Saturday, January 20, 2018

FESTER RAGE VIDEOS: A Testament of Youth (ATOY) in Des Moines at The House of Bricks on July 20, 2007 and at The Vaudeville Mews on Sep 23, 2007

"Formed in 1981 by Factory Records aficionados Paul Standard and Dave Edwards, A Testament of Youth or ATOY (pronounced AE-TOI) were Iowa's first Post-Punk band. ATOY were Paul and Dave's response to the bland Styx and Journey-inspired rock that was prevalent throughout the midwest during the late 70s and early 80s. Looking to do something darker and more arty, guitarist Paul and producer Dave set out to forge a new midwest sound. Brad Roth, who was then singing in and playing bass for the power-pop trio The Blue Cruisers was recruited as a front man. With the addition of newcomers Mark Penner on bass and Lonnie Urich on drums, ATOY was set to play the now legendary 1981 2 day Iowa punk/new wave festival, Music For No-Man's Land. A surprise hit at the festival, ATOY contributed two songs to the 'Music For No-Man's Land' release, Roth's Television-inspired "Chemical Boys" and Standard's epic dirge "Requiem for a Priest". ATOY were soon playing gigs throughout Iowa. Due to differences in vision, Dave Edwards soon left the group. ATOY's music at the time was thin, brittle and experimental using rhythm machines, tape loops and incorporating short-wave radio broadcasts into their live shows. Brad's onstage antics were legendary, often getting the group banned from some of the more mainstream rock clubs. Paul decided to return to college late in 1981, leaving the band looking for a new guitarist. Greg Owen, who had played with Brad Roth previously in the Blue Cruisers joined in early 1982. Owen brought a tough, shredding guitar style to ATOY which propelled their sound into a more aggressive stance. Penner and Urich similarly toughened up their sound and Roth's wild stage persona evolved into a dadaist Iggy Pop. Brad's lyrics began to take a darkly poetic turn and led to him being called 'the Baudelaire of the heartland'. Over the next year and a half, the band began touring around the midwest to ever increasing crowds. During that period, many of ATOY's most popular songs, such as 'Stickmen', 'Creeps with Forks' and 'Cut and Restored' were written. The group gained in popularity and the now defuct nightclub So's Your Mothers, opened another venue, Mother's Underground, to regularly showcase ATOY and other Iowa underground bands. The volatile mix of personalities in the band began to take it's toll and in the Spring of 1983 ATOY decided to call it quits. Their final show was recorded and release on CD many years later. A videotape of that last show called "The Final Plunge" was aired on Des Moines TV... In 2005 ATOY were asked to do a reunion show. The success of that show surprised them as much as their fans. This led to the band resuming playing again. The volatile mix of personalities did lead to a couple of false starts, but ATOY is officially back together, writing new material and playing to new fans as well as old. Since ATOY never really sounded like anyone else, the band's music doesn't sound dated to new fans. New material has been written as well as a number of Buick McSnake songs being reworked into ATOY's sound...and then after a dozen or so gigs it all came crashing down. The volatile chemistry of the band once again blew up. As a longtime fan of the band remarked 'If everyone were mature and responsible, it wouldn't be ATOY. You guys have broken up for good before. Hopefully you'll do it again.' Here's to hoping that it'll happen again."
- from their Underground Archives entry



Fester Rage's YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/unclefesterrage

A Testament of Youth/ATOY on Underground Archives:
http://01.iowaunder.com/content/testement-youth

Fester Rage was an amateur videographer who from August, 2007, to September, 2015, recorded various live shows here in Des Moines, both from local acts and national. On this website, we will be only featuring the Iowa artists. But you can watch all his videos on his YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/unclefesterrage.


PREVIOUSLY ON IOWA MUSIC SHOWCASE:

JAZZMAN JOE VIDEOS: Drumline at Ankeny High School on October 23, 2012
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/jazzman-joe-videos-drumline-at-ankeny.html

PLAYLIST: Net Neutrality (and Information on How to Continue the Fight)
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/playlist-net-neutrality-and-information.html

JAZZMAN JOE VIDEOS - Ankeny Community Chorus performs for The Epiphany at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Church in Ankeny on Jan 6, 2018
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/jazzman-joe-videos-ankeny-community.html

CULTURE MYTH - Day 1: Des Moines
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/culture-myth-day-1-des-moines.html

YOUR OWN PRIVATE IOWA - Episode 16: Sisko Diq
https://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/your-own-private-iowa-episode-16-sisko.html

Two weeks ago...
YOUR OWN PRIVATE IOWA - Episode 15: Morning Sex and The Good Weed -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/your-own-private-iowa-episode-15.html

Three weeks ago...
YOUR OWN PRIVATE IOWA - Episode 11: Patrick Tape Fleming -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/12/your-own-private-iowa-episode-11_30.html


One month ago...
YOUR OWN PRIVATE IOWA - Episode 9: Courtney Krause -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/12/your-own-private-iowa-episode-9.html>br/>
Three months ago...
EPISODE 54: Happy Hawkeye Halloween 2017, Part 3 of 4 - The Van Meter Visitor and Other Iowa Dragons -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/10/episode-54-happy-hawkeye-halloween-2017.html

