2016.01.06 – Technology Day
Featuring Ambientasia by DJ Trackstyle
Today is National Technology Day. Personally, I have a serious love-hate relationship with technology. I love to try to use it but I hate fighting with my old PCs to make them work.
I also love applied technology when it comes to music. I am not one of those who feel that synth music is soulless. I have been around synthesizers since the days of monophonic patch cord Moogs. I still have a DX7 sitting my studio and love electronic music.
It seemed appropriate to go with a synth song today. I found this artist way back in the day at the now non-existent Podsafe Music Network. I am going to spin Ambientasia by DJ Trackstyle
While most of the links in my notes are now useless, a few Google searches showed me that the DJ is still out there. You can find DJ Trackstyle at the links below.
Thanks for listening and downloading. Please remember to support the indie musicians.
Warning – The material reviewed below has explicit language and subject material most would consider not safe for work. If this type of material offends you please respect the artist’s right to freedom of expression and exercise your right to freedom of choice and read another review at Indie Nation.
As usual, I have far more material in my inbox than time to review it all. However, I shall get to it all, in order, as rapidly as possible. I shall keep my pledge to “listen to the bad music so you don’t have to”. If you are a musician awaiting a response either I didn’t like your material or I just haven’t gotten to you yet. Be patient, sooner or later you will know.
I shall also continue to write positive-only reviews for the material that I happen on and like. Today, I would like to thank Undefined 901 or “U901” for giving me something to rave about. I don’t know much about the band other than they are from Memphis Tennesee.
Spotlight on Symfinity and Intangible Dreams
Lumpy was completely blown away when he first checked out the first full length album by the five piece band, Symfinity. If you like symphonic rock music mixed and recorded technically as well as composed, as in both excellent, you’ll love this album, Intangible Dreams.
2013.08.16 – The LumpCast
This week’s episode of The LumpCast features the music of Sincerely Iris, Steve Goodie, The Great Luke Ski, TVs Kyle, The Texreys, and more! Listen to it now!
Lumpy’s Favorite Pod Safe Tune
Bill Mecca is one heck of a saxophone player. This has been, for a long time, my very favorite pod safe tune. Bill’s current passion is video and voice over work. Excellent Adventure is no more. (To the best of my knowledge he is still playing.) I will have links for Bill Mecca after the video but for now, enjoy this 7 minute jazzy piece of interplay between Bill on sax and Manzana on electric guitar.
Pick Of The Day John Christopher Thomas
Hello indienation listeners Cleta is bringing you todays pick of the day and since today is April 5th 2012 and it is One day without shoes day. I thought this song Feet Don’t Fail Me Now was very fitting for this day it is from the very talented John Christopher Thomas This was quoted from his bio at reverbnation.com
Born in Omaha Nebraska and raised in San Antonio Texas, John began playing piano at seven. His style developed in his early teens, while studying jazz piano. During the mid-80’s, John began to work with a variety of bands playing rock, funk, blues and fusion music. In 1991, after completing his Bachelor’s degree in art, John moved to South Korea to teach English. He eventually joined a Korean group called Joybox, whose pop single “Special” made it to #23 in the K-Pop charts in 2000. Now adding acoustic guitar to his instruments, John had hundreds of recorded demos to tweak and develop. After completing his MA back in San Antonio, he created the short-live blog “Sweaty Monk.com”, to express the difficulty of those following an individual creative path. Constantly recording in his makeshift home studio, he was able to record tunes that reflected his earlier musical roots of low-fi indie songs with slight touches of folk and world.
I really dig this song I hope you enjoy it as well.
You can find John at:
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2012.03.09 – The LumpCast
Yes, some things may best be left dead, but The Ol’ LumpCast is not one of them. Be sure and tune in weekly on Fridays at 10 PM for the podcast that started it all for Lumpy.
I know it has been a long while and the LumpCast has been more or less defunct. Now that Meshelly and I have our groove down on Indie Soup and others at Indie Nation are learning to do more, it is time to bring it back from the dead. Join me as I spin all kinds of music but lean more to house and dance.
- 2011.11.05 – Indie Soup – Whole Lotta Talk (indienation.fm)
What Did You Do on Christmas? We did another “Podcast of Christmas !”
For Lumpy, Christmas is for the children. My family celebrates it on Christmas Eve and I spent most of my Christmas Day organizing Christmas Music. This podcast originally streamed live on Christmas Day, it is Christmas Music with only a tad bit of chat in between. Merry Christmas and enjoy: Special kudos and thanks to Cleta and Knowles217 for joining me on this holiday special. Here is a list of what we played in three and half hour show.
Greetings and Happy Christmas Listeners,
Welcome to our first annual Christmas party, held both on-line and in the Cold Crank Studio in Cleveland, Ohio. At one point in time during this three and a half hour live stream almost every member of the staff was able to join us.
The party thought started rather impromptu when some of us locally got together to do some Christmas IDs for the stream. Then Cleta got busy at geekshed and got in touch with a few of the other regulars. Regrettably we did not manage to contact everyone due to the impromptu nature of it. So if you didn’t get and invite, don’t be offended, that is just the way it worked out this time.
Great New Album Released, Two Day Showcase to Celebrate
Today’s Pick of the Day is Greg Spero, a musician who, on this date, celebrates the US release of his album “Acoustic”. Greg was kool enough to, not only get us a very early release of this awesome album, but gave us some of his time for an interview and has actually joined Lumpy on the live stream.
Today is also day 1 of a multi-day showcase. It will start today, 16 December, 2011, and continue until this Sunday at 1 AM. There will be three sets of Greg Spero and his band both Friday and Saturday. The winner of the Make Hills, Win Bill$ Video Challenge, a video competition, associated with the album.