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6/9/2020 7:33:54 PM
Mr. Troll -- RIP

6/7/2020 5:41:42 PM
Live online performances

5/20/2020 7:56:17 PM
I'd like this to be a manly music forum

5/2/2020 10:50:28 AM
I was interviewed for a podcast

3/26/2020 1:20:44 PM
I've been doing live stream concerts, too

2/24/2020 10:47:42 PM

2/4/2020 12:36:06 PM
Every write a "thank you" note to your favorite musicians?

9/29/2019 3:14:27 PM
The Alan Lomax of Indie music

9/11/2019 7:30:19 PM
Daniel Johnston died

8/8/2019 7:32:09 AM
RIP David Berman (Silver Jews)

6/12/2019 9:01:48 PM
A message from Ray Porter

5/21/2019 1:22:39 PM
The greatest live show I ever attended...

5/15/2019 1:53:19 PM

5/10/2019 2:59:16 PM
Listen to me live on the radio TODAY (5/10)

2/28/2019 10:05:15 AM
Saw The Chills last night!

2/6/2019 4:01:04 PM
Booked another gig -- in May!

2/1/2019 5:15:39 PM
I'm thinking of stepping into Brazilian Pop

12/14/2018 8:06:23 AM
A great quote about playing guitar

12/9/2018 8:08:46 PM
How many of you have actually recorded to TAPE?

11/15/2018 10:12:59 AM
Anyone gonna be around Chicago for the Holidays?

10/18/2018 2:41:47 PM
SONGWRITERS: Is there a singer you would love to hear sing one of your songs?

8/27/2018 8:39:33 AM
Woke up with a completed song in my head!

8/20/2018 1:18:27 PM
I have this song about my little baby boy, Cary

7/5/2018 2:43:50 PM

6/15/2018 8:36:36 AM
Meeting IMPeople

5/8/2018 5:32:45 PM
Coming soon...the Hop On Pop BOX SET!!!

3/25/2018 9:40:15 PM
I think I have achieved my goal as a musician.

3/1/2018 2:28:05 PM
Which should I record next?

2/22/2018 6:57:58 PM
I'm gonna be a baby now

2/4/2018 10:54:01 AM
I saw a guy who looked like Scott last night

12/18/2017 7:32:11 AM
Thank you SO much for the "Best Band" nomination!

11/13/2017 6:30:24 PM
New songs are UP!!!

10/13/2017 9:48:24 AM
New songs—mixes are coming in!

9/30/2017 11:11:11 AM
Recording next week!

9/14/2017 10:46:42 AM
RIP Grant Hart

8/30/2017 9:51:19 AM
Tomorrow is my 20th wedding anniversary!

8/18/2017 9:13:28 AM
Cary turns 18 today!

7/1/2017 6:44:21 PM
I did a Facebook Live stream

5/1/2017 8:03:38 AM
The Monkees

4/10/2017 7:20:20 AM
Where did Larree's topic about The Beatles go?

4/5/2017 7:31:26 PM
I'm playing at Billy Corgan's place next week

3/24/2017 7:03:39 AM
If any of you are ever in Chicago

3/20/2017 8:08:09 PM

3/6/2017 7:53:07 PM
Chance the Rapper donates $1M to Chicago Public Schools

12/2/2016 7:35:56 PM
The perfect Christmas gift!!!

12/2/2016 1:30:27 PM
Why is there a picture of Stoneman at the bottom of the front page?

10/23/2016 6:26:43 AM
Somewhere, Steve Goodman is smiling...

7/23/2016 6:04:51 AM
Live on the radio 7/29—stream or over the air!

7/8/2016 7:54:23 AM
I've been covered again -- this time by BEATLESEX!

5/16/2016 10:11:22 AM
I was on TV last night

4/21/2016 10:36:51 AM
Prince: Rest In Peace O(+>

3/24/2016 8:13:54 AM
Just finished writing my first song in almost 2 years!

3/15/2016 5:49:20 AM
Just catalogued my entire music collection!

2/26/2016 8:38:28 AM
Emitt Rhodes! His first album in 40 years released TODAY!!!

2/18/2016 6:34:00 PM
Writing on instruments that you don't actually play

1/7/2016 7:38:02 AM
Are there any artists whose new albums you will ALWAYS buy?

1/2/2016 5:28:44 PM
Free damn download

12/21/2015 6:24:03 AM
Happy Holidays, from Hop On Pop

12/15/2015 6:55:34 AM
Todd's top albums of 2015

11/27/2015 7:20:14 AM
In Chicago? I'm playing a show tonight (11/27)!

9/4/2015 11:17:13 AM
Twitter account from "Person Who Sits Next to Kim Davis"

8/22/2015 7:45:49 AM
My band got some airplay in Sweden!

8/14/2015 4:47:00 AM
I've been writing full-on record reviews

7/24/2015 11:09:54 AM
MY stumper questions for music geeks

5/29/2015 5:08:24 PM

5/27/2015 6:41:39 AM
What music is on your iPod/phone/portable device?

5/21/2015 4:20:23 PM
Rock quote of the day

5/20/2015 9:03:22 AM
A dissertation on… my lyrics?!

5/19/2015 7:20:04 AM
Looks great! So… any new features we should know?

4/29/2015 4:32:18 AM
Hooray! I've been waiting to post this NEW song!!!

3/5/2015 8:01:07 AM
New song: "We Made It To the Middle"

2/26/2015 5:01:03 AM
A couple of recipes, if you like to cook:

1/9/2015 12:24:15 PM
Sunday -- recording session

9/19/2014 7:50:00 AM
First full-band rehearsal in a long time

8/27/2014 6:14:48 AM
New way of releasing an album

6/23/2014 10:43:19 AM
Okay, so the new song is UP "Spinning, Standing Still"

6/12/2014 12:04:32 PM
Anyone in ST. LOUIS?

4/23/2014 8:35:19 AM
One of the best songs I have ever written

4/22/2014 5:07:29 AM
Muscle Shoals documentary -- you should ALL see this

3/4/2014 6:46:59 AM
Brand New FULL-BAND recording

2/26/2014 10:19:40 AM
Video from 2/21 show

2/13/2014 11:31:58 AM
I'll be on the radio tomorrow (2/14/2014)

1/2/2014 9:11:46 AM
It's been 10 years since my first album came out

12/16/2013 6:02:50 AM
The Curtis Mayfield Story

12/9/2013 12:05:06 PM
Your best of 2013?

12/6/2013 10:25:40 AM
Happy Holidays!!!

11/14/2013 10:34:41 AM
Back in the studio

11/12/2013 6:28:34 PM
Are we in a new Golden Age of mainstream pop?

10/11/2013 6:40:55 AM
This salsa...

10/9/2013 7:50:11 AM
When the demo is better than the released version

9/26/2013 5:34:43 AM
Anybody remember this guy from Garageband.com?

