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 424 – Got The Australian Blues

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 424. On this week's episode, Erk features a couple of blues artists. Opening the episode is Victorian blues artist Stevie Paige. She is a multi-award winning blues artists who either performs solo or with a band.

   

Closing the episode is Bluegrass & acoustic country artist Kristy Cox. Originally from South Australia, Kristy moved across to Victoria. She has been a finalist in the Starmaker competition as a part of the Tamworth Country Music Festival, 5 Victorian & National Country Music Awards in 2011 & a lot more.

  All music courtesy of AirPlay Direct.

  Stevie Page song list:

  • That's Soul
  • If You Don't Love Me
  • The Best Of Me
  • Far From Here
  • Beyond The Rainbow
  • Nothing I'd Take
  • I Will
  • Forever
  • If It's Not Your Own
  • Fly High
  • Shot Down
  • Ol' Man River
 

Kristy Cox song list:

  • If I Keep Loving You
  • Miles & Timezones
  • You Won't Find That Here
  • Every Blue Moon
  • Sure As The Devil
  • Her Past Is Looking Brighter
  • Little Bit Of Wonderful
  • Life Is A Mystery
  • A Hard Secret To Keep
  • Find Out By Myself
  • I Hate That I Still Love You

Erk FM: International 423 – Kon’nichiwa Rose Beach Rzubchi

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: International episode 423. On this episode, Erk features Rose Beach courtesy of AirPlay Direct. Rose Beach is Canadian but has spent a lot of time working and living in Japan.  Talking about her debut album Family Love, Rose says: "Many of the songs are about serious issues such as pollution, being the 'working-poor' and racism. And yet, I really want to find something beautiful in such ugly topics."

  Also listen to Erk FM episode 175 recorded in various parts of Japan in 2011.

  Song list:

  • Crossroads
  • The Gift
  • Living On Pollution
  • Family Love
  • Shattered Dreams
  • Testament
  • By My Side
  • Remember My Name
  • Stay
  • Winter Rain
  • I Want
  • Window Pain 

Erk FM: Metal Monday 124 – Goth, Goth, Goth

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 124. On this episode for something different, Erk features some music that is described on his music supplier AirPlay Direct as being gothic. Your gothicness may vary. This is why, bands, it is very important to correctly describe yourself!

  Song list:

Erk FM: Australia 422 – Rocking It

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 422. On this episode, Erk features some rocking ladies that he has featured before here but not for some time. If you are a long term listener to Erk FM: Australia, you know that Erk enjoys female fronted bands & female solo artists.

    Opening the episode is Lisa Maxwell. When Erk first featured Lisa, her style was rock. However, later she changed styles to more acoustic songs. The second artist on the episode is Nia Robertson. Starting life in a country and/or western family, she later changed genres to rock. However after some life events, she went back to her roots & back to country.

   

Following Nia is a quick couple of tracks from Nikki Teeuw to end the episode. A different style of music to the artists immediately before her on the episode, Nikki loves to before electronica, dance, pop, funk, trip-hop & more. She has a wide range of influences & collaborates with a wide variety of producers. 

  All music supplied by AirPlay Direct.

  Lisa Maxwell song list:

  • Select Vacancy
  • Out Of Sight
  • Waste Of A Life
  • Harmonic Rock
  • Delusion
 

Nia Robertson song list:

Erk FM: International 421 – Wolf Rock

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: International episode 421. On this week's episode, Erk presents rock by Don Wolf courtesy of AirPlay Direct. Don has had a long career in music including being a vocalist as well as a multi instrumentalist.

  Song list:

  • Holdin On To Love
  • Piece Of My Heart
  • Get It While It Is Hot
  • Push & Shove
  • Photograph Fades
  • 1900 Love
  • Love Takes Time
  • I Don't Want To Be Misunderstood
  • Love Of My Dreams
  • Love Is A Crime
  • Things You Should Know
  • Dirty World 

Erk FM: Metal Monday 123 – Shut The Front Gate, Punk!

