Linescratching Post for the week of May 23, 2011

Vol. 1 No. 13, Week of May 23, 2011

This week: Brandon Flowers goes Gene Simmons, Nothing good ever comes of disobedience except international fame and glory, Gladys Knight on making a living in a casino, Neon Trees buy-in while Fictionist eschew corporate label, festival, and magazine, plus updates on the JaneDear girls, Maroon 5, and much (a little) more!

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Linescratching Post for the week of May 23, 2011

Podcast – April 30th, 2011

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“The River’s Higher Now” – Jeff Zentner
“Sego Lily” – The Backgrounds
“Fizzy Fizzy Girl” – The Neighbors
“Misery” – Fossil Fools
“All Packed Up” – Idiot Glee
“When Children Turn Into Monsters” – Good Morning Passenger

Podcast – April 30th, 2011

Linescratching Post for the week of April 11, 2011

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Vol 1 No. 7, Week of April 11, 2011

In this issue: Colby Miller requests to entertain you, Sugar Ray meets Provo, John Hunstman turns out to be a “Prog”ressive, Mayan Fox heals the world and makes it a better place, mean (but true!) rumors about David Archuleta, Ken Jennings on the Book of Mormon musical, Jennifer Thomas, Idiot Glee, Alan Sparhawk, and more!

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Linescratching Post for the week of April 11, 2011

Linescratching Post for the week of April 4, 2011

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Vol 1 No. 6, Week of April 4, 2011

In this issue: Full House meets Low, a hot new music video director on the scene, Fictionist full of win, Idiot Glee gets his limey on, Yo Gabba Gabba get Spiritualized, David Archuleta, Pearl and the Beard, Donny and Marie, Neon Trees and more more more!

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Linescratching Post for the week of April 4, 2011

Linescratching Post for the week of Feb 28, 2011

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Vol 1 No. 2, Week of February 28, 2011

In this issue: Gladys Knight, The Aquabats!, bands and people with rather more tenuous connections to Mormonism, a story about a ward talent show that you’ll not soon forget, Porter Rockwell, Spencer W. Kimball, and much more.

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Podcast – October 23rd, 2010

New special Mid-term Elections episode featuring the Insufferable Hipster!

Precious Lungs – The Black Mountainside
Don’t Drink the Water – Idiot Glee
Lioness – Mayan Fox
Special Election Report by the Insufferable Hipster
Northern Labour Party – Less Than Three
When I Should Be Sleeping – Colby Miller
Sadie! Sadie! Sadie! – Kittin

Special thanks to Thomas Hatton, voice actor

Podcast – October 23rd, 2010

Idiot Glee

Underground college radio fans all over the United States and Europe have been buzzing about the trippy, sparse “post-doo-wop” of Idiot Glee. Here in Lexington, Kentucky, the creative force behind Idiot Glee, James Friley, can often be seen poking his head into local shows and playing Al’s Bar, but he will soon be embarking on a tour of England and New York City in support of Idiot Glee. James grew up in the Church along with his brother, Ian Friley, who has graced our pages and podcast before as Good Morning Passenger, and found a measure of success with his previous band, bedtime. James admits he doesn’t obsess about God as much as he obsesses about music, and hasn’t been to Church in while (we’re working on that), but James still has to defend the Church in interviews and explain to people why he doesn’t drink. In this interview, James talks about his upcoming tour, his varied influences, and his relationship with the Church. Highly recommended. Continue reading “Idiot Glee”

Idiot Glee

Good Morning Passenger – Good Morning Passenger review

Recommended if you like: Deathcab for Cutie, Pinback
Recommended tracks: “Empty Beds”, “Wake the Thieves”

Good Morning Passenger, released on the Slow Owl label, is the first full album by Ian Friley, who releases music under the name Good Morning Passenger.  Ian has a knack for creating dreamy washes and soundscapes, underscored by humble yet driving rhythms, and wrapped up in catchy, accessible packages.  He comes from a similarly talented family:  his brother is Idiot Glee and Bedtime keyboardist, songwriter, and singer James Friley.

Good Morning Passenger is a surprisingly full, textured, and clear artistic statement, despite being composed of just eight tracks.  It is a brutally honest, hypnotic album, a must-have for deep thinkers, and hopefully it is the beginning of a long life of writing and recording from Ian Friley. I simply love this album. Continue reading “Good Morning Passenger – Good Morning Passenger review”

Good Morning Passenger – Good Morning Passenger review