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Manmade Objects - Monuments

No one wants to be forgotten; everyone wants some sort of legacy, a mark they leave behind as they exit this life for whatever lies beyond.

And for as long as there has been death, there have been monuments — whether austere or understated, abstract or concrete, prominent or tucked away in private — erected by the ones they loved to assure that remembrance, at least for a time.
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Admirals - Amidst the Blue

Sometimes it helps to not be very good.

Some of the best albums and artists were born out of happy accidents owed to varying degrees of early suckage — the perfect note or chord for a song found by missing the one you are aiming for, failed mimicry of an idol bearing something entirely new and great instead.

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Kierston White - Don't Write Love Songs

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"Overproduced" is a term thrown around all too indiscreetly nowadays, usually applied when the thing that sticks out about a song or album is how it sounds rather than how it is constructed. Yet some of the most compelling albums ever crafted embodied a certain aesthetic that was just as skillfully and meticulously put together as any Bob Dylan or Miles Davis record — which is to say production is as crucial to our enjoyment of music as much as anything else; it's also the most overlooked.
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Indie rock has been in a good place as of late. Not caring about being cool is the new cool, and a couple of dudes on guitar, bass and drums can make catchy, earworm songs without being armed to the gills with computer software and vintage synthesizers.
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New Edmond-based record label aims to prime bands for stardom


Charles Martin January 25th, 2007

Scott Booker's long experience managing bands " not the least of which is The Flaming Lips " makes him uniquely qualified to run Great Society, his new record label.   Warner Bros. Records is on board...

Scott Booker's long experience managing bands " not the least of which is The Flaming Lips " makes him uniquely qualified to run Great Society, his new record label.
 
Warner Bros. Records is on board with his latest imprint, in no small part due to his years with the Lips.
 
"They already knew, working with me for 20 years, what kind of business person I was, what kind of taste I had and what ideas I had for marketing," he said.
 
BREAKING BANDS
Some of the bands Great Society will deal with are those that Warner Bros. is interested in, but aren't ready for the mainstream. Great Society will work with the artist to forge a loyal audience, and should an artist break through, Warner Bros. gets dibs.
 
"It's cheaper for WB to have a record label like Great Society go sign 10 bands for a quarter million dollars than it is for them to sign one band for a quarter million dollars," Booker said.
 
FUTURE PLANS
Great Society's first record released was a largely instrumental album by Roger O'Donnell, who played keyboards for The Cure and The Psychedelic Furs.
 
The label is looking at releasing as many as six more albums in 2007, including a possible deal with Oklahoma natives Colourmusic.
 
"If we sign Colourmusic and get them to the point that they are going to sell a lot of records, then Warner Bros. will come along and upswing them from us," Booker said. "Charles Martin
 
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