Great Song, Great Video, and a Source of Inspiration
First off, kudos to @SeriouslySheila for bringing this artist to our attention. Second, get a hold of us Sheila we would like to hear more from this talented artist. Sheila sent us a tweet asking us to re-tweet this artist’s video. After checking it out, we decided that it was well worth a post. Listeners, check him out in the video below.
From Toronto, Skinny Bitches
I don’t know much about this band. I never heard of them before they contacted us. However, I am damn glad they contacted us.
For those of you who listen to our news cast, you know we love The Walking Dead. Here is what the cast had to say about the first day back on the set.
- ‘The Walking Dead’s Exec Producer Says to Expect ‘Savageness’ in Season 5 (comeusmedia.wordpress.com)
Today is Barbershop Quartet Day
Today is Barbershop Quartet Day so I thought I would share with you two tracks done in that style. The tracks are from Paul & Storm. I must caution the listener that this material may not be considered safe for work or children. Please enjoy Happy Birthday Kritsi and Hip-Shop by Paul & Storm.
A Remix Contest
I received and email yesterday from Louise Quinn. She was letting me know that the band, A Band Called Quinn, is hosting a remix concert for their song, Forget About It, which is one of the tracks from the multimedia show Bidding Time. Bidding Time is a show for genXers and supported by Creative Scotland. You can check out show dates at bidingtimermix.com
If interested in entering the contest, you can listen to the original mix here. The “stems” for you to remix with are available here. The closing date for this contest is April 18th. You will email your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org. Last but not least, quoting her email “The winning remix shall be released on Tromolo Records & the winning remixer will receive tickets for the show, a tour round the set & drinks with cast & crew as well as their very own rabbit mask!”
- A Band Called Quinn – Forget About It + Biding Time (remix) UK Tour (hispanicbusiness.com)
More than just another festival… FuMPFest is near!
I know many of you love The FuMP (,short for Funny Music Project). For those of you who are unaware, The FuMP is a hilarious troop of assorted comedy musicians. If you are a regular listener to Indie Nation, I am certain you have heard at least some of their music.
I am sorry that I got word of this event after the early registration deadline. However, I think it is still a steal at the regular price…. especially if you take into the account that Dr. Demento will the guest of honor. This year’s fest will be in Wheeling, IL on June 20-22 and registration is 45 dollars.
Concerts, panels and games! Seriously, how can you beat that? For more information and to register go to FuMPFest.com. I am sure that once you check out the schedule, you shall be as enticed by the event as I.
Happy Birthday Song Turns 90 and Warner Still Owns It
As we often comment here, the system is broken. Stephen Colbert, as usual, has a great take on it. Check out him poking fun at this “copywrong” situation in the video which follows.
Have you ever wondered what happened to the Disney Princesses, after Happily Ever After? How about why Ariel was in such a rush to get out of the ocean? No?
No worries, now you don’t have to, in a video that is nothing short of genius, Youtube sensation Paint gives you a glimpse into the lives of the Princesses after the credits roll.
There are so many bad things that happen in the world today, that when you see something genuinely good, there are almost no words to describe the beauty.
You do not need to speak the language, to see the warmth,beauty, love, and kindness of strangers. Watch as a young street magician, makes a homeless mans day. The smile on that mans face will surely bring tears to your eyes, as it did mine. After finishing his trick, and making the world just a little bit brighter, the young man simply walks away.
There is a story that has been around for many years, about a wise man sitting on the beach, when he notices a child that looks like they are dancing on the beach. He has to see the joyousness just a little closer, but when he approaches the child, he sees that the boy is not dancing, but instead throwing starfish back into the ocean. The wise man asks the boy “Why are you throwing them into the ocean?” The boy responds “The tide is going out and the sun is getting hotter, if I do not save them, they will surely die” The wise man thinks upon this for a moment and then says “There are miles and miles of beach, surely you do not believe you can make a difference?” As the young boy picks up another starfish returning it to the ocean, he simply replies “It made a difference for that one.”
How do we go about the monumental task of changing the world? We do it by reaching out, with kindness, hope, and love. Touching one heart, one soul at a time.