If you've been trying to find out what's good in Modern, perhaps you should be looking at the Magic Online results. The bannings recently went into effect on Magic Online, and there are plenty of decks out there that show promise in a Birthing Pod-free format.
I really like Faithless Looting as both something to find Life from the Loam and something to do with your excess lands once you've found it. The blue splash version has Izzet Charm as well. I probably like that list the best, but you have to find a replacement for Dig Through Time.
Overall, I think this archetype has the potential to break out with a little bit of tuning.
- 2 Spellskite
- 4 Birds of Paradise
- 4 Fulminator Mage
- 3 Huntmaster of the Fells
- 3 Scavenging Ooze
- 4 Tarmogoyf