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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

9/19/2008 6:48:21 AM ---- Updated 9/19/2008 6:50:15 AM

Where Todd recommends specific music for specific folks here at IAC:
Now, folks here seem to think that I have a pretty big music collection. I suppose that is true, but I don't pretend to know everything. I have many friends who are still teaching me a LOT about music that I haven't heard yet. And I love it!

So, it that spirit, I'll make recommendations for new artists for y'all to check out, based upon what I know about your musical tastes and the music that you make.

Of course pretty much all of my recs will be NON-IAC artists, because most of y'all know more of that music than I do, but I will give you IAC recs, when possible and applicable.

I'll start with some unsolicited shots and see how I do. If you want me to do you, let me know. And, just to be safe, give me the names of a couple of your favorite bands, just to give me some direction.

Okay, I'm gonna give this a shot and see if I can get it right.

Jilly: You're English, so I'll assume that you already know The Bonzo Dog Band. But what about another songwriter called Margo Guryan? Wonderful songs with playful, jazzy arrangements and sly references to the bedroom made with a little wink and just covertly enough not to cause a stir in mixed company.

Ray Porter: My Margo Guryan recommendation goes double for you! Also, I think that you would dig a songwriter that Hugo has gone coo-coo for... Emitt Rhodes

Phlegm: Are you familiar with Los Plugz? They had a couple of songs on the Repo Man soundtrack; great early L.A. punk, that brought in some Ranchero influences later on. So good.

Jeff Meyers, Steve Morton (SRM), Hugo, Steve Ison, and all other 60's BritPsychPop lovers: I think that you all would dig Wimple Winch with a big shovel. Imagine The Hollies on acid and that pretty much sums it up.

Anyone else?
I'll do my best, but please remember that there's only so many hours in the day. And I actually have WORK to do!!!

I hope you enjoy this thread and find something that you like; even if it was somebody else's rec. I hope I'm not being too presumptious.

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9/19/2008 7:11:32 AM

Thanks Todd, Margot is indeed a true 'hippie' chick with a Marianne Faithfull presentation. I sometimes think that all English ladies must sound similar to American ears just as many American ladies sound to us. I listened to "Love" and "Sunday Morning" takes me back to my yoof but unfortunately as I'm always saying, outside of IAC I listen to NO music at all as a rule - Jilly

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Hop On Pop

9/19/2008 7:13:55 AM

Is Margot English? I had no idea.

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9/19/2008 7:47:25 AM

No, she was actually born in New York and had success in California (I was talking more about Marianne)

Apparently, Margot Guryan’s 1968 debut has become the holy grail for the notoriously nutty Japanese pop vinyl collectors. . She was a trailblazer for women in popular music, writing and arranging her own perfect sugar sweet indie gems and singing them in a distinct breathy voice over strikingly modern chamber pop arrangements.
Jilly xx

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Hugh Hamilton

9/19/2008 8:49:11 AM

Yes indeed Todd, I'm glad you pointed me in Mr. Rhodes' direction, he as an amazingly talented individual, that's for sure. I was going to say "Do me! Do ME!" but you already did...lol...

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9/19/2008 11:18:28 PM

Thanks for the nod to Wimple Winch, Todd. Damn! You know some obscure sh!t. I was only able to find a couple of tunes (and a 30 second 'preview' of another). But what I heard has me looking to find some more. They've got some interesting arrangements and quirky melodies. I dig!

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Conversation Suicide

9/20/2008 1:22:37 AM

Thanks Todd, I'll check 'em out, but are LOS PLUGZ by chance an IAC Artist? 'Cause that's pretty much MOST of what I've been listenin' to lately. Let me know..... uh......

soon.... please..... I might not be LONG for IAC after the LAST blog comment I just did!

Thanks Todd ! -pHLeGm

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Richard Scotti

9/20/2008 6:13:51 PM

Hey Todd, Don't leave me hangin'! :-)
Ever heard the "The Feelies"?

