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Marc Gunn – The Maid Went to the Mill

To Kick Off Celtic Thursday – The Maid and the Mill

Marc Gunn is well liked by us here at indienation.fm for many good reasons.  He does great music, he shares it, he supports Celtic music and, most relevant to this post, he came up with the idea of #CelticThursdays.  The idea is simple.  Use the hash tag #CelticThurday to promote Celtic music every Thursday.  Brian, our news and tech director, liked the idea so much that he found over 15 hours of Celtic music and reprogramed the bot to play Celtic music every Thursday from 10 AM to 10 PM DST.  So to kick off the event for today, check out Marc Gunn’s video The Maid and the Mill.

To find out more about Celtic music and how to support it check out his celticmusic.org site.

 

Sarah Donner – Geek and Feline Powered

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She has Kittens and is not Afraid to Use Them

An Interview with Sarah Donner
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Sarah Donner – Live at Gen Con 2014

If the musicians at Gen Con have anything in common, it could only be that they are all unique.  Sarah Donner is one fine example of such, having her own special feline, geek, funny personal style, twist and brand.  Not only does she do songs about cats,  but specifically about Schrödinger’s and, check out her latest video at the end of the interview notes, which is Tesla themed.  Seriously how could geeks like us not love this stuff?

Not only did we manage to catch up with Sarah Donner for an interview but she was also nice enough to let us record her live.   Keep it tuned here for when we release all the Gen Con stuff.  Also, if you ever get word that she is playing near you, be sure and go see her as you will not be disappointed. I was lucky enough to catch up with Sarah at a coffee shop across the street from the con. Listen it to as we talk and hit on the following and more?

Join us as she tells us about:

  • When she started playing
  • “Angsty female songs”
  • How she uses comedy
  • of course, cats, science, geek and other inspirations and influences
  • The Anatomy Coloring Book
  • How many albums so far
  • Being on the road
  • Her thoughts on the new media order
  • What would she call her genre
  • Who does she think she sounds like
  • Our thoughts on genre
  • Her advice to those who desire to do what she does

You can find out more about Sarah at:

Sarah has recently done a video with the help of The Oatmeal.  It is Tesla themed and the cause is to help to fund raise a Tesla Museum.

2014.09.22 – Tech Net News and Opinion

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2014.09.22 – Tech Net News and Opinion

Tech Net News and Opinion

Monday Night News

We opened this week’s show with Titanic and Cape Cod Girls from the album Choice Cuts by Water Street Bridge. You can find out more about this band by listening to the interview at the end of the newscast or by checking out the individual posting of the interview on Indie Nation. Join Brian and Lumpy as they discuss some Walking Dead spoilers and rumors, Google news in general, drones vs Star Wars and more in tech and science news. We would also like to remind the listeners that we encourage listener participation through chat, comments and you are welcome to actually join us on the air.  To find out how to join us on the air, contact us via our chat room on the Listen Page.

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Walking Dead News

  • First off, the season premier is 12 October
  • Season 5 Episode 2 – Another character from the comic, Father Gabriel.
    •  Carol is supposedly back at the end of the premier
  • FYI – Lumpy did check, Walking Dead Season  Marathon begins on 6 October
  • The Air Herald reports that there will be a spin off
  • There is talk about Beth, it seem that a trailer gave that and a few other things away

Closing Tunes

We closed with a few more tracks from Water Street Bridge:

  • Pay Me/Iko
  • Zombie Jamboree
  • Lumpy’s Interview with them at Gen Con 2014

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:

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

2014.08.25 – Tech Net News and Opinion

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2014.08.25 –  Tech Net News and Opinion

Sarah Donner

Sarah Donner

Brian thought it might be a good idea to try and break the news up into more organized groups.  After only one show’s worth of hindsight, I would have to agree that it seems like  a great idea.  It certainly seems to encourage more conversation from the chat room and I already know it made it much easier on the post edit.

We opened with some Sarah Donner. They were live tracks recorded with her permission at this year’s 2014 Gen Con. The tracks were Going Under and Fossil Girl You can find out more about her at:

Sarah Donner – The Rebuttal of Schrödinger’s Cat by Sarah Donner

Kittens, Music and General Geekery

I honestly can’t decide whether this lady is easier on the eyes, ears, soul or brains.  Quoting her Twitter account, “I have kittens and I’m not afraid to use them”.  Honestly, what geek could not like some one who love cats and sings about physics.  Sarah Donner is one of the many talents that will be performing at the 2014 Gen Con.  Check out her video below and follow her at the links after the video.

Monogroove

Monogroove’s New Release, Echos in the Glass

This is a request to review an album that I was really glad to receive.  It is was, unlike many, great to listen to.  The tough part will be deciding on a favorite track.

First, a little basic information on Monogroove, according to their Reverb Nation Bio is:

Monogroove is the Los Angeles based female fronted dual vocal Power/Pop Band Performing in and around the LA circuit, Benefits, Charity/fundraisers and private gatherings

The Members are:

  • Rin Lennon – Vocals and Guitars
  • Andrea Ireland – Vocals
  • Brad Myers – Bass
  • Kenny Cratty – Drums

Yes, the gender make up is the same as the Mamas and the Papas.   Musically they do have somewhat of that sound.  However, being a fan of the famous foursome, I think that this release offers a much more eclectic mix of sound.

Monogroove - Echoes In The Glass

Monogroove – Echoes In The Glass

Echoes in the Glass is a very solid album of great music.  From the catchy sax rift that kicks the album off with the first track, When You Went Away, with a sound much like Mo-town, to the last track, the band does a good job of providing the listener with 17 tracks that you will want to listen to.  They even tossed in an awesome cover of Tomorrow Never Knows, a tune that, in my opinion, is a tough one for any band to cover.

The band is excellent vocally with some beautiful harmonization on almost every track.  It is definitely the vocals that I feel is the band’s strong suit.  However, I want to make it clear that the music is also great.  Another thing the band does well is to keep a certain style of their own while still giving the listener a good dose of eclectic music.  There are funky songs, mellow songs, sad ballads and just down right happy tunes on this collection.

You can find out more about this band at the links below:

You can buy their music at (affiliate links):

Monogroove: REAL
Monogroove: Five Minute Cat Wash
Monogroove: Echoes in the Glass
Monogroove: Sexy Never Knows

Shovels & Rope Releases Swimmin’ Time

POSTED ON July 3rd  - POSTED IN Community, folk, music, news, Opinion, Press Release

As Expected, More Excellent Folksy Rock

I was pleased to discover that a great folk rock duo, Shovels & Rope, just gave their fans some free music.  You can check out the sampler over at Noise Trade.  This sampler is not a big surprise. I am familiar with this band and I am sure that having been on shows such as Austin City Limits, many of the readers here are as well.

That said, if you have heard Shovels and Rope, why should one not expect “more of the same”.  The same being great folk music, stories and vocal harmonies.  That is why it not a surprise, because that is exactly what one should expect from this band.

You can find out more about these musicians at:

 

http://acltv.com/artist/shovels-rope/

2014.04.19 – Pick of the Day – National Garlic Day

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Today is National Garlic Day

 

Personally, I almost never cook with out this famous bulb.  You can find out more about today at nationalgalricday.com.  Not only is it good for you but it keeps vampires away as well.

 

Today’s song is Garlic by Dave Silva.  You can find out more about Dave at the links below.

A bulb of garlic.

A bulb of garlic. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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