Saturday, January 7, 2017

Episode 41: Favorites of 2016



Well, we finished another year here at Iowa Music Showcase.


I changed things a bit here. Afraid I couldn't keep the biweekly podcasts up, so now they could at least once a month, though I still threw in some extra ones when I could.

Instead, I started a weekly post. I think this is working better in presenting you with more Iowa music. I can now show other places where you can get Iowa music, like other podcasts, compilation albums, playlists, and other websites.

Also, by doing a playlist at least once a month, I can play artists that I might not be able to get a hold of and can't get permission to play their material on the podcast.


Looking over the past year's podcasts, I feel pretty good about what I've done.

Did some on stuff I hadn't done previously, like an Iowa musical, Iowa electronic music, and Iowa soul, RnB, and funk. But still got a retrospective in on an Iowa band, Peace, Love, and Stuff. And did 4 Halloween episodes and 3 Christmas ones!


In this coming year, I have big plans.


With the podcasts, I still plan on doing a retrospective on an Iowa band, but this time one from the 80s! There will probably be less theme shows and more genre shows so I can catch up on submissions. Listeners seem to prefer the genre shows anyway. And I will tackle a couple of genres that I haven't covered yet!

But we'll still have Halloween and Holiday episodes at the end of the year. My list of songs for both is already growing.

And if I can find enough material by May, I'd loved to do a Star Wars theme episode for Star Wars 40th anniversary. So if you know any Iowa bands and artists who have done a Star Wars-related song, write to me at iowamusicshowcase@gmail.com!


I will still continue to do at least one playlist a month, but I plan on doing some featuring new music that's coming out rather than just random music ones. So if you are a band or artist, send me your Spotify, YouTube, and SoundCloud links!

And if you do or know of a website or a podcast on Iowa music, or a compilation album of Iowa music. let me know. I'll be happy to a feature on you!


And last, but not least, don't forget that on Sat, Feb 4, at Lefty's Live Music, we have Iowa Music Showcase LIVE! Nine different bands from nine different genres! Showing the diversity of the Des Moines and Iowa music scene!

For more information on that, you can go to our Facebook event page - https://www.facebook.com/events/756507931165093/


So if you've been with us the past two years, thank you. If you're new here, I hope you stick around. And please tell a friend and help spread the word!


And finally, a big thank you to Indianola, Iowa, artist, Monique Booker, for providing the cover for this podcast! You can find her work at Spiritual Fantasy Artworks - https://www.facebook.com/spiritualartworkdesigns/ - and Native Iowa Keepsakes - https://www.facebook.com/nativeiowakeepsakes/


And now for some boring stuff, you can skip if you want. For those interested, these songs were pulled from the podcasts that was either read about, viewed, or listened to the most. The song I used from the podcast was picked by the one that was looked at the most on the Iowa Music Showcase Songs website.

IMSC podcasts about Favorites:
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/search/label/Favorites

IMSC "Other Sources" posts:
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/search/label/Other%20Sources

IMSC posts on other websites featuring Iowa music:
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/search/label/websites

IMSC posts on other podcasts featuring Iowa music:
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/search/label/other%20podcasts

IMSC posts on compilation albums featuring Iowa music:
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/search/label/compilation%20albums

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

IMSC posts featuring SoundCloud:
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/search/label/SoundCloud

IMSC posts featuring YouTube:
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/search/label/YouTube

IMSC posts featuring BandCamp:
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/search/label/Bandcamp

IMSC posts 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/IowaMusicShowcaseEpisode41/Iowa%20Music%20Showcase%20-%20Episode%2041_.mp3

Cover by Indianola, Iowa, artist Monique Booker
The original rectangular painting has been digitally stretched out
to make it a square for this podcast
https://www.facebook.com/spiritualartworkdesigns/
https://www.facebook.com/nativeiowakeepsakes/
http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/01/
ep-41-cover-by-monique-booker.html

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

Cover by Monique Booker
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/01/ep-41-cover-by-monique-booker.html)

Opening - Iowa Music Showcase theme by Dylan Boyle
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2015/01/intro-and-closing-dylan-boyle.html)

