Welcome To Channel Erk!

Welcome to Channel Erk Podcasts. Produced in Sydney, Australia, Channel Erk features a mix of podcasts including music podcasts primarily featuring indie/unsigned music. There are also talk podcasts based on interests that Erk has including talking, news, current events, travel, transport, TV, entertainment & more.

 

Erk (a train driver by “day job”) has been podcasting since May 2007 & started being a music podcaster in January 2009. Apart from his home studio in Sydney, Erk has podcasted around Australia, in New Zealand, North America, Europe, the UK and parts of Asia.

 

There are various music shows produced weekly which are released on specific days. Talk shows are produced as required & generally are released on days that music shows are not released (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday). All shows & all episodes are all free for you to listen to & enjoy.

 

The current podcasts making up Channel Erk are shown below.

 

EFMM 950 X 150 April 2013
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  • Release Day: Monday
  • Frequency: Weekly
  • First episode: October 2011
  • Last episode: current podcast
  • Theme Music: Metal La La La by Nanowar (Creative Commons)
  • Expect to hear: Metal (in its various forms) from Australia & around the world
  • Subscription available via iTunes, RSS or searching your podcatcher of choice by the show name
  • Not available via the Channel Erk Mega Feed
  • Erk FM: Metal Monday information 

 

Erk FM INTL 950 X 150 April 2013

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  • Release Day: Wednesday
  • Frequency: Weekly
  • First episode: December 2011
  • Last episode: current podcast
  • Theme Music: Music Is Life by Cyber Snake (Creative Commons)
  • Companion podcast to Erk FM: Australia
  • Expect to hear: Various styles of music from around the world (except Australian artists)
  • Subscription to Erk FM: International now separate to subscription to Erk FM: Australia
  • Subscription available via iTunes, RSS or searching your podcatcher of choice by the show name
  • Also available separately via the Channel Erk Mega Feed
  • Episodes are odd numbered only (even numbers are Erk FM: Australia episodes)
  • Erk FM: International information

 

Erk FM OZ Banner 950 X 150 August 2012

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  • Release Day: Friday
  • Frequency: Weekly
  • First episode: December 2011
  • Last episode: current podcast
  • Theme Music: Music Is Life by Cyber Snake (Creative Commons)
  • Expect to hear: Various styles of music from around Australia
  • Companion podcast to Erk FM: International
  • Subscription to Erk FM: Australia now longer includes subscription to Erk FM: International
  • Subscription available via iTunes, RSS or searching your podcatcher of choice by the show name
  • Also available separately via the Channel Erk Mega Feed
  • Episodes are even numbered only. Odd numbered episodes are Erk FM: International episodes
  • Erk FM: Australia information

 

 

Erk Pod website banner 950 x 150 September 2011

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  • Release Day: Generally non music days (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
  • Frequency: 2-3 times a week
  • First episode: May 2007
  • Last episode: current podcast
  • Theme Music: Erkenntnis by Guerillabeatz (Creative Commons)
  • Expect to hear: Travel, news, ambient noise, soundscapes & whatever else Erk feels like
  • Subscription available via iTunes, RSS or searching your podcatcher of choice by the show name
  • Available via the Channel Erk Mega Feed
  • Erk Pod information

 

ETTDR 950 X 150 April 2013

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  • Release Day: Generally non music days (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
  • Frequency: Occasional
  • First episode: August 2012
  • Last episode: Current podcast
  • Theme Music: TV Star by Predator (Creative Commons)
  • Expect to hear: Talk about TV, entertainment & more
  • Subscription available via iTunes, RSS or searching your podcatcher of choice by the show name
  • Available via the Channel Erk Mega Feed
  • Erk To The Diary Room information

 

OTR With Erk 950 X 150 April 2013

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  • Release Day: Generally non music days (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
  • Frequency: Occasional
  • First episode: May 2013
  • Last episode: Current podcast
  • Theme Music: November 85 by Red Yak (Creative Commons) with additional sound bytes
  • Expect to hear: Various facets of railway/railroad/rail transit operations & travel
  • Subscription available iTunes & RSS. Also available by searching your podcatcher of choice by the show name
  • Not available yet via the Channel Erk Mega Feed
  • On The Rails With Erk information

 

