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The Band Avon Dale

POSTED ON October 13th  - POSTED IN Blues, Blues Rock, Community, independent music, music, New Media Order, NSFW, Opinion, rock

The Band Avon Dale – Rocky, Bluesy and Jamin’ in Memphis

Warning: Some may consider this material may not safe for work and has some profanities. If that bothers you, please exercise your freedom of choice by going to another post as we exercise our freedom of speech.

The Band Avon Dale is a Memphis-based band. I will give you my take on them in a short minute. However, I think they do a great job of describing themselves, from their About Page:

“Avon Dale is a Memphis-based, rootsy rock band with a touch of soul. A four piece band featuring a dynamic rhythm section, the elemental sounds of an acoustic guitar, blues inspired electric guitar riffs, and soulful vocals, that range from tender and plaintive, to gritty and beseeching. A powerful live act, Avon Dale meshes concise rock ballads with lengthy improvisational jams. With a raw energetic presence, the band is quickly gaining followers in rock and jam band circles alike and becoming a Memphis must see act.”

TGGN 5-7-2013

POSTED ON December 7th  - POSTED IN Comedy, country, Entertainment, games, Gaming, Movies, music, Review, Through Gamer Goggles
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The music featured in this week’s show is the craft of Mr. Jeff Ronay.  You can find out more about Jeff at jeffronay.com

Disney and EA enter a long term Star Wars contract

Space Hulk video game just like the Board Game – you’ll see the dice roll.  Thanks to PCgames

Wizards of the Coast today announced two exciting new features coming to Magic 2014 – Duels of the Planeswalkers! Sealed Play and a new take on the popular Slivers creature type will both make their debut in the Duels of the Planeswalkers franchise with Magic 2014.

The addition of Sealed Play will allow players to open booster packs and build decks to play against the AI and other players. Each sealed pool is comprised of 84 cards, mimicking paper TCG booster packs. The PvE experience includes a six-deck ladder where players take on mono-colored Sealed decks each corresponding with a particular Planeswalker, and finally facing a ‘boss’ Sealed deck.

Another feature debuting in Magic 2014 is a new take on the popular Slivers creature type. A fan-favorite, new playable Slivers in Magic 2014 decks will include the following:

−     Sliver Construct

−     Predatory Sliver

−     Groundshaker Sliver

−     Megantic Sliver

−     Blur Sliver

−     Striking Sliver

−     Thorncaster Sliver

−     Battle Sliver

−     Sentinel Sliver

−     Bonescythe Sliver

In addition, Hive Stirrings, a sorcery that creates Sliver tokens, will also be included in Magic 2014.

You can find some new screenshots from the game here.

The Magic 2014 – Duels of the Planeswalkers video game will be available for PC, Xbox Live Arcade, PSN, iPad, and Android tablet for the first time when it launches this summer. The Magic 2014 product line-up also includes the Magic 2014 – Core Set for the paper trading card game (TCG) and Magic Online.

Please let me know if you have any questions or need anything else.

 

Warner Brothers and D&D from Deadline.com

Thanks for listening you can always find more great gaming news at Through Gamer Goggles.

Welcome to The Whatever and Whenever PodCast

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Welcome to the First Episode of The Whatever and Whenever PodCast

Bloc Party

Bloc Party (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Welcome to episode 001 of the Whatever and Whenever PodCast, actually, when we recorded this episode, we had not even thought of a name for it. Meshelly and Lumpy just knew that we wanted to add another show to the line up at Indie Nation. We wanted to do news and music… and we wanted to simply use it to hijack the stream when nothing else was scheduled. We also knew we wanted something that would be fun and safe for work. Our thought was something like a drive time show, mostly music, some fun banter and some recent news.

So on the mics we go, fired up idjc (Internet DJ Console) and off into cyberspace we blasted. And remember, you will never know when a new show may stream live and, in the end, time-shifted or live, it is hopefully great content.