Song 1 - "I, I, I" by Peace, Love, and Stuff (from the most viewed post [from 2016] on the Iowa Music Showcase website - "Episode 33: A Chad Taylor Dedication")
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2016/09/ep-33-song-3-i-i-i-by-peace-love-and.html)



Song 2 - "Seance" by Rhonda is a Dead Bitch (from the most viewed non-Christmas post on the Iowa Music Showcase Songs website and from the podcast, "Episode 37: Happy Hawkeye Halloween 2016, Part 4 of 4 - Scary Silhouette")
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2016/10/ep-37-song-2-seance-by-rhonda-is-dead.html)


Extra 1; The most popular post on other podcasts and second most popular "Other Sources" post - "Other Sources: Iowa Block Radio"
(http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2016/02/other-sources-iowa-block-radio.html)

Song 3 - "Beautiful Girls Put Yo Handz Up" by Polo Bandz (from the most listened to podcast on our SoundCloud site, "Episode 31: Iowa Soul, Rnb, and Funk Music")
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2016/07/ep-31-song-5-beautiful-girls-put-yo.html)


Extra 2: The most popular post on other websites where you can find Iowa music, second most popular post about other podcasts, third most popular "Other Sources" post, and third most popular post using YouTube - "Other Sources: Iowa Blues Showcase Podcast and the Best of the Blues in Des Moines website"
(http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2016/08/other-sources-iowa-blues-showcase.html)

Song 4 - "Girl Rappers" by Gracious and kFc (from the most listened to podcast [from 2016] on our BandCamp site, "Episode 30 - Iowa Hip-Hop and Rap")
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2016/07/ep-31-song-5-beautiful-girls-put-yo.html)


Song 5 - "Polka Dots" by Peace, Love, and Stuff (from the most downloaded podcast [from 2106] on our BandCamp website, "Iowa Music Showcase - Episode 27: The Peace, Love, and Stuff Retrospective, Part 2 of 2")
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2016/10/ep-34-song-4-polka-dots-by-peace-love.html)


Extra 3: The most popular post on compilations albums, most popular most from the "Other Sources" feature, and second popular post featuring BandCamp - "Other Sources: The "Under the Mic" Compilations"
(http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2016/06/other-sources-under-mic-compilations.html)

Song 6 - "Good Bye Good Luck Good Riddance" by the Caucus! The Musical cast (from the most viewed podcast [from 2016] on our YouTube channel, "Iowa Music Showcase - Episode 25: Caucus! The Musical")
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2016/01/ep-25-song-7-goodbye-good-luck-good.html)


Extra 4: The most popular post using playlists, the most popular post using YouTube, most popular post suing SoundCloud, most popular post using Spotify, and most popular post using BandCamp - "Playlists: 'Fake' Iowa Bands"
(http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2016/06/playlists-fake-iowa-bands.html)

Song 7 - "To: You" by Madam Jules (from the actually most viewed post in 2016 on the Iowa Music Showcase website, "Episode 20: A Jimi Strychnine Scribner Dedication")
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2015/11/ep-20-song-2-to-you-by-madam-jules.html)


Extra 5: The third most popular post using a playlist, the third most popular post using Spotify, and the third most post using SoundCloud - "PLAYLISTS: Iowa Halloween Music"
(http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2016/09/playlists-iowa-halloween-music.html)

Song 8 - "O Holy Night" by Jonny Lipford (from the actually most viewed post on the Iowa Music Showcase Songs website and from the podcast, "Episode 38: Happy Hawkeye Holidays 2016, Part 1 of 3 - The Milk Edition")
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2016/12/ep-39-song-1-o-holy-night-by-jonny.html)


Extra 6: The second most popular post using a playlist, the second most popular post using YouTube, the second most post featuring SoundCloud, the second most popular post featuring Spotify - "PLAYLISTS and OTHER SOURCES: Iowa Holiday Music"
(http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2016/11/playlists-iowa-holiday-music.html)

Closing - Iowa Music Showcase theme by Dylan Boyle
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2015/01/intro-and-closing-dylan-boyle.html)

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


Next episode: The artists playing at Iowa Music Showcase Live!

