Episode 16: Die, Covers, Die!!!

https://archive.org/details/Episode16Edited

 

As always, head over to RMR Services for your recording needs. Tell ’em Die Covers Die sent you.

If you want to get on the show, then follow these simple rules:
Send an MP3 or WAV files to the show. No other format will be accepted. I will not chase you down to reformat them, nor will I do it myself. If you can’t follow this simple rule, then you also cannot complain that the show seems to feature the same bands over and over.
Do you want to know WHY I play the same bands over and over? Because those are the bands who FOLLOW DIRECTIONS.
Anyway, email songs to diecoversdie@gmail.com
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Two Guys, “Follow the Mule”
Intelligent Television, “Down”
Mod Fiction. “Silence in Stereo”
Shift the Paradigm, “Cerebral Bore”
Sandy McKnight and the Idea, “Tangerine”
SubSlab, “Heaven Has a Heart of Stone”
Fulton County Family Band, “Just Wanna Play Part 1”
Lost Stooges, “Rest in Peace”
Ben Franklin Band, “Break the Chain”
Unknown artist, “Hot Blooded Man”
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Episode 15: Die, Covers, Die!!!

https://archive.org/details/Episode15Edited

For your recording needs, visit our friend at RMR Services.

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SUBMIT TO US: diecoversdie@gmail.com
VISIT US: diecoversdie.wordpress.com
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Two Guys, “Teody”
Intelligent Television, “5th of June”
Mod Fiction, “Quit Stalling”
Shift the Paradigm, “Help a Friend Out”
Sandy McKnight, “Someone”
SubSlab, “Fall of a New Day”
Fulton County Family Band, “The Stream”
Zak, “Mixdown”
Lost Stooges, “Kicked Down”
Ben Franklin Band, “Starlight”
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Episode 14: Die, Covers, Die!!!

https://archive.org/details/Episode14Edited

We might have yet another partner in our mission to deliver the finest in local original music. In the meantime, you can visit our CURRENT partner…Mr. Steve Russ, who runs RMR Services. He is the only recording service you will ever need.

SUBMIT SONGS: diecoversdie@gmail.com
SOCIAL MEDIA: diecoversdie.wordpress.com
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twitter.com/diecoversdie
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Two Guys, “Hit the Wall”
Intelligent Television, “Give Up”
Mod Fiction, “Psyrcles”
Shift the Paradigm, “Bailey Jay”
Mr S., “You and Me Tonight”
Sandy McKnight and the Idea, “Somerville”
SubSlab, “Dream Catcher”
Frank Palangi, “Break the Chains”
Lost Stooges, “Not the Only One”
No Call No Show, “See Through”
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Looking Back at the Live Gigs

We had our first two live showcases on January 22 and 23. On the 22nd we did the revival of my acoustic miniseries CRAM at Professor Java’s. Then on the 23rd we had an electric show at the Low Beat. Here are my thoughts.

  1. The Low Beat show went awesome. There is really nothing different I would do about it, except that I should have MC’ed and introduced every band. That was my fault though; I was feeling very low energy and could not kick myself out of my funk. Still, a great time was had by all.
  2. Java’s was…another story. The performers were all great, but the venue is not ideal. First of all, we showed up and they didn’t even know they had a show booked that night, even though we have been talking to them about it for nearly two months. Second, some other guy showed up to host a karaoke gig in the other room! On top of the disorganization, Java’s is kind of out of the way, located on the end of Wolf Road near I-87. Most people don’t think of going to a coffee house on Fridays. Someone guided me toward doing the next gig at Tierra Coffee Roasters. This is the venue that was the Muddy Cup once upon a time, which is where I USED to host CRAM back in the day. It always had a good turnout. Why? Not only because of my advertising, but also because it was a better location.

Regarding the move to Tierra, there is one problem: they don’t have a PA, which means I need to supply one. I am beyond broke right now so, unless I got a successful crowdfunding campaign going, I won’t be able to do acoustic shows for a long time.

Then again, that’s not a bad thing. Think about it: for the acoustic bill, I have to get four performers. For the electric, I need to get three. On top of that, I have to spend the time booking AND promoting two shows per month. Right now, I just don’t have the time for that. Maybe I will by the time I save up enough to buy my own PA system?

All signs are pointing to putting CRAM on hiatus and focusing on the Low Beat showcases. I still have to think about it.

