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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
Jazz

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
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BRYON!

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
Vagina

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
#TheThankYouProject

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
After 22 years a NEW MY BLOODY VALENTINE ALBUM!!!

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
Dreamtown

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
Money?

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
CHICKEN ON A BICYCLE: NOW FOR SALE (PHYSICAL CDs)

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
Strippop

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
Gentlemen...

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
CHICKEN ON A BICYCLE!

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
NEW BEATLES SONG UNEARTHED!!!!

2/24/2009 8:31:34 PM
Favorite SINGLE LYRIC!

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
Hey Everyone! LET'S LISTEN TO SOME MUSIC!!!

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
HEY BLUEGRASS MUSICIANS!!!!

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
HEAVY FREAKIN' METAL!!!

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
ESSENTIAL READING FOR ANYBODY WHO RECORDS MUSIC!!!

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
THE GOOD STUFF!!!!

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

6/2/2009 12:43:33 PM ---- Updated 6/4/2009 12:55:18 PM

What's Todd Listening to Today? 2009 Edition, vol. 2
Welcome to the 2nd half of 2009!!!
Today's picks, courtesy of my oldest son, Cary:

6/2/09:
Elvis Costello - Punch the Clock
Al Green - Greatest Hits
The Velvet Crush - Heavy Changes
Def Leppard - Yeah!


Of course, as always, PLEASE ask me about stuff that sounds interesting. Or comment on stuff that you like. This isn't just a list, but (hopefully) a discussion of stuff that we like.


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Hop On Pop

6/3/2009 12:51:36 PM


6/3/09:
Jim Ford - Point of No Return


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Hop On Pop

6/4/2009 12:45:45 PM


6/4/09:
Barry Adamson - As Above, So Below
Camper Van Beethoven - Telephone-Free Landslide Victory
Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run
David Ruffin - David
Talking Heads - The Name of This Band is Talking Heads


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Hop On Pop

6/5/2009 12:36:23 PM


6/5/09
Harry Nilsson - Nilsson Schmilsson
Fiona Apple - When the Pawn...
Tom Zé - Fabrication Defect
Dan Penn - Do Right Man
The Wrens - The Meadowlands


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Hop On Pop

6/8/2009 12:58:42 PM


6/8/09:
© - ©
Doug Martsch - Now You Know
Kings of Leon - Youth and Young Manhood
Material Issue - Goin' Through Your Purse (live)
Happy Ashtray - Weathervane


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Hop On Pop

6/9/2009 12:36:05 PM ---- Updated 6/9/2009 12:41:20 PM


6/9/09:
The Gerbils - Are You Sleepy?
David Bowie - Scary Monsters
The Byrds - Younger Than Yesterday
Guided By Voices - Isolation Drills


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Hop On Pop

6/10/2009 12:43:25 PM


6/10/09:
Dwight Yoakam - The Very Best Of
Son Volt - The Search
Prince - Rehearsals and Live Stuff (1983-84)
Brinsley Schwarz - Silver Pistol
The Who - A Quick One


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Tom O'Brien

6/11/2009 12:17:27 AM


I'm curious what you think of Camper Van Beethoven. I remember hearing them on college radio a long time ago and loving them, but then I saw them live and they weren't that hot.


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Hop On Pop

6/11/2009 1:15:39 PM


I love Camper Van Beethoven!
Okay, well, I love the early albums of theirs, the later-period stuff gets a little watered-down, but there are still some great tunes on there.

Still, albums like Telephone-Free Landslide Victory and Camper Van Beethoven are classics in my book. For the "pop" tunes like "Take the Skinheads Bowling", "Joe Stalin's Cadilac", and "Good Guys and Bad Guys", as well as for the cool little faux-exotic instrumentals.

Also, if you get the chance to see Monks of Doom (if they still exist), you should absolutely go. Those are the guys from the band that did NOT go on to be a part of Cracker. Astonishing musicians.


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Hop On Pop

6/12/2009 12:43:52 PM


6/12/09:
The Left Banke - There's Gonna Be a Storm
The Staple Singers - Best Of...
Uncle Tupelo - No Depression
The Kinks - Something Else
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless


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Hop On Pop

6/15/2009 2:39:05 PM


6/15/09:
I had to leave work early on Friday, so I am getting back to:
Uncle Tupelo - No Depression
The Kinks - Something Else
My Bloody Valentine - Lovele

Also adding:
Guided By Voices - Alien Lanes
to the mix.

And, all is well for now.


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Hop On Pop

6/16/2009 12:24:21 PM


6/16/09:
Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
Belle and Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
Bob Elliott - Simple Machines
The Format - Dog Problems
Roy wood & Wizzard - Archive Series


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Conversation Suicide

6/16/2009 3:07:46 PM



Is that the IAC Bob Elliot? Nice.


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Hop On Pop

6/16/2009 3:10:38 PM


Why yes, Phlegm.
Yes it is.
And if you have not yet heard the album in its entirety, it comes highly recommended from me. Good stuff.


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Hop On Pop

6/17/2009 12:40:28 PM ---- Updated 6/18/2009 12:37:39 PM


6/17/09:
Jonathan Richman - Jonathan Sings!
Buzzcocks - Singles Going Steady
Bongwater - Double Bummer
Cibo Matto - Viva! La Woman


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Hop On Pop

6/18/2009 12:37:17 PM


6/18/09:
The Strokes - Is This It?
Massive Attack - Mezzanine
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
The Exploding Hearts - Guitar Romantic


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Hop On Pop

6/19/2009 12:39:33 PM


6/19/09:
Eels - Electro-Shock Blues
Pavement - Slanted & Enchanted (Luxe & Redux)
Dogbowl - Flan


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Hop On Pop

6/22/2009 12:47:14 PM


6/22/09:
NPR Driveway Moments for Dads
House of Freaks - Cakewalk
Shrimp Boat - Cavale
Mark Sultan - The Sultanic Verses
Richard Hell & The Voidoids - Blank Generation


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srm

6/22/2009 2:01:54 PM


"Blank Generation" is an all-time fave!


