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Monthly Music Challenge with Cosmic Bos

Monthly Music Challenge with Cosmic Bos is where songwriters and musicians come to take part in a challenge, a music making one, in which you have 1 month to make a song or piece of music around a theme, then submit it to us and we will play it on the podcast. This is the second year of this challenge, and if you can stick with it for the whole year as a musician you will have an album by the end of it. Come and join the most creative, expressive and inclusive musical community on the internet. Cosmic Bos are Nick and Andy Jackson. Brothers from Brighton, UK. They make music, lots and lots of it. It is found here in this very podcast. Brief History of the Podcast : Season 1 (2019) - Improv-Revisation 9 Full Episodes/Albums of music that was derived from improv sessions that were edited/revised. Plus 20 music videos. Season 2 (2020) - Improv-Revisation 2 7 Full Ep/Albums of improv-revisation, other 1st year of lockdown stuff, and 19 music videos. Season 3 (2021) - Improvisation 1 final Improv-revisation and 4 full Improvisation albums with Joe Philogene, and 40 music videos Season 4 (2022) - Improv Squared and Making of an Album 1 full Improv Squared album and the Making of an Album special, with an EP and a live album too. Season 5 (2023) - Monthly Music Challenge with Cosmic Bos It's a pretty epic musical adventure we are on, come join us, and get involved. Please like, share and subscribe, and leave us a lovely comment

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MMC 2.4 - Animals
Hello dear friend, welcome to the Monthly Music Challenge podcast with your hosts Cosmic Bos. This episode is MMC 2.4 - Animals For the fourth theme of the second year of the monthly music challenge, it felt only natural to come back down from Space (MMC 2.3 - Intergalactic) and go and spend some time with nature, chat to the birds for a bit, play 'fetch the random throwable object' with a dog, listen to the conforting ASMR sounds of a cat purring on your lap, and have the soothing tones of David Battenberg cake share the majestic wonders of the animal kingdom with you. So here it is, the MMC Challenger (our Rocket, Submarine, Train that crosses the creative multiverse) has collected up all the animals it could find for inspiration for the musical wonder that is the Monthly Music Challenge. Your hosts are Nick and Andy Jackson, brothers from the UK that form up the musical outfit known as Cosmic Bos (one S on Bos - we are economical with our 'S's), and they are here to take you on the musical safari that awaits your baited earholes. Join David Battenberg cake, Big Mic, the Sexy German, Sir Patrick McKellen, Proffessor Briiiiiiiiiian Cox, Little Nick and a whole bunch of other new characters/impressions suggested by the wonderful musicians of the MMC. David Battenberg cake and his singing cake friends (Taylor Swiss roll, Breddie Mercury, David Bowieberg, Elvis Pretzel, FABBA, Cake Bush, Elton Scone, Dave Grohlberg, Fleetwood Macaroon, Morrisseed, Florence Welsh cake (and the Vending Machine), Radiobread, Robert Swiss, Damon Albran muffin, John Lemon Meringne, Paul McCakeney, Ringdough Starr, George Harriscone, Eclairic Clapton, Michael FlapJackson and introducing Cannoli Minogue) are joined this month by the menagerie of fruit and veg animals, including Labranoodle, Brocacollie, Springaspaniel, Orangatangerine, Tomato Cats, BananaLlama, Figlet, Fruit Bats, Pearakeets and the PineOwlpple. The world of David Battenberg Cake just got a little brighter with all the majestic animals joining. Come join all the fun on TikTok. You can purchase Cosmic Bos's Animals song 'The Animal In Me Sees The Humanity In You' from bandcamp here https://cosmicbos.bandcamp.com/track/the-animal-in-me-sees-the-humanity-in-you Cosmic Bos will be donating a portion of profits to support Animal Charities, so please suggest to us which charities we should donate to. Cosmic Bos also made a video to go along with the song, please visit our YouTube for more Cosmic Bos Official Music Video also there you can find this episode to vote in the peoples choice award and leave comments, we love comments, please leave lots of comments. Speaking of the Peoples Choice award, SPOILET ALERT! The joint winners of the PCA for MMC 2.3 Intergalactic are... Colin Pimlott 'Intergalactic Void' and John Serrano, Only the Host and Tracy Cloud 'Are You Here'. Congratulations! Both truly majestic songs. So let's move onto the business of the next theme, which we are proud to announce is being cocurated by Uncle Funkbeard, the undisputed Golden God of the Funkiverse. The theme for Monthly Music Challenge MMC 2.5 is Funk Drunk Love that is MMC 2.5 - Funk Drunk Love Please get them funky drunky lovey tunes into the podcast by the 31st May 2024. Email your mp3 with a write up about the song and a bio (if it's your first trip aboard the MMC Challenge) to cosmicbos@gmail.com by the 31st May. Huge Thanks to Uncle Funkbeard for bringing us the Funk we need for the MMC's genre theme of the year. Here is the full tracklist for the episode, not in the order they appear in the episode, but in the order they are presented in the legendary game 'Big Mic's Big Numbers' hosted by Big Mic. 1. Cosmic Bos - The Animal In Me Sees The Humanity In You 2. Hellwaddler - Animetal 3. Notehead - Researching Spiders 4. John Serrano - King Frog 5. Chemical Shift - Asteroids 6. Natalie Williams Calhoun - A Day In The Life 7. Mobidextrous - Elemental Bird 8. TruckDog - Taken by Animals 9. Mario Marino and Jonathan Hadley - The Manimal 10. Callilunasa - The Dancing Bear and The Little Child 11. Tonal Drift - Denizens of the Deep 12. NaykelTBG - Tungba 13. Andrew Hartshorn - Peter and the Birds 14. A Sea Warren - Animals 15. Trench Gun - Nothing Special 16. Colin Pimlott - Animal Attraction 17. Uncle Funkbeard - The Flaming O 18. Taylor Lidstone and Ruby Lan - Menagarie of Love Please go and vote for your faves in the People Choice Award poll on the YouTube video for this episode, or on X, or on the Discord for the MMC. Thank you. Thank you for coming on this musical safari with us, we really do appreciate it, please like, share and subscribe to the podcast in all the podcast places, and comment on the youtubes, and come say Hi to David on Tiktok, and buy all the music from bandcamp. Please support all the wonderful artists of the MMC, purchase their music and follow them on the socials, music is the international language, let's keep building this creative community and become a force for positivity that can change the world for the better. Majestic. So final reminder, theme for May is Funk Drunk Love Submission closing date is 31st May 2024 You are amazing, we love you Cosmic Bos    
210:53 5/4/24
MMC 2.3 - Intergalactic EXTRA
Welcome to the Extra part of the Monthly Music Challenge 2.3 Intergalactic episode. Join Andy and Nick (Cosmic Bos) as they make ammends for a rather massive faux par on their part, missing off a song from the list. So firstly, a huge Sorry to Taylor Lidstone, Peoples Choice Award Winning artist and utter legend, Taylor, your Intergalactic song is amazeballs! We didn't miss it off of the list because it didn't fit the theme, we missed it off because Big Mic has been moving all the emails about from 6 years in the future. Why he was ever given time manipulation powers will never make sense. Please enjoy this extra add on part of Monthly Music Challenge 2.3 Intergalactic episode, containing the amazing Taylor Lidstone song 'Don't Go Without Me', as well as the Late Sub song 'Interstella' by Smokin' Cola, and a respin of Cosmic Bos Space Babies 2 (Intergalactic Super Fantastic Imagination Tactic) Extra Episode tracklist: 1. Taylor Lidstone - Don't Go Without Me 2. Smokin' Cola - Interstella 3. Cosmic Bos - Space Babies 2 Vote for your favourite Intergalactic track in the peoples choice poll here Peoples Choice Poll MMC 2.3 Intergalactic Please like share and subscribe We loves you Cosmic Bos P.S - The theme for MMC 2.4 is Animals, and you have until the 3rd May 2024 to get your songs into us for inclusion, or maybe we will miss it and have to do another extra podcast next month, who knows? Big Mic does but he isn't saying.
