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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
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!

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Hop On Pop

7/15/2009 2:59:49 PM

What defines a "BAND"?
Coming from an argument started on another board...

I mean, Steely Dan has only 2 guys in the group; 2 constant members.

Are they really a "band"?

The songs are/were pieced together much in the studio. They used mostly hired guns, instead of keeping the performances within the ranks of those 2 members. And the lineup changed, not only from album-to-album, but also from song-to-song. They bring in whoever they feel can add to the song at certain POINTS of the song... A different guitar player will playing the solo and no other part – in each tune. They'll have a different rhythm player playing through the rest of the tune.

And, by the same token:
Is The Millennium a band? I mean, they at least had the same 5 or 6 guys performing every song, but they never played live, and their songs are also pieced together in the studio, with different members contributing piecemeal. There were no live performances.

What do you think?
Where is the line drawn?

To bring it to a personal level: I know that, at this point, I don't consider Hop On Pop a band anymore. (These days, I'm doing the same things that the Dan does.) That's not a band; that's a co-op.


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Bryon Tosoff

7/15/2009 4:01:05 PM


A band is a working group of musicians whether part or full time

Steely Dan was a project as far as I am concerned

Anybody in a co-op internet thing is not a band

debate

bring it


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Sly Witt

7/15/2009 4:04:30 PM


Yeh, I think Steely Dan is a band. The 2 core members are what makes them Steely Dan. It's been that way since their first album. I've seen them live with a couple of different variations of 'steely dan backup band'. If either Becker or Fagan were missing, they wouldn't be Steely Dan.

Having said that, I also think that whoever you're playing with at any given time is a 'band'.

Band/Co-op ... what's the difference?


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Bryon Tosoff

7/15/2009 4:10:25 PM ---- Updated 7/15/2009 4:13:04 PM


Well Slywit
i have to disagree

A band is a group of working musicians playing live for real money not for free, but maybe sometimes and perhaps if it is a volunteer group or something like that
they may or may not have released albums, but most have in this day and age.

They probably practice once in awhile, but most of the good ones don't need to unless they are doing new material. I know a number that lay down there first 2 sets of well rehearsed material at a club or event or casino or whatever pub and then kinda practice experiment in the last set of the night with new material or songs they are putting together for an upcoming cd

To do it over the internet and sending files back and forth without the intent of ever performing live is not a band. It is a project,,,,,it is like saying I am married to that person in Timbuktu and you are in Philadelphia and never laying your hands on the person and getting it on and doing the real thing.....kinda like that
So it is like saying I am married but I never got it consummated


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7/15/2009 4:29:07 PM ---- Updated 7/15/2009 4:31:10 PM


The 'Band' concept was more commonly applied to musical ensembles that included brass and percussion i.e. the traditional Brass Bands. The 'band' name applied more generally to any group of people with a common interest i.e. Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men. So I think however, for whatever and wherever you work together, if this factor applies then you are justifiably a Band.

Musically Brass bands evolved into Jazz bands and 'Big' Bands then Rock Bands and these still retain that label. Other music (especially Pop) that included more than one member (usually 4) were more commonly referred to as 'Groups', gradually these too are now using the Band title.

You can use the terms Solo, Duo, Trio or Collabro without calling yourself a band.

Funny how we still refer to 'Boy Bands' yet often no instruments are harmed in the process.

Of course, at IAC we like to call ourselves "Artists"


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The CODE

7/15/2009 4:45:54 PM


We call ourselves a Band ;-)

The CODE - MOTM 2009




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Bryon Tosoff

7/15/2009 4:53:51 PM


Code

that was good

thou are indeed a band
rock on!


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7/15/2009 5:56:45 PM


Jilly and I are a band. We work on music together all the time. We discuss band issues, and we make band decisions.


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Sly Witt

7/15/2009 5:58:26 PM ---- Updated 7/15/2009 6:02:47 PM


I guess the beatles stopped being a 'band' in 65 when they stopped playing 'live' by Bryon's definition.

