I am a little confused by the AOL Music Indie Blog. The first time I heard of it, it just sounded like a non-sequitur to me, like a math equation that does not compute. AOL = indie?
They are using their gigantic corporate conglomerate muscle and huge subscriber base to draw these great podcasts from a wide variety of (mostly) smaller independent artists.
I suppose I could just enjoy and keep my mouth shut, but I just have to admit my hesitancy in having AOL be my source for, like, a Josh Rouse interview. Isn’t that what smaller labels and independent radio stations are for? The performances are great so I can’t complain, but I have to admit that the concept kind of rubs me the wrong way.
I know, I know – get over it, and listen to these:
RECENT PODCASTS (the links are to mp3 of podcast) -
(performing Chinese Translation, To Go Home, Paul’s Song)
(performing Love & Communication, John John, Satisfaction, Ramblin’ Man)
(performing It’s Good To Be Free, Whatever, Slide Away)
(performing No Backbone, Why Do You Do This To Yourself, My Drug Buddy)
(performing 8 songs — now that’s just crazy talk: Concrete Bed, What Is Your Secret?, Always Love, Hyperspace, Blizzard of ’77, 80 Windows, Happy Kid, Blankest Year)
(performing Crosses, Deadweight on Velveteen, Lovestain, Heartbeats)
(performing Quiet Town and Givin’ It Up)
(performing Game For Fools, What’s The Use, Multiply)