Iowa Music Showcase can be listened to and/or downloaded on the following sites:
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http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/
Feed:
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Facebook:
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Soundcloud:
https://soundcloud.com/iowa-music-showcase
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https://iowamusicshowcase.bandcamp.com/
YouTube:
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https://archive.org/details/@iowa_music_showcase#uploads
Spotify:
https://play.spotify.com/user/iowamusicshowcase

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A Whole Bunch of Boring Statistics on Favorites of 2016

Just in case, you're a big number nerd and just curious, here's a whole lot of info on my websites for 2016.


As I stated in the actual post, the songs for the podcast were picked by looking up which song - on that particular podcast - was viewed the most on the Iowa Music Showcase Songs post.

I put the most viewed non-Christmas song on the podcast, because the 9 of the top 10 songs posts were Christmas tunes. You Iowans like your Christmas music! And, quite frankly, that's totally okay with me!

But for those curious, here the closest thing I have to a top ten list...

THE TEN MOST VIEW POSTS ON IOWA MUSIC SHOWCASE SONGS
10. Ep 39 - Song 4: "Christmas Rock" by Slaughterhouse 6
9. Ep 39 - Song 7: "Happy New Year" by Austin Taft
8. Ep 37 - Song 2: "Seance" by Rhonda is a Dead Bitch
7. Ep 40 - Song 3: "Hatin on Santa" by Rachel Feldmann
6. Ep 39 - Song 2: "Hark! The Herald Angels" by Ryan Sheeler
5. Ep 38 - Song 5: "In the Bleak Midwinter" by Tina Haase Findlay
4. Ep 38 - Song 4: "Mistletoe and Magic" by Tammy Edwards
3. Ep 40 - Song 8: "Carol of the Bells" by Shikimo
2. Ep 38 - Song 3: "O Come O Come Emanuel" by Dagmar
1. Ep 38 - Song 1: "O Holy Night" by Jonny Lipford



The most viewed post - IN 2016 - came FROM 2015, the Jimi Scribner dedication, which was made when he was still battling the cancer. But last year, the cancer won.  And many people listened to the podcast I made the year before.

But if it provided them with some comfort in a troubling time, then I was glad if the podcast helped.

THE TEN MOST VIEWED POST ON IOWA MUSIC SHOWCASE IN 2016
10. Episode 34: Happy Hawkeye Halloween 2016, Part 1 of 4 - A Branch Snaps
9. Episode 39: Happy Hawkeye Holidays 2016, Part 2 of 3 - The Cola Edition
8. Episode 26 - The Peace, Love, and Stuff Retrospective, Part 1 of 2
7. Episode 40: Happy Hawkeye Holidays 2016, Part 3 of 3 - The Spiked Eggnog Edition
6. Episode 30 - Iowa Hip-Hop and Rap
5. Episode 35: Happy Hawkeye Halloween 2016, Part 2 of 4 - The Wind Howls
4. Episode 31: Iowa Soul, Rnb, and Funk Music
3. Episode 38: Happy Hawkeye Holidays 2016, Part 1 of 3 - The Milk Edition
2. Episode 33: A Chad Taylor Dedication
1. Episode 20: A Jimi Strychnine Scribner Dedication



SOUNDCLOUD - I don't have the top ten for SoundCloud. I have a free account there and can only keep 6 hours worth on the site. So I'm always deleting older episodes to put new ones on. Sorry!


BandCamp doesn't give me the statistics for the past year. So these are for the whole time I've been on BandCamp. I also have an album with the theme songs on there, so that shows up on this too.

THE TEN MOST LISTENED TO TRACKS ON BANDCAMP
10. Iowa Music Showcase - Episode 31: Iowa Soul, RnB, and Funk Music
9. Iowa Music Showcase - Episode 3: The Hip-Hop of MediaFresh Entertainment
8. Iowa Music Showcase - Episode 14: Lipstick Homicide Retrospective, Part 2 of 3
7. Iowa Music Showcase - Episode 9: Iowa Jazz Music
6. Iowa Music Showcase theme song - Dylan Boyle
5. Iowa Music Showcase Halloween theme 2 - Jessica Villegas
4. Iowa Music Showcase - Episode 8: Iowa City Children's Album
3. Iowa Music Showcase - Episode 30: Iowa Hip-Hop and Rap
2. Iowa Music Showcase - Episode 13: Iowa Folk and Acoustic Music
1. Iowa Music Showcase - Episode 20: A Jimi Strychnine Scribner Dedication