I'm often a 'band of one'.... or 'one man band', as they call it. So...I guess the definition is that I'm a band if I get paid to play with myself in public? What!? Yikes....

my opinion... if you think you're a band, then you're a band. If someone else disagrees, so what. Labels are silly.


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Hop On Pop

7/15/2009 6:08:07 PM


I guess the beatles stopped being a 'band' in 65 when they stopped playing 'live' by Byron's definition.

I don't think that it's quite that simple, or simplistic.
I do think that CAN (or can not) factor into whether or not a collaboration is a band. I do think that there has to be a certain synergy amongst a group of people for a collection of musicians to be considered a "band".

Those who contribute their performances do have to also contribute something to the creation of the music -- the spawning of the music, itself. Not necessarily to the songwriting, per se, but to have a certain degree of input as to how those songs take shape.

It has to be a democratic process to some degree, with consistent members, and not just a dictatorship... commanded by a single leader, telling everyone exactly how to play everything. Or having different people in on different parts of songs, with no consistency in the lineup from song-to-song.

Therefore, by my definition, I think that the Beatles remained a band until The White Album and possibly later. But that point is up for argument.

But Steely Dan? There is no consistency in the lineup (except for Fagen and Becker) after a certain point. So...?

And Coloured Vinyl?
Again, it's up for interpretation, as always.

And, of course, this is all about how you view it.

I like discussions like this, as long as it doesn't get ugly.


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7/15/2009 7:55:20 PM


Good question.

How do you define band?
How do you define chord?

Does it matter?

If I were going to define a band, then it would have to be three or more.
Otherwise two musicians are a Duo, even if they hire session cats.

Black Eyed Peas are great, but they are not a band.
They are entertainers the way Sonny and Cher were. Or Abba.

Was Abba a band?

Elvis had a great band for a while. Backing musicians.

I have no idea but there is some vague meaning in my head. A great band is indestructible.

DEFINITION: A band (to me) should be a self-contained musical unit ... that can play live and tries to play live in the studio.


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7/15/2009 7:56:41 PM


"And Coloured Vinyl?"

You mean, like "Race Records?" or do you mean those red, blue and other coloured records they issued from the 1950s through to the 1980s?


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Bryon Tosoff

7/15/2009 8:03:59 PM ---- Updated 7/15/2009 8:12:27 PM


I take your suggestions and modify my stance on the band thing Todd and Flametop Fred
Your ideas and and all indeed make a lot of sense, I guess I was trying to justify in my own mind what a band is, was, can be,should be , used to be and all of that

I guess the beatles paid their dues established themselves so well, they just played live in the studio or did over dubs or whatever. The thing is , how many groups, notice I said groups do that now...well maybe a number

The Beatles had it made and things were sure different back then,when you could release an album and get it distributed , get it playlisted throughout the world based upon your reputation,,,

I guess as you stated I made it too simplistic
so, I stand corrected

what the hell do I know anyways
I am not in a band anymore, although I get invited time and again but have no ambition to do it at this time, and probably never will

so I will be ....a ....what ever Sam Cat is........a one man band....with my piano , bloody heavy things

bryon


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Hop On Pop

7/15/2009 8:06:16 PM


what the hell do I know anyways
Pretty much the same amount as I do... just different.


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Jesse Adams

7/15/2009 8:36:50 PM


What does it matter?


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Andy Broad

7/15/2009 8:48:43 PM


hmm so when is a band a band, and when does it become an orchestra?


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Bryon Tosoff

7/15/2009 9:26:49 PM


Now after much discussion about bands. groups et al we have come to the conclusion that ___________________________________

fill in the blank


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7/15/2009 9:35:33 PM


"hmm so when is a band a band, and when does it become an orchestra? "

I think if you look back at the early 20th Century, and New Orleans in particular, that's when Orchestras made the transition to band.

