Monday, January 22, 2018

EPISODE 60: Music from The Iowa Composers Forum



On this episode, we feature four songs from The Iowa Composers Forum, a group for Iowa's classical composers. Each song was picked by the director, Brooke Joyce. He chose four songs he felt represented the range of styles that our classical composers use.

Brooke and I hope that you will enjoy this exploration into Iowa's classical music. If you do, then you might want to check out some of the shows that The Iowa Composers Forum puts on regularly. The latest, Winter Festival of New Music, will be at The University of Iowa School of Music, in Iowa City, on Feb 10th. More information and links are listed below!

Before I go, I just thought I'd let you know that you can listen to and/or get the score for many classical pieces by Iowa composers on their website! Just hit where it says "Catalog"! Here's the link - http://www.iowacomposers.org/?page_id=112




Information on The Iowa Composers Forum:

The Iowa Composers Forum (ICF) was founded in March of 1987 in Des Moines by seven composers who wished to create an environment for the performance and dissemination of music composed by Iowans. Over the intervening years, the ICF has presented more than 100 concerts and tour recitals of works by member composers. These concerts have featured the performances of over 800 works of new music, including works by student composers from the elementary, middle, high school and collegiate level. The ICF has commissioned many new works, both unilaterally and in partnership with other organizations such as the Iowa Music Teachers Association and the Iowa Choral Directors Association. The ICF sponsors its own annual student composition competition, open to students studying at the collegiate level and earlier.

Each year, we offer:
- a concert series in the fall
- a multi-concert new music festival in the winter or spring. These are almost always held on Iowa college campuses. Recent festival sites have included the University of Northern Iowa, Luther College, Iowa State University, and the University of Iowa
- a student composition competition, open to students studying at the elementary through collegiate level. Winners receive premiere performances and prize money
- a quarterly newsletter for our members, containing member news, concert reviews, calls for scores, and other professional opportunities

Information on their upcoming festival in February:

The Iowa Composers Forum will host a one-day Winter Festival of New Music in Iowa City on Saturday, February 10. Two concerts will be offered at 3 pm and 7:30 pm in the Concert Hall of the Voxman Music Building on the UI campus. These two concerts will feature new music by composers from across Iowa and the environs, including two young composers commissioned specifically for this festival. Performers include UI faculty, students, and the CNM ensemble.


The Iowa Composers Forum's home page:
http://www.iowacomposers.org/

The Iowa Composers Forum on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/IowaComposersForum/

Other IMSC posts featuring classical music:
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/search/label/classical%20music

Other IMSC posts featuring piano music:
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/search/label/piano%20music

Other IMSC posts featuring the Iowa Music Showcase podcast epsiodes:
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/search/label/podcast%20episodes

To download the podcast, right click on the link below and hit "Save as...":
https://archive.org/download/IowaMusicShowcaseEpisode60/Iowa%20Music%20Showcase%20-%20Episode%2060_.mp3



TRACK LISTING:
For more information on each track and the artists, click on the link below the track.

Opening -  Iowa Music Showcase Theme (classical version) by Jess Vee (Jessica Villegas)
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/06/opening-and-closing-iowa-music-showcase.html)

Song 1 - "Charlottesville" written and performed by Brooke Joyce
(https://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2018/01/ep-06-song-1-charlottesville-written.html)

Song 2 - "In the Dragon’s Mouth" written and performed by Eric McIntyre
(https://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2018/01/ep-60-song-2-in-dragons-mouth-written.html)

Song 3 - "The Shriek of Silence" written by Logan Larson and performed by Lisa Neher and Abbie Corrine
(https://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2018/01/ep-60-song-3-shriek-of-silence-written.html)

Song 4 - "Aus tiefer Not" written by Jeremy Maas and performed by Gregory Peterson
(https://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2018/01/ep-60-song-4-aus-tiefer-not-written-by.html)

Closing - Iowa Music Showcase Halloween Theme 2 by Jess Vee (Jessica Villegas)
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2016/10/ep-34-iowa-music-showcase-halloween.html)


All songs, artwork, and photography are copyrighted by the performers, composers, artists, and photographers, and used by their kind permission.

Next episode: Um, actually I'm not entirely sure, but it will probably be one of our shows featuring one certain genre! (Sorry, the original plans for the February podcast fell through!)


PREVIOUSLY ON IOWA MUSIC SHOWCASE:

FESTER RAGE VIDEOS: A Testament of Youth (ATOY) in Des Moines at The House of Bricks on July 20, 2007 and at The Vaudeville Mews on Sep 23, 2007
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/fester-rage-videos-testament-of-youth.html

JAZZMAN JOE VIDEOS: Drumline at Ankeny High School on October 23, 2012
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/jazzman-joe-videos-drumline-at-ankeny.html

PLAYLIST: Net Neutrality (and Information on How to Continue the Fight)
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/playlist-net-neutrality-and-information.html

JAZZMAN JOE VIDEOS - Ankeny Community Chorus performs for The Epiphany at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Church in Ankeny on Jan 6, 2018
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/jazzman-joe-videos-ankeny-community.html

CULTURE MYTH - Day 1: Des Moines
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/culture-myth-day-1-des-moines.html


Two weeks ago...
EPISODE 59: Favorites of 2017 (and The State of The Website Speech) -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/episode-59-favorites-of-2017-and-state.html

Three weeks ago...
YOUR OWN PRIVATE IOWA - Episode 13: Michaela Thompson -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/your-own-private-iowa-episode-13.html


One month ago...
JAZZMAN JOE VIDEOS: Sounds of the Season with Soprano Chelsea Smith at Our Lady's Immaculate Church in Ankeny, Iowa, on Dec 10, 2017 -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/12/jazzman-joe-videos-sounds-of-season.html
Three months ago...
EPISODE 54: Happy Hawkeye Halloween 2017, Part 3 of 4 - The Van Meter Visitor and Other Iowa Dragons -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/10/episode-54-happy-hawkeye-halloween-2017.html

Six months ago...
EPISODE 49: Iowa Rock Music -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/07/episode-49-iowa-rock-music.html

One year ago...
PLAYLISTS: Random Iowa Music YouTube Playlist 1 -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/01/playlists-random-iowa-music-youtube.html

Two years ago...
Episode 25 - Caucus! The Musical -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2016/01/episode-25-caucus-musical.html

Three years ago...
Episode 2: My Board of Trustees -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2015/01/episode-2-my-board-of-trustees.html


OTHER IMSC WEBSITES AND LINKS:
Feed:
http://feeds.feedburner.com/IowaMusicShowcase
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Iowa-Music-Showcase/364796883703114
Twitter:
https://twitter.com/iamusicshowcase
Instagram:
https://instagram.com/iowamusicshowcase