43:42 4/13/24
MMC 2.3 - Intergalactic
Welcome fellow Space Babies, to the Monthly Music Challenge podcast with your hosts Cosmic Bos. This episode is MMC 2.3 - Intergalactic. The third theme for 2024, was Intergalactic, and fellow humans, you are in for an out of this world experience right here on this very podcast, that's right, we are space bound, with the help of 19 other majestic musical wonders from around the globe, we will explore the sonic intergalactic highways and hear things we can only have dreamed of imagining, let's not waste any more time and climb aboard the MMC Challenger, the rocket/submarine/train that Cosmic Bos pilot (kind of) around the creative cosmic multiverse and get all space musicified. Your hosts are Cosmic Bos, Nick and Andy Jackson, brothers from the UK that make creative and quirky music, as well the home of David Battenberg cake, Big Mic, Sexy German man, Taylor Swiss Roll, Bread Sheeran, David Bowieberg, Dave Grohlberg (from the Food Fighters), Breddie Mercury, Elvis Pretzel, Fleetwood Macaroon, Cake Bush, Elton Scone, Paul McCakeney and many more. Cosmic Bos open the podcast in the traditional way, with their own submission to the theme, for Intergalactic, Cosmic Bos made Space Babies 2 (Intergalactic Super Fantastic Imagination Tactic) which you can purchase from Bandcamp here Space Babies 2 on Bandcamp There is also a video to go along with it, as is also tradition. Found here on this handy YouTube link right here Space Babies 2 by Cosmic Bos on YouTube Okay, with the self promotion out of the way, let's move on to the theme for MMC 2.4 which is : Animals. You have until the 3rd of May to create your piece of music around the theme of Animals, what you do with it is up to you, enjoy! Let's get Intergalactic with the tracks for this episode:  (Please Note: the songs are presented in the order of the game Big Mic's Big Numbers, NOT in the order that they are played in the show) 1. Cosmic Bos - Space Babies 2 (Intergalactic Super Fantastic Imagination Tactic) 2. Gee-Wiz and the Space Pirates - Get Down Low 3. Colin Pimlott - Intergalactic Void 4. The Pixie Post - The Epiphany 5. Broken Nomads - Nevermore 6. Panmet - Meteor Shower 7. A Sea Warren - Intergalactic 8. Uncle Funkbeard - Rendevous with Destiny (remix) 9. Mario Marino - H Disco 1 10. Mario Marino, John Serrano, Tracy Cloud and Only the Host - All We Are Disappears 11. Trench Gun - Otherworldly 12. Tonal Drift - Scale 13. Andrew Hartshorn - Intergalactic Overture 14. Mobidextrous - The Third Helping 15. Chris Boddington - Contact 16. Notehead - Starlust 17. Sonic Squirrel - This is NOT Asteroid M 18. John Serrano, Only the Host and Tracy Cloud - Are You Home 19. TexMex Shaman and Tea R C - Expansive Expedition 20. Hellwaddler - Penguins Floating Through Space Thank you so much for coming on this musical adventure with us, we really do appreciate it, please subscribe to all our socials and share the podcast far and wide, it's free indie music for all to enjoy, and a bit of nonsense banter for some to enjoy. Please support all the amazing musicians that take part, most of them have bandcamp pages where you can support them directly by purchasing their work. The poll to vote in the peoples choice award will be on the youtube video and discord, please go vote for your fave. So finally, Coming Next Month (on the 5th May) will be Monthly Music Challenge MMC 2.4 - Animals The theme is : Animals Submission close date for MM 2.4 is the 3rd May 2024. Email mp3 and blurb to cosmicbos@gmail.com  Peace and infinite space dreams Cosmic Bos
232:54 4/6/24
MMC 2.2 - Happiness
Hello there! How are you? Welcome to the Monthly Music Challenge podcast with your hosts, Cosmic Bos. Here, I, David Battenberg cake, would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to this extra special episode of the Monthly Music Challenge podcast, all about me, David Battenberg cake, or, more specifically, Happiness, which I, David Battenberg cake, embody. For the second theme of the second year of the MMC, Cosmic Bos chose Happiness, and what a majestic choice that was, it has led to 29 of the finest songs, musical vegan nuggets of delight, that a human or a cake could ever hope to encounter, all wrapped up neatly in this almost 5 hour podcast. So without further ado, I, David Battenberg cake, introduce Andy and Nick Jackson, of Cosmic Bos, the hosts of this podcast. Thank you for that introuduction David, very kind. So, as David said, we have a wealth of awesome music for you in this episode, 28 submissions from the most talented indie musicians working in the world today. As we had so many submissions we went for another round of Big Mic's Big Numbers to help us (or hinder) picking an order for all this saucy awesomeness. You can buy our single on bandcamp here, please consider it, we are donating a portion of profits to Mental Health Charities, it is very dear to David's heart and he wants to support where he can. https://cosmicbos.bandcamp.com/album/happiness-is-a-battenberg-named-david We also made a video to go with the song, which you can find on YouTube here Happiness is a Battenberg Named David Official Video Here is the full tracklist of amazing songs in the episode, they are numbered how they were for Big Mic's Big Numbers and not in the order they are played. Except for track 1, that was us. 1. Cosmic Bos - Happiness is a Battenberg Named David 2. Truck Dog and the Go People - Manaomua (LATE SUB for First Impressions) 3. Andrew Hartshorn - Happiness, You Can Make it Happen 4. Chemical Shift - Utopia 5. A Sea Warren - Happiness 6. Mobidextrous - Bliss 7. Uncle Funkbeard - Lucky Break 8. Colin Pimlott - Happiness is Mine 9. Above the Snow Line - Happiness 10. Taylor Lidstone - My Sweet Paradise 11. Tracy Cloud - Let it Shine 12. Mario Marino, John Serrano and Only the Host - Born in the Stars 13. Nakedverse and Pixie Post - Pixieverse Dimension 14. Starve the Little Devil - I'm Happy 15. John Serrano and Black Creek Rock - I Talk to the Wind 16. TexMex Shaman - Happy Ending 17. Age of Infernal - Happy 18. Sonic Squirrel - Dancing on Fragile Sunshine 19. Smokin' Cola - Happy Hatchet 20. Mr. Woody - Happiness 21. Milly Stale - Buy Happiness 22. TruckDog and the Go People - Chasing Shadows Away 23. Marklyn Retzer - Tutu 24. Notehead - So Happy 25. Natalie Williams Calhoun - Happiness 26. Hellwaddler - A Show of Happiness 27. Gee-Whiz - Happiness 28. Gee-Whiz ft. Conspiracy Corner - Show me the Meaning of Happiness 29. Penelope's Thrill - Clockwork Clouds There you have it, what a list of talent! Cosmic Bos are truly humbled by all of the awesome on display in this episode. Please go and vote in the peoples choice poll on discord, X and there will be a link on youtube etc. Vote for your favourites please. And leave us comments on YouTube, on the podcast episode there. Artists featured, can you please post links to where people can buy your songs in the comments on YouTube, so we can all go support you all. The People Choice Award for MMC 2.1 First Impressions went to (drumroll.......) Above the Snow Line, Tracy Cloud and John Serrano for their song First Impressions, thank you for all that voted, and you clearly have good taste picking this tasty track. Without further ado, the theme for MMC 2.3 will be Intergalactic You have until the 5th April to get your Intergalactic songs to Cosmic Bos. Please send an mp3 and a write up about your song to cosmicbos@gmail.com and if you are a first time submitter please include a Bio, tell us about yourself. We will still accept songs around both the 'First Impressions' and 'Happiness' themes, should you so wish. Thank you so much for being here, we love you, from the bottomberg's of our battenbergs. Please like, share and subscribe to the Monthly Music Challenge, and support indie music, most of the musicians featured in this podcast have music available to buy on bandcamp etc.  Once again, please consider picking up our single https://cosmicbos.bandcamp.com/album/happiness-is-a-battenberg-named-david and leaving a comment on our video, that would be majestic. Next episode (2.3 - Intergalactic) coming on the 7th April. Peace and infinite love Cosmic Bos  
290:05 3/2/24
MMC 2.1 - First Impressions
Welcome friends and lovers to the Monthly Music Challenge podcast with your hosts, Cosmic Bos. This is the first proper episode of the second season of the Monthly Music Challenge, and it has grown somewhat since last year. 30 songs for you! that's right, 30 songs made around the theme of 'First Impressions', and SPOILER ALERT! They are crispy amazeballs, absolutely all of them. Andy and Nick, Jackson, the brothers Cosmic, Bos, one S, are here to guide you through the delightful frist impressions from the most exciting up and coming musicians and artists that are creating in the world today, forget your Taylor Swifts, it's all about Taylor Lidstone here, and move aside Andrew Lloyd Weber, we got Andrew Hartshorn on the MMC Challenge (our Rocket, Submarine, Train hybrid that traverses the musical multiverse). So come on a magical musical journey, with special guests David Battenberg Cake and Big Mic, as Cosmic Bos delve into the musical world of First Impressions. Full tracklist, not in order, in fact it's the order of Big Mic's Big Numbers! The new game that Andy and Nick came up with to help them pick an order. 1. Cosmic Bos - You Only Get One Chance to Make a First Impression 2. TexMex Shaman - Firstly, I'm Impressed 3. John Serrano and Ores Minon - Rules to Break 4. Sonic Squirrel - Greetings from Planet Squirrel 5. Voltage Poetry Project - The First Funicular of the Day 6. NakelTBG - Peak Cinema 7. Smokin' Cola - Good First Impression 8. Gee-Whiz - First Impressions 9. Only the Host and John Serrano - It's Dangerous to go it Alone 10. Mr. Woody - Warning Sign 11. - 14. Mobidextrous - First Impressions EP 15. Aye Nevo - The Gift 16. Uncle Funkbeard - Thirst Impressions 17. Chemical Shift - Mariposas 18. Taylor Lidstone - I Bet You Skip Forward 19. Mario Marino - Loading Screen 20. Mike Allen - I Digress 21. Pixie Post - The Beginning 22. Andrew Hartshorn - First Impressions 23. Starve the Little Devil - Come Around 24. Trench Gun - When I First Saw You 25. A Sea Warren - First Impressions 26. Colin Pimlott - 8 out of 10 won't do 27. Notehead - Phosphenes 28. Above the Snow Line, Tracy Cloud and John Serrano - First Impression 29. Hellwaddler - Post Apocalyptic Impressions 30. Natalie Williams Calhoun - First Impressions Please go and vote for your favourite songs in the comments here on the podcast, or on youtube (prefferably), we will tally up the results and issue a 'Peoples Choice Award' next month to the song with the most love. Feel free to mention multiple. Thank you for being here, we truly appreciate you, please give the podcast a like and subscribe, and comments are just wonderful. The next theme for the MMC is 2.2 - Happiness, get your happy (or miserable) caps on and get musicianing oh dearest musicians of the indie music world. Closing date or submissions is the 1st March 2024. Email an mp3 (and a bio if you are new) to cosmicbos@gmail.com  You can still submit songs for 'First Impressions' and we might play them in our 'Late Subs' section. Next Episode coming 3rd March - MMC 2.2 - Happiness Peace and infinite love Cosmic Bos
266:27 2/4/24
Virtual Normality 3 - Cosmic Bos (Special VN3 Celebration episode)
Hello Music fans, Welcome to a special presentation podcast by the hosts of the Monthly Music Challenge, Cosmic Bos (one S). Although this is the podcast feed for the MMC, it is also the place that Cosmic Bos put their special presentations and some other guff, like, if they want to chat about something for some reason. Cosmic Bos are Nick and Andy Jackson, brothers from the South of the UK, making music and music videos and sharing them with the world. Virtual Normality 3 is our third EP in the Virtual Normality series (you can tell by the 3 after the words Virtual and Normality), with the first one having come out way back in 2021 before the Monthly Music Challenge even existed, the second one hit internet shelves in 2022 mere months before the MMC was launched, and then this third one slipped onto the intershelves on the final day of 2023 (so we can still claim it came out in '23). https://cosmicbos.bandcamp.com/album/virtual-normality-3 A little Cosmic Bos history on this subject: Virtual Normality started life as a showcase for Nick and Andy of their songwriting skills, at the time, Cosmic Bos were making an improvised music podcast, with Nick and Andy working with Joe Philogene and producing 4 epic Full album improv sessions in 2021. 'Space Babies' was born from the improv sessions and was given a coat of production paint to open the EP, with 'Take it Easier', 'It's Always You' and 'Ride Another Wave' being used from the songbooks. 'Stay Inside' was a new song made with TexMex Shaman and loving placed on the EP. Flash forward a year and Cosmic Bos release Virtual Normality 2, having won a 'Judge's Choice' Award for their album '2 A.M it's Mission Time' it was decided that Nick and Andy would give the songwriting their full focus. VN2 contained 4 songs that had been born from the Music Weeklies challenge on X (formerly Twitter) as well as a Cosmic Bos remix of a song by Andrew Hartshorn and Natalie Williams Calhoun. It also served as the blueprint for the Monthly Music Challenge. At the end of the first year of the Monthly Music Challenge, Cosmic Bos turned their attention to Virtual Normality 3, knowing that they wanted it to showcase what the future may hold, just as the previous two VN EP's had. And that is what this podcast is about. Come on a journey with Nick Jackson and Andy Jackson of Cosmic Bos as they discuss their new 5 track EP Virtual Normality 3, which you can buy on bandcamp right now here https://cosmicbos.bandcamp.com/album/virtual-normality-3 Also, if you fancy a free copy of the EP, then all you need to do is purchase our CD from Monochrome Motif Records here https://cosmicbos.bandcamp.com/album/mmc-1-2023-album - Containing our 10 songs for the first year of the Monthly Music Challenge, and a bonus free digital download of Virtual Normality 3. Thank you for listening, regular Monthly Music Challenge will be back on the 4th of Feb 2024, you have until the 2nd Feb to write your 'First Impressions' songs, and then email mp3 and bio to us at cosmicbos@gmail.com Full tracklist for Virtual Normality 3 Oh Wow! (Hug the Lady) ft. A Sea Warren Future Anniversaries Unconditional Fragility How So Lucky ft. Theo Please like, share and subscribe to our work And comment pwease, we weally weally love comments Peace and infinite love Cosmic Bos
50:02 1/7/24
Monthly Music Challenge Podcast MMC 2.0 (2024) - Intro (What is the MMC? What is the next theme?)
