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January 2009 Blog Posts (33)

Big Dusty Boxes of Cassettes [*_*]


Those big dusty boxes of cassettes were calling out to me. Originally, I was gonna sit down and archive my crappy music to CD, but no matter how many one-ies and beers I consumed, it was too much like work. All the other tapes seemed more appealing. Unmarked tapes of music I couldn’t identify were better. My library of local bands made me feel like a cultural anthropologist, and that Johnny Horton tape I bought in a truckstop is still a hoot.

After a few weeks… Continue

Added by John Scot Sheets on January 31, 2009 at 10:30am — 63 Comments

All the power to me.

Holy crap! I was rummaging through an old box and just found this old United States Three sticker, backing still affixed. When the weather breaks, this is so going on my car.

Added by Liza on January 31, 2009 at 12:59am — 4 Comments

Phoenix Bodies on RockitBomb

Hopefully the site won't keep crashing, but this week I talk with Derek from Phoenix Bodies and rock 4 new tracks.

Find more music like this on… Continue

Added by Brian Wyrick on January 28, 2009 at 12:09pm — No Comments

The Riddle of Raintree County: How a Young Indiana Author Gave His Life for the Great American Novel

Some here may already be familiar with the story of Ross Lockridge Jr., the Bloomington novelist and IU grad (supposedly still holds the record for highest-ever GPA) whose first novel, Raintree County, climbed to the top of the best-seller lists in early 1948. It was a gigantic novel, nearly 1100 pages, set in Indiana on July 4, 1892 (though the narrative's ongoing backstory begins in the 1850s). The week that the book hit #1, Lockridge--33,… Continue

Added by DBJ on January 27, 2009 at 12:00am — 25 Comments

MFT Archive is working....again

it appears we had some code linking to a site that no longer provides a service that we were using for streaming the songs. I'm not sure exactly why it broke the players but it did so after much consternation the archive is back up and running, again.


Added by Jeb Banner on January 26, 2009 at 6:53pm — No Comments

INVITATION: Cliff Snyder House Concert

Hey everyone, it’s time for our February installment of the Home Fields Advantage House Concert series, Sunday, February 8 at 6:00 pm.

I have to tell you, I am always happy and excited when house concert day comes along, but this month I’m especially giddy because one of the most wonderful people in the whole wide world is going to be a guest in my living room: Cliff Snyder! And to top it off, Cliff will be joined by the ever faithful Pat Brearton on his Weissenborn Hawaiian slide… Continue

Added by Cyndi Parrett Wagner on January 26, 2009 at 6:36pm — No Comments

Some Stuff That Might Interest People Here.

There's a lot of cool shit here in Boston that, it occurs to me, folks back home might not know about. So, I thought I'd throw a couple of things at you.

Local college radio has some gems and MIT's radio station WMBR streams their daily broadcasts (don't know if they post archives, but they should).

The first show you should all know about is called BACKWOODS. It's hosted by a great guy named John Funke (yeah, pronounced Funky!). This is a world class show and the dude should be a… Continue

Added by Kurt/Yukki on January 26, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

KMF Musical Family Tree *Poster/Print* ON-SALE-NOW!

KMF Musical Family Tree *Poster/Print* ON-SALE-NOW!

KMF Musical Family Tree *Poster/Print* ON-SALE-NOW!

This poster was illustrated in memory of Lon Paul, and is dedicated to the people who are friends, and friends of friends of Musical Family Tree. If you would like to purchase one, just click on the image…


Added by indyfitz on January 26, 2009 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

Zero Boys DVD Liner notes Just wrote this, let me know what you think!

My life with the Zero Boys in 800 words or less...

By Marvin P. Goldstein

Please excuse, me if all the facts, dates, and times in this are not accurate, but my memory of this period in time is getting a little fuzzy, and more vague as time progresses. I believe it was around 1976, when I first discovered Punk Rock. I had just graduated high school in 1975. I was becoming progressively disgusted with main stream rock and roll, as many others of the same period had. Once I… Continue

Added by Marvin P. Goldstein on January 26, 2009 at 1:44pm — 5 Comments

ED's WHYBARK DREAM (Jan. 25, 2009)

Starring: Mike Whybark, Cyndi E., Steve Millen-Romilar, and MFT.

(I almost never dream about people I know. So when I do, it always makes… Continue

Added by Ed on January 25, 2009 at 1:30pm — 11 Comments

Sonata for Crazy Ass Traffic

Another post from The Death of Everything. It seems at least tangentially relevant.