Ep 06 - Song 1: "Charlottesville" written and performed by Brooke Joyce



Charlottesville — On August 11 & 12, groups of mostly white men gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia, to march with torches and shout declarations of white supremacy. In the ensuing counter-protest, many were injured, and one young woman and two Virginia state troopers were killed. I have lived in Charlottesville, my wife grew up there, and our family has visited many times. This tragedy shook us to the core. For some reason, Oscar Peterson's great Civil Rights Era anthem, "Hymn to Freedom," repeatedly played in my mind as I read about the events of the weekend and saw photos. I decided to compose a piano solo based on Peterson's music; it is a tribute to those who stand up to hatred and fearmongering
- from an email sent by Brooke Joyce to this website

"Brooke Joyce’s music has been described as 'vividly pictorial' (San Francisco Chronicle) and 'exceptionally gripping' (Los Angeles Times) and has been performed by soloists and ensembles around the world, including the Indianapolis Symphony, the Cincinnati Symphony, the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic, the Brentano Quartet, the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, the Nash Ensemble, and tenor James Gilchrist. He is the recipient of the Joseph Bearns Prize, the Wayne Peterson Prize, the Darius Milhaud Award, and many citations from the National Federation of Music Clubs and ASCAP. Brooke is the Composer-in-Residence at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, chair of the Iowa Composers Forum, and a founding faculty member of the International Music Festival of the Adriatic.
- from an email sent by Brooke Joyce to this website

Lineup:
Brooke Joyce - piano


Home page:
http://brookejoyce.com/

On The Iowa Composers Forum's website:
http://www.iowacomposers.org/?s=brooke+joyce

To download the whole podcast, right click on the link below and hit "Save as...":
https://archive.org/download/IowaMusicShowcaseEpisode60/Iowa%20Music%20Showcase%20-%20Episode%2060_.mp3

Ep 60 - Song 2: "In the Dragon’s Mouth" written and performed by Eric McIntyre



""In the Dragon’s Mouth" (2014) is another of those compositions where I have the pleasure of doing a bunch of things that used to get me kicked out of junior high band class. Audio materials were recorded in Yellowstone National Park’s Mud Volcano thermal area where a massive, seething hot spring, called the Dragon’s Mouth, bellows unceasingly. When I arrived at midnight to record the springs, the whole area was buried in a thick fog, and I found myself wading into an other-worldly realm with the groans of the dragon’s mouth accompanied by coyotes crying in the distance."
- from an email sent to the website

"Eric L. McIntyre is a Professor of Music at Grinnell College; Music Director, Central Iowa Symphony; composer, conductor, hornist; part-time farmer, butcher, visual artist, performance artist
- from an email sent to the website

"Eric McIntyre maintains careers as a conductor, composer, instrumental performer, and educator. At Grinnell College he teaches music composition courses and directs the Grinnell Symphony Orchestra. He also contributes to Grinnell's Liberal Arts in Prison Program, for which he has presented lectures, taught credit-bearing courses, and conducted several performances of the Grinnell Symphony at Newton Correctional Facility. His current research interest involves the teaching of music listening skills among incarcerated populations.

"McIntyre is Music Director of the Central Iowa Symphony in Ames and has served as the leader of the brass program for the Swakopmund Musikwoche festival in Swakopmund, Namibia. His past music director positions include the Fort Dodge Area Symphony, Ottumwa Symphony, and the new music ensemble AURA.

"McIntyre's original compositions have been performed around the world by a wide array of performers and received support and awards from ASCAP, the Iowa Arts Council, the American Music Center, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Equally adept as a hornist, McIntyre was a member of the Houston Ballet and Houston Grand Opera Orchestras and has performed with the Houston Symphony, Des Moines Symphony and Orchestra Iowa.

"McIntyre received B.M. and M.M. degrees in music performance at Indiana University where he was also awarded the prestigious Performer’s Certificate. He then attended the European Mozart Foundation academy in Kraków, Poland, and later earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in music composition from the University of Houston Moores School of Music."
- from his page on the Grinnell College website

Lineup:
Eric McIntyre - horn, fixed media


His page on the Grinnell College website:
https://www.grinnell.edu/users/mcintyr2

To download the whole podcast, right click on the link below and hit "Save as...":
https://archive.org/download/IowaMusicShowcaseEpisode60/Iowa%20Music%20Showcase%20-%20Episode%2060_.mp3

Ep 60 - Song 3: "The Shriek of Silence" written by Logan Larson and performed by Lisa Neher and Abbie Corrine



"There is a silence where hath been no sound, There is a silence where no sound may be, In the cold grave—under the deep deep sea, Or in wide desert where no life is found, Which hath been mute, and still must sleep profound;No voice is hush’d—no life treads silently, But clouds and cloudy shadows wander free. That never spoke, over the idle ground: But in green ruins, in the desolate walls Of antique palaces, where Man hath been, Though the dun fox, or wild hyæna, calls, And owls, that flit continually between, Shriek to the echo, and the low winds moan,— There the true Silence is, self-conscious and alone." (Thomas Hood)

"Logan Larson is a classical music composer originally from Waukee, Iowa. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Music at Luther College (’16) in Decorah, Iowa. While at Luther he studied composition under Dr. Brooke Joyce. Logan now studies under Dr. Forrest Pierce while pursuing his Masters in Music Composition at the University of Kansas. His compositions have premiered on three continents including North America, Europe, and Australia. His choral music has been performed largely in the Midwestern United States and his vocal music has received more international recognition. Three of his vocal works have premiered in Italy, along with performances in the United States. In terms of instrumental works, Logan is known for his fusion of classical music elements with more contemporary music techniques found in genres such as electronic dance music. He has been fortunate enough to work with fantastic musicians from around the globe and has been commissioned to write works for groups such as the Grammy-nominated string quintet Sybarite5."
- from Logan Larson's homepage

"Mezzo-Soprano and composer Lisa Neher (DMA) thrives in the crossroads of the concert hall and the theatre stage. Trained as a stage actress, she is equally at home in the worlds of opera and spoken theatre, bringing dramatic specificity and committed physicality to her performances. Lisa’s compositions are shaped by her keen sense of dramatic timing and feature aching, lyrical phrases, energetic rhythmic motives, and intensely dissonant pitch clusters."
- from Lisa Neher's home page

Lineup:
Lisa Neher - vocals (mezzo-soprano)
Abbie Corrine - piano


Logan Larson's home page:
https://loganlarsonmusic.com/

Logan Larson on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/LoganLarsonMusic/

Lisa Neher's home page:
http://www.lisanehermusic.com/

Lisa Neher on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/LisaNeherMusic/

