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Friday, April 29, 2005

Podshow vs AMP

Today, Adam Curry and Ron Bloom released their "Podshow Strategy Cast." In it, they outlined the basic structure and current staff of Podshow. The cast also had a few distinct quotes I'd like to bring to your attention.

#1:Adam Curry:
"We need a place where that can come together. Where you can find music you can play on your show. Find out what's being played alot, what's hot....."

#2: Ron Bloom:
"Producers aren't banding together to build their own listener base. Everybody talks about a democracy, but to be one, everybody has to come together and work towards a common goal."

They issue a call for an independent music community for artists, bands, and podcasters to unite, that apparently does not exist.

You have GOT to be kidding me. It's interesting: I think I've heard of something along these lines called the Association of Music Podcasting. A group that has banded together quite strongly, with over 20 shows in it's umbrella, all aligned with the same purpose: Promote Independent music. What's also strange is I recall hearing Curry repeatedly praising AMP for what it's doing (DSC 2-18 & DSC 2-25), and he now acts as if the association does not exist.

I need to make it clear to all of you, my awesome listeners, that as the founder of AMP, I take this very personally.
Listen to the music Curry typically plays on his show, and tell me honestly that he is even remotely interested in passionately promoting the indie music scene...

As the Podshow camp develops it's strategy and aligns itself with advertisers, staff, and clever ways to profit off the bands and shows they sign, I'd like to urge all of you to visit, join our forum, and take an active role in the FIRST music-podcasting based community. Bands, submit your music to our library and plug your music...Listeners, say whatever is on your mind!

Sorry if this a bit off the beaten path for this blog, but it's very relevant to Insomnia Radio. It's a shame that Podshow is flat out ignoring the existence of AMP.
Thanks for reading my rant. It's much shorter than I'd like it to be, but hopefully the point is clear.

One more thing: Podcast Alley officially sucks. Don't ya just LOVE that Paris Hilton banner, with the footnote: "Another CastBlast"

later gang...

Thursday, April 28, 2005

Chance & The Choir: LIVE

Chance & The Choir: Live @ The Gig in Hollywood: April 9th, 2005

MP3: 64MB
Running Time 54:00

It is with a ridiculously wide grin that I bring you this show, in it's entirety. The audio just can't match the thrill and energy of being there in person, but upon listening I hope you discover another talented dimension of Chance.

Oh, and listen for Man On A Mission...Sneak preview of a new single? Perhaps ;-)

I was front and center for the show, and I'll be the first to say boldly it was the tightest most entertaining concert I've seen to date. Short and sweet. Heavy and melodic. Raw and energetic. Now someone PLEASE sign this guy so he can bring his live show to the world!

Enjoy gang...
Insomnia Radio Future:
IR 25 / Double Shots Round 8 (with Guest Host Matt Galligan) / Story of Blue LIVE /

Monday, April 25, 2005

Insomnia Radio: Marwood MiniShow

Running Time: 18:52
Rating: Work Safe!
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Marwood hits us from NYC, and they bring along perfectly polished Alternative Pop.
Today we've got 3 live tracks from the band, and a preview of their brand-spanking new 6 track E.P.
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Live Tracks:
Name to me no More

Studio Track:
Can't Say

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Double Shots: Round 7

With Special Guest Pod-Jockey Brian Dewitt from De-Fi Radio!

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First up: Ronnie Day

Ronnie is only 17. His debut CD "Nine Sleepless Nights" was written, produced, engineered and distributed entirely on his own. Inspiration is definitely drawn from Dashboard Confessional, but this guy has the potential to eclipse them in no time. Enjoy!

1: half moon bay
2: outside

Next Up: Cub Country

One day, Jets to Brazil bassist Jeremy Chatelain set out to record an album inspired by AM country-tinged rock tunes. (Think acoustic Led Zeppelin, Paul McCartney, and Willie Nelson hashing it out in a Brooklyn tenement) He set up in his apartment's spare bedroom, and later emerged with "High Uinta High"

1. St. Loius
2. High Uinta High

Let me wrap this up by giving a huge shout-out to Brian @ De-Fi Radio. Brian's show is a gem which I hope will garner a much larger audience soon. His musical selections are top-notch. Take my word for it, if you enjoy the music on my show, you'll dig his as well....
Check out his 4th show

Monday, April 18, 2005

Holy Crap!

I love you guys. As of right now, Insomnia Radio officially has 2,000 subscribers!!

Insomnia Radio #24: The Mellow One

Suggested Companions:
A clock that reads 1 am, and a bottle of Shiraz
Running Time: 55:32
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8 reasons Insomnia Radio exists

  1. Husky Rescue: City lights * Label: Minty Fresh
  2. The Drew Davis Band: Burn * Label: Unsigned
  3. IDA: Late blues * Label: Polyvinyl
  4. Trillion: Shattered
  5. Kimya Dawson: I will never forget * Label: K Records
  6. The Infinity Room: Dirty little secret * Label: Unsigned
  7. GrayStar: Life support * Label: Unsigned
  8. Vienna Teng: Lullaby for a stormy night
Notes * Plugs * Mental Doodles
IR Future: Double Shots 7, Cool Waters Live, Chance & The Choir Live, Thorp Records Hardcore Special, Marwood Live, IR 25, phew...keep your ears open!

