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  1. #72 My Music/Your Music
    04 Apr, 2018
    #72 My Music/Your Music
    On our last podcast, many of you sent us your feelings about live music experiences. The response was great. Now, we want to do a series of podcasts about your musical experiences; the first important song or album, concert experiences, music related to life milestones. You can send your stories to mumcast@rickmum.com.   On this episode, I turned to two favorite people of mine, Dr. Will Miller, a frequent flyer on the Bob and Tom radio show, minister, stand-up comic, counselor. He talked
  2. 21 Mar, 2018
    #71 Live Shows-Your opinion
    There's always plenty of discussion about the health of live music and its venues. Any town's music scene will have some ebb and flow, certainly. I asked folks on Facebook and Instagram to opine about what makes them decide to go or not go to a live show. Is it venue? Start time? End time? Price? The acts themselves? Quality of publicity? Some combination of all these. We talked about their responses, and gave some thoughts of our own directed to venues, acts, and the General Public. We
  3. #70  No Time To Hate
    14 Mar, 2018
    #70 No Time To Hate
    Recently in Lafayette IN (home of our podcast), racial tensions flared due to separate events. There was angry debate, along with substantive discussions. Hate groups had posted racist signs and flyers in prominent places, and two groups were booked to appear locally that many believed to be racist performers. To counter all that, a group of musicians have decided to perform in a show called "No Time To Hate" at the Lafayette Theater.   We spoke to one of those performers, Christopher Lee from
  4. #69 "Nine Hours" with Jason Wells
    06 Mar, 2018
    #69 "Nine Hours" with Jason Wells
    Jason Wells is a guitar phenom who has been taking his music around the country for several years now. He's brought all that experience, along with three other superb musicians to his new release "Nine Hours". Wells intended for this album to sound like a spontaneous jam feel, and he hit the target. Varied in style, but never lacking intensity, 9 Hours is a piece of work the author can be proud of.  We discussed the album-making experience and got a sense of Jason's intentions for the album. I
  5. #68 Me and Dr. Will
    26 Dec, 2017
    #68 Me and Dr. Will
    Do you have a friend that you can talk to for hours and be entertained and educated? I sure do. He's Dr. Will Miller, author, counselor, clergyman, stand-up comic, frequent contributor to the Bob and Tom radio show..he even did a series of appearances on "Nick at Night". He's a busy and brilliant man. We recently recorded one of our chats, which I have excerpted in this podcast. We spoke about the meaning of wealth, and addressed the recent sexual harassment revelations, and its effect on our
  6. Mumcast 67 Jason Wells' Big Show
    18 Dec, 2017
    Mumcast 67 Jason Wells' Big Show
    Jason Wells plays the blues and rock, sells his own coffee blend, runs an open mic night, and generally works his butt off. Which is good for you, since you can see the fruits of his labor on stages across America, and in Lafayette IN on 12/30. His band will perform at the Lafayette Theater with a local band called Graciously Departed (a nice dose of Dead!), and up-and-coming singer songwriter Tara Marlow.  The show will start with Marlow's acoustic music, follwed by the GP and their happy set,
  7. Pepper Wrap and the LSG
    12 Dec, 2017
    Pepper Wrap and the LSG
    ​ This episode, we spoke to Brittany and Hans Rees of the band Frank Muffin, following their triumphant show at the Lafayette Theater: Sgt. Pepper in its entirety, with 22-piece orchestra. They talked about their view of how things went, the money made for charity, and what might be their next big show.   We also spoke to Jeff Lagaveen of Lafayette Super Group about their upcoming benefit show, a benefit for a friend of Jeff's (details in the podcast). We talked about the LSG, basically a music
  8. Mumcast 65 Frank Muffin's Sgt Pepper
    22 Nov, 2017
    Mumcast 65 Frank Muffin's Sgt Pepper
    In 1967, we opened our new copy of the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band", expecting something brilliant and groundbreaking. Turned out to be much more, as Pepper became one of the most influential albums, not only in the Beatles' canon, but in all of contemporary music.  Members of local Lafayette band Frank Muffin, along with 20 musicians from the community and elsewhere, will be staging that album from start to finish, with extras, December 9, at Lafayette Theater. It's a
  9. Mumcast 64 To and From the Soul-Charlie and Gail
    08 Nov, 2017
    Mumcast 64 To and From the Soul-Charlie and Gail
    Gail Davis and her Unitarian minister husband Charlie make music to and from the soul. They hope to provoke reflection, understanding, empathy, and peace. They are in the middle of a 4-album journey through the emotions, and the effects of modern life on the soul. The second of the four is recently released and entitled "Scared". It addresses not only fear, but the idea of standing up to it with strength and perspective. The album was produced by Michael Kelsey, musician and producer
  10. Joe Peters in Prophetstown
    24 Oct, 2017
    Joe Peters in Prophetstown
    Joe Peters is a natural man. What I mean by that is He spends a lot of time in natural settings, and creates music out of that natural spirit. His latest release "Prophetstown" is no exception. From a lilting, upbeat "Wanderlust Blues", to a personal vignette in "Mother and Her Sons", and the shameful history that inspired the title track, Joe covers the emotional bases. And to do it so well, he works with guitar wizard, studio chief Mike Kelsey. Kelsey is as flexible in the studio as he is
  11. Mumcast 62 Mosey Down Main
    13 Oct, 2017
    Mumcast 62 Mosey Down Main