To download the whole podcast, right click on the link below and hit "Save as...":
https://archive.org/download/IowaMusicShowcaseEpisode60/Iowa%20Music%20Showcase%20-%20Episode%2060_.mp3

Ep 60 - Song 4: "Aus tiefer Not" written by Jeremy Maas and performed by Gregory Peterson



"Originally written for a concert commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, “Aus tiefer Not” draws upon the tune and text of a hymn written by Martin Luther. The first line of the German hymn, 'Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir,' translates roughly to 'From deep affliction I cry out to you.' While I intend the music to create a space for contemplation or prayer, I also seek to express the voice of the text: a desperate call to a distant God." - from an email sent to our website

"Jeremy Maas (b. 1994) is a composer living in Iowa City. He is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Music Composition at the University of Iowa while working as a graduate assistant in Music Theory. He previously completed a Bachelor’s degree in Music from Luther College. His music has been performed by the JACK Quartet, Sybarite5, as a part of the Midwest Composers’ Symposium, the Exchange of Midwest Collegiate Composers, the Iowa Composers’ Forum, IMFA (Italy), and on MPR. Jeremy has studied composition with Josh Levine, Stefano Sacher, Steve Smith, and Brooke Joyce."
- from an email sent to our website

"Gregory Peterson has been hailed as an organist with "imagination and verve." His playing is described as "competent and stylish" (The American Organist) and "excellent and masterful" (Barometern — Sweden). A frequent soloist, he has given recitals in important venues including Independent Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, Alabama, Trinity Church, Boston, the Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, Massachusetts, the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Mission Church), Boston and New York City’s famed Riverside Church and Central Synagogue. European venues include the Berlin Cathedral; Helsinki’s Rock Church; St. Anne’s Church, Warsaw; St. Nicholas Church, Prague; St. Thomas Church, Leipzig, Uppsala Cathedral in Sweden and St. Augustine’s Church, Penarth, Cardiff. He has also performed at national and regional conferences of the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians and throughout the United States. He is featured on the critically acclaimed compact disc "Heroic Sounds," released by Denouement Records, recommended for "nice music superbly played" (Journal of the Association of Anglican Church Musicians) and "Dieterich Buxtehude: A 300th Anniversary Celebration" released in 2007 by Luther College. He is represented by Concert Artist Cooperative of Sebastopol, California.

" Dr. Peterson is Associate Professor of Music at Luther College, Decorah, Iowa where he teaches applied organ and church music. He also conducts the Luther Ringers and serves as College Organist and Cantor to the student congregation, playing for daily and Sunday chapel in the College’s Center for Faith and Life on the 42-stop mechanical action organ by Robert Sipe. A dedicated and expert professional church musician for more than twenty years, he served the historic Old South Church on Boston’s Copley Square as Organist and Minister of Music from 1997-2005. At Old South he directed the Old South Choir and Old South Ringers and performed regularly with the Old South Brass, Organ and Timpani Ensemble including the ever-popular annual First Night Concerts on New Year’s Eve. Prior to his appointment in Boston he was Christ Chapel Organist and Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota."
- from Gregory Peterson's page on the Concert Artist Cooperative website

Lineup:
Gregory Peterson - organ


Jeremy Maas on the Preucil School of Music website:
http://preucil.org/faculty/jeremy-maas/

Gregory Peterson on the Luther College website:
http://www.luther.edu/petegr01/

Gregory Peterson on the Concert Artist Cooperative website:
http://www.concertartistcooperative.com/peterson.html

To download the whole podcast, right click on the link below and hit "Save as...":
https://archive.org/download/IowaMusicShowcaseEpisode60/Iowa%20Music%20Showcase%20-%20Episode%2060_.mp3

Saturday, January 20, 2018

FESTER RAGE VIDEOS: A Testament of Youth (ATOY) in Des Moines at The House of Bricks on July 20, 2007 and at The Vaudeville Mews on Sep 23, 2007

"Formed in 1981 by Factory Records aficionados Paul Standard and Dave Edwards, A Testament of Youth or ATOY (pronounced AE-TOI) were Iowa's first Post-Punk band. ATOY were Paul and Dave's response to the bland Styx and Journey-inspired rock that was prevalent throughout the midwest during the late 70s and early 80s. Looking to do something darker and more arty, guitarist Paul and producer Dave set out to forge a new midwest sound. Brad Roth, who was then singing in and playing bass for the power-pop trio The Blue Cruisers was recruited as a front man. With the addition of newcomers Mark Penner on bass and Lonnie Urich on drums, ATOY was set to play the now legendary 1981 2 day Iowa punk/new wave festival, Music For No-Man's Land. A surprise hit at the festival, ATOY contributed two songs to the 'Music For No-Man's Land' release, Roth's Television-inspired "Chemical Boys" and Standard's epic dirge "Requiem for a Priest". ATOY were soon playing gigs throughout Iowa. Due to differences in vision, Dave Edwards soon left the group. ATOY's music at the time was thin, brittle and experimental using rhythm machines, tape loops and incorporating short-wave radio broadcasts into their live shows. Brad's onstage antics were legendary, often getting the group banned from some of the more mainstream rock clubs. Paul decided to return to college late in 1981, leaving the band looking for a new guitarist. Greg Owen, who had played with Brad Roth previously in the Blue Cruisers joined in early 1982. Owen brought a tough, shredding guitar style to ATOY which propelled their sound into a more aggressive stance. Penner and Urich similarly toughened up their sound and Roth's wild stage persona evolved into a dadaist Iggy Pop. Brad's lyrics began to take a darkly poetic turn and led to him being called 'the Baudelaire of the heartland'. Over the next year and a half, the band began touring around the midwest to ever increasing crowds. During that period, many of ATOY's most popular songs, such as 'Stickmen', 'Creeps with Forks' and 'Cut and Restored' were written. The group gained in popularity and the now defuct nightclub So's Your Mothers, opened another venue, Mother's Underground, to regularly showcase ATOY and other Iowa underground bands. The volatile mix of personalities in the band began to take it's toll and in the Spring of 1983 ATOY decided to call it quits. Their final show was recorded and release on CD many years later. A videotape of that last show called "The Final Plunge" was aired on Des Moines TV... In 2005 ATOY were asked to do a reunion show. The success of that show surprised them as much as their fans. This led to the band resuming playing again. The volatile mix of personalities did lead to a couple of false starts, but ATOY is officially back together, writing new material and playing to new fans as well as old. Since ATOY never really sounded like anyone else, the band's music doesn't sound dated to new fans. New material has been written as well as a number of Buick McSnake songs being reworked into ATOY's sound...and then after a dozen or so gigs it all came crashing down. The volatile chemistry of the band once again blew up. As a longtime fan of the band remarked 'If everyone were mature and responsible, it wouldn't be ATOY. You guys have broken up for good before. Hopefully you'll do it again.' Here's to hoping that it'll happen again."
- from their Underground Archives entry



Fester Rage's YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/unclefesterrage

A Testament of Youth/ATOY on Underground Archives:
http://01.iowaunder.com/content/testement-youth

Fester Rage was an amateur videographer who from August, 2007, to September, 2015, recorded various live shows here in Des Moines, both from local acts and national. On this website, we will be only featuring the Iowa artists. But you can watch all his videos on his YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/unclefesterrage.


