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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.

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.

Through Gamer Goggles News (TGGN) 3-19-2012

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Through Gamer Goggles News (TGGN) 3-19-2012

Greg Spero

Greetings Gamers,

Get your goggles on and join us, along with an additional guest, Jamie Gray as Matt, Lumpy and Cleta look at things from a gamer’s point of view. In this week’s show we shall discuss The Elder Scrolls going MMO and a series involving Felicia Day and Will Wheaton and, yes, gaming!

We opened this week’s show with Hills from Greg Spero’s latest release, Acoustic. You can find out more about Greg Spero at:

Elder Scrolls goes MMO

Bethesda and ZeniMax Studios are allegedly preparing to unveil an Elder Scrolls massively multiplayer game this May, Tom’s Guide has learned.

Citing an anonymous “industry source,” the site said the MMO will take place 1,000 years before the time of Skyrim and hundreds of years before any of the other Elder Scrolls titles, near or during the “Second Era,” Tom’s Guide said.

We took a music break with Flow from Greg Spero.

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.

2011.12.16 – Pick of the Day – Greg Spero

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Great New Album Released, Two Day Showcase to Celebrate

Greg Spero

Today’s Pick of the Day is Greg Spero, a musician who, on this date, celebrates the US release of his album “Acoustic”. Greg was kool enough to, not only get us a very early release of this awesome album, but gave us some of his time for an interview and has actually joined Lumpy on the live stream.

Today is also day 1 of a multi-day showcase. It will start today, 16 December, 2011, and continue until this Sunday at 1 AM. There will be three sets of Greg Spero and his band both Friday and Saturday. The winner of the Make Hills, Win Bill$ Video Challenge, a video competition, associated with the album.

A Conversation with Greg Spero

POSTED ON September 5th  - POSTED IN Entertainment, Featured Podcast, Interview, jazz, music, New Media Order, Opinion, Podcasts
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Greg Spero

A short while past, I had the pleasure of catching up with Greg Spero, a young talented mostly jazz musician.  Personally, I hate the fact that musicians are almost forced to “pick” a genre.  As Mr. Spero points out it, is mainly done for marketing reasons and that musicians can not help leave out all the music that influenced them as they create their own unique material.  Listen in as he explains that and we discuss many other things.

We did this interview via Skype and the VOIP gods were not too kind to us on this day.  Pops, clicks and modulation are not possible to easily remove but, deal with it, for the conversation and music are stellar.

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
Image via Wikipedia

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.

Special thanks to

Merry Christmas!

A Conversation with Anouschka – Part Two

POSTED ON July 15th  - POSTED IN independent music, interviews, music, Podcasts
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The conversation originally took place on 19 December, 2009. It was right after she had just finished a tour, released a new album and just before she was about to head off to the African Bush as a volunteer field guide trainee.

This is the second of two edited and mixed interview. The first part is here. I tried to produce them in a manner that the order is not important, however, this one focused more on her most recent release, “So Why?”. This interview was more interview than music. The first part is more like short Q&A with a whole lot of music. Regardless, I think they are both excellent and, like her music, a just a different style.

Anouschka is an awesome person and a great conservationist, it was a pleasure to be graced with so much of her time to get this interview. Here is an outline of this conversation, songs in bold and interview questions in regular type:

  • We talk about her new release “So Why” and play the title track So Why
  • We talked about some of the musicians on the album and then we spun Vagrant of the Winds
  • I asked her about House of My Father and then we played it
  • We chatted about her trip to Africa and her song Silently
  • I closed the show with One of the Finer Days

You can purchase her music at Amazon, Anouschka and The CD Baby links below.

Anouschka: Anouschka
Anouschka: My Kind of Heartbreak

A Converstaion with Anouschka – Part One

POSTED ON July 13th  - POSTED IN independent music, interviews, music, Podcasts
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Anouscka

Anouschka

This is the first of two rather edited interviews with songwriter Anouschka. The conversation originally took place on 19 December, 2009. It was right after she had just finished a tour, released a new album and just before she was about to head off to Africa as a volunteer field guide trainee.

We were on Skype for hours and I used material from all three of her albums; Anouschka, My Kind of Heartbreak and So Why?

Anouschka is an interesting person, it was a pleasure to be graced with so much of her time to get this interview. Here is an outline of this conversation, songs in bold and interview questions in regular type:

  • Buried Alive
  • My Loyal Heart
  • Who do you think you sound like?
  • A Man Like You
  • I asked her for a short bio, just sounds better than “tell me about your childhood”.. we talk a bit about the “My Kind of Heartbreak” album, the cover art, concept and it’s analog roots
  • Lets See This Through
  • I ask her how she composes
  • Sometimes I just Go Crazy
  • Where to find her CDs. Everything is at Anouschka.net
  • When Are You Coming Around?
  • I ask her about Rainy Night in Chelsea
  • My Kinda Heartbreak
  • I ask her about Call Daphne
  • Good Girl Gone Wild
  • Where to find her CDs. Everything is at Anouschka.net
  • Beautiful but Damned

Look for part two of this interview Thursday of this week. And listen to the stream for Lumpy is likely to stream it from time to time. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have. You can purchase her music at Amazon, Anouschka and The CD Baby links below.

Anouschka: Anouschka
Anouschka: My Kind of Heartbreak
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