Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Dumbed Down Life 052

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Topic Best bits of the show
Darren Millionaire - Lance Virtual Barber & Lyricosis

Song 2
Boy @ Heart - no matter what you have done or have not done

Song 3
Boy @ Heart - Don't be afraid of your shadow
Darren - Race of Champions

Song 4
Lance Larson - listen to your heartbeat

Topic - Christmas trivia

Song 5
Larry the cable guy

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Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Day 17

I can't imagine that many of you were able to get that mobile phone game to work, if you did, I hope you also found more programs on that site to fill up your memory card with.

Another classic but re-packaged, you get not one but lots (four or five?) games with today's link these you play on your web browser so should work for most viewers.

Sunday, 14 December 2008

Day 14

While it's quite possible we'll have a white Christmas this year in the UK, I don't think we'll have quite so much snow. My dog would poke her nose outside, shiver and come back in!

Today's game is a classic, if you've been on the Internet for more than 12 months you'll almost certainly know this one.

You have to download and install the game, it's only a trial version but you do get an hour of entertainment from it.

Saturday, 13 December 2008

Day 13

A little delayed today since last night was the works Christmas party and I was, a little worse for ware.

The cartoon from day 12 was reminiscent of the short cartoons that used to play on BBC2 back in the day when we only had a choice from three channels.

A nice, Christmassy YouTube clip for today.

Friday, 12 December 2008

Day 12

My apologies for not getting Day 11 up in a timely fashion. I thought I'd uploaded the page but must have made a mistake somewhere.

BigBuckBunny was produced in an "open source" environment, meaning that it was written and produced as a project with input from many different people and the final product not tied to the tight copyright laws of most films.

Day 12 we have another cartoon, a little strange and will no doubt scare the willies out of Doug!

There's also a new Dumbed Down Life recording, number 51!

Thursday, 11 December 2008

Dumbed Down Life 051

Oliver Postgate and his creations.
The Dumbed Down Life Advent Calendar
and look what my dog can do :)

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  1. SONG 1
    Sean Patrick McGraw - Southern In Yer Soul

  2. Topic
    Lance - Oliver Postgate

  3. Contagious Promo

  4. SONG 2
    Sunspot - Pretend

  5. Topic
    Darren - Advent Calendar, Hooked On Puzzles

  6. Song 3
    Buddahead - Standing Still

  7. Topic
    Doug - Look what my dog can do

  8. Song 4
    JTX - Party Like a Rockstar
The book Lance was talking about was actually called Marianne Dreams by Catherine Storr and was made into the film Paper house
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Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Day 10

Scissors, paper and making stuff. Just like Blue Peter. Thanks again to Gardenfey from LiveJournal for that practical post.

Today's post is a cartoon, click Anglais (or Fracais) to watch this classic Internet cartoon.

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Day 9

I did warn you didn't I? I was up until 5am playing that last game, a bad case of the "just one more level".

A chance to step away from the computer with this next door.

Monday, 8 December 2008

Day 8

The game from Day 7 takes a while to get into and will possibly take up many, many hours, introduce to you people all over the world, and let you take their stuff :)

Today's gem really should come with a warning...


Saturday, 6 December 2008

Day 7

I may not have been clear with what you actually got on Day 6, it was a set of related YouTube clips that play one after the other, if you only saw the first clip then you didn't get the whole experience.

For day 7 another game, though this time not a puzzle game one that could potentially entertain you while the rest of the family are watching The Muppets Christmas Carol on Dec 25th!

Day 6

I was not able to complete all the puzzles on the game from day 5, I hope you had better luck. Unlike most advent calendars that are thrown away once all the doors have been opened this one will remain available though you'll have to bookmark it as there won't be links on the main menu for "Christmas" all year round!

Giving your brain a break for Day 6.

Friday, 5 December 2008

Day 5

Today's treat has a small price to pay, you have to watch a commercial before the game starts but it's worth it.

Quite a difficult one this one an I have to admit I've not gotten very far yet.

Thanks again to Ken from Derby (dad :) )

Dumbed Down Life 50

We reach our 50th broadcast which we were never sure would happen when we first started doing this :)

Thanks to everyone for their continued support.

