Monday, May 30, 2016

PLAYLISTS: Random Iowa Music Spotify Playlist 3

Well, due to family birthday functions and volunteering and attending Gross Domestic Product, I didn't have time to do much for my website this week. So you're getting another random playlist of Iowa music.

One of these days, I will get things set up so I can do a random Iowa music playlist from SoundCloud and YouTube, but that'll probably be a while.

But rest assure, I have been working on a podcast of Iowa hip hop and rap and a blog of "fake" Iowa bands!

But until then, I leave you with the below...

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Episode 29 - Guest Producer Craig Hlas of The Iowa Made Network, Part 2 of 2

Well, we present the second part of our shows with guest producer, Craig Hlas, of the Iowa Made Network!

As we said last time, Craig and his wife have a website that shows where you can get and find all sorts of stuff from and made in Iowa - Iowa Made Network! So with both of us being proud Iowans celebrating Iowans, I was more than happy to put a couple of podcasts from a list of tunes chosen by him!

In the last podcast episode, we featured some of Craig's folkier and more laid back tunes. This episode, we feature some of the poppier, and more upbeat stuff.

Iowa Made Network home page:

Iowa Made Network on Twitter:

To download (right click and hit "Save as..."):

For more information on each song, click on the link below the song and artists....

Opening - Iowa Music Showcase opening by Dylan Boyle

Song 1 - Song 1: "Messenger" by Dylan Sires & Neighbors (SIRES)

Song 2 - "Madrid" by Chase Garrett

Song 3 - "Make It Stop" by The Envy Corps

Song 4 - "Keep On" by The Maytags

Song 5 - "Another Fine Day" by Bryce Janey

Song 6 - "Babe City" by TWINS

Closing - Iowa Music Showcase theme by Dylan Boyle

All rights reserved by the composers and performers. Used by their kind permission.

Next episode: We present some Iowa grown hip-hop and rap!

Iowa Music Showcase can be listened to and/or downloaded on the following sites:
Home page:
TuneIn Radio:

Iowa Music Showcase is also on Code Zero Radio every Tuesday and Thursday at 10pm central time:

Other websites:
Spotify profile:
Spotify playlist:

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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Playlists: The Other T Party

Well, if I had my act together, I've would have had a podcast for this all set to go today! Considering it's been *5* years! And especially since this subject is all topical and in the news! Probably would have got me some extra exposure!

But I don't have my act together, so instead you get this playlist I cobbled together today from YouTube videos.

Five years ago today, I put together a live music benefit show to earn money for Transformations Iowa, the transgender support group. A friend cleverly came up with the title. "The Other T Party", since the Republican Tea Party was all in the news at that time.

I'm still rather proud of that show. It spoiled me, because it went better than any other show I put on. Didn't have the attendance or make as much money as I would have liked.

But I did get all the speakers I wanted, a doctor whose has a majority of trans patients, the head of Transformations Iowa, the head One Iowa, and a mom with a transgender child. Plus, we had two drag queens performing!

And I got 4 1/4 of the bands I wanted! I was proud of that line up! The only band I didn't get was Poison Control Center, but Pat Fleming did a pre-Gloom Balloon solo set!

And the cherry on the sundae? I met my wonderful and awesome wife there! (Okay, we had been corresponding via and email before that, but it was the first time I met her in person, so it still counts!)

So only the Ladysoal video is from the actual show. Afraid there aren't any other videos. But the rest are live performances from around that time by the bands that were there!

Transformations Iowa web site:

If you're transgender, feel free to send them a Facebook message  or email them at They're a friendly bunch!

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Sunday, May 8, 2016

OTHER SOURCES: Live from KURE (on Bandcamp and Soundcloud)

KURE, at 88.5FM on the dial or at on the internet, is the student station from Iowa State University in Ames. And it has an occasion show called "Live from KURE" featuring Iowa bands playing in the studio.

Past episodes can be found on BandCamp, Facebook, and SoundCloud.

Below I present five of the shows from the BandCamp page and the playlists of shows from SoundCloud.

KURE home page:

"Live from KURE" on BandCamp:

"Live from KURE" on Facebook:

"Live from KURE" on SoundCloud:

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