Courtesy Phone 950 x 150 banner March 2014
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  • Release Day: Generally non music days (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
  • Frequency: Occasional
  • First episode: May 2014
  • Last episode: New podcast
  • Theme Music: Battle Plane by Territory (Creative Commons) with additional sound byte.
  • Expect to hear: Travel tips, suggestions, features, guests. 
  • Subscriptions are available via iTunes & your podcatcher/app of your choice. 
  • Not available yet via the Channel Erk Mega Feed
  • Erk To The White Courtesy Phone information

 

 

Erk Power Play 950 X 450 May 2014

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  • Release Day: Thursdays
  • Frequency: Weekly during Australian ice hockey season (April – September). Occasional during Australian off-season.
  • First episode: May 2014
  • Last episode: Current podcast
  • Theme Music: Away Game by The Zambonis.
  • Expect to hear: Discussion about the sport of ice hockey in Australia (AIHL) and North America (WHL, NHL)
  • Expect to read: Match previews, match reports, opinions. 
  • Now available on iTunes or your pod catcher/app of your choice. 
  • Not available yet via the Channel Erk Mega Feed
  • Erk To The Penalty Box information

 

Recent Episodes Across Channel Erk

 

Erk FM: Australia 448 – Feeling 300

by Shawn

Welcome to episode 448 of Erk FM: Australia. Due to some technical issues and poor song choice and limited time, Erk re-presents episode 300 of Erk FM: Australia. This is a celebration episode as it is a milestone episode. So to celebrate, Erk has a couple of guests - it is even better when said guests help with the playlist! Guests on this episode are Shawno & Jen from San Luis Obispo who are long term friends of Erk FM. Their previous podcasts include Hyper Nonsense and Gemini Dragon with their latest venture being a multimedia portal (including podcasts) called No Market.  For this special occasion, Shawno & Erk have worked on the playlist separately and there are videos below for most songs.  If you watch the videos in real time like Shawno & Jen did, you'll understand what we discuss when it comes to the videos.
Music supplied by SGC Media, Heapsaflash & the artists directly.
Song list (as selected by Erk):

Erk FM: International 447 – Easing In

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: International episode 447. Erk is still recovering from his unicorn bite but is back in the studio for a full podcast episode. Some of the music on this episode was also used on this week's episode of Erk FM: Metal Monday as Erk strayed a little from straight up metal. Erk is working through his never-ending list of submissions. There are also a couple of videos for you to watch on the shownotes for the episode.

  Music supplied by the artists directly.

    Song list (all times approximate):

   

Erk Pod 475 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 20 – 20 Days Down But Many To Come

by Erk

Welcome to episode 475 of Erk Pod, recorded in Portland. It has turned out to be a bigger sporting weekend than planned & a less social weekend than planned however winter in Portland often means that people don't feel like going out after dark. It can also mean illness. 

  But Erk kept himself occupied with 3 hockey matches, 1 roller derby evening & rediscovering the city. All good things must come to an end though and Erk's time in Portland is fast running out. 

Erk FM: Metal Monday 136 – Easing In

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 136. Erk is recovering from his unicorn bite (a little slower than expected) but has some hard rock, goth, punk & metal for you this episode from various parts of the world. It was enjoyable to come back even if there were some issues that you'll never know existed! 

    Music supplied by Ambicon Music Group, AF Music, Asher Media Relations & the artists directly.

    Song list:

Erk Pod 474 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 19 – Hawks Flying High

by Erk

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 474 recorded in Portland. For his amusement, Erk decides to go for a morning walk before catching the light rail to PDX airport. That was Erk's original plan on his arrival however the shuttle was a lot easier, especially with luggage.

  After a night at the roller derby, Erk decided to return to the Veterans Memorial Centre for more hockey action. On this afternoon, he was in for a treat as he sat behind the goal - lucky for him, the Portland Winterhawks spent a lot of time shooting at the goal Erk was sitting behind.

Erk FM: Australia 446 – Recovering From A Unicorn Bite

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 446. Erk is still recovering from what he is calling a unicorn bite. This episode was originally recorded as Erk FM episode 35 in September 2009. For something different, Erk started what he called the 2009 Erk FM Musical United Nations Tour opening in Australia. It was a different way to present a series of episodes - it was made to sound like a concert rather than an episode of a music podcast.

  All music for the tour supplied by Jamendo. Theme music for this tour series is "Around the World" by Natalie Brown (extracts used with permission). You can hear the song in full on episode 34 of Erk FM. Ambient noise obtained from The Free Sound Project. Concert tickets from Concert Ticket Maker.