PREVIOUSLY ON IOWA MUSIC SHOWCASE:

JAZZMAN JOE VIDEOS: Drumline at Ankeny High School on October 23, 2012
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/jazzman-joe-videos-drumline-at-ankeny.html

PLAYLIST: Net Neutrality (and Information on How to Continue the Fight)
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/playlist-net-neutrality-and-information.html

JAZZMAN JOE VIDEOS - Ankeny Community Chorus performs for The Epiphany at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Church in Ankeny on Jan 6, 2018
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/jazzman-joe-videos-ankeny-community.html

CULTURE MYTH - Day 1: Des Moines
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/culture-myth-day-1-des-moines.html

YOUR OWN PRIVATE IOWA - Episode 16: Sisko Diq
https://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/your-own-private-iowa-episode-16-sisko.html

Two weeks ago...
YOUR OWN PRIVATE IOWA - Episode 15: Morning Sex and The Good Weed -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/your-own-private-iowa-episode-15.html

Three weeks ago...
YOUR OWN PRIVATE IOWA - Episode 11: Patrick Tape Fleming -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/12/your-own-private-iowa-episode-11_30.html


One month ago...
YOUR OWN PRIVATE IOWA - Episode 9: Courtney Krause -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/12/your-own-private-iowa-episode-9.html>br/>
Three months ago...
EPISODE 54: Happy Hawkeye Halloween 2017, Part 3 of 4 - The Van Meter Visitor and Other Iowa Dragons -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/10/episode-54-happy-hawkeye-halloween-2017.html

Six months ago...
EPISODE 49: Iowa Rock Music -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/07/episode-49-iowa-rock-music.html

One year ago...
PLAYLISTS: Random Iowa Music YouTube Playlist 1 -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/01/playlists-random-iowa-music-youtube.html

Two years ago...
Episode 25 - Caucus! The Musical -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2016/01/episode-25-caucus-musical.html

Three years ago...
Episode 2: My Board of Trustees -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2015/01/episode-2-my-board-of-trustees.html


OTHER IMSC WEBSITES AND LINKS:
Feed:
http://feeds.feedburner.com/IowaMusicShowcase
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Iowa-Music-Showcase/364796883703114
Twitter:
https://twitter.com/iamusicshowcase
Instagram:
https://instagram.com/iowamusicshowcase

Friday, January 19, 2018

JAZZMAN JOE VIDEOS: Drumline at Ankeny High School on October 23, 2012

"We are the Iowa State University Drumline. We are comprised of 36 members who enjoy supporting and representing the university as well as playing some drums!"
- from Iowa State University Drumline's Facebook page

Jazzman Joe on the YouTube page: DRUMLINE AT ANKENY HIGH SCHOOL GYM 10/23.12 PARTICIPENTS, BONDURANT/FARRAR, MARSHALLTOWN, LINCOLN, WAUKEE, DOWLING CATHOLIC, ANKENY... FEATURING THE IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY "DRUMLINE"



Jazzman Joe's YouTube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/jazzmanjoe100

Iowa State University Drumline's home page:
http://www.music.iastate.edu/org/marching/?page_id=96

Iowa State Univesity Drumline on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/Iowa-State-University-Drumline-109759099055011/



PREVIOUSLY ON IOWA MUSIC SHOWCASE:

PLAYLIST: Net Neutrality (and Information on How to Continue the Fight)
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/playlist-net-neutrality-and-information.html

JAZZMAN JOE VIDEOS - Ankeny Community Chorus performs for The Epiphany at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Church in Ankeny on Jan 6, 2018
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/jazzman-joe-videos-ankeny-community.html

CULTURE MYTH - Day 1: Des Moines
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/culture-myth-day-1-des-moines.html

YOUR OWN PRIVATE IOWA - Episode 16: Sisko Diq
https://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/your-own-private-iowa-episode-16-sisko.html

EPISODE 59: Favorites of 2017 (and The State of The Website Speech) -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/episode-59-favorites-of-2017-and-state.html

Two weeks ago...
JAZZMAN JOE VIDEOS - Josh Duffee and The Graystone Monarchs at the 45th Bix Biederbecke Jazz Festival at The Waterfront Convention Center in Bettendorf on Aug 6, 2016 -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/jazzman-joe-videos-josh-duffee-and.html

Three weeks ago...
JAZZMAN JOE VIDEO - DMACC Chorus Ensemble with Simon Estes on Dec 8, 2017 -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/12/jazzman-joe-video-dmacc-chorus-ensemble.html

One month ago...
YOUR OWN PRIVATE IOWA - Episode 8: QuërVo -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/12/your-own-private-iowa-episode-8-quervo.html

Three months ago...
EPISODE 54: Happy Hawkeye Halloween 2017, Part 3 of 4 - The Van Meter Visitor and Other Iowa Dragons -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/10/episode-54-happy-hawkeye-halloween-2017.html

Six months ago...
EPISODE 49: Iowa Rock Music -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/07/episode-49-iowa-rock-music.html

One year ago...
PLAYLISTS: Random Iowa Music YouTube Playlist 1 -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/01/playlists-random-iowa-music-youtube.html

Two years ago...
Episode 25 - Caucus! The Musical -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2016/01/episode-25-caucus-musical.html

Three years ago...
Episode 2: My Board of Trustees -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2015/01/episode-2-my-board-of-trustees.html


OTHER IMSC WEBSITES AND LINKS:
Feed:
http://feeds.feedburner.com/IowaMusicShowcase
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Iowa-Music-Showcase/364796883703114
Twitter:
https://twitter.com/iamusicshowcase
Instagram:
https://instagram.com/iowamusicshowcase

Monday, January 15, 2018

PLAYLIST: Net Neutrality (and Information on How to Continue the Fight)

Hello all! Some of you may think the issue of Net Neutrality ended when The FCC voted to repeal it.

But you are mistaken. That was just a recent battle in a long war that we have been fighting for a couple of years now!



The lastest battle involves what is called a Congressional Review Act or CRA. This is a law that "empowers Congress to review, by means of an expedited legislative process, new federal regulations issued by government agencies and, by passage of a joint resolution, to overrule a regulation." (Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congressional_Review_Act) What this bascially means is The Congress can overturn The FCC's ruling on repealing Net Neutrality.