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 123. For something different, Erk features some punk. Sometimes the line between punk & hard rock is blurred. The episode starts with a couple of Australian artists before heading overseas for some Canadian tunes from Burning The Day. 

  All music supplied by AirPlay Direct.

  Song list:

Erk FM: Australia 420 – Country Pocket Rocket

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 420. On this episode, Erk features Australian country singer Kel-Anne Brandt courtesy of AirPlay Direct. At the height of 4 ft 11 inches, Kel-Anne is often referred to as a Pocket Rocket or a Little Dynamo. She has been an award winning artist, has done acting on TV and been a vocal coach.

  Song list:

  • All That Matters
  • Sometimes You Win When You Lose
  • I'm A Big Girl Now
  • Dream
  • Go Away Come Back
  • On Boy
  • Top Of My List
  • Crazy
  • My Baby Loves Me
  • Joyful Noise
  • I Just Fall In Love
  • Rockin' With The Rhythm Of The Rain
  • Grandma
  • One Day At A Time
  • Green Door
  • I Believe In You 

Erk FM: International 419 – Strumming & Stringing Along

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: International episode 419. On this episode, Erk features some instrumentals. Instrumentals are often not played on music podcasts, especially for an entire episode. All music supplied by AirPlay Direct.

  On the first part of the episode, Vitamin String Quartet play a selection of songs inspired by Pink Floyd. Many bands are inspired by Pink Floyd but to have a string based collection of songs is unusual for Erk FM! Apart from Pink Floyd, the collective of musicians based in Los Angeles have played string tributes to many of the famous names in music.

    On the second part of the episode, Erk features guitarist Hrant Bedoyan. With a variety of influences & cultures growing up, Hrant started playing bass & keyboards as a child before being heavily inspired by harder music as a teenager & moving to the guitar

  Finally, Erk features Exitwound. Exitwound has been a one man project since 2002 being self-described as cool trance metal which evolved during the healing of old wounds by the artist. His guitar playing has been compared to Jimi Hendrix amongst others. 

  The String Quartet song...

Erk FM: Metal Monday 122 – Bulgarian Symphonic

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 122. On this episode, Erk features Bulgarian symphonic hard rock/metal singer Ani Lozanova courtesy of AirPlay Direct. Long time listeners to Erk FM: Metal Monday knows how Erk feels about female fronted hard rock & metal bands.

  Song list:

  • Give Into Me
  • Cry Over
  • Ark Of The Covenant
  • A Miracle Is All We Need
  • Angels
  • Cannot Fall Asleep
  • Fly
  • Innocent Minds
  • Slip Away
  • What You Sow Is What You Reap
  • A Miracle Is What You Need (Piano version) 

Erk FM: Australia 418 – Mixed Aussie Sampler

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 418. This episode is a couple of days away from Australia Day so what better time for a mixed multi-genre sampler of Australian music courtesy of AirPlay Direct?

  Song list:

Erk FM: International 417 – For Your Information, Erk’s Sailing Away!

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: International episode 417. To celebrate Erk cruising away on 70000 Tons of Metal soon after this episode is released, Erk is featuring a variety of tracks from AirPlay Direct that have a cruise theme.

  Song list:

Erk FM: Metal Monday 121 – World Record Metal!

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 121. On this episode, you will be attempting a World Record. This week's featured band is Kaiser courtesy of AirPlay Direct. On their AirPlay Direct bio, the band says that nobody can bear to listen to the sound of the band for longer than 30 seconds. If you do, they say, you deserve a spot in the Guinness Book Of World Records. Erk knows that he can write his name & also that Shawno & Ro will be able to write their names as well.