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Hop On Pop

9/21/2008 5:09:02 PM

Richard: You are a tough one, because you're pretty tough to pin down; very eclectic yourself, mister. But, insomuch as you love the well-crafted song, I'm gonna give a shout out to
Martin Newell
Imagine a cross between XTC's Andy Partridge and Robyn Hitchcock, but with a bit more of an outsider mentality.

Also, I think that you would really dig
Linus Of Hollywood
Sickly sweet though his pop confections may be, there is no denying the skill behind his craft.

Oh, and yes, as far as the Feelies are concerned, I have just started really getting into Crazy Rhythms. Love it!

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Hop On Pop

9/29/2008 12:26:40 PM

Okay, I just got another new album that I had a first listen to, that I need to recommend to:
The Brokedowns - New Brains For Everyone

Melodic hardcore reminiscent of Naked Raygun or early Hüsker Dü. Fast, loud, melodic, and passionate. I know that you can dig it.

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Hugh Hamilton

9/29/2008 2:58:56 PM

Quick, which E. Smith album (or two) should I buy?

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Hop On Pop

9/29/2008 3:02:16 PM

I commented more thoroughly in Steve's thread, but:

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Steve Ison

9/29/2008 4:10:25 PM

Thanks for the recommendation Todd-A great idea for a blog!

So Wimple Winch..Never heard them before..Save My Soul,Atmospheres are really raw Garagey..Nothing like the Hollies,even on acid lol..I like the sound but not quite enough twists in the formula to make me love it..
The brilliant Pretty Things have those magical little songwriting twists and magic i love in that style if i'm honest....

3 Little Teddy Bears sounds like a totally different band btw..Very pretty..

Have you heard this ace Idle Race one?
Just a great psych-pop single..I love it..

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Hop On Pop

10/23/2008 4:43:04 AM ---- Updated 10/23/2008 4:44:07 AM

Hey Ison!!!
One more for you:

Martin Newell
A true lo-fi bedroom recording hero. Both with solo projects (such as his colab. with XTC's Andy Partridge The Greatest Living Englishman) and "band" projects like Cleaners From Venus and Brotherhood Of Lizards, he is Robyn Hitchcock's shut-in little brother.

You need to check him out, if you haven't already. (Did I mention him to you before?)

Oops. I mentioned him above for Richard Scotti.
Well.... here's the link, now.

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10/23/2008 6:19:23 AM

Todd, you are SO cool. Gonna check some of this stuff out myself.

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Hop On Pop

10/23/2008 6:34:12 AM

Okay, Auset, let's see if I can get a specific one for you:.
You want something along the lines of your own style?
Are you familiar with Over the Rhine?. Great modern folk-pop-rock, with strong female vocals.

Or, maybe (if you don't know him already): the late, great Gram Parsons

Also, I think you would really dig this Chicago band:
Dolly Varden. Really, really great stuff!

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10/23/2008 7:06:10 AM

I'll check out Dolly Varden (the link took me to a blank page). Familiar with Over the Rhine.. tis beautiful stuff.

Gram... most definitely love me some GP. We were recently part of a very big GP tribute here in St. Louis, among 8 other acts. Performed Juanita, Christian Life, Sin City, Hickory Wind, Close Up the Honky Tonks, and I Am A Pilgrim (I even played banjo on that one).

I helped DJ a station back in college at GA Tech... so I have a very stretched ear for music.

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Hop On Pop

10/23/2008 7:09:12 AM

Sorry about that Dolly Varden link.
Try this one.

Oh, and St, Louis? Remember The Unconscious?

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10/23/2008 7:26:56 AM

Thanks for the link... yup.. heard them too... nice stuff.

The Unconscious... I never got the chance to see them, but have heard the stories. Heard they were the s*** years back. My husband Brad goes WAY back around here, knows everyone. We still run into Mike (the singer), he was part of a project called Shimmy Shack a few years back, got to join him on harmonies for a tune. Great voice.

small town.

