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Sunday, February 27, 2005

Insomnia Radio #20: Longer Late than Never

A ludicrously longplaying Insomnia Radio (split into 2 files), spawned by the guilt of not showing up on time Thursday, a backlog of great music, and copious amounts of caffeine and Merlot...
Light on the perfectionism, heavy on the fun.
PART The 1st
Listen Now /Subscribe Now (copy/paste link into ipodder software)
Rating
: NOT work safe, family safe, or child safe
Running Time
: 51:22
Thanks to Dan Klass of The Bitterest Pill for the Station ID

The Bands:
Lost Thoughts:
  • Corporate whore of a magazine, Rolling Stone: Cancel my subscription (Disclaimer: When I say "black & white" I'm referring to the image, not the person...hope I don't get hate mail for that one...)
  • Got $1,199? Join Enter the Haggis on a Tour of Ireland
  • Bandtrax Store
  • Rob Funk
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Part the 2nd
Listen Now / Subscribe Now (copy/paste link into your iPodder software)
Rating: More un-work safe than Part 1 :-)
Running Time: 59:16

The Bands:
Lost thoughts and random plugs:
If you enjoyed any of the bands you heard tonight, show them your support by purchasing one of their CD's, or just by giving them some love...

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Friday, February 25, 2005

Double Shots: Round 3

In lieu of this week's Insomnia Radio, grab a guiness and relax to Double Shots: Round 3.
Running Time: 21:48
Rating: Work Safe
Listen Now MP3 / Subscribe (Copy and paste into iPodder)

Example
Meet The Day:
  • Soldier
  • A Smile Like Yours
From their forthcoming album.

Example
The Normans:
  • Wishes
  • Emily
From their 2004 album "Dreams of Autocrashes"

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Sleepless Reader #2: Gidgets Ga-Ga

TSR #2 is out today. Head over to our sister site for an eloquent and powerful article by Sam Gulino, as he defends Gidgets Ga Ga to music critic Katherine Raz.

The Sleepless Reader is a blog-only extension of Insomnia Radio, exploring artists we play on the show. Check it out :-)

Monday, February 21, 2005

Feb 22: Great Day for Music Enthusiasts

The Time has finally come!
Today is special to me, as two of Insomnia Radio's staple artists release their magic to the world.

Example
Chance: Taste of the Good Life
The 10th single from Chance, and a masterpiece of a song, with intelligent lyrics and more rock than a crackhouse.
-Pick it up HERE. And while you're there, absorb not just the music, but everything surrounding it. Geekout to equipment notes, see the genesis of the song, poster art, and more.
Special thanks to Chance for including a promo I recorded in his most recent newsletter, going out today to 1,000's of his loyals listeners...
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Example

Manda and the Marbles: Angels With Dirty Faces
A licorice-whip of sweet 80's style power pop. Anyone who listens to podcasts probably knows about this rising Columbus, OH band. If not, now is your chance. Ya won't be disappointed.
-Buy it right here.
-Check out the eCard right here.

And stay tuned for Insomnia Radio #20, coming soon....

Sunday, February 20, 2005

Guest appearance on Bob and AJ

...and by "appearance" I mean: making a complete unscripted ass out of myself....I'll definitely brush up on my interview chops...lol

Ya see, Bob Goyetche decided to ring me up on Skype and say hello....
When I heard their podcast intro music, coupled with the knowledge that they now do their show live, I knew I was screwed :-)

Check it out over at the Bob and AJ show...

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Insomnia Radio #19!

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VERY excited about this one: A jam packed one hour show, featuring the premiere of Chance's "Taste of the Good Life," too much coffee, and superb tunes.

The Bands:

Honorable Mentions and Random Blurbs:

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Tuesday, February 15, 2005

This just in!

Example

Feeding your ears on Insomnia Radio.
Before you can stream it, download it, or buy it.
Stay Tuned :-)

Monday, February 14, 2005

Double Shots: Round 2

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Running Time: 16:01
Direct Download
Rating: Work Safe

On this round of Double Shots....Beautiful, dark, vibey Rock from X is X. Also, two tracks from the talented, witty, and sarcastic Jonathan Coulton.

X is X:
  • I Will Judge You
  • Out of True
(Taken from the EP Concrete Reality)

Jonathan Coulton:

The Sleepless Reader #1: Lorenzo's Music

The first issue is up @ The Sleepless Reader
Sam Gulino: friend, music junkie, and one kick ass music reviewer. This stuff belongs in CMJ...
Here's a quick excerpt to tease your brain:

"...But don't be fooled into thinking that the rest of the album sounds the same or even similar. Rather than defining themselves as performers of one style of music or another, Lorenzo's Music moves between styles effortlessly. They are not a punk band experimenting with 30's-style swing, an indie rock band trying their hands at Chicago-style blues, or a hardcore band exploring their love of latin rhythms. They are simply a group of talented guys who obviously see no reason why they can't just do all of the above."

~Read the entire article~
And give Sam some feedback if you like what he's doing :-)

Sunday, February 13, 2005

The Sleepless Reader: Insomnia Radio Extended

I am more than excited to introduce The Sleepless Reader, a written word extension of Insomnia Radio. My good friend Sam Gulino will be examining artists played on the show, diving deeper into their roots, their influences, and what keeps them pumping.

The first issue will be posted by this Thursday, exploring Lorenzo's Music from Wisconsin.

We will also have the occasional interview, giveaways, and good times. So please bookmark The Sleepless Reader and give it up for Sam...

