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2011.10.20 – Halloween Show 001

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Greetings Listeners,

Boz and Lump decided it was high time to get spooky and in the mood for Halloween!

We opened with “Halloween” by The Coffinshakers

Then two by The Martians:

  • Mulch The Undead Cowboy
  • The Pumpkin Grave

Boz and Lump on the mikes with some news

“Ice Cream Man” by Steve Goodie (Also check out The FuMP)

A few from Paul and Storm:

  • If They Might Be Giants Were the Ice Cream Man
  • Cheetos
  • Lame Monster Party

“Vampires Suck” by Odd Austin (Mevio) featuring Devo Spice

“My Crazy Woman” from Earl Clifton and The Pin Ups (Mevio)

Back for news:

“I Can’t Find My Penis Anymore” by Robert Lund of The FuMP (Mevio)

A Few from Tom Smith (Mevio), also with The FuMP (Mevio)

  • Undead Happy Trees
  • Zombie Pirates in Love

“NPR vs Zombies” from Smart Bomb Radio (Mevio)

“Frankenstein’s in the Mood” by Beau Hall (Mevio)

We closed it out with some old skewl Mercury Radio Theatre, Dracula

2011.08.12 – Pick of the Day Devo Spice and Smart Bomb Radio – Platform Wars and Mac vs PC

POSTED ON August 12th  - POSTED IN Comedy, Holiday, independent music, music, news, Opinion, Pick of the Day, Podcasts
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Get a Mac

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This podcast contains material that has explicit content.  It is a NSFW podcast (Not Safe For Work).  If you are offended by strong language, please do not listen or download it.

Today is Friday, August 12, 2011 and it is IBM PC Day.  According to thisdayintechhistory.com:

IBM originally intended this model to be a stop-gap computer that would allow them to quickly tap into the emerging home computer market while taking the time to develop a “real” PC. It was developed in under a year by a team of 12 with the goal of rapid release to market. Therefore, this team was allowed to work outside of the normal IBM development process and use whatever “off-the-shelf” components allowed for the quickest development. This overriding goal of developing something as quickly as possible had monumental unintended consequences for IBM and the computer industry as a whole that are still being felt to this day.

Fortunately, IBM was not the only one to enter the PC market.  We had Atari, Commodore and Apple to create some variety and choice.  While all of the competitors did not survive, we still have platform wars.  Unfortunately, those “Mac vs PC” commercials are no longer with us.

Indie Soup 2011.05.05 – Funny Musicians

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Before we get started, this show is recorded live late Friday nights.  It is not safe for work or intended for children.  We spin parody music and sometimes it goes a good lunar orbit or two past any type of PG rating.  So get a glass of water and swallow our disclaimer pill and let us all freak and geek out on Friday nights.

Lately, the Yippie and I have been off on a bit of Dr. Demento Dr. Dementostyle mood.  Who knows maybe we make midnight Friday to do just that?  What else would a station indie music geeks and IRC addicts do on a Friday night?  Meshelly and I talk less frequently this podcast but stick around for a longer last call than usual where we ramble on about various news articles Indie Nation covered this week.

I am also starting to add affiliate links.  I know that many of you love this music, this show and these artist.  Please feel free to use the links to purchase CDs and MP3s and thereby support the artists and, at the same time, help the Lumpster reduce the cost dent of all of this.  As usual, we would like to remind our listeners that we find the majority of our tunage at Mevio’s Music Alley and you can get many of the tracks there for 99 cents.

2010.11.20 – Indie Soup – Demented in Cyberland

POSTED ON November 24th  - POSTED IN Christmas, Comedy, Featured Podcast, Holiday, independent music, Indie Soup, music, Podcasts
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This one was a lot of fun.  I have a thing for parody music, always have, always will.  If not check and see if aliens have taken over my body, then again, that might explain why I like such music.  I am not alone in this like, Yippie rather likes it too… as do many of you.  So this week, it shall be done in the spirit of the legendary Dr. Demento.

Although we are not worthy of a candle next to his spotlight, we can still present a musical argument that these parodies and comedy tunes are less lame and pale than the original pop versions. (We also play a mash up, something we rarely do. However, this mash up is actually the performering and his clone band doing several tunes, at the same time.)

