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Show #168: Jason BrownBy: Darrin Snider (darrin at indyintune dot com)
Friday, October 3, 2014 5:00:00 PM
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Think I'll play old-timer for a while ... you know, just 'cause I'm in that mood. I get asked a lot about what happened to the local music scene, with clubs continuing to dwindle, attendance down, beer sales sinking. I've offered up a number of theories about how to get people coming back to the venues, but the fact is, it simply isn't what it used to be. It's not that the talent isn't as good, or the venues have become cheapskates (I heard the same gripes and complaints back then that I do now). The real difference is that everything else changed. I remember back in that magical time when I was in college. The Internet was only for nerds. On-line dating didn't exist. Cell phones were still a few years away. Playing your friend in a video game generally meant plopping a quarter into a machine at an arcade somewhere. Basically, if you wanted to find your friends or meet cute girls, you went to a club ... preferably one where there was a hot new band playing. (Also remember the only other way to hear music was to go to the store and buy a CD.) As such, there were tons of venues back then, and an equal number of good bands playing them. Seriously, this was just about all there was to do -- unless you were a big fan of Designing Women, or that stuipid sitcom with the people in the Dinosaur costumes. I only mention this now, because I know this week's guest, at least, is well aware of what I'm talking about. He was in one of those bands I used to go see a lot back then.
Links referenced in the show:
- Jason Brown can be found here: Web Site | Facebook | ReverbNation | Spotify
- Co-hosting tonights show are Leslie Fuller of the American Jazz Journalists Association, Henry French of Birdy's Live (briefly), and our very own mad ginger, Irish.
- Jason used to play in a band called Push Down and Turn back in my day.
- His latest CD, Songs Sung True, can be found here: Amazon | iTunes | Band Camp.
- It was partially recorded by Doug Henthorn and features Tim Fuller and Devon Ashley of Endiana.
- Working with Steve Prince of Punch Judy ... also popular back in "that day."
- We met him when he was the showcase artist at Kolo Bell's acoustic open stage at Sabbatical. He is hoping to get on one of Kolo's Sunday Songwriter Showcases soon.
- Jason also plays in a cover band called Cousin Roger, whom can frequently been caught at The Moondog Tavern.
- You can learn more about Green burials here.
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|Darrin Snider is the OCD music nerd responsible for creating Indy In-Tune. By day he's a cloud engineer and business analyst, but he still hopes to someday be an overnight freeform disc jockey married to the local weathergirl who happens to be a former eastern-European supermodel.|
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