Idiosyncratic Transmissions

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Tag Archives: Music

Celebrate Star Wars Day the Beatles way

If you haven’t seen it already, comedy duo Palette-Swap Ninja created a loving tribute to both Star Wars and Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band on Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans. Here is the video for “Luke is in the Desert.” The whole album is available as a free download on the band’s website. They’ve also posted a full playlist of videos for the album on YouTube.

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.

Jane Lui – Southern Winds – Video

This is one of those projects that not everyone is going to get, which is unfortunate. “Southern Winds” is from Jane Lui’s album Goodnight Company. Inspired by the Cirque du Soleil show Curios and the art of Kiel Johnson, Jane Lui brings together a fun video that is infused with her passion for these art forms. Here it is:

QOTD: What new music are you waiting for?

Just curious. Leave a comment and let me know. I’ll have my own answer in a bit.

Updated 

Of what has been announced I have to say I’m probably most excited for the new Gary Clark Jr. album The Story of Sonny Boy Slim.

 

They Might Be Giants – Underwater Woman – Video

This is from week 12 of the rebooted Dial-A-Song by They Might Be Giants. A new song every week available in a variety of places. More information on the project at dialasong.com.