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GuMix Radio 389 – 2015 on 33-45

POSTED ON January 17th  - POSTED IN house, independent music, music, Opinion, Review, Song and Music Reviews

Awesome House Track, GuMix Radio – 389 – 2015 on 33-45

I listen to many podcasts. One of them I enjoy much is GuMix. I will get to more about this artist in a bit… a good long bit. The track I am sharing below is a long, awesome house track. Listeners, get your groove on with GuMix 389 – 2015 on 33-45. Will talk more about this track after the break. This is, in my opinion, an awesome hour and a half groove.

GuMix Radio 389 – 2015 on 33-45

2012.05.11 – Stupid As Charged


2012.05.11-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 no money robbery, a police station hold up, a hot dog honey, and stealing from a police charity event.

2012.01.09 – Tech Net News and Opinion

POSTED ON January 14th  - POSTED IN site

Tech Net News and Opinion – 2012.01.09

Planet WAP-4000

Image via Wikipedia

Tonight’s live streaming news show staff members and participating listeners will share and discuss, a WAP security flaw, an app to help you boycott SOPA, Gorilla Glasses and Ramnit. In between it will feature the music of Andrew Bonnis, Polina Kourakina, Sea Monkey, Mercury Project and many more!

2011.03.30- Wednesday Night Live Part Four – Three Indie Artists


2011.03.30- Wednesday Night Live Part Four

[amazon_image id=”B003FGX1Z2″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Lost In Overdale[/amazon_image]

We start off, for the sake of continuity by replaying the last indie artists, Jamie Gray, from the previous show.  Keep in mind that Jeff, Steve and Lumpy do this live, mess up often, and just try to have fun with the listeners and, even more so, with those involved in chat and VOIP.

We seemed have finally talked ourselves out with the talk in segment three.  So let us just get to the music.


Tech Geek News – When Robots Rule the World

POSTED ON April 3rd  - POSTED IN Entertainment, Featured Podcast, news, Opinion, Podcasts, Robots, Technology

When Robots Rule the World Episode

We opened the show with a favorite of many indie nation listers Housy Grooves, an awesome long, recorded live, jam by Dr. H. P. Wnkler.  The track was originally released on a net label which, regrettably, is no longer in existence.

Tonight’s show involved four on-air participant and many in chat.  Those on air were:

  • Jeff – Indienation’s Tech Director
  • John “Lumpy” Lemke – Indie Nation Owner and Unboss
  • Steve – Cleveland local music buff, used to DJ at several Cleveland stations
  • Dallin – Indie Nation and Lockergnome blogger, owner

Dallin, Lumpy and Jeff brought the new and Steve brought some sweet tracks from a few local Cleveland Bands.

Before we got started we  on robots and music, we suggested that those wishing to help out Japan should use the Red Cross by texting 90999.  We also cautioned the listeners that the scams are at a record high regarding this tragedy.

Teaching Robots To Move Like Us

Researchers at Georgia Tech are teaching robots to move like humans. Why, one might ask, would one teach a robot to move more like a human? Do the researchers have secret aspirations of entering the bot in “You Think You Can Dance?”

Seriously though, according to an article at

“‘It’s important to build robots that meet people’s social expectations because we think that will make it easier for people to understand how to approach them and how to interact with them,’ said Andrea Thomaz, assistant professor in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech’s College of Computing.”

I can see where that makes sense. The more human something appears, the easier it is for most of us to interact with it. The research involves having humans observe a robot and, based on the robots movements, describe what the robot is doing. The traditional jerky, start/stop movement of a robot like that of RoboCop are not a very good “human” impersonation.

Reworking joints and how the robot moves allowed the research bot, Simon, to move in a more human-like manner. The more human-like motion allows humans to better perceive what the robot is doing. The longer term focus is to actually have it perform the same motion in a somewhat different manner. After all, no human wave is “exactly” the same twice… it is believed that introducing slight variations will make the motion even more human.

We all ramble bit and discuss androids, more about robots, network assisted vehicles, robots that communicate, about being touched by robots and then got back to music.

We moved on to The Mercury Project with four tracks by this Cleveland, Ohio trio; Solar Flare, Gimble Lock,  Gimble Lock, Intelligent Life and Soviet’s First.