Hello dear listener, Welcome to the Monthly Music Challenge podcast with your hosts Cosmic Bos, they are Nick and Andy Jackson, brothers from the UK that make lots of music, and host this music challenge, monthly, in podcast form. This is the introduction episode to the second year of the Monthly Music Challenge. What is the Monthly Music Challenge? Good question, it is a podcast, audioshow, that comes out monthly, and contains music submitted around a theme each month. We did it all last year, and had 10 themes that made up MMC 1. Cosmic Bos (your show hosts) put their efforts out as a CD under Monochrome Motif records, which you can purchase from bandcamp here https://cosmicbos.bandcamp.com/album/mmc-1-2023-album How do I get involved? If you are a musician, and you would like to submit music to the Monthly Music Challenge podcast, please send mp3's with a bio (for first timers) and a little write up about your track to cosmicbos@gmail.com  We listen to all submissions and craft a unique show out of them, the peeps of the MMC are the cream of the indie music scene, and you can be a part of it too. What is the theme for Jan 2024? Well, the theme for Jan 2024 is - First Impressions You have till the 2nd of Feb to get your 'First Impressions' songs in. Is there a way to submit songs from previous themes of the MMC? Funny you should ask, we had a segment last year we called 'Late Subs' to accomodate peeps that missed the deadline, and we will probably bring that back for this season of podcasting. So if you would like to make a song or piece of music about any of the themes from MMC1 then please do, and submit them in mp3 form to cosmicbos@gmail.com MMC1 Themes for late subs are: New Beginnings, Escape, Ignorance, Winning, Razzmajazz, Artificial Intelligence, Mother Earth, Dreams, Super Spectacular & Finale So for this intro episode we didn't really get any submissions, we had suggested that if peeps were up for it they could make a track to go with the theme 'Intro'. Only one person took up the challenge, the one and only Andrew Hartshorn. Who also put out an MMC 1 album from his efforts on the MMC in 2023. Go buy a copy on bandcamp, it's awesome sauce and well worth your eartime. Also, we hastily put our 'Intro' song together, and are getting it to pull double duties for now, as the podcast intro AND our MMC 2 intro. Fun times. Please like, share, comment and subscribe to Cosmic Bos Now get to work, you've got music to make Peace and infinite cake Cosmic Bos (one 'S')
22:05 1/1/24
Monthly Music Challenge 2023 Awards - Rest of MMC1 2023 SILVER AWARDS
So peeps, Cosmic Bos (your hosts of the MMC) presented the Gold Awards for the awesome music sent in the the Monthly Music Challenge in 2023. That was the Best of 2023, 11 Gold Award winning artists of the indie music scene, taking on challenges with a time limit and making the crispiest Golden music known to earballs in the solar rotational calander year known as 2023. There were of course, a great many Monthly Music Challenge submissions from which the gold award winners were plucked, and to honour the truly exceptional work of the awesome artists of the MMC, Cosmic Bos gave Silver Awards to all the shortlisted songs for the awards. So, we now present to you the Rest of MMC 2023, containing 10 of the Silver Award winning artists award winning songs, as well as 10 more Cosmic Bos songs from the rest of the music we made for the Monthly Music Challenge. Side note - Cosmic Bos took part in the Music Weeklies challenge for almost the entire year, producing 43 songs for the MMC which are all available on the EP's that went with each Monthly Challenge. Not to brag or nothing, but it was an experiment that helped shape both Andy and Nick into the Bos'es they need to be to helm the MMC Challenger (it's a rocket, submarine, train thing that crosses the musical multiverse, see previous episodes for more details). Monochrome Motif Records (the label run by Andrew Hartshorn) very kindly released Cosmic Bos MMC 1 (2023) on CD no less! Check out the bandcamp link here for details on purchase, download and streaming freeloads too. https://cosmicbos.bandcamp.com/album/mmc-1-2023-album Here is the full shortlist of awesome Silver Award winners, please go and subscribe to them all on all the socials.  New Beginnings Silver Award winners In the Beginning - Tonal Drift  A New Beginning - Chemical Shift Phoenix Rising - Andrew Hartshorn Starting Over - Third Echo Sounds Escape Silver Award winners Breakout - Trench Gun How to Stop Time - Stefan Bohacek Dance (escape the week) - Mijimo Escape - Peter Hawkey Ignorance Silver Award winners Ignorance - Peter Hawkey I is for Ignorance - Hellwaddler The Size of the Stars - Notehead Ignorance - Mobidextrous Without Your Love - A Sea Warren Winning Silver Award winners Winning (Deep Fried Mix) - Mobidextrous Slow and Steady wins the race - Andrew Hartshorn You Can't Be a Winner (if you're a Sinner) - A Sea Warren Smell Defeat - Notehead Razzmajazz Silver Award winners Razzmajazz - Scowsh Molosh This is Fine - Notehead Razmajazz - Tonal Drift The Jazzman's Trumpet - Andrew Hartshorn Artificial Intelligence Silver Award winners Era Oeuvre - Voltage Poetry Project Clouds Dissolve - Texmex Shaman and TRC Techno sapiens - Tonal Drift Ghost in the Machine - J Peck Mother Earth Silver Award winners Price to be Paid - Aye Nevo Gaias Moonshine Merriment - Hellwaddler The Assassination of Mother Earth - Man of Arun Mother Nature - Taylor Lidstone Dreams Silver Award winners Dreamscape Promises - Taylor Lidstone Crisp - John Serrano Unsettled Sleep - Tonal Drift Princess in the Snow - Hellwaddler Lonely in Lucidity - Notehead Impossible Perks - Mobidextrous Super Spectacular Silver Award winners Mecha Funk - Mario Marino Can't Get You Out of my Head - John Serrano and Raul Lupianez Atlantis (Tringle) - Andrew Hartshorn Super-Spectacular - Above the Snow Line Epiphany - Hellwaddler Finale Silver Award winners Lost - Only the Host Feed Me the Finale - Notehead Once Stowaway - Voltage Poetry Project Finale - Taylor Lidstone Noot and Carnage - Hellwaddler I Want to Run Away - A Sea Warren Now that is one helluva set of songs right there, we recomment you go and listen to all of them, and please share the love with all the artists, they are amazeballs and deserve more attention. The 10 Cosmic Bos songs played, or what we refer to as our Rest of 2023 are as follows: One Pixel at a Time Heart Holder Ivory and Ebony Kick in the Cultures Basic Sandcastle Destruction Get a Little Bit Smarter Everyday Salt on the Speakers Persevere Keeping it Old School Pinata of Troy So there you have it, 2023 in a couple of nutshells, this being the Silver one, go rub the Gold one if you haven't already, or just go rub it again if you are so inclined. Thank you so much for all your support over the year, the Monthly Music Challenge has been an absolute joy to watch grow and evolve, and it's all the amazing artists taking part that have helped grow this community of real music happening now for the earballs of today. We are open for submissions of any previous hashtag for MMC1, as well as any Intro pieces you wish to send us ready for MMC2. In Jan we will do an introduction to MM2 episode, where we will announce the theme for Monthly Music Challenge 2.1. Please comment on this podcast too, help us spread the word of the Monthly Music Challenge Peace and infinite love Cosmic Bos
105:57 12/10/23
Monthly Music Challenge 2023 Awards - Best of MMC1 2023 GOLD AWARDS
Here it is peeps, the Monthly Music Challenge 2023 Awards - GOLD EDITION with your hosts Cosmic Bos 2023 has been one helluva ride for the Monthly Music Challenge podcast, when we started this back in Jan 2023 (ahh memories) with the help of Music Weeklies and the support of our awesome partners in musical business (Andrew Hartshorn & Al Warren), we had no idea how it would go, but here we are at the tail end of 23 and we are doing an Awards show, 2 of them no less (SPOILER ALERT! there will be a Silver Awards show too). Welcome to the first annual Monthly Music Challenge Awards, 2023, with your hosts Cosmic Bos We have handed out awards to go with each of the themes of MMC1, and using the album that we made ourselves for the challenge (which you can buy on CD and Download from bandcamp right now! follow the link - https://cosmicbos.bandcamp.com/album/mmc-1-2023-album So as not to reveal the winners in this here bit of text, all the nominees will be written out in no particular order, and you will have to listen to find out the Gold Award winner. New Beginnings Award New Beginnings - A Sea Warren In the Beginning - Tonal Drift A New Beginning - Chemical Shift/Broken Nomads Phoenix Rising - Andrew Hartshorn Starting Over - Third Echo Sounds Escape Award Breakout - Trench Gun How to Stop Time - Stefan Bohacek Escapist - Notehead Escape - Peter Hawkey Dance (escape the week) - Mijimo Ignorance Award Without Your Love - A Sea Warren Ignorance - Peter Hawkey I is for Ignorance - Hellwaddler Ignorance - Mobidextrous Eden - Andrew Hartshorn The Size of the Stars - Notehead Winning Award Smell Defeat - Notehead Winning isn't Everything - Man of Arun Slow and Steady Wins the Race - Andrew Hartshorn You Can't be a Winner (if you're a Sinner) - A Sea Warren Winning (deep fried mix) - Mobidextrous Razzmajazz Award Razzmajazz - Tonal Drift This is Fine - Notehead The Jazzman's Trumpet - Andrew Hartshorn Razzmajazz - Scowsh Molosh Just Make it Up - Hellwaddler Artificial Intelligence Award Ghost in the Machine - J Peck Dichotomy - Natalie Williams Calhoun Clouds Dissolve - Texmex Shaman and TRC Era Oeuvre - Voltage Poetry Project Techno Sapiens - Tonal Drift Mother Earth Award Price to be Paid - Aye Nevo Gaias Moonshine Merriment - Hellwaddler The Assassination of Mother Earth - Man of Arun Mother Nature - Taylor Lidstone They Lied to Me - J Peck Dreams Award Princess in the Snow - Hellwaddler Lonely in Lucidity - Notehead Impossible Perks - Mobidextrous Dreamscape Promises - Taylor Lidstone Polarsken - Chemical Shift Crisp - John Serrano Unsettled Sleep - Tonal Drift Super Spectacular Award Super - Texmex Shaman Can't Get You Out of My Head - John Serrano and Raul Lupianez Atlantis (Tringle) - Andrew Hartshorn Mecha Funk - Mario Marino Super-Spectacular - Above the Snow Line Epiphany - Hellwaddler Finale Award Feed Me the Finale - Notehead