www.ragzweb.com
    MySpace - myspace.com/ragzmusic

  4. MyHoo - You've Got Problems?
    Website - www.myhoo.ukf.net
    MySpace - myspace.com/myhoo

    Soundclick - soundclick.com/bands/myhoo

  5. Ian Babington - Learning To Fly
    MySpace - myspace.com/ianbabington

    Soundclick - soundclick.com/ianbabington
    Ian's CD 'Communication Overdue' can also be found at
    Woven Wheat Whispers and CDBaby

  6. Hayley  Gaftarnick - 100 Ways
    Website - www.ocwmusic.com
    MySpace - myspace.com/hayleygaftarnick

  7. BONUS TRACK - The Kambourines - Wailing Wall
    MySpace - myspace.com/thekambourines
  8. HOW TO GET THE SHOW

    Launch Innertoob Player
    1.Click the innerTOOB button to listen online.You can access the notes and links for each section by clicking on the icons when they flash. You can also leave comments too.

    2. Download the  Download <acronym title=mp3 file " border="0">  file (hosted by Libsyn)

    3. You can get the show automatically for FREE by subscribing using the links in the right-hand margin of the shownotes.

    Also mentioned...

    If you like any of the artists on this podcast then please support them by telling your friends, buying their music, and going to their live gigs. Remember to tell them that you heard their music on the It's A Frog's Life Acoustic Podcast.Help to keep music real.

    At the heart of UK podcasting - britcaster.com podsafe music network

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Friday, October 6th 2006

2:00 PM

Happy Moon Festival

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Wednesday, September 27th 2006

5:10 PM

Show 6: It's A Frog's Life Acoustic Podcast - American visitor

Show 6 features an American visitor to Liverpool in the form of Ned Evett and his fretless guitar. There's also the brand new single from Kathryn Williams, and our first contribution from Northern Ireland. I'll be awarding my first ever Golden Graham Award, and (fingers crossed) making fewer 'deliberate' mistakes than I did in the last show!

Show 6 - Fretless American visitor!

  1. Ned Evett - Shine
    Website - www.nedevett.com
    MySpace - myspace.com/nedevett

  2. Kathryn Williams - Hollow
    Website - www.kathrynwilliams.co.uk
    MySpace - myspace.com/kathrynwilliams

    A massive "thank you" to Kathryn for allowing me to play her new single - Hollow - on the show. The single was released on 18th September, and and is taken from the new album - Leave To Remain - out on 2nd October. Both can be bought as CDs or as downloads from Kathryn's website. Check out the website for her up-coming tour dates in October and November.

  3. Ludwig - Sea Nomad
    Website - www.geocities.com/ludwig_ire
    MySpace - myspace.com/ludwigsongs
    Ludwig's music can be found at Broadjam.com (10% discount) and downloadmusic.ie

  4. The Janitors - The Postie Song
    MySpace - myspace.com/janitorsliverpool
    Nina Jones, Kathy Halter, Joe Keelan, Dave Owen + guests

  5. Dhrupick - Pretty As Hell
    MySpace - www.myspace.com/dhrupick
    From Chester, and looking for gigs.

  6. 3 Blind Mice - Emily Has Compassion Fatigue
    Website - www.catsaway.com
    MySpace - myspace.com/catsawaymusic
    Song downloaded from the Podshow Podsafe Music Network at music.podshow.com
    This track is from 3 Blind Mice's new CD 2 Cents An Acre available from CDBaby.

HOW TO GET THE SHOW


1.Listen with this online player


To leave comments with the player click the above.

Download <acronym title=mp3 file " border="0">
2. Download the mp3 file here (
hosted by Libsyn)

3. You can get the show automatically for FREE by subscribing
using the links in the right-hand margin of the shownotes.

 

Also mentioned...

Media files hosted by Liberated Syndication - www.libsyn.com
Fishbowl Acoustic Showcase & Podcast - www.fishbowlacoustic.com and myspace.com/livefishbowl
Paul Wilkes' new EP They've Got Nothing On You (featured in Show 5) is released on October 9th and is available from his website www.paulwilkes.com
My MySpace profile myspace.com/grahamholland
My MySpace music profile myspace.com/grahamhollandmusic
Listener comment - Luís Azevedo Silva (fromPortugal) myspace.com/projectoparalelo
Listener comment - Matthew Rainford (UK) www.aplaceinbetween.com
"Golden Graham" Listener comment - Laura Ross (USA) from the Coffee And Tea Show.
Promo - The Coffee And Tea Show (USA) coffeeandteashow.com
Promo - Daily Dailup News and Music www.dailydialupnewsandmusic.com
Promo - PodcastCon UK www.podcastcon.co.uk - Podcast Convention taking place in London on Saturday 18th November
PodcastCon UK Promo created by the very clever Gary Dring at Clever Little Pod cleverlittlepod.com
Track 6 is taken from the Podshow Podsafe Music Network music.podshow.com

If you like any of the artists on this podcast then please support them by telling your friends, buying their music, and going to their live gigs. Remember to tell them that you heard their music on the It's A Frog's Life Acoustic Podcast. Help to keep music real.