8/16/2013 7:44:31 PM
So, what is/are your main axe(s)?

8/8/2013 10:05:14 AM
Help me get a little press? Thanks!

7/14/2013 4:41:08 PM
It's nice to be on the Hitline

6/29/2013 12:45:14 PM
Giving it all away

6/18/2013 4:41:49 AM
Interviewed for a blog

6/3/2013 4:30:59 PM
One of those moments that keeps me going...

5/1/2013 4:53:15 PM
The one UK punk band that actually LIKED Thatcher

5/1/2013 2:02:23 PM
Money and time

4/30/2013 4:04:12 PM
My friend Phil almost died

4/18/2013 10:06:19 AM
What have I been listening to?

2/22/2013 7:31:46 AM
New single for download at my Bandcamp page

2/4/2013 7:16:59 AM

1/8/2013 8:23:34 AM
Not feeling very inspired

1/2/2013 5:10:59 AM
The No-Getters - "Sympathy"

12/31/2012 6:40:42 AM
A Happy New Year song!!!

12/28/2012 11:46:03 AM
Todd's Top 10 (or so) albums of 2012

12/6/2012 6:46:07 AM
Maybe my favorite album of the year

11/28/2012 10:33:28 AM
Holiday special:

11/27/2012 7:15:20 AM
Happy 70th birthday Jimi Hendrix

11/21/2012 2:56:51 PM
A bunch of new acoustic tunes posted

11/6/2012 7:23:04 AM
In or around Chicago? Playing a show Thursday night.

10/22/2012 11:12:32 AM
A work tape of a new song

10/18/2012 6:44:58 AM
Hop on Pop is on Spotify

9/14/2012 12:17:47 PM

9/6/2012 6:18:52 AM
Whiteboarding an arrangement.

8/21/2012 5:35:18 AM
I was listening to Chicken on a Bicycle last night...

7/20/2012 11:04:16 AM
Another song from the new EP -- so hard to sing

6/11/2012 6:26:08 AM
Anyone pitch their songs to "major" artists?

4/17/2012 6:20:19 AM
Another song from the new EP -- my newest composition

4/13/2012 2:14:34 PM
Just got the first bit of radio play for my new album!

4/9/2012 10:32:47 AM
I have my new EP available for download (and streaming)

4/5/2012 10:34:34 AM
A song unlike I've ever done before... or since

3/26/2012 10:30:18 AM
First song streaming from my new EP

3/26/2012 7:24:45 AM
Release date for my new EP: 4/10

3/5/2012 5:35:39 AM
CHICAGO: playing a show Thursday (3/8)

2/13/2012 10:07:06 AM
Where the hell was the love for Don Cornelius at the Grammys last night?

2/8/2012 10:15:41 AM
If you're gonna be in or around CHICAGO next month...

1/13/2012 12:50:25 PM
JESSE ADAMS! Another one who is finally getting his due on the front page.

1/1/2012 7:20:29 AM
Thanks for putting "Suckers" on the Hitline

12/22/2011 7:09:13 AM
Nice one, Phlegm and Coversation Suicide!

12/14/2011 6:22:33 AM
Another overdue artist gets theirs... congrats SILVERWOOD STUDIO

12/5/2011 11:17:54 AM
Nice work, Hugh Hamilton.

8/30/2011 8:05:58 AM
Interview with Todd at Hearts of Country Radio

7/5/2011 5:46:10 AM
More than a year and a half after its release... another review. Weird.

6/28/2011 8:01:46 AM
Thanks for (finally) paying me

5/31/2011 7:39:38 PM
The first new song that I've written in THREE YEARS?!?!

5/18/2011 5:40:25 AM
VIDEO of me playing live, on the air (5/20)!

5/9/2011 10:04:58 AM
Well, thank you!!

4/16/2011 9:42:43 AM
Chicken T-shirts!

3/22/2011 7:35:08 AM
Who here is from the Chicago area?

3/16/2011 6:50:33 AM
Recording my first official "solo" record?

3/7/2011 8:48:06 AM
I would like to get involved here again, but...

2/16/2011 8:36:45 AM
Happy birthday -- CHICKEN ON A BICYCLE

2/14/2011 5:46:13 AM
As long as we're on the subject of Facebook...

2/9/2011 6:26:28 AM
If you think that you hate rap music... think again

12/21/2010 6:37:18 AM
The nature of the creative mind:

12/9/2010 5:42:28 AM
Tribute to Alex Chilton

12/2/2010 5:48:39 AM
CHICKEN named one of the "10 Best Albums of the Year"!

12/2/2010 5:24:49 AM
Death Cab for Cutie!

11/23/2010 7:00:03 AM
New YouTube for "Here"

11/11/2010 8:55:11 AM

11/9/2010 6:48:52 AM
Whoever bought 2 songs from me today... THANK YOU!

11/8/2010 5:48:00 AM
An interview with Hop On Pop at Aussie web mag Tomatrax

11/2/2010 6:35:00 AM
Taking a page from Bryon's book: play this tune and help out Hop on Pop...

10/29/2010 5:33:31 AM
Both HoP albums AND the Cash Cow album are ALL available for DL

10/25/2010 6:59:05 AM
Hop On Pop knows egg rolls!

10/22/2010 9:04:27 AM
Playing a gig in Chicago -- 11/6

10/21/2010 7:22:23 AM
For those of you who like Jackass

10/21/2010 5:40:28 AM
"Sheila of the Worms" has crawled onto the HITLINE

10/19/2010 7:45:31 AM
New demo posted

10/8/2010 8:36:52 AM
F*cking disheartening

10/1/2010 9:08:50 AM
My label is folding

9/28/2010 6:19:20 PM
October 16 -- come see me play in Chicago

9/20/2010 5:07:03 AM
Is anybody listening? Strange.

9/10/2010 11:14:50 AM
Interviewed at Wobblehouse.com

9/9/2010 4:48:56 AM
Happy New Year!

9/1/2010 7:59:27 AM
What the hell? I'll post another song from CHICKEN...

8/26/2010 4:51:23 AM
Thanks for putting me on the Hitline

8/20/2010 12:56:22 PM
"What a Fool Believes" played entirely ON TOY INSTRUMENTS!!!

8/17/2010 12:01:10 PM
The "LIKE" buttons on our IAC pages...

8/16/2010 7:14:01 AM
I don't know what to say anymore

8/4/2010 10:26:57 AM
New rap/hip hop station... accepting submissions

7/19/2010 6:20:47 AM
Gonna record a follow-up single: A- and B-sides

7/9/2010 10:50:06 AM
Roky Erickson playing for little kids.

6/30/2010 6:01:17 AM
Heard my song on the radio last night... and IT WAS A REQUEST!

6/28/2010 5:26:48 PM
Follow me on Twitter?