Six months ago...
EPISODE 49: Iowa Rock Music -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/07/episode-49-iowa-rock-music.html

One year ago...
PLAYLISTS: Random Iowa Music YouTube Playlist 1 -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/01/playlists-random-iowa-music-youtube.html

Two years ago...
Episode 25 - Caucus! The Musical -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2016/01/episode-25-caucus-musical.html

Three years ago...
Episode 2: My Board of Trustees -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2015/01/episode-2-my-board-of-trustees.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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Friday, January 19, 2018

JAZZMAN JOE VIDEOS: Drumline at Ankeny High School on October 23, 2012

"We are the Iowa State University Drumline. We are comprised of 36 members who enjoy supporting and representing the university as well as playing some drums!"
- from Iowa State University Drumline's Facebook page

Jazzman Joe on the YouTube page: DRUMLINE AT ANKENY HIGH SCHOOL GYM 10/23.12 PARTICIPENTS, BONDURANT/FARRAR, MARSHALLTOWN, LINCOLN, WAUKEE, DOWLING CATHOLIC, ANKENY... FEATURING THE IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY "DRUMLINE"



Jazzman Joe's YouTube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/jazzmanjoe100

Iowa State University Drumline's home page:
http://www.music.iastate.edu/org/marching/?page_id=96

Iowa State Univesity Drumline on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/Iowa-State-University-Drumline-109759099055011/



PREVIOUSLY ON IOWA MUSIC SHOWCASE:

PLAYLIST: Net Neutrality (and Information on How to Continue the Fight)
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/playlist-net-neutrality-and-information.html

JAZZMAN JOE VIDEOS - Ankeny Community Chorus performs for The Epiphany at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Church in Ankeny on Jan 6, 2018
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/jazzman-joe-videos-ankeny-community.html

CULTURE MYTH - Day 1: Des Moines
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/culture-myth-day-1-des-moines.html

YOUR OWN PRIVATE IOWA - Episode 16: Sisko Diq
https://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/your-own-private-iowa-episode-16-sisko.html

EPISODE 59: Favorites of 2017 (and The State of The Website Speech) -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/episode-59-favorites-of-2017-and-state.html

Two weeks ago...
JAZZMAN JOE VIDEOS - Josh Duffee and The Graystone Monarchs at the 45th Bix Biederbecke Jazz Festival at The Waterfront Convention Center in Bettendorf on Aug 6, 2016 -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/jazzman-joe-videos-josh-duffee-and.html

Three weeks ago...
JAZZMAN JOE VIDEO - DMACC Chorus Ensemble with Simon Estes on Dec 8, 2017 -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/12/jazzman-joe-video-dmacc-chorus-ensemble.html

One month ago...
YOUR OWN PRIVATE IOWA - Episode 8: QuërVo -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/12/your-own-private-iowa-episode-8-quervo.html

Three months ago...
EPISODE 54: Happy Hawkeye Halloween 2017, Part 3 of 4 - The Van Meter Visitor and Other Iowa Dragons -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/10/episode-54-happy-hawkeye-halloween-2017.html

Six months ago...
EPISODE 49: Iowa Rock Music -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/07/episode-49-iowa-rock-music.html

One year ago...
PLAYLISTS: Random Iowa Music YouTube Playlist 1 -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/01/playlists-random-iowa-music-youtube.html

Two years ago...
Episode 25 - Caucus! The Musical -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2016/01/episode-25-caucus-musical.html

Three years ago...
Episode 2: My Board of Trustees -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2015/01/episode-2-my-board-of-trustees.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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Monday, January 15, 2018

PLAYLIST: Net Neutrality (and Information on How to Continue the Fight)

Hello all! Some of you may think the issue of Net Neutrality ended when The FCC voted to repeal it.

But you are mistaken. That was just a recent battle in a long war that we have been fighting for a couple of years now!



The lastest battle involves what is called a Congressional Review Act or CRA. This is a law that "empowers Congress to review, by means of an expedited legislative process, new federal regulations issued by government agencies and, by passage of a joint resolution, to overrule a regulation." (Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congressional_Review_Act) What this bascially means is The Congress can overturn The FCC's ruling on repealing Net Neutrality.


Why should you try to save net neutrality, you may ask. Net Neutrality is the rule that allows all websites the same chance of being found and to go at the same speed as any other website. Without Net Neutrality, sites that can't afford to pay extra - like your favorite local band's website, maybe Bandcamp, maybe SoundCloud - will load up more slowly than other websites.

Also, without Net Neutrality, your Internet Service Provider can send you to websites they want you to go to, like sending you to Apple instead of Bandcamp.  They can also block any website that they feel is inappropriate.

You can prevent this from happening, as well as help independent musicians, artists, craft makers, plus small businesses and new startups, schools and education, health websites, activists, and others who would be hurt.

For a Congressional Review Act to be voted on without going through a committee, 30 senators must sponsor it. Thanks to people calling in and demanding it, it has FORTY sponsors.

Now we need 51 senators to vote to stop The FCC from repealing Net Neutrality.


And you can help. Here are the ways...

