Tue, 23 September 2008
Tue, 16 September 2008
This episode I have John Elliot in for an interview and in studio performance. I fell in love with his stuff after he sent me a couple mp3s. His performance at Mick's was incredible and if you get the chance, GO SEE HIM. Here is some info on him and his band the Hereafter:
the hereafter is the music project of singer/songwriter john elliott. it has been called "post-seinfeld, post-9/11 eyebrow rock" and john's songwriting has garnered comparisons to paul simon (among others) in the press. john grew up in minnesota listening mostly to michael jackson, guns n' roses and bon jovi (later, bruce springsteen and bob dylan). he started to play guitar when he was ten, taught himself to play the piano and sang in various choirs. john is now perpetually on the road and in his honda civic, writing songs and playing shows. as a result of television and internet exposure (and lots of touring), the hereafter has developed a scattered (and growing) international following. anyone and everyone who plays at a show or on a recording is a member of the hereafter. the current core is bryan dobbs on bass and various instruments and mike schadel on drums. additional members include, but are not limited to: andy featherston, evan endicott, ryan zwahlen, eli bolin, raina rose, kristen eppley, deemo, pickles, stinky john, dykel, carter dewberry, sick, kenny cline, lee overtree, drew callander, gautham prasad (mime) and jay johnson.
"The Hereafter" THINGS:
"eulogy" (track fourteen) appeared during the season three finale of "grey's anatomy" playing softly toward the end.
“the end” (track twelve) was featured on NPR’S “all songs considered open mic series." national public radio is mellow and good. check out a thing about it HERE.
a demo of “back where i was” (track four) appeared in its entireity during the climactic scene of an emmy-nominated episode in the second season of “grey’s anatomy" ("she's my wife...").
"musical chairs" (track nine) is the first track on a compilation CD released by trabant lounge in seattle! hey, they were voted #1 best coffee in seattle.
"Feelings Without Weight" by Chris Trapper
Chris Trapper on MySpace
John Elliot / The Hereafter
Tue, 9 September 2008
This episode is dedicated to all that developed, participated in and attended the Mid American Music Festival. It was a great time and was a benefit to Omaha's music scene. We have a few field reports on the show along with a special intro.
"It's Up To You" - by Icares
"A song that shall remained unnamed so as not to be tagged" by Brad Hoshaw and the Seven Deadlies
"Talkin Information Blues" by Matt Pless
"Ballad of Wallace Green and His Dog" by John Elliot / The Hereafter
Brad Hoshaw Video
THE FLYNN REPORT
A Conversation Between the People Who Hid in My Closet Every Night When I Was Seven
From College Humor
Freddy Krueger: When do you guys want to kill him?
Murderer from the six o'clock news: How about right now?
Dead Uncle whose body I saw at an open casket funeral: I say we do it when he gets up to pee. You know, when he's walking down the hallway, in the dark.
Freddy Krueger: What if he doesn't get up?
Murderer: He'll get up. Look at how he's squirming. It's only a matter of time.
Dead Uncle: Man, I cannot wait to kill this kid.
Murderer: Same here.
Freddy Krueger: I've wanted to kill him ever since he saw my movie.
Dead Uncle: Hey, do you guys remember that night-light Simon used to have?
Murderer: Man, that thing scared the heck out of me.
Freddy Krueger: It's a good thing his mom got rid of it. Now there's nothing to stop us from killing him.
(Everyone nods in agreement.)
Dr. Murphy: Hey, guys, sorry I'm late. I was busy scheduling an appointment with Simon, to give him shots.
Freddy Krueger: No problem.
(Freddy Krueger and Dr. Murphy do their secret handshake.)
Murderer: It's getting kind of crowded in here. Chucky, can you move over?
Chucky: I'm over as far as I can get.
Murderer: I need more space than you're giving me. I'm a lot bigger than you.
Chucky: Are you calling me short?
Dr. Murphy: Hey, guys, relax, all right? We're all here for the same reason: to kill and possibly eat Simon.
Murderer: (Sighs.) You're right. I'm sorry.
Chucky: Yeah . . . me too. I kind of lost perspective.
Dr. Murphy: It's okay. Just remember: we're all in this together.
Dead Uncle: Hey, it looks like he's getting up! Wait a minute . . . where's he going?
Chucky: I think he's running into his mom's room!
Dead Uncle: Maybe we should follow him?
Chucky: Are you insane? I'm not facing that kid's mother. That woman is terrifying!
Murderer: Seriously, there is no way I'm going in there.
Freddy Krueger: (Sighs.) I guess tonight's a bust. Let's try tomorrow, okay? Same time, same place.