  Song list:

Erk Pod 473 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 18 – PDX Roller Derby

by Erk

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 473. On this episode, Erk goes across the road again to the Veterans Memorial Centre but this time for roller derby. During Erk's 2009 American trip, Erk was introduced to roller derby while in Boise. He has been to some roller derby action in Sydney back home. With a roller derby venue across the road from Erk's hotel, it was a perfect time to go to the roller derby.

  The amount of work at the Veterans Memorial Centre was amazing. On Friday night, the venue was home to the Portland Winterhawks (ice) hockey team. Saturday afternoon saw the roller derby at the same venue & back into hockey mode for Sunday afternoon.

Erk FM: International 445 – Still Recovering From A Unicorn Bite

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: International episode 445. Erk is still recovering from his unicorn bite so this is a replay of Erk FM: International episode 279. During the recording of episode 277, Erk was offered some new tracks of a band that he has played previously after being pinged on Twitter. This will lead to Erk giggling like a 13 year old boy (thank you, Randy!)  as well as more tracks from new (to Erk FM) music supplier Road King Entertainment. It's a real mixed bag on this episode with a bit of a southern Texas twang!

  Music supplied by Road King Entertainment & the artists directly.

  Song list:

Erk Pod 472 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 18 – Streetcar Saturday In PDX

by Erk

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 472. It's Saturday again so Erk decides that it should again become Streetcar Saturday but this time in Portland. It's lucky for Erk that he is across the road from a Portland Streetcar stop, isn't it!

  But don't go too far, Erk! You have roller derby tonight! 

Erk FM: Metal Monday 135 – Recovering From A Unicorn Bite

by Shawn

Welcome to episode 135 of Erk FM: Metal Monday. Erk is still recovering from his unicorn bite but is recovering. One of his favourite episodes of  Erk FM: Metal Monday was episode 49 which was recorded on location at the Bald Faced Stag in inner western Sydney. This episode features interviews with at least 2 members of each band as well as parts of their sets recorded live by Erk.

  Tensions Arise were launching their latest CD, Stand In Defiance. They were recently back from the US recording the CD as well as playing a show in New York. At the time of recording episode 135, Tensions Arise are touring Japan. Will we see Tensions on Border Security any time soon?

  Not Another Sequel Just Another Prequel had recently launched their album with Tensions Arise for support and now NASJAP are returning the favour. Vocalist Acey is always ready for a chat - what dramas does Erk cause the band this time? Soon, they will also be touring Japan (separately from Tensions Arise). 

  Fresh from seeing them on Dead of Winter 2012 in Brisbane, Frankenbok have been continuing to play regional shows when they aren't playing in Melbourne....

Erk Pod 471 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 17 – Discovering The Hawks

by Erk

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 471. On this episode, Erk discovers that a sporting complex is across the road from his hotel. Erk has discovered that the Portland Streetcar is a great way to get downtown. Later in the episode, Erk heads out to his first live (ice) hockey game - the Portland Winterhawks are playing Moose Jaw. Not surprisingly, Moose Jaw are a Canadian team - they spent around 17 hours in a bus to come to Portland to play hockey. 

Erk FM: Australia 444 – Severe Pain Makes Erk Something Something (repeat Erk FM episode 46)

by Shawn

Welcome to a Erk FM: Australia episode 444. Erk is in severe pain due to a leg infection so is not in a position to produce a full episode of Erk FM: Australia this week. You will hear what was originally Erk FM episode 46 from November 2009 where the episode was programmed by Will Alexander from Queensland promoters Heapsaflash

  Song list:

Erk Pod 470 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 16 – Rediscovering Portlandia

by Erk

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 470. On this episode, Erk is re-discovering Portland. As it turns out, Erk's hotel has a bus stop at the front door downtown as well as a stop on the Portland Streetcar within sight of Erk's hotel.

Erk FM: International 443 – Severe Pain Makes Erk Something Something (repeat first Erk FM: International episode)

by Shawn

Welcome to episode 443 of Erk FM: International. Due to Erk being in severe pain due to a leg infection, Erk decided to bring you a repost of the very first episode of Erk FM: International, Erk FM: International episode 197. Erk FM started in January 2009 as a podcast featuring music from around the world every Friday. During Erk's Europe trip in 2011, he decided to separate Australian music to create Erk FM: Australia (even numbered episodes on Fridays) and then Erk FM: International (odd numbered episodes, Wednesdays).

