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Post  therockingviking on Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:10 am

I want to write a paper for an English class about what 'indie' means, and its paradoxes. First of all, do you guys have an opinions about it, and second of all, does anyone know of any musicians I could contact? I think would be really cool if I could email some artists...Obviously, getting in touch with KK would be awesome, especially b/c I've heard her talk about indie music before, and she seems pretty opinionated.
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Post  plunk666 on Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:46 am

i think indie is more of a name for artist that mostly work independent, i don't know what more to say.
you could try to contact kaki, in trying is no harm
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Post  therockingviking on Wed Sep 30, 2009 11:14 am

technically, it has to do w/ the record label, but i guess i'm talking more about it as a scene...
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Post  plunk666 on Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:53 pm

oke, i don't know much about that
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Post  McKook on Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:37 pm

If you like, I've got lots of things to share with you regarding indie music. And I do have a strong opinion, since I'm an indie musician myself and I also participate in one of Greece's well known indie bands. Basically, it has to do with lots of things: the record label, the so called DIY approach (recordings, production, promotion, distro etc), indie as a movement or a lifestyle etc...I got lots of good examples of people who made it out there!


I don't intent to promote myself but, if you feel like it, you can visit my profile on myspace and see my approach on DIY. Comments are always welcome and highly appreciated!!

www.myspace.com/christinakassesian
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Post  plunk666 on Thu Oct 01, 2009 3:41 am

great music! i like it, and everyone is welkom to promote themselves here or other artists, the more music the better! Very Happy
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Post  McKook on Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:29 am

MANY THANKS!! I'm so happy you enjoyed the tunes! Tiny confession: I used a Kaki tuning to record Goldifish Memory Embarassed
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Post  plunk666 on Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:47 am

as long as you make something new and original with it it's cool
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Post  McKook on Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:52 am

Doesn't sound like Kaki, I hope Wink She got this tuning from Preston Reed, anyway!!
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Post  plunk666 on Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:17 am

i don't think it sounds like kaki, but it sounds good!
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Post  McKook on Thu Oct 01, 2009 3:14 pm

I love you Thaaanks!!
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Post  Mythbuster9 on Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:43 am

well then www.myspace.com/olivetheory
i used CGDGAD for both songs but i dont think it sounds like kaki that much.. Smile Cool
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Post  Mythbuster9 on Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:48 am

OMFG goldfish memory is AMAZING!
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Post  plunk666 on Fri Oct 02, 2009 4:17 am

two other good songs!

yay, for good music!
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Post  McKook on Fri Oct 02, 2009 4:34 am

Yeah, the songs were really good! (Kaki King and...Dream Theater?!? Wow!!) And I'm looking forword to your next tracks as well!!
Btw, many thanks for the compliment Very Happy
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Post  Mythbuster9 on Sat Oct 03, 2009 12:37 am

lol, yeah Roberto is a Big fan of Mike Portnoy, but he havent had the time to make and record songs on the drums.. he's an AMAZING drummer
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Post  therockingviking on Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:32 pm

goldfish memory ftw.
dude, do you have an album out yet or anything?
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Post  McKook on Mon Oct 19, 2009 3:43 pm

You make me blush!! Embarassed

I did attempt to record some stuff last May, but I had a fight with the guy who runs the studio and I quit. Now, I'm buying the equipment and I'm going to record them myself. Also I'm recording with my band for the next few months, so it's gonna take some time to finish my tracks. As soon as I have news, I'll update you!
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Post  plunk666 on Mon Oct 19, 2009 4:09 pm

McKook wrote:I'll update you!

do that!
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Post  Empress Ericka on Mon Oct 19, 2009 6:36 pm

therockingviking wrote:I want to write a paper for an English class about what 'indie' means, and its paradoxes. First of all, do you guys have an opinions about it, and second of all, does anyone know of any musicians I could contact? I think would be really cool if I could email some artists...Obviously, getting in touch with KK would be awesome, especially b/c I've heard her talk about indie music before, and she seems pretty opinionated.

its gonna be hard to reach k right now... shes focused in the studio.

as for me... when i think indie, i think of musicians and artists who are dedicated to promoting and spreading music of a high quality from start to finish... and do not need the help of major labels to do so. i also think of indie applying to a certain type of music that does not easily appeal to the mainstream masses, but to those with serious tastes in music and a discriminating ear.
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Post  therockingviking on Tue Oct 20, 2009 11:08 am

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its gonna be hard to reach k right now... shes focused in the studio.

yeah, i figured as much; that's why i thought asking you guys might be helpful.

idk, a lot of people who are into indie are kind of music snobs. and yeah, innovation normally comes from outside mainstream music/art/etc, and admittedly, a lot of popular music...is pretty much crap. but it annoys me when people make a point of only liking 'indie' bands--especially when they only listen to the same (essentially mainstream) indie folk/pop bands.
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Post  Empress Ericka on Wed Oct 21, 2009 3:33 am

therockingviking wrote:
Empress Ericka wrote:
its gonna be hard to reach k right now... shes focused in the studio.

yeah, i figured as much; that's why i thought asking you guys might be helpful.

idk, a lot of people who are into indie are kind of music snobs. and yeah, innovation normally comes from outside mainstream music/art/etc, and admittedly, a lot of popular music...is pretty much crap. but it annoys me when people make a point of only liking 'indie' bands--especially when they only listen to the same (essentially mainstream) indie folk/pop bands.

thats just a snobs way of trying to make themselves feel musically superior to you... which is stupid and impossible. lmao.
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Post  McKook on Sun Nov 22, 2009 8:50 pm

http://www.npr.org/blogs/monitormix/2009/11/whats_in_an_indie.html


I found this on Carrie Brownstein's blog a couple of days ago Smile

Btw, I kinda hate people who think their superior to me or my friends or anyone, just because they (think they) listen to more sophisticated music than me. Actually, I met lots of them here in Athens, and trust me, some of them are full of crap. I only wish I had the time to translate for you a terrible review on Dreaming of Revenge, from one of the most well known music journalists in town. 5 stars out of 10, for this album?!?
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