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December 2008 Blog Posts (43)

So where's Slavic 747?

Anyone have any info on these guys? Or any cd's/vinyl of theirs for sale? Hit me up!

Added by Erik G. on December 11, 2008 at 7:55am — 1 Comment

MEAT FLAG: Would Love to Know More About Band

If anybody knows more about the Indy band MEAT FLAG, please let me know. Their webpage seems to be down and I'd LOVE to get/hear even more of their music than what's available on MFT—if it's available from someone, somewhere... Also: would simply like to know more about the band.

Meat Flag… Continue

Added by Ed the Meat Poet on December 11, 2008 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Idolawyer: Copyright Infringement Analysis

Here's an analysis I wrote regarding Joe Satriani's potential copyright claim:

Added by John P. Strohm on December 10, 2008 at 11:32pm — 2 Comments

The MFT MP3 Archive Is Back Up! sorta

We have restored most of the MFT MP3 Archive after a near death experience. Bottom line we had a horrible, awful server experience with a company called, ironically, Host I Can. They are very unsympathetic to our plight and have told us to basically get lost. Bummer.

Now, we are not without fault here. I should have been better in keeping active back ups for this project. We did have 90% of the site archived but had not backed… Continue

Added by Jeb Banner on December 10, 2008 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

Bob Landman of the Good Earth passed away a few days ago....

Hey all-- Not sure how many of you have connections with the Good Earth Health Food store in BR. Just wanted to let folks know that the owner, Bob Landman, died quite suddenly on Saturday. I believe the verdict was that it was a heart attack.

I had my first 'real' job with the Good Earth, and worked there for several years. Bob also went to high school with my dad, so I had known him & his family for my whole life. He was an awesome human being-- known as 'SugarBob' to his friends, he… Continue

Added by Angela (Cooper) Crow on December 10, 2008 at 5:11pm — 3 Comments

New York Times Books Article Starts in Bton (Dec 2008)

A recent article on differences in opinion on books begins with a new Bloomington resident:

JOCELYN BOWIE was thrilled by the invitation to join a book group. She had just returned to her hometown, Bloomington, Ind., to take an administration job at Indiana University, and thought she had won a ticket to a top echelon. “I was hoping to network with all these women in upper-level jobs at I.U., then I found they were in the book group,” she said. “I thought, ‘Great! They’ll see how… Continue

Added by Ed on December 10, 2008 at 2:05pm — 6 Comments

Win A Pair of Tickets to see Eagles Of Death Metal at The Vogue!

Go to My Old Kentucky Blog and leave a comment to register to win :

Added by Dodge on December 10, 2008 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Upcoming Holiday Shows in Indy

The Holidays here in Indy always brings a batch of great shows. Sometimes they happen on the same night.

Instead of having an MFT Holiday party, which I toyed with, I thought it made more sense to list off some of our picks. There are so many, January will be a month of detox I'm afraid.

Thursday December 11th- N0RMAN OAK / UNO M0SS / UNRAVELERS / CHRiSTiAN TAYL0R / the PERENNiALS at the Melody Inn. I'm a big fan of both Norman Oak and Christian Taylor. They can both pull… Continue

Added by Jeb Banner on December 9, 2008 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

Interview with Kenny from Gentleman Caller!

Check out the latest interview on RockitBomb, with MFT's own Gentleman Caller. I had a great time talking to Kenny. Enjoy, and if you like what you hear, be sure to subscribe to the feed below, or join…


Added by Brian Wyrick on December 9, 2008 at 10:50pm — 1 Comment

You Shouldn't Stare

Show 166 featured the band, "State" from Indianapolis. They have a new album called "You Shouldn't Stare" which we played five songs off of. We sampled Breckinridge Agave Wheat, Warbird Irish Shanty, Mad Anthony's Old Fort Porter, Lakefront's IPA and the infamous… Continue

Added by Good Beer Show on December 9, 2008 at 5:56pm — No Comments

I'm pregnant at 40!!

