Who knows, yes, says the chimp, you will get whatever your heart desires ... simply settle for second.

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Movin' On Out

Well...here at last. All moved in (well sort of...) Now the fun part is the unpacking and getting life back to a semi-normal situation while adjusting to a new home. It is an experience that has been greeted with much anticipation and stress, I'm afraid to say. First time homebuying should be prefaced with a disclaimer that states, "Remember one thing only...if things can go wrong they will." Oh wait, I do believe that a certain someone by the name of Murphy may have declared that law already. It seems that it applies to not only homebuying but life in general as well. Maybe it should be in neon then. Blinking neon...

Oh and another thing. What possessed me to move to the middle of nowhere, completely guaranteeing me that there would be no chance in hell for high-speed internet? Could it be the silence of trains and expressway that put me to sleep at night? Or the fact that when you sit out on my deck at night the only light to be seen is the one at my disposal attached to the back of the house? Alas, a compromise had to be made and patience learned. I may be out in God's country, but boy is Tennessee beautiful! I took a trip into the 100 feet or so of woods behind my house (on my land no less), and found one of the greatest treasures to be found. There is a rock wall, no higher than my knee, running through the thick of the woods and on past the neighbors lot as well. I couldn't believe it! This thing must be better than 50, maybe even 100, years old. I am totally in love with anything that is old and has history to it. There is so much to be felt and learned from those things established, that the smallest nuance should not be missed. It is a private sanctuary (private because you have to brave the foliage that has grown around it to get there) and a beauty to look at. If you ever come to visit Tennessee, this is one thing that you have to find and see, so that you can appreciate the beauty of it.

So, I would very much like to get another podcast out (I've only gotten to do one with my new equipment and I can't wait to do another!). It has been a real joy to watch my bandwidth go up for the month and I hope to see it go farther...I would be perfectly ok with waking up one morning and getting an email from Yahoo! explaining that my limit had been exceeded for the month (at which point I would need to find other hosting haha). I am completely humbled and appreciative to all who have subscribed to the feed and listened to the show. Please drop me a line at dymind@gmail.com and let me know what you think of the show...whether you like or dislike it(I'm not shy so you don't have to be either). I was really glad to see that I am now listed at Podcast Alley. If you search for defenestrate or nashville, you'll find my listing in there (one of two at the moment for nashville). So take a trip over there and check it out...and what the hell throw a vote in if you think me worthy...no matter what the opinion, it is of a respected nature to me. I hope to see everyone back to listen to the next show...look for it soon!

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Defenestrate Your Mind - Edition 2

Welcome back! I have another goody for you in the form of Edition 2 of ye olde independent music from Nashville and beyond. As before you can click on the link in the title or click below on the podcast icon to download the show. If you would like to subscribe (and you are greatly encouraged to do so ;) just click on the link in the right hand pane where it says "Subscribe to this show"...this will take you to my feedburner feed. Just copy and paste the link into your favorite aggregator or head on over to Bluggcaster and listen to the cast from there.

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As always, here are the bands that you heard on the cast:

Fall With Me (Myspace Site) - Uneasy Order CD (Main Website)

The Dames (Myspace Site) - Transparently Order CD (Main Website)

Stuck Lucky (Myspace Site) - Beg Them for a CD ;)

Destroy By Design - Beg Them for a CD ;)

Aireline - Order CD

Thank you again to all of the bands who agreed to have their music on the show. If you would like a band on the show or would like to be on the show, email me at dymind at gmail dot com and I can let you know the details. Thank you for listening to the show!

Sunday, March 20, 2005

Geekin' Out

I am so excited, waiting ever so patiently for my new mic to be delivered to the apartment. Got the Behringer B-1 because of the relatively flat frequency response across the board. Should be a good warm mic, which is what I'm looking for...something that is warm and clear with low noise. Hope this does the trick. Coupled with my Behringer UB802, it should work quite nice. I've got more great bands lined up for the next show...I'm moving to my new house this next weekend and I want get another one out before then, because if not you probably won't hear from me for another week...and we can't have that now can we.

So, as many have probably realized what with reading so many blogs and all, this is an interesting little revolution we have going on here. You can hardly listen to On The Media without some mention of a blog on their show (excellent podcast and NPR show, by the way...highly recommend it). Even more interesting, I think, is the possibility for intimacy between fan and artist in this new digital age. It is entirely conceivable to bring the wall down in that respect and bring things much closer together than they have ever been before. I'm sure many people thought this before with the advent of bbs and then the successor the Forum, but this time it seems to be a bit different in that now a regular diary can be kept for the public to see, along with comments to the post. In addition, you have a full range of media from pictures to music to videos that can be played from their site, all in hopes of gaining one more fan which lends itself to them going out to a show and seeing that the band is every bit as good if not better than what they can experience on the web (as the realism keeps intensifying).

I hope to be apart of bringing that bridge closer together. Music has the power to inspire, while the artist is the source of the inspiration. Not only can we hear the words they say in tune, but also experience what they have to say through their posts on a blog. It's going to be fun in this transition. The only way this system will work is if we support the music we like by buying their stuff (let's face it, everyone has to eat). So if you like a band played on this show or on any podcast you listen to, buy their cd and I promise you will have a friend forever :)

Sunday, March 13, 2005

Defenestrate Your Mind Podcast Edition 1

Hey everyone! Finally got Edition 1 up of the cast. Click on the link in the title or click on the podcast icon below and it will download the podcastic goodiness to your computer. Be sure to transfer to your favorite music device or cd so that you can blast it wherever you are! If you have any suggestions / comments at all please direct them to dymind at gmail dot com.

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Tracks played in this cast:

Emery - Walls Order CD

And In August - I'm Sorry Listen to more

Second Saturday - Arianna Order CD

The Red Cloud - Angel Skin Listen to more

Sans Seraph - Atropos Listen to more

On each of those sites there are show dates and CD order information. Support the bands you love and go see them or buy a CD!

Thank you guys for listening to this first edition and thank you so much to the bands that let me play their stuff.

Monday, March 07, 2005

Getting things together

Hey, I am setting things up a little bit at a time, as time allows. The first podcast should be ready in a few days. For the bands I have emailed about song play: Thank you so much for allowing me to share your music with people. It is truly an honor to have talked to you. I believe this is the right way to do things, fans to fans. We'll get the word out on the music we like and in turn the people we talk to tell their friends. It all starts with the fan. In the coming casts I would like to share my views on the RIAA and what I see as a new beginning and paradigm shift in how we come to spell popularity and stardom for the artists we are fans of. No longer the black curtain of marketing and advertisements that tell you what you should listen to. There are artists out there that do not crowd under this umbrella, and they are working hard to live their passions and dreams. Well, I'm keeping this short on purpose so that I can get back to bringing everything together.