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Natalie Brown – Spirit of Christmas Time

POSTED ON December 26th  - POSTED IN Christmas, Holiday, independent music, music, R&B, videos

Natalie Brown

Spirit of Christmas Time

Natalie Brown is an amazing talent. She also does Christmas Music. Check out what she shared on her YouTube.

Natalie Brown – Spirit of Christmas Time

Merry Christmas all. You can find Natalie Brown at:

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David Bowie Impersonates Elvis for Christmas Message

POSTED ON December 21st  - POSTED IN Christmas, Entertainment, Holiday, videos

David Bowie Impersonates Elvis for Christmas

The late David Bowie shall be remembered for many achievents, acting, writing and more. One of his lesser known talents should be noted as well. As mentioned here previously, an impersonator. Check out what he did for Christmas in 2013.

David Bowie Ipersonates Elvis

You can find our more about Bowie impersonation at Open Culture. Thanks for reading and feel free to comment.

David Bowie Passes at Only 69 Years Old

POSTED ON January 11th  - POSTED IN alternative, Christmas, Community, Holiday, music, news, pop, rock

David Bowie Passes

David Bowie's star at Holywood.

David Bowie’s star at Holywood. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Numerous sources are reporting the death of the David Bowie. Both his publicist and son have confirmed the grim news. The talented artists had a career that spanned music, film, music video and stage.  He entertained generations of fans. The legend passed only 2 days after his 69th birthday. I am convinced his music will remain timeless and he shall be missed.

The talented artists had a career that spanned music, film, music video and stage.  He entertained generations of fans. The legend passed only 2 days after his 69th birthday.  I thought I would take a moment to share one of my favorite collaborations by the artist.

David Bowie and Bing Crosby

We send our condolences, prayers and thoughts to his family.

Radiohead – Spectre

POSTED ON December 29th  - POSTED IN alternative, Christmas, Community, Holiday, Movies, music, news, Opinion, Review

Radiohead – Spectre

Radiohead live at Portugal

Radiohead live at Portugal (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

While I am not a fanatical James Bond fan, I confess I have most of the 007 films except for a few of recent ones. I am also certain, I will get around to the more recent releases when I happen on them this winter at my local library.  (A quick stop at Wikipedia list 24 titles, of which I have seen 21.)

One can not deny that the character is timeless. Mr. Bond has entertained at least four generations of fans. One could also say the same about the soundtracks. I don’t own any James Bond movies, but I still have a few cassette tapes of James Bond movie soundtracks. Seriously, what musician wouldn’t want to do music for a Bond film?

Furthermore, I am not a huge fan of Radiohead. I respect their work and it is obvious they have much talent, but I rarely listen to works such as Magic Beans except when I am occasionally in the mood for such. I am more of  a blues, jazz or hard rock listener. However, after hearing Spectre work by Radiohead, I am amazed that it was not actually included in the film. They put it up as a Christmas gift to their fans at their SoundCloud Page. They had the following to say:

Last year we were asked to write a theme tune for the Bond movie Spectre. Yes we were. It didn’t work out, but became something of our own, which we love very much. As the year closes we thought you might like to hear it. Merry Christmas. May the force be with you.

In my humble opinion, they nailed it. It is perfect music for a Bond film. Especially since I went and listened to some of the material from the soundtrack.  It is a shame that “It didn’t work out”.  The track below is many times better than many of the tracks that are in the soundtrack.

Looking for Christmas Music?

Here Are a Few Places to Find Christmas Music

Merry Christmas All,

Christmas in the post-War United States

Christmas in the post-War United States (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

While many of my fellow Americans are enjoying our usually warm December weather, it is not for me. I want the ground white, especially on Christmas. I am doing what I can to get myself in the spirit. I already pulled out my CD of Bing’s White Christmas and am now listening to The Celtic Music Podcast. It is working and I thought I would share some of the places I find Christmas music. The links I am about to share should give you more than enough music to get you though both the eve and the day.

I also found this Scott Weiland Winter Wonderland video over at Open Culture and thought I would share it here.

We hope you have a safe and happy holiday season and new year.

Thanks for listening and reading. Feel free to comment and please remember to support the indie artists by buying their merchandise, seeing them live and/or simply spreading the word.

It is Christmas Time

POSTED ON December 19th  - POSTED IN Christmas, Holiday, independent music, music, New Media Order, site
#christmas

#christmas (Photo credit: Isselmuden)

Indie Nation listeners sorry things have been so sparse of the late but the hardware gods have not been happy with Lumpy of late.  In the past month and a half, I have lost a server twice, on hard drive and two DVD drives on my main machine at home and have become virtually an expert at data recovery.  I don’t get it I just sacrificed a modem, a scii drive and a TV card to them at Thanksgiving.

Nonetheless, kudos and thanks to Brian for really, really helping me out both at home and on our server.  He has successfully set up a special stream for those of you who want Christmas music only for this holiday season.  Listen with the player of your choice with the links below:

 

Winamp     windows Media Player     Real Player     QuickTime

Merry Christmas All

Thomas Reed Smith and Thanxmas

Thanxmas, Better than Thanksgiving, Better than Christmas, because it is both…

Musician performs at open mic at the No Name b...

Musician performs at open mic at the No Name bar in Sausalito, CA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If any of you want to see a small show in a venue with totally kewl atmosphere and charm, try and get to Rider’s Inn in Painesville, Ohio this Friday.  Thomas Reed Smith, one the artists featured on our bot and/or podcasts here at the station, will be playing there December 7th. And, fear not, he is bringing the chicken.

The atmosphere is cozy, comfy and homey.  The music is always good.

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