THE TEN MOST DOWNLOADED TRACKS ON BANDCAMP
10. Red Tide Texture 001 - Gallery of Voices (used as the theme for Episode 32: Iowa Electropop and Electronic Music)
9. Iowa Music Showcase - Episode 27: The Peace, Love, and Stuff Retrospective, Part 2 of 2
8. Iowa Music Showcase - Episode 2: My Board of Trustees
7. Iowa Music Showcase theme songs and such
6. Iowa Music Showcase - Episode 7: Women of Iowa Rock and Pop
5. Iowa Music Showcase - Episode 6: Iowa (and Nebraska) Celtic Music
4. Iowa Music Showcase - Episode 12: Lipstick Homicide Retrospective, Part 1 of 3
3. Iowa Music Showcase - Episode 1: Iowa Pride
2. Iowa Music Showcase - Episode 20: A Jimi Strychnine Scribner Dedication
1. Iowa Music Showcase - Episode 14: Lipstick Homicide Retrospective, Part 2 of 3



YouTube also doesn't provide information for the past year, so these statistics are for the whole time my YouTube channel has been running. The first countdown is just the videos that have the most total minutes of watch time.

THE TEN YOUTUBE VIDEOS WITH THE MOST WATCHED TIME
10. Iowa Music Showcase - Episode 6: Iowa (and Nebraska) Celtic Music
9. Iowa Music Showcase - Episode 15: Iowa Metal and Hard Rock
8. Iowa Music Showcase - Episode 12: Lipstick Homicide Retrospective, Part 1 of 3
7. Iowa Music Showcase - Episode 31: Iowa Soul, RnB, and Funk Music
6. Iowa Music Showcase - Episode 3: The Hip-Hop of Media Fresh Entertainment
5. Iowa Music Showcase - Episode 38: Happy Hawkeye Holidays 2016, Part 1 of 3 - The Milk Edition
4. Iowa Music Showcase - Episode 40: Happy Hawkeye Holidays 2016, Part 3 of 3 - The Spiked Eggnog Edition
3. Iowa Music Showcase - Episode 39: Happy Hawkeye Holidays 2016, Part 2 of 2 - The Cola Edition
2. Iowa Music Showcase - Episode 10: Iowa Country Music
1. Iowa Music Showcase Episode 1 Iowa Pride

THE TEN MOST VIEWED YOUTUBE VIDEOS
10. Iowa Music Showcase Episode 14 - Lipstick Homicide Retrospective, Part 2 of 3
9. Iowa Music Showcase - Episode 16: Lipstick Homicide Retrospective, Part 3 of 3
8. Iowa Music Showcase - Episode 7: Women of Iowa Rock and Pop
7. Iowa Music Showcase - Episode 11: Guest Producer Bryon Dudley
6. Iowa Music Showcase Episode 1 Iowa Pride
5. Iowa Music Showcase - Episode 6: Iowa (and Nebraska) Celtic Music
4. Iowa Music Showcase - Episode 25: Caucus! The Musical
3. Iowa Music Showcase - Episode 12: Lipstick Homicide Retrospective, Part 1 of 3
2. Iowa Music Showcase - Episode 13: Iowa Folk and Acoustic Music
1. Iowa Music Showcase - Episode 10: Iowa Country Music


And now for the big math nerds out there, here's the general top ten list of podcasts for 2016. I did this by giving 1 point each 10th place, 2 points for each 9th place, etc. And the one with the most points is on top! Ta da!