1) - SIGN ANY PETITION on it you can find! Here are some of the petitions....

ACLU - https://action.aclu.org/secure/save-net-neutrality

Change. org - https://www.change.org/p/save-net-neutrality-netneutrality

MoveOn.org - https://petitions.moveon.org/sign/save-the-internet-overturn

Save the Internet - https://www.savetheinternet.com/sti-home

This website is shutdown until late January. You can sign on when it is back up.

White House petitions (We the People) - https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/do-not-repeal-net-neutrality

2) - CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVES, and do it as often and as many times as you can! Here's how....

If you text BATTLE to 384-387, they will help you write or call your representatives.

You can also text RESIST to 504-09 to get the same help.

Also, The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has a website to help you write your representive emails - https://act.eff.org/action/save-the-open-internet-order

You can call Capitol switchboard - 202-224-3121, tell them where you're from and that you want to talk to your senator or representative. Make sure to contact all three!

To contact Sen Charles Grassley directly -
by phone -
202-224-3744
319-363-6832
712-322-7103
563-322-4331
515-288-1145
712-233-1860
319-232-6657
202-224-3744

to send an email - https://www.grassley.senate.gov/constituents/questions-and-comments

to tweet him on twitter - https://twitter.com/ChuckGrassley

To contact Sen Joni Ernst directly -
by phone -
202-224-3254
515-284-4574
563-322-0677
319-365-4504
712-252-1550
712-352-1167

to send an email - https://www.ernst.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-joni

to tweet her on twitter - https://twitter.com/SenJoniErnst

To contact Rep David Young directly -

by phone -
202-225-5476
515-282-1909
712-325-1404
641-782-2495

to send an email - https://davidyoung.house.gov/contact/email

to tweet him on Twitter - https://twitter.com/RepDavidYoung

To contact Rep Rod Blum (representative of Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids, and Dubuque) directly -

by phone -
202-225-2911
319-266-6925
319-364-2288
563-557-7789

to send an email - https://blum.house.gov/contact/

to tweet him on Twitter - https://twitter.com/RepRodBlum

To contact Rep David Loebsack (representative of Davenport and Iowa City) directly -

by phone -
202-225-6576
563-323-5988
319-351-0789

to send an email - https://loebsack.house.gov/forms/writeyourrep/

to tweet him on Twitter - https://twitter.com/DaveLoebsack

To contact Rep Steve King (representativ of Ames, Fort Dodge, Mason City, and Sioux City) directly -

by phone -
202-225-4426
515-232-2885
515-573-2738
641-201-1624
712-224-4692
712-580-7754

to send an email - https://steveking.house.gov/contact

to tweet him on Twitter - https://twitter.com/SteveKingIA

3) - KEEP UP ON THE LATEST NEWS - AND POST IT!!!

Keep up on the news about the fight for net neutrality. Stay inform!

And post any articles you read on social media! Keep it in the news and on people's minds!


Okay, I'm done. Below is the playlist you were promised. Afraid only the first song has an Iowan.



PREVIOUSLY ON IOWA MUSIC SHOWCASE:

JAZZMAN JOE VIDEOS - Ankeny Community Chorus performs for The Epiphany at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Church in Ankeny on Jan 6, 2018
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/jazzman-joe-videos-ankeny-community.html

CULTURE MYTH - Day 1: Des Moines
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/culture-myth-day-1-des-moines.html

YOUR OWN PRIVATE IOWA - Episode 16: Sisko Diq
https://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/your-own-private-iowa-episode-16-sisko.html

EPISODE 59: Favorites of 2017 (and The State of The Website Speech) -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/episode-59-favorites-of-2017-and-state.html

A Whole Bunch of Boring Statistics on Favorites of 2016 and the Favorite Posts of the Year -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/a-whole-bunch-of-boring-statistics-on.html

Two weeks ago...
YOUR OWN PRIVATE IOWA - Episode 13: Michaela Thompson -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/your-own-private-iowa-episode-13.html

Three weeks ago...
It's Christmas! I got nothing! -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/12/its-christmas-i-got-nothing.html

One month ago...
FESTER RAGE VIDEOS: A Testament of Youth (ATOY) at The Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines on August 31, 2007 -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/12/fester-rage-videos-testament-of-youth.html

Three months ago...
EPISODE 53: Happy Hawkeye Halloween 2017, Part 2 of 4 - Monster Turtle of Big Blue Lake and Other Iowa Sea Creatures -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/10/episode-53-happy-hawkeye-halloween-2017.html

Six months ago...
PLAYLISTS: New Iowa Music on Spotify 1 -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/07/playlists-new-iowa-music-on-spotify-1.html

One year ago...
Episode 42: The Acts of Iowa Music Showcase Live -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/01/episode-42-acts-of-iowa-music-showcase.html

Two years ago...
Episode 24: Favorites of 2015 -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2016/01/episode-24-favorites-of-2015.html

Three years ago...
Episode 2: My Board of Trustees -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2015/01/episode-2-my-board-of-trustees.html


OTHER IMSC WEBSITES AND LINKS:
Feed:
http://feeds.feedburner.com/IowaMusicShowcase
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