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Hop On Pop

10/23/2008 7:31:37 AM

Fun that you were part of a GP tribute there.

I played a Gene Clark tribute show here in Chicago. (A little Byrds connection there, no?) That was a lot of fun, too. Gene's brother and Carla Olson were actually both on the bill and sounded wonderful. I opened up the show with solo/acoustic versions of "Here Without You" and "Why Not Your Baby". Great time.

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10/23/2008 7:50:59 AM

Super Smooth idea. And I will be interested to see what you come up with. This is a good one.

Leonard Cohen, Pixies, Orb, Legendary Pink Dots, Sinatra, Can, Miss Kitten, Ministry, Smiths, Amanda Ghost

Satro & PopiKoK

I have realized lately there is no more film in Filmmakers and no more Art in video. HD is loss of the worlds most brilliant, intricate, complicated, and intelligent Art ever. One that requires as much knowledge as possible in all venues of every art combined. The greatest have all or most died off. And the process to story telling from an infinite amount of possibilities is getting lost in the transition from film to digital. Its sadness is unbearable. So now I must change this as well. Much to do.

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Hop On Pop

10/23/2008 7:56:45 AM

Well Satro,
I believe that I already inadvertently hit you with my first suggestion: Wolfgang Press.

But, let's see if I can think of some more for you...
How about this one (if you don't mind songs being sung in languages other than English):
Caetano Veloso
He is pretty much THE MAN in Brazil and has been releasing records since the late 60's, and is still going strong. I suggest you check out albums from throughout his entire career. (Although the 80's output is a bit dicey.)

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10/31/2008 5:26:08 AM

Wow your ear, knowledge and taste in music is amazingly impressive. I think I have already mentioned to you that not one person has ever been able to pin us/me/PopiKoK down with a true comparison to any other group or sound. I was sure that although we have many characteristic elements in our music similar to other groups/artists (More so when compared to specific songs) it was impossible to make a comparison that has any accuracy until you mentioned Wolfgang Press. So spot on that it freaked me out I had never heard of them. And I really love their whole sound and body of work.

And then Caetano Veloso is mind blowing in life music and his use of images and story. I will now search for english translations for the lyrics to some of these songs. What you have done with this blog is brilliant and I hope it resurfaces to others to use now. Any more suggestions will be appreciated. Now here is one for you. Have you heard of The Legendary Pink Dots?

Smooth, Satro & PopiKoK

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Hop On Pop

10/31/2008 5:35:32 AM

Thanks for the kind words, Satro.
I'm just doing this blog because I love to share music. I like to discover new music and I like it when I can help other people find new music that they like, just like friends of mine have helped me find stuff. It's fun.

As to The Legendary Pink Dots: I have heard of them, and I may have even heard some of their music in the past, but have never had the opportunity to really dig. Thanks for the reminder, because I do need to check them out!

And a couple of the other ones on here, too.
(I have no access to MySpace or YouTube at word and have to remember to check it out at home... once the kids are in bed!)

Thanks for your recs.
This is fun for me.

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Richard Scotti

11/1/2008 6:50:02 AM

Todd, in addition to being a rock star, have you ever considered doing podcasts?You'd make a great DJ!

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The Man With No Band

11/1/2008 10:45:22 AM

I agree with Richard ... although I don't comment on your blogs a lot Todd, I respect you highly .... and I always love reading your blogs ... Thanks Man...

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Slimdog Productions

11/1/2008 12:33:07 PM

Hey Todd,
How about something along our style. I am really interested to see what you come up with. I'm like the rest where your knowledge of artists is quite amazing. If you have this great of a album/cd collection, I should have you guest deejay some sets for us if we get out your way. You should have your own internet radio station. I keep telling you to do a podcast on podomatic.com or 365.com(?) where you can start your own station. You would be a sure fire hit!!!

