Unfortunately, I was not able to be there for this week’s TWITTER TUESDAY LIVE, as I was visiting my son and his fiancé, in Queensland, with my husband. Howeve,r as luck would have it, the day of the show it poured down with rain. So, we took ourselves off to a local shopping centre and parked ourselves down with a coffee and tuned in to hear this week’s guest from Canada, HELEN AUSTIN.
Co-hosting with Mark from, the Indianapolis band, The Glass Identity Crisis, was Ken Avery! Poor Helen must have wondered what she had gotten herself into! I did think that Kiva was going to help out also, but no idea what happened to her!
I had to laugh when Mark said that Helen had a very long day and she was hoping that she would make sense!!!!! Helen made great sense - not sure about Ken, though! He was pretty spacey (his words not mine) Lol! Ken, how many beers did you have during the show???? Lol! Anyway, Helen was just awesome and coped with Mark and Ken admirably!
HELEN AUSTIN - is a prolific singer/songwriter from the UK now living on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. I must say that despite living in Canada for the past 10 years she has maintained her beautiful British accent!
Before she was a singer, Helen was a comedian, but that part of her life is well in the past now and she concentrates on her singing and song writing and of course spending time with her awesome family! I’m wondering Helen if you would like to come out of retirement for a while to write some material for Mark as he tells the worst jokes ever!
Most of Helens songs are happy feel-good songs that brighten up the dullest of days! There was one part in the show when Ken asked her what mood she was in when she wrote songs, and she told us that she was always happy! There was even a song called HAPPY! Seriously though, Helen loves what she does - writing songs and it reflects in the work that she produces!
Helen was wonderful during the show, and talked about her music, her family, her work with TV, her upcoming album and much more! I was so sorry that I had to miss this show, however Helen has promised to come back in April after the release of her new album.
If you have never heard if HELEN AUSTIN before please take the time to download the podcast and here just how awesome she is for yourself:
Helen, I would like to just add, that I was really that I missed talking to you personally on the show, however I will make sure that when you return in April, I will be there! On behalf of Mark and myself I would like to thank you for coming onto the live show and being such an awesome guest! We would to wish you all the very best for 2012!
Join Mark and Carol live on the air at 8pm EST for Twitter Tuesday Live!
This week's guest are members from the 5 piece rock band from Boston Massachusetts - JET BLACK SUNRISE!
We will be having a casual informal chat with members of the band and presenting some of there songs to you on the air.
If you are on twitter and would like to ask a question or would like a shout out over the air, all you have to do is mention @allindie. JET BLACK SUNRISE can also be found on twitter @JBS_Music
Check out JET BLACK SUNRISE http://www.jetblacksunrise.com/ If you don't have twitter and would like to ask Imaj any questions please email me email@example.com
Always a fun show, with great music! See you there!
Hi Everyone, Wow I can’t believe we are nearly into December, where has the year gone? For those of you living in America, I hope that you all had a great Thanksgiving! TWITTER TUESDAY LIVE 29TH NOVEMBER 8PM EST – our guests this week are JET BLACK SUNRISE. We are not sure who from the band will be joining us live on the air yet, so it will be a surprise! They are a 5 piece band so maybe they will all join us! Anyway I hope that you can join us too. It is always a fun event and if you have a twitter account you can tweet us using @allindie and we will give you a shout out over the air. You can also use that to ask our guests questions. If you don’t have a twitter account, fear not, you can still tune in via http://www.butterfliesradio.com and if you would have a question for the guys from JET BLACK SUNRISE you can email me firstname.lastname@example.org Check out JET BLACK SUNRISE: http://jetblacksunrise.com/
Last week Mark and I had the pleasure of meeting IMAJ, a beautiful, multi-talented singer/songwriter/author/artist from Texas also joining her was her Mum and Manager Kassandra Thomas.
