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Podcast about stories & songs of Champaign-Urbana music. In each episode Sven sits down with a person from the C-U music scene to hear the story & the background of a favorite song they've written

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Podcast about stories & songs of Champaign-Urbana music. In each episode Sven sits down with a person from the C-U music scene to hear the story & the background of a favorite song they've written

    Episode 50 Em Baker of Plike -”Sanity Meter”

    Episode 50 Em Baker of Plike -”Sanity Meter”

    In this episode Sven zooms with Em Baker of Plike.  Find out what recording in a car, a washing machine, and the opening scene in "The Fifth Element" all have to do with her music and collaboration with Yellow Belly.
    SONG: Sanity Meter (feat. Yellow Belly)
    ALBUM: Soteria
    BANDS: Alison Layne (Alice in Chains cover band), Bishop Buzzkill, Plike, Wire & Wasteland, Acting for Cameras 
    FAVORITE TREAT:  toss-up between a pint of Ben & Jerry's Phish Food and a chocolate martini!
    Photo Credit: Andres Morales-Torres | AMT Photoworks
    REFS
    Hellblade [Game] (Senua's Sacrifice)
    Yellow Belly [Band]
    WitchHouse [Genre]
    ChipTune [Genre]
    Synth-Pop [Genre]
    Pink Floyd [Band]
    Dub Step [Genre]
    Portishead [Band]
    The Fifth Element [Movie]
    PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder)
    Aphex Twin [Band]
    The Crystal Method [Band]
    Spotify
    Myspace
    Decatur, IL
    DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles)
    90s Daughter
    Jupiter's
    The Canopy Club
    EDM
    VNV Nation [Band]
    Paul Oakenfold
    NES (Nintendo Entertainment System)
    Mass Effect [Game Series]
    Star Wars [Movie Series]
    Commander Shepard [Character]
    Sony
    VO (Voice-over)
    Mark Hamill
    Silent Hill
    Oculus Rift
    Aliens [Movie]
    Ripley [Character]
    Alien Isolation [Game]
    Play Station
    Untitled Goose Game
    The Three Stooges
    Asheville, NC
     

    • 45 min
    Bonus Episode 10: “WWLD (What Would Love Do) EP”- EPs in the time of Coronavirus - Kelsey from EP6

    Bonus Episode 10: “WWLD (What Would Love Do) EP”- EPs in the time of Coronavirus - Kelsey from EP6

    Even in the middle of a pandemic, music is still happening and being released.  Sven zooms with former guest Kelsey Sharp (EP6) to talk about releasing an EP in the middle of a pandemic and what goes into each of the four songs on her EP.
    You can find "W.W.L.D." available now! 
    EP cover art and episode cover by: Big E

    • 36 min
    Episode 49 Jemma and Alaina of Familiar Ghosts -"Bury Me Alive"

    Episode 49 Jemma and Alaina of Familiar Ghosts -"Bury Me Alive"

    Sven zooms with Jemma and Alaina from Familiar Ghosts to talk about their song "Bury Me Alive." Tune in to find out what Starbucks, Google Docs, and Edgar Allan Poe have in common, where the name Familiar Ghosts comes from, and what paint is better: acrylic or oil.
     
    SONG: Bury Me Alive
    ALBUM: Daydreams & Nightmares (releases 12/21/20
    BANDS: Familiar Ghosts (Formally the Killer Coven)
    Favorite Treats:
    Jemma: Chai latte & bear claws
    Alaina: Moscow Mule & banana bread
    Photo Credit: Tim Allen
     
    Refs:
    Starbucks
    Emoting
    Rebranding
    Indie folk
    Indie rock
    Queen(esque) [band]
    Chord Structure
    Key
    Killer Coven [band]
    Hands of Fate
    Elton John
    The Star [Song]
    Google Docs
    Pop Music
    Ballad
    Sipyard
    NOLA's Rock Bar (Formally Blackbird Urbana)
    90's Daughter [Band]
    Overworry [Band]
    Ingrid Michaelson [Musician]
    AJR [Band]
    Acrylic Paint
    Oil Paint
    Watercolors
    Tarot
    Astrology
    Midnight Sun [book]
    Midnight Sun [Definition]
    Stephanie Myer [author]
    Edgar Allan Poe
    Pompous
    The High Priestess [Tarot Card]
    The Star [Tarot Card] 
     