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Hop On Pop

11/2/2008 5:22:40 PM

Are you looking for hip-hop recs?
Soul and RnB recs?
Because, with hip-hop, I have to admit to being sorely shallow in my knowledge of the genre. I love a lot of it, but haven't had a chance to dig. And, I have to admit as well, that there are more artists that I hear that I don't like.

Although, with RnB, while I do need to dig a lot more, I also have a bit deeper view of it all. For instance, I picked up THIS compilation a couple of years back. Deep soul. Gritty and raw and extra dirty. Love it so much. Click the link above to read about it, or what the heck, here is a paste of the AllMusic review:

In the mid-'60s, Neal Hemphill opened the Birmingham Sound Studio in the basement of his plumbing store, determined to provide a recording opportunity to the many talented artists of his native Alabama city. Although Hemphill continued offering his studio services right up until his death in 1985, his contributions to R&B, soul, funk (and more) remained little known outside the region. This stunning compilation now gives this dedicated-to-the-music man his due, bringing together 23 numbers recorded by Hemphill over the years, along with a carefully researched booklet that tells Hemphill's, his artists' and musicians' stories. Thirteen artists are featured within, ranging from stars such as Frederick Knight, to total unknowns like Little Lois Barber. She kicks off this set with strength and style, and it says something about the caliber of talent that passed through the doors, that even those who were there at the time barely remember her. Pat Peterman, the only other woman spotlit here, had a slicker style, and she absolutely shines on "You Gonna Reap It." It was Frederick Knight, however, who gave Hemphill his sole charting single, although two rarer gems feature here. He wasn't the only star to record at the studio, Roscoe Robinson, too had hits to his name, and both his contributions to this set are exceptional, with "Two Heart Accident" a death-song classic. Amazingly, David Sea didn't break into the R&B charts until 1991, and it's hard to understand why neither of the songs here made an impact. Chuck Strong was even less feted, but his "I Thought It Over" was surely worthy of success. However, this set is awash in shoulda-been hits. Check out Ralph "Soul" Johnson's potent "Set Me Free" — how could this number not have crossed over into the pop chart? While "Take Me Back" deserved to be an R&B Top Ten smash. OK, maybe Eddie Steel's "Groove Me Mama" was a little too derivative of Motown, and Bill "Butterbean" Flippo a bit too country for some tastes, but with the likes of famed songwriter Sam Dees in Hemphill's stable (here performing someone else's song!), the caliber of the numbers just never flagged. And be it the "Funky Soul" of Cold Grits, Broadneck's "Psychedelic Excursion," or the pop-flecked "High Time" R&B to be had with the Blue Notes, Hemphill loved soul and R&B in all their permutations, encouraging experimentation, new sounds, and new artists. Love of music drove him, and this compilation is a wonderful testament to that enduring devotion.

They just came out with a Vol. 2 that I need to pick up, as well.
Have you heard of any of those artists?

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Hop On Pop

11/3/2008 6:12:28 AM

I got another couple for you.

This one came up as I was listening to my iTunes on "shuffle":
"BabyLetsHaveABabyBeforeBushDoSomethingCrazy" by The Coup
A nice slow jam that is equal parts romantic and political. A really cool song with a great female vocal.
There's also another, harder jam on the same record called We Are the Ones. Sort of a combination of Prince, Rick James, and Digital Underground. These are the only two songs that I know from these guys, but I really need to check them out. Pretty diverse, as you can tell from the de_scription of those two songs, alone!

Also, are you familiar with an English soul/hip-hop band from the 90's called:
The Young Disciples?
I have their one and only album on vinyl, so have not been able to hear it for years. I miss it. Here's the AllMusic review:
On their impressive debut Road to Freedom, the fiercely political Young Disciples offer muscular funk garnished with jazz, hip-hop and R&B flourishes. The majority of vocals are handled by Carleen Anderson, whose low, smoky voice at times brings to mind the likes of Chaka Khan, Anita Baker and Oleta Adams. The production is clever and unpredictable; gospel organs open "Get Yourself Together" and then fade into the oncoming beats, while airy guitars introduce "Talkin' What I Feel" before pulling a similar about-face when confronted with some surging hip-hop rhythms.

