Thursday, October 22, 2009
INTERVIEW: DARRIN SNIDER
WHO ARE YOU?
Darrin Snider: By day, a business analyst for a marketing company and former Internet application designer. By night, a local music promoter best known as the producer and host of the Indy In-Tune Podcast (http://www.indyintune.com).
WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN UP TO LATELY?
Editing a series of shows from Kammy's Kause (https://www.kammyskause.org), 8 Seconds Saloon's Rock Battle (http://8secondssaloon.com/site/index.php?option=com_uhp2&Itemid=51), and the Battle of Birdy's (http://www.battleofbirdys.com/). Organizing the monthly "Musician's Night Out" (http://www.indyintune.com/social) to get bands in different genres and styles to network socially and further a unified music scene in Indianapolis. Attempting to promote and encourage others to help create a podcasting "scene" in Indianapolis (http://www.indypodcaters.com). Trying to convince the family that four nights a week going out to bars and watching bands is a vital and necessary component of my future plans for total media domination.
WHAT DO YOU HAVE COMING UP?
Possibly a new studio-only band in the works for the winter, time permitting. Hopefully continuing work on the video studio and moving towards a streaming video version of Indy In-Tune (http://indyintune.com/vodcast.asp). Episode 100 looms on the horizon and demands festivities.
WHAT MUSIC ARE YOU INTO RIGHT NOW?
Heard Drachemusik/Charles Shriner (http://www.drachemusik.com) at Oranje, then went out and bought all his stuff off iTunes the next day, so you could say I'm somewhat obsessed with it. New releases from local acts the Jeremy Vogt Band (http://www.vogtweb.com), Jethro Easyfields (http://www.myspace.com/jethroeasyfields), Pres Maxson (http://www.last.fm/music/Pres%2520Maxson?ac=pres%20maxson), and Cootie Crabtree (http://www.myspace.com/cootiebcrabtree) being played a lot these days. Got introduced to Christine Southworth's "Zap" album and Terry Riley/Kronos Quartet's "Sun Rings" on the New Sounds Podcast (http://www.wnyc.org/shows/newsounds/) recently that absolutely blew my mind.
WHAT ARE YOU FEELING RIGHT NOW?
My unstoppable run of good luck at poker lately; St. Louis Cardinals Post-Season Baseball; VRMLQ; things that recently turned blue; NaNoWriMo (this is my year); meeting new friends; finding long-lost friends; strange opportunities being dropped in my lap.
WHO SHOULD WE WATCH OUT FOR?
Twin Cats just put out a killer album (http://www.thetwincats.net/) . Jenn Cristy's long-awaited CD coming out October 23rd (http://www.jenncristy.com/). Dead Man's Grill (http://deadmansgrill.com/) just took the 8 Seconds Rock battle and are expected to do well in the Battle of Birdy's as well. Tim Spainhower (http://www.timspainhower.com) should soon be finishing at least one of the four albums he's working on. Not sure what direction they're thinking of going, but I'm thinking the John Stockton Project has legs in at least one medium, possibly more than one (http://www.myspace.com/thejohnstocktonproject).