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  1. SONG 1
    Blake Morgan - Maybe I'm Amazed
  2. TopicDoug - fifty
  3. Dave comment
  4. TopicLeonie - How the internet can change your life
  5. Song 3Joey & Rory - Cheater Cheater
  6. Topic
    Lance - Eco life
  7. Song 4Stephen Lynch - Vanilla Ice Cream
Locks of Love Charity website
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Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Day 4

Did you finish all the levels of the game on day 3? The good thing is that I found when I returned to the game it had remembered which puzzles I'd already completed.

Today is another brain teaser, this one sent in by Gardenfey from LiveJournal.

Day 3

The treat for December 2nd was a link to a free online game, this game was one that was produced originally by a company that I worked for. Now, ten years later the game is free and still thriving.

December 3rd is another free game, this link provided by Ken from Derby, thanks Dad ;)

Dumbed Down Life 049

Christmas is getting too early?
Is Batman Dead for good?
And don't forget to visit the DDL Advent Calendar

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  1. SONG 1
    Podsafe For Peace - If Every Day Were Christmas

  2. Topic
    Too Early for Christmas?

  3. SONG 2
    The Hypertonics - Don't Marry the One You Love, Marry The One Who Loves You

  4. Topic
    Death of Batman…753966.stm

  5. Tim Storm
    and chat

  6. Song 3
    Ingrid Michaelson - Be OK

  7. Topic
    Advent Calendar

  8. Song 4
    Ashes of Draught - Woke Up Dead

Monday, 1 December 2008

Did You Get It?

Just to make sure that everything is working ok, behind the first door for the advent calendar you should have found a link to the YouTube video for "Straight No Chaser". Having got 8 million views to this specific video they signed a record contract and their album was released back in October.

If you didn't see the video, make sure you clicked the image after opening the little door.

Not all the doors will hide YouTube videos. The door for day two is an example of this.

If you have technical problems with the page please let me know. I've tested it on several different browsers but there's always something different to cause problems.

Weekly Podsafe Top 5

Hopefully I can remember to do this each Monday.

My Top 5 Podsafe Tracks Week Ending 30/11/08

1. The Mystery Body - Keep On The Path

2. The Blue Vagrants - Ragweed

3. Jasmine Commerce - Somewhere In Between

4. Ashes of Draught - Woke Up Dead

5. The Hypertonics - Don't Marry the One You Love, Marry the One Who Loves You

Monday, 24 November 2008

Dumbed Down Life 048

The album art for this show contains the "blue screen of death" to represent the technical troubles that we had when first trying to record the show.
Unfortunately, this isn't the show we recorded...

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  1. SONG 1
    Audio Spaghetti - The First Time
  2. This is not the show that was recorded on Thursday

  3. SONG 2Jessi Hamilton - I'll Cry For You

  4. Friends Of The ShowThe Bugcast
    The Random Three

  5. SONG 3Ryan Calhoun - Drainging
  6. Happy Birthday
  7. Minnie Riperton
  8. Show Figures
  9. Song 4Daydream On Autopilot - Better Off Alone

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Thursday, 20 November 2008

Thursday Reminder

Dumbed Down Life 48, returning live in about an hour (that's 9pm UK). Join us at

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Dumbed Down Life 047

Caught up with Doug and Lance to hear what they've been doing for the past week. Peppered as always with some awesome Podsafe music.

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  1. SONG 1
    The Break And Repair Method - This City
  2. Airports and Fishing

  3. SONG 2Citizens of Contrary Knowledge - Complicated

  4. Voting And The Blue Smokey Mountains

  5. SONG 3Miranda Vettrus - Book Of Lies
  6. Lances Views On The US
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Come listen to Dumbed Down Life

Come listen to Dumbed Down Life, a mixture of chat and podsafe music. 

Since it is a podcast you can also subscribe and automagically receive the show when it's recorded.

The show "airs" every week at around 9pm UK time. And the podcast is generally ready for down load a few hours later.