6/28/2010 11:34:39 AM
Chicago -- CITY -- gig 7/24: advance ticketing!

6/25/2010 6:36:12 AM
R.I.P.: Pete Quaife (original Kinks bassist)

6/15/2010 4:04:09 PM
New Hop On Pop website!

6/14/2010 11:46:38 AM
Hop On Pop (Todd) live ON THE RADIO (streaming, too)

6/14/2010 5:47:44 AM
What's Todd Listening to in 2010? (part 2)

6/14/2010 5:13:24 AM
Back From Vacation. Hey!

6/2/2010 6:37:10 AM
What's your favorite chord? Do you have one?

5/18/2010 7:05:25 AM
I still just want to be heard

5/18/2010 5:03:38 AM
Chicken On a Bicycle -- pay what you want!!

5/5/2010 10:19:04 AM
Hey... Nashville!!!

4/23/2010 1:34:27 PM
Chicago... I am playing this weekend, if you are near here or whatever.

4/14/2010 2:23:09 PM
Bring the topics back to the front page!

4/9/2010 2:10:08 PM
IAC just feels dead.

3/30/2010 9:11:55 AM
What inspired you to start playing music? Writing music?

3/29/2010 7:51:34 AM
Just a thread to say "thank you"

3/25/2010 8:21:01 AM
Why I write songs

3/18/2010 6:42:56 AM
Alex Chilton (Box Tops/Big Star) is dead

3/15/2010 7:26:11 AM
AllMusic entry for CHICKEN...

3/8/2010 6:38:36 AM
Check out The Garden Clots -- I love these songs!

3/4/2010 7:49:23 AM
Holy crap! "HERE" is at #13 on the OVERALL charts?!?!

2/26/2010 8:31:59 PM
VIDEO: "Here" live and acoustic at the record release party 2/18

2/26/2010 2:43:36 PM
"TORTURED ARTIST" for your listening pleasure

2/22/2010 1:10:12 PM
So, I decided to post another song... "Sheila Of the Worms"

2/15/2010 7:20:41 AM
RIP: Doug Fieger (The Knack)

2/3/2010 2:35:05 PM
Second CHICKEN song on the Hitline in as many weeks?!?!

2/1/2010 9:38:23 AM
The first CHICKEN review arrived today!

2/1/2010 9:12:51 AM
Turning my 10-year-old on to music!

1/30/2010 8:56:14 PM
I PUT UP A THIRD SONG: so, which is "The Single"?

1/30/2010 10:39:05 AM
Drum solos

1/28/2010 2:05:21 PM

1/25/2010 1:24:01 PM
So, a tune of mine is being used on a radio commercial...

1/19/2010 12:47:48 PM
Hop On Pop - Chicken On a Bicycle: NOW AT ITUNES

1/19/2010 10:44:11 AM
So, IAC Support... did you get my email?

1/11/2010 10:54:18 AM
NEW!!! songs up at IAC... welcome the Chicken.

1/8/2010 7:14:41 AM
RECORD RELEASE PARTY!!! (if you're in or around Chicago at the time)

1/5/2010 7:38:11 PM
Do I have "The Eye Of the Tiger"? I'm gonna find out.

1/4/2010 6:51:14 AM
What is Todd Listening to in 2010?

12/31/2009 9:29:23 AM
"New Year's Eve" on New Year's Eve

12/24/2009 6:40:52 AM
Merry Christmas, you sexy people, you!!!

12/15/2009 7:56:30 AM
Just bought a new guitar last night!

12/10/2009 7:03:45 AM
Hey Larree: Who's The Guitar God NOW?!?!

12/7/2009 8:21:11 AM
CHICKEN ON A BICYCLE: official release date announcement

12/2/2009 6:22:17 PM
A Genius. And the documentary film about him!

11/29/2009 1:20:14 PM
Muppet "Bohemian Rhapsody"

11/16/2009 9:43:37 AM
I started a new blog

11/13/2009 1:56:33 PM
This song has been broken so long, I need to promote it now that IT'S FIXED!

11/9/2009 9:29:34 AM
Is the CD dead? Am I wasting my money?

11/9/2009 8:05:06 AM
Perry Como -- this is not a joke

11/3/2009 8:33:12 AM

11/2/2009 8:34:46 AM
You may have noticed that I removed a few songs from my page.

10/28/2009 8:28:30 AM
To those of you who have AutoPlay enabled at any of your pages...

10/19/2009 2:29:21 PM
Mojo Nixon is GIVING it ALL away for FREE!

10/13/2009 12:17:17 PM
Do you remember your first gig?

10/8/2009 2:21:33 PM
Another Todd song faceoff: "Sweet Jane" vs. "Blitzkreig Bop"

10/7/2009 12:57:05 PM
I have NO new songs up!!!

10/6/2009 9:37:24 AM

10/5/2009 9:59:06 AM
I have $25 to spend at Borders how should I spend it?

9/25/2009 8:36:46 AM
Todd's song challenge: "Waterloo Sunset" vs. "God Only Knows"

9/21/2009 12:52:48 PM
HOP ON POP versus XTC?!?!

9/17/2009 8:12:53 AM
Another new Good Stuff Station!

9/16/2009 5:01:18 PM
It's people like THIS that bring this place to a whole nother level!

9/16/2009 3:29:39 PM
Favorite LONG jams?

9/13/2009 9:42:13 PM
Jim Carroll DEAD?

8/31/2009 7:59:09 PM
I bought a piano at an estate sale this weekend

8/5/2009 7:38:06 PM
Ever have one of your best songs not make it onto the album?

8/5/2009 2:37:43 PM
My ChewToy entry in the Punk/Emo/Ska contest is top 10? Help, please?

7/31/2009 4:39:24 PM
The Takers dirtyass country in a bottle.

7/27/2009 2:40:01 PM
Okay, so a new song IS up: "I'm Pathetic"

7/22/2009 7:55:41 PM
The big number at the top of the page!

7/16/2009 4:12:59 PM
The greatest Drummer Joke EVER!

7/15/2009 10:09:55 PM
This is weird. How did this happen?

7/15/2009 2:59:49 PM
What defines a "BAND"?

6/25/2009 6:28:13 PM
Farrah Fawcett: RIP

6/19/2009 7:26:07 PM
Discovering your favorite albums in a record store. Ever happen to you?

6/17/2009 6:22:58 PM
Excellent rant on the death of music criticism

6/3/2009 2:30:30 PM
So, what is your "Day Job"?

6/2/2009 9:07:27 PM
A true demo

6/2/2009 12:43:33 PM
What's Todd Listening to Today? 2009 Edition, vol. 2

5/12/2009 7:08:31 PM
Pre-release CHICKEN ON A BICYCLE Buzz!

5/11/2009 1:34:41 PM
Not your typical High School Musical (Neutral Milk Hotel!)