At the heart of UK podcasting - britcaster.com

podsafe music network

Please vote for me at
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Monday, September 18th 2006

8:51 PM

International Acoustic Music Awards



I mentioned this in Show 5 of the It's A Frog's Life Acoustic Podcast but I think it's worth another shout.

If you are an acoustic musician and you think you've got what it takes, then why not enter the International Acoustic Music Awards?

Full details can be found at the website
www.inacoustic.com

The categories are

Folk/Americana/Roots  
AAA/Alternative  
Instrumental
Open/AOG*
Country/Bluegrass
Best Group/Duo  
Best Male Artist  
Best Female Artist

*Acoustic Open Genre, also known as A.O.G., which is open to any genre in the acoustic style such as World, Flamenco, etc.

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Tuesday, September 12th 2006

12:32 PM

It's A Frog's Life Acoustic Podcast - Show 5: World Premier!

Show 5 has an exclusive, world premier track from Paul Wilkes, and five other fantabulous acoustic songs from Liverpool and across the UK.

This show contains a number of 'deliberate' mistakes just to show I'm a human being and not an FM commercial radio station DJ!

Show 5 - World exclusive!

  1. Little Fish Big Pond - Five Minutes More
    Website - www.littlefishbigpond.co.uk
    MySpace - myspace.com/littlefishbigpond
  2. Paul Wilkes - They've Got Nothing On You
    Website - www.paulwilkes.com
    MySpace - myspace.com/paulwilkes
    World Exclusive!
    This is the title track taken from Paul's soon-to-be-launched third EP They've Got Nothing On You. Paul's second and first EPs - Walkin' The Long Road and Green Lane - are both available from the website. Check out Paul's website for details of his tour with Thea Gilmore, and his solo gigs in September and October.
  3. Jordan Senior - Not Today
    MySpace - myspace.com/jordansenior
  4. Rachael Wright - Tall Ships
    Website - www.rachaelwright.com
    MySpace - myspace.com/rachaelwrightmusic
    Tall Ships
    is taken from Rachael's EP Cover My Dreams, available from Rachael.
  5. Maria Daines - Peace Wins The Election
    Website - www.maria-daines.com

    MySpace - myspace.com/mariadaines
    Song from the Podsafe Music Network at music.podshow.com
  6. Stoney - Ghost
    Website - www.stoney.mu
    MySpace - myspace.com/stoneystuff
    Thanks to Pete Cogle for introducing me to Stoney!

HOW TO GET THE SHOW

1.Listen with this online player

Launch Innertoob Player
2. Listen online with the interactive innerTOOB player

Download <acronym title=mp3 file " border="0">
3. Download the mp3 file here,

4. You can get the show automatically for FREE by subscribing using the links in the right-hand margin of the shownotes.

Also mentioned...

If you like any of the artists on this podcast then please support them by telling your friends, buying their music, and going to their live gigs. Remember to tell them that you heard their music on the It's A Frog's Life Acoustic Podcast. Help to keep music real.

At the heart of UK podcasting - britcaster.com podsafe music network

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Friday, September 8th 2006

10:47 AM

Putting together a running order...



After the initial hard work of setting up the podcast and launching it in July and August I've settled down into a routine which involves a lot less work!

The It's A Frog's Life Acoustic Podcast happens every two weeks, unlike many of the music podcasts which are weekly or even more frequent than that. The reason I don't do it weekly is because I have other interests that take up my time. I also have a home life and don't want to spend too much time stuck in front of a computer.



I plan the running order for each show two shows in advance. This means I'm working on the next show and the one after at the same time. Now that I have a bank of musicians and bands bookmarked in my web browser, and a whole host of songs in my Podsafe Music Network playlist, it's simply a matter of putting six songs into a running order and trying to keep a balanced show.



