Thursday, April 14, 2011

Episode One Shaping Up

Fucking copyright law.  So, a complete lapse in judgment led me to neglect the little issue of receiving copyright permission for using band's material on my podcast.  My bad.  So, for the past few days, I've set about trying to secure said permission and have thus far received the green light from half of the bands I had scheduled for the first episode...of the other six, one has already been replaced and the other five haven't gotten back to me yet.  Luckily, I also began securing permission from bands I had planned to include on the second episode, so some last minute shifting may become necessary.

HUGE thanks to those that got back to me - you've made it much easier on me, especially seeing that the whole first episode was pretty much scripted.

One of the goals of doing this podcast was to expose myself to some Americana/XXX Country that I wasn't previously aware of and as I sit here I'm listening to some advance tracks from Jim Strange's upcoming full-length and thinking "this is why I wanted to do this."  It's amazing.  I got hold of his demo years ago somehow and happened to find him on Facebook and was really psyched to get a hold of some of his new stuff.   Be sure to head over to and check him out...he's really, really good and will most certainly be on the second podcast and will be first in line to be added to the first if I need to redecorate the playlist.  Also props to Filthy Still who have proven to be cool as shit and will also be on Episode 2.

K, that's all for now.  The first piece of shit will be recorded within the next week or so and should be posted quickly thereafter.  Peace out.


Saturday, April 9, 2011

And so it begins...

Welcome to the virginal post on the blog companion for the Displaced Redneck Podcast...Here you will find updated show information, playlists, podcast announcements, etc. for my shitty little podcast dealing with some great, not-at-all-mainstream "country" (for lack of a better inclusive term,) music.

Why bother?  Good question.  I have neither the time nor resources really to devote to this, but in intend to find both in the interest of doing what needs to be done.  Simply stated - there is some GREAT music out there, if only one will take the time to find it.  On-line radio stations, satellite radio and the new breed on on-line band promotion devices (lastfm, Reverb Nation, etc.) are making it easier than ever for people to find new music - take advantage of it.  Radio sucks and has sucked for a LONG, LONG time.  Record companies suck and have sucked for a LONG, LONG time.  There is no longer any need to allow someone else to tell you what you should and shouldn't listen to.  This new horizon is like Deadwood - it's lawless, insane and open for exploration.  Look around, take a shot and listen to some bands you never would've been able to expose yourself to.

In that spirit, my interest is primarily Americana, Gothic Country, County Punk - whatever the fuck you choose to call it...I listen to everything from the Dion & the Belmonts to Aborted Fetus and currently have over 8000 CDs worth of material on my harddrives, so my interests are varied, though time and time again I find myself listening to bands like Slim Cessna's Auto Club (and all of it's various off-shoots,) Murder By Death, etc. so I decided to focus my podcast on that genre - for now.  My original idea was to create a podcast and play a eclectic brand of shit I like, but I realized quickly that my interests and tastes presented in its diverse incarnation would likely appeal to no one, so I focused on what I like best.

Anyway, thanks for checking it out...there's a Displaced Redneck page on Facebook so go "like" that motherfucker and check in and tell me what's good, what sucks, what I'm missing, bands I should check out, etc. and let's spread the word that music is alive and well - it's just hidden beneath some seriously faltering corporate bullshit.