2012.05.24 – Stupid As Charged

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2012.06.01-Stupid As Charged

Bardus est ut Bardus Does

This week’s “Stupid As Charged” consists of four stories which all share the theme of stupid, dumb, strange, weird, or in some other way are worthy of a dunce cap rating. In particular this episode; a drunk and his zebra, poison gas, and No Ticket the baby is coming!

A Drunk and His…. Zebra

Lumpy got word of this one via his local Fox News Channel, one of those headlines that makes you do a double take… like did I read that right?  The original headline read Man Charged with OVI, Had Zebra in Vehicle.  Yeah, I read it right.

An Iowa man has been arrested, charged with OVI and had his, pets taken to a friend’s house.  The police received a few call regarding a zebra and a parrot trapped in a car at, no surprise,  at a bar.  The article state that “quite a few people called”.  I bet that is a good thing since one might cross such a thing off as a hoax.

Nonetheless, it was no joke and when police arrived, they did see a zebra in a car and, perched on the driver’s shoulder, there actually was a parrot. Why is it I just can’t get the image of Raoul’s Wild Kingdom from Weird Al’s UHF out of my head?  Wildlife aside, the driver blew a .148 and was charged… oh yeah, his girlfriend stated “They love going for ride”.

This one averaged out to a 3.5 on our dunce-o-meter.

We closed this one out with Seven Drunken Nights by The Brobdingagain Bards.

 

Poison gas? Fuck it let’s just put T-Shirts over our face.

found at blogs.Browardpalmbeach.com

20-year-old Darrin Green and 17-year-old Jamarion Lee are either really brave, or really stupid. They decided it was in their best interest to burglarize a home that was being fumigated for termites.  The owner of the house pulled out his smartphone around 4am to check security cameras and was surprised to see two men holding T-Shirts over their faces rummaging through his belongings. He called the police, who couldn’t enter the house, you guessed it; because it was filled with deadly poison. The police called a fumigator to clear the house, however the men had already escaped.They were arrested after a tip led police to the men trying to sell the items they had stolen. Fort Lauderdale Police spokesman Det. Travis Mandell is quoted as saying: “What kind of person does that?”  “What kind of person risks their life for a couple of pieces of property, going into a house with ‘Danger! Do not enter! Poison!’ signs all over it?”

Though Mandell said the gas was “definitely not for human consumption,” the burglars didn’t show any signs of injury.

We really ranked this one pretty high.  It averaged out a 4.5.

We closed this story with, Poison of this Lifestyle by  Morphine Killer

Pregnant woman fakes labor, to avoid a ticket

This one comes from Huffington Post

It sounds like a scene in a movie, but a pregnant woman in New Zealand lied to police that she was about to give birth to get out of a speeding ticket.
Police were getting ready to lay spikes in the road to stop a Honda Civic speeding at more than 90 mph on a highway near Tauranga on Monday morning, according to the New Zealand Herald,
When the man driving eventually pulled over, he told police his friend was about to bring a new life into the world. She played the part, sitting with her feet spread apart on the dashboard, while the allegedly expectant father rode in the backseat, the Herald reported.
The police called for an ambulance and cordoned off the road as the paramedics arrived. Police later called the hospital to check in the patient, but discovered that that the pregnant woman discharged herself as soon as she arrived, reported the Oatgo Times Daily.
“I think she’s tried using her pregnancy to put a smokescreen to give some justification for the driver’s action. It’s not just a waste of our time but a waste of the time of St John ambulance staff helping people who really need their help,” Acting Senior Sergeant Mark Holmes told the paper.
Cops later busted the 23-year-old driver for dangerous driving.

This one metered in with unanimous 4s.

We closed out this story with Road Tripper by Carrie Dahlby w/Possible Oscar

 Man Arrested for Tampering at WalMart

It seems a man, according to a link over at Country California, sent into us by blackspyder from Geekshed.net, actually decided to enrich his communities’ musical taste by replacing hundreds of CDs at a local WalMart with his own personal collection.  The article is worth a read and the mug shot is worth a look.  Yup, that’s right… he replaced the enclosed CDs with his personal collection and ditched the contents elsewhere in the store.

This one hit 3.5 on the dunce-o-meter.

We closed with Ron Jay’s The Prettiest Girl in WalMart.

