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PJ Christie
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  • Austin, TX
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PJ Christie updated their profile
Feb 4, 2013
PJ Christie left a comment for Susie Signorino-Richards
"Hi Susie. I know your dad is an Indiana musician. Does he have any recordings?"
Oct 14, 2012
PJ Christie commented on Jon Rogers's blog post Indiana Classic Album: The Impossible Shapes - Tum
"I used to own this on vinyl. Listening to it brought back many good memories. Especially for some reason Willow Willow Yew. "
Mar 5, 2012
PJ Christie commented on Jon Rogers's blog post Musical Family Tree Updates: MFT at SmallBox's Factory Week
"I was having a conversation with Andie Redwine, the writer and producer of Paradise Recovered. Daniel and I helped her with finding Indiana bands for her soundtrack and came up with a great batch of music including at least a half dozen songs off…"
Jan 20, 2012
PJ Christie commented on Molly D'Eath's blog post Brian Blackburn June 6, 1964 – October 3, 2011
"I didn't know Brian but he sounds like a right on dude."
Oct 15, 2011
PJ Christie commented on PJ Christie's blog post Indiana State Fair Collapse Relief Fund - Needs Music from MFT Bands
"I don't know where else this belongs. The Samples are generous enough to contribute a track. In my research about the band I found this:   http://www.myspace.com/samplesfans/blog/124527536   It's Sean Kelly using the same phrase…"
Oct 5, 2011
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Indiana State Fair Collapse Relief Fund - Needs Music from MFT Bands

Hi. Music can heal. It happens everyday. I want to grow that power by removing the barriers between musicians, their audiences, and the change they want to create in the world.There are so many bands and so many songs. In troubled times it is always the musicians I know who step up and lend their talents. But right now, putting…See More
Sep 27, 2011
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Indiana State Fair Collapse Relief Fund - Needs Music from MFT Bands

Hi. Music can heal. It happens everyday. I want to grow that power by removing the barriers between musicians, their audiences, and the change they want to create in the world.There are so many bands and so many songs. In troubled times it is always the musicians I know who step up and lend their talents. But right now, putting…See More
Sep 27, 2011

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What Instrument(s) Do You Play
Guitar, Bass, Voice
About Me
I've left Indianapolis so many times, and in 2010 I did it again. It would probably surprise some people to know I was born here in 1971. This town was extraordinarily lame when I was growing up, but I had fun times in the Broad Ripple Food Court, Brand X, and putting on punk rock shows in apartment club houses all over the northside. You could reserve them for free at the time and all kinds of kids would show up.

We also held a free art and music show called Art For the Masses in a park in Geist. We didn't get any permits, just showed up in the park and played music with original paintings leaning up against all the trees. Soon after that I left.

It might surprise people to know that from 1989 until 2005 I didn't live in Indianapolis hardly at all. But I always kept good friendly relations with the people and musicians here. Now I'm settling in and just trying to further the whole thing again with the same attitude. Music is art, and musicians can be artists if they can put everything into it.

My grandfather says that a man who works with his hands is a laborer. A man who works with his head and his hands is a craftsman. A man who works with his hands, his head, and his heart is an artist. I think about that everyday.

Now I am in Austin eating Mexican food and building webs.
What bands are you or have you been in?
Seminal Expulsion, The Blacklisted, Wyld Corndogs, The Gerunds, Sardina, Peg Leg Greg and the Danger Egg, Lessicks Kid, Stranded at the Drive In, Admiral Stereo and the Phantom Third Channel, Bad Planet, Baroo, The Demilos, The New Bugs, Drunken Deacons, So Shay Do, Rabbit Hatch, Ass Mascara, The Vulgar Boatmen, The Native Transplants, Sara Shansky and the Titanic Dance Band, and La Calle De Pasadena

I've also backed up some pretty talented songwriters in non-band situations like Tim Rutilli, Blues Man Glen, Joe Ryan, Kenny Pfau, and probably a bunch of others.
What city are you from?
Indianapolis, Bloomington, Chicago, New Orleans, Austin
Original Hometown
Indianapolis
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Indiana State Fair Collapse Relief Fund - Needs Music from MFT Bands

Hi. Music can heal. It happens everyday. I want to grow that power by removing the barriers between musicians, their audiences, and the change they want to create in the world.

There are so many bands and so many songs. In troubled times it is always the musicians I know who step up and lend their talents. But right…

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Posted on September 27, 2011 at 3:45pm — 1 Comment

Indiana's Music Archive : Arson Garden

Anyone interested in in Bloomington rock music from my era, 91 - 95, knows that the top band was Arson Garden. When Nuvo ran a series of articles dedicated to Indiana music, I wrote this piece. It was edited for brevity, so I'll include it here in it's entirety. Michael, April, James, Clark, and Joby were really good. Their fiery art rock was signature and unique.

