Festive ‘Spill – 2013

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As 2013 draws to a close, it’s time, once again, to pick our favourite songs of the year:

- Pick your personal 3 best songs of 2013 (or late 2012) & rank them with #1 being best of all.

- Send your secret ballot, along with mp3′s or mp3 links to shoemail@cfl.rr.com & you’ll get confirmation back (eventually) that your choices are placed.

- If your pick is already taken you can pick a replacement.

- We’ll playlist the results on the ‘Spill, in 3 parts, on: Friday, Dec 20; Sunday December 22 & Tuesday, December 24. All starting @ 6:00 PM (UK Time).

Festive ‘Spill, 2012 – Our #1′s Of The Year

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Festive ‘Spill, 2012 – Our #2′s Of The Year

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Festive ‘Spill, 2012 – Our #3′s Of The Year

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Festive ‘Spill, 2012

2012 is winding down, so it’s time to look back & pick our favourite tunes of the year for our annual listening party – continuing a tradition established by the late John Peel & his Festive 50 broadcasts. A reminder of how our version works:

You can nominate 3 songs (New releases from 2012 (or late 2011, that missed the cut last year). Any ‘Spiller or Readers Recommender is welcome to participate.

Please rank your choices 1,2 & 3; #1 being your best of the best. We ‘Spillcast the results in three parts, starting with the #3′s on dates to be be determined – suggestions welcome in the comments for preferred broadcast dates.

Send your nominations to shoemail@cfl.rr.com.

The tricky part: In order to play the tunes, I need actual mp3′s of your choices. You can attach mp3 files to an e-mail (usually works best if you send one mp3 per e-mail).

You can also send a URL hotlink to an mp3, if it’s stored somewhere I can access it.

Those of you on Dropbox can use your private folder in Dropbox (the one called public). Add your file to the public folder. Right click on the file, select “copy public link” & paste into your e-mail. If you’re a DB expert, you can set up a new shared folder instead. Please don’t use the public RR folder as this will spoil the surprise.

You will get confirmation from me when I have received your votes & mp3 files. If using a hotlink, please leave the files where they are until you get the e-mail confirmation.

Nominations are on a first come basis. If one of your picks is already taken, I will let you know so you can make another one. Vote early if you want to avoid this.

Please take part if you can. Feel free to use the comments for any questions or suggestions.

Festive ‘Spill, 2011 – The Ones


Festive ‘Spill, 2011 – The Twos


Festive ‘Spill, 2011 – The Threes


Festive ‘Spill 2011: The Foreplay

That time already? Where the hell did that year go? Anyway: for you newerbees, the Festive ‘Spill is our version of the year-end tradition established by the late, great John Peel, when we sort out our fave tunes of the year to listen to over the festive season.

Quick(ish) reminder of how to take part:

- Each ‘Spiller can nominate 3 songs (New releases from 2011 (or late 2010).

- Please rank your choices 1,2 & 3. 1 being bestest.

- If you really don’t have any faves from this year, you obviously have been distracted & may pick 3 tunes that you think are fitting for the occasion.

- Send your nominations to shoemail@cfl.rr.com (note: different address than last time). Your e-mail should contain URL links to actual mp3′s (You can use your private folder in Dropbox (helpfully, called public. Just right click on the file, select “copy public link” & paste in your e-mail). If you are a DB expert, you can set up a new shared folder. Don’t use the RR folder as this actually is public for most of you & will spoil the surprise.

- If hotlinking, please leave the files alone until you get a confirmation from me that I’ve got them (& even then, in true Peelie style, I’ve been known to mislay them, but we usually muddle through, somehow).

-Confused? Then just e-mail me a list of picks and I’ll have my elves investigate.

- Nominations are on a first come, first served basis. So vote early. If one of your picks is taken, I will e-mail you back so you can make another one.

- Please take part if you can.

- That’s it for now.

Festive ‘Spill, 2010 – The Ones


Festive ‘Spill, 2010 – The Twos


Festive ‘Spill, 2010: The Threes

We now return to our scheduled program, already in progress: Now new & improved, in glorious Blimpysound, with added Barbryn,Magicman & Fintan.


Festive ‘Spill 2010 – The Threeplay

‘Tis about that time so let’s launch Festive ‘Spill 2010. Continuing the tradition established by the late, great John Peel, when we sort out our fave tunes of the year to listen to over the festive season.

Quick reminder of how to play The ‘Spill version:

- Each ‘Spiller (or RR lurker) can nominate 3 songs.

- Songs should be new releases from 2010 (or late 2009). If you don’t have any faves from this year, you may pick 3 tunes that you think are fitting for the occasion. Please be clear which pick is which (#3,#2 or #1), as we playlist everyone’s choices countdown stylee, a few days before Christmas.