I must also caution you the this is not a podcast that would be safe for work.  While we feel that there are appropriate times to maintain a G Rating, midnight EST on Friday night/Saturday morning are not one of them.  While there is nothing totally shocking, we do have some material that may make your boss unhappy, or your parents.  So if you are in one of the two categories, wait for a safe for work and kids show.

Yippie and I often do G Rated shows.  The “format” of Indie Soup is pretty simple, we pick a loose theme, spin indie music, attempt to play a few tracks by any given artists and try and keep our banter to a minimum.  Usually we stream the show live.  I do not record the actual live show but only the portions where we speak. I use Audacity to give the listener a show that does not suffer from any of the winamp shoutcast auto-fades. Not usually an issue for live shows but in this case, I used many sound effects in the show, the auto-fade can chop them.  In short, you get a better show.  Live is a bit different.

We don’t use all the banter from the live show in the recorded version.  Other times, we just record the show as we stream it.  It just depends.

If you wish to catch us live, tune in to Indie Nation, Friday at Midnight EST for Indie Soup.  Thanks for listening.

Halloweenathon Part One

POSTED ON October 31st  - POSTED IN Featured Podcast, Halloween, Holiday, Podcasts, Radio Drama
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NYC - East Village - Kraine Theater
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How about a Halloweenathon?  I found a few “classic” horror shows over at archive.org.  It is Halloween and some radio drama performances of Dracula and Frankenstein mixed with some music before and after seems like it would be a kewl thing to listen to.  Add to that, Zack “The Mothman” Daggy wrote and directed a short drama of his own.  So sit back and don’t relax, after all it is Halloween, be afraid…

Couple of spooky tunes to start you off.  From Earl Clifton and The Pin-Ups, a really well themed song titled “My Crazy Woman – Halloween Edition”. Then, by the same band,  “He’s Coming to Getcha” and “Boogie Man Jam”.  I like the fact that they are really into Halloween.  They even have a release titled Halloween Roller Skate Party.  I think you will like it.  I can’t get the boogie man jam out of my head.

Now, lets jump right to some serious radio drama.  This is part of the Community Audio Collection over at The Internet Archive.  It is actually a live theater performance and only nostalgic in style.  On Halloween 2009 Radio Theater presented Frankenstein at the Kraine Theater.  It was co-produced by the Horse Trade Theatre Group.

Horse Trade merits a mention they are, according to their About Page

Horse Trade is a self-sustaining theater development group; with a focus on new work. It has produced a massive quantity of stimulating downtown theater.  Horse Trade’s Resident Artist Program offers a home to a select group of Independent Theater artists, pooling together a great deal of talent and energy.  It is also the home of FRIGID New York – the first and only festival of its kind in New York City.

I think that is pretty awesome, especially if they keep producing material like this.  This is something you should enjoy, all one hour and 26 minutes of it.  The music, production, actors and sound effects are excellent and professional.  The work is licensed under a Creative Commons License.  Here are the credits for this excellent show

Back to Halloween theme music, what better to start it with than a song “Frankenstein’s in the Mood” by Buau Hall, I tossed in some “Zombies” from Cosmos Harvesters and simly “Halloween” by The Coffinshakers.  I interrupted things with some attribution chatter and we moved on to Odd Austin featuring Devo Spice (both members of The FuMP) with “Vampires Suck” and some Smart Bomb Radio with “NPR vs the Zombies”.

I closed the show with Zack “The Mothman” Daggy’s show, The Hitchhiker.  Zack, and many of the cast members, also does a podcast.  In Zack’s case it is The Mothpod.  Here are the credits for this podcast drama;

Special thanks and kudos to;

  • Mevio’s Music Alley, likely the best “podsafe” music repository on the planet!
  • The Internet Archive, the place for all kinds of archived media
  • Gavin Salkeld for the music used in our IDs
  • The artists, past, present and future who share their music under a Creative Commons License
  • Each of you who listen to this show
  • The staff of indienation.fm for putting up with me

Thanks for listening and reading.  Comments and feedback are welcome.  Our station voicemail is 818-81-INDIE.

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