Good stuff. Gotta pick that back up.
Hope that I've given you a couple of things that you haven't heard of before.

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Steve Ison

11/3/2008 7:34:17 AM

Thanks for the Martin Newell link Todd..I listened to him on his myspace page...Powerpop with throaty vocals reminding me a little of the Psychedelic Furs bloke..Not bad..

My headspace at the moment is totally into 60s Roy Harper and The Incredible String Band that i've been listening to at my friend Colettes..Neither of which i've heard before-but are both totally ace..

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Slimdog Productions

11/8/2008 9:58:25 AM

I have heard of Hemphill and I just had some layovers in Birmingham. I wish I would of contacted you last month for I would of went on a mission to find out more in the city. I'm going to try to get layovers this month so I can see if there are any places to visit. I saw a couple of small soul studios at 5 Points, a artsy district near downtown. The other artists and albums you mentioned, I will check them out. Thanks again for your wonderful insight. Always willing to learn something new!!!


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Hop On Pop

11/8/2008 11:49:50 AM

Did you check out
The Coup
or Young Disciples


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Jesse Adams

11/8/2008 1:10:14 PM

Todd to you I suggest maybe some Marcy Playground or Nada Surf if you haven't check them out already.

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Hop On Pop

11/8/2008 5:18:20 PM

I have heard both, yes.
And actually, Mr. Adams, I will make the Young Disciples suggestion to you as well. Brilliant production!

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Hop On Pop

11/10/2008 1:01:52 PM ---- Updated 11/10/2008 1:18:18 PM

That band I was telling you about: The Coup?
They have a page here.
Or... did you know that already?

Also... I recommend this for anyone who likes seriously good hip-hop.
Reminds me a little of a less-confrontational Paris. The same message, the same musical restlessness, but with a more even temper.

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Slimdog Productions

11/10/2008 9:35:06 PM

Just added "The Coup" to my station...Good Lookin' out Todd!!! I am checking "Young Disciples" out now as well...THANKS!!!

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never never band

11/10/2008 9:50:22 PM

The Coup!

Revolutionary Rap!...sort of..

it is very good, It has a Oakland feel for sure.
I like those background singers too, It reminds me of Conscious Daughters and Paris..
I love that wah wah vibe at the end of "My Favorite Mutiny" I wish they'd explore that sort of funk vibe even more.

I cant get "we are the ones" to play..

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The Man With No Band

11/10/2008 10:11:45 PM


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11/11/2008 10:51:58 AM ---- Updated 11/11/2008 10:52:20 AM

Phlegm and Steve Ison.
Maybe Bananafishü? (If you read any topics other than your own.):

Have any of you heard
The Judy's?
Think B52's crossed with Violent Femmes and you'll have a pretty good idea of their sound.
The link is to a short, 8-min. documentary about the band.
Dig it.

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never never band

11/11/2008 12:32:32 PM


I want to play..if thats OK sir.

what's out there that I need to hear?

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Hop On Pop

11/11/2008 12:44:55 PM ---- Updated 11/11/2008 12:47:55 PM

Trying to think of something for you that you may not have heard.
I think that, for you, my recommendation of
The Young Disciples
will be a good one, too.

Also, are you familiar with
The Fall?
It's sort of a rap-rock without the R&B influence.
Punk. Confrontational. Very street, but very Cockney.
I might be reaching with this one, but I would think that it would be something that, if you dig Rock/Rap, you could appreciate once you get past the lack of the funk.

Just based upon what I hearing in your music.
I'm curious to know how off or on I am.

I just thought of another one!
The Birthday Party
It's Nick Cave's old punk band. Back when he was all goth, before he even found a hint of romanticism in that darkness.