  Song list:

  • Aufstieg der Dämonen
  • Glaubst du an Dämonen
  • The Axe
  • Burzum
  • Gebrannte Kinder fürchten das Feuer
  • Autumn Night
  • Isle of Avalon
  • Die kleine Glocke von Sotalop Iopatos

Erk FM: Australia 416 – Ear Candy

by Erk

                      Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 416. On this week’s episode, Erk has some ear candy for you courtesy of AirPlay Direct. Ear Candy, that is! It is great when a band can play songs of different types – this week’s episode is a musical journey of discovery.     Song list: Rollin’ Down The Highway Fairground Gypsy Rose Run Away Baby Set Me Free Let It Rain Outside Funk It On Up Too Much Of  A Good Time Trippy Hippy Country Acres Last Chance Lookin’ So Good Sweet Water Mountain I’ve Got You Sending All Our Troubles Away Related posts: Erk FM: Australia 208 – Tell Me Why Technology Is Keeping Us Apart Erk FM: Australia 380 – On Location From Helen Perris’ Palace In Suburbia Erk FM Australia: 202 – Dancing Around In The Summer Rain Erk FM: Australia 212 – Australian Chicks In Bands Rock! Erk FM: Australia 250 – Erk FM: Australia A to Z (part 8, Females L – Z, FINAL) Erk FM: Australia 310 – Laundry After Midnight Preview Erk FM: Australia 242 – A to Z of Erk FM: Australia (part...

Erk FM: International 415 – Keep It Weird, Portland!

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: International episode 415. On this week's episode, Erk features music from one of his favourite cities in the US, Portland Oregon. At the time of this episode being released, Erk should be arriving in Oregon & is the base of this episode.

  Music supplied by AirPlay Direct.

  Song list:

Erk FM: Metal Monday 120 – Madness

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 120. On this episode, Erk features St Madness who are a band from Arizona courtesy of AirPlay Direct. St Madness have been together since 1993.

  Song list:

  • The Anti-Superhero
  • Arizona
  • The Art Of Terror
  • Vampires In The Church
  • Death Drives A Buick
  • Crazy Train
  • More Blood
  • BBQ-U
  • 70's Porno
  • Show Me How Its Done
  • My Love Is Pain
  • They Walk The Earth
  • Saintanic
  • You Are My Light
  • Covered In Blood Again

Erk FM: Australia 414 – Misinterpreting Happy Endings

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 414. On this episode, Erk features a range of Australian music courtesy of AirPlay Direct.

  Kitana is a pop/techno-industrial & electronic performer from Queensland. She has won some awards, had a song featured as an anthem for Australia's national soccer (some people call it football!) team the Socceroos as well as having TV & movie soundtrack credits.

  Brisbane based Misinterprotato are an inventive contemporary music ensemble. They released their debut album in 2003. Playing various jazz & folk festivals in Australia, they have received great reviews for their music which shows they are more than your average jazz trio.

    Regular listeners to Erk FM know that Erk is a fan of puns, wordplay & innuendo and the final band leads itself right down that alley. The Happy Endings are a Victorian indie rock band. The band love to perform live - their self titled debut album led to an 84 date Australian tour. They have also played festivals and other gigs internationally in America, Europe & the UK.

    Kitana song list:

  • Something More (Hold Your Life)
  • I'm Watching You
  • U Know
  • I Miss The 80's
  • PayBack
  • Alone Again
  • 4th Look
  • Dangeresque
  • Scientific Experiment
   

Misinterprotato song list:

Erk FM: International 413 – Punky Circumstances

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: International episode 413. On this episode, Erk features Florida punk band Victims of Circumstance courtesy of AirPlay Direct. 2 workmates who were musicians were doing their day job by day but playing music together at night. They moved their instruments into their office & closed the door. No one noticed. Every night, they would jam together in the office. After a while, they decided to form a band & move their jamming space into a vacant warehouse space nearby.

