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Grain of Sand

POSTED ON December 29th  - POSTED IN acoustic, ambient, From the indie inbox, independent music, jazz, Latin, music, Review, traditional

Grain of Sand

Bill McBirnie and Bruce Jones – Brazilian Flute Music

While I am literally years behind on keeping up with my inbox, I still keep every email until I read and review it. Great music is timeless.

Bill McBirnie and Bruce Jones reached out to us in February of 2015. Their release Grains of Sand is a solid collection of Brazilian flute music. (Actually, it is much more than Brazilian.

Only Known Video of Louis Armstrong in the Studio

POSTED ON December 16th  - POSTED IN Blues, jazz, music, videos

Only Known Video of Louis Armstrong in the Studio

There is no doubt the Louis Armstrong is an influence and a legend. As is the case with many early era musicians, video footage is hard to find.  Too often the footage is lost, destroyed or never even existed.  It was pleasing to see in a post at Open Culture that there does exist one video of “Satchmo” in the studio.

2014.04.14 – The Pick of the Day – National Dictionary Day

POSTED ON April 14th  - POSTED IN jazz, music, news, Pick of the Day, Podcasts
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Today’s Pick is Its In The Dictionary by The Jackass-Penguin Show

Today is National Dictionary Day.  It is part of National Library Week which started on the 13th and will end on the 19th.  It is not to be confused with the Dictionary Day in October.  You can find out more about this day and week at this ala.org page.

Sitting Down with Polina Kourakina

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Polina Kourakina

Polina Kourakina

Indie Nation Listeners, we have a very special treat for you. We managed to catch up with the lovely and talented Polina Kourakina. An artists with a very unique and awesomely pleasant style. Listen in as we discuss her music.

Also, if you are in the greater Cleveland area, be sure and check out her FREE show at The Beachland Tavern. The fun show starts at 7:30 PM, tomorrow, January 26, 2013. Lumpy will be there and hopes to see you as well.

Bill Mecca Excellent Adventure – Grover’s Tune

POSTED ON November 24th  - POSTED IN Instrumental, jazz, music, New Media Order, videos

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.

2012.03.02 – The LumpCast and the Spotlight on Various Artists

For this week’s episode of the LumpCast, I thought I would kick back to some of the musicians we have had the pleasure to get to know in the recent past, some locally from Cleveland and others from elsewhere.

I am playing short sets and spotlights for this show. Many of them are recordings I actually did with a Zoom H2 Portable Recording unit when these musicians played live at local clubs in the Cleveland, Ohio area.

Listen in as Cleta, Omnidragon, Boz and Lumpy spin and eclectic mix of indie music.

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2011.12.27 – More Christmas Music

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Christmas Music, One Last Show

Some material may not be considered safe for work (NSFW), children and arachnids over 3 feet tall

Cleta, Knowles217, OmniDragon and Lumpy were still up for spinning some Christmas music. This one, as well is about the music and not talk. We didn’t cover any news. We simply spun Christmas music and told you what we played. We hope you all had a great holiday season last year and hope you are starting off having a great new year. Enjoy the last in the Podcast of Christmas here at indienation.fm

Christmas Day Podcast

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What Did You Do on Christmas? We did another “Podcast of Christmas !”

Scrooge's third visitor, from Charles Dickens:...

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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.

2011 Indie Nation Impromptu Christmas Party

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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.

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