5/6/2009 2:34:26 PM
Which song of yours is unfairly overlooked?

5/4/2009 6:19:29 PM
Yeah, I put it on here for streaming, but can I RELEASE it like this?

4/29/2009 2:29:40 PM
With sites like IAC, et. al., is there a need for an "official" site for your band?

4/28/2009 4:04:58 PM
Can you say CONSERVATIVE Media Bias?

4/24/2009 4:42:30 PM
Chicago tomorrow morning free festival show

4/16/2009 3:14:35 PM
Pop/Rock Suites?

4/15/2009 2:18:08 PM
Placing your music into TV/Films/Commercials?

4/7/2009 8:27:36 PM
IAC artist HAPPY ASHTRAY song on TV tonight (4/7/09)!!!

4/2/2009 2:14:10 PM

4/1/2009 2:21:13 PM
Favorite quotes Muhammad Ali version

3/31/2009 1:02:46 PM
New song from this weekend - "Sheila of the Worms"!

3/26/2009 11:40:57 AM
"Ashes On the Water" #35 in the Underground 40!

3/19/2009 12:45:56 PM
The Killed Spirits

3/11/2009 1:15:23 PM
"I'm Pathetic" well, it's true!!!

3/4/2009 2:16:36 PM
I think I'm becoming a producer.

3/3/2009 1:47:31 PM
You like beer? I do.

3/2/2009 3:49:47 PM
Kevin White - "A Song For Holly"

2/25/2009 1:56:26 PM

2/24/2009 8:31:34 PM

2/22/2009 2:50:13 PM
I might be a little absent for a bit

2/18/2009 2:47:56 PM
Writing a song? Can't finish it?

2/17/2009 6:38:06 PM
Thelonious Monk's advice to Steve Lacy

2/16/2009 5:53:11 AM
Say what you want about her boobies...

2/9/2009 8:12:52 AM
I called the radio station to request a song and...

1/30/2009 8:59:59 AM

1/30/2009 6:40:00 AM
Funny thing about the blogs/internet boards

1/29/2009 6:10:53 AM
Math: the language of God, which makes Music....

1/27/2009 12:09:22 PM
This one's for Holo!

1/27/2009 6:02:57 AM
I know what's happening!!!

1/20/2009 7:20:30 AM
Licensing cover songs?

1/19/2009 6:01:45 AM
New song is only up for a short time "Come On, Let's Go"

1/15/2009 11:54:34 AM
Rob the Rich - "Forbes"

1/14/2009 6:53:30 AM
The newest GOOD STUFF station!

1/14/2009 6:30:01 AM
Not just favorite music movies, but also favorite movie quotes...

1/12/2009 6:23:50 AM
With which (non-IAC) artists do you most wish to collaborate?

1/7/2009 5:54:39 AM
The hardest song to sing?

1/2/2009 5:43:33 AM
The 2009 "What's Todd Listening To?" thread

12/29/2008 6:19:22 AM
Your favorite quotes from the film: "A Christmas Story"

12/26/2008 8:21:39 PM
Just a reminder about this excellent song

12/25/2008 7:23:21 PM
Does this work?

12/24/2008 8:54:38 PM
Something deep for you all to ponder.

12/24/2008 6:07:20 PM
New Year's Eve song

12/19/2008 11:01:26 AM
I love you all

12/15/2008 10:33:51 AM
Give me a reason to keep this song up at IAC

12/14/2008 8:12:59 PM
What would REALLY happen if you got to open for THE BEATLES?!?!?!?!

12/11/2008 8:39:39 AM
Ray Porter's interview with Phlegm

12/10/2008 11:01:36 AM
Cash Stream Buy-In value has dropped? Already?

12/8/2008 11:16:50 AM
Leo Goldberg is now available for streaming.

12/8/2008 7:36:28 AM
Bringing in an outside SINGER?

12/1/2008 10:18:38 AM
Converting .m4a to .mp3 for use here?

11/28/2008 7:06:35 AM
What I'm thankful for

11/26/2008 6:10:49 AM
So, I'm being covered... TWICE. Make that THREE times!!!

11/16/2008 10:13:26 AM
Any of you struggle with disabilities

11/16/2008 9:43:22 AM
Interview with legendary producer Jim Dickinson on Public Radio

11/11/2008 9:37:36 AM
A song for Veteran's Day

11/11/2008 6:09:57 AM
To those of you who served in the Military:

11/11/2008 5:59:17 AM
Dear Man With No Band Sam,

11/10/2008 7:36:51 AM
When an artist has a mountain of music at their IAC page...

11/7/2008 11:13:13 AM
Can you tell it's been slow at work for me?

11/6/2008 12:46:41 PM
Hear where it all started!

11/6/2008 11:20:07 AM
Adding songs to a DMD, but not to your artist page?

11/6/2008 5:19:01 AM
Those of you who noticed the new DMD at my page....

11/4/2008 1:39:49 PM
Photographic evidence that I really did vote!

10/30/2008 12:51:25 PM
I just got an AllMusic entry for me, by myself.

10/30/2008 11:46:58 AM
You who have autoplay enabled...

10/29/2008 7:48:32 AM
I am so ready for this election to be over!

10/28/2008 8:00:55 AM
You know, the great thing about democracy....

10/23/2008 6:19:23 AM
Chicago area: I'm playing a rare club show... November 13!

10/22/2008 12:18:39 PM
Chinese Democracy FOR REAL... do you care?

10/17/2008 12:16:12 PM
Levi Stubbs dead

10/15/2008 6:59:39 AM
A Year With Swollen Appendices: The Diary of Brian Eno

10/13/2008 10:39:02 AM
LISTEN TO MY NEW SONG!!!!!!! or something.....

10/9/2008 5:02:20 AM
"C'mon Angel" is at #12 on the Country charts!

10/2/2008 6:44:47 AM
So you like albums to have a consistent sound, or to sound different from song-to-song?

9/29/2008 8:30:23 AM
I am such a wuss now.

9/22/2008 10:28:37 AM
The best rock n' roll scream on IAC?

9/19/2008 6:48:21 AM
Where Todd recommends specific music for specific folks here at IAC:

9/18/2008 11:30:12 AM
The craziest, coolest song that I have yet heard on IAC

9/17/2008 9:20:47 AM
All options to promote on the web: iLike

9/8/2008 11:01:24 AM
Great new tune...

9/8/2008 5:26:32 AM
One of my favorite songs has made the Hitline

9/5/2008 2:30:10 PM
Totally psyched! My birthday concert will be...

9/5/2008 5:20:40 AM
Ricky Skaggs?

9/3/2008 5:52:55 AM
How many of you here actually entertain the idea of making a living with your music?

9/2/2008 4:32:52 AM
This is why I make music

8/20/2008 6:21:33 AM
Nick Lowe fans: LISTEN UP!!!

