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February 2009 Blog Posts (37)

my 2008 top twenty or so

a little late here, I know, but I was inspired by my similarities to Amber Uhlurt's list. here ya go:

in order, more or less:

Fall, The - Imperial Wax Solvent (their best in many years)

Gas - Nah Und Fern (a reissue, but what the hell)

Nurse With Wound - Huffin' Rag Blues ("Black Teeth" = song of the year)

Indian Jewelry - Free Gold! (this record is amazing, my fave new band in a few years)

Fotheringay - 2 (not exactly a reissue, but old - and… Continue

Added by Sleeve Bouton on February 28, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments


Can anyone suggest the best site to find guitar tabs for Pavement song Haunt You Down?

Added by KAREN SHAVER on February 28, 2009 at 5:39pm — No Comments

God Made Robots featured

On IMN OnTrack:

and on's Gig Guide!

Really exciting! Thanks for all the… Continue

Added by s.Jane Mills on February 26, 2009 at 1:02pm — No Comments

Jagjaguwar signs Dinosaur Jr!

From the Jag site:

"Jagjaguwar Welcomes DINOSAUR JR. To The Family

We're elated to announce that DINOSAUR JR has signed with Jagjaguwar.

Its not often that the shiny reveries of our younger, more formative years get to coincide with the psyche of our professional lives. Let's call it castle building, start making plans for a new tower, muse on it in our quieter moments, then move on. WE'RE STOKED!"

How cool to have Dinosaur Jr on an Indiana label and a cool… Continue

Added by Jeb Banner on February 24, 2009 at 11:33am — 2 Comments

"Everyday Life" by John Strohm full album in archive!

John Strohm has cleared his full album to be included in the archive. Check it out

Not sure how long we will have the full album up for streaming and download so grab it while you can.

I have to say this album has grown on me over time with repeated listens. Check it out!

Added by Jeb Banner on February 24, 2009 at 11:24am — 12 Comments



a fund raiser for RUPERT'S KIDS

by -citap-

day 1- Tattoo Solidarity Day on the Circle @ Noon

day 2- Tattoo Judgement Day at the VOGUE

day 3- Rock for Rupert's Kids SPIN - EMERSON

day 4- Rock for Rupert's Kids SPIN - EMERSON

day 5- RUPERT'S RUN a Hot Rod & Motorcycle Caravan from Avon to Fortville for Tattoo Art

day 6- Tattoo Movies at CINEMA GRILL at 86th and… Continue

Added by Bill Levin on February 23, 2009 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Strings Of Nashville

Ok I haven't been able to take my itunes off repeat for hours. The Strings Of Nashville is creating a masterpiece under my finger tips. Has this ever happened to you? Music inspires me to write. Which soundtracks do you consider life changing? Or all inspiring?

Currently having a Pavement relapse. It's been years since I have allowed the music to do the writing. Does anybody know if The Strings Of Nashville has ever been used in a movie? I would never went to steal the thunder of… Continue

Added by KAREN SHAVER on February 23, 2009 at 3:33pm — No Comments


with the electric upgrades going on in my house, my old pentium 3/450 mhz/win98 machine shat the bed.


so it's been 10 days or so getting a new (used) one in place. my address books got lost, too, but with the whitelist on my email address, i can just download most of my important contacts from my isp. which i haven't done yet, 'cause i'm lazy.


well, not just lazy. i have a couple of remodel projects going on in our 1950's rambler.


when it rains, it pours.… Continue

Added by william butler yeast on February 22, 2009 at 9:00pm — No Comments

So how you doing?

Life has been busy for me lately and I feel like I've neglected this beloved little site. I thought I'd give you guys an update on things MFT related.

We are still finishing out the band access. We got a little sidetracked with a fun project we are finishing up- check it out at It will be a cool vinyl review site when it is done. Or plan is to quickly return to band access to the archive which has been a priority forever… Continue

Added by Jeb Banner on February 22, 2009 at 6:35pm — 4 Comments

Part 3 (1985-86): Black Rooms, Shantytowns, and Henderson Houses

OK, I am sitting at an Internet café in Peru. I’m bored and I have all day. Seems like a perfect time to reactivate my “memories of Bloomington series.” As you may recall, when I left off last time I was standing with Mike Whybark on the porch of a new rental he had on the corner of Harold and Alice streets. He told me there was a party that night and that I should come by. It was the week before classes started, so probably late August.