Why should you try to save net neutrality, you may ask. Net Neutrality is the rule that allows all websites the same chance of being found and to go at the same speed as any other website. Without Net Neutrality, sites that can't afford to pay extra - like your favorite local band's website, maybe Bandcamp, maybe SoundCloud - will load up more slowly than other websites.

Also, without Net Neutrality, your Internet Service Provider can send you to websites they want you to go to, like sending you to Apple instead of Bandcamp.  They can also block any website that they feel is inappropriate.

You can prevent this from happening, as well as help independent musicians, artists, craft makers, plus small businesses and new startups, schools and education, health websites, activists, and others who would be hurt.

For a Congressional Review Act to be voted on without going through a committee, 30 senators must sponsor it. Thanks to people calling in and demanding it, it has FORTY sponsors.

Now we need 51 senators to vote to stop The FCC from repealing Net Neutrality.


And you can help. Here are the ways...

1) - SIGN ANY PETITION on it you can find! Here are some of the petitions....

ACLU - https://action.aclu.org/secure/save-net-neutrality

Change. org - https://www.change.org/p/save-net-neutrality-netneutrality

MoveOn.org - https://petitions.moveon.org/sign/save-the-internet-overturn

Save the Internet - https://www.savetheinternet.com/sti-home

This website is shutdown until late January. You can sign on when it is back up.

White House petitions (We the People) - https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/do-not-repeal-net-neutrality

2) - CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVES, and do it as often and as many times as you can! Here's how....

If you text BATTLE to 384-387, they will help you write or call your representatives.

You can also text RESIST to 504-09 to get the same help.

Also, The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has a website to help you write your representive emails - https://act.eff.org/action/save-the-open-internet-order

You can call Capitol switchboard - 202-224-3121, tell them where you're from and that you want to talk to your senator or representative. Make sure to contact all three!

To contact Sen Charles Grassley directly -
by phone -
202-224-3744
319-363-6832
712-322-7103
563-322-4331
515-288-1145
712-233-1860
319-232-6657
202-224-3744

to send an email - https://www.grassley.senate.gov/constituents/questions-and-comments

to tweet him on twitter - https://twitter.com/ChuckGrassley

To contact Sen Joni Ernst directly -
by phone -
202-224-3254
515-284-4574
563-322-0677
319-365-4504
712-252-1550
712-352-1167

to send an email - https://www.ernst.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-joni

to tweet her on twitter - https://twitter.com/SenJoniErnst

To contact Rep David Young directly -

by phone -
202-225-5476
515-282-1909
712-325-1404
641-782-2495

to send an email - https://davidyoung.house.gov/contact/email

to tweet him on Twitter - https://twitter.com/RepDavidYoung

To contact Rep Rod Blum (representative of Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids, and Dubuque) directly -

by phone -
202-225-2911
319-266-6925
319-364-2288
563-557-7789

to send an email - https://blum.house.gov/contact/

to tweet him on Twitter - https://twitter.com/RepRodBlum

To contact Rep David Loebsack (representative of Davenport and Iowa City) directly -

by phone -
202-225-6576
563-323-5988
319-351-0789

to send an email - https://loebsack.house.gov/forms/writeyourrep/

to tweet him on Twitter - https://twitter.com/DaveLoebsack

To contact Rep Steve King (representativ of Ames, Fort Dodge, Mason City, and Sioux City) directly -

by phone -
202-225-4426
515-232-2885
515-573-2738
641-201-1624
712-224-4692
712-580-7754

to send an email - https://steveking.house.gov/contact

to tweet him on Twitter - https://twitter.com/SteveKingIA

3) - KEEP UP ON THE LATEST NEWS - AND POST IT!!!

Keep up on the news about the fight for net neutrality. Stay inform!

And post any articles you read on social media! Keep it in the news and on people's minds!


Okay, I'm done. Below is the playlist you were promised. Afraid only the first song has an Iowan.



PREVIOUSLY ON IOWA MUSIC SHOWCASE:

JAZZMAN JOE VIDEOS - Ankeny Community Chorus performs for The Epiphany at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Church in Ankeny on Jan 6, 2018
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/jazzman-joe-videos-ankeny-community.html

CULTURE MYTH - Day 1: Des Moines
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/culture-myth-day-1-des-moines.html

YOUR OWN PRIVATE IOWA - Episode 16: Sisko Diq
https://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/your-own-private-iowa-episode-16-sisko.html

EPISODE 59: Favorites of 2017 (and The State of The Website Speech) -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/episode-59-favorites-of-2017-and-state.html

A Whole Bunch of Boring Statistics on Favorites of 2016 and the Favorite Posts of the Year -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/a-whole-bunch-of-boring-statistics-on.html

Two weeks ago...
YOUR OWN PRIVATE IOWA - Episode 13: Michaela Thompson -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/your-own-private-iowa-episode-13.html

Three weeks ago...
It's Christmas! I got nothing! -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/12/its-christmas-i-got-nothing.html

One month ago...
FESTER RAGE VIDEOS: A Testament of Youth (ATOY) at The Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines on August 31, 2007 -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/12/fester-rage-videos-testament-of-youth.html

Three months ago...
EPISODE 53: Happy Hawkeye Halloween 2017, Part 2 of 4 - Monster Turtle of Big Blue Lake and Other Iowa Sea Creatures -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/10/episode-53-happy-hawkeye-halloween-2017.html

Six months ago...
PLAYLISTS: New Iowa Music on Spotify 1 -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/07/playlists-new-iowa-music-on-spotify-1.html

One year ago...
Episode 42: The Acts of Iowa Music Showcase Live -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/01/episode-42-acts-of-iowa-music-showcase.html

Two years ago...
Episode 24: Favorites of 2015 -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2016/01/episode-24-favorites-of-2015.html

Three years ago...
Episode 2: My Board of Trustees -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2015/01/episode-2-my-board-of-trustees.html


OTHER IMSC WEBSITES AND LINKS:
Feed:
http://feeds.feedburner.com/IowaMusicShowcase
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Iowa-Music-Showcase/364796883703114
Twitter:
https://twitter.com/iamusicshowcase
Instagram:
https://instagram.com/iowamusicshowcase

Friday, January 12, 2018

JAZZMAN JOE VIDEOS - Ankeny Community Chorus performs for The Epiphany at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Church in Ankeny on Jan 6, 2018

"The Ankeny Community Chorus is a choir of 80+ singers dedicated to sharing rich and diverse musical selections. Founded in June of 2001 by Ankeny Resident Bill Konnath, the choir sings a full range of classical and contemporary music...