It's a pre-recorded show this week because the conversation between me in the UK and Lance and Doug in the US was almost two hours and had to be edited down.

You may even notice that I changed into my DDL T-Shirt especially for the video!

Thursday, 6 November 2008

Dumbed Down Life 046

5th of November firework display, on an audio podcast?

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  1. Kalliopi - Naked
  2. Fireworks

  3. Val Emmich - Get On With It

  4. Ema Sumac
  5. Feedback

  6. Daydream On Autopilot - Dreams
  7. The US Election (Just a short piece, honestly!)
  8. Uncle Seth - To Be An Angel
  9. Tornado Steam Locomotive
  10. Divide & Kreate - Dance Dreams [Eurythmics vs. Lady Gaga]
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Monday, 3 November 2008

Dumbed Down Life 045

Use Your Vote! Well, if you're American :)

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  1. SONG 1
    Brad Sucks - Dirtbag
  2. November 4th

  3. SONG 2Buckcherry - Sorry

  4. Comedy Clips

  5. SONG 3Daydream On Autopilot - Call Me

Thursday, 23 October 2008

Dumbed Down Life 044

Lance is the contestant and Darren plays host on this special edition of "Who Wants To Be A Dumbed Down Millionaire?"

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  1. SONG 1
    Rhoda - Time After Time
  2. Who Wants To Be A Dumbed Down Millionaire?

  3. SONG 2Daydream On Autopilot - Better Off Alone

  4. Who Wants To Be A Dumbed Down Millionaire?

  5. SONG 3Patti Rothberg - Double Standards
  6. Who Wants To Be A Dumbed Down Millionaire?
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Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Interview 4

The last of the videos of the Q&A session with Darren, filmed earlier this year.

Friday, 17 October 2008

Dumbed Down Life 043

A false set of show notes were prepared so that Lance would not know that this was a birthday special.

Happy Birthday Lance

Special thanks to all those that recorded messages.

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  1. SONG 1
    Cake For The Community - Dear Penis
  2. On This Day In History

  3. SONG 2Blink 182/Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up

  4. Film and TV Tunes

  5. SONG 3Chris Trapper - 35th Birthday
  6. How Old Are You?
  7. American Election Music
  8. American Election Parodies
  9. OUTRO

Special thanks to Bobbi, Sam, Aribeth, Barbara, Leonie and Mark (The Random Three) for the birthday greets and songs.

Friday, 10 October 2008

Dumbed Down Life 042

This is the real show number 42, not like last week which was show 41 in disguise.

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1. SONG 1
Kelvin Declined - 42

2. 42
Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything

3. SONG 2
Any December - Hide and Seek

4. PROMO: This Week In London

5. True Blood

6. Post Secret

What A Wonderful World

8. 4-Lance

Thursday, 2 October 2008

Technical Issues And Mistakes

So tonight, Lance was supposed to record the show but his computer messed up. The start of the recording was now half an hour late as I had to transfer all the files which Lance had onto my machine.

After the delay and a couple of false starts the show got going.

The quality of the recording still isn't right, I'm having trouble with the codecs used to encode the MP3 files.

When we got to the last track of the show I forgot to turn the microphone off and the conversation between Lance and I went on the record.

While putting the details of the MP3 file onto the site for upload I kept typing "Show 42" instead of 41!!! While all references to the show on the web page are right the show will appear as 42 on your MP3 player.


You'd think that after so many shows we'd have this down to an art by now!

Dumbed Down Life 041

The Big Draw, Tony Hart, Steve Fossett and no more iTunes!

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  1. SONG 1:Common Ground - Monsters
  2. The Big
  3. Tony Hart Forced To Give Up ArtBBC News Link
  4. SONG 2:The Enemy Is Listening - Rockstar
  5. PROMO:Wormwood
  6. Steve Fossett's plane is found
  7. Apple threaten to close down iTunes
  8. SONG 3:Any December - Hide And Seek

Daz Interview 3

Monday, 29 September 2008

My Weekly Top 10

This is my personal top 10 of Podsafe music I have listened to this week. It is generated using a script to select the 10 most played tracks in the last 7 days.