  Song list:

  • A Libido The Size Of Toledo
  • Riddled
  • Five Points
  • The Straw
  • Watching The Fives Go By
  • Pint On The Black
  • My Tereza
  • Girlfriend
  • So It Goes
  • Mexico
  • Everything New Is Old Again
  • Long After I'm Gone
  • I Want You To Want Me
  • The Final Flight Of DB Cooper
  • Tiny Sleeves
  • This Riot Used To Be A Party
  • Had Enough
  • Jake
  • Ol' Paranoia
  • Number One Hit Single
  • 5th Column
  • 4th Branch
  • Time Goes On
  • Get Out
  • On My Way
  • All I See
  • Yeah Who
  • Chop Shop
  • My Fate
  • Could've Been Nice
  • Just Fine
  • Do Nothing (so That Everyone Knows You Mean Business)
  • Me & Alex P Keaton
  • Legacy
  • Rocks & Human Bombs
  • Post Modern Love
  • Brandon's Challenge
  • Daniel
  • The Distance
  • No Idea
  • Ball And Chain 

Erk FM: Metal Monday 119 – Scratchy Rebel

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 119. On this episode, Erk opens the episode with Chokeslam who describe themselves as Rebel Metal. They are from Tennessee, an American state that is more associated with country and/or western rather than metal. The second half of the episodes features Chicago band Jack Scratch who are part British punk & part American rock. 

  Music supplied by AirPlay Direct.

  Song list:

  • Saturday Love - Chokeslam
  • Hillbilly - Chokeslam
  • Balldrop - Chokeslam
  • Atom Bomb - Chokeslam
  • Idiot - Chokeslam
  • The Legend Of Wooley Swamp - Chokeslam
  • Say Goodbye - Chokeslam
  • Indeed  - Jack Scratch
  • Passion Fashion - Jack Scratch
  • Name The Face  - Jack Scratch
  • Hold Me On It - Jack Scratch
  • Grip On It - Jack Scratch
  • Promises - Jack Scratch
  • So Far From Home - Jack Scratch
  • On Your Back - Jack Scratch
  • See Saw - Jack Scratch
  • When Worlds Collide - Jack Scratch
  • A Different Time - Jack Scratch
  • Blinders - Jack Scratch - Jack Scratch

On The Rails With Erk 008 – Passengering With Erk

by Erk

Welcome to episode 8 of On The Rails With Erk. On this episode, Erk has a confession, an apology, a question & a preview of 2014. On this episode, Erk's question has more to do with where Erk can sit if he is on duty but not driving his train. The process is often referred to as "travelling passenger" & Erk explains what he could be doing instead of driving the train. There are several reasons why this could happen & Erk has several reasons for travelling how he does if he is not in charge of his train.   Erk is going to have a big 2014 of travel & you can come for a ride. Erk will be travelling on the rail systems of San Francisco, Portland, Miami, Atlanta & Chicago (US) during January & February 2014. On his way home, Erk returns home via Asia & will ride the rails of Japan & Singapore. Returning home briefly, then Erk flies to the other side of Australia (Perth) in March. Then comes a trip to England via the UAE & (possibly) Europe in June 2014.

Erk FM: Australia 412 – Happy 5th Birthday, Erk FM!

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 412. On this episode, Erk celebrates 5 years of producing Erk FM. So where should be be when this episode is released to you? VEGAS, BABY!

  On this episode, Erk looks back & features 4 Australian legends of music that he never thought he would be able to play but he can, courtesy of his music suppliers SGC Media & AirPlay Direct. An important part of the future to Erk is looking back at the past & in most cases, the people featured in this episode are still producing music.

  The episode opens with guitar wizard Tommy Emmanuel. Following Tommy is Paul Kelly who has had a long career both as a member of a band or solo, winning 8 ARIA awards along the way. Next is Dragon who despite actually being from New Zealand, moved to Australia early in their career. They have had a long history punctuated by several breaks & lineup changes. Finally, Erk finishes the episode with his most famous interviewee, Dave Evans. The original singer of AC/DC, Dave was in several bands & is still rocking hard around the world.

  Of course, this is a...