The TBW! posse was rolling up to Chicago (from Bloomington, late 80's) for a show at Club Dreamerz. Tony was living there at the time, the rest of us were in Bton. We ran up 65 (natch), stopping at a gas station just north of Lafayette to fill up & grab the $2.99 gas station cassette that would be our talisman for the trip.

Quick aside here . . . is this something y'all do… Continue

Added by Bill Zink on January 25, 2009 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

Margot calendar both heavy and light

Fear not, fans of Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s.

Despite a somewhat dire posting at the band’s page — which carries the title of “Margot says, ‘Goodbye for now’ in Indianapolis” — the octet is still in business.

The blog item calls attention to two upcoming performances: Feb. 26 at Radio Radio and Feb. 27 at the Emerson Theater (where all ages are admitted).

Guitarist Andy Fry says these dates will be Margot’s only shows until a new tour… Continue

Added by Dave Lindquist on January 22, 2009 at 6:35pm — No Comments

My Old Kentucky Blog presents...Bonnie "Prince" Billy - Indianapolis, Vogue Theater, April 11th 2009

April 11th at The Vogue Theater in Indianapolis, My Old Kentucky Blog hosts Bonnie "Prince" Billy. Tickets are $15 and go on sale January 30th via Ticketmaster. Support will be announced soon.

EARLY SHOW: Doors @ 6:30, Show @ 7:30 (NON SMOKING SHOW)

My Old Kentucky Blog presents Bonnie Prince Billy

Other upcoming shows brought to you by… Continue

Added by Dodge on January 21, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

The Lemonheads on The Laundromatinee

The Lemonheads, at the time of this session, featured two Indianapolis-based members, so Evan Dando often frequented our fair city to get his ideas down on tape with the band. During one… Continue

Added by Dodge on January 21, 2009 at 9:03am — No Comments

Liza talks about music.

In general, I'm pretty ambivalent about the burgeoning indie/alt-country/mope/nerdfolk genre. I'm aware of the bands (Okkervil River, Fleet Foxes, Akron/Family, Blitzen Trapper, Andrew Bird, Sufjan Stevens, etc.) and like a few songs here and there, but I just can't get myself into their full albums. That said, In the past 48 hours, I have found myself impressed with two bands of said ilk that really intrigue me: Delta Spirit and Welcome Wagon. I saw… Continue

Added by Liza on January 18, 2009 at 12:30am — 8 Comments

First Lemonheads Video: Second Chance (1987)

Thanks to Ben Deily for this link. This is the first ever Lemonheads video from 1987 for the song Second Chance, from the album Hate Your Friends. Ben is the singer in this one - for those only familiar with the later Lemonheads stuff, on the first three albums Ben and Evan shared the singing and songwriting. This was only a couple months after I joined the band - I joined just before HYF was released but after it was recorded. This was shot in and around Kenmore… Continue

Added by John P. Strohm on January 17, 2009 at 6:46pm — 30 Comments

Alejandro Escovedo Trio at the Royal Theater

I know April seems like a long way off - but I want you to start thinking of warm spring showers, daffodils and tulips, redbuds and dogwoods, longer days, the promise that air conditioning season isn't far off and....more importantly the ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO TRIO AT THE ROYAL THEATER on Friday, April 10th!!!!!! What a great way to usher in Spring! If you have never seen Alejandro, I can guarantee you that this smaller acoustic version of his high energy rock and roll band will be something to… Continue

Added by Cyndi Parrett Wagner on January 16, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

MFT is Turning 5! Some people I'd like to thank...

On January 31st MFT will be 5 years old! Like one of my kids it's hard to believe the site is only 5 since I can't seem to imagine life without MFT at this point.

Over the years I have gotten a lot of nice compliments from people for the site and I really appreciate them even if I don't always know how to respond. I'm not good at accepting compliments. But this project is way bigger than me… Continue

Added by Jeb Banner on January 16, 2009 at 2:00pm — 14 Comments

Bush's Farewell: "I Followed My Conscience."

"I have followed my conscience and done what I thought was right. ...We must keep our resolve. And we must never let down our guard."

– President George W. Bush, Farewell Address, Jan. 15, 2009.

"This is a nation where citizens show calm in times of danger, and compassion in the face of suffering. ...I have confidence in…

Added by Spencer (Shecky) Sundell on January 16, 2009 at 2:30am — No Comments

Thunders Interview

This week we have Indianapolis band Thunders on the show, as we rock two songs from their 2008 EP, "The Sympathetic Oscillations" and a new demo track called Summer Dream. Stop by the site and give it a listen - and don't forget to subscribe in iTunes if you like the show!…


Added by Brian Wyrick on January 16, 2009 at 12:30am — No Comments

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