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Hop On Pop

6/22/2009 2:11:43 PM


Robert Quine is probably my all-time favorite guitar player.
They had some serious gunslingers around the Bowery back in the late 70's!


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Hop On Pop

6/23/2009 12:32:02 PM


6/23/09:
Paul Weller - As is Now
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
Green - The Pop Tarts
Stray Cats - Built for Speed
Harry Nilsson - Harry/Nilsson Sings Newman


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Hop On Pop

6/24/2009 12:43:50 PM


6/24:
The Wolfgang Press - Queer
Beto Villares - Beto Villares
Martin Newell - A Summer Tamarind
Judas Priest - Living After Midnight: The Very Best Of...
Jimmy Cliff - The Harder They Come (orig. soundtrack)


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Hop On Pop

6/25/2009 12:39:07 PM


6/25:
Prince & The Revolution - Rehearsals & Live Cuts (1983-84)
De La Soul - 3 Ft. High & Rising
Blur - Parklife
Syd Barrett - The Madcap Laughs


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srm

6/25/2009 12:58:42 PM


Great line-up, Todd!

Re: Robert Quine - All-Time!


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Conversation Suicide

6/25/2009 2:04:22 PM



I'm sure it's been said before, but there's MANY a day that we're on the same wavelength.....

And as usual, THIS WEEK, Again, your taste in MUSIC is impeccable...

Rock on Todd, you Giant of Diversity in Music.


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Hop On Pop

6/26/2009 12:40:06 PM ---- Updated 6/26/2009 2:31:39 PM


6/26:
Various Artists - The Birminham Sound: The Soul of Neil Hemphill, Vol. 1
Brinsley Schwarz - Cruel To Be Kind (live @ the BBC)
Rancid - Let's Go
Neutral Milk Hotel - On Avery Island
Léo Lago - Venturas e desventuras do engenhoso Cavalleiro do Lago


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Hop On Pop

6/29/2009 12:39:32 PM


6/29:
Los Lobos - Kiko
Sun Ra - Supersonic Jazz
Super Furry Animals - Phantom Power
The Breeders - Pod


And, given some time, I may get to listen to my DL of:
Léo Lago - Deus e o Diablo no Reino do Lago


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Hop On Pop

6/30/2009 2:39:27 PM


6/30:
ANTI Records Sampler (Winter, 2007)
The Best of the Johnny Cash Show (1969 - 1971)
Shrimp Boat - Speckly
Butterflies - Butterflies
John Cale - The Island Years


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Hop On Pop

7/1/2009 1:08:48 PM


7/1:
This is my last update for a while (I'm goin' on vacation with the family), so...
Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking
Eleventh Dream Day - Zeroes and Ones
Tom Zé - Danç-Éh-Sá
The Judy's - Washarama
Brian Wilson - SMiLE


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Hop On Pop

7/12/2009 11:17:48 PM


7/12/09:
At home, with dinner in the oven.
I'm listening to a new purchase:
The Sea and Cake - Car Alarm

Hi, IAC!
It's good to be home.


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Hop On Pop

7/13/2009 1:46:17 PM


7/13/09:
Dire Straits - Dire Straits
Jim Ford - The Sounds of Our Time
The Chamber Strings - A Month Of Sundays
Paul McCartney & Wings - Band On the Run
Little Edi - 21 Songs


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Conversation Suicide

7/13/2009 2:11:21 PM ---- Updated 7/13/2009 2:13:32 PM


Hi Todd!!! Welcome back. Hope the vacation with the family was the break you needed.

I'll be looking over those four tunes by Todd this week, to pick a few!

Nice to see your listenin' to some EARLY Paul.... I always thought "Band on The Run" was some of his BEST work..... Almost like it was where he wanted The Beatles to go, if they had continued ....

ROck on, Man.


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Hop On Pop

7/15/2009 12:53:26 PM


7/15/09:
Mekons - Rock 'n' Roll
The Magnolia Electric Co. - The Magnolia Electric Co.
Mavis Staples - Never Turn Back
My Morning Jacket - It Still Moves
Kathy McCarty - Sorry Entertainer


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Bryon Tosoff

7/15/2009 5:02:12 PM


no albums of late, been lazy.
but at IACMUSIC many songs of the following artists:

The Code
Bob Elliot
Nat Jay
All of Your Friends
Roberta Carrieri
Coloured Vinyl
MaleeDivy
Elizabeth Geyer
Susan Raven
Conversation Suicide
Jesse Adams
Never Never Band
Father Time
Jilly's groovy tunes
The Art Nova
and of course Todd's good music

and at the very least 1000 others on this fine place we call home
does that count? for anything

good

l8r

bryon


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Richard Scotti

7/15/2009 5:37:07 PM


Bryon - I hope I'm one of the 1000! :-)


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Hop On Pop

7/15/2009 8:25:50 PM


One more for today (7/15):
Léo Lago - Venturas e desventuras do engenhoso Cavalleiro do Lago

And Byron, I thank you for listening to my music -- whether it's one of my stations or my own bands that you are referring to.

Cool.


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Bryon Tosoff

7/15/2009 9:34:28 PM


I have to say I listened to Richards Scotti's Music too as well as the very gifted Natalie Brown's tunes and Larree's Guitar God tune is one of my all time fav's and countless others here. the Selection and coolness of it all is rather overwhelming and daunting. I dont think I will ever be able to listen to everyone....

I did listen to a few albums in the last week one being Susan Raven's and one of my students cds as well and some others


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Richard Scotti

7/16/2009 3:36:15 AM


Thanks Bryon. Coming from you that means a lot to me. I also want to thank you for adding my song: "Brother John" to your station and giving it the best review I've ever had in my life. I'm sure it helped contibute to raising the song from #15 to #7 in the Classic Rock Genre. I admire your generosity with all the artists here. You've obviously "been around the block" and know your stuff.

