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November 2008 Blog Posts (34)

Cassettes of Muncie Music from 1984-85 plus West Lafayette

I was digging around the basement (no bodies found) when I found some cassettes my friend Mitch Straeffer gave me years ago>
The SuadeTones - UltraSuade (my fav)
MCRB - Your Lucky Number is _.
Latent Chaos - Rarities.
Band-O-Fun - The Extended Family.
Atomic Butterfly.
I also have a Shindigs(1991) and a Ya Ya's (1987)tape from Worst Layflat..

Added by Marc Tobalski on November 28, 2008 at 2:54pm — 16 Comments

Guitar Hero Players Trying Real Guitars (via BoingBoing)

BoingBoing Offworld has a recent piece which claims that the Guitar Hero video game is inspiring people to become real musicians:



Guitar Center survey shows guitar game players buying real guitars


POSTED BY

Brandon Boyer (BoingBoing Offworld)

AT 11:00 AM

Tuesday November 25, 2008



Guitar Hero and Rock Band creators Harmonix were founded on the hopes that they could… Continue

Added by Ed on November 26, 2008 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Oh man.

I've browsed this site for over a year... And now I finally join. :)

What do you guys think about the new Margot album?

I was pretty disappointed...Some of the songs were, seriously, amazing... But what they did to Ocean, Broadripple, As Tall as Cliffs, and other songs they'd released demos for, really turned my opinion of them around.



Don't get me wrong - I still find them amazing. They have a great ability to play extremely loud music while keeping it organized, in… Continue

Added by Bobby on November 25, 2008 at 5:24pm — 1 Comment

Tim Carroll in No Depression

Bob Gulcher alerts us via email to a Grant Alden piece on ex-Gizmo Tim Carroll in the revivified and webiste No Depression:



http://www.nodepression.com/articles.aspx?id=4865



Bob's original linkset:



The Devil Is A Busy Man CD Review:

http://www.nodepression.com/articles.aspx?id=4865



Tim Carroll @… Continue

Added by mike whybark on November 25, 2008 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Deep Cricket Night Self titled EP from 2006

All up here for a listening. Tony Whitlock recorded songs 1,2,5, and 8 at Queensize.

Added by Lance Harrison Drake on November 24, 2008 at 11:07pm — No Comments

Part Six: Where was I?

You know... It's not really that important... In the months that have past since my last entry, I've realized (insert profound observation here)...



If I'm not mistaken, I had just quit my job as a computer programmer to go on tour when Part Five ended... The next few weeks were a blur that took me to a handful of legendary clubs for the first time. The Channel and The Rat in Boston.. CBGB's.. and there were a few basement parties and an equal number of canceled gigs... I had to call… Continue

Added by Steven Pratt on November 22, 2008 at 5:54am — No Comments

Margot And The Nuclear So And Sos on Conan TONIGHT

Set your recorders ye old folks of MFT! Margot will be playing on Conan tonight. Chris Fry, the drummer, sent me a text saying the taping went great and they got to hang with Conan after the show. Hope to have some video to post on the site in the coming days. Very happy to have one of Indiana's finest getting this excellent exposure!

Added by Jeb Banner on November 19, 2008 at 11:21pm — 15 Comments

Sean Copley aka "Pork Jesus" passed away, viewing Wednesday

Matt Sommers passed this info on to me. I didn't know Sean but I'm sure many of you did. Here is some info on his passing.



http://www.indianapolismusic.net/indyBB/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=101187



Over the weekend, local musician and friend to many Sean Copley passed away of a heart-attack. Also knows as "Pork Jesus" or "Sea Bass", Sean was the drummer for Gay Black Republican from 2005-2007 and has been a part of the Indy music scene for most of his life. Some other bands he… Continue

Added by Jeb Banner on November 19, 2008 at 12:40pm — No Comments

Lostronaut

Lostronaut is a short story by Jonathan Lethem that is in the current print issue of the New Yorker.



It's an epistolary SF piece, vaguely reminiscent of Solaris, about a disastrous space marooning, set in a not-distant future.



Why the hell am I posting about it here?



Well, Lethem published a novel not too terribly long ago, called You Don't Love Me Yet, and… Continue

Added by mike whybark on November 19, 2008 at 1:00am — 4 Comments

The Duke Spirit - holy crap I pumped on them...

I am so damn pumped The Duke Spirit are coming here...