Lost - Only the Host Once Stowaway - Voltage Poetry Project Finale - Taylor Lidstone Noot and Carnage - Hellwaddler I Want to Run Away - A Sea Warren Finale - Above the Snow Line ft. John Serrano There you have it, all these songs have picked up an award, but only one from each list gets the GOLD Award. Massive THANK YOU to everyone that submitted a song to the MMC in 2023, we had 167 songs made for the challenge by you! that's so awesome sauce. In between each of the award winning songs, you get to hear Cosmic Bos submission to the MMC for that month, which you can buy on CD from Bandcamp here https://cosmicbos.bandcamp.com/album/mmc-1-2023-album And you can get Andrew Hartshorn's MMC album on bandcamp too https://andrewhartshorn.bandcamp.com/album/mythos-unveiled-album And you can buy the pair of them together for a lovely little discount, please consider supporting us by buying our music, we do this all for love, but it would be nice to see some money pwease too. Anyway, the Cosmic Bos songs that you will hear scattered across the award show are as follows Nude Beginnings Make Good Our Escape Idiots We Are All in This Together Razzmajazz There's No A.I in Team Earth's Children Could This All be a Dream? Super Spectacular Grand Theft Autotune (live) All the tracks on our album that Monochrome Motif have put out on CD! and you can grab a copy right here https://cosmicbos.bandcamp.com/album/mmc-1-2023-album Also also, right at the end of the podcast we gave a cheeky extra GOLD Award to Hartshorn, Jackson, Jackson and Warren for the song 'Barbenheimer', as it was originally an MMC sub by Hartshorn that got bigged up into a HJJW track, so that Nick and Andy (the Jackson's) could get a Gold award too. Thank you for all the support Please like, share and subscribe And leave us comments, we love comments See you soon for the SILVER AWARD show Peace and infinite love Cosmic Bos Oh yeah, go buy the album https://cosmicbos.bandcamp.com/album/mmc-1-2023-album
144:23 12/1/23
MMC 1.10 Finale (Monthly Music Challenge year 1 conclusion 2023)
Welcome to the Monthly Music Challenge with Cosmic Bos podcast Monthly Music Challenge MMC 1.10 - Finale We have reached the final theme of the Monthly Music Challenge's first year of existing, there will be no more monthly musical shenanigans until 2024, well, apart from the MMC Awards, and a few albums being available to buy on CD (SPOILER ALERT!) Cosmic Bos and Andrew Hartshorn both having CD's out under Monochrome Motif Records in December on bandcamp Alas, we get ahead of ourselves, for right now, Nick and Andy Jackson and Jackson (Cosmic Bos) delve deep into the wonderful, eclectic, fascinating world of indie music, presenting for your earholes, interpretations of Finale, the Final E, the Fin Ale, the last song for the MMC1 albums we've all been making all year, the final outing for 2023, music made to the theme of Finale. With some truly amazeball choonage that is sure to crispy your disco chicken, awesome your sauce, go on a musical adventure like no other, for the Finale outing in 2023, Cosmic Bos proudly presents the music of Mobidextrous, Above the Snow Line ft. John Serrano, Trench Gun, Notehead, TexMex Shaman and Tea R Sea, Andrew 'Big Dog' Hartshorn, Voltage Poetry Project, Taylor Lidstone, Hell'YEAH'waddler, Mario Marino, A Sea Warren (we can call him Al), Only the Host, Uncle Funkbeard, The Eclectic Collective, Chemical Shift/Broken Nomads and of course your idiotic hosts, Cosmic Bos. Thank you so much for coming on this musical journey with us, it has been amazeballs from start to finish, and please support all these exceptional artists by buying their music, or at least following them on Spotify and other musical socials, bandcamp is still currently worth a visit. We have made our Tringle for this episode 'pay what you want', with nothing being an option, so please go help yourself to a copy of our three tracks for this episode. https://cosmicbos.bandcamp.com/album/mmc-110-finale Comments make the indie musical world go round, so please leave comments wherever you get your MMC fix, thanks a billyuion. You can also pick up our Monochrome Motif album - Cosmic Bos MMC 1 (2023) https://cosmicbos.bandcamp.com/album/mmc-1-2023-album Along with the Big Dog's MMC album 'Mythos Unveiled' too, Andrew Hartshorn Mythos Unveiled  https://andrewhartshorn.bandcamp.com/album/mythos-unveiled-album Together you can get both on CD for £12 on bandcamp, whatta bargain! Right, now onto the songs, here is the full tracklist for the episode: 1. Grand Theft Autotune (live) - Cosmic Bos 2. FINMV - Mobidextrous  3. Finale - Above the Snow Line ft. John Serrano 4. Monotony - Trench Gun 5. Feed me the Finale - Notehead 6. True Story - Texmex Shaman and Tea R Sea 7. Life & His Lover - Andrew Hartshorn 8. Once Stowaway - Voltage Poetry Project 9. Finale 2023 - Taylor Lidstone 10. Noot & Carnage - Hellwaddler 11. Transcendence 1 (the Twingle in the Tringle) - Cosmic Bos 12. HKJKT - Mobidextrous 13. Insomnia - Trench Gun 14. Subsiding Radiance - Mario Marino 15. I Want to Run Away - A Sea Warren 16. Lost - Only the Host 17. Changing My Mind - Uncle Funkbeard 18. Fallin - The Eclectic Collective (Texmex Shaman) 19. Bootymancer - Notehead 20. A New Beginning - Chemical Shift/Broken Nomads 21. CNDYFLP - Mobidextrous 22. Pinata of Troy - Cosmic Bos Now that is one massive bowl of crispy chicken soup for the soul, this is the bit of the podcast write up where we would usually announce the next theme, but technically there isn't one. However, as we have already decided that we're coming back next year to do Monthly Music Challenge 2, we offer up a little winter challenge for the keen and eager. In Janurary, Cosmic Bos will do a 'MMC 2.0 intro' episode, to reintroduce the idea for next year, and give peeps the month of Jan to jam their themed jam. If you want to get in ahead of the game a bit, then we will spin on the show any 'intro's' you wish to make for your MMC2 album. We will make one, probably use it to double up as a theme tune for MMC2 podcast, not sure yet. But anyway, you have until the beginning of 2024 to send us any intros you wish, we will play them in the MMC 2.0 ep, keep 'em short, they are just intro's. With the year coming to close in a short while, we are going to do the Monthly Music Challenge awards for year 1, if you have taken part this year you are in the runnings for an award, we will split it into two parts, with a Gold and Silver version of each award, maybe, still pondering it to be honest. If you wanted to vote for your favourite songs from any of the previous episodes, please drop a comment on the youtube vid for the coresponding episode, we will listen to your advice, or at least read and like the comment. Please like, share and subscribe to Cosmic Bos on youtube, we do video work too for your eyeballs. Cosmic Bos on YouTube All that's left to say is a massive thank you to all the artists that have contributed to the MMC over 2023, and all you amazing listeners who have support this project, we really love you and it's been an absolute delight to build this community of creativity. Please comment on the MMC, it really helps spread the word and share the music far and wide. Peace and infinite love Cosmic Bos P.S - Big Mic will return if you ask for him
220:26 11/5/23
MMC 1.9 Superspectacular
Welcome to the Monthly Music Challenge with Cosmic Bos Podcast Monthly Music Challenge MMC 1.9 - Superspectacular Join Nick and Andy (Cosmic Bos) as we explore the spectacular, super spectacular in factular, freshist, most organic, juiciest indie music being made today, with all the songs having been made in September of 2023 around the theme of Superspectacular, and we must say it is something rather special indeed. You are in for a treat here, the music served up this month is all of the highest degree, truly awesome sauce on the hotdog of life, with amazeballs tracks by John Serrano and Raul Lupianez, Andrew Hartshorn, TexMex Shaman, Mario Marino, Trench Gun, Above the Snow Line, Hellwaddler, Notehead, A Sea Warren, Broken Nomads, Mobidextrous, Taylor Lidstone and of course your idiotic hosts, Cosmic Bos. It really is something to behold, please support all this amazing indie music that is as up to date as you can get, comments, likes, subscribes, support is what makes it all worthwhile, and these artists are truly something else, well worth your time. You can listen to and purchase all of Cosmic Bos's Superspectacular tracks in a hand EP on bandcamp https://cosmicbos.bandcamp.com/album/mmc-19-superspectacular and if you are so inclinded, a comment makes our dayz. Big shout out the Only the Host and his crispy crew of awesomeness, Cosmic Bos loves you all and can't wait for more of you to join the MMC, we have rooms all ready on the MMC challenger, come along for the musical ride. Here is the full Super Spectacular Tracklist (or SuperSpectrackulist if you prefer): 1. Super Spectacular - Cosmic Bos 2. Can't Get You Out of my Head - John Serrano and Raul Lupianez 3. Atlantis part 1. The Majesty (single) - Andrew Hartshorn 4. Super - TexMex Shaman 5. Mecha Funk - Mario Marino 6. Inside Job (instrumental) - Cosmic Bos 7. War is a Drug - Trench Gun 8. Atlantis part 2. The Wrath of the Gods (twingle) - Andrew Hartshorn 9. Super-Spectacular - Above the Snow Line 10. Epiphany - Hellwaddler 11. Ballad of the Rainbow Disco Chicken vs Autotunebots from the Future - Cosmic Bos 12. Superspectacular - Notehead 13. No. 12 Quartet in C Minor - A Sea Warren 14. Star Cry - Broken Nomads 15. Atlantis part 3. The Aftermarth (tringle) - Andrew Hartshorn 16. Spectacularis - Mobidextrous 17. Dreamscape Promises (Late Sub for Dreams) - Taylor Lidstone 18. Keeping it Old School - Cosmic Bos There you have it, amazeballs all over the pit. Probably time to tell you what the final theme of MMC1 is going to be. Without further ado, MMC 1.10 will be Finale, that's Finale MMC 1.10 - Finale (coming 4th November) You have till the 3rd of November to send your 'Finale' songs to us, please email an mp3 and a lil blurb to cosmicbos@gmail.com . You can always send Late Sub's to us on any of the previous themes for the year, we have a special section for them in the show. MMC 1.10 Finale will be the last theme for 2023, but fear not, we shall return in 2024 with MMC2, 10 more themes to build an album around. Before that though, we will do the Best of MMC1 Awards, where we will give out awards to our favourite tracks from across the years monthly music challenging. We will also do a Rest of MMC1 because there's a lot to go over. Please like, share and subscribe to Cosmic Bos, and comments are the best thing ever, so if you've got one in you please drop it on our podcast somewhere (YouTube's good for comments), pwease and thank yow. Peace and infinite crispy love Cosmic Bos P.S - Big Mick? P.P.S - Cosmic Bos Superspectacular EP is available here https://cosmicbos.bandcamp.com/album/mmc-19-superspectacular