- Send your nominations to shoemail@earthlink.net. Your e-mail should contain URL links to actual mp3′s (You can use your private folder in Dropbox; Don’t use the RR folder as this will spoil the surprise.). Please leave the files there until you get a confirmation from me that I’ve got them. If you are fearful or inadequate with the technology, just send me a list of picks and I’ll see what the elves can do.

- Nominations are on a first come, first served basis. So vote early. If one of your picks is taken, I will e-mail you back so you can make another one.

- Now that we’ve done this twice before, it is now an official ‘Spill tradition. Please take part if you can.

Festive ‘Spill Update


Seem to have almost caught-up with what’s been sent in so far – over 60 tunes. (Steen can you db yours again & let me know which is your 1, 2 & 3 pick? Getting delay messages on your e-mail – cheers). Some of you have some picks left & some haven’t picked yet. You know who you are. Anyway, propose that we broadcast as follows:

#3′s on Thursday, December 17 at 9:00pm (UK time, am guessing this will be an RR week off)
#2′s on Saturday, December 19 at 9:00pm
#1′s on Monday, December 21 at 9:00pm

To give me time to sort this out & pick me own tunes, deadline for any remaining picks is Monday, December 14. If sooner, so much the better. Cheers.

P.S. Have a few #4 picks/leftovers. Seems a shame to waste. So here’s a little preview:

Abahachi #4
TinCanMan #4
Mnemonic #4

Festive ‘Spill Two – The Replay

5 weeks to go to Krimble (sorry), so it’s about time to launch Festive ‘Spill 2009. Continuing the tradition established by the late, great John Peel (Dandelion Radio do a fine job keeping the official thing going – but our version is just as good, if not better).

Here are the roolz:

- Each ‘Spiller (or RR lurker) can nominate 3 songs.

- Songs should be new releases from 2009 (or late 2008 that missed inclusion late last year).

- If you really don’t have any faves from ’09, you can pick 3 tunes that you think would be appropriate (discovered this year on RR or the ‘Spill, perhaps?).

- Email your 3 nominations in order #1 = most favoritest, #3 = least best, but still really good & needs to be heard) to shoemail@earthlink.net

- Dropbox users: Your e-mail should contain URL links to actual mp3′s (Your private folder in Dropbox). If you’re on Dropbox, but don’t know how to do this, e-mail when you’re ready & I can create a folder for you to copy the tunes into. If not on the box, & want to be, ask Tin nicely. Don’t use the RR folder as this will spoil the surprise.

- Not on Dropbox? Then you can e-mail actual mp3′s – best to do this one at a time to avoid them getting trapped in mail size filters. If all else fails, just e-mail me a list of the tunes and will attempt to find them for you. Afraid that Podbean, Deezer or Spotify links won’t work.

- Be sure to include your RR/’Spill/Dropbox name in the e-mail as it’s not always obvious who’s who, especially if you start using supposedly real names.

- Nominations are on a first come, first served basis. So vote early. If one of your picks is taken, I will e-mail you back so you can make another pick.

- Deadline & broadcast dates? Thoughts in the comments please along with any questions.

- This was a lot of fun last year. Please take part if you can.

- Phew.

Festive ‘Spill – We Are Number One

Cover art by our resident artistic genius Saneshane. Delighted that Carole has emerged from her funk and the wandering gypsy, that is Snadfrod, showed up to play too – so now there are a couple of extra tracks in the #3 and #2 posts – go have a listen. Think that Uncle John would approve of the way we have mutated his tradition here on the ‘Spill. Thanks to all for a wonderful year of music and madness. With your permission, would like to dedicate this final selection to Blimpy, without whom there would be no ‘Spill. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all. Here are your #1 picks:

Maconius7
Kalyr
Toffeeboy
Debbym
Abahachi
Gremlinfc
Darceysdad
Goneforeign
Shoegazer
May1366
Proudfoot
Treefrogdemon
Glasshalfempty
Carolebristol
Snadfrod
Shivsidecar
Saneshane
Ejaydee
Steenbeck
Nilpferd
Japanther
Mnemonic
Elderino
Tincanman
Blimpy
GarethI
Frogprincess
Tracyk

Festive ‘Spill – Your No. 3′s


As this became quite large in a hurry, thought it best to bring forward the release schedule to allow time to digest. Look for the “number two’s” on Thursday and grand finale on Saturday (will try to post a little earlier in the day). Play order is by song title, but have hidden the names so, hopefully, we can keep these up for a while (right click will download & reveal for the curious). Thanks to all for taking part (Abahachi & Proudfoot will be joining us in the next installments). Enjoy:

Saneshane
Glasshalfempty
Darceysdad
Japanther
Ticanman
Frogprincess
Garethi
Elderino
Mnemonic
Marconius7
Shivsidecar
Toffeeboy
Gremlinfc
Ejaydee
Snadfrod
Shoegazer
Debbym
Carolebristol
May1366
Nilpferd
Treefrogdemon
Kalyr
Blimpy
Goneforeign
Tracyk
Steenbeck