Archive for June, 2008

Inside Your Skin by rsorensen

Monday, June 30th, 2008

Featured Music Video: Inside Your Skin by rsoresnen.

Folk/Folk-Rock Music – vol. 12

Monday, June 30th, 2008

Folk Music – Vol. 12 – in which I highlight more contemporary folk & folk-rock. Please feel free to drop me a note if you have ideas to add to this list or add song page URLs to the comments section below…

Lead With Your Heart (with Fran Dagostino Band feat. Futzpucker) by aclarke
Yesterday Won’t Go Away (MJ Coffee House) by Dadai
Boiled Sweets w/ DWL by Rebsie
Murphy’s Law by dolby
YOU MAKE ME FEEL (REMASTERED) by khanusx
Suits You by Cadman
Sounds Like Love-JB solo (MJ Coffehouse) by Jim Bouchard
Got To Go (Love You So) (MJ Coffee Shop) by The Chiefs
Out Flowing Energy by catsoundspub
Autumn Breeze by josephgvincent
All I Can Say About Religion by tmcfate
ENTROPY (MacJams Coffee House) by Micheal_Wark
No Glamour No Lights by Soulman4270
I Can’t Turn Water Into Wine by davisamerica2
more than 10 below by josephgvincent
Everybody’s Got Their Eyes Closed by lavalamp
IF I MAY BE SO BOLD by richardhowardjones
Land of the Dead by AshleyBeanHead
down on me by edwarddavis69
I Heard You Were Leaving by FlatRock2
He’s coming back to stay by josephgvincent
these things*coffee by buckhorn
Mocking Bird Song by paddler
A Sight To Behold (MacJams Coffee House) by Peter Bauckham
I WokeUpLastNight (w ) Bob Rodgers by Dee1962z
Björnarna Flödar by WeAreNotPerfekt

Also see: Macjams Coffee Booking

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Daddy G: George Michael & Lyndon Heart

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

George Michael, better known to Macjammers as DaddyG, is a professional musician and has been for 40 years, “slugging it out” (and loving every minute) in Seattle, WA (USA).

Typical of many professional musicians, he also has a side job: working in the shipping & receiving department of a local state university. But according to George, he is busier musically than he’s ever been. Along with local stage and studio work, he also performs 3 times a week in Second Life. He also has rubbed elbows with the some of the greatest stars in the music industry, either while touring or while recording in professional studios (especially in San Francisco). Through it all, he’s never lost his sense of humor, his enthusiasm for music, or his artistic vision.

My favorite daddyg tracks:

- Frenzy
- Wrong Remedies
- Disarm Yourself by the Puddle Jumpers
- Oasis by the Puddle Jumpers
- Max and I by the Puddle Jumpers
- My Old Friend Jack by the Puddle Jumpers
- I Ain’t No Jukebox with K. J. Corell
- Cuppa with Deidre Kroener
- Tug of War with Vera Wildauer
- Midnight with Dayna Wills, K. J. Cortell

So, I gotta ask… Do you get confused with George Michael (of Wham!)?

“All the time. I’m told I resemble him greatly… When Wham hit the charts my family was at first ecstatic and then alternately confused and disappointed.

“I was invited to a professional songwriters symposium back in ’87 and when I signed up for a class I forgot to put the (USA) after my name and the class filled quickly. When we went around the room to introduce ourselves, the groan was audible when I stood and said “I’m the real George Michael.” *sigh*

What is your Second Life avatar name?

“My avatar name is Lyndon Heart.”

Did you pick something other than George Michael in order to avoid annoying discussions (like this one)?

“Let’s face it, I’ve taken enough abuse in the real world, I didn’t want to start it with Second Life right off the bat.”

Have you had any showdowns with Second Life ‘griefers’ – even without the Wham! connection?

“Most SL participants are friendly and helpful, but there are ‘griefers’ whose aim is purely to cause trouble. A few showed up at a recent online concert I gave, peppering the graphic scene with pornographic images and ‘bumping’ my avatar off the stage. Three of my shows were ‘griefed’ in a row, but we got the names, and those participants were quickly banned.”

How do you handle the SL groupies?

“There is a sexual element to Second Life. That’s probably one of the driving forces behind the world. I don’t participate, but all the avatars are, ahem, anatomically correct, and the imagery is phenomenally real-looking. (more…)

Ambient Music, vol. 3

Friday, June 27th, 2008

Ambient Music – Vol. 3 – in which I highlight Ambient, peaceful electronic and acoustic tracks, soft jazz, Muzak, and other related genres. Please feel free to drop me a note if you have ideas to add to this list or add song page URLs to the comments section below…

rhythmiclouds-3a by soehnk: one of a series
Beyond by chipan
Angel Convention by magnatone
Constellations by MasaK
Silken Feeling by Motu
PLAY! by Parichayaka
Song for My Mama-la by slumbering
Indigo by SmokeyVW
Heart Of The Desert by futzpucker
Lullaby for the Lonely by MissChaos
Dominoco by davajonah
Lost Town by Tadashi Togawa
Sanctuary by Parichayaka
Cernunnos of the Wildwood by elfdaughter
Laurel Morning by paul f. page

Also the Soft Jazz series in the Mining The Database Index.

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Ambient Music, vol. 2

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

Ambient Music – Vol. 2 – in which I highlight Ambient, peaceful electronic and acoustic tracks, soft jazz, Muzak, and other related genres. Please feel free to drop me a note if you have ideas to add to this list or add song page URLs to the comments section below…

Glacier Ride (with ziti) by magnatone
an auspicious day by popsicle_sato
My Wish by MiMi
Ballad02 by MasaK
Serene – paul f page
Timber Cove by futzpucker
Meditation 1 by LunaTrick
Fade by SmokeyVW
Once Upon A Moonbeam by announcer
Turning Point KOVIII by Parichayaka
Beggar’s Bolero by Brian D
Reverie of my Child at Slumber by RickB1
Önmagamban by matan
Miss Am B. Ent by DJ_Veit
Picture that my beloved daughter drew by Tadashi Togawa
Fly me to the Moon by Hens Zimmerman
Tristezza (Miss Chaos Remix) by MissChaos/Mystified
Big Sur by FrankAxtell
Sentimentale by paul f. page

Also the Soft Jazz series in the Mining The Database Index.

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Ambient Music, vol. 1

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

Ambient Music – Vol. 1 – in which I highlight Ambient soundscapes, peaceful electronic and acoustic tracks, soft jazz, Muzak, and other related genres. Please feel free to drop me a note if you have ideas to add to this list or add song page URLs to the comments section below… (more…)

Folk/Folk-Rock Music – vol. 11

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

Folk Music – Vol. 11 – in which I highlight more contemporary folk & folk-rock. Please feel free to drop me a note if you have ideas to add to this list or add song page URLs to the comments section below… (more…)

Age Isbell: Sons of Hypnos / ageofthedeathtree

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Aaron James Isbell is a 29 year old from Iowa USA who is better known to Macjammers as either ageofthedeathtree and a member of the duo Sons of Hypnos (with Greg Phelps). Aaron builds computers for a living but would one day like to make his living as an artist/performer, songwriter, or an engineer (on the recording/production end). He’s also a survivor – of his father’s suicide and of the current floods spilling over riverbanks in the Midwest. His aspirations and fortitude remind me of many MJers.

“Music is my life,” Aaron told me. “My family has been kind enough to accept and support that (and I severely love them for that)… I seriously long to one day be able to support them doing my music. Even if this dream never comes true, I will still be writing and recording music. Music has become my drug.”

His story also includes a very formative event in his youth: the suicide of his father. But more on that below… (more…)