210:01 10/8/23
MMC 1.8 - Dreams
Welcome to the Monthly Music Challenge with Cosmic Bos Podcast (the MMC) This is Episode 1.8 Dreams Join Nick and Andy (Cosmic Bos) as we delve deep into dreamland, listening for clue as to if this is a wonderful dream we have found ourselves in, or a twisted nightmare from which we can not escape! With the world in the questionable state it is currently in, it only seemed right to let the musicians of the MMC explore the internal space, where the mind is allowed to explore freely, to ponder the more existential elements of our shared experience, it could all, the whole darn lot of everything everywhere, be a dream, or a simulation, or even just the passing thoughts of an interdimentional hyper disco chicken cruising the open rainbow road! Who knows? Well not us, but maybe some answers lie in the music of this months music challenge. So prepare to explore the world of Dreams with the musical stylings of Mobidextrous, Man of Arun, Notehead, TexMex Shaman (& StonerJazz), Tonal Drift, Andrew Hartshorn, A Sea Warren, Michel Debois, Chemical Shift (Broken Nomads), Peter Hawkey, Hellwaddler, John Serrano and your hosts Cosmic Bos, as well as a special presentation by the supergroup collaboration of Hartshorn, Jackson, Jackson and Warren! What more could you ask for? Cosmic Bos put out our tracks as an EP on all good sites, but they also put it out on bandcamp where you can exchange money for music, it's a clever system that was developed by Gnomes a long time ago, but it seems to still be working to this very day. Here is the link to our EP, it has an alternative cover on BC too! https://cosmicbos.bandcamp.com/album/mmc-18-dreams You can also find several of the tracks in the show on Bandcamp or soundcloud or YouTube, depends where the amazing artists post them. Please support these awesome indie artists by visiting, listening and possibly even buying their music on Bandcamp. I know for a fact that John Serrano's track 'Crisp' is available on Bandcamp and you probably all should buy it, as well as HJJ&W's track too (from the 22nd September). Super outergalactic shout out to Only the Host and his amazing team, we love you guys and gals. And the Music Weeklies peeps too, keeping new music fresh on the internet. The next theme for the Monthly Music Challenge is our 9th one, and it is #SuperSpectacular, that's MMC 1.9 - SuperSpectacular  Send your mp3's with a little write up about the song (and a bio about yourself if you haven't been on the show already) to cosmicbos@gmail.com  You have until the 6th of October to get your SuperSpectacular songs to us for inclusion, we still have the late Subs section so if you wish to submit something under any of our previous themes then you can and we might play it in the Late Subs portion of the episode. SuperSpectacular will be the penultimate episode of MMC1, with only a final, as yet unknown theme, to go with MMC 1.10, but feel free to submit anything from the Late Sub category whenever you like. If you have played along all year, or are considering going back to take on the challenge, then on completion you will have a 10 track album, and that's pretty winning in our kindles. Please take the time to comment, follow, share, subscribe to all the amazing artists featured on the show, and buy their music, it's absolutely worth every smeckle, the least you can do is leave a comment, and comments make artists feel validated, so pwease, pwease, pwease we beg you, leave a comment or two to feed our dopimine addictions. Here is the full MMC 1.8 Dreams tracklist: 1. Could This All Be A Dream? - Cosmic Bos @CosmicBos 2. Confounding Dream (single) - Mobidextrous  3. Nothing But a Dream - Man of Arun 4. Lonely in Lucidity (single) - Notehead 5. Planks - TexMex Shaman 6. Unsettled Sleep - Tonal Drift 7. Dream's Over, Now Get to Work! - Cosmic Bos 8. The Dream's of Morpheus - Andrew Hartshorn 9. Caged Dreams - A Sea Warren 10. Barbenheimer - Hartshorn, Jackson, Jackson and Warren 11. Impossible Perks (twingle) - Mobidextrous 12. Dream Anthem - Michel Debois 13. All Through Me (twingle) - Notehead 14. Polarsken - Chemical Shift 15. Perseverance - Peter Hawkey 16. Persevere - Cosmic Bos 17. Resonant Dream (tringle) - Mobidextrous 18. Nanos Ex Machina (tringle) - Notehead 19. (LATE SUBS) Poo Poo Kickin' and Toad Lickin' - TexMex Shaman and StonerJazz 20. Princess in the Snow - Hellwaddler 21. Crisp - John Serrano 22. Lasting Impressions of Psycho Delia - Cosmic Bos Thank you for listening to our show, please like, share and subscribe, leave a comment and help spread the word that the indie music scene is still alive and kicking in monthly challenge form. Peace and infinite love Cosmic Bos Here's the link to our EP again, in case you missed it further up https://cosmicbos.bandcamp.com/album/mmc-18-dreams 
190:43 9/9/23
MMC 1.7 - Mother Earth
Welcome to the Monthly Music Challenge with Cosmic Bos podcast (the MMC) Episode 1.7 - Mother Earth Join Nick and Andy (Cosmic Bos) as we explore the musical interpretations created for our wonderful Mother Earth by some of the most talented musicians in the whole world. What did we all choose to say about Gaia, the great ball on which we all reside ? Well you are in for a treat friends, as all this music has been environmentally sourced, has an extremely low carbon footprint and has travelled from around our great planet without clocking in any airmiles (email miles don't count). Prepare to give praise to Gaia, Mother Earth, the big Blue & Green, with the musical stylings of Mobidextrous, Andrew Hartshorn, Hellwaddler, Trench Gun, Aye Nevo, Man of Arun, TexMex Shaman, Taylor Lidstone, A Sea Warren, Notehead, JPeck, Trommelfell.MB and your idiotic hosts Cosmic Bos with special guests Joe Philogene and Dayne Howcroft. Cosmic Bos put out their songs on an EP, which coincidently always has the same title as the coresponding episode of the Monthly Music Challenge. It will be available everywhere, but on bandcamp it will be purchasable. You can also pick up singles, twingles, EPs and Albums by most of the great artists featured in this episode. Please check them all out and share the musical connections. The next theme for MMC 1.8 is Dreams #Dreams  Please send your mp3's with a little write up about the song to cosmicbos@gmail.com  If you are a first time submitter please send a bio about yourself too, otherwise Nick and Andy will make something up and it will likely be very silly, music is a serious business and Cosmic Bos's style of podcast most certainly isn't serious. You have until the 8th September 2023 to get your Dreams songs in, as well as any late submissions for the previous themes. (previous themes are 1. New Beginnings, 2. Escape, 3. Ignorance, 4. Winning, 5. Razzmajazz, 6. Artificial Intelligence and now 7. Mother Earth) Good luck! Get your dreamy brain on and make up a song. Please take the time to comment, follow all the amazing artists featured on their socials, likes, shares, subscriptions and comments are the bread and butter of the indie music scene, please distribute them generously. Here is the full track list for the episode, all tracks are on the theme of Mother Earth (except for the 'late sub' found near the end of the episode) 1. Earth's Children - Cosmic Bos ft. Joe Philogene & Dayne Howcroft 2. Mother/Earth - Mobidextrous 3. Orbit - Faith - Mobidextrous 4. Terra Mater - Andrew Hartshorn 5. Gaia's Moonshine Merriment - Hellwaddler 6. Gaeacide - Trench Gun 7. A Price to be Paid - Aye Nevo 8. Circles in the Crops - Cosmic Bos 9. Earthy - Mobidextrous 10. Back to Nature (Dub version) - Mobidextrous 11. The Assassination of Mother Earth - Man of Arun 12. Poo Poo Kickin' & Toad Lickin' - TexMex Shaman 13. Mother Nature - Taylor Lidstone 14. So Many Songs for You - A Sea Warren 15. Salt on the Speakers - Cosmic Bos 16. Evil Earth - Notehead 17. They Lied to Me - J Peck 18. Ann Miller - Trench Gun 19. She Won't Let you Fly - Hellwaddler 20. Gaia - Mobidextrous 21. On Some Nights - Mobidextrous 22. (LATE SUB) Flowers - Trommelfell.MB 23. Milked it - Cosmic Bos Thanks for listening, please like, share and subscribe to all the amazing artists featured in the MMC. Big Outergalactic shoutout to the newbies that joined this month, Taylor Lidstone, Aye Nevo and Trommelfell.MB - you all are amazeballs and we have musical cabins for all of you on the Monthly Music Challenger astral submarine thing we made up a bunch of episodes ago. So quick reminder, the next theme is Dreams Peace and infinite love Cosmic Bos Here is the youtube link to the Monthly Music Challenge Monthly Music Challenge podcast on YouTube
199:43 8/6/23
Hartshorn, Jackson, Jackson & Warren - 'Sound Investments' Special album preview podcast