"In June of 2001, Ankeny resident Bill Konnath approached Steve Carstenson, Ankeny High School Choral Music Director, about interest in a community chorus in Ankeny. Carstenson was a little skeptical, but with Konnath's encouragement, agreed to consider directing if Konnath could pull enough singers together to make it worthwile. Eighty-two Ankeny area residents showed up for the group's first gathering, and the Ankeny Community Chorus was born...."
- from their home page

Jazzman Joe on the YouTube page: MEMBERS OF THE ANKENY COMMUNITY CHORUS PERFORMED FOR CATHOLIC MASS AT OUR LADY'S IMMACULATE HEART CHURCH IN ANKENY, IOWA 1/6/18



Jazzman Joe's YouTube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/jazzmanjoe100

Ankeny Community Chorus's home page:
http://www.ankenycommunitychorus.com/

Ankeny Community Chorus on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/AnkenyCommunityChorus/


PREVIOUSLY ON IOWA MUSIC SHOWCASE:

CULTURE MYTH - Day 1: Des Moines
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/culture-myth-day-1-des-moines.html

YOUR OWN PRIVATE IOWA - Episode 16: Sisko Diq
https://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/your-own-private-iowa-episode-16-sisko.html

EPISODE 59: Favorites of 2017 (and The State of The Website Speech) -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/episode-59-favorites-of-2017-and-state.html

A Whole Bunch of Boring Statistics on Favorites of 2016 and the Favorite Posts of the Year -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/a-whole-bunch-of-boring-statistics-on.html

YOUR OWN PRIVATE IOWA - Episode 15: Morning Sex and The Good Weed -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/your-own-private-iowa-episode-15.html

Two weeks ago...
JAZZMAN JOE VIDEO - DMACC Chorus Ensemble with Simon Estes on Dec 8, 2017 -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/12/jazzman-joe-video-dmacc-chorus-ensemble.html

Three weeks ago...
JAZZMAN JOE VIDEOS: Sounds of the Season with Soprano Chelsea Smith at Our Lady's Immaculate Church in Ankeny, Iowa, on Dec 10, 2017 -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/12/jazzman-joe-videos-sounds-of-season.html

One month ago...
Iowa Music NEEDS Net Neutrality - and So Does Iowa Music Showcase! -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/12/iowa-music-needs-net-neutrality-and-so.html

Three months ago...
EPISODE 53: Happy Hawkeye Halloween 2017, Part 2 of 4 - Monster Turtle of Big Blue Lake and Other Iowa Sea Creatures -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/10/episode-53-happy-hawkeye-halloween-2017.html

Six months ago...
PLAYLISTS: New Iowa Music on Spotify 1 -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/07/playlists-new-iowa-music-on-spotify-1.html

One year ago...
Episode 42: The Acts of Iowa Music Showcase Live -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/01/episode-42-acts-of-iowa-music-showcase.html

Two years ago...
Episode 24: Favorites of 2015 -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2016/01/episode-24-favorites-of-2015.html

Three years ago...
Episode 2: My Board of Trustees -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2015/01/episode-2-my-board-of-trustees.html


OTHER IMSC WEBSITES AND LINKS:
Feed:
http://feeds.feedburner.com/IowaMusicShowcase
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Iowa-Music-Showcase/364796883703114
Twitter:
https://twitter.com/iamusicshowcase
Instagram:
https://instagram.com/iowamusicshowcase

Thursday, January 11, 2018

CULTURE MYTH - Day 1: Des Moines

Starting today, and continuing on or near the 10th and 25th of every month, we will be reprinting a post from Chad Taylor's blog, Culture Myth. Chad Taylor was the music reporter for Cityview magazine in Des Moines, although he has also written for other publications like DSM Magazine.

Written by Chad Taylor. Originally appeared on the Culture Myth website on March 18, 2016


Rae Davis' cousin came to see her play tonight.

"All this time, I didn't even know we were living in the same city," she says afterward, still in disbelief. "Then I look up from the stage, and there she is."

The Davis clan is not the only one represented in the Des Moines Social Club's Basement Bar tonight, either. For both Davis and Sara Routh, the venue is full of parents and relatives and friends and loved ones. It's full of family.

For nearly 500 years of our human history, it was customary for people at home to come to the shore and watch ships leaving the harbor. It was a chance to say a final farewell to loved ones standing on deck, and a way of wishing the vessel good luck as it pushed forth into the great unknown or, at very least, the great known but still really dangerous and unpredictable.

It can be impossible to know how luck will fare on a given voyage. Ferdinand Magellan left Seville with five ships and nearly 300 men, and returned three years later with one ship and 18 men, but those 18 men had gone all the way around the world by the time they were done, so everyone called it a net win.


But in those first moments, as people get ready to push off into the realm of adventure, possibilities are endless and hope is in easy abundance. Such was the feeling in the Des Moines Social Club's Basement Bar, as Davis and Routh kicked off the final leg of Routh's "Black Sheep" tour, in support of her album by that name.

The road is nothing new to Routh; she's traveled the world, lived just about everywhere, and hitting the road on Friday towards Omaha marks her third trip in support of this album alone. But no matter how many times you hit the road, having the camaraderie of family on that first stop is something that can not be overstated, nor replaced by some weaker substitute.

Every crowd means something. Just the fact that people have taken their time to come out and see what you do--especially in a new town, where they are often out on little more than a friend's recommendation or an interesting poster--means everything to a musician; the acts of performing and viewing a live show are mutual leaps of faith. So while an artist is grateful and appreciative of every single person who pays a cover or picks up a CD, a crowd of familial faces is uniquely loved.

We have things like GPS in our lives now. We have smart phones and wireless networks and cars that can run for 100,000 miles without a hiccup. When we look out over the distant horizon, we no longer gaze into the night and think "there be dragons." We know what lies out in the Great Beyond. So when family sees you off on an adventure, it is no longer a way of seeing your face for potentially the last time. Instead, any thoughts or fears for the future are replaced by a feelings of love and support. "Go be bold," they are saying. "Be brave, be amazing. Be great."



There will be other crowds on this voyage across the western United States. There will even, heavens willing, be bigger crowds, packed with friends both old and new. But for the first night, for the beginning of a trip months in the planning, there couldn't have been a more perfect one.

Davis' uncle passed away last year. She marks it as a turning point in the relationships among the various extended family members. Everyone came together to celebrate a great man's life, and in that time, they might have rediscovered something great about one another, and it's possible that each person, in some small way, inwardly promised themselves to do more.

Not that an explanation is needed, but when asked, it's the only explanation that Davis can come up with for her cousin's surprise inclusion with all the other parents and children and closest friends down at The Basement.

"We're family."


On or near the 10th and 25th of every month, we reprint a post from Chad Taylor's blog, Culture Myth. Chad Taylor was the music reporter for Cityview magazine in Des Moines, although he has also written for other publications like DSM Magazine.