Wanted to share some exciting news!! As some of you already know, my boyfriend, Mike, proposed to me on my birthday last June and I accepted. We were planning on getting married 10/31/09, BUT we had another surprise just recently. I found out that I'm pregnant. Not sure if the baby is a boy or a girl yet... I added a picture from my first ultrasound. Check it out!!

Added by Shannon Wilson (Shenka) on December 9, 2008 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Pitchfork Disses Grampall Jookabox

I was bummed to see Pitchfork's review of Grampall Jookabox's album "Ropechain" that was posted this morning. Eventually, after ripping the album a new one, the reviewer (Indiana's own Eric Harvey) does concede "Yet despite its many faults, Ropechain is a hard record to hate". Indeed.

I was a little surprised at the review since I think it misses the point of the record. For those who don't know, the album was recorded over an intense week when Moose (Grampall) was being visited by… Continue

Added by Jeb Banner on December 8, 2008 at 11:30am — 86 Comments

Idolator Post - Used MP3 Sales

Here's the latest Idolawyer post. Even with Mike's tutorial, I can't get the hyperlink to work. Copy n' paste:

Added by John P. Strohm on December 5, 2008 at 7:05pm — 6 Comments

Grampall Jookabox is Spin Magazine's "Artist of the Day" today!

check it out:


I'm so proud of Moo...

Added by Karl Hofstetter on December 5, 2008 at 2:46pm — No Comments

Favorites of 2008

2008 was an interesting year for me, although not one in which I kept up with much new stuff. Like most years in recent memory, I bought very little new music (maybe 5 new records), saw very few new films (3 or 4 in the theater), and didn’t go see any big concerts (except maybe the one listed below). This might make me pretty unqualified to write a best of list, but I’m going to do it anyway.

Best Concert

By far the most amazing concert going experience for me was… Continue

Added by Ryan Sprowles on December 5, 2008 at 2:46pm — 1 Comment

The Best of 2008...dammit!

I've gotta admit, this year hasn't exactly been a banner year for great music. Hell, the last 10yrs haven't been great either. In any case, I'll do my best to compile my personal honor roll for releases that caught my ear. In no specific order. Check it...


Even - "Even"

The Orion Experience - "Heartbreaker"

Pugwash - "Eleven Modern Antiquities"

Roger Joseph Manning, Jr. - "Catnip Dynamite"

Sextus - "Stranger Than Fiction"

Sloan -… Continue

Added by JKR on December 4, 2008 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Top 11 of 2008

1. Ryland Bouchard - Seeds

2. Dust from 1000 Years - Natives

3. Jib Kidder - All On Y'All

4. Viking Moses - The Parts that Showed

5. Unbunny - Sensory Underload: Uncertain Tracks 1996-2008

6. Wabash - Glucose

7. Manipulator Alligator - We Raised Them

8. Lil' Wayne - Tha Carter III

9. Super Famicom - The Wandering Floret

10. E-40 - The Ball Street… Continue

Added by Tinyfolk on December 4, 2008 at 5:21pm — No Comments

Add Your Best Of 2008 Lists

It's that time of year. A time to reflect on things shortly past, like this almost finished year of our Lord 2008.

So what were your favorite things from last year? Albums? Shows? TV shows? Blogs/Websites? Events? etc.

I'll be posting my favorite vinyl releases soon and will link from the comments below. Please add a blog with your list and post a link in the comments below.


Added by Jeb Banner on December 4, 2008 at 4:30pm — 43 Comments

D Tour - a cool film about Pat Spurgeon

Some of you may be aware of this project, some may not. As many of you know MFT buddy Pat Spurgeon (Steve Kowalski's Army, Stranded At The Drive In, Antenna, Rogue Wave, etc) was the subject of an Indie film recently. The film documents what life on the road was like for Pat while on dialysis for kidney failure. Pat has since found a donor and is doing well. This film, from the preview, looks to be really well done with lots of great Rogue Wave footage.

The film also features the… Continue

Added by Jeb Banner on December 3, 2008 at 3:54pm — 10 Comments

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