Background music provided by Gavin Salkeld. Gavin is kind enough and with the new media order well enough to provide Indie Nation with all it’s background music for IDs, themes and promos. You can find out more about Gavin and his music at Salkeld Music.

The song “Stupid as Charged” is by Carrie Dahbny (also check out Bad Rapport) and Devo Spice (also at The FuMP) of The FuMP which is short for Funny Music Project. Also, many of the artists we feature on Indie Nation can be found at Mevio’s Music Alley.

2012 – Week 1 – Bands On Tour This Week

POSTED ON January 2nd  - POSTED IN site

2012 – Week 1 – Bands On Tour This Week

The American rock band Keelhaul performing at ...

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Welcome to week one of 2012. There are a good number of bands on tour: DEADIRON, Jovan Ivey, Cathy Miller, Purple Monkey Sircus, Jason Patrick Myers, Rob Montague and The Flat Earth Society, Downplay, and Silverlights.

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.

2011.07.27 – Pick of the Day – Andrew Dean and the Farm Machine – The Price

POSTED ON July 27th  - POSTED IN country, Holiday, independent music, music, news, Opinion, Pick of the Day, Podcasts
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National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day

While yesterday was a day to think about peace, an idea I truly endorse, I am also a veteran and feel that we should never forget those who sacrificed life, limb and mental well being in battle.  To quote our president as reported today at E-News Park Forest:

We will never forget that America owes its liberty, security, and prosperity to the heroic acts of our service members.  We must also remember that their selfless sacrifices have had a profound impact on the promotion of freedom across the globe.  On National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day, we recommit to supporting our venerable warriors and their families, and we pay our deepest respects to those who laid down their lives.

Christmas Cast One – Instrumentals

POSTED ON December 26th  - POSTED IN Christmas, Featured Podcast, Holiday, independent music, music, Podcasts
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A Christmas card from 1870
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I have been a very busy boy gathering up Christmas Music.  I decided to do a few Christmas podcast. I am pleased that the amount of Christmas music  has increased dramatically in the past few years.  You will hear from many independent musicians in this one hourish show.  Nice to see a niche actually developing in the new media order.

I thought it would be nice to do different styles in each show so here we go.  This one will feature an eclectic mix of instrumentals. I only play one song with any real singing in it. While the music, mostly,  is traditional and familiar, the styles are eclectic. So get your yule on with stuff from harps, pianos, synthesizers, and who knows what else. Merry Christmas!

You can find many of these awesome independent artists over at Mevio’s Music Alley. If the artist has a page at Music Alley, the “(MMA)” will link you there.

  • Kicking it back to the old skewl days of computer music, 8 Bit Peoples who are also available at The Internet Archive
    • The First Blip Blop Noel
    • Let It Snow
    • Xmas Songs (Plastic Sputnik Arcade Punk Remix)
  • A Couple I did on some of my MIDI instruments;
    • Away in a Manger
    • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
    • Oh Christmas Tree
  • A Few from Kevin MacLeod
    • Bethlehem
    • Angels We Have Heard on High
    • What Child is This?
  • How about some metal? Christmas at the Devil’s House (MMA)
    • Greensleeves
    • We Three Kings
  • Derek K. Miller (MMA)
    • Greensleeves
    • We Three kings
  • Two Harps (MMA)
    • God Rest ye Merry Gentlemen
    • What Child is This?
    • We Three Kings
  • Hairy Larry also available at Internet Archive (MMA)
    • Hark the Herald Angel Sings
    • O Come All Ye Faithful
    • O Little Town of Bethleham
  • The Oilville Christmas Dynasty
    • Oilville Christmas Dynasty – I’ll Be Alone Christmas Time (The only song this show with lyrics)
    • The High Balls – A Fistful of We Three Kings
    • Funbunny – The Little Bunny Boy
  • I closed with John Stebbe with a nice jazzy version of Silent Night

Thanks for listening, feel free to comment, and, of course, Merry Christmas.  Remember you can also leave feedback at our Google Voice number 818-81-INDIE.

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Merry Christmas!

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