Idiosyncratic Transmissions

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RIP Aretha Franklin

You’re going to see this clip a lot today as we mourn the passing of Aretha Franklin. This bit from The Blues Brothers was probably the first real exposure I had to Aretha that would have put a name and a face together for me. Rest In Peace.

Saturday fun time for 4/15/2017

Any other year and you’d be worrying about getting your taxes out today. You can push that to Monday now. Here’s a recap of some great stuff from the last week.

First up Mystery Science Theater 3000 has returned on Netflix. If you are a fan of the show already, I’m pretty sure you won’t be disappointed with the new version. If you’ve never seen it you really should check it out.

Thor: Ragnarok released a teaser this week and for once they’ve made Thor look really interesting. It doesn’t hurt they are mixing in stylistic elements of Guardians of the Galaxy and setting it all to Led Zeppelin either.

Plus we got our first look at Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

All good things…

As of the end of 2015/beginning of 2016 ASCAP and Sound Exchange are increasing rates for web based broadcasters. While the increases are not unreasonable, they do push the cost to run a webcast, even a small one such as mine, past the point of affordability for this webcaster.

I love music and I love radio. I haven’t so much as done a radio show beyond the podcast since I started the webcast back in 2012. I’ve always been meaning to record, I just never had the time. The rates will insure that all artists, well known and independent, will be better compensated for the use of their music. I have no qualms with that. If this venture was bringing in any kind of revenue I would most likely keep the webcast going.

It isn’t.

I’ve enjoyed running what is essentially a giant playlist of random music. I’ve enjoyed making additions and subtractions when I can. Someday I may even come back and do it again.

So what does that mean for you the listener or you the artist?

Well the blog isn’t going anywhere and neither is the podcast. I’ve known this was a possibility for a bit now so I’ve kicked around a few other ideas to keep the fire burning so to speak. Having said that in the next 24 hours, barring a miracle, the webcast portion of this website will go offline. There won’t be much in the way of fanfare, just music then silence.

I look forward to doing radio again in the future and I hope you’ll stick around for the podcast and blog.

Audio stream issues

The computer that runs the audio stream for Idiosyncratic Transmissions the webcast was rebooted in a power outage yesterday. Unfortunately it did not want to cooperate, as technology’s norm, after reboot. I think I have the system stabilized, but it may lapse into silence at some point today. I do apologize if this happens and will get the stream back and running full time as soon as I have some available time in my schedule.

My Morning Jacket – Under the Waterfall preview

Call it an album trailer if it helps any. My Morning Jacket with a teasing sample of what is to come on their new album Under the Waterfall.

The album itself is due out on May 4th with the band touring extensively in support of it.  Here are announced tour dates.

May 15 at Georgia Theatre in Athens, GA
May 16 at Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville, TN
May 17 at Hangout Festival in Gulf Shores, AL
May 23 at Boston Calling Festival in Boston, MA
June 3 at State Theatre in Cleveland, OH w/ Floating Action
June 4 at Stage AE in Pittsburgh, PA w/ Floating Action
June 5 at Governors Ball Music Festival in New York, NY
June 7 at Field Trip Festival in Toronto, ON
June 9 at Chicago Theatre in Chicago, IL w/ Hiss Golden Messenger
June 10 at Chicago Theatre in Chicago, IL w/ Hiss Golden Messenger
June 11 at Chicago Theatre in Chicago, IL w/ Hiss Golden Messenger
June 12-14 at Bonnaroo in Manchester, TN
June 16 at The Fillmore in Detroit, MI w/ Hiss Golden Messenger
June 17 at The Fillmore in Detroit, MI w/ Hiss Golden Messenger
June 19 at Gentlemen of the Road Stopover in Waverly, IA
June 20 at Riverside Theater in Milwaukee, WI w/ Floating Action
June 21 at Riverside Theater in Milwaukee, WI w/Floating Action
June 23 at Palace Theatre in Columbus, OH w/ Floating Action
June 24 at Palace Theatre in Columbus, OH w/ Floating Action
June 26 at Northrup Auditorium in Minneapolis, MN w/ Hippo Campus
June 27 at Northrup Auditorium in Minneapolis, MN w/ Lizzo
July 17-19 at Forecastle Festival in Louisville, KY
July 21 at nTelos Wireless Pavilion in Charlottesville, VA w/ Lizzo
July 22 at Artpark Series in Lewiston, NY w/ Lizzo
July 25 at Xponential Music Festival in Camden, NJ w/ St. Vincent
July 26 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD w/ Jason Isbell
July 28 at Red Hat Amphitheatre in Raleigh, NC w/ Lucius
July 29 at Uptown Amphitheatre in Charlotte, NC w/ Lucius
July 31 at Champions Square in New Orleans, LA w/ Lucius
August 1 at Amphitheatre in St. Augustine, FL w/ Mini Mansions
August 3 at The Fillmore in Miami, FL w/ Mini Mansions
August 4 at Hard Rock Live in Orlando, FL w/ Mini Mansions
August 7 at Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA w/ Mini Mansions
August 8 at Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA w/ Mini Mansions
August 10 at BJCC Concert Hall in Birmingham, AL w/ Mini Mansions
August 12 at The Peabody Opera House in St. Louis, MO w/ Hippo Campus
August 13 at Starlight Theatre in Kansas City, MO w/ Hippo Campus
August 14 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver, CO w/ Sylvan Esso
August 28-30 at Rock en Seine Festival in Paris, FR
September 1 at Rivierenhof Amphitheatre in Antwerp, BEL
September 2 at Gloria in Koln, GER
September 4 at Electric Picnic Festival in Dublin, IRE
September 5 at End of the Road Festival in Larmer Tree Gardens, UK
September 6 at The Ritz in Manchester, UK
September 8 at Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London, UK
September 10 at Paradiso in Amsterdam, HOL
September 12 at Take Root Festival in Groningen, HOL
September 13 at Lollapalooza in Berlin, GER