Sunday, May 21, 2017

EPISODE 47: Iowa Star Wars Music, Part 6 of 9 - Return of the Iowa Jedi



Welcome to the last of our 4-part series honoring 40th anniversary of the greatest movie ever made!

We took a detour with the last 2 parts, one with non-Iowan midwestern artists and one that feature Iowa artists but wasn't really Star Wars music. With this one, we return to music inspired by Star Wars from Iowa artists!

And as a bonus, we feature the second album from The Han Solo Project below!

So let's join some Iowans on a visit to a long time ago in a galaxy far. far away!

IMSC posts and podcasts featuring Star Wars:
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/search/label/Star%20Wars

IMSC posts and podcasts featuring Spotify:
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/search/label/Spotify

To download the podcast, right click on the link below and hit "Save as...":
https://archive.org/download/IowaMusicShowcaseEpisode47/Iowa%20Music%20Showcase%20-%20Episode%2047_.mp3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTdK5xXmcZ4

TRACK LISTING:
For more information, click on the link below the track.

Cover by Dan OlderMusicGeek through questionable means

Opening - "Set for Stun" (excerpt) by Echo 3
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/05/ep-47-song-7-and-theme-set-for-stun-by.html)

Song 1 - "Sunshine" by Dagobah
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/05/ep-47-song-1-sunshine-and-song-5-ones.html)

Song 2 - "Get on the Dark Side" by The Han Solo Project
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/05/ep-47-song-2-get-on-dark-side-and-song.html)

Song 3 - "A Dark Gift" by Jordan Mayland and The Thermal Detonators
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/05/ep-47-song-3-dark-gift-by-jordan.html)

Song 4 - "Luke, I am Your Father" by Keepers of the Carpet
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/05/ep-47-song-4-luke-i-am-your-father-by.html)

Song 5 - "The Ones" by Dagobah
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/05/ep-47-song-1-sunshine-and-song-5-ones.html)

Song 6 - "That's No Moon" by The Han Solo Project
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/05/ep-47-song-2-get-on-dark-side-and-song.html)

Song 7 - "Set for Stun" by Echo 3
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/05/ep-47-song-7-and-theme-set-for-stun-by.html)

Closing - "Set for Stun" (another excerpt) by Echo 3
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/05/ep-47-song-7-and-theme-set-for-stun-by.html)

All song are copyrighted by the performers and composers, and used by their kind permission.


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Next episode: A look at classical music coming out of Iowa!

One year ago...
Episode 29 - Guest Producer Craig Hlas of The Iowa Made Network, Part 2 of 2 -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2016/05/episode-29-guest-producer-craig-hlas-of.html

Two years ago...
Episode 9: Iowa Jazz Music -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2015/05/episode-9-iowa-jazz-music.html

Iowa Music Showcase can be listened to and/or downloaded on the following sites:
Home page:
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/
Feed:
http://feeds.feedburner.com/IowaMusicShowcase
Itunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/iowa-music-showcase/id1173339660
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Iowa-Music-Showcase/364796883703114
Soundcloud:
https://soundcloud.com/iowa-music-showcase
Bandcamp:
https://iowamusicshowcase.bandcamp.com/
YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXMPcIaIvvs0Aj4zk2JbXdQ/feed

Iowa Music Showcase is also on Code Zero Radio every Tuesday and Thursday at 10pm central time:
http://codezeroradio.com/

Other websites:
Twitter:
https://twitter.com/iamusicshowcase
Instagram:
https://instagram.com/iowamusicshowcase
ReverbNation:
https://www.reverbnation.com/iowamusicshowcase
Archive.org:
https://archive.org/details/@iowa_music_showcase#uploads
Spotify:
https://play.spotify.com/user/iowamusicshowcase

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Friday, May 12, 2017

PLAYLISTS - Iowa Star Wars Music, Parts 1-3: The Phantom Iowa Star Wars Spotify Playlist

This is kinda Star Wars, but kinda not. This is a Spotify playlist of tunes by Iowa artists that feature either "star" or "war" in their titles.