8/20/2008 5:11:15 AM
Brought my guitar to work

8/18/2008 12:39:27 PM
Not just spam, but I am having issues playing my songs

8/15/2008 7:42:51 AM
My top 100 albums of all-time

7/26/2008 3:35:51 PM
"Hey" remixed and up for only a couple of days.

7/22/2008 3:15:18 PM
Open Mic night: I'll be at Fitzgerald's (Chicago) tonight (7/22)

7/18/2008 12:37:00 PM
The Truth about McCain and his Bush

7/15/2008 6:20:57 AM
My station: "The Good Stuff"

7/9/2008 6:55:33 AM
Hop On Pop recording updates

7/7/2008 8:50:59 AM
Lest you all think that I was serious...

7/4/2008 9:23:22 AM
A wonderful musician who wants to TEACH

7/2/2008 7:36:38 AM
Needed: Chicago-area bluegrass musicians

6/23/2008 5:23:46 AM
Second MIXTAPE song posted... again for a short time, only.

6/11/2008 5:54:55 PM
Your favorite moment gigging?

6/10/2008 11:37:59 AM
Now YOU can listen to some of my extensive music collection

5/29/2008 7:36:41 PM
Basic tracking for MIXTAPE song #2 is done!

5/22/2008 12:16:25 PM
I'm trying to bring this guy to IAC

5/22/2008 7:52:18 AM
A NEW SONG -- well, a new old song...

5/19/2008 6:01:53 AM
What's Todd Listening to Today? -- 2008 Edition, vol. 2

5/19/2008 5:59:19 AM
Whoever bought a HoP DMD: Thank you!!!

5/16/2008 5:03:41 AM
Todd: Solo, Live, and Acoustic -- CD available

5/12/2008 11:52:17 AM
No more small shows in CHICAGO??!? --- STOP THIS!!!

5/8/2008 11:05:12 AM
Post the link to your IACer-selected cover tune here!!!

5/7/2008 12:12:52 PM
Pick a Cover for another IAC Musician

5/5/2008 10:44:30 AM
What is up with ukelele?!?!?!

5/5/2008 6:59:02 AM
Which of your songs surprised you?

4/30/2008 12:15:44 PM
Kids review Yo La Tengo

4/29/2008 11:29:40 AM

4/29/2008 4:58:52 AM
Oblique Strategies

4/28/2008 12:41:23 PM
Another MIXTAPE demo is up for your perusal

4/21/2008 9:26:46 AM
CHICAGO: I'm playing a show on Apr. 24

4/11/2008 6:38:04 AM
If you like the new song...

4/9/2008 6:27:28 AM
New station - The Good Stuff, Too!

4/7/2008 5:01:58 AM
FIRST "MIXTAPE" SONG UP (for a short time only)

3/28/2008 7:28:28 AM
How do we (CAN we) search by city?

3/25/2008 11:49:47 AM
One of my best-ever songs... is incomplete. What would you do?

3/7/2008 7:35:00 AM
And... WOW!!! Thank You!

3/6/2008 4:26:12 AM
I saw The Pogues last night.

3/5/2008 5:53:30 AM

2/22/2008 8:47:12 AM
A meditation for you:

2/19/2008 6:57:09 AM
Songs that you wrote around a song title.

2/7/2008 7:39:12 AM
Because we could all use a good laugh

1/31/2008 10:53:59 AM
I have been here since the beginning and never had a Top-50.

1/31/2008 9:32:30 AM
A new station: Yin/Yang

1/22/2008 7:23:26 AM
I don't wanna be famous.

1/17/2008 11:18:04 AM
You have the power... I know that I do.

1/15/2008 6:38:50 AM
Anyone see Roky Erickson on Austin City Limits the other night?

1/9/2008 6:09:17 AM
I fear that I've lost my passion

1/2/2008 7:30:12 AM
What's Todd listening to today? -- 2008 Edition

12/26/2007 9:18:07 AM
Chicago: I'm playing a show on Jan. 4

12/24/2007 7:51:19 AM
My end-of year mix

12/10/2007 9:42:27 AM
Volume control issues?

12/4/2007 9:03:58 AM
What's the most-embarassing album in your collection?

11/29/2007 10:34:20 AM
List here ALL of the projects that you have on IAC

11/27/2007 3:08:12 PM

11/26/2007 11:11:04 AM
Have you ever shared a gig with an IAC artist? How was it?

11/26/2007 9:45:33 AM
My "The Good Stuff" station is #33 on the station charts?!?!

11/20/2007 10:14:23 AM
Creating stations of entirely your own music?!?!

11/14/2007 3:15:10 PM
Who is selling HARD-COPIES of CDs here?

11/1/2007 12:12:44 PM
I'm going to play for my son's 2nd Grade class tomorrow!

10/29/2007 3:38:42 PM
Let's hook up on MySpace, too!

10/26/2007 8:49:43 AM
Let's hear your musician jokes.

10/24/2007 3:35:22 PM
Scott, add a new genre? Lo-Fi?

10/24/2007 2:14:32 PM
So. Cal. IACer check-in. Are you okay? Status?

10/10/2007 9:49:56 AM
Post your AllMusic listings/reviews

10/10/2007 9:09:26 AM
So, I won concert tickets to see... Steve Earle

10/5/2007 10:21:51 AM
I just upped the first song I ever wrote

10/2/2007 9:13:54 AM
I bought a resonator guitar yesterday!

9/26/2007 3:44:33 PM
Hop On Pop planning to record again in the near future!

9/25/2007 9:05:27 AM
New station -- BlergleFlorp

9/10/2007 1:29:16 PM
Anyone ever organize a Benefit concert?

9/10/2007 10:40:31 AM
Why I love IAC

9/7/2007 12:25:30 PM
A universal invitation to all you IACers

9/6/2007 11:45:35 AM
Drop me a line to see HoP live on TV

9/5/2007 9:44:57 AM
What was your FIRST gig?

8/31/2007 8:44:47 AM
It's my 10-year wedding anniversary!!!

8/28/2007 9:52:21 AM
Another community for IACers to take advantage of....

8/23/2007 9:18:33 AM
You know what pisses me off?

8/20/2007 3:48:31 PM
The next logical step for IAC? Their own LABEL!

8/15/2007 3:16:47 PM
CHICAGO!!! I'm calling to you!

8/9/2007 10:27:43 AM
Updated daily: What is Todd listening to today?

8/7/2007 8:12:39 AM
Anybody in Chicago wanna play with me?

8/3/2007 9:57:52 AM
I decided that i LIKE our album!

7/30/2007 3:11:33 PM
Finally got a MySpace page up!

7/30/2007 9:00:39 AM
Back from vacation -- and I'm not happy about it.

7/20/2007 12:13:29 PM
To those of you who have cover songs up here...