01 (NE) Somewhere - Jasmine Commmerce
02 (NE) Ballad Of Ruth - Bryan Baker
03 (NE) We Are Strong - Pshyco Dasies
04 (NE) Songbbird - High Child
05 (NE) Crazy About You - The Crowd
06 (NE) Oh No - Common Ground
07 (NE) Fairest Of The Mall - Griddle
08 (NE) Priestess Battery - Rural Electric Project
09 (NE) Had To Wake You - Ten Ways From Sunday
10 (NE) Silver Bullet - Globus

Thursday, 25 September 2008

Dumbed Down Life 040

One Hit Wonder Day! So to celebrate we're playing all your favorite one hit wonders, backwards! Can you guess the songs before Lance?

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  1. SONG 1: KenCarson - I Kissed A Barbie Girl
  3. SONG 2: Bill - Watercolours.
  4. PROMO: Cat And Cthulu
  5. David Blaine
  6. SONG 3: The Transfer - Down With Everything

Daz Interview 2

Friday, 19 September 2008

Dumbed Down Life 039

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  1. Tom Smith - Talk Like A Pirate
  2. Arrrrrr it be Talk Like a Pirate Day
  3. Kalliopi - Around The World
  4. Promo - Children Of The Gods
  5. Mohave - Ring-A-Ding
  6. The wrong Door

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Friday, 12 September 2008

Dumbed Down Life 038

"The Interesting Show"
I'm not sure why but "Interesting" was used several times in this recording. Interesting to us maybe, interesting to you? Who knows?

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Intro / Outro Music Snubnosed Aardvark - Derek K Miller

Alamance - Moving On

People saying the silly thing under pressure, stupid gadgets

Ampliphonic - High Track

The end of the world fails to happen, remote music storage
Large Hardon Collider?


The Law of Fives - Love Lies

Vodafone and Facebook

Friday, 5 September 2008

Dumbed Down Life 037

The Google Show! Geek boys Lance and Darren get a little carried away with tech' news. Special guest Dave talks about E.S.P.

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1.Intro / Outro Music
Snubnosed Aardvark - Derek K Miller

2.Song 1
DJ MXR - California Summer [Red Hot Chili Peppers vs. Joe Cocker]

3.Darren Topic
Google's new browser

4.Song 2
Yvonne-Marie Evans - Lone Ranger

5.Dave's Topic
Link between loved ones

6.Song 3
A Boy At Heart - No Matter What You Have Done Or Not Done

7.Lance's Topic
The Cloud


Doug and I had a discussion after the show last night and we think we want to try to improve the show a little. Currently we all separately decide on a topic and then arrange the show so each of us have a specific slot for our section.

The last few shows I personally have really struggled with my topic and this has resulted in a fairly flat show. the same thing happened last night.

When we stream live we generally go back on air once the show has been recorded and chat amongst ourselves and just mess around, talking to the people in the chat room on our website ( Last night the fun really kicked in during the after-show party and I think that was more fun and more engaging than the show itself.

I think it's come to a stage now that we are all very comfortable with the idea of broadcasting and we now need to work on getting the show to sound a little more professional and yet more free flowing at the same time. There are too many times where we pause or um and err which isn't great but we also have a tendency to geek out too much with tech related stuff.

I feel that the idea of the show was to be a light hearted look at life and that is slowly being lost with the need to find a "topic". I would like the show to sound much more like three guys chewing the fat down the pub, broken up with music and little soundbites etc........

Monday, 1 September 2008

Dumbed Down Life 036

Doug, Darren and Lance talk swearing, Big Brother (no the other Big Brother) and must have albums.

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  1. Intro / Outro MusicSnubnosed Aardvark - Derek K Miller
  2. Song 1DJ Schmolli - Smells Like Bleeding Love
  3. Darren TopicHow acceptable is swearing
    Not that we give FUNK If you don't FUNKING like it then you can go forth and multiply :)
  4. Song 2Kevin Merrit - Sister Rosa
  5. Lance TopicBig Brother is watching you
  6. Song 3Wiser Time - High Time Mind
  7. Doug's TopicMust haves - We name Our 3 Must have albums

Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Dumbed Down Life 035

A late show for last week but Lance and Daz both felt that they "had a show in them" so here it is!

