Posts tagged ‘Racebannon’

December 26, 2011

Rearview Mirror – Postcard Elba

Rearview Mirror is our annual look back at the year in music from our friends in and around the business.  Musicians, managers, roadies, superfans, bloggers etc..

This year we’re upping the vanity aspect of it by sprinkling in our favorite posts of the past year, which you may have missed the first time around. Our pick for August was our local bass man Alex Mann (Medusa, The Hollows, Racebannon, Whippoorwill, Austin Lucas) talking about the historical importance of perhaps the ultimate bass man, James Jamerson. Personal and knowledgeable it’s a great reminder of Jamerson’s talent. Check it out.

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December 22, 2011

Rearview Mirror – Jeremy Brightbill

Rearview Mirror is our annual look back at the year in music from our friends in and around the business.  Musicians, managers, roadies, superfans, bloggers etc..

This 2011 recap comes to us from Jeremy Brightbill of Panic Strikes a Chord, and reminds us of how the real value of the arts is that it can help us trudge through slog that is our daily lives.  Also kittens.  Kittens help too.

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January 28, 2011

Friday Free For All – College Rivalry In Song

There’s been a lot of buzz around our homebase of Bloomington about a student made rap song/video boasting of Indiana University’s dominance in the Big Ten (which has twelve teams because apparently math is not a competitive sport and therefore irrelevant).  The creators have been written up in the student paper and the local paper and the video itself has been the topic of many a facebook posting.  This got us thinking.  There has to be other examples of this sort of thing for other schools right?

Oh yes.  So, so many.  We decided to limit ourselves to the Big Ten because we do have lives outside of this blog that we like to try to get to from time to time.  So now, for your education and enjoyment – tribute songs and videos from the Big Ten and the grade we give each one.  As they run the gamut from slick and well produced to charmingly lo-fi to the kind of trainwreck one can only attribute to the folly of youth; there’s probably something in here for everyone.

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December 24, 2010

Rearview Mirror: Patrick

Fine…you’re a funky giraffe then. Sheesh.

Bonus Christmas Eve post because you’ve all been so good this year.

Check out the music year in review from our buddy Patrick – lead singer of the late and great Tremendous Fucking.  He may not be screaming in your face these days, but he still loves the rock and roll and he loves his brother Rick.  Take a gander at the sweet mix CD he made for his number one brosef and for a brief moment pretend that you too are part of their Family O’ Rock.

The mix is heavy on local bands, and so as our Christmas gift to you we found a video for every local band included and inserted it into the post.  Everyone except Hard Candy Hearts, who are too handsome to be captured on film.  It was almost impossible to find videos of the specific songs Pat picked, but you will still get the idea.

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