    • 45 min
    Episode 48 Dexter Anodyne of Greenhouse Opera -"Brink of Summer"

    Episode 48 Dexter Anodyne of Greenhouse Opera -"Brink of Summer"

    CW: Mentions misogyny, r*pe, abuse, assault, and people being s****y humans.Sven zooms with Dexter Anodyne, a musician in Springfield, IL.  Hear the question that Sven is glad he asked, Dexter's favorite venue in Springfield, and her favorite non-musical things.
    SONG: Brink of Summer
    ALBUM: Weeping Venus
    BANDS: Greenhouse Opera
    FAVORITE TREAT: Sushi
    Photo Credit: Dexter Anodyne
    REFS:
    Synthesizer
    Psychedelic Music
    Tool [Band]
    Radiohead [Band]
    Aesthetic(s)
    Nirvana
    Heaven
    Björk Guðmundsdóttir [Musician]
    Beatles [Band]
    Looping
    Buzz Bomb Brewing Company [Venue]
    Vincent Sebastian [Musician]
    Interference [Album]
    Ricki Marvel [Musician]
    Intersectionality
    Intersectional Feminism
    Blacksheep Cafe [Venue]
    Dumb Records [Venue]
    Bermuda Triangle [Band]
    Twitch
    YouTube
    Facebook
    Influencer 
    Bandcamp
    Springfield, IL
    Peoria, IL
    Elitism
    Australian Shepard
    Lady Gaga
     

    • 43 min
    Episode 47 Keegan Gulick of Ghoul Jr. "Loose Ends"

    Episode 47 Keegan Gulick of Ghoul Jr. "Loose Ends"

    Sven zooms with Keegan in his home in Bloomington, Indiana to talk about his song "Loose Ends." Tune in to find out about the beginning of Ghoul Jr., what the CU Music scene could do better, and Keegan's favorite non-musical thing(s). Trust me, this episode sounds much better than sleeping in together...
    SONG: Loose Ends
    ALBUM: EP
    BANDS: Ghoul Jr./Solo
    FAVORITE TREAT: Iced Coffee
    Photo Credit:  Veronica Mullen
     
    REFS:
    Reis Desantis (Bonus EP 3 "We Are Family")
    Southtown Sound - Springfield, IL [Illinois Times article]
    Black Sheep Cafe (closed)
    Black Sheep Festival
    Deadbeat Boyfriend [Song]
    My Sibella [Song]
    Blips and Chitz [DIY Venue]
    Bloomington, IN
    Danville, IL
    Decatur, IL
    217 Strikes Back [FB Photos - V Mullen Media]
    Lucid [Band]
    CLAW - Champaign Ladies Amateur Wrestling
    Ghost Planet [DIY Venue]
    Pity Sex [Band]
    Yuck [Band]
    Nectar [Band]  - (Episode 4)
    Data Waves [Band] - (Episode 40)
    Blockhouse Bar [Venue]
    The Bishop [Venue]
    The Bluebird [Venue]
    The Canopy Club [Venue]
    Rose Bowl Tavern [Venue]
    Jaws [Movie]
    Study on Green Space and Mental Health
    Chinese Evergreen - (Aglaonema Commutatum)
    Plant Mode
    SvenStock
     

    • 34 min
    Episode 46 Lola Honeye - “Dreams”

    Episode 46 Lola Honeye - “Dreams”

    In this episode Sven zooms with Lola Honeye about her favorite song: "Dreams." Find out how this song got started, her favorite place to sing, and why tacos are the greatest. 
    SONG: Dreams
    Sofar Sounds Video of Dreams: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rkczp0UFbhc
    BANDS: New Souls, Mother Nature, Restore, Code Red, Unfamiliar Vibes, Affinity
    FAVORITE TREAT: Peach Tea (HOT), Rainbow Goldfish
    Photo Credit: Boots HowardREFS:
    Jill Scott
    TheGr8Thinkas
    PlainRo/Ro Marsalis 
    Rokmore
    Klevah
    Columbia University
    'Michael" Mike Ingram (The Last Champaign County Recorder)
    Kayla Brown
    Dr. Owens
    Cirque du Soleil
    Summer Camp Music Festival
    Watson's Shack & Rail
    Juke Joint
    The Canopy Club
    Young the Giant
    Dr. Seuss
    "Iron sharpens iron" - Proverbs 27:17
    Henry Miller
    List of Banned Books
    Equilibrium
     
     

    • 40 min

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