Great show and if you missed it you can hear the podcast from here: http://www.butterfliesradio.com/home/twitter-tuesday-live/ Also check out my blog: IMAJ – Guest on Twitter Tuesday Live 22nd November 2011 http://butterfliesradio.com/blog/?p=1059
MSI WEEKLY MSI: offers FREE Music Reviews with honest, informative and fun feedback. Our weekly broadcast/podcast showcases 3 songs every Sunday 9pm (GMT) – 4pm (EST) http://msi.icweekly.net This is episode 045 of MSI: where independent artists submit music for expert review by our panel. Find out which song was selected as our Song of The Week. This week’s guest panellist is Leigh Heggarty, guitarist with The Ruts D.C... Along with our in-house panellists, Ian Husbands and Tom Chianti, 3 songs were reviewed. 1. Don’t Know If I’ve Lived by Steph Borel 2. The Kiss by Lasse Thomasson 3. Want You To Be Mine by Yah No 03
STARS GO DIM 12 Days of Hope - Raising $12,000 in 12 Days for Convoy of Hope This past August, we had the opportunity to visit Haiti with Convoy of Hope and experience first hand the ongoing relief efforts since the tragic earthquake in 2010. The tragedy stricken land and faces of the people still hold a special place in our hearts. It's an experience that has changed our lives forever.
During our short stay in Haiti, we filmed a music video for our song "Between Here and Now." This song is about finding hope in the face of tragedy and that very moment when life becomes reality. The video contains footage from other tragedy stricken areas of the world where Convoy of Hope has provided their services. We filmed our parts in the ruins of one of Haiti's oldest structures, an 1800's cathedral and also at a several orphanages that Convoy of Hope supports.
In the spirit of giving, help us support Convoy of Hope's ongoing relief efforts by donating to them directly or downloading the Between Here and Now single and/or Album.
Our goal is to raise $12,000 dollars in 12 days! A large portion of the proceeds will go towards the continued efforts of Convoy of Hope around the world.
View the video and donate to Convoy of Hope Here! www.starsgodim.com/hope
NEW SONGS ADDED Here are the latest songs go be added on the rotation: JENNIFER BIRD – FREE TO FLY GOODBOY BADMINTON – HELLO WORLD GOODBOY BADMINTON – I’M NOWHERE PAUL HAYWORTH – MODERN DESIGN BESIDE LIGHTS – AFRAID TO FALL BESIDE LIGHTS – ONE AND ONLY FEAR BESIDE LIGHTS – ONE DAY BESIDE LIGHTS – PIECES IN STATIC – THE LAST MAN ON EARTH KAREEM MCFADDEN – WORTH THE WAIT
TWITTER TUESDAY LIVE 22nd NOVEMBER 2011 8PM EST – Our guest this week will be the very multi-talented, beautiful country singer from Texas IMAJ. Mark and I are looking forward to meeting with her and discussing her music and writing career.
Check out her web site:
Also check her latest blog post:
Imaj sings "Amazing Grace" in Japanese to help raise awareness. Read more on her blog.
This is an interactive show, and if you would like a mention on the air or have any questions you would like to ask IMAJ all you have to do is mention @allindie. If you don’t have a twitter account you can still send your questions to myself email@example.com
and you can tune in by going straight to our web page:
Last weeks guest on TWITTER TUESDAY LIVE was SHAWN BRAY - Electronica / Trance / Experimental from Cincinnati, OH. Another great show and another great guest.
If you missed Shawn’s show you can still catch him on our podcast:
also check out my blog posting:
Shawn Bray – Guest on Twitter Tuesday Live 8th November 2011 http://butterfliesradio.com/blog/?p=1001
Shawn has just launched his new web page:
MSI 2011 AWARDS
As you know Butterflies Radio has voted in numerous polls for various artists, now we are asking for YOUR VOTE. Mark Lamdanski (owner of Butterflies Radio) has been nominated as best guest panellist on MSI Weekly. He is currently 3rd. Please help him get to the number 1 spot where he deserves to be! Mark is a big supporter of MUSIC SCENE INVESTIGATIONS and has been a great host while on the show! It takes 2 seconds to vote!
