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Sunday, May 29, 2005

Double Shots Round 10

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The Cloves & Sebastian Ciceri

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Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Insomnia Radio #28

Insomnia Radio is dead.
Long live Insomnia Radio

(In other words, it's time to leave blogger behind. Show notes aren't here anymore.)
Also, this is the last show on the old RSS Feed (
So, please change to

Business Week Online's Top 8 Picks

Today, Business Week released a series of articles highlighting Podcasting.

They also produced a slideshow of their Top 8 picks. I am absolutely honored to be included alongside Chris from IndieFeed representing the only 2 music shows (you rock dude!), with the following shows...

Daily Source Code
IT Conversations
Morning Coffee Notes
One America Committee Podcast
In Our Time
Voices from the Vault

They even gave a plug and link to AMP, so kudos to Business Week for paying attention!

Here's the direct link to the slideshow:
Friends, bands, longtime listeners: At the end of the slideshow you can vote for Insomnia Radio! Cast it! Currently we're in 3rd place behind Daily Source Code and IT Conversations. Not too shabby :-)

Thanks gang! More Insomnia Radio coming soon

Sunday, May 15, 2005

Insomnia Radio: Greatest Anti-Hits V1

Time for some extra content!
The first in a series of specials bringing bands featured on older shows back into the limelight, and checking in on their progress along the way.

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From the vault:
To many of you, these songs will be brand new. Enjoy them. Devour them. Crank it. These are gems.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Double Shots: Round 9 / HIJACKED!

On today's Double Shots, I steal the mixer, grab the mic, jack into blogger, and bring you two superb artists from the vault of the Independent Anthem!

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1st up: Syd

Syd's music is a bit difficult to pin down and label completely. With each track from his latest CD, Fault Lines, I kept trying to fit him into a tiny labeled box, but was met with frustration at each attempt and with each passing track. In fact, Syd was one of the reasons why I changed the format of this show from introducing multiple artists with similar styles to the "one artist/one show" style that I have currently adopted. I was having a hard time figuring out where exactly to place his music. He isn't folk. He isn't pop. He isn't rock. He is a pleasant mixture of all of these, and then some, yet he pulls it off tremendously well. Syd is the reason why I love independent music, diversity and devoid of any "formula". It is real and straight from the soul of the artists.

All I know
The Bottom

Next: Smokescreen

I found Smokescreen from and was quickly drawn to their promise of sending a free CD. I jumped over to their website,, which proved it absolutely true. Their entire CD was released under their own label, Closetspace Records, and was completely free of charge to anyone that asked for it. What a surprise and a real rarity in all the bands and artists that I have been looking at over the past few months.

The quality of the CD is pretty damn good, considering that the band recorded this album completely on their own. I have said this before, and I will certainly say it again, this album should serve as a testimate to what is possible with today's digital technology. A couple hundred dollars on decent microphones, a solid digital recorder and/or good multitrack recording software, a little bit of know-how and a lot of patience is what went into Activate. What came out was a great sounding EP that I have been really enjoying since I received it.


That's it from me! Mission Accomplished!
Check out The Independent Anthem, where we feature in depth coverage of one new independent artist per week!

-David Betz

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Insomnia Radio #27: Fueled by Guinness

Hmmm....shownotes while intoxicated. This could take some time....
Running Time: about 32 minutes
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Subscribers to the new feed already have this! just some incentive to SWITCH ;-) (PLEASE!)

Could be that I'm a bit drunk, but there's just something about this collection of tracks....

5 More GREAT reasons Insomnia Radio exists:
Notes, drunken ramblings...blah blah...
  • Bandtrax goes into promo overdrive
  • Guinness is good
  • GoodBeerShow
  • Cowbell + Guitar Solos = KICK ASS Rock song (see Leonard...)
Next Up: Double Shots Round 9!
Thanks for listening gang!

Sunday, May 08, 2005

Insomnia Radio #26

Multiple disclaimers:
Sometimes one should NOT go back and listen to the show they just recorded. This can result in repeated cursing when one realized they misprounounced "bullocks" "DIY" and several other hosting disasters...

But it's all about the music right? So forgive the lack of brain power and caffeine as I bring you a short show focusing a bit on the mellow...

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5 Reasons Insomnia Radio exists:
  1. Dave Dill: See you in the Sunshine / BUY CD @ CDBaby
  2. Billy Harvey: Like a Boy (PLEASE visit this ROCKS!) / BUY CD @ CDBABY
  3. Madly: December (Visit the site for CD info)
  4. Trillion: In My Head / BUY CD @ CDBaby
  5. The Republic: Second Chance / Buy it @ SonicBoom
Notes and random stuff:

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Double Shots: Round 8 (Guest Host Matt Galligan)

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Major thanks to my special AMP host Matt Galligan of The Spotlight Podcast.
Tonight, two bands selected by Matt, perfect for the Double Shots family.

The Infinity Room:
  1. Plan of Attack
  2. The Last Word
From the CD: They Will Only See Us When We Hit The Ground
Buy it @ The Infinity Room store.

Cary Judd:
  1. Ugly Letters
  2. The First Farewell
From his CD: Perfect Uncertain
Buy it @ CDBABY

Sunday, May 01, 2005

Insomnia Radio #25: Enter "The Rich"

Running Time: 61 minutes
Direct Mp3 Link

11 Reasons Insomnia Radio Exists: (and these are GOOD reasons)
  1. Side Dish: Freedom and Young
  2. Jet By Day: Paperweights
  3. Arkitekt: Greatest Romances
  4. Redesign: Wait for You
  5. American Suicide: Want it Bad
  6. Troubled Hubble: Dulcinea Duct Tape
  7. Adam Stidham of BOUND: About a Crime
  8. Y-O-U: Good Intentions
  9. For the Horizon: What a Lovely Solution
  10. Merit: Left of Center
  11. Thunderhawk: 60's Mantis
Mental Doodles, Notes, Rants, and Plugs:

And lastly: I absolutely love this:

The KSSX Music Showcase is coming soon to AMP...
And I guarantee that Eric Rice will shake things up...