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1. Intro / Outro Music
Snubnosed Aardvark - Derek K Miller

2. Song 1
Maximum Angel - Mos Isley

3. Darren Topic
The Clone Wars

4. Song 2
PsychoVoyager - Out

5. Lance Topic
Streetview Australia

6.Song 3
Eureka Gold - Peter Oh

Darren's Topic 2
American Adventures

Monday, 25 August 2008

My GPS Experience

A topic that has come up a couple of times on DDL is GPS tracking. I'd never used a GPS system myself, more a fan of the map or printed directions from the Internet.

On my latest trip to the US I did a lot of driving. First from Chicago out to the Quad Cities in Illinois where my father in law lives, this was pretty uneventful.

After staying overnight at my father in law's house I then drove down to Camden, Missouri. The first five and a half hours of the six hour journey were pretty uneventful. With two teenagers in the car I was press-ganged into listening to some of the most awful choices of music that I have the misfortune to have on my iPod.

As we got to with 20 miles of our destination, onto a road that I actually recognised, the GPS suggested that I "turn left". My instincts said this was wrong, my print-out instructions said this was wrong but hey, it's GPS, it must have some kind of information that I didn't know about?

I turned off of the main road, two lanes either direction, onto the smaller road. Straight away I knew that the GPS was right. The traffic on this road was zero. Having spent a while in queues it was nice to be doing 50Mph again, yup, this may not be the main road but it's certainly... "Turn right in 500 yards." OK, all knowing GPS, your wish is my... hmm, is this a road? Can't be, I'll try a little further down. "Please turn around as soon as possible."

Somewhat apprehensively I drove into what looked like a private, rough, loose road.

You know those horror films where GPS leads the victim up a road to a haunted house and the car and it's occupants are never seen again? This was one of those!!!

I couldn't see behind me because of the cloud of dust that my shiny little rental car was kicking up. "In three hundred yards turn right." the GPs called out. This road was hardly a road and it had turnings? Yup, it sure did!

We passed what I would call a classic American farm house, built from wood, three or four rusty trucks in the front yard and two old men on the front porch in rocking chairs, both with a shotgun across their laps. They tipped their hats politely as we rumbled slowly by.

In my mind I was just imagining having to walk back to the farm house to get them to use their truck to get the rental car out of a ditch.

I got a text message from my wife "Where R U?", to which my daughter replied "Dunno!".

After about ten minutes on this road we came to a bridge. Not one of those "Bridges Of Madison County" covered bridges, no a single lane, 400 foot long, swinging bridge.

As we got off the other side the locals in their truck with fishing rods gave us a knowing look, if you're down here in a rental car, chances are that GPS sent you.

When we finally got to our destination I still couldn't see out of the back window. The dust and dirt covered the back of the car to such an extent that it hid the rear number plate and blocked the rear back window.

I told my wife about our little detour and she of course wanted to see so later in the week we took the 4x4. Funny, when I had my baseball cap, my 4x4 and my farmers tan the looks from the locals were quite different.

By The Swinging Bridges


Dumbed Down Life 034

This week Lance, Doug and stand in Ben break the show length record, taking the show to one hour and one minute! This show is bought to you by the letter "F".

Sorry it's taken all f'ing week to post the f'ing show notes on the f'ing web site.

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1. Intro / Outro Music
Snubnosed Aardvark - Derek K Miller

2. Song 1
Glasshouse - One Night in Your Skin

3. Doug Topic

neighbour labour

4. Song 2

Dave Nachmanoff - A Certain Distance

5. Lance Topic

Birmingham's flyer cock-up
John Lenon's killers till locked up

Song 3
Lisa Redford - When You Come Home

Ben's Topic
Seattle and the Microsoft Zune

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Performer Feedback

It's not often we get a response from the artists we play on the show so it is always pleasant when someone takes the time to do so.