Todd, the human encylopedia of music, you amaze me! How do you find the time to listen to all that great music and still be an artist and whatever else it is that you do?
I love Al Green, one of the last great soul men. I was just listening to "Everything's Gonna Be Alright".


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Conversation Suicide

7/16/2009 7:22:56 AM


Todd -- I just got NAME-dropped by Bryon!!!

YEAAHHH! That felt good.

Rock on my brothers and sisters, hoping to be UNITED, in this crazy thing called music.


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Hop On Pop

7/16/2009 12:50:22 PM ---- Updated 7/17/2009 12:49:30 PM


I listen to a lot of music at work. It's easy to do with headphones I'm a writer and don't really need to interact with people very much.

Today:
Harry Nilsson - Pendemonium Shadow Show/Aerial Ballet/Pandemonium Aerial Ballet
Pela - Tinytown Graffiti
Acetone - York Blvd.

and, also an album made entirely with TOYS and toy instruments:
Self - Gizmodgery
which is a really amazing record on so many levels.

Also got to:
Peter Laughner - Take the Guitar Player For a Ride


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Hop On Pop

7/17/2009 12:48:47 PM


7/17/09:
Butterflies - Butterflies
Arcade Fire - Funeral
Iron Maiden - Killers
The Webb Brothers - Maroon


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Hop On Pop

7/20/2009 1:07:48 PM


7/20/09:
Wilco - Wilco (the album)
De La Soul - De La Soul is Dead
Caetano Veloso - Livro
Brian Eno - Another Day on Earth
Yo La Tengo - I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass


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Conversation Suicide

7/20/2009 4:33:34 PM


You know, I just realized, I check into what Todd is listening to, a LOT.


DOesn't it CREEP you OUT Todd, that I actually care?

Uh.....Don't you worry about STALKERS, and shit?

BRIAN ENO is a god.


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Hop On Pop

7/20/2009 4:50:17 PM


I think it's cool.
Actually, I am more concerned that people will think that this is an exercise in ego, that I would think that anyone actually does care. But it's not about me; it's about the music. I like to share.

And, it should be said that I do also listen to a lot of IAC music, as well.


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Hop On Pop

7/21/2009 12:42:19 PM


7/21/09:
Tom Zé - Estuando a Bossa
Camper Van Beethoven - Telephone-Free Landslide Victory
Barry Adamson - As Above, So Below
Post Office - Public Displays of Affection
Steve Earle - Train a Comin'


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Hop On Pop

7/22/2009 12:49:32 PM


7/22/09:
Pixies - Doolittle
The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms
Nirvana - In Utero
Thelonious Monk - The Best of the Blue Note Years


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Hop On Pop

7/23/2009 1:07:11 PM


7/23/09:
Paul Weller - Stanley Road
Motley Crue - Too Fast for Love
Paul Westerberg - 14 Songs
Shuggie Otis - Inspiration Information
Emitt Rhodes - Daisy-Fresh From Hawthorne, CA


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Hop On Pop

7/24/2009 12:24:45 PM


7/24/09:
Ike Turner - I Like Ike: The Very Best Of...
Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
The Sea and Cake - Car Alarm
Cibo Matto - Viva! La Woman
Cherry Twister - At Home With Cherry Twister


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Hop On Pop

7/27/2009 12:49:16 PM


7/27:
Smoking Popes - At Metro
The Format - Dog Problems
Big Star - Third/Sister Lovers
Tom Waits - Bone Machine
Wire - Chairs Missing


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Hop On Pop

7/28/2009 1:35:14 PM ---- Updated 7/28/2009 1:36:12 PM


7/28:
For my membership to NPR, I got this as a thank you gift:
Like Oh My God! I Can't Live Without It: Live From Sound Opinions, Vol. 1
This exclusive collection features live in-studio performances by musical guests. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot handpicked the tracks as a gift to their loyal listeners and public radio members.

Tracklist:
Mission of Burma - 2wice
Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus Twins - Olé! Tarantula
Buddy Guy - Louise McGhee
Jason Lyttle - Disconnect
the Swell Season - Falling Slowly
Jenny Lewis w/ the Watson Twins - Rise Up With Fists!!!
Peter, Bjorn, & john - Young Folks
The Besnard Snakes - Devastation
The Effegies - Mob Clash
Parts & Labor - The Gold We're Digging
Jon Brion - Knock Yourself Out
The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Pt. 1

(all recorded live in the studio at the show. cool!)

Giving it a first listen now. It's pretty cool. I just wish that it had better notes regarding recording dates and such. And maybe a little commentary from the guys.

After this, it's gonna be a lot of IAC listening (and voting).


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Hop On Pop

7/29/2009 3:13:22 PM


Just a lot of IAC, today.


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Hop On Pop

7/30/2009 12:28:08 PM


7/30:
Miles Davis - Birth Of the Cool
Dolly Varden - Mouthful of Lies
Tim Armstrong - A Poet's Life
Andrew Bird - The Mysterious Production of Eggs
The Millennium - Begin
Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed, & Delivered


That Miles just arrived in the mail yesterday, so I am listening to it for the first time right now. It's exactly what I expected, and exactly as awesome, too.


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weAponX

7/31/2009 3:23:26 AM


Actually, the albumen is called, "Something Else by The Kinks"!

Ahaha!


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Hop On Pop

7/31/2009 12:35:50 PM


Yes it is, weAponX. I just do that for brevity.

Anyway, today's (7/31) selections:
The Gothic Archies - The New Despair
My Bloody Valentine - Isn't Anything
Jason Isbell - Sirens of the Ditch
Sylvain Sylvain & The Ciminals - Bowery Butterflies
D'Angelo - Voodoo


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Hop On Pop

8/3/2009 12:43:29 PM


8/3:
Yo La Tengo - Electr-o-Pura
John Cale - Vintage Violence
Shrimp Boat - Something Grand (disc 2)
The Shins - Oh, Inverted World
Brinsley Schwarz - Nervous on the Road/The New Favourites of...


