December 25th, 2013…the Holiday Break Special!

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It’s prime holiday time, listeners! Regardless of what holiday traditions you adhere to, I wish you well.

I decided I’d take a little break, but worry not, I still have something for you this week. I thought I’d stray from the format and bring you some songs that I either discovered or have stuck with me this year. Some of these songs just came out, I’ve just heard, or I can’t stop hearing…listening..you get the picture. Obviously, there are still songs I can think of that should have made the cut but you’ll hear them from me eventually, I’m sure. I understand the mix is kind of odd, but I see it more of a showcase; so forgive the rough transitions!

The Playlist:

Beach Boys- Let’s Go Away For Awhile

http://www.thebeachboys.com/

Dream Eye Color Wheel-Frau Eva

http://dreameyecolorwheel.bandcamp.com/album/s-t

Laurie Anderson-Big Science 2

http://www.laurieanderson.com/home.shtml

Decapitron-Battle Cry

http://history.louisvillehardcore.com/index.php?title=Decapitron

Frog Eyes-The Country Child

http://deadoceans.com/artist.php?name=frogeyes

http://frogeyesmusic.bandcamp.com/

Blackout Beach-Broken Braying Sound Of The Donkey’s Cry

http://blackoutbeach.bandcamp.com/

http://www.softabuse.com/artists.php?a=Blackout+Beach

http://www.deadoceans.com/artist.php?name=blackoutbeach

Twin Limb-Saint Agnes

http://twinlimb.com/

Lady Pyramid-Game Show

http://ladypyramid.com/

Tender Mercy-Blind

http://tendermercy.bandcamp.com/

The Velvet Underground-I Found A Reason

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Velvet_Underground

I hope you enjoy the break. I’ll be back next week with more artistic individuals!

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Treats…

How’s it going, listeners? I’d definitely say this is the time of the year for treats; the more traditional edible kind, and the not so edible variety. This holds true for Blind Date, and what I bring to you in the weeks coming. Next  Wednesday, I give to you  the projectionist collective Spettra. The folks of Spettra keep the hands on tradition of liquid light shows and projections alive with their lo-fi approach. You’ve probably seen them out doing their thing, and not even know it. Spettra has done visuals for such local musicians such as Lady Pyramid, Black Birds of Paradise, and Twin Limb. Be sure to listen in to the humorous conversation I had with them, come Wednesday. And hopefully the Wednesday after, Christmas for those who celebrate it, I’ll have something a little special for you if all goes right. Things are hectic trying to balance projects, family gatherings, holiday parties, and interviews. You’ll just have to be patience and see..

Till then.

PS. Above is a video of Spettra providing some awesome visuals for Black Birds of Paradise at Haymarket.

You can definitely find more on their Facebook page.

December 11th, 2013

Twin Limb playing at Haymarket.

Twin Limb playing at Haymarket. Projections by Spettra.

Enjoying the winter, listeners? I know many of you like myself have been amongst some extreme winter storms; so please stay safe. Stay warm.

Today I bring you a recording of myself, hanging out in the practice space of the duo known as Twin Limb. We decided to do something a little different this time, on account of they haven’t had the chance to record any material. We set up a room mic and I let them play for me like it was my own personal concert (and yours now!), and I asked a few question between songs. Despite what I say in the beginning, I love NPR (don’t get me wrong!).

Twin Limb is a pretty new band, but judging from their rather polished haunting sound, you wouldn’t know it. The group consists of Lacey Guthrie and MaryLiz Guillemi, who before now have played in various groups and solo. Now as their newly found partnership, they’re taking the Louisville music scene by storm. If you’re lucky, you’ve already caught them at one of their many shows. If you have yet to see them, better jump on it while they’re out there playing gigs because soon they’ll be working on recorded material.

If you’re intrigued, you can find out more info at their website. Or at their Facebook page. Recently, these ladies were featured on the video blog ‘This Man Is Not My Father‘. Find the video clips, and more, at one of the many links listed.

Happy Holidays!

It’s that time of the year again

Happy Holidays listeners. We seem to be getting into those colder months again; it takes me by surprise every year. Speaking of which, I have some special things lined for you this holiday season. This Wednesday I’m giving you guys a glimpse into the Baltimore art scene. Baltimore is bustling with creative folks such as Future Islands, Dan Deacon, the rest of the Wham City crew, and of course most famously, cult film director John Waters. Earlier this week, I spoke to Samuel Herring of Future Islands over Skype; and he was incredibly generous with all the inner workings of his creativity. I can’t wait for you guys to hear it. Above is a video of the Future Islands track ‘Tin Man’.

Over the course of the week, I also spoke to some of Louisville’s up and coming musical talents; Mark Kramer of Tender Mercy, and the duo known as Twin Limb. So much great music happening all over the place. I have a lot on my plate as far as editing is concerned, so I’m going to leave you guys for now.

Till Wednesday…

 

 

Marathon Man

MPW-10730

 

Hey there listeners. Just thought I’d stop in and update you on what to expect in the coming weeks. I’ve got a pretty full schedule as far as interviews are concerned this week. I’m slated to talk to local actor and writer Neil Mulac, Samuel Herring of the band Future Islands from Baltimore, Mark Kramer aka his music project Tender Mercy, as well as female music duo Twin Limb (brand new to the scene, but tackling it like champs.) So, yeah, this is what you got to look forward to…be excited! I know I am.

Till then.