Entries Tagged as 'Kate Kennedy'

DIY Home Recording

November 29th, 2009 · No Comments

One of the hallmarks of this musical age is the ubiquity of home recordings. Accessible and cheap or free recording devices and software with unlimited tracks make it possible for almost everyone to create their own recordings without having to purchase studio time or expensive software, and have given rise to many lo-fi productions. Below [...]

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Tags: 2009 · AP Issues · DIY · Kate Kennedy · November/December 2009

Voter Fraud in the 2008 Election

October 29th, 2008 · No Comments

On October 29, 2002, President Bush signed into law the Help America Vote Act, a large legislative response to the pandemonium that led to his narrow victory of the White House.  The act was authored by Senator Christopher Dodd of Connecticut with information from a congressional report co-chaired by former presidents Jimmy Carter and Gerald [...]

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Tags: 2008 · AP Issues · Kate Kennedy · October 2008 · Under the Radar

On Vie et On Aime et On Croix

October 4th, 2008 · No Comments

Midwest Dilemma is an Omaha band ranging from one to twenty-two people. In the past year, since I met Justin Lamoureux – the central figure and songwriter for Midwest Dilemma – on a blizzardy night in Des Moines that kept everyone from our show except the musicians, I have been able to see many different [...]

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Tags: 2008 · AP Issues · Kate Kennedy · Reviews · September 2008

A Moveable Living Room

March 26th, 2008 · 4 Comments

From the Boheme (R.I.P.) to the M-Shop and the Practice Space, some of the best music in Ames is contained within divers and sundry living rooms, and I will be bold and state that there is another to add to that esteemed list: the Ames Progressive office. The shows there, which occur every Tuesday at [...]

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Tags: 2008 · Ames Progressive Classics · AP Issues · Kate Kennedy · March 2008 · Of Local Importance

on tuesday the 29th you could hear:

January 25th, 2008 · No Comments

TESSA BEAN AND DONNY PETERSON actually manage to quiet down a crowd of conversations when they sing duets. They sing a cover of Bonnie Prince Billy’s “Ain’t You Wealthy, Ain’t You Wise” that just aches. “Just Like a Woman” and “Fools Rush In” are also covered slower than the originals and featuring Tessa’s strong alto. [...]

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Tags: Blogs · Kate Kennedy · Kate's Music Blog

the 22nd, at the office, in mono for now

January 25th, 2008 · No Comments

ISAAC NORMAN has an old dusty road for a voice that matches perfectly with his beat up Chevy which has survived the better part of the 20th century, and total submersion during both hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Isaac, who has just moved back to Ames after living in New Orleans brings back descriptions of the [...]

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Tags: Blogs · Kate Kennedy · Kate's Music Blog

A Short Interview with Pete Sherman, Owner of the Boheme

November 16th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Kate Kennedy: Is there any way to save the Boheme? Pete Sherman: Well, the business and the philosophy are two different things. What you’re doing is the Boheme. So there’s the business of the Boheme, but businesses come and go, and there’s the philosophy of the Boheme – and I know what you mean, but [...]

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Tags: AP Issues · Interviews · Kate Kennedy · October/November 2007 · Of Local Importance

Reminiscence: “So Long”

November 16th, 2007 · 1 Comment

I’ve never seen a more uninviting bed. The naked mattress looks like a drunk passed out with vomit all over his face, and the vomit is my pillows and blankets all crumpled up as if they are trying to do an impression of the big bang backwards, condensing into the corner of my wall. I [...]

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Tags: AP Issues · Kate Kennedy · Nonfiction · October/November 2007


November 16th, 2007 · No Comments

Lately it seems that there has been a rise in the amount of energy drinks promising to give you super-human strength to study, party, or skateboard all night. More sophisticated consumers, however, aren’t buying into the hyped up marketing and packaging. Energy drinks do allow me to align every spoke on every wheel in the [...]

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Tags: AP Issues · Kate Kennedy · October/November 2007

The Department of Peace

October 2nd, 2007 · No Comments

On February 5, 2007 Dennis Kucinich introduced bill HR 808 into the House to construct a Department of Peace and Nonviolence, for a fourth time, and though the concept has never been realized, it is anything but a new proposal. The oldest form of it dates back to the beginning of the nation when Benjamin [...]

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Tags: AP Issues · Commentary · February 2007 · Kate Kennedy