The Culture Myth website:
http://culturemyth.net/


PREVIOUSLY ON IOWA MUSIC SHOWCASE:

YOUR OWN PRIVATE IOWA - Episode 16: Sisko Diq
https://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/your-own-private-iowa-episode-16-sisko.html

EPISODE 59: Favorites of 2017 (and The State of The Website Speech) -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/episode-59-favorites-of-2017-and-state.html

A Whole Bunch of Boring Statistics on Favorites of 2016 and the Favorite Posts of the Year -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/a-whole-bunch-of-boring-statistics-on.html

YOUR OWN PRIVATE IOWA - Episode 15: Morning Sex and The Good Weed -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/your-own-private-iowa-episode-15.html

JAZZMAN JOE VIDEOS - Josh Duffee and The Graystone Monarchs at the 45th Bix Biederbecke Jazz Festival at The Waterfront Convention Center in Bettendorf on Aug 6, 2016 -
https://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/jazzman-joe-videos-josh-duffee-and.html

Two weeks ago...
YOUR OWN PRIVATE IOWA - Episode 10: H.D. Harmsen -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/12/your-own-private-iowa-episode-10-hd_28.html

Three weeks ago...
YOUR OWN PRIVATE IOWA - Episode 9: Courtney Krause -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/12/your-own-private-iowa-episode-9.html

One month ago...
EPISODE 58: Happy Hawkeye Holidays 2017, Part 3 of 3 - Scrooge -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/12/episode-58-happy-hawkeye-holidays-2017.html

Three months ago...
EPISODE 52 - Happy Hawkeye Halloween 2017, Part 1 of 4: Killer Cows and Other Iowa Furry Monsters -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/10/episode-52-happy-hawkeye-halloween-part.html

Six months ago...
OTHER SOURCES: Pants Off Mixtape Vol. 1 -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/07/other-sources-pants-off-mixtape-vol-1.html

One year ago...
Episode 42: The Acts of Iowa Music Showcase Live -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/01/episode-42-acts-of-iowa-music-showcase.html

Two years ago...
Episode 24: Favorites of 2015 -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2016/01/episode-24-favorites-of-2015.html

Three years ago...
Episode 1: Iowa Pride -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2015/01/episode-1-iowa-pride.html


OTHER IMSC WEBSITES AND LINKS:
Feed:
http://feeds.feedburner.com/IowaMusicShowcase
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Iowa-Music-Showcase/364796883703114
Twitter:
https://twitter.com/iamusicshowcase
Instagram:
https://instagram.com/iowamusicshowcase

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

YOUR OWN PRIVATE IOWA - Episode 16: Sisko Diq

Sisko Diq sits down with me in the studio this week to talk about his music career, touring a little bit, and what lies in the future. I got to learn alot about him on this episode and pick his mind about writting songs on the road!

This podcast is powered by ZenCast.fm All Recordings done in the Studio at [88.5 KURE Ames Alternative]



https://www.facebook.com/yourownprivateiowa/

BandCamp:
https://yourownprivateiowa.bandcamp.com

"Your Own Private Iowa" can be heard on most Thursdays from 7pm to 9pm on KURE 88.5FM Ames Alternative in Ames, Iowa, or you can stream it at https://tunein.com/radio/Ames-Alternative-885-s35942/

Sisko Diq on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/siskodiq/

Sisko Diq on BandCamp:
https://siskodiq.bandcamp.com/


PREVIOUSLY ON IOWA MUSIC SHOWCASE:

EPISODE 59: Favorites of 2017 (and The State of The Website Speech) -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/episode-59-favorites-of-2017-and-state.html

A Whole Bunch of Boring Statistics on Favorites of 2016 and the Favorite Posts of the Year -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/a-whole-bunch-of-boring-statistics-on.html

YOUR OWN PRIVATE IOWA - Episode 15: Morning Sex and The Good Weed -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/your-own-private-iowa-episode-15.html

JAZZMAN JOE VIDEOS - Josh Duffee and The Graystone Monarchs at the 45th Bix Biederbecke Jazz Festival at The Waterfront Convention Center in Bettendorf on Aug 6, 2016 -
https://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/jazzman-joe-videos-josh-duffee-and.html

YOUR OWN PRIVATE IOWA - Episode 14: Dear Rabbit -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/your-own-private-iowa-episode-14-dear.html

Two weeks ago...
YOUR OWN PRIVATE IOWA - Episode 10: H.D. Harmsen -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/12/your-own-private-iowa-episode-10-hd_28.html

Three weeks ago...
YOUR OWN PRIVATE IOWA - Episode 9: Courtney Krause -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/12/your-own-private-iowa-episode-9.html

One month ago...
EPISODE 58: Happy Hawkeye Holidays 2017, Part 3 of 3 - Scrooge -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/12/episode-58-happy-hawkeye-holidays-2017.html

Three months ago...
EPISODE 52 - Happy Hawkeye Halloween 2017, Part 1 of 4: Killer Cows and Other Iowa Furry Monsters -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/10/episode-52-happy-hawkeye-halloween-part.html

Six months ago...
OTHER SOURCES: Pants Off Mixtape Vol. 1 -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/07/other-sources-pants-off-mixtape-vol-1.html

One year ago...
PLAYLISTS: Iowa Music Showcase LIVE!! -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2016/12/playlists-iowa-music-showcase-live.html

Two years ago...
Episode 24: Favorites of 2015 -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2016/01/episode-24-favorites-of-2015.html

Three years ago...
Episode 1: Iowa Pride -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2015/01/episode-1-iowa-pride.html


OTHER IMSC WEBSITES AND LINKS:
Feed:
http://feeds.feedburner.com/IowaMusicShowcase
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Iowa-Music-Showcase/364796883703114
Twitter:
https://twitter.com/iamusicshowcase
Instagram:
https://instagram.com/iowamusicshowcase

Monday, January 8, 2018

EPISODE 59: Favorites of 2017 (and The State of The Website Speech)



Howdy all! And welcome to Year 4 of this website and podcast! It was 3 years ago on Jan 4, 2015, when the first post and podcast went up.s

Oh, how things have changed! This website was originally just a place to put the podcast. But since then, I've add playlists from Spotify, YouTube, SoundCloud, and BandCamp, and soon ReverbNation, to our repertoire! And also, on the occasional post about Other Sources, you can hear and find Iowa music, like compilation albums, other podcasts, other websites, among other places.

And now, starting since last month, we have added a new interview podcast, Your Own Private Iowa, featuring one- to two-hour interviews from Richard Sutton with Iowa musicians. And once a week, we present a video of a live performance from an Iowa jazz or classical act on Jazzman Joe Videos. And once a month, we present a video of an alternative act on our Fester Rage Videos.