We use music from the Podsafe Music Network which, in simple terms, allows us to play music without having to pay royalties etc.

The only proviso is that we inform the artist that we have played their track

We have just received this....

"Hi there Daz & Lance,
Sorry if I've missed another name I couldn't find it.
I just wanted to say cheers for playing one of my songs on your show.

It shows you've got taste! Like your style, keep it up. I'm in Thailand, but I'm from the UK myself. I'm an Essex boy at heart!

Thanks again
Be well
Rob Cooke (Boy @ Heart)"

We played Rob's track "Alive" on DDL 033

Thaks Rob

Sunday, 10 August 2008

Dumbed Down Life 033

With Daz in the US and Doug busy, Lance flies the show solo this week, a sort of "Dumbed Down Bald One".

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Intro / Outro Music
Snubnosed Aardvark - Derek K Miller

Song 1
G Tom Mac - Cry Little Sister CaveClub Video Mix 128

Song 2
Drawn from Bees - Ready To Explode

Entertainment News
i. US pop singer Katy Perry has topped the UK charts on download sales alone
ii. Big Brother contestants wake to find divide gone
iii. Daniel Craig stocks up on bubbly, fuelling marriage rumours
iv. Harry Potter prequel sold out on first day.
v. A Cher has had his stereo and CD collection destroyed by council chiefs.

Song 3
Delilah Why - Walk On By

Technology News
i. BBC sorry after TV data is stolen
ii. An unmanned aircraft has been used to monitor farm crops
iii. Lotus Engineering developes a system that generates sounds for electric and hybrid vehicles.
iv. Facebook is the target of a new attack that is spreading messages with malicious links

Song 4
Boy At Heart - Alive

Song 5
Mike Zito - Love Like This

Friday, 1 August 2008

Dumbed Down Life 032

Amazingly the DDL has four presenters for this show!!
We discuss Street View, Ghosts and revisit the Imagine cup.

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  1. Intro / Outro Music Snubnosed Aardvark - Derek K Miller
  2. Song 1 The Volume Brothers - Having a Hard Time Having a Good Time
  3. Lance Topic Google Street View gets go ahead
  4. Song 2 William Clarke - The complainers Boogie Woogie
  5. Doug Topic Ghosts
  6. Song 3 Ryan Winford - Living Hell
  7. Ben's Topic The Imagine cup results

Friday, 25 July 2008

Dumbed Down Life 031

Live again, a short show after a couple that almost ran to an hour. Now we have our own server to stream with the conversations carried on into the night, long after the recordings stopped. This of course was when some of our funniest material came out. Lance claims to have recorded some of the after show frolics, keep watching to see if we put up any additional material.

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1. Intro / Outro Music
Snubnosed Aardvark - Derek K Miller

2. Song 1
The renegades - Out of control

3. Darren topic
The Muppets on Youtube

4. Song 2
Wensday - Only women Bleed

5. Doug Topic
Dark side of the rainbow

Song 3
Goodnight Sunrise - Routine and Dollar Signs

Lance Topic
SatNav Blunder

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Dumbed Down Life Radio

Recently we have had a few issues with the streaming service that we were using which has caused us to be unable to do a live broadcast for a while. Now when we did the first Dumbed Down Live it was only intended as a bit of fun and not something we really planned on doing that regularly. It turned out that we liked the experience and we did get some positive feedback from it so we carried on with it.

The trouble we had was that as this was a free public service we had to rely on being able to book the 1 hour slot that we wanted. Also there began to be some login issues with the service.

So we have altered things a little and we now have a service that is 100% our own, which means that we can stream live broadcasts or anything we like at any time of the day.

With that in mind I'm pleased to inform you that DDL Radio has gone live :)

You can now listen to a 24 hour streaming archive of all of our previous shows direct from this site. just head over to the chat page and click on the link to listen in.

This will also be used for live broadcasts when we record a new episode.


Saturday, 19 July 2008

Dumbed Down Life 030

A day late this week, like you expect us to keep to a schedule!

Some of the more sensitive subjects appear to be more popular with our audience so this week we cover golf and the new Batman film. Eh? Who writes this stuff?