Orchestra = usually has a conductor
Band = usually no conductor, but has a leader

That seems (loosely) based on the history of jazz coming out of New Orleans and all along the Mississippi - ie, a pretty much AMERICAN MUSIC development.

Conductor-less orchestras didn't really happen much in Europe.
Seems to be (as far as I can tell, but may be wrong) "bands" sprung up in the United States.

Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?




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Bryon Tosoff

7/15/2009 9:41:18 PM


Ok, what about a Big Band.....like the ones glenn miller had...or the school bands who have combo's of which have up to 6 players or so

Uno
Duo
Trio
Quartet
Quintet

Sex....tet


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7/15/2009 9:45:47 PM


A BIG BAND usually had a conductor, so in a way doesn't that make them hybrid between Band and Orchestra?

I think that is the point ... that "bands" shook up the whole music / gigging thing.
Then small bands got bigger.

Mind you, in a band like Glenn Miller or Benny Goodman, the time keeping by Glen or Benny was more for show .... by then it was the drummer (like Gene Krupa say) that was keeping the time. As we know it.

Band Leader was the guy that might set the tempo, count in the song and indicate the ending.

Hmmmm

Orchestra, I think, implies that everyone is following a score, that the conductor is there to hold it all together. Bands developed more from musicians falling together (particularly in Dixieland).

Dixieland = not always musicians reading music. So no need for a conductor.




Somebody should ask Dr. John ... I bet he would know the history.



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Bryon Tosoff

7/15/2009 9:50:04 PM


The Dr J is king...say I see you are from Vancouver Fred / I actually added a few of your very cool tunes to some of my stations here at IAC.very recently....
nice work


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Otis and the Professors

7/15/2009 10:29:01 PM


I'm not sure where I fall in this debate, which is kinda funny since I'm not sure what my "band: is. Like Steely Dan there are really only two of us, but with a bunch of other people that contribute, some regularly, to our recordings, but even then we tend to write their parts (violin, percussion, etc) so I'm not sure if we are a band, but it feels a bit presumptuous to call ourselves a "project".


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Andy Broad

7/16/2009 1:12:42 AM


@otis

I wouldn't worry too much about presumptiousness, until you start given your compositions opus No.s :-)


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The Man With No Band

7/16/2009 5:16:13 PM


Interesting reading ....

What is the criteria for being called a band ?

My take ...

A band is something where it takes more than one to make the whole ....
an engagement of sorts ... it does not matter the number of members ... it does not matter the number of instruments ...

It does not matter whether or not live performances are done ... if you are focused and creating together, you are a band, no matter what your methods are or whether or not you are any good ...

Outside of music a man, or woman, is in a band the moment they choose a partner ... the band can grow or change or not but it is still a band ...

The same with a group of friends ... and we are all members of the band of humanity ...

As in music ... there are no rules IMO as to what criteria makes a Band ...

I am The Man With No Band ...
When I came up with the name ... I had no wedding band ... I was on the road away from all my family and friends for several years ... and I played and wrote solo

So I thought the name fit ... But after I found IAC I knew I was in a band ... and when I really thought about it, I now consider myself a band ...

I call on those that have came before ... and when I play along with what I hear, I am a band ...

and since I was born with five guys in my head ... We are a very large band ... and since they are all slightly touched, we are a very large, slightly touched band ... :)


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Sly Witt

7/16/2009 5:22:30 PM


..what Sam said...


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Bryon Tosoff

7/16/2009 5:58:20 PM


: -)


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7/16/2009 6:25:01 PM


hey Flametop, you idiot. :)

Coloured Vinyl is the name of my new band with Jilly, the one I sent you an invite to come to our CD release party but since you don't open your emails you didn't know about.

love,

Father Time


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Paul groover

7/16/2009 8:47:43 PM


A band as i have come to think on it is when there is more than one instrument represented on any recording does not matter if it,s ever been played live. No-one is really interested 99% of the time who actually plays the instrument. It,s what it sounds like that matters


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Bryon Tosoff

7/16/2009 9:10:07 PM


being drunk


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SILVERWOODSTUDIO

7/17/2009 1:03:07 AM


drunk as a--??

we call ourselves

----A group----a collective----a family thing---a collaberation
-----a disaster waiting to happen-----a party of fools---- artistic types---arrogant arseholes----abject failures

---but peeps just call us ----a band


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7/17/2009 6:05:06 PM


A good band just feels right to be in, but can also be a pain in the ass.
A good band can fit into one car and roll down the windows when the drummer farts.

