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Saturday, August 23, 2008

We Carry On

I don't really have much to say this week because I'm just too busy to think properly. Nothing new there. The only really new thing, other than the fact that the kitchen is now (almost) done and some other work-related news (to be announced soon), is the MMI Podcast: Facebook Fan Page. The number of people who have added the page on their Facebook profile has now more than doubled since last weekend. I'm sure the number will continue to swell in the coming weeks and months, particularly as we start looking into the 2008 Listeners' Picks.

The opening song on the 128th podcast in the weekly Mużika Mod Ieħor series is the debut release by Milk Mi. Black Sheep was lauched at Rookies yesterday so I doubt there's newer material I could be including in this week's podcast. There's a video to go with this song too. Good stuff.

Last night I was interviewed by Marlene Galea for the Maltese service on SBS Radio in Australia; I tell you more about that once it has been aired. Chatting with Marlene about the Maltese music scene prompted me to play some music by an Australian rock band with a Maltese connection. Missfire, fronted by Maltese Australian singer Chris Saliba, have never appeared on the MMI podcast before now, so I think it's appropriate to include Holding On Again from the EP Halfway Here, which they released last year. I believe they're about to release an album any time now. If/when I get a hold of that I'll probably play a track or two from it too.

In the last two years I've played something by Sylvan Borg every year. This year is no exception even though I don't think he has really released any new recordings. He has just been gigging in London but I'd love to hear some new stuff from him. Meanwhile, I'm playing Walk, the only track on his MySpace page that I haven't already included in a previous edition of the Mużika Mod Ieħor series.

Speaking of previous editions of the MMI podcast, this weekend marks two significant events for this series. The obvious (I would say) fact is that it was on the 25th of August 2005 that I first started test podcasts on the MaltaMedia Online Network. Two days earlier, the online independent Maltese record company Pinkpube was officially launched. I've been marking the 3rd birthday/anniversary for Pinkpube over these past three weeks; it's three years so it's three consecutive mentions, how's that? This week's podcast ends with Daisy Gonzales off the Pinkpube album from August 2006, One: A Micro Celebration For A Pinkpube Year In Action. Here's hoping that this record label lives on for many years to come.

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