THE TOP TEN PODCASTS FOR 2016
10. Episode 6: Iowa (and Nebraska) Celtic Music
9. Episode 30 - Iowa Hip-Hop and Rap
8. Episode 31: Iowa Soul, Rnb, and Funk Music
7. Episode 14 - Lipstick Homicide Retrospective, Part 2 of 3
6. Episode 12: Lipstick Homicide Retrospective, Part 1 of 3
5. Episode 1: Iowa Pride
4. Episode 39: Happy Hawkeye Holidays 2016, Part 2 of 3 - The Cola Edition
3. Episode 40: Happy Hawkeye Holidays 2016, Part 3 of 3 - The Spiked Eggnog Edition
2. Episode 20: A Jimi Strychnine Scribner Dedication
1. Episode 38: Happy Hawkeye Holidays 2016, Part 1 of 3 - The Milk Edition



The rest of these are just about website posts

THE TOP 3 POSTS OF 2016 OF OUR "OTHER SOURCES" FEATURE
3. Other Sources: Iowa Blues Showcase Podcast and the Best of the Blues in Des Moines website
2. Other Sources: Iowa Block Radio
1. Other Sources: The "Under the Mic" compilations

THE TOP 3 POSTS OF 2016 ON OTHER WEBSITES ABOUT IOWA MUSIC
3. Other Sources: Locusic
2. Other Sources: A list of websites, podcasts, and playlists for Iowa Music
1. Other Sources: Iowa Blues Showcase Podcast and the Best of the Blues in Des Moines website

THE TOP 3 POSTS ABOUT OTHER PODCASTS
3. Other Sources: A list of websites, podcasts, and playlists for Iowa Music
2. Other Sources: Iowa Blues Showcase Podcast and the Best of the Blues in Des Moines website
1. Other Sources: Iowa Block Radio

THE TOP 3 POSTS OF 2016 ABOUT COMPILATION ALBUMS
3. Other Sources: Four Recent Iowa Compilation Albums
2. Other Sources: An Iowa folk and ethnic music compilation
1. Other Sources: The "Under the Mic" compilations

THE TOP 3 POST OF 2016 USING PLAYLISTS
3. PLAYLISTS: Iowa Halloween Music
2. PLAYLISTS and OTHER SOURCES: Iowa Holiday music
1. Playlists: "Fake" Iowa Bands!!

THE TOP 3 POSTS OF 2016 USING YOUTUBE
3. Other Sources: Iowa Blues Showcase Podcast and the Best of the Blues in Des Moines website
2. PLAYLISTS and OTHER SOURCES: Iowa Holiday music
1. Playlists: "Fake" Iowa Bands!!

THE TOP 3 POSTS OF 2016 USING SOUNDCLOUD
3. PLAYLISTS: Iowa Halloween Music
2. PLAYLISTS and OTHER SOURCES: Iowa Holiday music
1. Playlists: "Fake" Iowa Bands!!

THE TOP 3 POSTS OF 2016 USING BANDCAMP
3. Other Sources: Four Recent Iowa Compilation Albums
2. Other Sources: The "Under the Mic" compilations
1. Playlists: "Fake" Iowa Bands!!

THE TOP 3 POSTS OF 2016 USING SPOTIFY
3. PLAYLISTS: Iowa Halloween Music
2. PLAYLISTS and OTHER SOURCES: Iowa Holiday music
1. Playlists: "Fake" Iowa Bands!!


And one again for the you math nerds out there, here's the general top 5 posts of 2016. It was determined by giving 1 point to each third place, 2 points to each second place, and one point to each third place. The one with the most points being on the top.

THE TOP FIVE NON-PODCAST POSTS OF 2016
5. Other Sources: Iowa Block Radio
4. Other Sources: Iowa Blues Showcase Podcast and the Best of the Blues in Des Moines website
3. Other Sources: The "Under the Mic" compilations
2. PLAYLISTS and OTHER SOURCES: Iowa Holiday music
1. Playlists: "Fake" Iowa Bands!!


I must say a few things before I go.

One - Kinda disappointed that my most popular non-podcast post was one that didn't feature any Iowa music. It was all about bands that sound like they come from Iowa, but don't! But hey, if it brings people to this website, hopefully some will check out the bands featured here that do come from Iowa!

Two - You guys really like Halloween and Christmas! And that's cool, cus so do I!


Well, here's looking to Year 3 of Iowa Music Showcase. Hope to see you all at our live show Feb 4, at Lefty's Live Music in Des Moines!

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