COUNTRY FOR A CAUSE – AOEDE
As you know Butterflies Radio is supporting Country for a Cause a CD featuring 11 independent artists all on the Butterflies Radio rotation. All the proceeds go to help the SHADE TREE.
This week on my blog I have featured Lisa from AOEDE:
AOEDE also needs your help to make her new album:
28th NOVEMBER 2011
Chad will be performing at THE RUBY ROOM (1271 University Ave SD, CA 92103). Show starts at 8pm with Jordan Reimer, followed by Michael Leclerc and then Chad!
A message from KEN of THE GLASS IDENTITY CRISIS
We want your story! Tell us a story about yourself. We want to write a song about it. It's completely confidential, as you all know that we are very vague in writing style anyway. Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Feel free to create a bogus yahoo account to send it from and even change the names if you feel so inclined.
Here is the motivation behind this request. At some point, you can become so fucked up, beaten around, lost, cynical, sad, happy, drunk, high, enthralled, deranged, godless, enraged, deluded, etc..., that even your most outrageous feelings don't quite do it for you as a songwriter anymore. Even the fake feelings that you put on to write.
I want you to become me. So shoot your stories to email@example.com
The crazier the better!
Here are the latest batch of songs we have added to the Butterflies rotation. Remember if you would like to hear these songs you can go to our web page and request them:
5th PROJECT - HURRICANE BRAE LENI - BRIDGE CONTRUCTION - SHOT TO KILL BRIDGE CONTRUCTION - SOMEWAY BRUISED ORANGE - SHE'S GONE LONG GONE IMAJ - AMAZING GRACE IMAJ - LOVE ONLY LOVE IREMBERTAPES - GOSSIP JOHN MILLER - FIELD OF GREY JOHN MILLER - UNKNOWN JOHN MILKER - SING SOFTER MATTER OF FACT - PURPOSE MONTE PITTMAN - CLOSE YOUR EYES MONTE PITTMAN - KEEP SHINING MONTE PITTMAN - SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE PSYCHOBUIDINGS - TERRIR MANAGEMENT THE SICK LEAVES - CATFIGHTS IN BUSHES THE SLOW READERS CLUB - SIRENS
These songs will be featured on one of our future TWITTER TUESDAY LIVE SHOWS, which airs every Tuesday 8pm EST!
Until next time Carol
TodayMark and I had the pleasure of meeting Cincinnati born SHAWN BRAY. Shawn describes himself as a very boring person….well that is not the case, far from it in fact. During the show Shawn had plenty to say! Shawn is our first non-vocalist/instrumentalist to join us on the show.
We had a nice crowd of listeners tune in live. We even had SPACESHIP DAYS who changed their days of rehearsals so that they can tune into the show live instead of the podcast! Lydia from ROSERED AND THE BUTTERFLIES said she listens to TWITTER TUESDAY LIVE over her downloads!
SHAWN BRAY, he takes pride in the fact that he has created his own sound of music, and that he is not following a trend! His music has been described as celestial electro, however for now he is sticking to Electronica. He said he is a bit like a baker, he takes a bit of this and a bit of that, and mixes it all together! Mark has a new word for Shawn, he called him a digital musicologist, he isn’t really sure if that is a word, but he likes it and I think he will patent that word! Lol
About a year ago, Shawn submitted a song to the station called RUSTY AIRWAYS, and Mark liked it so much he pinched it for the theme tune of TWITTER TUESDAY LIVE, unfortunately the royalty cheques seemed to have gone missing as Shawn says he has not received any….hmmmmm lol sorry I can’t say that with a straight face! During the show, we actually played the full version, however we kept expecting Mark to talk over it! You might not know Shawn very well but if you are an avid listener or a downloader of our podcasts you will sure know his music that’s for sure!
Anyway please take the time to listen to SHAWN BRAY for yourself, it is a fun show and I can guarantee that you will have a few laughs!
During the show we also featured three of Shawn’s songs:
ONCE UPON A MORNING
Was written in the early morning hours. I generally write most of my stuff over night and into the early morning. This one was no different but it had came together quickly and I called it Once Upon Morning as it was finished as the sun was coming up.