https://hartshornjacksonjacksonwarren.bandcamp.com The offices of Hartshorn, Jackson, Jackson & Warren (HJJ&W) present to you the minutes from the quarterly review meeting conducted by the visual promotional media department in late July 2023.  Due to time constrainted the video department would like to offer their appologies for being unable to meet the deadlines set by the record label Monochrome Motif, providing neither the promotional visual material for the single 'Playing Office' or the subsequent planned singles 'The Canvasser' and 'Repressent Me', all tracks featured on the Debut album by Hartshorn, Jackson, Jackson & Warren 'Sound Investments'.  As the album release is imminent (4th August 2023) it has been decided to package the minutes from our meeting as a preview podcast to provide some insight into the process of making an album in a month from 4 seperate locations across the United Kingdom, as well as showcase a cross section of the material contained on 'Sound Investments'.  The album 'Sound Investments' will be available to purchase in CD form from bandcamp from the 4th August 2023, and it contains 11 tracks all built in the month of May for the Lights and Lines album writing club competition. The single 'Playing Office' was part of the Album Writing Club 2023 playlist and can be found here Playing Office by HJJ&W on Soundcloud The album was unsuccessful in securing any recognition from the competition, but due to business planning the partners had managed to secure a release for the album with Monochrome Motif.  Monochrome Motif on Bandcamp It should be noted for the minutes that Andrew Hartshorn is both the 'Hartshorn' in HJJ&W AND the CEO of Monochrome Motif records, placing him in a fortuatous position for negotiating the release of 'Sound Investments'. https://hartshornjacksonjacksonwarren.bandcamp.com Contained within this preview podcast: Radio promotional material no.23 Playing Office The Canvasser Represent Me Radio promotional material no.42 Within the preview podcast you will find this extensive sample of the album.  Including recordings from the progress discussions with Andrew Hartshorn and Al Warren, Cosmic Bos (Nick and Andy Jackson) guide you through the wonderful world of modern office life as musicians trying to juggle the responsibilities of existence. All tracks written, performed & produced by Hartshorn, Jackson, Jackson & Warren. Thank you for you time, and please consider purchasing this album in all seriousness. The visual marketing department wil be placed on Incentive Plans to ensure the completion of their assignments, and the Partners of HJJ&W do not wish the incompetencies of this department to reflect negatively on the company as a whole.  This Quarterly review meeting has been made available by Andy Jackson & Nick Jackson, for the public records, under the Monthly Music Challenge with Cosmic Bos Podcast label. For more details on all the partners of HJJ&W please refer to the Monthly Music Challenge in which they all participate. Please like, share and transcribe Kind Regards Cosmic Bos (Andy & Nick Jackson)
56:31 7/30/23
MMC 1.6 - Artificial Intelligence
Welcome to the Monthly Music Challenge with Cosmic Bos (the MMC) Episode 1.6 - Artificial Intelligence Join Nick and Andy (Cosmic Bos) as we explore the musical side of artificial intelligence, what can we learn from our robotic offspring? Will they ultimately rise up and destroy us all? Can we find a way to live in harmony? All these important questions and more will not be answered here, this is a music challenge podcast, with a couple of idiots in the hosting chairs, if you want deep philosophical discussions on A.I then please check out other more informed podcasts, if, however, you want lots of musical explorations of the theme, ranging from Electropop to Orchestral to Heavy Metal, then you are in the right place. Welcome. We have a humdinger of an episode for you this month, with some Beeeeeeeeautiful songs by MMC regulars like Andrew Hartshorn, TexMex Shaman, Tonal Drift, Hellwaddler, Notehead, A Sea Warren, Man of Arun, Scowsh Molosh, Peter Hawkey, Mobidextrous and Trench Gun as well as 3 exceptional new additions from Natalie Williams Calhoun, Voltage Poetry Project and JPeck. Outergalactic shoutout to the wonderful peeps of Music Weeklies, which continues to supply the MMC with some of the most exciting musicians working in the world today, we love you guys  The next hashtag (for MMC 1.7) is Mother Earth #MotherEarth You have until the 4th August 2023 to get your songs about the Earth into us for inclusion in the main section of the show, alternatively, you can still submit songs based on the previous 6 themes to be included in our Late Subs section. (Previous themes 1. New Beginnings, 2. Escape, 3. Ignorance, 4. Winning, 5. Razzmajazz and now 6. Artificial Intelligence). Send an Mp3 and a write up about your song, along with a bio (for new subs) to cosmicbos@gmail.com  Please take the time to comment, follow all the amazing artists featured, like, share and subscribe Without further ado, here is the full tracklist for the episode: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE songs 1. There's No A.I in Team - Cosmic Bos @CosmicBos  2. Clouds Dissolve - TexMex Shaman & Tea R Sea  3. Talos - Andrew Hartshorn 4. Techno Sapience - Tonal Drift 5. Silent Rebellion - Hellwaddler @Hellwaddler 6. A.I God - Notehead 7. Art's Official Intelligence - ASeaWarren @aseawarren 8. Dichotomy - Natalie Williams Calhoun 9. Uncanny Valley - Man of Arun @ManofArun 10. Era Oeuvre - Voltage Poetry Project 11. Ghost in the Machine - jpeck There you have it, a whole heap of very real intelligence taking on the artificial world and very clearly coming out on top (for now). Exceptional work all, and a huge welcome to the newbies Natalie Williams Calhoun (NWC!), Voltage Poetry Project (VPP!), jpeck (JPC!) and Tea R Sea (slipping in on the TexMex track), thank you so much for contributing, we wish you a long and musicially rewarding stay on the MMChallenger. Truly wonderful stuff. There was also a few other hashtags from the music weeklies peoples that produced some interesting songs this month. Firstly there was a MimicAGame challenge which produced some stunning interpretations of classic VGM (Go check out the Music Weeklies site or twitter or discord), we present one of these tracks by our good friends. 12. La Cosa En El Umbral - Trench Gun As Cosmic Bos are a little out of the gaming loop we took the opportunity to revisit a song from over 10 years ago, and slipped out this little gem. 13. Money Zombies - Cosmic Bos This challenge was followed up by Bittersweet 14. Bittersweet - Peter Hawkey @peter_hawkey 15. Bittersweet - Cosmic Bos Then to mix things up a bit, we did early Late Subs: 16. Hummingbird - TexMex Shaman & Stonerjazz (Razzmajazz) 17. Save the Bees - Trench Gun (MiniMe) Cheeky little newbie sneaking in there, big shout out to Jeff aka Stonerjazz for your exceptional work with TexMex. Right back on the hashtag train for ComingOut and Smart 18. Third Eye Pride - Cosmic Bos 19. Smart - Scowsh Molosh @scowsh 20. Smart - Tonal Drift 21. Watch Your Six - Mobidextrous 22. Get a Little Bit Smarter Everyday - Cosmic Bos As is tradition now, Cosmic Bos put all our songs onto a handy EP which can be purchased from Bandcamp https://cosmicbos.bandcamp.com/album/mmc-16-artificial-intelligence So quick reminder, the next theme is Mother Earth and you have till the 4th August 2023. Also, we have finally done the deed and set up a Discord server, come join us there MMC Discord Server Before the next episode we will be doing a special presentation for the Hartshorn, Jackson, Jackson and Warren album 'Sound Investments', which will be available on CD and Bandcamp on the 4th August from Monochrome Motif Records, we are all really excited to share our Business themed album with you all, Spoiler Alert! it's pretty good. Peace and infinite enlightment Cosmic Bos (Bleep Bloop!) Here is the youtube playlist of the podcast  Monthly Music Challenge Podcast YouTube playlist          
163:47 7/9/23
MMC 1.5 - Razzmajazz
Welcome to the Monthly Music Challenge with Cosmic Bos Episode 1.5 - Razzmajazz Come on a jazzy journey with Nick and Andy (Cosmic Bos) as we venture through the razz and the matazz of the musical world of jazz. This is one interesting ride you are in for, as Cosmic Bos guide us through the fascinating land of the razzmajazz. With stunning songs by Andrew Hartshorn, Notehead, Tonal Drift, ASeaWarren, Scowsh Molosh, Hellwaddler, Man of Arun, Trench Gun, Peter Hawkey and of course your ever idiotic hosts Cosmic Bos, this is a trip your ears deserve to go on. Razzmajazz marks our last collaboration hashtag with the wonderful musicians of Music Weeklies, a massive thank you to them for helping get the Monthly Music Challenge off the ground, and we will continue to play songs made for their hashtags until the end of this season of MMC. The next hashtag (for MMC 1.6) is Artificial Intelligence #ArtificialIntelligence and you have until the 7th of July (2023) to get your AI songs to us for inclusion. You can alternatively submit on any of the previous tags we have had (1. New Beginnings, 2. Escape, 3. Ignorance, 4. Winning and now 5. Razzmajazz) to be considered for our coverted Late Subs section. Just send an mp3 with a little bit of info about yourself and your song to cosmicbos@gmail.com  Here is the full tracklist for MMC 1.5 Razzmajazz Razzmajazz songs 1. Razzmajazz - Cosmic Bos @CosmicBos 2. The Jazzman's Trumpet - Andrew Hartshorn 3. This is Fine - Notehead 4. Razmajazz - Tonal Drift 5. No.7 Quartet in Bb - ASeaWarren @aseawarren 6. razzmajazz - Scowsh Molosh @scowsh 7. Just Make It Up - Hellwaddler @Hellwaddler What a trip! Some real Jazztastic fun sitting there being all quirky and interesting, also notice that all the members of Hartshorn, Jackson, Jackson and Warren are present (n.b Cosmic Bos are the two Jacksons) as is tradition at this point on the MMC. For the other hashtags of music weeklies month of May we have: minime  8. The Wasted Youth - Cosmic Bos @CosmicBos 9. Talkin' - Man of Arun @ManofArun 10. Warped - Scowsh Molosh @scowsh 11. Kody - Trench Gun  12. Minime - Hellwaddler @Hellwaddler HopeAndDespair 13. Remaining Forever Hopeful - Cosmic Bos @CosmicBos 14. Hope and Despair - Peter Hawkey @peter_hawkey Sandcastle 15. The Sand King - Notehead 16. Basic Sandcastle Destruction - Cosmic Bos @CosmicBos And there you have the full set list for the episode, #SpoilerAlert, there were no late subs this month so no subs for you! Cosmic Bos always pop their tunes for the MMC onto a handy little EP which is available on bandcamp right here https://cosmicbos.bandcamp.com/album/mmc-15-razzmajazz And as mentioned several times during the episode, you can check out Hartshorn, Jackson, Jackson and Warren's single (Playing Office) Playing Office - HJJW on Soundcloud  in the singles playlist over on soundcloud for the #albumwritingclub 2023 - full playlist here and there is a handy voting page where you can pick your 3 favourites from the 34 singles (Congratulations to everyone who took part in AlbumWritingClub this year, you are all winners for getting to the finish line), playlist found on link just above. You can vote here on this link right here Please like, share and subscribe to the Monthly Music Challenge, tell your friends and musical rivals. Our YouTube is here is you fancy some visual stimulation to go with your audio Peace and infinite jazz Cosmic Bos