Erk Pod 450 – Preparing For A Trip On A Jet Plane

by Erk

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 450. On this episode, Erk is joined by special guest & long time friend Shawno from No Market. Shawno & Erk review Erk's previous trip to the US earlier in 2013 & preview Erk's upcoming trip. There's discussion about airlines, Pepsi, podcasting & a lot more. 

Erk FM: International 411 – For Your Information, Erk’s Going On A Jet Plane

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: International episode 411. On this episode, Erk sticks with a plane theme because on the day this episode is released, Erk is heading out on a jet plane leaving for America & then Japan & then Singapore. Despite this, there will be episodes for the time Erk is away (January & February).

  Music supplied by AirPlay Direct.

  Song list:

Erk Pod 449 – It Was The Day Before Erkmas…..

by Erk

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 449. This episode was recorded in two sections on Xmas Day 2013 by Erk in his car on the way to & from his place of employment. Even though he is not into Xmas, Erk is counting down & looking forward to 2 days off work before the final few shifts before getting on a jet plane for the USA. However events between recording mean that Erk is a sad panda.

Erk FM: Metal Monday 118 – Sul-Americano De Metal

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 118. On this week's episode, Erk features metal from South America. South America is a large cultural melting pot with a mixture of influences depending on the location & European influence. Erk has not been to South America (yet) although he has friends who can recommend it.   Music supplied by AirPlay Direct & Jamendo.

  Song list:

Erk Pod 448 – The Westiefield Before Xmas

by Erk

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 448 recorded on location while Xmas shopping the Thursday night before Xmas. With recent episodes, Erk has had dramas uploading the files from the iPhone to the interweb. Trying the new version of the Bossjock Studio application, Erk takes you for a walk around the shops.

Erk FM: Australia 410 – More Phoning Home The Beats & Breaking The Rules

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 410. Last week, Erk decided to go down a different path in his musical journey of discovery & knocked on the front door of Sydney electronica artist Phon (not literally, of course!) courtesy of Jamendo. Phon's album BrainDance was released in 2012 & is a staggering 61 tracks long. This perfectly illustrates how easy it seems to produce music & put it on line. Electronica is not normally a genre that Erk plays for a whole show. Erk normally doesn't feature 61 tracks on an episode - last week's episode made it to song 34. This week, songs 35 - 61 are featured including a song that goes for 24 minutes. Another rule broken!

  Erk normally doesn't feature a musician that he knows nothing about. Consider all of these 3 rules broken on Erk's musical journey of discovery. Like last week, Erk isn't going to type the names of 61 songs by the same artist!

Erk Pod 447 – Erk, Canberra!

by Erk

Welcome to Erk Pod 447. This episode was recorded once again in Erk's car on the way to/from his Place of Employment. He talks about his special trip to Canberra with a group of frequent flyers. Erk goes for a walk through the centre of Sydney in the afternoon peak hour - it was a lot different than Erk's normal peak hour underneath Sydney.

  In the second half of the year, Erk talks about public/bank holidays in the workplace & his alternative plan. He also previews New Media Expo & 70000 Tons of Metal.

  The mid episode song is Hotel California by KANG (supplied directly by the artist).

Erk FM: International 409 – A Very Erk FM Xmas!

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: International episode 409. MERRY XMAS! If you are listening to this episode on the day it is released, you will be listening to a selection of traditional & original Xmas songs on Xmas Day. If you aren't listening to this episode on the day it is released, you will still be listening to a selection of traditional & original Xmas songs.

  Music supplied by AirPlay Direct.

  Song list:

Erk Pod 446 – Training To Fly Or Flying To Train?

by Erk

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 446. This episode is recorded from Erk's car on his way to/from his Place of Employment. He talks about a train trip that he is doing to meet up with some frequent flyers. He then talks about the death of the Australian car manufacturing industry. There's some airline talk as Erk prepares to head off on a jetplane.