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1. Intro / Outro Music
Snubnosed Aardvark - Derek K Miller

2. Song 1
Buckcherry - Sorry
(Buckcherry are currently touring the US with Motley Crew)

3. Darren topic

4. Song 2
Hello Dave - Summertime
For Dave of the Bugcast

5. Feedback
Mark The Random Three Podcast
-Feedback from a band we've played

6. Lance Topic

Should Heath Ledger get an Oscar or is it just PR for the new film

7. Song 3
Jennings and Keller - Time Changes

Friday, 11 July 2008

Dumbed Down Life 029

We intended to do a live show, haven't done one in a few weeks, but had trouble with the hosting site. Thank you to those that showed up for the recording, sorry we couldn't do the show live.

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  1. Intro / Outro Music Snubnosed Aardvark - Derek K Miller
  2. Song 1Dirty Proper - 1976
  3. Lance Topic - Confindence
  4. Song 2 Higgins - Yes I know
  5. Daz Topic - New TV Channels
  6. Song 3 Paul French - Twist!......Whatever Next?
  7. Formula 1 - Donnington replaces Silverstone for the British GP
  8. Darren Topic - Window Watching

Thursday, 10 July 2008

Site Update

A rare post from me...

I've finally managed to catch up with the "Bands Played" section of the site. You can now view a list of every song we have played on the show complete with links to that show and the Artist's website.

My text few tasks are to add those bands to the random box on the left hand side of the page layout and complete the work required on some video interviews we have done.....

(it's not just 45 minutes a week you know, lol)

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Dumbed Down T-Shirt

We created some sample t-shirts using special transfers that you run through your own printer then iron on to a t-shirt.

After wearing my t-shirt a few times, the gleaming white soon picked up blobs of chocolate and jam and needed washing.

I followed the instructions, turning the t-shirt inside out, washing it at a low temperature and not drying it in the tumble drier. The logos on the chest and arm appear to be OK but the web site address printed across the back is already showing signs of stress. I don't think that this will stand being washed too many times.

Dumbed Down Life 028

This week we talk, and talk, and talk complete bollocks (quite literally), privacy, U.S. independence amongst other things.

  1. Intro / Outro MusicSnubnosed Aardvark - Derek K Miller
  2. Song 1 Parachute Musical - One more Song
  3. Doug Topic - Privacy
    (Edit: Flickr of course is owned by Yahoo not Google, though with all the merger talk going on who knows what will be owned by what at the time you're reading this?)

  4. Darren Topic - Do they have 4th July in the UK?
  5. Song 2 Robin Tymm - Big Sky
  6. Daz Topic - Hoffspace
  7. Daz Topic - Nail Biting Cliff Hangers
  8. Song 3 The Volume Brothers - Having a Hard Time Having a Good Time
  9. Doug Topic - talking bollocks!

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Easier On The Download

We'd noticed that with the inline podcast player and the frequent YouTube videos being posted that the home page to the website was starting to take a while to load. We've now cut down the amount of old shows listed on the home page to 6. For anything further back go to "The Archives" where you can find the shows by month, by number or by using the Google search box to look through the entire site.

Dumbed Down Life 027

Celine Dion's version of AC/DC's "You Shook Me All Night Long" has been voted the worst cover song of all time but we beg to differ.

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SongsAudio Spaghetti - The First Time
Wensday - Only Women Bleed
Blake Morgan - Maybe I'm Amazed

Thursday, 19 June 2008

Dumbed Down Life 026

This week we talk about dead Mayors, buzz words, immigration and London Art.

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  1. Intro / Outro Music Snubnosed Aardvark - Derek K Miller
  2. Song 1 Pheugoo - All I Need Is Summertime
  3. Lance Topic Buzz words & romainian village elects a dead Mayor
  4. Promo This week In London
  5. Doug Topic U.S. Immigration
  6. Song 2 Clark Datchler - Shattered Dreams
  7. Daz Topic Volume - Art instillation on the south bank
    The Invisible Man
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  8. Song 3 Petra Haden - Don't Stop Believin'