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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Mumcast 59 Bye Bye Becker/Mungion Update
    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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. #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
  12. #50-Mumcast 50th Episode
    29 Nov, 2016
    #50-Mumcast 50th Episode
    How time flies! We have now done 50 episodes of Mumcast: The Rick Mummey Show!    We appreciate all the support we've had and look forward to doing more. On this episode, we selected some interesting nuggets from among our 50 shows, including excerpts from our chats with musician/writer Tim Brouk, Songwriter extraordinaire Scott Greeson, Nashvillian/Musicians Hall of Fame curator/BR-549 bassist Jay McDowell, SF Jazz Collective's Matt Penman, and guitarist/songwriter/great guy Pat McClimans.
  13. Mumcast 49   Joe Peters, a Boy and His Yeti
    16 Nov, 2016
    Mumcast 49 Joe Peters, a Boy and His Yeti
    Joe Peters is an accomplished singer, songwriter, performer, humanist, and world traveler. His songs reflect his varied experiences and his love for people. If there's a theme that runs through all the songs he's written and recorded it would be "Love Yourself. Love Life. Love everybody else." Not the easiest thing in contentious times. We caught up with Joe while he was attending a songwriters' retreat in Michigan. We talked about his music, the idea of honing one's craft, what musicians can do
  14. Mumcast 48  Shelter From The Storm
    08 Nov, 2016
    Mumcast 48 Shelter From The Storm
    Just completed posting my 48th edition of Mumcast: The Rick Mummey Show.We thought a long time about what to present in an episode that comes out on Election Day. I decided: Why not try to prevent a brief meditative time folks could turn to and take refuge, if, like me, they'd like to step away a minute or 15? This piece is thunderstorm and ocean sounds, with instrumental music improvised by me on the mighty EWI (electronic wind instrument). Use it on election day or any weird day, of which
  15. Mumcast #47  Flat Five-A World of Love and Hope
    01 Nov, 2016
    Mumcast #47 Flat Five-A World of Love and Hope
    Flat Five are a Chicago group of amazing musicians that bring their individual influences together for a gumbo of quirky covers and originals. To quote the Facebook bio "Alex Hall, Kelly Hogan, Scott Ligon, Casey McDonough, Nora O'Connor Kean -- separately, these folks are in-demand touring and recording musicians for bands like Neko Case, The Decemberists, NRBQ, Jakob Dylan, Mavis Staples, Andrew Bird, J.D. McPherson, Robbie Fulks, Wanda Jackson, The Mekons, The New Pornographers, Alejandro
  16. Mumcast 44  The Beautiful Not Yet with Carrie Newcomer
    18 Sep, 2016
    Mumcast 44 The Beautiful Not Yet with Carrie Newcomer
    Carrie Newcomer has been plying her trade for a good while, and has grown in musical maturity and audience throughout the years, starting in her early days in Indiana. She now crisscrosses the country, delivering her music and message to the praise of critics and audiences. She has a new release,of which she's very proud, called "The Beautiful Not Yet" (release date 9/16/16), accompanied by a book of poems, essays, and lyrics. She sings,teaches and speaks at conventions, retreats, and other
  17. Mumcast 14  SpaceWords, Band on the Rise
    22 Feb, 2016
    Mumcast 14 SpaceWords, Band on the Rise
    This week on the Mumcast, we spoke to musician Jeff Lagaveen, drummer in a rising young band called SpaceWords. Jeff spoke to us about his beginnings, influnces, and creative process.     I opened the 'cast by mentioning this blog. I will most often summarize the podcast, but I just have to reserve the right to sound off on other stuff in this space, and hope you'll comment and play along.    We began our interview by asking Jeff about his beginnings. Jeff grew up in a musical environment,
  18. Mumcast 13- If Ya Wanna Make $1 mil in Music, Start With $2 mil
    15 Feb, 2016
    Mumcast 13- If Ya Wanna Make $1 mil in Music, Start With $2 mil
    On the most recent episode of Mumcast: The Rick Mummey Show, we interviewed journalist/musician Tim Brouk, formerly a writer at the Lafayette Journal and Courier, who now writes for media portal Thinklafayette.com, where he tackles subjects of local and universal interest. We also talked about how bad the Super Bowl Halftime usually is, and how to fix it. SEGMENT ONE: We talked about our new website, rickmum.com, and about new additions to Dr. Will's Neighborhood of podcasts, including
  19. the big show
    01 Feb, 2016
    Post #1: WHY ARE WE HERE, ANYWAY?
    I guess I'm challenging myself with such a deep topic for my inaugural post. I choose the question because it dovetails nicely with my mission to tease out the motivations and inspirations from creative people. Why do they create? Why must they create? Many creatives with whom I've spoken tell me that making their art is as central to their existence as breathing and eating (for many artists, creating may be more important than eating, since eating requires what many artists find to be in short

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