An orchestra is probably much, much more of a professional thing with written contracts, unions and lunch breaks.

A band may be professional in nature but vehemently amateur in scope and intention.


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Otis and the Professors

7/17/2009 9:28:20 PM


At the risk of sounding cliched or overly sentimental, being in a "band" with Otis is basically like a marriage without any physical attraction. We share everything, each have input on every aspect of music and neither is limited to any particular role, although I do write most of the lyrics. Its a relationship like many of you have felt I'm sure, where everything musically just seems to click, there is no real explanation for it, we think and feel the same way when we make music, thats what makes us a band, unless Andy has convinced me to start referring to OatP as a project.

-Drewsus


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The CODE

7/17/2009 10:19:28 PM


As a 'Band' we just enjoy it all...

Life is short and the solo's are long...

ROCK ON>>>


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Conversation Suicide

7/18/2009 9:32:32 AM


AMen, Brother COlin...... AND ROCK on with THE CODE y'all.... They've got some KILLER tunes up on this IAC, if ya haven't already given a listen.

TODD: As a lover of Guided by Voices, you've GOT to have GUESSED my view on BAND = If you show up for a few practices, or at LEAST for the GIG.... you're in my damn band. End of story. I suspect I'll be working with 100s of musicians MORE, before I die.

And I'm fine with that.

I will ALWAYS consider Conversation Suicide a band.

We play shows, right? We create ORIGINAL music, right? We PLAY it LIVE right? We've got MERCH & CDs to shove down your throat, RIGHT?

AND we will ROCK you're fuckin' socks off --- WHATEVER Lineup I've got on most any night, guaranteed....

NOW THAT, is a BAND, mutha fucka.

Keeping the same members is only a luxury for those actually making good money in the musician game.
AND MANY of the "SUCCESSFUL" bands, can't keep the same members from SHOW to SHOW, or CD to CD.... and often only have TWO regulars, like Steely Dan, and MANY others...... WHat about THAT fact, eh?

THERE ya go. THOSE are some of the important factors that make YOU and those you work with, a BAND, if you wish to be.

As that famous Rocky Horror picture Show song so emphatically puts it:

"Don't Dream it, Be it...."

just my two quid.

-pHLeGm


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Helen McCall

7/24/2009 8:15:29 PM


We conside ourselves A Band

I'm Going Home Miss Helen & Abow Jenkins Band


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Tom O'Brien

7/25/2009 1:11:23 AM


Back in the 70's you were in a "group." A band was something Tommy Dorsey or Glen Miller had. Or a band was the thing you played trombone for in high school.

So when did "groups" become "bands" and will it ever revert? (There's a palindrome in there for those of you who care).

I think you're in a band when you feel like you're making something happen musically with another person or persons that didn't exist when you played the same thing alone in your room. A bunch of pros could play a perfect set together and still not be a band if they're not feeling that. Or you could feel it with just one other. It's about the spirit behind the music.


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Kevin White

7/25/2009 1:48:50 AM


I'm a one man band. I define myself.


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TNT

7/26/2009 9:48:27 AM


For me it's quite easy.

It's not just the playing together, it's also the stuff away from the music. Knowing that you've got each others backs.
We play a lot of bike rallies, and I often liken a band to a bike club, where the friendship and togetherness is just as important as what seems to be the focal point, (in our case the music).

When you get this right, the music and performance improves greatly also.


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