HYPNO LATIN GROOVE
Is a song that features latin beats which I love. I am very much into Latin and Middle Eastern rhythms and try to experiment with them in songs as much as I can.
Rusty airwaves was inspired by the fact that traditional radio does not do much to support independent music and new media outlets such as the internet has embraced the independent musician and has done so much to get our music heard.
Shawn can also be found at the following social sites
Shawn thank you for joining us on the show today. You were far from boring, in fact towards the end of the show you were really starting to open up! The animal in you started to appear! Lol A good fun show Shawn and good to see you have a great sense of humour, which judging from all your tweets I knew you would have. Mark and I wish your mother a very speedy recovery, please give her our regards!
This week on Butterflies Radio
The past few weeks we have been having problems with our server going offline, so Mark has had to find a new server. Hopefully we will not be having any more problems!
TWITTER TUESDAY LIVE 14TH NOVEMBER 2011 8PM EST- Our guest this week is SHAWN BRAY - Electronica / Trance / Experimental from Cincinnati, OH .
Remember this is an interactive show with and if you have a twitter account you ask questions to Shawn via @allindie.
Check out Shawn:
Last week Mark and I had the privilege to meet Jay and Mike, two member from the London based band SKINNY MACHINES – awesome guys, awesome band, awesome show, awesome crowd. What more do I need to say.
If you missed it you can listen to the podcast:
also check out my blog posting:
They also have a show coming up on 16th November 2011
The Bedford, Balham in the Ballroom. The show starts a 6pm.
GUESTS COMING UP FOR NOVEMBER ON TWITTER TUESDAY LIVE
22nd November 2011 – IMAJ
29TH November – JET BLACK SUNRISE
Released their latest album on 11/11/11 and appropriately called ELEVEN WAYS TO REMIND THE PAST!
Check on our INDIE TRAIN page for a preview of the album:
We would also like to thank the following supporters of BUTTERFLIES RADIO and the INDEPENDENT INDUSTRY
MSI: offers FREE Music Reviews with honest, informative and fun feedback. Our weekly broadcast/podcast showcases 3 songs every Sunday 9pm (GMT) - 4pm (EST)
This is episode 043 of MSI:, where independent artists submit music for expert review by our panel. Find out which song was selected as our Song of The Week.
This week’s guest panelist is Jon Hodgson, audio engineer and software engineer with GForce Software. Along with our in-house panelists, Ian Husbands and Tom Chianti, 3 songs were reviewed.
1. Bad Boys by EZEquielizer 2. Cookin’ by Brentunespublishing 3. The Interpreter by Pharmakeus
MSI 2011 AWARDS
It has been almost a year since we started broadcasting MSI: and over the course of 2011 we have had some excellent music reviewed by some very talented and informative guests.
To celebrate their first year, they are are putting on the first annual MSI: Awards where you get to vote for the Best MSI: Artist and the Best MSI: Guest. The winners will receive an MSI: Awards 2011 Star, will be promoted through our website and social networks and will also get the chance to sit in as a panelist on the show soon after the winners have been announced.
Nominees We have of course MARK as a guest & Volary and Spaceship Days as artists. So please can you vote, it takes 2 seconds!
Winners will be announced on our 1st Year Anniversary show on January 15th 2012.
Join Mark and Carol live on the air at 8pm EST for Twitter Tuesday Live!
This week's guest from London UK - will be JAY from the band SKINNY MACHINES http://www.facebook.com/jamiealimorad
We will be having a casual informal chat with him and finding out about the band, and of course answering any questions that you would like to ask! We will also be playing some of their songs. From what I can gather, Jay has a great sense of humour, so it should be a good show!
If you are on twitter and would like to ask a question or would like a shout out over the air, all you have to do is mention @allindie.
If you don't have twitter and would like to ask Jay any questions please email me firstname.lastname@example.org
Always a fun show, with great music! See you there!