6/28/2007 8:26:02 AM
Anyone see the Paul Simon tribute on PBS last night?

6/19/2007 8:49:27 AM
Making "mixes" for friends... want a mix?

6/13/2007 12:08:35 PM
Is it me, or do you always see the same artists on the front page?

6/11/2007 8:52:21 AM
Perpetual member?

6/6/2007 1:45:44 PM
Just created a new, Live music-only station

5/25/2007 9:55:36 AM
Another site that I think many here could benefit from... JPFolks

5/18/2007 10:33:53 AM
I'll be playing a solo/acoustic show May 24.

5/17/2007 1:54:52 PM
What makes for a good cover song?

5/14/2007 3:49:49 PM

5/11/2007 10:37:40 AM
One time, when I was taking with the late Stanley Kubrick...

5/8/2007 9:25:49 AM
One World, One Music

5/1/2007 2:51:27 PM
What inspires me? What inspires you?

4/23/2007 9:41:25 AM
Autoplay: Good marketing, or just-plain annoying?

4/12/2007 2:45:13 PM
Getting airplay on our local station?

4/4/2007 2:53:54 PM
A special offer from Hop On Pop:

3/27/2007 11:56:06 AM
Calling Nick Lowe! Nick Lowe: you are being paged!

3/20/2007 10:43:42 AM
Back to the basement...

3/16/2007 9:18:05 AM
I'm playing a free acoustic show Sunday!

3/9/2007 2:32:17 PM
The change in season does something to me

3/6/2007 4:14:40 PM
A crazy, all-over the place mix for you

2/5/2007 8:39:15 AM
Um.. Prince at the Super Bowl... WOW!

2/2/2007 10:14:55 AM
Is there any way to convert from .m4a to .mp3 on a Mac?

1/31/2007 8:48:40 AM
Allow me to rephrase: MY STATION NEEDS SONGS!!!

1/30/2007 2:13:06 PM
The Demonstration Station!!!

1/17/2007 4:12:28 PM
The WGN vid has been taken down.

1/8/2007 12:14:06 PM
I finally got our TV performance up on the web!!!

9/25/2006 10:22:55 AM
All I want is to be heard...

7/17/2006 9:07:29 AM
Hop On Pop is on the Hitline.


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Hop On Pop

5/7/2008 12:12:52 PM

Pick a Cover for another IAC Musician
Title is self-explanatory. List some songs that you think other IAC folks would do justice to.
So, if you don't know the songs listed, LOOK 'EM UP!!! (Or ask the person who listed it.)

I'll start.

•Jillianne - Money Changes Everything (Cyndi Lauper)

•Hugh Hamilton - With My Face On the Floor (Emmitt Rhodes)

•Ainjel Emme - Jolene (Dolly Parton)

•Slilmdog - Pomp & Pride (Toots & the Maytalls)

•Ray Porter - Cathy's Clown (Everly Brothers)

•Father Time - 3 Bells In a Row (Tenpole Tudor)

and the capper...
•Larree - Born A Woman (Sandy Posey)

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Hop On Pop

5/7/2008 12:20:18 PM ---- Updated 5/7/2008 12:21:41 PM

Actually, here's a play from the Steve Ison Pipeline playbook:
Whoever posted before you, go listen to THEIR music and then pick a THOUGHTFUL cover for them, based upon what tune(s) you think they would do justice.

That should make this a bit more interesting, and get more folks involved outside of the small group of regular posters.

And if we have enough folks who actually go ahead and try these tunes, I'll compile them onto a dedicated station.

Now, do it!

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Slimdog Productions

5/7/2008 12:20:22 PM

Checking out "Pomp & Pride" while typing this...I could do a remix of this with 2mental & NOBULL about standing for yourself...TOO COOL!!! Good choice Todd!!! I'd leave the reggae beat with a little more snare hit and a little more bass...Leave the chorus as is.

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Hugh Hamilton

5/7/2008 12:39:26 PM

Interesting blog idea, Todd, thanks for including me. I'll have a listen to that song by Mr. Rhodes if I can find it, and I'll "play by the rules" later on, when I have time to do it properly. Someone mentioned him to me a couple of years ago and I had the quickest of listens - I remember liking what I heard but for some reason I never followed through with a proper investigation. Might have been sidetracked by that Harry Nilsson thang...

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Hop On Pop

5/7/2008 12:54:22 PM

I'm telling you, Lar... it's a great tune for you.

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5/7/2008 6:30:20 PM

Thanks for thinking of me. I never heard of the song or the artist though, do you have a link ?

btw a good one for you to cover would be Elvis Costello When I Write the Book I think it's called.

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5/7/2008 8:55:07 PM

I wanna hear Hop on Pop do an XTC song! Here's a few more to imagine:

Hop on Pop - Scissor Man (XTC)

Kozy Kings - Love Grapes (The Swirling Eddies) (good luck finding that one!)

Jeff Allen Myers - Harlequin (Genesis)

Great Central - Moonbeam Song (Harry Nilsson)

The Man With No Band - Sossity, You're a Woman (Jethro Tull)

srm - Red (King Crimson)

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Jeff Allen Myers

5/7/2008 10:16:13 PM

AAH Steggie, good one! Harlequin .

Came the night a mist dissolved the trees
And in the broken light colours fly, fading by.
Pale and cold as figures fill the glade
Grey is the web they spin, on and on, and on and on.
Through the flame… still summer lingers on
Though her pictures soon shatter.

All, always the same.
But there appears in the shades of dawning,
Though your eyes are dim,
All of the pieces in the sky.

There was once a harvest in this land.
Reap from the turquoise sky, harlequin, harlequin,
Dancing round, three children fill the glade,
Theirs was the laughter in the winding stream, and in between.
Close your talk, the picture fades again
From the flames in the firelight.

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5/8/2008 1:18:28 AM

Stegor- I envy your confidence in me. Actually, I've had some thoughts about doing "One More Red Nightmare", so there was some more similarity in thinking.

Here are a few suggestions (I have others):

The Code - "Set the House Ablaze" (The Jam- yes, I'm still listening)

Stegor/Bat Lenny - "King's Lead Hat" or "Julie With" (Eno- differing tunes, but I'd like to hear the 'Northern Psychedelia' version of some Eno)

No Rhythm - Waiting For the End of the World (Elvis Costello)

Gaslight District - "Badtimes" (Laika)

Duane Flock - "Train in the Distance" (Paul Simon)

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Hop On Pop

5/8/2008 4:07:59 AM

You have a lot of confidence in me... XTC?!?! I love 'em, but never even thought to attempt one of their tunes. But I do love that one. Maybe I'll give it the old acoustic shot.
Oh, and I'd like to hear you tackle.... "Lucifer Sam" (Pink Floyd).

I think the Elvis song is "Every Day I Write the Book". Is that the one? Although there is a great Nick Lowe song called "When I Write the Book", which I also love.

