Podington Bear

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I know, I know.  Not long after premiering a song called “Twitterflated” and remarking I wasn’t convinced of the relevance of Twitter [speaking for myself] I’m now trying in earnest to adopt it into my digital life.  And I have to admit, it’s kind of weirded me out these first few days.  Nonetheless I’ve got Tweetdeck fired up, I’m following a few friends and I’ll be tweeting the moment new podcasts go up, and incidentally, if inspired.  “Follow me”–I feel really stupid writing that–at @podington_bear (Yes, once again I’m late to the party and have to resort to the underscore).

And psst: There’s a boss song (seriously, I’ve been saving it for something special) on my Facebook Page. Be a pal and consider becoming a fan!

Find other facets of my digital life at:

chadcrouch.com (visual)

soundofpicture.com (The instrumental alter ego to P Bear: short, moody and adventurous compositions)

hushrecords.com (this is the label I have run for over a decade.  You can buy the BOX SET here (10 CDs), or download various P Bear albums free/$upport)

podingtonbear.bandcamp.com (bandcamp page: just an alternative method of downloading albums, allows 128K mp3 totally free downloads, and higher quality for $upport.)

chadcrouch.bandcamp.com (bandcamp page for SoP: you will find Vol 1-4 including Satie & Ambient. Download up to lossless quality for free/$upport)

Ep. 13: Music For The 20 Song Game


Ep. 13: Music For The 20 Song Game (with commentary)
Ep. 13: Music For The 20 Song Game (music only)
Wherein we discover the delights of forced creativity: The 100% world premiere song set includes: “Buddy Guy”, “Blammo”, “Dole It Out”, “Trickledown”, “Logjam”, “Wonderblues”, “Tiny Spoons”, “Bumble Bee Bossa”, “Stuck Dream”, “Ringling”, “Heavy Flutter”, Bless”, “Dreamliner”, “Blimp Readout”, “and “Bad Scene”

Ep. 7: Music For Ghostbustin’


Ep. 7: Music For Ghostbustin’ (with commentary)
Ep. 7: Music For Ghostbustin’ (music only)
Wherein we discover a variety of songs to enhance your Halloween 80’s style. This episode is brought to you by Adolescence. Tracks include “Ghostbusters Theme”, “The Monster Mash”, “October Shuffle”, “Boogie”, “Le Monstre” , “Thriller”, “Desperate Housewife Meets Ruffled Ostrich”, “If You Leave”, and “Frogs In Tuxes”.

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The definitive Podington Bear collection includes 10 CDs, 135 songs, and over 8 hours of music. Podington Bear is a modern music internet phenomenon. Profiled on NPR, Wired, heaps of blogs, and selected as a Best of 2007 podcast by the iTunes Music Store, P. Bear’s original method of music delivery has reached listeners far and wide. He serves up thousands of songs every day via his podcast on iTunes, cycling through the parade of music now contained in The Box Set. The music itself is 100% instrumental, inventive, delightful, and accessible. The sonic palate varies widely, juxtaposing acoustic instrumentation with synthesized and distorted sounds. The songs are constructed of simple melodies that mutate modally with surprising twists of composition. Touchstones would be Hot Chip, Björk, The Album Leaf, or early Múm. Little is known about this character except that he lives in Portland and prefers to work anonymously. This body of work is represented uniformly by a simple line drawing of a bear, invoking a legacy and an ethos that surrounds the music. It is a collection that works in the foreground or the back.
Features two small booklets and 10 CDs with 135 songs. Currently shipping complete with 135 tracks on 10 discs. Hooray!