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Shelita Burke – Belong

POSTED ON December 18th  - POSTED IN acoustic, alternative, Blues, independent music, music, Opinion, Review

Shelita Burke – Belong

I got a direct message from @ShelitaBurke asking me to give a song of hers a listen. The song, Belong is a very pleasing track and has already received one million plays on Spotify.

I shall share Belong after the break, it is a lovely mix of vocals and music. The lyrics are very poetic and her vocal approach nicely uses repetition to create a song that pleases the ears. It left me wanting more Shelita Burke.  I am confident you shall feel the same way.

Some Recent Music Trends

POSTED ON January 23rd  - POSTED IN Community, independent music, music, news, Opinion

Some Recent Music Trends

Seems that the ever-changing music industry is continuing to do just that. 2015 saw some interesting music trends.  First off, streaming is up and digital downloads are down. Even The Beatles are now available on streams.  In many ways, it makes sense that streaming is up.  You pay for a service, or get it free, and you don’t need to buy each release.  However, vinyl is making a comeback at the same time.

Radiohead – Spectre

POSTED ON December 29th  - POSTED IN alternative, Christmas, Community, Holiday, Movies, music, news, Opinion, Review

Radiohead – Spectre

Radiohead live at Portugal

Radiohead live at Portugal (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

While I am not a fanatical James Bond fan, I confess I have most of the 007 films except for a few of recent ones. I am also certain, I will get around to the more recent releases when I happen on them this winter at my local library.  (A quick stop at Wikipedia list 24 titles, of which I have seen 21.)

One can not deny that the character is timeless. Mr. Bond has entertained at least four generations of fans. One could also say the same about the soundtracks. I don’t own any James Bond movies, but I still have a few cassette tapes of James Bond movie soundtracks. Seriously, what musician wouldn’t want to do music for a Bond film?

Furthermore, I am not a huge fan of Radiohead. I respect their work and it is obvious they have much talent, but I rarely listen to works such as Magic Beans except when I am occasionally in the mood for such. I am more of  a blues, jazz or hard rock listener. However, after hearing Spectre work by Radiohead, I am amazed that it was not actually included in the film. They put it up as a Christmas gift to their fans at their SoundCloud Page. They had the following to say:

Last year we were asked to write a theme tune for the Bond movie Spectre. Yes we were. It didn’t work out, but became something of our own, which we love very much. As the year closes we thought you might like to hear it. Merry Christmas. May the force be with you.

In my humble opinion, they nailed it. It is perfect music for a Bond film. Especially since I went and listened to some of the material from the soundtrack.  It is a shame that “It didn’t work out”.  The track below is many times better than many of the tracks that are in the soundtrack.

2014.09.29 – Tech Net News – Full Edition

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2014.09.27 – Tech Net News and Opinion

Greetings Listeners,   Welcome to this episode of Tech Net News and Opinion.  This is the full show edition and usually runs about 2 hours in length.  We also publish topic related editions.  Typical topics are tech, Google, net, science, and government news.  When it is close to or during the season of The Walking Dead, we also discuss and review the AMC Show. In this show we discuss:

  • Some generalsite news
    • The new theme
    • The new editor
    • Lumpy is almost done with Gen Con

We opened the show with Sarah Donner and her two songs:

  • Going Under
  • Follow Suit

The tracks you heard were recorded live at this years Gen Con.  We would like to again thank her for both her time and her permission. Be sure and check out the interview lumpy got with Sarah at the Starbucks across from the Indianapolis Convention Center.

Be sure and listen at the end of the show for we will play some more music from her and the interview I got at this year’s Gen Con.

Sarah Donner

Tech Net News and Opinion
CometISON

Indie Nation Science News

Mars New

Other Science News

Indie Nation Gaming News

Thank you for listening.  We welcome your feedback and comments.  There is contact information below. We would love for you to join us when we stream the show live.  You can join us in chat either by going to geekshed.net with your client and join #indienation or use our flash client on our Listen Page. We stream the shows live almost every Monday night from 8-10 PM DST.  Not only can you join us in chat but you may even be able to join the actual conversation.  Hail us in chat for details.