And, I'll get you a link to that Tenpole Tudor song.

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5/8/2008 4:36:21 AM

yeah it's Everyday I write the Book.

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5/8/2008 5:51:03 AM

Well you made me sit through a manic version of Cindi singing Money changes everything, on you Tube ha ha. I agree that we both have big gobs and border on hysterics a little :) I'm actually in the process of developing a slightly Rockier, aggressive persona for a couple of songs but I'm not big on covers...we shall see. Jilly x

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5/8/2008 6:20:53 AM

Wow - this is cool!

Jeff - I've listened to Harllequin thousands of times but never read the lyrics. Gabriel sure knew how to paint with words.

srm - Those two Eno songs exemplify both poles of the Eno Brain (Brain onE) and they would both be perfect for Bat Lenny.

Todd - I've suggested Lucifer Sam to the other guys several times but haven't convinced them yet. It's one of those songs that is too perfect in it's original state. Still, what a blast it would be to try!

Jillianne - How could I forget you? You must do a Kate Bush song. Your "Windswept" is thematically very close to her "Watching You Without Me", but from the perspective of the perspective of the one who left. A real tear jerker. Do that!

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5/8/2008 6:27:59 AM

Ooops. "Perspective of the perspective" - hmmm.

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5/8/2008 6:41:40 AM

OK, You Tube are getting plenty of business from me. Wow Stegor, thanks for pointing that one out - I just loved the simplicity yet complicity of the backing (I know you'll understand that ha) You have inspired me to try something similar and as you say the sentiments are similar to Windswept.

I wish I knew more well known performers and songs so I could suggest covers for others

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Hop On Pop

5/8/2008 7:04:13 AM

Steg: Maybe you could do this one...

"Splash 1" - 13th Floor Elevators

and, srm:
You are so all over the place, I've been having a hard time with you. Maybe:
"Don't Eat the Yellow Snow" - Frank Zappa

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Hugh Hamilton

5/8/2008 7:10:21 AM

I've been having a youtube exploration of Emitt Rhodes, Todd...I'm flattered, that's for sure. Emitt's story is one of a do-it-yourselfer who got rolled over and crushed by labels...sad story...

Considering my penchant for covering the Beatles, it might seem odd to say that Emitt's stuff is just so perfectly "Emitt" that to cover it seems like an intrusion. But I might buy some (lol). I'm having the sensation I had a couple of years ago when I first had a listen, that if I didn't know who it was I'd guess it was solo McCartney...

Here's a lovely bit of ER music:

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Hugh Hamilton

5/8/2008 7:13:33 AM

EMITT RHODES AT WIKIPEDIA in case anybody is interested in a sad solo artist career story...

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Hugh Hamilton

5/8/2008 7:17:07 AM

HERE is a link to a biography with some ATTITUDE... LOL!! Don't have any liquid in your mouth when you read the first paragraph - you might be compelled to spit it out!

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Hugh Hamilton

5/8/2008 7:27:36 AM

The saddest thing is that Emitt would appear to still be living and making music - just doing so in seclusion. He oughta be here.

I found one to cover though...here it is...if I had the drums here I'd post it tomorrow. Might take til June. I'll send you a copy when it's done, Todd...lol...

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Hugh Hamilton

5/8/2008 7:48:32 AM

I'm stumped by a lyric - can anybody fill in this blank on "Tame The Lion"?

"Are those that die so soon forgotten,
That we won't miss one more?
This sacred life is.......
............................end this war"

It happens a couple times in the song - I've listened a dozen times and can't get it.

Tame The Lion

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Hop On Pop

5/8/2008 8:00:52 AM ---- Updated 5/8/2008 8:21:19 AM

This sacred life THIS HOLY GARDEN
This evil AND THIS WAR

(at least, that's to the best of my understanding.)

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Hugh Hamilton

5/8/2008 8:54:07 AM

I just tracked three electric guitars. Or maybe it was five - yeah, it was five. Seriously.

Thanks, Todd!

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Hugh Hamilton

5/8/2008 8:56:33 AM

I'm bummin' though - I thought I could do this in my weird way without drums in about an hour (lol) and it ain't gonna work like that. Maybe tomorrow.


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Hugh Hamilton

5/8/2008 9:39:29 AM

Man...that dude can sing...maybe I'll have to wait til after hayfever season (lol)...

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Hop On Pop

5/8/2008 11:24:20 AM

If and when you record one of the tunes that an IACer has suggested for you, post the link:

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5/8/2008 3:09:03 PM

Damn! First Crimson, and now Zappa- I'm screwed! Actually the hardest part about "Don't Eat the Yellow Snow" is not going on to the next song ("Nanook Rubs It"), and the next...

A few more possibilities:

Ray Porter - Tobacco Road (the Animals)

Hugh Hamilton - Infrared and Ultraviolet (Utopia)

Todd (Hop on Pop) - Friday on My Mind (the Easybeats)

Stegor/Bat Lenny - Return of the Giant Hogweed (Genesis- in case you can't decide which Eno tune to do).

...that's enough for now- I've got to see if I can figure out some guitar parts.

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5/8/2008 3:15:16 PM

Great idea, but I can't help but feel that the essence of IAC is being missed in this exercise (BTW, I always loved Emmit Rhodes, he's now sort of an LA shut-in....but I digress!) Why aren't you asking folks to do covers of other IAC artists. Why the homage to the commerciati, when there's so many fine tunes here to cover! It would seem the natural thing to hear an Ison cover of a Lars Mars song, or Larree covering Hugh....just a thought....

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5/8/2008 4:18:46 PM

Thanks for starting this brilliant topic todd and for thinking of me in the process.
i love the everly brothers and i will do a cover of cathys clown over the next week.
thanks steve as well for suggesting the animals track, i've never heard it but i'll look it up.

trying to think of some suggestions myself.

hugh hamilton covering "warm and beautiful" from paul mccartneys
speed of sound album or "everynight" from mccartney 1

squrly murly covering the pretenders "i'll stand by you"

i'll be back with more.

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Steve Ison

5/8/2008 4:42:20 PM

Great idea for a thread Todd...

Kurt..I'd prob cover 'Middle Of The Night' if i was gonna do a Lars Mars tune...:)

I think Gavin of Great Central could do a good cover of this song by Sagittarius...But reckon it'd be difficult to make better than it already is-and it'd be a stack of work!

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Hugh Hamilton

5/8/2008 5:11:36 PM

Message to Kurt - I was REFRAINING from assigning covers of MY OWN tunes to everybody else...lol...but YOU ARE CORRECT and I proudly sport three covers of other IAC artists (Ray Porter, Steve Ison, Steve April) and a bunch of collabs with other IAC folks, and, as far as I'm concerned - the more the merrier...

