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December 2010 Blog Posts (8)

The "American Idolization" of Popular Vocal Styles

I have no problem with American Idol.  I watched a couple seasons, got bored with the concept, then stopped watching.  No big deal.  I think it has exactly as much to do with music as the Guitar Hero or Rock Band video games do.  Furthermore, I think it's clear that the show itself understands it isn't about music, given that the show's only real judge, Simon Cowell, critiques performances exclusively in the light of commerce (see…

Added by Bill Zink on December 31, 2010 at 1:40am — 24 Comments

Reality VS. This??????

Why is this band not found on here?I know they did a demo with Paul Mahern around '87 and were Purdue guys.I would love to see that tape on this site if possible....

Added by Adam Pesak on December 28, 2010 at 3:32pm — 2 Comments

The Philosophy's new album "Return of the Bambulas" Release Party 12/22 at Melody Inn!

The Philosophy just released their sophomore album: Return of the Bambulas.  Join The Philosophy along with Proforms, Tony Styxx, and Teresa Reynolds at Melody Inn in Indy tomorrow night (12/22) for the release party!


Stream the new album on MFT…


Added by Spencer Hooks on December 21, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments

MFT Mixtape - Favorite Songs of 2010

That's right folks...


We went there.  We created a list of our favorite local songs of 2010.  By "we", I mean: Dan Fahrner, Dodge from My Old Kentucky Blog, Scott Shoger from Nuvo and Dave Lindquist from the Indy Star.  We each listed our favorite local songs from the year (at the bottom) and then compiled a…


Added by Daniel Fahrner on December 21, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

The Social Influence of Rock and Roll

Rock and Roll music has had a huge impact both nationally and internationally. It has been a catalyst for social and cultural change. This cannot be overstated. Almost every aspect of life in America has been influenced in some way by this truly American art form. It pushed the boundaries of sexuality and…


Added by Dave Repellent Jr on December 17, 2010 at 8:57pm — 58 Comments

John Lennon, My Kids and Me

It's no secret that I'm a big Beatles fan. I've been one since around 6 years old when I discovered Sgt Peppers in my parents record collection. It was magical stuff then and still is now. I was only 9 when John Lennon passed away but I still recall it clearly. It was my first real experience with death. Any earlier deaths in my life, my dad's dad for instance, happened when I was younger and seemed abstract. Lennon's death was strangely real to me since I had connected so strongly with his… Continue

Added by Jeb Banner on December 8, 2010 at 10:30am — 30 Comments

Band of the Month - Liz Janes

Liz Janes has quite a national pedigree for a local artist. She's played in handfulls of supremely artistic bands such as the Black Heart Procession, Toro Sec Toro and Create(!), collaborated with prolific songwriters such as Sufjan Stevens, Castanets and My Brightest Diamond and even backed the legendary recluse Jandek in a live performance. "Well then how come I've never seen her?" you may ask...

Well, maybe it's that she likes… Continue

Added by Daniel Fahrner on December 7, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

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