  Erk talks about some milestones that are coming up including 5 years producing Erk FM & 20 years on the railways in 2014. Erk has a drug test & takes you for a ride on a Waratah train as he goes for a ride on a Waratah train as a passenger.

  Mid episode song is Leaving On A Jet Plane by My Morning Jacket (supplied by AirPlay Direct).

Erk FM: Metal Monday 117 – 70000 Tons Of Metal Preview

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 117. On this episode, Erk previews 70000 Tons of Metal that he will be attending in January 2014. All bands are listed in alphabetical order & will be played in this order on this episode. All 40 bands have not been confirmed as of the recording of this episode (22 December 2013) of this page. So far, 18 bands have been confirmed & announced - bands are subject to change.

  In addition, there are a couple of songs from the local scene from a new project to start the episode. Do I Scare Ya? combines Buzz (formerly from A World Less Cruel), Scott (formerly from Evil Ugly) and guest appearances including Attila from Coredea.

  Song list (all times are approximate):

Erk Pod 445 – Erk’s Premature Picnic Day

by Erk

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 445. This episode was recorded in Erk's car. He gives you an update about Wet n Wild, his annual picnic at his Place of Employment & more. As it turns out, Erk got the date mixed up & the picnic day for him was actually the following week as the episode was recorded. He talks about his new camera & how good it is to be able to upload to the interweb directly from the camera.

  On the way home, Erk goes for a detour due to bridgework & talks about some small things that Erk found amusing. You'll also find out why Erk doesn't buy newspapers any more or follow many sporting competitions.

 

Mid-episode song is Jetplane by Aimee Francis.

Erk FM: Australia 408 – Phoning Home The Beats & Breaking The Rules

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 408. On this episode, Erk decides to go down a different path in his musical journey of discovery & knocked on the front door of Sydney electronica artist Phon (not literally, of course!) courtesy of Jamendo. Phon's album BrainDance was released in 2012 & is a staggering 61 tracks long. This perfectly illustrates how easy it seems to produce music & put it on line. Electronica is not normally a genre that Erk plays for a whole show. Erk normally doesn't feature 61 tracks on an episode. Erk normally doesn't feature a musician that he knows nothing about.

  Consider those 3 rules broken on Erk's musical journey of discovery ... oops make that 4 .... Erk isn't going to type the names of 61 songs by the same artist! Actually, make that 5 broken rules. 34 songs took it to over the 2 hour point - more next week!

Erk FM: International 407 – Soundtrax To Recovery

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: International episode 407. On this episode, Erk presents an album entitled Soundtrax To Recovery. Featuring John Batdorf (who has been featured on Erk FM: International before) & Michael McLean, this album is aimed at anyone recovering from anything - after all, many people are recovering from many different types of event. But even if you're not recovering from something or know someone who is, relax during this busy time of year & enjoy some tunes!

  All music supplied by AirPlay Direct.

  Song list:

  • Ain't Dead Yet
  • I Don't Always Win
  • It's Not Heavy
  • Still Burn Bright In My Heart
  • Won't Go Down That Road Again
  • Look Inside
  • A Case Of Treason
  • Forgiveness
  • Heaven Help Me
  • This Time
  • I'm Changed
  • Let It Go
  • Mama's Comin' Home Tonight
  • If You Could See Me Now
  • One Of The Lucky Ones
  • I Will Not Be Afraid
  • Can You Hear Me (I'm The One Who Cares)

Erk FM: Metal Monday 116 – Citadel Of Sirens Evermore

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 116. On this episode, Erk features Citadel Besieged who are a metal band from Indiana. Originally called Darkhaven, their first album was recorded but not released way back in 1987. As Citadel Besieged, their first album The Winter Of Evermore was produced in 2010/2011, certainly a long time in the making!

  Music supplied by AirPlay Direct.