And as there is enough here for three podcast episodes, consider this our version of the prequel trilogy.

Other IMSC posts and podcasts featuring Star Wars:
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/search/label/Stars%20Wars

Other IMSC posts and podcasts featuring playlists:
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/search/label/playlists

Other IMSC posts and podcasts featuring Spotify:
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/search/label/Spotify



Friday, May 5, 2017

PLAYLISTS - (Non-)Iowa Star Wars Music, Part 5 of 9: The Midwest Strikes Back

Well, when I was looking for music for my two podcasts of Star Wars related music from Iowa, I came across some similar music made by our neighbors here in The Midwest. And it seems a waste not to share it!

So here is a YouTube playlist. It features:

"Tatooine" by Jeremy Massersmith from Minneapolis
"No Wars But Star Wars" by In Defence from Minneapolis
"C-3PO's Plight" by Kascade from Chicago

I also included a cover of "Cantina Band" because this Los Angeles, California, band goes by the name of "You, Me, and Iowa",

Plus a podcast, "Midwest Best", that features music from the midwest based on a theme.  Star Wars obviously being the theme of the episode featured here.

Other IMSC posts and podcasts involving Star Wars:
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/search/label/Star%20Wars

Other IMSC posts and podcasts using YouTube:
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/search/label/YouTube

Other IMSC posts and podcasts using playlists:
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/search/label/playlists





One year ago...
Playlists: Random Iowa Music Spotify Playlist 2 -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2016/05/playlists-random-iowa-music-spotify.html

Two years ago...
Episode 9: Iowa Jazz Music
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2015/05/episode-9-iowa-jazz-music.html

Other IMSC websites and links:
Feed:
http://feeds.feedburner.com/IowaMusicShowcase
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Iowa-Music-Showcase/364796883703114
Twitter:
https://twitter.com/iamusicshowcase
Instagram:
https://instagram.com/iowamusicshowcase

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Sunday, April 30, 2017

EPISODE 46 - Iowa Star Wars Music, Part 4 of 9: May the Fortieth be with You!



Welcome to the FIRST of our four-part series celebrating the greatest movie that was ever made!

This photo is from the 1978 Theodore Roosevelt High School Yearbook,
which carries no copyright.
The photographers are listed in the yearbook as:
Jeff Jones, Mark Tatarud, Mark Parker,
and a fourth name I cannot make out

And what, you ask, does Iowa have to do with Star Wars?

Not a whole lot! George Lucas isn't from here. And despite what you see on Facebook, Star Wars has been and never will be filmed here!

But a certain 13 year old from Des Moines, Iowa, did check out the film at the glorious, though torn down, Riviera/River Hills Theater! And he was blown away! And has been a die hard fan for 40 years!

A few years later, he discovered punk and the alternative music scene! And since that time, music and Star Wars have always played a central part in his life.


And it seems I am not the only Iowan like this! There are others! Others who actually know how to write and play instruments! And these Iowans have, like me here, combined their love of music and Star Wars.

And I am proud to present their work on the 40th anniversary of the greatest movie ever made!


I've also included a couple of bonus features.

Tom Hummer has done two albums of Star Wars related music under the name, The Han Solo Project. I've included the first of those two here. And I'll include the second one with the next podcast.

I've also included a video of The University of Northern Iowa Marching Band doing some Star Wars music.

Other IMSC posts and podcasts involving Star Wars:
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/search/label/Star%20Wars

Other IMSC posts and podcasts using Spotify:
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/search/label/Spotify

Other IMSC posts and podcasts using YouTube:
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/search/label/YouTube

To download the podcast, right click on the link below and hit "Save as...":
https://archive.org/download/IowaMusicShowcaseEpisode46/Iowa%20Music%20Showcase%20-%20Episode%2046_.mp3


TRACK LISTING:
For more information, click on the link below the track.