This week on Butterflies Radio Posted by Carol Riordan on 31st October 2011 in General Hi Everyone, Ok this is what Butterflies radio has for you this week!!! This week’s TWITTER TUESDAY LIVE 1st NOVEMBER 2011 our special Guest will be JAMIE ALIMORAD and I very much hope that I will get his name right this week! This is always a fun show and would love the pleasure of your company. Check out Jamie on his web page: http://www.facebook.com/jamiealimorad
If you have any questions you would like to ask Jamie and you are on twitter, just give us a mention on @allindie, or you can drop me a line email@example.com Last week we caught up with a fantastic singer songwriter ERIC SCHANKE and once again was a great show. If you missed the show, never fear as you can listen to the podcast! Has already been viewed over 60 times!
http://butterfliesradio.podomatic.com/entry/2011-10-25T19_49_37-07_00 The show goes so fast that there were a few questions that I didn’t get round to asking him, so I posted them on my blog: ERIC SCHACKNE – Guest on Twitter Tuesday Live 25th October 2011 http://butterfliesradio.com/blog/?p=896 NOVEMBERS GUESTS ON TWITTER TUESDAY LIVE 1st November 2011 – JAMIE ALIMORAD http://www.facebook.com/jamiealimorad 8th November 2011 – SKINNY MACHINES http://www.skinnymachines.com/ 15TH November 2011 – SHAWN BRAY http://www.reverbnation.com/shawnbray 22nd November 2011 – IMAJ http://www.iamimaj.com/Imaj_Music/Home.html 29TH November – JET BLACK SUNRISE http://www.jetblacksunrise.com/ COUNTRY FOR A CAUSE CD
http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/country-for-a-cause/id474190093 BILLY KAY, has put together this fantastic CD and all the proceeds from each sale will go to help THE SHADE TREE a shelter based in Las Vegas that helps women, children and their pets. The following artists have given their time to help in this wonderful charity. Please have a listen and help! BOBBIE RAY BITTLE, J TODD BURROUGHS, SUSIE Q, BOSCO AND PECK, AOEDE, STEPHENSON RD, TIANA STAR, TAI ANDREWS, RACHEL KAYS AND VOLARY
Our Mission: “To provide safe shelter to homeless and abused women and children in crisis and to offer life-changing services promoting stability, dignity, and self-reliance.” http://www.theshadetree.org/
We would also like to thank the following supporters of BUTTERFLIES RADIO and the INDEPENDENT INDUSTRY MSI WEEKLY MSI: offers FREE Music Reviews with honest, informative and fun feedback. Our weekly broadcast/podcast showcases 3 songs every Sunday 9pm (GMT) – 4pm (EST) http://msi.icweekly.net INDIE MUSIC BUS Jump on the bus and enjoy the ride! We promote bands and other indie related Twitter FOLLOWERS. Those who don’t follow back with-in a week are removed. Indie Music Bus™ Indie Bands that follow @IndieMusicBus get promoted on these accounts - @IndieFans @IndieFollowBack @IndieROCKS http://indiemusicbus.com/ INDEPENDENT MUSIC & MEDIA Independent Music and Media is an online publication that caters to creative independent musicians and their fans. As an alternative to mainstream music, we feature musicians in almost any genre. http://www.indmusicmedia.com MUSIC XRAY Connect with industry professionals thousands of real opportunities for your music http://www.musicxray.com/ XRVOLUME A global marketing and promotions company leading the way for worldwide change through music and education of the performing arts. Our vision is to promote the positive effects of music and lead the way for the globalization of healthy lifestyles through music. http://www.myspace.com/xrvolume SUPPORT THE RADIO STATION WITH ONE GOAL – TO HELP THE INDEPENDENT ARTIST!
BUTTERFLIES RADIO is now on ITUNES under ALTERNATIVE ROCK. Bookmark us! Well that’s all for yet another week folks……if you have any news you would like me to talk about on my blog and the live show, please feel free to email me: firstname.lastname@example.org Carol BUTTERFLIES RADIO ALL INDIE ALL THE TIME
Please check out my blog post ERIC SCHACKNE – Guest on Twitter Tuesday Live 25th October 2011 http://butterfliesradio.com/blog/?p=896