The Duke Spirit are an English rock band, with an affinity to the sound of early noise rock and grunge bands of the late '80s and early '90s such as My Bloody Valentine, Sonic Youth and the Pixies (a band The Duke Spirit has covered live) and also displays a primal take on Rock & Roll, blues and soul music, allying them to groups such as The Gun Club, Spiritualized, The Cramps & Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.



The… Continue

Added by TheAndySkinner on November 18, 2008 at 12:56am — No Comments

Music better with age. Others not so much.

I have liked the clash since I was 12. My son loves the self titled first album. Siouxsie is on my list of bands that I have not stopped listened too. She is my daughter's favorite.Both my kids like The Jam. Years down the road I will have to see if the straight edge,hardcore and oi bands I liked in 90s have aged well.



Bands that I never gave up on:

The Clash

The Jam

Siouxsie and the Banshees

The Damned

Dead Can Dance

English Beat

The… Continue

Added by Dennis Childers AKA Shmo on November 17, 2008 at 8:48pm — No Comments

"That's the way I like it baby, I don't wanna live forever!"

This is a post from my regular site, The Death of Everything. Since it is music-oriented, I thought I would also put it up here. Enjoy!



"And don't forget THE JOKER!!"
The case can be made (a case strong as the smell emanating… Continue

Added by Bill Zink on November 17, 2008 at 1:13am — 9 Comments

The New York Times July 4th 2009

I thought some of you might enjoy this. It's really impressive. Check out how deep this site is. They handed these out on the streets of NYC today. Certainly more than a little wishful thinking but what a wonderful world this be if this was the actual newspaper and not a prank!



http://www.nytimes-se.com…

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Added by Jeb Banner on November 13, 2008 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

11/22/08 Brazil - COMING BACK TOGETHER FOR TWO SPECIALSHOWS w/ Rock Plaza Central (Yep Roc) - Muncie, IN

Muncie natives - Brazil, which over the years have released records on labels like Fearless Records & Immortal Records, will be coming back together after breaking up last year to celebrate the digital release of "Ere I Am, J.H." which is material what was written before the break up and put together by band members over this past year.



As well, Jonathon of Brazil will be performing songs from his new project called - Jonathon Christmas



Saturday, November 22nd @ Doc's… Continue

Added by Josh Caldwell on November 13, 2008 at 1:35pm — No Comments

The Amen Break



The thread to my "Idolawyer" post started to get into some pretty interesting territory regarding digital sampling, creativity and copyright law (more interesting than what anyone had to say in the actual Idolator comments). This is a video that's been on You Tube for awhile, but I think a lot of people here will find it fascinating. The question on the thread regarding "funky drummer" made me think of…

Added by John P. Strohm on November 13, 2008 at 11:54am — 4 Comments

Latest Idolator Post - Copyright/Fair Use

Below is a link to my latest article on Idolator on fair use/transformative use doctrine applied to Girl Talk. I thought some folks here might find it interesting, or might at least want to make snarky comments.

Bring on the snark, Whybark, because I still can't figure out how to make my damn hyperlinks work here. Here's the old-school copy n' paste link:

http://idolator.com/5083447/the-idolawyer-gives-us-some-real-talk-about-girl-talk"

Added by John P. Strohm on November 11, 2008 at 7:57pm — 20 Comments

MFT MP3 Archive is Down and will be for a while...bummer

Our host company, ironically named "Host I Can", has pulled, without warning, all MP3s off of our server. They gave us some lame excuses but it came down to them admitting "we say you can have as much space as you want but in reality you can't". Hence forth they shall be called "Host I Can't".



Anyway I'm pissed. They promise they will get us a back up of the site so we can reload it to another server. This could take a few weeks. I'm going to take the Archive off line until then… Continue

Added by Jeb Banner on November 10, 2008 at 3:30pm — 19 Comments

Some Of My Artwork Featured.

Some folks here requested that I post some art, but I was reluctant. In the interest of fair play, should you be interested, here is something.



Thanks.

Added by Kurt/Yukki on November 10, 2008 at 2:30pm — 7 Comments

Get Free Sack of Stix from Hot Box Pizza on Sat. Nov 15, 2008 3-6pm

Yes, I'm a lurker here on Musical Family Tree. I don't post on anything but I do check out the site when Jeb sends a post.



Just wanted you guys to know about National Breadstix Day.



I love me some stix and I'll bet you guys do as well so here's a flyer.



Stop by, grab some stix, say hi to Gab and tell them you found out about this on Musical Family Tree so next time Gab will officially advertise with Small Box on… Continue

Added by Don Schindler on November 10, 2008 at 12:37pm — 1 Comment

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