Cover from the 1978 Des Moines Roosevelt High School yearbook
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/04/ep-46-cover-from-1978-des-moines.html)

Opening - "Set for Stun" (excerpt) by Echo 3
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/05/ep-47-song-7-and-theme-set-for-stun-by.html)

Song 1 - "Call of the Jedi" by Czheck Productions
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/04/ep-46-song-1-call-of-jedi-by-czheck.html)

Song 2 - "I Can Control You" by Jordan Mayland and The Thermal Detonators
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/04/ep-46-song-2-i-can-control-you-by.html)

Song 3 - "It's You" by Dagobah
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/04/ep-46-song-3-its-you-by-dagobah.html)

Extra - "20th Century Fox Fanfare/Star Wars theme/Cantina Band" by The University of Northern Iowa Panther Marching Band
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/04/ep-46-extra-20th-century-fox.html)

Song 4 - "Dagobah-bah-bah-bah" by The Han Solo Project
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/04/ep-46-song-4-dagobah-bah-bah-bah-by-han.html)

Song 5 - "Amidala" by Lame
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/04/ep-46-song-5-amidala-by-lame.html)

SPOILER ALERT!!!
Song 6 - "It Sucks That Han Solo is Dead" by The Emblem Faction
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/04/ep-46-song-6-it-sucks-that-han-solo-is.html)

Closing - "Set for Stun" (another excerpt) by Echo 3
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/05/ep-47-song-7-and-theme-set-for-stun-by.html)

All song are copyrighted by the performers and composers, and used by their kind permission.


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Next episode: The second podcast and fourth part of our Star Wars celebration!
Next week: Playlists, embeds, and videos of Star Wars related music by our midwest neighbors in "The Midwest Strikes Back!"

One year ago...
Playlists: Artists who Submitted (But I Still Haven't Put on a Podcast Yet!) -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2016/04/playlists-artists-who-submitted-but-i.html

Two years ago...
Episode 9: Iowa Jazz Music -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2015/05/episode-9-iowa-jazz-music.html

Iowa Music Showcase can be listened to and/or downloaded on the following sites:
Home page:
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/
Feed:
http://feeds.feedburner.com/IowaMusicShowcase
Itunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/iowa-music-showcase/id1173339660
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Iowa-Music-Showcase/364796883703114
Soundcloud:
https://soundcloud.com/iowa-music-showcase
Bandcamp:
https://iowamusicshowcase.bandcamp.com/
YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXMPcIaIvvs0Aj4zk2JbXdQ/feed

Iowa Music Showcase is also on Code Zero Radio every Tuesday and Thursday at 10pm central time:
http://codezeroradio.com/

Other websites:
Twitter:
https://twitter.com/iamusicshowcase
Instagram:
https://instagram.com/iowamusicshowcase
ReverbNation:
https://www.reverbnation.com/iowamusicshowcase
Archive.org:
https://archive.org/details/@iowa_music_showcase#uploads
Spotify:
https://play.spotify.com/user/iowamusicshowcase

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

PLAYLISTS: Iowa Science Music

Well, besides being a big geek on music, I also happen to geek out on science, (Yes, it is allowed to geek out on more than one thing!)

So in honor of today's March for Science (which I and my dog, Joe, will be doing in Des Moines), I put together this playlist of science-related songs by Iowa artists!


Other IMSC posts and podcasts involving science:
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/search/label/science

Other IMSC playlists:
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/search/label/playlists

Other IMSC posts and podcasts involving Spotify:
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/search/label/Spotify



One year ago...
Playlists: Artists who Submitted (But I Still Haven't Put on a Podcast Yet!) -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2016/04/other-sources-locusic.html

Two years ago...
Episode 8: Iowa City Children's Album
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2016/04/playlists-artists-who-submitted-but-i.html

Other IMSC websites and links:
Feed:
http://feeds.feedburner.com/IowaMusicShowcase
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Iowa-Music-Showcase/364796883703114
Twitter:
https://twitter.com/iamusicshowcase
Instagram:
https://instagram.com/iowamusicshowcase
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