 

Listen to their album Belle Stomp an all the rest of it too, here:

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Posted on September 12, 2011 at 10:30pm — 7 Comments

Musical Family Tree at SXSW 2011 New Communities and Influence

Now that the times are set, although they have not been officially announced by SXSW 2011, I think I can say in a very public way that Musical Family Tree is going to be presenting a panel on my proposal:

 

New Communities and Influence in the Digital Era.

 

When I first wrote the description, I had originally seen it as a solo presentation by me. But as I started talking about the concepts, it was pretty clear that the topic was exciting to several people in the…

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Posted on January 7, 2011 at 3:57pm — 16 Comments

Can a sense of continuity exist in a region without documentation?

I could use some help from the community as I try to get our panel selected for SXSW 2011:



http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/ideas/view/7946



If everybody who reads this thread would sign up for an account, give us a thumb's up, and leave a comment it would be awesome.



I will start to answer the question Can a sense of continuity exist in a region without documentation?



I mean the answer clearly is no. Maybe… Continue

Posted on August 26, 2010 at 11:28pm

How does the Internet bridge the past to the future?

I could use some help from the community as I try to get our panel selected for SXSW 2011:



http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/ideas/view/7946



If everybody who reads this thread would sign up for an account, give us a thumb's up, and leave a comment it would be awesome.



I will start to answer the question and this is my longest expose of the blogs.



How does the Internet bridge the past to the future?… Continue

Posted on August 24, 2010 at 9:52pm — 27 Comments

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At 12:57pm on November 15, 2010, Dan Trobridge said…
I'd love to see you, but I have the kids that weekend so I can't drag them to LA. If you head north to SB or Buellton I will come find you though.

Buellton is about 2 to 2.5 hours north of LA.
At 5:00pm on August 30, 2010, Lindsay Manfredi said…
I know! I'm so lame... Did you get my email? LMK how/if I can help. Can't wait to come to Austin!
At 7:58pm on October 1, 2009, Mike Fierst said…
Hey PJ good to hear from ya. I'm back in Bloomington. I have a small project studio north of town. How about you, still in Chicago?
At 9:15am on September 2, 2009, Randy Ochsenrider said…
thnx man, I didn't realize anyone out there had a copy!
At 2:55pm on June 9, 2009, Michael Eugene Henry said…
Hey, I have no problem with donating tapes. Looking through the sardina archive, I would be surprised if you didn't have what I have on the tape. I'll give the archives a thorough listen; listen to and label my tapes and send off whatever is not represented. Some of the basement stuff is mystery music but I may be able to identify, if not, you guys probably know who is playing. Sounds like a plan!
At 1:43am on June 9, 2009, Michael Eugene Henry said…
Hey PJ, I tried to write you earlier but this site took a dump. I have a sardina tape that Jeb either gave me or loaned to me and I dubbed. its a solid 90 minutes (24 songs) of live and studio recordings. I remember jeb told me he mixed some of them. i think all the live stuff is from second story. I have a vinyl single with "starving lovers" and "in april". I also have admiral stereo "smokin at rob's"; A tape labeled PJ that has some of your fifty states songs (unfortunately kansas is not on there and I recorded over some of them...don't use drugs) I also have a master of shine's bluebird show that has two Bolgani songs from their soundcheck, A DAT shine studio master, I have "house" music with your Juno, greg, jeb, etc. "basement" music with fin svingly, the spurgeon and company; lots of delicious avocado (jeb mix). I have some brando tapes that may have met the same fate as PJ (don't use drugs). I have some kadath too, back when simon played bass. I don't think I have jebfest kadath though.
It might be a little while before I can convert this stuff to digital. I have to acquire a larger flash drive and my neighbor Doug has to be bribed to give me a hand. All in all, I have a nice little stash here and would be more than happy to post all to the site when i sort it all out. Sorry about the Katrina thing. I asked Poseidon to spare you but I guess I didn't sacrifice enough chickens and cows. He's not returning my calls anyway. He's a frumpy bloke.
How's them apples??
At 12:26am on June 8, 2009, Michael Eugene Henry said…
Hey you old coot. I was trying to pirate sardina songs when I came across this site. I still have old tapes of your music. Hope you are well. You have always been a damn good songwriter. Can't wait to hear the new stuff! Peace!
At 4:29pm on May 27, 2009, Chris Cruzan said…
Also, I have been told that Grit is going to do 22 songs with the band and 5 songs solo vocals and acoustic. FYI do not miss Grit, if possible.
At 4:17pm on May 27, 2009, Chris Cruzan said…
PJ, Grit will be represented by Brad Smith, Steve Tague, Todd Kennedy, Matt Speake and Will Sibley. (Marty took Will's place when he joined Modern Vending)
At 2:10pm on April 13, 2009, Tim McDuff said…
That's an interesting story. I had another buddy of mine who was caught in Katrina,but he was able to save most or all of his gear. I'm sure the 2 or 3 piece laminate body became swollen and disjoined to some degree and the seam. This will be your Katrina guitar now, bound to have that swamp mojo.

http://www.articlesbase.com/music-articles/damage-and-destruction-of-musical-instrument-by-water-540464.html
 
 
 

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