Posts Tagged ‘music’

WRITERS’ BLOCK EPISODE 10: STEVIE TALKS

In the final Chapman Radio* flashback episode, Mike talks to local Orange County musician (and provider of Writers’ Block music) Stevie Talks. Stevie has toured the country with various bands, and now focuses on his solo career, while going back to schools to get his degree in Economics. The two talk about the ups and…

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Wake n Bake — Summer Music Mockumentary Festival pt. 3

WAKE N BAKE In which Erin informs you of the best movies to blaze to Mormons and LDS people have a lot of experience being the butt of the country’s jokes.  Don’t get me wrong, they deserve a lot of it.  (Contributing funds to California’s Proposition 8 campaign?  The church should receive far worse than…

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Wake n Bake – Summer Music Mockumentary Festival pt. 1

WAKE N BAKE in which Erin informs you of the best movies to blaze to As many herb enthusiasts will tell you, one of the most kick-ass traditional blazing spots is a summer music festival.  Getting high enhances all of the inherent good associated with festivals—live music in the great outdoors—while mitigating the inherently crappy—hot,…

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The Thirst Games

Mad Men: The Drinking Game; or Why Punk Sucks                   Punk rock  is terrible.  Now, I’m not talking about the music alone, because though the vast majority of it is unlistenable garbage, there are some bands in that genre that are undeniably great. I grew up on a healthy diet of Green Day, The…

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Dry The River This is a British Folk-Rock band which falls squarely in the neo-folk indie style that is all the rage these days.  The main thing you will notice is that lead singer Peter Liddle sounds very much like Brandon Flowers, but with a little more earnestness, occasionally conjuring up a Robert Smith-like voice.…

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Good Old War Like a hip, modern Crosby, Stills & Nash, Good Old War delivers harmony-centric fun folk-rock that keeps growing on me the more I listen to it. The lyrics are memorable and the melodies are catchy. I dare you to get this song out of your head: That song is from their new…

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My Not-So-Secret Love Affair With Counting Crows This is a hard article to write. The reason for this is probably because I suffer from some inner turmoil related to my Counting Crows fan-dom. I have many debates about music, and I often under-represent my admiration for this band because no matter how well I make…

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AMY RAY If someone told me 15 years ago that half of the Folk-Rock duo Indigo Girls would be making proud, angry, and relevant indie-punk music at 47 years of age, I’m not sure what my reaction would’ve been. Well, that is what Amy Ray is doing these days. Ms. Ray is currently on tour…

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Good-Pass Filter: SXSW

SO. You didn’t get to go to SXSW this year? Yeah, neither did I…but that doesn’t stop us from enjoying Austin’s antics in a voyeuristic, web-based sorta way. If you’ve been living under a rock since 1987, maybe you don’t know what SXSW is. In a nutshell, it consists of more music than you could…

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