  Music supplied by Ambicon RecordsAssociation Of Music PodcastingBoss Jam RecordsDeuce Management & Promotion & the artists directly.

  Song list:

Erk Pod 469 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 15 – Zooming To Trivia In PDX

by Erk

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 469. Moving from one of Erk's favourite cities in America (San Francisco) to another (Portland), it was a short flight up the Pacific coast to Portland. Straight off the plane & straight into a shuttle, Erk soon finds his hotel & then is off to a trivia night. As it turned out, the hotel had a bus stop outside the front door & there was a bus coming very shortly.

  While it was a rush from the airport, Erk made it to trivia - any time that Erk goes to trivia in Portland, it must be with Quizmaster Polly. The rush was worth it & as a bonus, he also got to see Dr Normal.

  WARNING - This episode features Erk drinking beer.

Erk FM: Metal Monday 134 – Severe Pain Make Erk Something Something (repeat episode 1)

by Shawn

Due to Erk being in severe pain & being unable to record an episode of Erk FM: Metal Monday this week, Erk replays Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 1 recording in October 2011. 

  This week's episode features music that Erk was exposed to during his 2011 European trip as well as music that Erk has used to promote the show prior to the launch of this episode. Music supplied by AirPlay Direct & also the artists directly (used with permission).

  The introductory voice at the start of the episode is Michael, vocalist for Sydney band Amodus.

  Song list:

Erk Pod 468 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 15 – Ducking Out Of San Francisco

by Erk

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 468. On this episode, Erk leaves San Francisco bound for Portland. It will also be his first flight in first class onboard Virgin America. Without a lounge, there's time for some plane watching from the airport. 

Erk FM: Australia 442 – Excellent Friday

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia. Present Erk is really happy with Past Erk for creating a playlist a week early. Erk can just sit back & listen to some songs from some artists that he enjoyed last week. For some people who work office hours, it is a 4 day long weekend but for Erk, it's business as usual & great Australian music as usual.

  Music supplied by AirPlay Direct.

  Song list (all times approximate): 

 

  • 03:30 - Babe What You Want Me To Do - Kara Grainger (AirPlay Direct)
  • 07:59 - I'll Make Love To You Anytime - Kara Grainger (AirPlay Direct)
  • 12:04 - Holding On - Kara Grainger (AirPlay Direct)
  • 16:38 - Sky Is Falling - Kara Grainger (AirPlay Direct)
  • 21:10 - Come To Mama - Kara Grainger (AirPlay Direct)
  • 28:51 - All That Matters - Lori Greco (AirPlay Direct)
  • 32:27 - Falling In Love - Lori Greco (AirPlay Direct)
  • 36:05 - Run Away - Lori Greco (AirPlay Direct)
  • 39:45 - Get Out Of My Life - Lori Greco (AirPlay Direct)
  • 43:39 - The Chance Again - Lori Greco (AirPlay Direct)
  • 47:30 - What You Mean To Me - Lori Greco (AirPlay Direct)
  • 51:01 - Fly Away - Lori Greco (AirPlay Direct)
  • 55:00 - These Are The Days - Lori Greco (AirPlay Direct)
  • 59:00 - If You Need Somebody - Lori Greco (AirPlay Direct)

Erk FM: International 441 – Shaking Up The Americana

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: International episode 441. On this episode, Erk continues with last week's female artist theme. Starting across the ditch from Erk in New Zealand, the episode then moves to Portland (Keep it weird, Portland!) and Colorado. There's a nice variety of music on this episode even though we stay in Americana territory.   Music supplied by Airplay Direct.  

Erk Pod 467 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 14 – Go Go Go San Francisco Car!

by Erk

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 467. Day 14 of the trip is the last full day of Erk's visit in San Francisco. There is one thing that Erk must do on his visit that he had a great time doing last year - a ride in a Go Car! It turned out to be a great way to zoom around the city, find fire stations and fire trucks as well as a heart stopping moment. There's also some great navigation!

Erk FM: Metal Monday 133 – Happy Metal, Smiley Face

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 133. On this week's episode, there's some more great North American metal and as an added bonus, there's even some videos for you to enjoy if you go to the episode's shownotes on the Erk FM: Metal Monday website!

