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Show #136: Grant McClintockBy: Darrin Snider (darrin at indyintune dot com)
Friday, January 4, 2013 5:00:00 PM
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You think by now I'd give up trying to make New Years' resolutions. Aside from the one about being nicer to my roommate, I've never actually managed to pull one off, though quite often for good reason. This year, I am resolving 1) to get back into writing and playing music again, and 2) to find a way for seven years of hard work building Indy In-Tune and promoting the local music scene to at least pay for itself in a break even fashion. Yeah, I jokingly say that, as a hobby, it's cheaper than heroin, but quite frankly I'd like to have what I have be self-sustaining, so that I can take that hobby budget and apply it towards expanding a bit. You know, maybe better equipment, better swag, contests, something like that. What's your resolution. Do share it with us.
This week's guest is Grant McClintock and his as-yet-unnamed band. Grant is a Pennsylvania transplant I first met back at our PodConcert #1 at Birdy's, courtesy of our mutual friends in Minute Details. What attracted me most his music was willingness to experiment with different sounds and instrumentation and push at the envelope of convention, yet still not break it to the point that you would call his music progressive or psychedelic (the instant stigmas of fanatic loyalty, but low mass appeal). For this show, he performed all tracks live in Studio B, with his set being streamed live to the Internet at the time. You can hear just the tracks (plus the between-song banter in our Mini Concert library.
Links referenced in the show:
- Grant McClintock can be found here Facebook | SoundCloud | Twitter
- His latest CD, Goldheart Oddball, which contains studio versions of three of the four tracks from tonight's show, can be purchased on his BandCamp page.
- He comes to us via Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
- You can learn more about the all-black metal band, Black Death, here.
- Casting off the bad 80's fashion, Chelsea Redfern did the bluegrass version of Purple Rain I was thinking of in the interview.
- Temecula. Really? Never heard of it, but it sounds like a perfectly nice place to me.
- Public Enemy in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as were Rush
- The Talking Heads were inducted in 2002.
- Grant is a huge fan of Lydia Loveless, who apparently lives in Columbus, Ohio.
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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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