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Hop On Pop

8/4/2009 12:37:54 PM ---- Updated 8/4/2009 1:30:39 PM


8/4/09:
Nick Cave - Live Seeds
Cornershop - Judy Sucks a Lemon For Breakfast
Toots & The Maytalls - Funky Kingston/In the Dark
13th Floor Elevators - The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators
Jim Ford - Point of No Return
Kevn Kinney - MacDougal Blues


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Hop On Pop

8/5/2009 12:55:52 PM


8/5/09:
Jarvis Cocker - Further Complications
Teenage Fanclub - Songs From Northern Britain
Léo Lago - Venturas e desventuras do engenhoso Cavalleiro do Lago
Martin Newell - Songs For a Fallow Land
The Magnolia Electric Co. - The Magnolia Electric Co.


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Phlegm

8/5/2009 1:16:05 PM


Teenage Fan club -- YEAAAAAHhhh!!!!

I was so happy when I found these GIANTS of Indie Alternative on IAC. They're one of the main reasons I made that PHAMOUS PHLEGM PHAVOURITES station....

So I guess you BOUGHT Leo Lago's CD? How is it overall??
Thanks for turnin' me on to some of his tunes here on IAC.

Did you notice CHEWTOY is movin' up the Punk/Emo/Ska charts TOP 10? You should try to get a few more voters out there, to get it pushed closer to the TOP!

ROCK on you diverse mo' fo'.

We've DEFINITELY got to jam one day. -pHLeGm


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Hop On Pop

8/5/2009 2:33:13 PM ---- Updated 8/5/2009 2:33:32 PM


I did not buy Léo's CD.
He's giving it away (free downloads) at his website!
www.leolago.com

And yeah, it's cool; like a Brazilian Frank Zappa on acid.

Also:
I did not notice my Chew Toy song rising the charts. That is very cool!
Maybe something of mine will do something? Thanks for the heads-up!


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Steve White

8/6/2009 1:12:06 AM


Hey Todd!

Just stopping by to see how you're feeling my friend.
Hope all is well, I'll be in and out of here as usual. :)

Steve


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Cash Cow

8/6/2009 1:47:30 PM


Hey Steve,
I'm feeling pretty okay. Hope that you are well, as well.
T

8/6/09:
not listening to much, today. Just IAC and iTunes.


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Phlegm

8/6/2009 4:33:32 PM


Hey Todd -- one of my ABSOLUTE favourites of your excellent tunes is "Ashes on The Water" -- check it out --- It's Creeping up the charts in Alternative Pop Rock (no. 7, I think?), and it DEFINITELY fits well for representing that category....


FOLKS -- do yourselves a favor & give this catchy ditty by Todd a listen:

Ashes on The Water

AND phreakin' VOTE !!!


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Hop On Pop

8/7/2009 12:30:22 PM


Damn, Phlegm.
I am seriously appreciative of your appreciation of my tunes. You know that I dig Conversation Suicide a lot, too. So, it's nice to hear that kind of thing from somebody that you respect.
Thanks.

But, back to the business of this thread.
Today's picks (8/7/09):
Neutral Milk Hotel - On Avery Island
Caesaria Evora - Roogamar
Urge Overkill - The Supersonic Storybook
The Dismemberment Plan - Emergency & I
© - ©


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Conversation Suicide

8/7/2009 2:50:25 PM


Best Urge Overkill, in my opinion, is that Neil Diamond-esque --"Girl, you'll be a woman soon", that got so big from bein' in Pulp Fiction.... Nice to see that your a fan of THEIRS as well! and uh.... thanks for the VERY sweet comment.

It's comments like yours that keep us goin', man.

have a killer day, you diverse listener/songwriter/singer/player, you.


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Hop On Pop

8/7/2009 3:17:04 PM


I won't say that I "know" they guys from UO, but I have hung out with Nash and Blackie on a couple of occasions. (We have mutual friends.) And a former member of UO (not a core member, but the guy who took over for the departed King Roeser at the end) is playing on a couple of songs on the upcoming HoP record.

But yeah, I'm a fan.
Although, I'd argue that Saturation is their best -- where they finally figured out that Cheap Trick-meets-Neil Diamond thing that they had been going for all along.

Anyway... it's weird how small the local scene is, even in a big city like Chicago.


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Hop On Pop

8/10/2009 12:54:16 PM ---- Updated 8/10/2009 7:40:32 PM


8/10:
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme
Sixto Rodriguez - Cold Fact
Raphael Saadiq - The Way I See It
The Records - Smashes, Crashes, and Near Misses
The Brokedowns - New Brains for Everyone
The Ramones - Pleasant Dreams


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Hop On Pop

8/11/2009 12:39:18 PM


8/11:
The Sea and Cake - Car Alarm
Miles Davis - Birth of the Cool
Burning Brides - Fall of the Plastic Empire
Paul McCartney & Wings - Band On the Run
Matthew Sweet - Girlfriend


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Hop On Pop

8/12/2009 7:08:07 PM


8/12:
IAC, iTunes.
And, just arrived in the mail:
Cornershop - Handcream for a Generation


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Hop On Pop

8/13/2009 12:30:06 PM


8/13:
Pixies - Trompe Le Monde
The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
Pulp - Different Class
Cafe Tacuba - Un Viaje
Mark Sultan - The Sultanic Verses


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Hop On Pop

8/14/2009 12:34:17 PM


8/14:
It's 80's power pop day!!!

The Plimsouls - Everywhere At Once
The Plimsouls - The Plimsouls
Hoodoo Gurus - Mars Needs Guitars
Hoodoo Gurus - Magnum Cum Louder


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Jeff Allen Myers

8/14/2009 3:22:44 PM ---- Updated 8/14/2009 3:23:55 PM


AAH The Plimsouls and Mr. Peter Case. My High school band played about every tune on the album "Plimsouls". "Now" is a cool song, but only three chords...Probably why we played it. :) I have also performed "A million miles away" about a million times :)


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Hop On Pop

8/14/2009 6:29:16 PM


8/14:
Just got my greedy little hands on...
Cheap Trick - In Color (the 1997 Steve Albini re-recording)

Yep, the band actually went into the studio with Albini in '97 and re-recorded their best album with him. Listening now and, believe it or not, it sounds even BETTER than the original. Rocks SO MUCH HARDER.