    Mosey Down Main Street is a music festival that happens throughout the summer in downtown Lafayette Indiana. It has become a perfect example of how the right planning and a willing community of store owners, vendors, and musicians working together to make something unique. The vibe at the Mosey is excellent, which is a big draw for the event. You can wander (or mosey) down Main, get a bite to eat, and hear good bands on 3 different stages. And the musicians are mostly local, which is another
  12. Mumcast 61 "The Good Life" with John Bower/Brandon Reed
    23 Sep, 2017
    Mumcast 61 "The Good Life" with John Bower/Brandon Reed
    The last time we spoke to John Bower on this podcast, we talked about the hard grind that is a career in music. Those careers often include full-time side jobs, bad gigs, math-challenged club owners, sketchy promoters, and more. Now, John is seeing the culmination of all that hard work. In fact, you could say he's "livin the good life". The Good Life is a new tune by Bower and songwriting partner George Domiano, with some bars from Brandon Reed, also well-known in local circles for his solo
  13. Mumcast 60-Three Cities Keeping Rock Fun
    11 Sep, 2017
    Mumcast 60-Three Cities Keeping Rock Fun
    Three Cities is a band on a mission to keep the fun in hard rock. We spoke to Patrick Barry Brown, guitarist for this rock band whose members hail from Indy, Fort Wayne, and Marion, IN. They recorded a live set in May at the Lafayette Theater, in Lafayette, IN. The theater is a beautifully renovated and expertly run music venue that was once an Art Deco style movie theater.    Three Cities' "Live from Lafayette" release consists of a few favorite originals from their previous sets, along with
  14. 04 Sep, 2017
    Mumcast 59 Bye Bye Becker/Mungion Update
    This Labor Day weekend included a tragic loss for the music community. Walter Becker, one half of Steely Dan, died at age 67. The Dan have influenced legions of musicians with their potent mix of jazz, rock, and r&b influences, not to mention the sardonic wit and their brainy, sometimes obtuse take on songwriting. Their music isn't for everyone, a big reason why those who get them love their ethos. We read an excerpt of Rob Sheffield's Rolling Stone article on Walter, which describes and sums up
  15. Mumcast 58- Mungion Needs You
    30 Aug, 2017
    Mumcast 58- Mungion Needs You
    Mungion are an incredible band from Chicago, Illinois. Their music shows a number of influences; pop, rock, jazz, funk. And it's all done with incredible musicianship, intricate arranging, and a great sense of humor. At some point along the way, the Mungions met some guys from out HQ in Lafayette, Studio 37s Scott Ausherman, Noah Freeman, and LD Miller. Noah is Mungion's FOH engineer. The band has done some recording at 37, and Noah has been traveling with them. It was on one such trip that
  16. Cecil! A Kid's Eye View of the Arts Mumcast 57
    23 Aug, 2017
    Cecil! A Kid's Eye View of the Arts Mumcast 57
    In this episode, it's a family affair. We spoke to my 11-year old nephew Cecil. But this is no cutesy give-a-kid-a-mic interview. Cecil Mummey is already a serious composer, and has written a musical produced by his school, and acted in a number of productions. He is now working on a musical about Albert Einstein. He'll talk about the process, and his hopes for getting the piece produced in a larger venue. It's a kid's-eye view of the creative process that you'll find refreshing and
  17. Mumcast Ep 56 Cheryl Fletcher- It's About Time
    16 Aug, 2017
    Mumcast Ep 56 Cheryl Fletcher- It's About Time
    Cheryl Fletcher is a gifted songwriter from Lafayette, Indiana, which is fast becoming an incubator of amazing talent. Cheryl, after waiting , writing, and maybe a bit of procrastinating, has issued an EP of original music called "It's About Time". We talked motivation, inspiration, and Pokemon Go. On "It's About Time" Cheryl had help from some stellar musicians, including guitarist Jason Wells (soon to be bluesin' up a venue near you) and wizard Mike Kelsey, who played guitar and worked his
  18. Music Matters-Mumcast ep 55
    01 Aug, 2017
    Music Matters-Mumcast ep 55
    RickerRocker and Jason Wells are major dudes in the Lafayette, IN music scene. They have organized, for the 2nd time, the Music Matters Festival, a two-day event in Darlington IN this Friday-Saturday 8/4-8/5. A dozen bands over two days, with diverse styles. Locals include Uncle Buck's Mojo Box, Sheeza, Frank Muffin. Rick gives us the details. And we aadd a new segment called "Everyday I Write The Book", which features excerpts from a writing project I'm starting. Love to hear your comments on
  19. Nicky Kerr's Paper Towns
    01 May, 2017
    Nicky Kerr's Paper Towns
    Nicky Kerr knew from the start what she didn't want: the picket fence, the Ivy League school, becoming "Suburban Royalty". Her mission is well laid out and accomplished on her new CD "Paper Towns". It's an autobiographical set of 10 tunes, produced by wizard Micheal Kelsey.  She'll perform those songs on May 6th at the beautiful Delphi Opera House (a beautiful, award-winning restored building) with Mike (Tickets and details here). The title tune, "Paper Towns", sums up the message about living
  20. #52 Artists and Politics-To Speak or Not to Speak
    09 Jan, 2017
    #52 Artists and Politics-To Speak or Not to Speak
    Should artists, having achieved fame, use that platform to speak their minds on politics? Opinions run the gamut: absolutely yes, absolutely no, in small doses, etc. Don't drag us through the mud or keep us aware...are either of these options an obligation of artists?    Meryl Streep lit things up at this year's Golden Globes with a lengthy dissertation of her feelings on the political climate, waxing eloquent about what are now the standard criticisms of the President-elect. Some folks

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