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Hop On Pop

11/12/2008 6:26:24 AM ---- Updated 11/12/2008 6:27:14 AM

NEIL (w/ Young) and No-Band Sam:
I think that i may have mentioned him at IAC before, but not yet in this thread, and I think that you will really dig yourself some
Jim Ford

And HERE is Rockpile doing of a song of his that he never recorded himself, but that is one of my all-time favorite tunes.

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Slimdog Productions

11/12/2008 12:43:20 PM

HEY NOW Never Never!!! You know your Hip Hop!!! I still have The Conscious Daughters 1st CD. "We Go Deeper" is one of my favorite Hip Hop songs!!! And Paris was the "ish" back in tha' day...

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11/12/2008 2:30:24 PM

Ooh! I dont think The Fall would really appreciate being labelled cockney as they are a bunch of Mancs... Manchester dwellers - I wont forward this to Mark E Smith as he is not known for his humorous side - he he he!


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never never band

11/12/2008 10:50:45 PM

Hey Slimdog, I always loved that Oakland scene.
There was something special going on there...
The first time I heard Conscious Daughters was on Paris "Guerilla Funk" disk and I was blown away!

Ever listen to the "disposable heros of hiphopracy"?
or the Beatnigs?
That was a Sanfrancisco thing, Michael Franti came out of there...
It was strange to have these two very different scenes going on across the bay from each other, I think Paris kinda owned Oakland, or maybe embodied it.... and I think that city just had a meaner sound..
I love that stuff though. Paris Produced the new Public Enemy CD and it's Meaner than anything Chuck D has ever done before!
It's killer though!

Todd, I liked listening to The Fall today!
your links dont work for me, but I dug them up and was amazed to see they have had a 25 year career that's still going on!
I gotta say though it's that 80s stuff I found by them that I enjoyed the most, what a great sound..
I see they actually have a 2008 release!

the other one I couldn't find (that link also wont work for me)
is that the name of the band or of a track?

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Hop On Pop

11/13/2008 4:41:58 AM

The Young Disciples are a band.
And, if you want to try to find a great track from them, see if you can dig up "Apparently Nothing".
See if this link works for you.

And about The Fall being Mans and not Cockney: what do I know? I'm just an ignorant American?

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Hop On Pop

11/13/2008 6:29:58 AM

Another one for Richard Scotti, also for you Hugo and Ison:

The Webb Brothers
And, in case you're wondering, yes they ARE the sons of Jimmy Webb.

Maroon is their debut and very simply one of the best albums of the '00s. In my eyes, it captures the ennui of post-collegiate youth perfectly: the trolling of the bar scene. I cannot find a link for it, but please find yourself a copy. Or at least a link to the brilliant "Liar's Club".

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Hop On Pop

11/13/2008 6:53:18 AM

Hey, Dick Aven!!!

Have you heard Tortise?
They have a sort of post-rock, jazz-influenced thing. Not trad. jazz at all, which I know is more your thing. But they can be very melodic and still a challenging listen at the same time. Great, great musicians.
Here is a long video of a set of theirs.

This might also be appealing for PopiKok, Bob Elliott, and Niteshift.

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Hop On Pop

11/24/2008 6:54:18 AM

I am back to recommend you some Roy Wood... solo.

He is exactly the type of fearless studio maniac that I think you would relate to. Not only did he come up with the concept of ELO (before being kicked out of his own band for being too "out there"). But his solo stuff is SO, so beautifully odd.

And check out this video, too.

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11/24/2008 7:49:15 AM

Thanks HEAPS for the Roy Wood recommendation. I can't believe I have not discovered his music previously, especially being an ELO fan!
I have added See My Baby Jive to my Youtube favourites :)


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Hop On Pop

11/24/2008 8:00:17 AM ---- Updated 11/24/2008 12:38:14 PM

Glad that I could be of help!!!


OH! and I have another one for you, too. A little less overtly wacky, but still waaayyyy wacky, when you really listen:
Super Furry Animals
Although, you may have already heard them before. Imagine, Paul McCartney jamming with Ministry on acid. That's pretty much it.

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