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Hop On Pop

8/18/2009 12:51:04 PM


8/18/09:
My Morning Jacket - It Still Moves
Tonio K. - Life In the Foodchain
Jim Ford - The Sounds of Our Time
The Move - The Best of The Move


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Hop On Pop

8/19/2009 11:43:48 AM


8/19/09:
Brazil - The Philosophy of Velocity
M.O.T.O. - Single File
Grandpa Boy (Paul Westerberg) - Mono
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
various artists - Live From Sound Opinions


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Hugh Hamilton

8/19/2009 11:54:34 PM


Y'know what I'm listening to today? HOP ON POP!

And it warms my heart to see Todd and Phlegm bonding! I just KNEW it!!

:)
H


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Hop On Pop

8/20/2009 12:28:49 PM


Thanks for listening, Hugo. I appreciate your ears. (You had my ears yesterday, too as part of a big IAC binge.)
Today I listen to the following...

8/20/09:
The Hollies - 30th Anniversary Collection
Jarvis Cocker - Further Complications
Golden Smog - Weird Tales
The Fall - The Real New Fall LP


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Hop On Pop

8/21/2009 12:47:58 PM ---- Updated 8/21/2009 7:58:51 PM


8/21/09:
Brian Eno - Before & After Science
Fountains of Wayne - Welcome Interstate Managers
The Strokes - Is This It
Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure
Nine Inch Nails - Broken


More late additions:
Hop On Pop - Chicken on a Bicycle (current mixes)
Raphael Saadiq - The Way I See It
And, IAC Alternative Rock contest station.


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Hop On Pop

8/25/2009 12:58:03 PM


8/25/09:
The Harder They Come (original soundtrack)
The Cure - Staring at the Sea: The Singles
Luke Doucet - Broken (and other rogue states)
The Dukes of Stratosphear (XTC) - Chips From the Chocolate Fireball


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Anon E. Mouse

8/25/2009 1:11:42 PM ---- Updated 8/25/2009 1:48:53 PM


Staring at the Sea: The Singles = The CURE at their BEST

THAT one is a MASTERPIECE.
And SO is THE HARDER THEY COME soundtrack; KING of the Midnight Movies, and the bringer of the much BROADER WAVE of Reggae acceptance, Pre-Bob Marley, by just a few months.

Nice listening you're accomplishing today!

I was suprised to see that Hugh Hamilton mentioned you starting to "bond".... with that crazy phlegm-guy. But I DO hope he's right.

I think you probably have more than a few things in common, I'm sure you realize..... mostly to do with MUSIC, it would seem.

ANyhoo... Toodle-ooo.
And please DO stop by the Anon E. Mouse page sometime.
You'll find NO whiney, overly sensitive indie types playing THERE..... only the IAC Artists that have already "made it", with underground/indie/and Mainstream success.

-Doobious Doobiemeyer the Cat

(filling in for the deceased Anon E. Mouse, you know)


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Hop On Pop

8/26/2009 1:26:01 PM


8/26/09:
The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man
The Move - The Best of The Move
Super Furry Animals - Radiator
Super Furry Animals - Out Spaced
Brinsley Schwarz - Brinsley Schwarz/Despite it All


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Hop On Pop

8/26/2009 8:05:41 PM


Late addition for 8/26:
Gilberto Gil - Frevo Rasgado


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Hop On Pop

8/27/2009 12:48:07 PM ---- Updated 8/27/2009 2:04:47 PM


8/27:
Macy Gray - The Id
Papas Fritas - Buildings & Grounds
Wilco - Wilco (the album)
various artists - Wayne Kramer Presents: Beyond Cyberpunk
Shoes - Present Tense


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Hop On Pop

8/28/2009 12:59:08 PM


8/28/09:
John Cale - The Island Years (Fear/Guts/Helen of Troy, plus B-sides)
Small Faces - The Singles: A's and B's
Blur - 13
Tenpole Tudor - Best of: Swords of a Thousand Men


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The Velveteenies

8/28/2009 2:51:07 PM ---- Updated 8/28/2009 3:15:24 PM


Hello Hop on Pop, we were never intwoduced and I'm sure we must be welated, you remind us very much of our Uncle Punkipop, he had a huge collection too. I remember sitting awound his buwwow on Sunday after lunch while he did his David Bowbunie impersonation and we'd all do the backing vocals for his Fweddie Mercbunny. Oh what happy days.
Twitch.


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Hop On Pop

8/31/2009 1:08:39 PM ---- Updated 8/31/2009 7:12:13 PM


8/31/09:
Aaron Schroeder - Black & Gold
Dogbowl - Flan
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
Barry Adamson - Oedipus Schmoedipus
Harry Nilsson - Harry/Nilsson Sings Newman


And, hello Bunny.

EDIT:
just arrived...
Green - The Planets
A first listen reveals this to be an album of first-class psychedelic power pop. Lots of great arrangements, harmonies, and most importantly songs. Really good stuff.
For fans of: The Beatles, Raspberries, Jellyfish, Emitt Rhodes, The Millennium


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Hop On Pop

9/1/2009 8:34:43 PM


9/1/09:
various artists - The Historic Roots of Ska


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Hop On Pop

9/2/2009 11:58:07 AM


9/2/09:
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Willie & The Poor Boys
Shellac - 1000 Hurts
Ricky Skaggs - The High Notes
Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
Gorillaz - Demon Days


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Hop On Pop

9/3/2009 12:16:33 PM


9/3/09:
Zox - The Wait
Grant Hart - Intolerance
Butterflies - Butterflies
The Sea and Cake - Car Alarm
Green - The Planets


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Hop On Pop

9/4/2009 12:20:01 PM ---- Updated 9/4/2009 12:20:42 PM


9/4:
Mercury Rev - See You on the Other Side
Meat Puppets - Out My Way (Ryko reissue)
Joe Pisapia - Daydreams
Talking Heads - The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads


EDIT:
Oh, and who said that I'm a music snob?
It's true.


