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So those ratbag talented boys from The Really Good Pot Roast done took over the 5090 podcast. Yeah, remember that? That podcast what I started last year and consistently languish in a state of unattention? Yeah, that one…
Apparently they were hanging out and drinking and decided to record an episode. You can listen online directly from the feed on blogspot or subscribe via iTunes or your podcast/RSS feeder of choice.
I, for one, love it. Listening to it right now in fact. As should you, for the entertainment of the banter, for the joy of new music, or just for shits and giggles.
p.s. you boys crack me up :D
Today I will post at least one song for 50/90. I had three separate songs worth of chord progressions come to mind, so today I will finish their lyrics and record them, bad voice and all.
If I get time/bored I’ll edit up one of the two podcast episodes worth of content I have on file too.
It has been declared.
Featuring music from my favourite Tumblr-band, The Really Good Pot Roast, and plenty of other wonderfully talented folk.
It’s Almost Time for 50/90 2012 - yay!
I’ve finally finished another episode of the 50/90 podcast. It’s taken forever to just get around to doing it. It’s available online and waiting to give you listening pleasure from http://5090podcast.blogspot.com/2011/09/turn-it-up-loud-5090-podcast-show-6.html or subscribe through iTunes.
I’m pretty excited about this episode. It’s pretty much just awesome loud rock/dance/hip hop music for an hour. Those genres are pretty slim to come by in 50/90, as most people gravitate towards acoustic/folky styles, for whatever reason.
Also, The Really Good Pot Roast boys should be happy. Together they have 5 songs in this episode. Aaaaaand M?! / @jonniegrunge will have his very own interview episode in the near future.
This episode, and searching for the songs for it, has reminded me why these kinds of music. They force you to pay attention, they infect your brain with contagious melodies and riffs.
They deserve to be played LOUD. So, turn your speakers up.
The third 50/90 podcast of 2011 is up. Kiwafruit returns to host a show with that posits the world needs harmony… vocals. Using a discussion from the community forums as a launching point, and songs from FiNiners (5090er’s? 5090 contributors?), Kiwafruit illustrates different uses and applications of harmonies, and some tips to make them sound better. Kudos on the lessons, but the only way to make my vocal harmonies better is to have someone else sing them.
Once again, the podcast is a great showcase of some of the talented people in the 50/90 songwriting community.
If you want to check out 48 minutes of good music, follow the link and download the podcast.
And if you’re a musician, come join us. The 50/90 community is where Rob and I have posted dozens of songs already, including our Trevor Project songs. 50/90 may be about the goal of writing 50 songs in 90 days, but it’s more about just writing songs. One or one hundred, doesn’t matter.
If you write songs (music, lyrics, both, either), come join us: http://fiftyninety.fawmers.org/
I honestly believe, if you can sing a note, you can sing a harmony. It might just take more planning than for those for whom it comes naturally, that’s all. Nothing wrong with that.
I’m pretty sure if I tried to play the drums or any of the other instruments TGPR play it would sound like I was just falling over and flailing out at something to grab on to…
This one was a lot faster to record, although it took ages to write the script.
Basically, I saw a forum thread about harmony vocals and how people write/record them and it intrigued me. I really like harmonies. Whenever I hear a song on the radio, I’m much more likely to sing a harmony than the melody. Not sure why, maybe it’s because they always seem to be singing just outside of my range >.< or because I just have to be difficult?
At any rate, there’s a great bunch of people featured in episode 3, just as there were in episodes 1 and 2, and a whole lot more to be discovered and shared still :)
I think the next one might have to be about LOUD music. Enough of this folky acoustic happenings. Let’s get some loud rock a-rolling, don’t you think?
I’m feeling pretty proud of myself right about now.
Check out the 5090 Podcast Show blog for the show details and link to listen in. You can subscribe there until iTunes accepts my submission.