If a song I want to play is from a band/musician's website or from MySpace then I always ask for permission before playing it. This gives the musicians advanced warning so they can tell all their fans about it, and it also gives them the opportunity to let me know about gigs, songs, CDs and other news. Only occasionally do I have to substitute a song from the running order because I haven't received permission in time.

The balances I'm trying to keep are between UK and Liverpool acts, between male solo, female solo, duos and group acts, and between upbeat and laid-back songs. I also like to show different styles to prove that acoustic music isn't just "one man/woman/frog and a guitar".



If you have any comments about putting together a podcast then I'd love to hear them. You can leave comments and messages here and also on the shownotes page at itsafrogslife.net/podcast You can also leave an audio comment using the MyChingo recorder. Some audio comments and messages will be played on future shows - so get recording!


Leave me a comment

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Thursday, August 31st 2006

5:03 PM

It's A Frog's Life Acoustic Podcast show 4 - Special guest

It's show 4, and a special guest pops in to give us his thoughts on music, politics and podcasting. There's a reminder of the competition, a couple of trailers for really cool podcasts, and six great acoustic tracks.

If you've listened to the podcast and enjoyed it then let your friends know, and please (pretty please!) subscribe. Adding it to iTunes is as easy as... well... adding it to iTunes. And it's still free. You can also subscribe via email using the link on the right hand side of the shownotes page.

Show 4 - Special guest time

  1. Joe Topping - How High
    Website - www.joetopping.co.uk
    Two BRILLIANT CDs available - details on his website.
    New Orleans Music Relief Fund - www.nomrf.org

  2. Lizzie Nunnery - Moving With The Moon
    Website - www.lizzienunnery.co.uk
    MySpace - myspace.com/lizzienunnery
    Lizzie's debut EP - 'Monkeys and Devils - is available at gigs and website only £4.99 (incl. P&P)
    Download as mp3s from the website and it costs only £2.49 when you pay by credit card!

  3. John Prosser - The Girl With The Glasses
    Lyons and Tigers Website - thezutons.net/lyons
    Lyons and Tigers MySpace - myspace.com/lyonsandtigers
    Recorded live at Come Strut Your Stuff by Maccman23 & Josh

  4. Simon Lawrence - Distance
    Website - uk.singerspro.com/simon.lawrence
    MySpace - myspace.com/simonlawrencemusic
    Simon and Miles Jazz - MySpace - myspace.com/simonandmiles
    Podsafe Music Network profile

  5. Tony Kehoe - Paper Wings
    MySpace - myspace.com/kehoesongs
    New EP - It's No Coincidence - available from Tony. Email for details.

  6. Rare Breed - Going Places With My Mind
    MySpace - myspace.com/rarebreeduk1

HOW TO GET THE SHOW


1.Listen with this online player

Launch Innertoob Player
2. Listen online with the
interactive innerTOOB player


3. Download the mp3 file


4. Subscribe to the show for free.
Just follow the links in the right hand margin of the shownotes page.

Also mentioned...

  • Joe Topping is walking from Chicago to New Orleans to raise money for the New Orleans Music Relief Fund www.nomrf.org which supports displaced musicians from the New Orleans area following Hurricane Katrina last year. Visit www.joetopping.co.uk and click on the "Summer 2006" link for more information and to download the free track - How High.
  • Tony Blair, PM, appears courtesy of the multi-talented Mr Simon Lawrence.
  • Promo - Clever Little Pod at cleverlittlepod.com - very funny British comedy podcast.
  • Elliot Hall (from Show 3) fronts the band Groundless myspace.com/groundless
  • My MySpace profile at myspace.com/grahamholland
  • My MySpace music profile at myspace.com/grahamhollandmusic
  • Promo - PC Podcast, with Pete Cogle at pcpodcast.blogsome.com - eclectic music from around the world.
  • Competition to win Rachael Dadd's new CD, 'Songs From The Crypt'. Listen to Show 3 for the question. Competition closes midnight on 11th September.
  • Podshow Podsafe Music Network music.podshow.com

If you like any of the artists on this podcast then please support them by telling your friends, buying their music, and going to their live gigs. Help to keep music real.

At the heart of UK podcasting - britcaster.com podsafe music network

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Thursday, August 24th 2006

2:49 PM

Never Trust A Panda - Comedy Countdown Number 1 song!

My song - Never Trust A Panda - is at Number 1 in the Podsafe Comedy Countdown! Woo hoo!!

Check out the podcast at www.podsafecomedycountdown.com
 




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