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Phlegm

9/4/2009 12:32:41 PM


WOw.. CCR, Public Enemy, GORILLAZ, Talking Heads and Meat Puppets too....

What a GREAT, rockin' past week THIS one must've been !!


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Hop On Pop

9/4/2009 12:35:53 PM


Do you know Shellac, Phlegm?
Surely, you must?
Steve Albini's band?
You gotta hear them, if you haven't already. They're outstanding and hilarious.


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Hop On Pop

9/8/2009 12:49:36 PM ---- Updated 9/8/2009 8:53:31 PM


9/8/09:
Sybris - Sybris
Los Lobos - Colossal Head
Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker
Sly & The Family Stone - There's a Riot Goin' On
The Kinks - Kinda Kinks


Dig it.

EDIT:
Also...
Bad Brains - I Against I


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Hop On Pop

9/9/2009 12:48:05 PM ---- Updated 9/9/2009 2:34:03 PM


9/9/09:
Bad Brains - Quickness
Bad Brains - Banned in D.C.
Bad Brains - The Youth Are Getting Restless
Marvelous 3 - Ready, Sex, GO!


And, you know, IAC.
But it's a hardcore kinda day.


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Phlegm

9/9/2009 12:57:23 PM ---- Updated 9/9/2009 12:59:28 PM


I got to meet and play with one of the Bad Brains Drummers.

He's one of the most bad-ass Black Punk Drummers around.... He's pretty amazing. I lived in DC for about 6 months in '81. THEY and MINOR THREAT with Henry Rollins of BLACK FLAG, we're the BIGGEST in the Washington, D.C. area

GOD>.... BAD BRAINS do such fuckin' GREAT oldskool hardcore punk !!!


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Anon E. Mouse

9/9/2009 2:31:21 PM ---- Updated 9/9/2009 2:36:35 PM


Oh yeah, that's believable Mr. Phlegm !

And you met Johnny Cash, and Michael Jackson, before they died too, right?

tsk tsk

-Doobious DoobieMeyer the Cat


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Hop On Pop

9/9/2009 2:59:00 PM


Why not?
I have a former member of Urge Overkill playing on 2 tracks of my upcoming album.
So, it can happen.


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Conversation Suicide

9/9/2009 10:33:26 PM



I know man, I'm SO jealous of you for that. I LOVE Urge Overkill and especially their HIT, that played in PULP FICTION, during Uma Thurman's sexy dancing scene... before she OD's....

And my D.C. Story is fuckin' true, for the record.

=,,much music LOVE, my eclectic, diversified music lovin' phriend,

-pHLeGm


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Hop On Pop

9/10/2009 12:35:34 PM


9/10/09:
Elliott Smith - XO
The Arcade Fire - Funeral
House of Freaks - Tantilla
Bee Gees - First (and other tracks)


Phlegm,
You do know that the UO member is a guy that was not a part of the core trio, and was not on the Neil Diamond cover that you're talking about. Still, he's a helluva musician and a really good guy for playing on my tunes. Played some tasty country licks on "Happy Days" (which I still need to mix)!

And, for the record, I believe you.

Love right back atchya!


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Hop On Pop

9/11/2009 1:00:33 PM


9/11/09:
Brinsley Schwarz - Cruel to Be Kind (live @ the BBC)
Hitsville U.S.A. (Motown singles 1959-1970) - Disc 3
The Clean - Anthology (disc 2)
M.O.T.O. - Single File
(you would LOVE this, Phlegm!)
Weezer - Weezer (blue)


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Anon E. Mouse

9/11/2009 1:25:55 PM ---- Updated 9/11/2009 1:32:46 PM


Well, I'm not Mr. Phlegm, and don't really care what he'd like, but I, for one, am VERY impressed that you are a fan of The Clean. Some of the most intriguing experimental punk/underground music was put out by this European band in the late 70's, and through the 80's.

Glad to see you have such great musical taste.

If you would like to hear some of the underground artists that became successful, right here on IAC, you really should stop by the Anon E. Mouse page sometime.

There are no whiney Phlegm-types on my page.

-Doobious DoobieMeyer the Cat


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Hop On Pop

9/11/2009 2:23:05 PM ---- Updated 9/11/2009 2:25:46 PM


I think that in calling Anon E. Mouse an "anon" is to assume that (s)he is, in fact, known by another name around these parts, and is somebody that we all know.

If (s)he is, one clue to their identity could be on their personal page:
"Tucson az U.S.A"

Now do I really think that it's Phlegm busting on himself, or did they just adopt an imaginary hometown because Phlegm is their favorite target right now?

Hmmmm....

-Sherlock

EDIT:
And if it's not somebody known by another name around here, then they're not really being anonymous. (Although I don't believe that this is the case.) And, no matter who they are, who cares what they think anyway? We all have our opinions and we all have to deal with those of others.

If there's one thing the internet is good for, it's developing a thick skin.


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Hop On Pop

9/11/2009 2:35:47 PM


Damn straight, Lar.

Oh, and to prove my snobbishness, I am going to CORRECT Mr. Mouse:

The Clean were not European. They were Kiwis -- from New Zealand!
;-)


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Hop On Pop

9/15/2009 1:12:54 PM


9/15/09:
Cesaria Evora - Sao Vincente
The Soft Boys - Underwater Moonlight
Green - The Planets
Barry Adamson - As Above, So Below
Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run


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Hop On Pop

9/15/2009 2:31:49 PM


(I can't see YouTube here, Lar. Is that a reference to Holst's "The Planets"?)


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Hop On Pop

9/15/2009 8:59:17 PM


Just added to the 9/15 queue:
Sybris - Into the Trees
Kimberly Rew - Ridgeway EP


(The latter of which I DLed directly from Mr. Rew's website:
HERE
Artwork, and all!