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Episode 13: Die, Covers, Die!!!

https://archive.org/details/Episode13_20160131

To get on the show, you need to have decent-quality recordings, and to get THOSE, you should visit our friends at RMR Services!

SUBMIT HERE: diecoversdie@gmail.com
VISIT US HERE: diecoversdie.wordpress.com
facebook.com/diecoversdie
twitter.com/diecoversdie
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Two Guys, “Boy from September”
Intelligent Television, “Metal Arms”
Mod Fiction, “Nicotine”
Shift the Paradigm, “Threshold…”
Mr. S, “That’s Not R & R”
?, “Wasn’t Born to Follow”
Sandy McKnight and the Idea, “Never Miss a Trick”
Ben Escoe, “Right as Rain”
SubSlab, “Crushed”
No Call No Show, “Monday Morning, Carol”
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Episode 12: Die, Covers, Die!!!

https://archive.org/details/Episode12Edited

First show to be aired after the WONDERFUL first live, electric showcase which took place at the Low Beat in Albany.

As always, check out RMR Services to get some great recordings done. Let them know Steve Grogan sent you.
SUBMIT SONGS: diecoversdie@gmail.com
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Two Guys, “She Don’t Care”
Intelligent Television, “This Feeling”
Kyrie Ellison, “New World”
Luke Ryan, “U-Poor”
Mod Fiction, “Misadventure”
Shift the Paradigm, “Do You?”
Boy Go Fast, “Here With You”
Sandy McKnight, “Put Your Loving Aside”
Mr. Supersonic, “Raise a Glass”
?, “Stay Live”
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Thank You, Nippertown!

I want to thank Nippertown for mentioning tonight’s “DIE COVERS DIE Presents CRAM!!!” show on their site. Not sure if they picked up on it themselves or if Will Foley mentioned it to them. Still, here is the link:

http://www.nippertown.com/2016/01/22/12216-todays-top-tips-friday/

 

 

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Episode 11: DIE, COVERS, DIE!!!

https://archive.org/details/Episode11Edited

As always visit Steve Russ at RMR Services for your recording needs.

Submit songs to diecoversdie@gmail.com
diecoversdie.wordpress.com
facebook.com/diecoversdie
twitter.com/diecoversdie
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Candy Ambulance, “Cold”
Flakjacket, “Good to See You”
Two Guys, “Love Done Right”
Intelligent Television, “Blurry”
Kyrie Ellison, “Wisdom Child”
Luke Ryan, “Underground”
Mod Fiction, “Losing Interest”
The Va Va Voodoos, “Biker Girl in Love”
Shift the Paradigm, “Neuromancer”
Cecelia Martinez, “Dust Clouds”
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New Things Coming Like a Sister Show and YouTube Channel

Lately I have been thinking: it is silly to restrict DIE COVERS DIE to the Capital Region. I’m sure there are other areas that are choking on cover bands like ours. So why not create a show for that? Right away, a title came to me: FRIENDS OF 518. This will be ANOTHER podcast, posted on a different night, that will feature bands from all over the country…maybe even the world.

Another idea (one I am really excited about) is a DIE COVERS DIE YouTube channel. I will have guests come over to play acoustically. There will be a short interview before their set. Then, while they are playing, I will stop them after songs to ask what those songs were about (if they are willing to tell), when they first thought of them, and so on.

Both ideas should prove to be interesting, and I can’t wait to make them a reality!

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EPISODE 10: Die, Covers, Die!!!

https://archive.org/details/Episode10Edited

Week 10. Next weekend we have our first two live showcases: one acoustic at Professor Java’s in Albany, and the other electric at the Low Beat…also in Albany.

For professional recording work, visit RMR Services. Let them know Steve from DCD sent you!
TO SUBMIT SONGS: diecoversdie@gmail.com
FOR NEWS AND ETC: diecoversdie.wordpress.com
SOCIAL MEDIA:
facebook.com/diecoversdie
twitter.com/diecoversdie
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Candy Ambulance, “Midwife”
Flakjacket, “Steak Knife Haircut”
Two Guys, “The Sun”
Intelligent Television, “Predictable”
Kyrie Ellison, “
Luke Ryan, “Let Me In”
Mod Fiction, “Last Exit Paranoia Blues”
The Va Va Voodoos, “It’s Bongo Time”
Shift the Paradigm, “All Night”
Cecelia Martinez, “Sediment”
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