  There's so much metal out there that's about death & destruction but on this episode, there's also some humorous songs - some people might describe the songs as nerdcore. 

  Music supplied by Asher Media Relations & used with permission.

  Song list (all times approximate):

  • 01:32 - The Watcher - Ironstorm (Asher Media Relations)
  • 13:15 - Obey The Beard - Psychostick (Asher Media Relations)
  • 17:30 - Sadface Emoticon - Psychostick (Asher Media Relations)
  • 21:05 - Because Boobs - Psychostick (Asher Media Relations)
  • 26:02 - Londe Aresahnim (Forgotten Voices) - Ninjaspy (Asher Media Relations)
  • 28:20 -  Nihivas (Slowly Surfaces) - Ninjaspy (Asher Media Relations
  • 29:50 - Skaingkh (The Skank)  - Ninjaspy (Asher Media Relations)
  • 39:15 - Born To Defile - Death Toll Rising (Asher Media Relations)
  • 43:47 - Crack Open A Cold One - Death Toll Rising (Asher Media Relations)
  • 51:42 - Malice Incarnate - Death Toll Rising (Asher Media Relations)
  • 58:48 - Kill The Crowd...

Erk Pod 466 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 13 – Exploring San Francisco Quackingly With Captain Jeff

by Erk

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 466 recorded in San Francisco. Erk's time in San Francisco is rapidly running out with his next spot being Portland in a couple of days. There are many areas in San Francisco to explore & Erk is determined to explore areas and neighbourhoods that he is not as familiar with. A highlight of this episode is a repeat of an Aqua Duck tour but with a different Captain behind the wheel/helm. 

Erk FM: Australia 440 – Wall To Wall Ladies

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 440. It has been a while since Erk has produced an Erk FM: Australia episode with multiple artists as an all female episode. This was not by design but just the way it turned out. In a couple of cases, the artists were born overseas but relocated to Australia which more than qualifies them to be featured on this episode.

  All music supplied by AirPlay Direct.

  Song list (all times approximate):

Erk Pod 465 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 12 – Streetcar Sunday in San Francisco

by Erk

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 465. Seeing as though Streetcar Saturday had to be postponed due to no streetcars, there were streetcars on Sundays. The trackwork was only for Saturday & Sunday's schedule was unaffected so Streetcar Saturday became Streetcar Sunday.

  At the start of the day, Erk listens to an NFL game on a radio inside a shop. The local football team (the San Francisco 49ers) were playing in the post-season on their way to the 2014 Superbowl. Erk doesn't know everything about American football however he knows enough to get by.

  Later on, Streetcar Sunday starts in earnest. San Francisco have imported various streetcars from different parts of America & across the world. Of particular interest was an unusual looking and sounding streetcar from Blackpool, England.

Erk FM: International 439 – Erk Feels Like Chicken Tonight

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: International episode 439. As Erk works through his long list of submissions, Erk feels like chicken tonight & plays a selection of rock songs courtesy of Deuce Management & Promotion. There's also (finally!) a link between the Homer Simpson soundbyte in the theme music and one of the bands on this week's episode. And just for the sake of it & totally not required, there's some cowbell. (Go Winterhawks!)

  Song list (all times approximate):

 

  • 02:39 - Save Me (From Tonight) - Two Choices (Deuce Management & Promotion)
  • 05:37 - Burning  - Two Choices (Deuce Management & Promotion)
  • 09:23 - Fade Away  - Two Choices (Deuce Management & Promotion)
  • 13:25 - I Want You To Know  - Two Choices (Deuce Management & Promotion)
  • 17:40 - Never Live For Yesterday - One (Deuce Management & Promotion)
  • 21:35 - Queen Of Rock & Roll - One (Deuce Management & Promotion)
  • 24:50 - Rescue Me - One (Deuce Management & Promotion)
  • 28:30 - High - One (Deuce Management & Promotion)
  • 35:50 - Over Bar The Shouting - The Finest Hour (Deuce Management & Promotion)
  • 40:48 - Rum & Red Wine  - The Finest Hour (Deuce Management & Promotion)
  • 44:30 - The Long Way Home  - The Finest Hour (Deuce Management...