112:25 6/4/23
MMC 1.4 - Winning
Welcome to the Monthly Music Challenge with Cosmic Bos Episode 1.4 - Winning Cosmic Bos EP that accompanies this episode is found on bandcamp here https://cosmicbos.bandcamp.com/album/mmc-14-winning Cosmic Bos (Nick and Andy Jackson) present for your listening pleasure the finest in underground musical talent building a musical empire, one hashtag at a time, for the fourth outing of the first year of the MMC, we took on the epic concept of #Winning, and invited the worlds musicians to also take part, and some of them did, and here it is, in podcast form for you. This is the first hashtag that we have undertaken without being partnered up with the music weeklies peeps (check them out, they are awesome sauce), but rest assured, this episode still contains several of the challenges set by the weeklies, once all the Winning has been dealt with. And, returning once again, we have the Late Subs section, with some tasty musical treats for your ears around the previous hashtags of the MMC. Before #SpoilerAlert ending the show with a track from the Poseidon's Realm album by the Monochrome Assembly Check out the Monochrome Assembly bandcamp here https://monochromemotif.bandcamp.com/album/poseidons-realm-album The next hashtag for Monthly Music Challengers is #Rasmajazz  in conjunction with the Music Weeklies again, we challenge you to explore your expressive Jazz, be wild, be bold, and see what happens, it's all that kinda jazz baby! You have until the 2nd of June to get your Rasmajazz songs to us, send mp3's and a bio or song info to cosmicbos@gmail.com  Here is the full tracklist for MMC 1.4 Winning Winning songs 1. We Are All in this Together - Cosmic Bos @CosmicBos 2. Slow and Steady Wins the Race - Andrew Hartshorn 3. You Can't Be A Winner (If You're A Sinner) - ASeaWarren @aseawarren 4. D - Hellwaddler @Hellwaddler 5. Let's Go Bro! - TexMex Shaman 6. Winning isn't Everything - Man of Arun @ManOfArun 7. Smell Defeat - Notehead 8. Winning (Deep Friend Mix) - Mobidextrous  @mobidextrous9777 What a collection of Winning songs right there, all returning players to the MMC, with an eclectic take on the theme, bangers one and all, go check out all these wonders on the socials. On to the weekly hashtag songs provided by the @musicweeklies  TuneWithAView 9. TuneWithAView - Cosmic Bos @CosmicBos 10.  Tune With A View - Peter Hawkey @peter_hawkey MyCulture 11. Kick in the Cultures - Cosmic Bos @CosmicBos 12. Scrying Mirror - Notehead Accelerate 13. Accelerate - Tonal Drift 14. Accelerate - Scowsh Molosh @scowsh 15. Sprint - Cosmic Bos @CosmicBos That leaves us with the LATE SUBS, Whoop Whoop! 16. in the beginning (#NewBeginnings) - Tonal Drift 17. Ignorance (#Ignorance) - TexMex Shaman And finally, to cap the episode off nicely, we present to you another track from the Poseidon's Realm album by the Monochrome Assembly 18. The Seagull - The Monochrome Assembly  Thanks for listening and supporting, please consider subscribing and leaving comments and share with all your friends Our youtube Cosmic Bos YouTube Channel  
131:01 5/7/23
Poseidon's Realm - the Monochrome Assembly (album preview podcast)
Hello music lover, Welcome to this special presentation podcast all about Monochrome Motif records new album coming out 22nd April 2023 - Poseidon's realm by the monochrome assembly https://monochromemotif.bandcamp.com/album/poseidons-realm-album Order your copy right now from the above link. To celebrate Monochrome Motif Records first birthday, Andrew Hartshorn (Label manager) put together a super musical team of ultra talented musicians to take on the mammoth task of concurring Poseidon's realm, and Spoiler Alert, the assembled musical masters took it to the depths. Here's a quick word from the boss himself - Andrew Hartshorn Re: Poseidon launch Really pleased with how the launch has gone with lots of listens across the board for the preview tracks that are part of the preorder.  A big thank you to everyone who has already placed a pre order for the download and the limited edition CD. As we already have the stock, all pre ordered CD's will be posted immediately so it means you get to hear the tracks prior to the official launch date of 22nd April. By purchasing the album ( https://monochromemotif.bandcamp.com/album/poseidons-realm-album ) it will support our ambitious plans for the forthcoming year with a further 7 albums currently scheduled. And finally a massive thank you to all the artists, for their time, skill and enthusiasm for the project - Andrew Hartshorn (Monochrome Motif Label Manager) Thank you Andrew for the update, now on with the preview show There are 6 preview songs from Poseidon's realm here for your listening pleasure: and the running order is as such 1. The Lighthouse (Andrew Hartshorn, Natalie Williams Calhoun and A Sea Warren) 2. it's Between me and the sea (Andrew Hartshorn and Cosmic Bos) 3. Drowned (A Sea Warren) 4. Painted Ship on a Painted Ocean (Alexa Thanos & Sean Ettlin) 5. The Siren's Lament (Dan Johnson - Age of Infernal) 6. The Last Glacier (Hipster Pug) The full album has 7 other songs that complete this unique and wonderful celebration record, which, let's face it, you really should get a copy for your collection, maybe buy two so you have a backup if one gets broken by squirrels (trust me, it's a serious problem in some parts of the world) Full bio's of all the members of the Monochrome Assembly can be heard in this preview podcast. The full members roster for the monochrome assembly is Andrew Hartshorn, Natalie Williams Calhoun, A Sea Warren, Cosmic Bos, Dan Johnson (Age of Infernal), Hipster Pug and Alexa Thanos & Sean Ettlin.  Don't forget to visit the bandcamp page and get your copy today https://monochromemotif.bandcamp.com/album/poseidons-realm-album  Please support record labels like Monochrome Motif  And like, share and subscribe to Cosmic Bos's podcast, And comment please, comments help spread the word. Thank you for your time, hope you enjoy all this amaze-ball music, and pick up a copy of the full album. Have a great lunch Peace and infinite love Cosmic Bos
58:14 4/14/23
MMC 1.3 - Ignorance
Welcome to the Monthly Music Challenge with Cosmic Bos Episode 1.3 - Ignorance Cosmic Bos (Nick and Andy Jackson) are the idiots here to take you through the 27 songs of the third month of the challenge. The main monthly theme was #Ignorance and 13 of the songs you will hear today were written around that idea.  Thanks to the amazing people of Music Weeklies we managed to secure some other wonderful songs through the other hashtags of March 2023, and we also introduce a new section at the end of the podcast called Late Subs, so if you want to get in on the Monthly Music Challenge action you can send us songs based on the previous Monthly hashtags (1. New Beginnings, 2. Escape, and now 3. Ignorance) for a chance to be played in the Late Subs. Before we delve into the full tracklist, it's our pleasure to announce the next hashtag for the MMC, so MMC 1.4 will be #Winning. We are not paired with the Music Weeklies peeps on this one, so there is no pressure to get your monthly song finished in a week. Get your #Winning songs in to us by 5th May 2023 please, if you are new to the MMC then send an MP3 with a bio about yourself to cosmicbos@gmail.com , without further adoing let's get on with the show. Ignorance Songs 1. Idiots - Cosmic Bos 2. Ignorance - Mobidextrous 3. Ignorance - Peter Hawkey 4. Artificial Ignorance - Graham Casey 5. Ignorance - Dario Erico 6. Wilful Ignorance - Trench Gun 7. MuWee Ignorance - Scowsh Molosh 8. Ignorance - The Shiver One 9. The Size of the Stars - Notehead 10. I is for Ignorance - Hellwaddler 11. Eden - Andrew Hartshorn 12. Without Your Love - ASeaWarren 13. Ignorance (Boris Johnson) - Reuben Cooper Now that's a lot of great ignorance songs right there, some returning players and a couple of new faces, go check out all these amazing artists on their socials UpsideDown Songs 14. Down for the Upside - Cosmic Bos 15. Free Flow - Notehead 16. Downside Up - Esky013 GodsOfOlympus Songs 17. Gods and Goddesses of Olympus - Cosmic Bos 18. Ares God of War - Michel Debois MW200thTheme Songs 19. Reflections of our Inescapable Humanity (No Soup for You) - Cosmic Bos 20. Because it was - Man of Arun 21. Post Apocalyptic - Hellwaddler PainoSolo Songs 22. Reflections in the Ethereal Water - Ashen Music 23. Ivory and Ebony - Cosmic Bos Late Subs 24. Escape This! - TexMex Shaman 25. Pretend to Escape - Colin Pimlott 26. Love Restored - The Word Alchemist & Cosmic Bos 27. Let the Shaman Show You Round - TexMex Shaman & Cosmic Bos That's ya lot, and it sure is a lot, a lot of great music. We (Cosmic Bos) put all of our tracks out in a handy EP, which coincidently has the same name as this episode of the podcast, MMC 1.3 - Ignorance, you can get it on bandcamp here https://cosmicbos.bandcamp.com/album/mmc-13-ignorance And you can find video versions of all of our entries on youtube on our channel here Cosmic Bos YouTube Channel Please check out all the amazing musicians of the MMC, their socials will be pleased, help us build this community of true grass roots musicians, tell your musical friends to come get involved, it's still really early days with this, and together we can make it a force to reckon with, an alternative music industry of creative expression. Also, don't forget the next theme is #Winning, so get making your winning songs. Thanks for being awesome We love you Please like, share and subscribe  Peace and infinite love Cosmic Bos Direct podcast page - https://cosmicbos.libsyn.com MMC Playlist on youtube - MMC on YouTube full playlist
164:13 4/9/23
Idiots (weeklies version) by Cosmic Bos
Hello friends, Thanks for stopping by and having a little listen to our rushed together song for the next Monthly Music Challenge hashtag (which is #Ignorance if you wish to play along) Cosmic Bos's little song is 'Idiots', complete with Andy's Beavis and Butt-head impression, it's a song of two halves, what do you make of it? Any good? Video version on YouTube here Idiots TikTok video on YouTube Please like, share and subscribe to our YouTube and podcast, thank you, we love you Now get back to making music please, the world needs more proper chooooooons.