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The Closing Artist

We closed the show out with a few tracks and an interview with Sarah Donner

  • The Rebuttal of Schrodinger’s Cat
  • Her interview at Gen Con
  • Lovely, Lovely, Lovely

2014.08.04-TNN – Alan Freed’s Remains No Longer Welcome at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Asked Alan Freed’s Family to Pick Up His Remains

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at sunset; Clevelan...

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at sunset; Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We at Indie Nation feel that this should be filed under the “just wrong” category.  The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio, has asked the family of Alan Free, The King of the Moondoggers and the DJ who coined the term “Rock and Roll”,  to come and claim his remains previously interred at the museum.  At the time of our broadcast, the local news had announce that his family did indeed do just that.

Lumpy, a long time Clevelander and one who was active in fundraising and lobbying to have the hall in Cleveland and not New York, had a good bit to say on the matter.  We hope that the public speaks up on the matter and this ridiculous decision is somehow reversed.

While, as the Rock Hall stated, the public may not “understand” the exhibit, that is the failure and fault of the museum which should educate the public.  Furthermore, why are they so concerned with display space when they made room for non-inductee Beyoncé’s wardrobe?

The Walking Dead Review Season 4, Episodes 9 – 11

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The Walking Dead Review

English: Logo from the television program The ...

English: Logo from the television program The Walking Dead (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The folks here at Indie Nation are huge The Walking Dead  fans.  It has been a good while since we did a review so we are covering the three episodes since the mid-season break.

We also did a recap of the news we covered this week.  If you would like to take part in the news show, get yourself into #indienation at geekshed IRC and hail us in chat.  We do the show weekly from 8-10 pm EST with except on the second Monday of each month and legal holidays.

We closed the show with a few tracks from The Griswolds.  You can find them at bandcamp.

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Germany Denies Seizure of MegaUpload Assets

Disclaimer – This Post is Mostly Editorial

While I do not endorse, encourage or in any shape or form endorse piracy, I extend that “unendorsement” to include any illegal activity.  I also consider illegal search and seizure and a lack of due process equally illegal.  I also believe one is innocent until proven guilty.

You are free to form your own opinion about Kim Dotcom and this entire MegaUpload issue.  I am pretty sure that some illegal activity did occur at MegaUpload.  However, I do not believe that all of the activity was illegal, nor do I have any information as to whether most of the activity was illegal.  Nonetheless, by shutting down and entire server, I am certain people who used the site completely legitimately were harmed as well.

08.06.2012 – The Failed Social Experiment – Drunken Chaos as Usual

POSTED ON August 17th  - POSTED IN Law, news, Opinion, Podcasts, politics, The Failed Social Experiment
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We’re joined this week on our first show back from some time off by Jennie and Jenn.  Big thanks to Jenn for taking the time to join us so late when she had shit to handle the next morning.

We’ve all seen the Chick-Fil-A news over the last couple of weeks.  Instead of picking a side, we decide to just rant on both sides of the stupidity of the whole situation.

The NFL is back!!  It is a glorious time!

We also recapped highlights from the last few weeks of our absence.  It’s always good to catch up right?

The 2nd half of the show includes our own coverage of the 2012 Olympics and the joys of America making little foreign kids cry.  If that ain’t patriotic, I don’t know what is.

2012.06.04 – Tech Net News and Opinion

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2012.06.04 – Tech Net News and Opinion

Greetings listeners,

English: Wil Wheaton at the 2011 Phoenix Comic...

English: Wil Wheaton at the 2011 Phoenix Comicon in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Welcome to this week’s episode of Tech Net News and Opinion.  This week we accidentally/intentionally did things a bit differently.  For those of you who have been asking for more news and less music, you got it.  Brian, Knowles, Meshelly, Knunez (iPhone at Geekshed), OmniDragon and Lumpy start and end this week’s show with music but the rest is all news talk.

Remember listeners and readers, if you wish to participate, the way to do so is to get on over to the Geekshed IRC Network and join us in #indienation.  We do the news live almost every Monday from 8-10 PM EST.  (As a general rule, if a Monday is a holiday in the USA, we do NOT do the news.)  If you have items you think we should cover as news, shoot us an email at news@indienation.fm or tweet us @indienationfm.

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