Erk Pod 464 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 11 – San Jose Saturday

by Erk

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 464. Erk's original plan on day 11 of his trip was to enjoy Streetcar Sunday in San Francisco. But trackwork meant that there were no streetcars on the main F line. In the quest to be more relaxed and less planned, Erk got distracted while passing the San Francisco Caltrain station. Before you know it, Erk is on a Super Bullet Train (their expression, not Erk's) heading for San Jose. San Jose wasn't somewhere that was on Erk's radar but considering that is where the train was going & it was a fast (by American standards) train, Erk decided that San Jose was where he was going.

  So what is in San Jose? Erk had no idea that he was going to be confused by a local as law enforcement or a city worker. He had no idea that he was going to babysit a bus while the bus driver was going to the toilet at the end of the route.

Erk FM: Metal Monday 132 – O Canadian Metal

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 132. Erk is back in the Erk FM: Metal Monday studio & is wading through his submissions that he received while overseas. Erk is learning & hearing a lot about the Canadian metal scene, partly from Canadians who excelled in the field of being Canadian at 70000 Tons of Metal and partly thanks to Asher from Asher Media Relations.

  All music supplied by Asher Media Relations & used with permission.

  Song list:

Erk Pod 463 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 11 – Streetcar Saturday in San Francisco is KLOSED!

by Erk

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 463 recorded in San Francisco. The plan for the day was to repeat something Erk did in New Orleans last year - Streetcar Saturday. However as Erk found out, buses are replacing streetcars on the F line. Then Erk decided to catch the Muni light rail before getting distracted. One thing that Erk has been trying to do during this trip is to be more spur of the moment rather than a lot of planning. In the next episode, you'll see what distracted Erk & where he ended up on Streetcar Saturday.

Erk FM: Australia 438 – Halfway To Darwin

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 438. Erk is back in the Erk FM: Australia studio after his epic overseas trip & has a lot of Australian music in his submission queue.

  On this episode, Erk features several songs from 2 artists courtesy of SGC Media.

  The episode opens with Brisbane band Halfway. Some of the foundation members are from Rockhampton in central Queensland. Eventually with the addition of some further members from Brisbane & Ireland, the band is now complete as an 8 piece band.

  The second track of this week's episode features Tom E Lewis. Erk has not had an easy time finding indigenous Australian Aboriginal music so when Tom's new album came to Erk's attention, he knew that it had to be featured. Tom is an actor & a musician who lives in the Northern Territory.

  SGC Media represented artists feature predominate on this episode & then the episode climaxes with a couple of Erk FM favourites who Erk has seen live since being back in Australia.

  Music supplied by SGC Media & the artists directly.

  Song list (all times approximate):

Erk Pod 462 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 10 – Erk’s Left His Heart In San Francisco!

by Erk

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 462. Erk is now firmly established in San Francisco, one of his favourite US cities. With heritage streetcars, light rail, subways, cable cars, buses & trolleybuses, there's a lot of Erk to explore on the public transport system of the city. As this is Erk's longest visit to the city, he has more time to explore the area.

Erk FM: International 437 – Studio Time, Mr Wayne!

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: International episode 437. Erk is now back in the Erk FM: International studio & wading through his long list of submissions during his recent holiday. Erk is starting with submissions directly from the artists. In addition to Erk's long trip overseas, a highlight was meeting up with fellow music podcaster Justin Wayne from The Justin Wayne Show. Justin interviewed Erk from the Main Street Studios in Walla Walla & the interview was originally featured on episode 225 of Justin's show. 

  All music supplied directly by the artist.

  Song list (all times approximate):

Erk Pod 461 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Days 8 & 9 – The Hilly Streets Of San Francisco

by Erk

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 461 from one of Erk's favourite US cities, San Francisco. This trip will see Erk be in the city for longer than his previous 2 trips so there will be more time for Erk to explore the city in typical Erk fashion. Every time Erk arrives in the city, he instantly remembers how hilly the city actually is. Staying in a new part of downtown near Chinatown, Erk has a lot to explore. 

Erk FM: Metal Monday 131 – 70000 Tons Of Metal (Part 5)

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 131. This is the final week of Erk FM: Metal Monday's coverage of 2014's 70000 Tons of Metal. This week's episode starts with The Entity by Temtris - another song off their newly released album Shallow Grave. Next on the playlist are a couple of metal bands from western Sydney who will be touring Japan in the near future. Tensions Arise (In The Eye Of Fire) were first to announce their visit followed by a more recent announcement from Not Another Sequel Just Another Prequel (What Is Love).