And soon, we will be reprinting Culture Myth articles from former Cityview music writer, Chad Taylor!

Also, on the Iowa Music Showcase podcasts, I manage to get covers by Iowa artists or photographers on them! This is a trend I would like to continue. So if you know any Iowa artists or photographers who would be interested, please send them my way!


I have to admit that I was surprised how popular the Star Wars episodes were. I was happy to do them, but I didn't others would be as happy as me! And I was shocked that the classical episode was the most viewed. But again, thrilled.

And also pleasantly surprised at how everyone was checking out the pre-2000 music I've included in some podcasts. Seems I'm going to have to try to include more older stuff! Maybe make a couple of playlists.

And finally, I was very flattered and surprised at how popular my Nepotism episode. Usually, multi-genre episodes like that don't do so well! So thanks!

Sadly, the live show we put on in February did not go so well. I'm sorry to all the musicians involved, but appreciated the ones who donated their money to our cause and to the few of you who did come to show.

On the plus side, the publicity helped the website. Our numbers have gone up. Have more people checking out the website!

So overall, a pretty good year here at IMSC!


But as for this podcast, we present the songs that were YOUR favorites, plus one of mine. This was determined by what posts and podcasts got the most views and/or listens. Then the song to represent that podcast was picked by which song's post on the Iowa Music Showcase Songs websites got the most views.

Favorites from previous years:
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/search/label/Favorites

To download this podcast, right click on the link below and hit "Save as....":
https://archive.org/download/IowaMusicShowcaseEpisode59/Iowa%20Music%20Showcase%20-%20Episode%2059_.mp3


TRACK LISTING:
For more information, click on the link below the track.

Opening -  Iowa Music Showcase Theme by Dylan Boyle
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2015/01/intro-and-closing-dylan-boyle.html)

Song 1 - "Nets" by Clay Carnivore (the most viewed post this year on the Iowa Music Showcase Songs website)
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/07/ep-49-song-1-nets-by-clay-carnivore.html)


Song 2 - "Weihnachten (Frohlocket, Ihf Volker, No. 1 of Sechs Spruche, Op. 79)" by The Wartburg Choir (from the most viewed post on this website, "EPISODE 48: Iowa Classical Music")
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/06/ep-48-song-2-weihnachten-frohlocket-ihr.html)


Song 3 - "Say It with Me" by JC//jp (from the most viewed podcast episode on our Archive.org page, "EPISODE 42: The Acts of Iowa Music Showcase Live")
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/01/ep-42-song-9-say-it-with-me-by-jcjp.html)


Song 4 - ""Happy" by Far From Innocent (from our most listened to podcast episode on our SoundCloud page, "EPISODE 45 - Iowa Blues and Blues Rock")
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/02/ep-43-song-5-happy-by-far-from-innocent.html)


Song 5 - "Amidala" by Lame (from our most viewed video on our Facebook page, "EPISODE 46 - Iowa Star Wars Music, Part 4 of 9: May the Fortieth Be With You")
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/04/ep-46-song-5-amidala-by-lame.html)


Song 6 - "30 Days" by Men of Science and Faith (from the most viewed podcast episode on our YouTube channel, "EPISODE 44: Iowa Indie and Alternative Music")
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/03/ep-44-song-7-30-days-by-men-of-science.html)


Song 7 - "One Man's Ceiling Is Another Man's Floor" by Philbo King (from the most listened to podcast episode on our BandCamp page, "EPISODE 45 - Iowa Blues and Blues Rock")
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/02/ep-43-song-5-happy-by-far-from-innocent.html)


Song 8 - "Set to Stun" by Echo 3 (MY favorite of the past year)
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/05/ep-47-song-7-and-theme-set-for-stun-by.html)


Closing - Iowa Music Showcase Christmas Theme by Dylan Boyle and Dan OlderMusicGeek
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2015/12/iowa-music-showcase-theme-christmas.html)


All songs, artwork, and photography are copyrighted by the performers, composers, artists, and photographers, and used by their kind permission.

Next episode: We feature four pieces written by classical composers from Iowa Composers Forum!


PREVIOUSLY ON IOWA MUSIC SHOWCASE:

YOUR OWN PRIVATE IOWA - Episode 15: Morning Sex and The Good Weed
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/your-own-private-iowa-episode-15.html

JAZZMAN JOE VIDEOS - Josh Duffee and The Graystone Monarchs at the 45th Bix Biederbecke Jazz Festival at The Waterfront Convention Center in Bettendorf on Aug 6, 2016 -
https://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/jazzman-joe-videos-josh-duffee-and.html

YOUR OWN PRIVATE IOWA - Episode 14: Dear Rabbit -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/your-own-private-iowa-episode-14-dear.html

YOUR OWN PRIVATE IOWA - Episode 13: Michaela Thompson
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/your-own-private-iowa-episode-13.html

PLAYLISTS: Happy New Year's - Iowa Style
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/12/playlists-happy-new-years-iowa-style.html

Two weeks ago...
It's Christmas! I got nothing! -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/12/its-christmas-i-got-nothing.html

Three weeks ago...
PLAYLISTS: Iowa Holiday Music on Various Websites -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/12/playlists-iowa-holiday-music-on-various.html

One month ago...
JAZZMAN JOE VIDEOS - Soya Vista Jazz Orchestra With Gina Gedler at Noce on November 18, 2017 -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/12/jazzman-joe-videos-soya-vista-jazz.html

Three months ago...
EPISODE 52 - Happy Hawkeye Halloween 2017, Part 1 of 4: Killer Cows and Other Iowa Furry Monsters -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/10/episode-52-happy-hawkeye-halloween-part.html

Six months ago...
OTHER SOURCES: Pants Off Mixtape Vol. 1 -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/07/other-sources-pants-off-mixtape-vol-1.html

One year ago...
PLAYLISTS: Iowa Music Showcase LIVE!! -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2016/12/playlists-iowa-music-showcase-live.html

Two years ago...
Episode 24: Favorites of 2015 -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2016/01/episode-24-favorites-of-2015.html

Three years ago...
Episode 1: Iowa Pride -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2015/01/episode-1-iowa-pride.html


Iowa Music Showcase can be listened to and/or downloaded on the following sites:
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http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/
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Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Iowa-Music-Showcase/364796883703114
Soundcloud:
https://soundcloud.com/iowa-music-showcase
Bandcamp:
https://iowamusicshowcase.bandcamp.com/
YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXMPcIaIvvs0Aj4zk2JbXdQ/feed

Iowa Music Showcase is also on Code Zero Radio every Tuesday and Thursday at 10pm central time:
http://codezeroradio.com/

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https://archive.org/details/@iowa_music_showcase#uploads
Spotify:
https://play.spotify.com/user/iowamusicshowcase

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