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Hot Thoughts
meowmensteen
Hello indie_lifestyle. I would like to do some posts here about indie music. Unfortunately after some thought, I wasn't exactly sure what indie music was. My own vague idea I had in my head was that it was music that you wouldn't normally hear on mainstream radio. The more I researched, the less sure I was as to what exactly indie music is. There seems to be a lot of debate on where to draw the line. For now, I'll stick to my own vague ideas.

Today I wanted to feature the recent album by Spoon called Hot Thoughts. The first song I heard from it was the title track. Really, I felt like I was listening to David Bowie. You can definitely hear the influence. It's kind of neat to hear new music coming out now that feels like it could have been made back in the 80's, but at the same time it also sounds so modern.


My favorite track on the album is Can I Sit Next To You. It starts out kind of fun and poppy, and then at about 1:28 into the song, it takes a spooky turn with its distorted keyboard sounds. It feels a little bit unnerving... in a good way. They also did a great job with the music video. It adds to that eerie feeling of the song. So far I haven't gotten bored with listening to this song. I've probably listened to it at least once every day since the album was released on March 17th.

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crazy /eek - colberto
madman101
http://madman101.livejournal.com/1950317.html
Did you make the list? - !

Indie Pop/ Folk/ Soft rock
Willow-Werk
madman101
For those willing to listen:

Other than the lyrics, does this sound any good?...

Indie Pop/ Folk/ Soft rock - / https://goldrushalaska.bandcamp.com/album/love-like-thieves-3

Could it be improved by any particular kind of voice - male or female?

"Fuck Portlandia"
crazy - insane bikini
madman101

Portlandia is ruining Portland: feminist bookstore publicly cuts ties with show


‘Fuck Portlandia’ blogpost by In Other Words bookstore, the setting for many sketches, says the show ‘has had a net negative effect on the city as a whole’


Study finds indie rockers face business communication challenges
A new study from North Carolina State University finds that indie rock musicians face significant business communication challenges, requiring them to develop skills that are probably not what they had in mind when they decided to make a career out of rock n' roll.

What films and books reveal about your personality type
Are you an aesthetic type, or are you cerebral? Next time you turn on the TV it could tell a lot about who you are.

Flight of the Bohemians
cheers - smiling flower
madman101

The boho-drain: bohemians say goodbye San Francisco, hello LA

The once alternative city by the bay has become a playground for tech billionaires, so its artists are fleeing to an unlikely new home: la-la-land

Ashley and Stephen: ‘We’d like to still live in a city surrounded by cultural creatives. And LA is the solution to that.’
Ashley and Stephen: ‘We’d like to still live in a city surrounded by cultural creatives. And LA is the solution to that.’ Photograph: Ramin Talaie for the Guardian

The Flowertown Massacre
death cab
madman101
"The Flowertown Massacre," and other important posts on the 666 EXTINCTION.

Thinking of going to Madison this weekend?
cheers - smiling flower
madman101
Go feets! ...
There'll be dancing in the streets! ...

World Cafe - 1993 and now.
cheers - head rocking
madman101
Last night, NPR's, "World Cafe," zoomed in on LIZ PHAIR - especially her famous 1993 album, "Exile in Guyville." In fact, they decided to devote the entire two hours of the show to 1993. And I was amazed! So much of my favourite music comes from that year?! I don't know why. It was a stellar year for Indie music - and also for other expressive music and grunge... Liz Phair, the Cranberries, Mazzy Star, Bjork, Belly, U2, Nirvana, Sting, Sarah McLachlan, Counting Crows... What a great time! And I don't know why! And it wasn't like I was entirely in the moment, because I didn't turn on to some of 1993 music, like Liz Phair, until the next millenium! But, yeah. So, I decided to list it for you - and let you listen... AND MORE...

The actual playlist of 8/4/16, World CafeCollapse )
So, you can listen to MOST of these tunes, because here they are - with some groovy changes...  Check this out - World Cafe #TBT: 1993

(You can also see the ongoing WXPN playlist, one of the best stations in the country, w/ Madison's Micheala Majeune - XPN Playlist)

And here are some more really solid tunes! - Public Radio's Top 10 Songs Of 2016 (So Far)

And THESE! - Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

This is all very good stuff. Ciao!

Goin' to the City...
b hat
madman101
NPR has been strongly pushing the new album by Niko Case, K.D. Lang and Laura Veirs. From what I've heard, it's pretty good. Deeply pleasant. - http://caselangveirs.com/

While listening to "World Cafe" tonight, I heard a song with lyrics I really like, from an album I've heard of. So, I will post these lyrics for you. I think they are in the vein of all country music: Leave the farm, go to the city, cry. I can relate. Can you? - http://www.songlyrics.com/margo-price/hands-of-time-lyrics/

That was nicely followed by a song by Courtney Barnett which has been around for a while, but I will also post this for you, as an example of HER great lyrics. I'm not sure if there are two versions out of this song. But let's not split peas. - http://www.songlyrics.com/courtney-barnett/avant-gardener-lyrics/ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcnIhzaDTd0

I found this oddly interesting: The Moldy Peaches, http://www.moldypeaches.com/, of "Juno" fame, released their eponymous album in the U.S. on September 11, 2001. Oddly, it contained the song "NYC Is Like a Graveyard". - http://genius.com/The-moldy-peaches-nycs-like-a-graveyard-lyrics - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9lRSp75gtY

Do people have minds?
morrissey - love
madman101
Morrissey accosted by TSA in San Francisco terminal.

Morrissey claims that when he tried to confront the offending security officer, he was repeatedly told, “That’s just your opinion.”

“Apart from ‘that’s just your opinion,’ he would not comment, even though, since the penis and testicles were mine and no one else’s, then my opinion must surely have some meaning,” Morrissey protested.


MORRISSEY'S BLOG: http://www.true-to-you.net/morrissey_news_150729_03

(At least it is great to hear that he is up and about, despite cancer! Now, I am eager to hear this incident transformed into some new song by the INDIE crooner. Or, what would be even better would be if he made a whole album about the National Insecurity State, just as Neil Young has done re: Monsanto and GMO's. PS - just an aside: I found this curious song today: http://songmeanings.com/songs/view/3458764513820555412/).

Oh - hey:

In a statement, TSA spokesman Mike England denied the officer did anything wrong.

“TSA takes all allegations of misconduct seriously and strives to treat every passenger with dignity and respect,” England said. “Upon review of closed-circuit TV footage, TSA determined that the supervised officer followed standard operating procedures in the screening of this individual.”
- http://www.breitbart.com

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