  The final track of this episode was obtained onbroad 70000 Tons of Metal & was the only CD that Erk left the ship with at the end of the cruise. Erk bumped into a member of Bulletbelt while on the ship & it was great to hear a Kiwi accent. The song featured is the title track Down In The Cold Of The Grave. 

Erk Pod 455 – Wandering Around The American TV

by Erk

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 455. Recorded in Vegas in January 2014, Erk goes for a trip around the TV like he has done previously in Mexico. There will be another episode in this style during Erk's overseas trip early in 2014 from Japan & Singapore. Listeners to Erk To The Diary Room will also receive this episode as an Erk To The Diary Room.

Erk Pod 460 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 8 – Erk To The Vegas Courtesy Phone

by Erk

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 460. It is time for Erk to move on from Vegas & head to one of his favourite cities in the US - San Francisco. Recorded using a mixture of iPhone & Zoom H4N audio recorder, this episode was mostly recorded at Vegas' McCarran International Airport. Thanks to the relaxation of use of Personal Electronic Devices on most domestic US aircraft, Erk is able to bring you some audio from the departing flight. Long term Erk Pod listeners know that Erk loves recording podcast episodes at airports & listening to the various airport announcements. However in recent times, Erk has been spending more time in airport lounges rather than the concourse & gate areas. 

Erk Pod 459 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 7 – Post Expo Vegasing

by Erk

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 459. With Erk still buzzing after New Media Expo, it is back into tourist/travel mode for Erk. It is Erk's last full day in Vegas before heading off to San Francisco. Unlike many people Erk met over the weekend, he didn't have to rush back home or to work. It was an enjoyable day & Erk was able to play tour guide for some fellow expo attendees.

Erk FM: Australia 436 – Hay In The Valley

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 436. On this episode, Erk features Australian rock legend Colin Hay courtesy of AirPlay Direct. Listeners who have a knowledge of Australian music in the 1980's might know Colin as the lead singer of Australian band Men At Work. Songs on this episode are from Colin's solo career after Men At Work.

  Song list:

  • Into The Cornfields
  • She Keeps Me Dreaming
  • Can't Take This Town
  • Walk Against His Ruins
  • Hold Onto My Hand
  • Keep On Walking
  • Dream On
  • Boy Boy
  • Conversation
  • Melbourne Song
  • Sometimes I Wish
  • Go Ask An Old Man

Erk Pod 458 – New Media Expo Part 3

by Erk

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 458. It is the final episode recorded at New Media Expo 2014 in Vegas. On this episode, Erk finds out about the Future Of Podcasting, the State Of Podcasting. Blackberry's latest social network, hearing live podcasts and a lot more. Erk asks about a statement "podcasting is dead" and hears some new (to him) voices that are well established in the podcasting community.

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Erk FM: International 435 – Reach Around Rodeo Clowns

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: International episode 435. On this episode, Erk features the band Reach Around Rodeo Clowns courtesy of AirPlay Direct. Many musicians have serious songs about serious topics. The Reach Around Rodeo Clowns (try saying that a few times quickly!) are different. While their songs are often fun, the musicianship is top class. They have been performing together for over 20 years.

    Song list:

  • King Of The Slot Car Track
  • Long Gone Daddy
  • I Got The Shakes
  • It's Rock & Roll
  • I'm Obsessed
  • I Used To Be The One
  • Paranoid Boy
  • The Light So Bright
  • Bowling Alley Baby
  • Wild Crazy & Out Of Control
  • Cold, Cold, Cold
  • 401 Overture
  • Dark Days & Dark Nights
  • Wicked Ways
  • I Wasn't Enough For You
  • Predator
  • Good Way To Die
  • Exit 14
  • Come On
  • Bad Dudes Too
  • My Dog Found Jesus
  • Nights Like This
  • Undead
  • Great Dictator
  • Jesus & Satan
  • Cocaine & Cadillacs
  • Light Of Day
  • Mexico

Erk Pod 457 – New Media Expo Part 2

by Erk

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 457. This episode is the second of of 3 recorded on location at New Media Expo 2014 in Vegas. There was a range of new media creators including podcasters, bloggers, video & audio creators as well as people who support those creators. There were a range of sessions where attendees could learn from others, ask questions as well as network. Erk was also pleased to speak to some podcast newcomers as well, people that have spent a lot of time in Erk's ears but he'd never met in person as well as some faces he last saw in person in 2009. 

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