Although we did not discuss the next two stories on the air, we opted to leave it in the show notes… kinda a bonus if you will.




2010.10.22 – Indie Soup – Dedicated to Cleta – Part One

POSTED ON October 28th  - POSTED IN music, Podcasts, Public Service

Those of us who participate in online communities comprehend just how real such communities are.  Cyberspace is clearly psychological and emotional space.  The bonds we form are just as real as the bonds we form with co-workers, physical neighbors and classmates.

Recently, several online communities were saddened and disturbed to hear that Cleta, well known on Twitter, FaceBook, Geek Shed IRC and lockergnome, had taken ill.  You can read about the medical situation that led up to hospitalization at her blog.  Thanks to the efforts of Chibit in #cleta at Geekshed and Meshelly making a few phone calls, we know that she had surgery, is in ICU and, although recovering, she will be there a while.

This show is dedicated to Cleta, one of the sweetest and dearest community members any of us have been blessed to know. She has listened to Lumpy, Meshelly and Indie Soup so often, that we certainly know enough songs that she like to fill 2 hours.  If you know Cleta and would like to send her get well wishes please use 818-81-INDIE to leave her a voicemail or send emails to info[at]indienation[dot]fm and we will get them to her.

This show originally streamed live on and is broken into two parts for publication. As usual, we welcome your comments and feedback. (I think it is also a good place to leave get well wishes.)

Here are the show notes;

  • We started out with a few from the Monterey International Pop Festival
    • Buffalo Springfield – For What It’s Worth
    • The Mammas and The Pappas – California Dreaming
    • Jefferson Airplane – Somebody to Love
    • Otis Redding – Shake
    • The Who – My Generation
  • Alice Cooper
    • I’m Eighteen
    • No More Mr. Nice Guy
  • Dr. H. P. Winklerdoing an awesome live jam at the “Xmas in Space Party”
    • Housy Grooves

And yes, listeners all of the music above is “Podsafe” and available for your listening pleasure at Mevio’s Music Alley.

Buffalo Springfield – For What It’s Worth

2010.06.06 – Pick of the Day – Gavin Salkeld – Our In House Music Producer

POSTED ON June 12th  - POSTED IN independent music, Pick of the Day, Podcasts
Gavin Salkeld

Our In House Music Producer

Yeah, I am still behind but gaining on all of these picks of the day that stacked up on my hard drive due to the gremlin attack on the server. Such is and so be, those of us who like this type of thing keep pluggin’ away at it. Rome wasn’t built in a day nor shall the best indie Internet station on the planet. Come to think of it, I don’t think the Romans had to deal with electrical substations taking out their servers. Trust me though, Indie Nation would be worse off if it were not for today’s pick. Gavin Salkeld is, for lack of a better term, our “In House Music Producer”. He is the guy who provides us with the kewl music you hear in our IDs and slogans. Personally, I consider Gavin a great e-friend who has done much to help not only my endeavors as a podcaster but all of at the station as well. He has done everything from being on The Lumpcast, to producing a special 20 minute mix of a film score he was working on and, he even hijacked my show for me on one occasion. Now, I must say that this post is in no way shape or form some type of “payback”. In fact, the exact opposite is true. Gavin is staff here because he does excellent music, understands music production, excels at studio work, is an awesome talent as a composer, and is an independent artist in both film and music. Seriously, do you think I would ask someone to be staff that I thought was sucky at such things? The reason this man is my pick for the day is the same reason he is staff. He is a very awesome independent artist and his final cuts rawk. Truth be told, Indie Nation could not exist with out artists like Gavin. We are proud to have him on board as staff. We would also like to thank him and all the other musicians, past, present and future who embrace the new media order and creative commons. Otherwise we would just be dead air.


Housy Grooves – Serious Old Skewl LIVE Groove


I think this is one of my favorite long jams of all times. Ladies and Gentlemen, may I share with you “Housy Grooves”, the marvelous work of Dr. H. P. Winkler. There are a number of kewl things about it. First being is that it is free and available at The Internet Archive. Heck, they even have embed code for you to put a player up with it. Now how kewl is that?

Second, is that it is part of the new media by being on the Stromklang Net Label. Now don’t get me wrong, CDs have their place, for me, if they are signed by the artists. Otherwise, they are just becoming coasters, marred with concentric rings of coffee and coke.

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