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They Might Be Giants to do Fan Appreciation Show

They Might Be Giants

Cover of They Might Be Giants

I just had to share some of the good news I received in my inbox.  A band that I and many others have been fans of for years it going to do a show for the fans. I even remember “Dial a Song”.  You can learn more about the event here.  The concert will be on Friday, October 17 at 8 PM.  Having seen them live in the past, I assure you that it will be a great show… they are awesome live.

You can find out more about this band at:

2014.09.15 – Tech Net News and Opinion

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2014.09.15 – Tech Net News and Opinion

This is the recording of our weekly news show.  In this episode we discuss some Celtic music news, Android news, Chrome OS app news, net neutrality, Minecraft, Microsoft, writing on maps from the era of Columbus, and more.

 We opened with two from  Ceil Moss

  • As Far as the Eye Can See from the album of the same name
  • Lies a Lurrighan

You can find this band at:

A Cat Themed Concert

Meow – Marc Gunn to do a Cat Themed Concert

I am snot sure when this hit my feed reader but I noticed it this morning.  Marc Gunn, who you will hear much about today for it is Celtic Thursday, describes his music as “rhythm and folk” and themed around Sci Fi, hobbits, cats and Star Wars.  He also does lots of drinking songs.  Marc has an announcement

I have seen Marc  perform live. I  can tell you that it should be a great show.  He is just a great entertainer. Be sure to get your tickets.

Ceili Moss

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For Celtic Thursday, Ceili Moss

Celtic harp

Celtic harp (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is an edited shorter version of our live news show from Monday, 15 September, 2014. We tend to focus on tech, net news, and games. We are still a music oriented station. We always open and close with indie music. This post  is just the beginning and end of our news show.

 We opened the news with Ceil Moss:

  • As Far as the Eye Can See from the album of the same name
  • Lies a Lurrighan

A Tribute to George Harrison

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English: I took this years ago at Wembley, Geo...

English: I took this years ago at Wembley, George is singing “Here Comes the Sun”. Category:George Harrison Category:The Beatles (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Many Musicians to Join the George Harrison Tribute Concert

While John was my favorite of the “Fab Four” as a soloist, there is a strong argument that George may well be the most respected as a singer-songwriter.  The simple fact that the man settled for one or two tracks competing with the Lennon-McCartney duo certainly says much about his commitment to the group.  Regardless of how I feel, it is clear that many musicians have tons of respect and admiration for the man.

Pitchfork.com reports that Brian Wilson, Wayne Coyne, Weird All, members of Weezer, Cold War Kids and more will all be performing at the show.  All proceeds are going to Sweet Relief.  Sweet Relief is a non-profit that provides monetary support for struggling musicians.

After the break, there is a video of the DVD of a previous tribute concert to the former Beatle.  I have a friend who is a total Harrison fanatic and she was kind enough to let me watch the entire set.  I can say two things about the work.  First, it is amazing how much his son looks like him. So much so that it actually confused Paul.  Second, it is an excellent line up and performance.  The boxed DVD set has a  lot of material, all of which is very enjoyable.

The Slang

From Columbus, Ohio – The Slang

The Slang

The Slang

There is much to like about this band from Columbus, Ohio.  To start with, I feel The Slang is a great name for a band.  I also really like the EP cover.  Stuff like that, however, does not make a band good or bad.

The band is the work of John Bobo, who is the songwriter, plays several instruments and vocalist, and John Newsome is the bassist.  They are currently touring their EP with additional members  Matt Thiedt on guitars and keys and Michael Dillon on drums.

Musically, this alternative/power pop band has a sound reminiscent of the late 90’s; energetic, loud but not noisy, and a wall of sound.  I am not 100% certain but I believe it was also a requirement of the 90s that every song had a keyboard in it.  Furthermore, in that era, 9 out of 10 bands and radio stations were “alternative”.  While I poke fun at the era, I still turn the volume up when music from it plays… admit it, you do too.

Compositionally, they don’t blow me away. In a good way, they have a typical late 90s sound. They cover that style exceptionally taking “the same old thing” and making it fresh, vibrant and alive.

Technically, the work is exceptional.  It was recorded at The Cutting Room. The EP is well produced and mastered having been done by successful, seasoned engineers.  (Mixed by Mark Needham, who has done work for Imagine Dragons and Tokyo Police Club, and mastered by Brian Lucey, who has done work for The Black Keys and Arctic Monkeys.)

An Interview with Marooned

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 Drinking Songs, Irish Folk Music and Sea Shanties

Some of the Members of Marooned

Some of the Members of Marooned

This is one of the interviews we got while at Gen Con 2014.  I got to interview the members of the band Marooned.  Listen in and hear how it started with “I was really lit at a party…”

Don’t get it wrong, they are not all about parties, they also do charity work.  Again, listen in as “The Captain” and I chat for about 10 minutes.

The band has performed at the past 10 Gen Cons and, if you ever attend one in the future, you should put them on list of things to see and do. Amazingly, this band does all their work from different locations.  Gen Con has become the one annual event where all the members of the band make sure they all attend.

You can find out more about this awesome act at:

And you can buy their music at the links below:

Marooned: Dance Macaw
Marooned: Better Than Live
Marooned: Marooned
Marooned: Lost At Sea
Marooned: On the Scalding Sea

The Road Heavy

A Great Sound – The Road Heavy

The Road Heavy just released their second track, the title track, The Devils Grin and I think it rocks.  While I have not heard much from this new band, I have not heard a track that I didn’t love. I can tell you that we should all be keeping and eye and ear out for this up and coming band.  They do some serious kickass rock. They have a nice thick hard, Skynard-like sound.  You can find out more about these guys at their bio or better yet, catch them on tour.

You can find them on the e-world at:


We became aware of this artist because of Indie Music Bus. If you are an indie musician, you may wish to check their site out.

TNN – The Gen Con 2014 Edition

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Talking Gen Con 2014 on Tech Net News and Opinion

Gen Con 2014

Gen Con 2014

If you have never been to a Gen Con, Lumpy will spend almost one-quarter of the show playing some of the artists who performed there and talking about his experience. Lumpy had never attended a Gen Con before. There are a few things he knows for sure:

  • He had a great time
  • He got many interviews
  • He learned much
  • He has every intention of returning in 2015

We opened the show with a few tracks from some of the artists who were at Gen Con:

Both of the artists above are members of The FuMP.   Thanks to Through Gamer Goggles Lumpy got to attend Gen Con and that is what this edited news edition is all about:

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