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Hop On Pop

9/16/2009 12:55:24 PM


9/16/09:
The Gothic Archies - The Tragic Treasury
The Wrens - The Meadowlands
Ashtray Boy - The Honeymoon Suite


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Richard Scotti

9/16/2009 1:18:57 PM


Professor Todd: May I recommend a band for you to listen you?
The Volunteers.


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Hop On Pop

9/16/2009 1:52:22 PM ---- Updated 9/16/2009 1:56:53 PM


Any particular album?
Where can I find the music of this band? What do they sound like?
Lay a link on me with some more info.

There are a couple of "Volunteers" listed at AllMusic.com, and I'm not sure which one it is, if it's any of them.

Tell me more, please!

EDIT:
IS it THESE GUYS? Because I'm listening to some of their tunes now, and they sound pretty good.


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Hop On Pop

9/17/2009 7:40:43 AM ---- Updated 9/17/2009 7:43:51 AM


9/17/09:
Sugar - Besides
The Move - The Best of The Move
Tim Armstrong - A Poet's Life
Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes
Oasis - (What's the Story) Morning Glory?


And Richard, I'm still waiting to hear about The Volunteers...


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Richard Scotti

9/17/2009 8:50:59 AM


Todd, you may like these two bands:

http://www.myspace.com/thevolunteers

http://www.youtube.com/rosewoodthieves


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Hop On Pop

9/18/2009 6:38:29 AM


9/18/09:
Martin Newell - A Summer Tamarind
Pugwash - Almanac
Wire - Send
Bad Brains - The Youth Are Getting Restless


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Hop On Pop

9/21/2009 6:31:36 AM


9/21/09:
It's BRITPOP DAY!
Blur - Parklife
Elastica - Elastica
Belle & Sebastian - The Life Pursuit
Jarvis Cocker - Further Complications
Stereolab - Emperor Tomato Ketchup


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Anon E. Mouse

9/21/2009 9:21:02 AM


The Clean is from New Zealand?
Oh well, Australia, Europe.... Great Britain....

Almost the same thing Mr. Todd. They all have those "I speak better English than thou" kind of Accents.

I just can't believe you could somehow try and connect me to that AWFUL phlegm guy!

I mean, just what kind of Rockstar name is that?

Surely NOT inspiring to a large portion of the masses.

Kind of makes me want to HURL out a HUGE ball of CAT Fur....

-Doobious DoobieMeyer the Cat


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Hop On Pop

9/22/2009 6:45:51 AM ---- Updated 9/22/2009 12:45:56 PM


9/22/09:
Willie Nelson - Shotgun Willie
The Jam - Direction, Reaction, Creation (disc 3)
James - Laid
Songs: Ohia - Magnolia Electric Co.
The Sea and Cake - Car Alarm


Just arrived and now playing:
Los Lobos - La Pistola y El Corazón


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Hop On Pop

9/23/2009 6:43:27 AM


9/23/09:
Thelonious Monk - The Best of the Blue Note Years
The Who - A Quick One
John Cale - Paris, 1919
The Smiths - Louder Than Bombs
Shrimp Boat - Cavale


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Richard Scotti

9/23/2009 8:04:49 AM


Todd, you may like these two bands:

http://www.myspace.com/thevolunteers

http://www.youtube.com/rosewoodthieves

Let me know what you think.


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Conversation Suicide

9/23/2009 8:06:41 AM


WELL... glad to see your doin' Cale, a little bit o' Morrisey ("She wears black on the OUTSIDE, 'cause black is how she feels on the inside...."), and The Who.

One of the most amazing bands, cut down in its prime.

I think the Pete Townshend stolen INTRO to EGGSHELLS, is why it got eliminated from POP, even though it was STILL at NO.2 by round 3 !

Sigh, but I know you've lost a few too, so I'll stop complaining now.

Pretty nifty about METAL, PUNK, and COUNTRY so far, eh?

Thanks for all your support over the past couple of years, Todd.

And NOW back to "What's Todd Listening to Today? 2009 Edition, vol. 2.....

-pHLeGm


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Hop On Pop

9/23/2009 8:11:21 AM


Richard:
I do most of my posting from work and don't have much comp. time at home, so I haven't had a chance to check out those two bands! (I'm not ignoring you, I swear!)

I'm gonna send those links to my email account because, when I do get on at home, it's at least at my email. Then, I'll have the reminder there!

Phlegm:
Today's selections were a conscious attempt to hit the 50's, 60's 70's, 80's, and 90's all in one day. (Plus, some of the Monk stuff, also reaches back into the 40's!)


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Hop On Pop

9/24/2009 6:53:25 AM ---- Updated 9/24/2009 1:32:00 PM


9/24/09:
Terence Trent D'Arby - Introducing the Hardline...
Son Volt - The Search
The Replacements - Pleased to Meet Me
Cornershop - When I Was Born For the 7th Time


Just added:
Def Leppard - YEAH!

All covers of great glam and straight-up rock from the late 60's and early 70's. It's the stuff that inspired the band to play music in the first place and, let me tell you, the guys have good taste!
Pooh-pooh if you will, but this is just a great rock band playing great old songs that they love and having a grand old time with it!


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Richard Scotti

9/24/2009 2:17:39 PM


No problem, Todd. You inspired me to go searching for obscure bands and I'm just really excited that I found two unique bands one of which (Rosewood Thieves) actually remonds me of your sound to some extent. The Volunteers are much more punky but I think they're both two great bands destined for success. I look forward to your opinion because you're such an expert on obscure bands! Erick Jordan of the Rosewood Thieves has one of the best rock voices I've heard in a long time, kind of a blend between Lennon and Dylan. The Volunteers bought their own recording studio in Williamsburg Brooklyn (Monsterland Studios) just so they could totally control their sound. They're outrageous but commercial, very hooky and edgy with clever lyrics. The Rosewood Thieves are kind of Beatle-like but modern sounding.
Whenever u have the time to listen, I'm be around.