04:49 3/13/23
MMC 1.2 - Escape
Welcome to the Monthly Music Challenge with Cosmic Bos Episode 1.2 - Escape Cosmic Bos (Nick and Andy Jackson) are here to guide you through the wonderfully creative set of 25 songs (that's right! 25 chooons for you) all built around the hashtags of Feb 2023 (#Escape, #Freedom, #StandOut & #Family)set by the wonderful peeps of Music Weeklies (check out the community on Twitter) favouring the first one of course, as that is the monthly challenge. Before we delve deep into this bag of music, so you know what the challenge is for March, the next episode will be MMC 1.3 - #Ignorance - so get writing your ignorance songs to submit to the podcast, closing date 7th April. Okay, business out the way, let's get down to, err, business. Escape songs 1. Make Good Our Escape (Monthly version) - Cosmic Bos 2. Break Out - Trench Gun 3. Escape - Peter Hawkey 4. Run - Steve 3rd Echo Sounds 5. Scrambling Free - Graham Casey 6. Escape - Scowsh Molosh 7. Escape - Mobidextrous 8. How to Stop Time - Stefan Bohacek 9. Dance (Escape the Week) - Mijimo 10. Endure and Survive - Aaliya Mondesir (Lovely Mango) 11. Escape - ASeaWarren 12. The Fall of Icarus - Andrew Hartshorn 13. Escapist - Notehead 14. 7749 - Hellwaddler Wowsa! What a line up! Some returning players and some newbies to the MMC, go check out all these amazing artists on Twitter. Freedom songs 15. But What Does Freedom Mean? - Cosmic Bos 16. Disenfranchised - Trench Gun 17. Watching the Sky - Hellwaddler 18. Price of Freedom is Death - Stefan Bohacek StandOut songs 19. Stand Out - Cosmic Bos 20. Stand Out There - David Patterson 21. Out Standing - Cosmic Bos Family songs 22. Muwee Family Nintendo tracker - Scowsh Molosh 23. Family Plan - Mobidextrous 24. Family Tree - Cosmic Bos And that's all the hashtag songs, Outer Galactic shout out to all the amazing musicians that sent in their tracks, you guys are awesome and we love all of you, let's spread the word and get even more creative, talented musicians involved. We added a little bonus feature to the end of this show too, as we are evolving this idea and watching it take shape. We were asked by The Word Alchemist to do an instrumental version of one of Nick's older songs, which we did, and then it seemed only natural to add the vocal and before we knew it we had a fully finished song. So, we launch this new feature into the Monthly Music Challenge by in which, if the inspiration from the hashtag of the month isn't grabbing you, you can raid your musical archive and spruce up, rework or simply redo something from your songbook, we are calling this section  FromTheSongbook songs And Cosmic Bos are going first with this, so here's the first entry to the Songbook section of the MMC 25. Heart Holder - Cosmic Bos Heart Holder was originally recorded by Cosmic Bos as part of a special presentation in Season 2 of our podcast, and it's a totally banger, with Nick taking the lead vocal and the guitars pumping it all up. It was fun doing a proper recording of it, and as is the usual Bos way, we will see where this feature goes, we have plenty of songs in our own songbooks which may appear here... Thanks for listening, please like, share and subscribe, and leave us a review on your podcasting platform of choice (it helps spread the word and build our musical community) https://linktr.ee/cosmicbos Also here is the direct podcast homepage https://cosmicbos.libsyn.com  Also YouTube does us quite well, and the full podcast is available there too, so here's that link MMC with Cosmic Bos on YouTube Coming Up Next Month is Monthly Music Challenge 1.3 - Ignorance Peace and infinite love Cosmic Bos
132:58 3/5/23
Family Tree - Cosmic Bos entry to #Family Music Weeklies
Hello friend, For the final hashtag challenge set for Feb 2023, I (Andy) put together this little song about family, and how important it is. You can buy the song along with 5 others on the MMC 1.2 Escape EP https://cosmicbos.bandcamp.com/album/mmc-12-escape Full Monthly Music Challenge 1.2 Escape coming on Sunday. It's gonna be epic. Love you  Cosmic Bos Video version on Youtube - Family Tree on YouTube
04:18 3/3/23
Stand Out - Cosmic Bos #StandOut Music Weeklies entry
Hello friends, We are getting close to the end of Feb and the next hashtag for the Monthly Music Challenge, get your #Escape songs in before 3rd March for a chance to be played on this very podcast. You can also submit #Freedom songs,    and #StandOut tracks too, there is another hashtag for Feb coming today.    Full video Stand Out on YouTube @CosmicBos song 'Stand Out' (imaginatively titled, but when you hear it you will see why it  couldn't have been anything else) is the first of two made for the challenge. Andy didn't need to make two songs, he just chose to. The sister song 'Out Standing' coming to the podcast tomorrow in a similar fashion to this one. Please like, share and subscribe to Cosmic Bos  New songs weekly and new EP's Monthly Spoiler Alert - MMC 1.2 Escape by Cosmic Bos coming 4th March, containing the songs 'Make Good Our Escape', 'But What Does Freedom Mean?', 'Stand Out', 'Out Standing', unknown last hashtag of Feb song and possibly a little older song from our songbooks. Peace and infinite love Cosmic Bos
04:40 2/24/23
But What Does Freedom Mean? - Cosmic Bos #freedom song
But What Does Freedom Mean? By @CosmicBos   Made for the @musicweeklies  #freedom challenge I went with a serious tone this time, choosing to ponder the question what does freedom mean? Big shout outs to the legends Russell Brand  and  Duncan Truffles for being amazing question askers and journeyers through the mind, love you both infinitely  Video version on youtube https://youtu.be/sz8znkctOTY  #question #cosmicbos #subscribe #singersongwriter #songwriter #songwriting #newmusic #freedommusic #subscribers #subscribetomychannel #ukmusic #russellbrand #duncantrussell
04:29 2/17/23
Make Good Our Escape (Weeklies Version) - by Cosmic Bos
Hello friends, So the Monthly Music Challenge is well on it's way now, into the second hashtag (#Escape if you weren't aware), and the challenge is coming to a close for the music makers of the Music Weeklies, there has been some excellent submissions to the MMC from that bunch (looking at you Trench Gun), and all you other music makers that need a bit more time, you still have until the 3rd March to submit your songs to the podcast. As for this song, the one that is this little bitesize podcast, Nick and I (Andy) worked out some guitar at the weekend, I then recorded a musical outline (using just 3 guitars), put some drum loops in, wrote the lyric, sung the lyric, released the video to the music weeklies world.  The song is about being ready to escape when things go bad, and getting out together, not leaving anyone behind. For all the crazy in the world, it's not a problem if we can make good our escape. Please like, share and subscribe And send your Escape songs to us before the 3rd of March 2023.
03:29 2/10/23
MMC 1.1 - New Beginnings
Welcome to the Monthly Music Challenge with Cosmic Bos Episode 1.1 - New Beginnings @CosmicBos have a wonderful show for you here, the opening tracks to some potentially groundbreaking albums, 17 songs on the slate from a plethora of music makers.  Nick and Andy take you through the New Beginnings songs, and Spoiler Alert! They are awesome. #NewBeginnings Songs Nude Beginnings (Monthly version) - Cosmic Bos Letters from Home - Trench Gun New Beginnings - Peter Hawkey Starting Over - Steve 3rd Echo Sounds New Beginnings - Hellwaddler Phoenix Rising - Andrew Hartshorn New Beginnings - The Word Alchemist (and Cosmic Bos) New Beginnings - ASeaWarren What a lineup! Go check out all these wonderful musicians on the socials, tell them how awesome they are. If that wasn't enough, we opened up the floor to the other hashtags for the month run by @MusicWeeklies (go check out our partners in crime on this musical adventure) on Twitter The other hashtags for the month were #Pixels Songs 9. One Pixel at a Time - Cosmic Bos 10. Pixel - Aaliya Mondesir Lovely Mango 11. Pixels - Hellwaddler #Geisha Songs 12. The Geisha Song - Cosmic Bos 13. The Mystery Summer Geisha - Hidama 14. Curse of the Geisha - Hellwaddler #Industrial Songs 15. Industrial - Scowsh Molosh 16. Industrial - Hellwaddler 17. We Worked Hard for You - Cosmic Bos A massive thank you to all the artists that submitted to this episode, you are amazing and we are really excited to see where your Monthly Music Challenge album goes. The hashtag for episode 1.2 is #Escape So get writing your escape songs now, go, have a Pina Colada (wink, wink), come up with a catchy hook. Please like, share and subscribe to Cosmic Bos https://linktr.ee/cosmicbos You can buy Cosmic Bos EP - New Beginnings from bandcamp, please come follow us over there and share the musical love https://cosmicbos.bandcamp.com/album/mmc-11-new-beginnings   
90:04 2/5/23
We Worked Hard for You (demo) - Cosmic Bos #industrial action song
Hello, Welcome to this quick little podcast containing Cosmic Bos's entry to the #industrial music challenge presented by Music Weeklies. We Worked Hard for You by Cosmic Bos This is my (Andy's) song about industrial action, going on strike, standing up for workers rights. #Industrial marks the final hashtag for January and you can submit tracks made under this banner up until the 3rd Feb. Next week will be Monthly Music Challenge 1.1 New Beginnings, and you can still submit your songs made around that banner until the 3rd Feb too (as well as Pixels and Geisha). Please like, share and subscribe, and tell all your musical friends to listen and take part. Peace and infinite love Cosmic Bos https://linktr.ee/cosmicbos
05:27 1/31/23
The Geisha Song - Cosmic Bos Remix
The third hashtag for 2023 is #Geisha You can now submit Geisha inspired songs to the Monthly Music Challenge for possible inclusion in the first proper episode of MMC Submissions for MMC 1.1 New Beginnings open until the 3rd Feb 2023, so get a move on music makers. This song is Cosmic Bos' submission to the Geisha challenge, not our usual style for sure, we went with a remix angle rather then an imitation one, not sure we could learn the intricacies of traditional Japanese music in a few days, so instead we added beats and bass, modern it up a bit.  Check the video out on our youtube YouTube Video Link Also check out our link tree for all your Cosmic Bos musical needs https://linktr.ee/cosmicbos 
03:28 1/27/23
One Pixel at a Time (demo) by Cosmic Bos
Hello friends, As Cosmic Bos are now running the Monthly Music Challenge, we are a little light on music videos to pepper up our podcast feed. So we will be adding our hashtag songs for the other weeks of the Music Weeklies challenge into our podcast feed, to use the bandwidth.  This first month of the Monthly Music Challenge is focused on the hashtag New Beginnings - and the entries have been coming in, we are really excited to put together the first proper episode of the Monthly Music Challenge, and we are equally excited to see where it goes, come on the journey with us fellow music makers, come make an album across the year. Email your mp3's to cosmicbos@gmail.com around the theme New Beginnings by the 3rd of Feb (which will be the date of the next hashtag). You can also send us now songs written around the 2nd hashtag of month 1 #Pixels.  We are still unsure of how this is going to play out, but we are well aware of several musicians that took part in the Pixels hashtag for music weeklies that didn't take part in the New Beginnings one, and we would really like to spin your tracks in this first month episode. Anyway, thanks for reading all this, this actual podcast is just the demo song that I (Andy) put together for the Pixels hashtag. It was spun on New Music Saturday and got a rave review from the chaps there. What do you recon, any good? Here is the link to the video version on youtube  One Pixel at a Time (Demo) by Cosmic Bos on YouTube Please like, share and subscribe to all our stuff, thanks Here's the link tree for handy access  https://linktr.ee/cosmicbos 
04:25 1/22/23
Nude Beginnings Weeklies Version by Cosmic Bos for #NewBeginnings
A week into the Monthly Music Challenge and the @musicweeklies chaps have closed the door on submissions and opened up the next hashtag, so @CosmicBos present to you their song 'Nude Beginnings' in its raw week old form. We will now begin the tweaking process, tidy this mess up, get some sweet harmonies in there, maybe a guitar or two more, and I've been eyeing up the bagpipes for a track too (not that I can play them, or have any). You have until the 3rd of Feb to send us your #NewBeginnings track for inclusion in the Monthly round up (Coming shortly after the 3rd Feb - once we've recorded the thing) The new hashtag is now open for submission too, you have a week to do it for the Music Weeklies challenge, and three weeks to do it for the Monthly Challenge. Hopefully that makes sense, we are making this up as we go along pretty much. Submit songs to cosmicbos@gmail.com check out our link tree to find all Cosmic Bos stuff on the internet https://linktr.ee/cosmicbos Please like, share and subscribe and comment too love you
03:03 1/13/23

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