At the party that night I met two rad girls… Continue

Added by Sleeve Bouton on February 19, 2009 at 1:55pm — 11 Comments

Buccaneer Returns!

Buccaneer is back again at the Convention Center! Next week! Ride the Tide!

Added by Space Boss on February 16, 2009 at 8:52pm — 27 Comments

Pat Spurgeon kidney search documentary looking to screen in Bloomington March 29th

Hello there. I just wanted to let you all know that my film, D Tour, a feature length documentary about MFT favorite Pat Spurgeon and his search for a kidney while touring wtih Rogue Wave will be making its Bloomington debut on March 29th at the Buskirk Chumley Theater in Bloomington.

You can check out a trailer & synopsis on my page here, or go to our official website:

The date is official but I am just now starting to plan the event. In addition… Continue

Added by Jim Granato on February 16, 2009 at 10:00am — 12 Comments

update on my neck

doing better , i have to sit on stage if i do a show for a while,, and that's blowing my mind,,
should be back in april

Added by otto the comic on February 14, 2009 at 8:03pm — 4 Comments

Iggy Pop or John Lydon

Compare and contrast. Develop a coherent thesis discussing the differences and similarities between Iggy and Johnny.

For you girls and gay guys: Which is sexier? Lydon in a suit or Iggy with his shirt off. Are they both gross? Explain why in detail.

For the rest of you: Are they sellouts, or have they co-opted the system?…


Added by Ian Brewer on February 13, 2009 at 10:02pm — 9 Comments

My Top Forty

Okay, so I decided to do my top forty favorite albums. Feel free to comment or to make your own list. It is not necessarily in rank order although it is pretty close.

I spent about a week really thinking about this and as I finalized the list it occurred to me that the Beatles don't show up anywhere on this list. However, my love of music began for real when my brother Mark gave me my first Beatles record for Christmas in the 6th grade. The Beatles in some way find their way in to all of… Continue

Added by Mike Emmett on February 13, 2009 at 1:44pm — 18 Comments

#3....WHY BLOOMINGTON ? (1987 & from a country far,far away,they made their plans to visit...)


As the week soon rolled by,things became a tighter squeeze in Simon`s tight bedsit room as he was putting up the Australians again. To relieve some space,we all headed down to Hampton Court which is a Stately Home on Simon`s doorstep with plenty of park land to goof around & play football (Soccer). Just for fun,we played football with a rugby ball which more or less the same as a American grid iron football. Around this time,Simon asked if me or Karl had ever even been to… Continue

Added by Andy "The Brit" on February 12, 2009 at 4:57pm — 3 Comments

Finding Fiction Interview - See these guys this Weekend

These guys will be playing at Luna and the Melody this Sunday - great band, and great interview.

Find more music like this on RockitBomb

If you like what you hear, drop me some comments at

Also, please subscribe the to show!…


Added by Brian Wyrick on February 11, 2009 at 9:14pm — No Comments

Cool Otis Gibbs Videos

My buddy Keith Morris is a flim maker in NYC/Orlando but originally from Indiana (cool film by Keith called Gutter King is coming out soon with music by MFT bands featured, more on that later). Anyway, he was able to film Otis at a house concert with his fancy RED Camera which is super amazing from what I have read online. So these are the videos, they look and sound great. Really the audio is as quality as the video to my… Continue

Added by Jeb Banner on February 11, 2009 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Hello everyone!

I am just getting started on my recent quest to reach as many people as possible. In the past, my focus has been making music, writing lyrics, and grassroots accomplishments. Lately, things have been growing and developing on a larger scale.

I have been spending a lot of time on the computer, researching and joining and meeting and greeting and learning how much I don't know yet! Everything is very exciting at this point - I am stoked to do work!

Please give my music a… Continue

Added by Liz Fohl on February 11, 2009 at 2:06pm — 3 Comments

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