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Hop On Pop

9/25/2009 6:49:45 AM


9/25/09:
Led Zeppelin - How the West Was Won
Love - Forever Changes
various artists - Live From Sound Opinions: Vol. 1


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Hop On Pop

9/29/2009 7:12:34 AM


9/29/09;
A bunch of stuff arrived today, so this will be an evolving "now playing" as I pick and choose from todays (over)stock of music.
Starting with:
Ducks Deluxe - Ducks Deluxe/Taxi to the Terminal Zone


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srm

9/29/2009 8:06:05 AM


Happy listening, and Happy Bidet, Todd!


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Hop On Pop

9/29/2009 10:21:39 AM


(still) 9/29:
Sugar - File Under: Easy Listening


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Hop On Pop

9/29/2009 1:13:09 PM


(still, still) 9/29:
Demolition Derby: A Crash Course In New Music From Yep Roc Records
Tracklisting:
1. Doublewide -- Southern Culture On The Skids
2. Blues That Defy My Soul -- Dexter Romweber
3. Slingshotz & Boomerangz -- C. C. Adcock
4. Too Bad That You're Done -- Two Dollar Pistols
5. Alive -- Chris Stamey;
6. Anyway -- Amy Farris
7. Don't Die -- Ken Stringfellow
8. Sweetwater -- Tres Chicas
9. East -- Marah
10. Zigaboo -- Spencer Dickinson
11. Cruisin' Part 1 -- Houndog
12. Invisible Drugs -- The Comas
13. I Resign -- The Bigger Lovers
14. The Forgotten Fridays -- The Minus 5
15. Trouble -- The Butchies
16. Even Numbers -- The Standard
17. Ways In Which We Burn -- Jason Darling
18. Sleeperhold -- Dolorean
19. Mr. Melee -- Laika & The Cosmonauts.


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9/30/2009 6:48:28 AM


9/30:
Jim Ford - Point of No Return
Bloque - Bloque
Rockpile - Seconds of Pleasure
My Morning Jacket - It Still Moves
Paul Weller - Wild Wood


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DE

9/30/2009 7:44:47 AM


GUIDED BY VOICES.... RIGHT ON!
I just rediscovered Alien Lanes while going through some old CDs. It's been in my car CD player this whole week.


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srm

9/30/2009 8:10:29 AM


Yeah! Rockpile and Paul Weller! I need to break out my copy of "Wild Wood", gain.


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Todd

9/30/2009 8:14:17 AM ---- Updated 9/30/2009 8:26:49 AM


Steve:
If you're a fan of Rockpile, you REALLY need to check out some Jim Ford.
He's the guy who wrote "36 Inches High" (which Nick covered on Jesus of Cool/Pure Pop For Now People) and also "Ju Ju Man" which was covered by both Nick's old band, Brinsley Schwarz, and also Dave Edmunds.

And, DE:
Guided By Voices are the guys that made me realize that it was okay for a recording to sound shitty, as long as the song was high-quality. In fact, they made me realize that it was okay to record something like this:
"The Yummy Song"
and even release it!!!


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10/1/2009 6:30:19 AM ---- Updated 10/1/2009 12:27:20 PM


10/1/09:
Going back to sifting through all that music I got the other day. Today's selections:
The Godfathers - Birth, School, Work, Death/Unreal World
various artists - New Tales to Tell: A Tribute to Love & Rockets
Wings - Venus & Mars


and more updates, as I get to more music...

Update (12:27 p.m. CDT):
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Willie & The Poor Boys


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10/2/2009 7:58:26 AM ---- Updated 10/2/2009 12:33:03 PM


10/2/09:
VHS or Beta - Bring on the Comets
Joy Zipper - American Whip
Tom Zé - Danç Eh Sá
XTC - Drums & Wires


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10/5/2009 6:58:58 AM


10/5/09:
The Flying Burrito Brothers - Gilded Palace of Sin
X - Los Angeles/Wild Gift
Happy Ashtray - Weathervane
Guided By Voices - Alien Lanes


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10/6/2009 6:42:39 AM ---- Updated 10/6/2009 6:46:47 AM


10/6/09:
The Beatles - Live @ the BBC
The Unicorns - Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone?


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10/7/2009 6:45:05 AM


10/7/09:
Shrimp Boat - Something Grand (bonus album)
Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
Liz Phair - Exile In Guyville
Brian Eno - Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)
Beto Villares - Beto Villares


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Richard Scotti

10/7/2009 9:12:05 AM


Todd, I hope someday you'll listen to the Rosewood Thieves and The Volunteers at the links I posted. I think you'll definitely like at least one of them. I really think they are bands on the rise.


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10/7/2009 9:39:43 AM


Richard,
I DID listen to The Rosewood Thieves, and and did like them. The sound is a little bit nondescript, but the songs are pretty good. I'll be curious to hear more from them as they mature as a band; the raw materials are there.

The Volunteers' music player did not work for me, even at home.

Sorry that I forgot to post my thoughts sooner. I can be an asshole like that... always pushing my own music and forgetting to comment on what others have thoughtfully recommended for me.

But anyway, thanks again for those links! And I will try to hear The Volunteers again sometime soon.

T


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10/8/2009 6:49:44 AM


10/8/09:
Rolling Stones - Forty Licks
Bettye Lavette - The Scene of the Crime
Rancid - Let's Go


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Richard Scotti

10/8/2009 8:38:21 AM ---- Updated 10/8/2009 8:40:02 AM


Thanks for listening, Todd. You're right that Rosewood Thieves need to keep trying
to reach their potential but I do see a great band in the making. I especially like the singing of
Erick Jordan, the lead singer. I think he's one pf the best I've heard in years.The Volunteers are much more edgy and have pretty much have established their sound. (owning a recording studio helps!) I know you'll enjoy them when u hear them.


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10/8/2009 1:41:39 PM


more 10/8/09:
Blur - Leisure


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10/9/2009 6:43:15 AM ---- Updated 10/9/2009 6:58:57 AM