  Song list:

  • Dreamscape
  • Sirens
  • Screams From The Basement
  • When Death Cries
  • Between The Shadows & The Dawn
  • Caught Between Two Lands
  • Tara/Pilgrims In An Unholy Land
  • Beyond These Citadel Walls
  • March Of The Black Death
  • Fear Of The Mountain People
  • Freedom Call
  • The Cleansing/In The Wake Of The Storm
  • Stormriders
  • Prelude To Anarchy
  • Stormriders/Another Time Another Place
  • Black Clouds Over Stonehaven
  • Damnation Be Damned
  • Back From The Styx
  • March Of The Witchfinder

Erk FM: Australia 406 – A Pre-Xmas Beer In The Country

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 406. On this episode, Erk goes a little down tempo in the lead-up to Xmas. And no, Erk hasn't been drinking beer during this episode like you might think when you read the play list. Interesting fact - Erk doesn't even like beer as you'll hear on the episode!

  Music supplied by AirPlay Direct.

  Song list:

Erk Pod 444 – On The Rails As The V8 Supercars Go VRRROOMMM VVVVRROOOMM!

by Erk

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 444. Starting off with some train spotting and unplanned career advice, Erk talks about not being anywhere near the V8 Supercar race in his city, the Sydney 500, despite working the entire weekend. Erk does some bird watching. It's an interesting time of night as Erk was recording the episode on a Friday night - it's a mix between people starting to go out, people who have been out for a while & those who should go home already. There's also talk about a couple of celebrity deaths that occurred during the week. 

Erk FM: International 405 – Tim’s Not Here, Man!

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: International episode 405. On this episode, Erk features another artist, Tim Weed. At the age of 16, he discovered the banjo & in future years, Tim & his banjo traveled the world. Not surprisingly, his travels inspired his music. He even was able to play banjo for the Dalai Lama.

  Music supplied by AirPlay Direct.

  Song list:

  • Soul House
  • Count Your Blessings
  • Under The Banyan Tree
  • Love & Peace & Happiness
  • Aye Mojinumba
  • Movin' A Mountain
  • Long Tom
  • Homesick
  • Near But Far
  • Soul House Reprise

Erk Pod 443 – Pre Xmas Lidcombee Loop

by Erk

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 443. On this episode recorded either on location or in Erk's car, Erk starts & finishes the episode at the same place - Lidcombee railway station. In the meantime, there's Xmas carols, Xmas shopping, Xmas presents to yourself, soundscapes & a lot more!

Erk FM: Metal Monday 115 – Commanding The Rebel Crow

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 115. On this episode, Erk features 3 different bands. The first band is Denmark band Saint Rebel. You might want to describe them as part angel, part devil. The second band is German band Crow7 who describe their music as ProMeRo (Progressive Metal Rock). Finally, Norway's Commander In Chief concludes the episode, being described as the Norwegian Queen Of Shred.

  All music supplied by AirPlay Direct.

  Saint Rebel song list:

  • Earthquake Shakes Me Down
  • Once We Were Two
  • I'd Rather Be A Narcississist
  • Sell My Soul
  • Show Me The Way
 

Crow7 song list:

  • Light In My Dungeon
  • Heal Your Wounds
  • Deadly Crime
  • On The Lane
  • Watch Out The Claws
  • Name The Liar
  • Wall Around My Heart
  • Number Of Life
  • Rumours Ground
  • Who'll Save Us Now
  • Water Into Wine
  • Out
 

Commander In Chief song list:

  • I Am The Commander In Chief
  • Evolution
  • Famous
  • Dropout
  • Let It Go
  • Thou
  • You're So Crazy
  • Battle For The Mind
  • Illusions Are Dying
  • Paranoid

Erk Pod 442 – Getting Wet & Wild On The FM Dial

by Erk

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 442. On this episode, Erk talks about the upcoming opening of Wet & Wild Sydney and the resulting battle for the theme park dollar. On episode 441, Erk took a trip around the AM radio dial in Sydney - on this episode, Erk takes a trip around the Sydney FM radio dial.

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