"E" covered my tune "The Lonesome Road" - which was a first for me - and a real thrill. A real blues man singing my bluesy tune. Brought a tear to my eye, and that's no joke.


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Hop On Pop

5/8/2008 5:12:05 PM

Great idea, but I can't help but feel that the essence of IAC is being missed in this exercise (BTW, I always loved Emmit Rhodes, he's now sort of an LA shut-in....but I digress!) Why aren't you asking folks to do covers of other IAC artists. Why the homage to the commerciati, when there's so many fine tunes here to cover! It would seem the natural thing to hear an Ison cover of a Lars Mars song, or Larree covering Hugh....just a thought....

Absoloutely it would be a great idea. And I did not discount that option. But I did not want it to be specifically IAC covers IAC, as there are too many egos involved, as it is.You know how we artists are -- no matter how cool.

But I started it with outside artists also because I like to hear how others take on songs that we all (or some of us) already know.

But yes, IAC does IAC would be cool and, in fact, already has been cool. Check it!!!

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Hop On Pop

5/9/2008 6:17:45 AM

Conversation Suicide - I Don't Care About You (Fear)

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Conversation Suicide

5/9/2008 6:29:36 AM

AWESOME ! I watched a vintage video of FEAR doin' that tune on Saturday Nite Live a couple of nites ago! They were badass in their day!

BUT, alas, I don't have the monies for licensing this cover.

So I'll just continue to do my OWN music for now (and sneak in a few covers at house parties & the like)....

I like the idea presented a few comments ago about collaborating & doing covers of EACH other's original songs on IACMUSIC. Of course I would pick Dano Johnston, Tom Waits or David Lowry; but I'm STILL not clear as to whether they are in ACTUALITY a part of this community or just in spirit. =:- 0 -phlegm

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Hop On Pop

5/9/2008 6:32:06 AM

I actually did cover a Daniel Johnston tune in one of my old punk bands (ChewToy): "Worried Shoes". But we never recorded it.

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Hugh Hamilton

5/9/2008 6:46:50 AM

Sorry to digress, but you've got me sidetracked into Emitt's World, Todd (lol)...

(1) Is it possible to buy any of his stuff? EmittRhodesMusic.net doesn't appear to sell anything...???

(2) We need to get him HERE! And get his unreleased stuff OUT THERE! And his released stuff re-released (if possible).

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Hop On Pop

5/12/2008 4:41:22 AM

Let's get this thread back on-track...
Anyone else?
I know that you're out there...

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Hop On Pop

5/14/2008 6:04:34 AM

So, Slimdog:
Any progress on that Toots song? You try it?

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5/14/2008 6:29:32 AM

Update- I'm almost done with the framework of "Red" and, hopefully, will be putting enough together to give you a rough version by next week (I work more slowly than HHamilton, but then I'm a bit of a hack, and I work full-time).

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5/14/2008 8:45:01 AM

Can't wait to hear the results... great idea!

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Carolyn Stewart

5/14/2008 10:42:18 AM

Excellent exercise - neat how others see each other. I like how Hugh has totally engulfed himself in Emmett.

Hope I get a chance to hear the outcomes...

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the kozy king

5/14/2008 11:53:41 AM

Glad this thread is active again, I'd lost it.

Stegor -- you are correct, the Swirling Eddies are right up my alley. i had a great time checking them out last week. I think I'll try "My Cardboard Box" from their last album. I farted around with it a bit on the acoustic and I'm pretty sure I can handle it. I'm up to axles right now with home renovations, my job (overtime), nine new songs I'm trying to record as well as originals for the cover band and new covers for our June 6th gig. I'm getting stressed but this is such a great idea Todd has I feel obliged to try at some point. Oh yeah. I also must go back to Thunder Bay and clear my house out for the new owner. Yikes, looks pretty sketchy, but thanks for thinking of me. Best to all participants.

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5/14/2008 12:20:19 PM ---- Updated 5/14/2008 12:35:55 PM

wow, can't believe two people thought of me in this thread, the only cover i have ever done is 'solar system' by the beach boys...

i'm a massive fan of sagitarius, so i can't wait to listen to which track you've picked (E is watching 'ugly betty'), i don't know the 'moonbeam' track but i'm trying to locate it, interesting.

before i try either song, what is the score about getting clearance, is it worth me making the effort?

EDIT: ha, cheers, steve, very flattering, but if i could even replicate a 1000th of that track i'd be a millionaire by now! pure class, an amazing track.

now, the nilsson track, 4 chords, that's more my level these days!

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5/14/2008 12:59:29 PM

Sam - The Man with no Band - A Hard Rain is gonna fall!!!

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Hugh Hamilton

5/14/2008 1:25:49 PM

I spent a few hours when I could tracking some axes and trying to sing TAME THE LION - seriously, that dude Emitt Rhodes could sing...I don't honestly know if I can do that tune vocal justice, and I'm not 100% sure about that lyric, Todd, though what you said seems right, it's a little hard to be sure. Ever seen it in print? Got an ER song book?

I've really been enjoying his catalog, I wanna buy some when I can figure out HOW and WHAT, but he is an interesting musician. He definitely crafted his tunes, what an arranger!! And I'm psyched to delve into the work of another do-it-yerselfer...

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5/14/2008 2:41:51 PM


Several of Emitt Rhodes early CDs can be found on Ebay, they are always there in small quantities. Also, go to this link for a rather poignant article about the Emitt Rhodes of today and how he got there. I was a huge fan of his stuff in the early '70's and his is not a unique story of how the industry chewed up and spit out great talents.



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Black Velvet Lace

5/22/2008 6:00:44 AM

Since I'm no songwriter (only wrote 2 in my whole musical career) this is THE THREAD FOR ME! let me go think about who I think would cover who well (or is there a whom in there somwhere.. never could figure that out).


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Hugh Hamilton

5/22/2008 7:12:54 AM

Thanks for the tip, Kurt!
Hi, Lacey!

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Black Velvet Lace

5/22/2008 8:05:49 AM

Hiya Hugo! I just listened to ER and if he doesn't sound like McCartney I'll eat my hat. No wonder Todd chose him.. he sounds tailormade for you and wonderful.. I'd say go for it.


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Hop On Pop

4/6/2009 2:07:24 PM

Conversation Suicide:
"Gudbye T'Jane"
or any other Slade song.
With Phlegm's love of purposeful misspellings, I think that Slade is a natural for him, no?

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Sly Witt

4/6/2009 6:33:32 PM

still regarding Emmit Rhodes.. He was a huge influence and a bit of a hero to me in my late teens/early twenty's. Someone stole his first album from my house. It took me 25 years of searching through used record bins before I found it again. It's still one of my favorite albums of all time.

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Hop On Pop

8/14/2009 2:04:19 PM

Another suggestion for Conversation Suicide:
"A Million Miles Away" by The Plimsouls

Just sounds like them.

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