Friday, February 11, 2005

Insomnia Radio #18

Production Notes:
(yea Sam, I lied!)
Mp3 / RSS Subscribe Link (Copy & Paste into your iPodder)
Running Time: 42:51
Rating: Just barely work safe :-)

The Bands:
  • Eller: Mother
  • Cool Waters Band: They Can't Take It
  • Lorenzo's Music: Hot Water Avalanche / Email: tmray1@charter.net
  • The Republic: So They Ran
  • Despistado: A Stirstick's Prediction
  • The Vinyl Clouds: New Girl (Update: Ron Saint Germain, producer of Soundgarden, 311, Sonic Youth, has signed on to record their 1st release, beginning March 2005...I also committed a MAJOR snafu by stating the track is from "PolyPhonic Soundtracks." This is wrong, I am a dork, and the clouds have my apologies :-)
  • Miranda Sound: We're Making Amends
  • Granian: Uncovered

Background Music:
Discussed:

Thank you to all the bands who have submitted their music!
Next Show: Double Shots #2 on Tuesday

And The Winners Are...

  1. Matt Hobson of Spring Valley, CA.
  2. Craig Williston from New York, NY
  3. Chris Nicolle, Tokyo, Japan
  4. David Schneider from Tijeras, New Mexico
  5. Sam Gulino out of Tampa, Florida
Thanks for playing dudes...I have forwarded your addresses to the label and the swag will be on it's way to you soon!

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Mail Me Marbles Merch!

Example

(drumroll please...ok, even a little cowbell)
To snag your FREE copy of "Angels with Dirty Faces" AND an autographed poster of the band,

Tell me this:
What are the full names of all 4 Marbles?
Yea, that's all ya gotta do people :-) Put your answer in a comment on this post, along with your email address. The first five people to answer correctly snag some Marbles swag....

Happy Hunting:-)

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Link Exchange

I've started a link section called "Proud Supporters of Podcasting." If you are a band or label who has linked to Insomnia Radio, please let me know and I will link back to you :-)

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

IR Presents: Double Shots #1

Double Shots #1:
Two bands, two tracks each. The Mellow Side of Insomnia Radio.

Listen Here/Subscribe Here
Running Time: 18:09
Double Shots from:

Mike Chappelear
  • What is This Moment
  • I didn't want to leave you standin' there
Taken from his 2004 album "When Push Comes To Shove"

Now Is Now
Major thank you to Mike for the creative Station ID, Bob Goyetche from Mostly Tunes for the inspiration, and CC Chapman of Accident Hash for introducing me to both artists.

Manda and the Marbles Giveaway

Thursday, February 10th, 6p.m. PST
Be Here :-)

Gmail: The Eternal Beta

Newswire: February 28, 2007
Google announced today that their Gmail service would in fact never officially launch, as they have given invitations to everyone on earth...

I know what they're planning. Get every human hooked on their special features, wait until you have about 800 emails sitting in there, and then launch the service for a fee!

Here's the deal: I've got 50 gmail invites to give out..if you want it, you got it (despite my moaning, it is a wonderful email service)
...comment here with your current email address and first & last name, and I'll get you one pronto!

Double Shots :-)

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Insomnia Radio Double Shots #1 is coming your way...
Two bands, two songs each. The mellower side of InsomniaRadio...

Think of it as a way to wind down between shows with a couple friends. . .
Keep an ear out for it sometime this week...

Saturday, February 05, 2005

Damn RSS...

If any of you were having any trouble receiving the show, the problem has been fixed...it's called, uh...operator error...sorry gang....go grab it :-)

Friday, February 04, 2005

It's Live! Indiefeed Hardcore & Punk

At long last, the wild child of Indiefeed is born! Announcing the newest addition to the family, the Hardcore & Punk Channel @ Indiefeed!

Here is the RSS to subscribe :-)
Featured bands so far: (mp3 links):
Blood For Blood
Trial By Fire
Ember

Heaping boatloads of thanks to Chris MacDonald and Deniz Rudin for their help... Now, go forth into the moshpit!

Thorp Records Enters the Mosh Pit

Thorp!


Give it up for Thorp Records! They have given their support and permission to Insomnia Radio (and possibly ALL other podcasts) to highlight all Thorpe bands! This means you'll be hearing from the likes of Blood for Blood, The Ducky Boys, Slapshot, Ramallah, Two Minutes Hate, Striking Distance, and a slew of other kick ass hardcore and punk bands on this show as well as Indiefeed's new Hardcore & Punk Channel! Go give em a slap on the back...

Thursday, February 03, 2005

Insomnia Radio #17

mp3 / RSS Subscribe
Running Time 53:36
Rating: Work Safe
Insomnia Comment Line (US) 206-350-1795

The Bands:
Lost Thoughts:
  • The Label Hunt: Ups and Downs
  • Manda and the Marbles Giveaway: More than you expected!
  • Musical Overload!
  • Indiefeed Hardcore & Punk Channel goes live! (watch here for links)
Major Props:

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

5 seconds of fame on NPR!

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Today's National Public Radio Broadcast of "Day to Day:"
Feb. 1 ยท PodCasting -- have you heard of it? A growing number of iPod devotees are creating customized playlists of songs to share Online, where listeners can download them into their own iPods to enjoy the "show" at their leisure.

~Yes, I agree the description is a bit lazy, but hey...~

The segment features short clips from Insomnia Radio, The Bitterest Pill, Daily Source Code, Coverville, and more! Thrilling, to say the least.


You can stream the broadcast by going to
NPR's Day to Day site, and clicking "listen" near the top of the page...

Major thanks to Robert Smith for the heads up, and for producing a quality piece on podcasting.