The Chance Interview: Conclusion

Chance and I wrap up the conversation with topics ranging from Florida State Football, to Podcasting, to evil record labels and the brilliance of iTunes. Feedback is welcome:

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Sunday, April 17, 2005

There are still about 1400 of ya that need to subscribe to the New RSS Feed ;-)
I know I'm pushing it, but the old one is going to get zapped in less than two weeks, and I don't want to lose any of you kick ass Insomniacs.

Saturday, April 16, 2005

The Chance Interview: Part 2 of 3

Chance & I discuss the "Friends of Chance", grassroots approaches to music, cover songs, and Marilyn Manson hating Adam Sandler movies.

Contains Chance's cover of When Doves Cry, and news of his most challenging cover to date: How do you improve "The Milkshake Song?"

Stay tuned...

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Monday, April 11, 2005

The Chance Interview: Part 1 of 3

The month of Chance rolls on...
We discuss The Choir, singles vs. 'events', and the songwriting process.
I welcome your feedback, as this is the first interview I've done, and I certainly don't claim to be a pro journalist! But, the bottom line is that the conversation flowed, and it was an absolute blast!
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Insomnia Radio April Schedule

The Month of Chance rolls on: Here's what's coming down the pipe!
  • Chance Choir Lesson #2
  • Chance Choir Lesson #3
  • Chance: The Interview (3 or 4 part special)
  • Chance & The Choir: Live @ The Gig (full concert!)
  • Now is Now: Live @ The Bitter End
  • Double Shots: Round 6
  • Insomnia Radio #24
  • Double Shots Spotlight: K Records
All of this in two weeks? Uh-huh :-)

Sunday, April 10, 2005

Hey gang;
Here is the collection of audioblogs during the Chance roadtrip. I wish I could have brought you more, but i'm still extremely new to this...

Look forward to more Chance all month long.
Btw: Absolutely mesmerizing, energetic, and amazing show last night.

MP3 File

Saturday, April 09, 2005

The AMP Revolution begins now

Ladies and Gentlemen, prepare for the new internet radio revolution!
The new AMP website is live, and it's fantastic. GO GO :-) And please help us spread the word.
Also, feel free to join our forum where you can interact with other listeners, podcasters, and the bands and artists we play.

Friday, April 08, 2005

Insomnia Radio / Chance CD Release Show

Jason's AudioBlog Podcast
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Hey gang, I will be venturing to LA tomorrow to rock out with Chance & The Choir @ their CD release party. Saturday, April 9th, 9p.m. @ The GIG

I will also be audioblogging as much of the experience as possible, so check back here regularly over the weekend for those posts. (As soon as I'm home all the posts will also come down the Insomnia Radio RSS pipe.)
Btw, the audioblogging comes courtesy of Eric Rice & AudioBlog!

The above link is for future audioblogs, directly to your mp3 player (they will also post here for now)

Talk to you soon!

Thursday, April 07, 2005

Insomnia Radio 23

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Running Time: 48:38
Podrating: Not AM/FM safe

8 Reasons Insomnia Radio Exists:
Mental Doodles * Notes * Lost Thoughts

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Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Phase 1: New RSS

Lots of changes coming down the pipe this month.
The first is a new RSS feed:
Please, please update your RSS links in your ipodder software so that you don't miss any of the action.

(Now for those clever boys and girls who decide to check out, what you'll see there is only a placeholder, so don't frown. The new site is coming, and it rocks!)

All of these changes are necessary to simplify things, and get every facet of the show in one central place (libsyn). Thanks for bearing with me, I promise it will all be worth it :-)

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Special Surprise for Insomniacs only...

There's a surprise in the RSS feed for subscribers only ;-)
A unique, quirky, completely amazing "Choir Lesson" from Chance. I can safely say that no band in history has ever done this before.

Make sure to catch Chance & The Choir this Saturday, @ The Gig in Hollywood. Hit the website for more info.

Monday, April 04, 2005

Insomnia Radio-branded iPodder

It's a special iPodder!
Download it, install it. Launch it to find Insomnia Radio and a few of my favorite shows pre-subscribed. That's right. Why worry about RSS links and copy/paste nonsense?


Grab Your Preloaded iPodder

(Yep: Insomnia Radio & friends built right in!)

Sunday, April 03, 2005

Double Shots: Round 6

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Pippa Rogers:
Pippa brings us intimate acoustic coffee shop gems. These solo recordings sound like she's opening up her soul, sitting in a corner, and singing only for you. Pippa just recently assembled a full band, so Double Shots is looking forward to hearing more...In the meantime, she can be found spending her musical nights in Cardiff, Wales.

I've been Loved (4:09)
I'll be with You (3:07)

Samantha Murphy:
"Most artists say that music is an outlet and an expression of their feelings. For me, music is my feelings. I’m as one with it as I am my skin. It’s all I’ve ever known."
--Samantha Murphy--

I wanna go Home (3:29)
Miss Takes (3:02)

-From her brand new album "Somewhere Between Starving & Stardom"

Buy it @ CdBaby

Friday, April 01, 2005

Insomnia Radio #22: Short and loose... which I just let go, forget the polish, and play some tunes for my friends...

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Running Time: 41:52
Rating: Not work safe or kid safe by default...

7 Reasons Insomnia Radio Exists:
Mental Doodles * Random Notes * Plugs
Next Show: Double Shots, Round 6
You guys rock.