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One songwriter, one song. Podcast about stories & songs of Champaign-Urbana music. In each episode Sven sits down with a person from the C-U music scene to hear the story & the background of a favorite song they’ve written.

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Sven zooms with Karena Tse about her song "New Blue Rollerblades." Tune in to find out if there were "new blue rollerblades," Sven's theory about buses, and Karena's favorite non-musical things... 

 

SONG: New Blue Rollerblades

ALBUM: (unreleased)

BANDS: Karena Tse (Solo)

FAVORITE TREAT: Strawberry Popsicles, Hot Milk Tea

Photo Credit: Karena’s mom

 

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Beats by Jay Kim

Anika Emily (Music) (EP39)

Espresso Royal Coffee

(Espresso Yourself Café Virtual Open Mic) [Event]

Larry Gates (Curb Service) (Owner: The Little Red Recovery Room)

TikTok

Uber Eats

McChicken

Postmates

The Canopy Club

Sipyard

Guy From Seattle (Richie Dagger's Crime)

Music For the Masses (UIUC UNION)

New Souls

Seven Saints

Smoke in Space (EP 2)

The Dawn Patrol - Anka (EP 29)

Jake Fava

Daily Illini

Habitat for Humanity Restore

The Idiot (Novel by: Elif Batuman)

 

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In this episode Sven talks to Dom aka Soul Savage about the song "Breaking The Mold." Find out about his nickname... Getting started... taking chances and the how our past makes us stronger.

SONG: Breaking the Mold

ALBUM: Single

BANDS: aka SOUL SAVAGE, Collective: The Ideal Spot

FAVORITE TREATS: mango bubble tea, green tea mochiroot beer, hot cheetos.

REFS:

Z Swamp

Double Entendre

Peter Pan

Mother Goose

Lil Uzi Vert

Kanye West

DaBaby

Tupac Shakur

Kendrick Lamar

J. Cole

Mos Def

Dear Mama [Song/Video]

Hip Hop

The Canopy Club

The City Center

Crossfire [Song]

Parkour

Anime

Dragon Ball Z

Trigun

Toonami

IMC (Independent Media Center)

Wacom Bamboo Circus Tablet

Paint Tool SAI

Sketchbook Pro

[SONG] O BABY O BABY O PLEASE DON'T LEAVE ME (Unknown)

 

 

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Sven Zooms with Bardo and James Treichler to talk about the song "Tranquila (feat. Jazz Lisette.)" How did Bardo and James meet? Find out how their first performance together went and find out what what Bardo and James' favorite non-musical things are... 

SONG: Tranquila (feat. Jazz Lisette.)

ALBUM: Single (Album in the works)

BANDS:

Bardo: Black Cotton

James: Turbo Pascal, Crazy Marvin, Sangamon, Matt Carter Band, The Dirty Feathers, Elsinore (EP35), Tang Dynasty, Emily Blue (EP41), and Mermaid Heaven

Favorite treat: Bardo: C C Lemon   James: Buffalo Trace Bourbon

Bardo Photo Credit: Vanessa Velasquez

James Photo Credit: Della Perrone

Refs:

Family of Geniuses

It Girl [Song] Pharrell Williams

Jazz Lisette

Kids See Ghosts

Feel the Love [Song]

George Floyd

Pogo Studio

Mark Rubal

Perennial Sound Studio

Church Booty (EP7) now: Fay Ray

Emily Blue (EP41)

Germany Vs. Brazil (2014 World Cup)

Lincoln Hall

808

Hip Hop [Genre]

Reggae [Genre]

The Roots [Band]

Channel Orange [Album]

Frank Ocean

Velvet Lounge

Dub Music [Genre]

Cultura Profética

Tim Maia

Gilberto Gil

Evinha

Seu Jorge

Vanessa da Mata

Bob Marley

So Much Things to Say [Song]

Tranquila [Video]

Talus Films

 

Camera Ambassador

I Just Wanna Kick It (Feat. Bardo) [Video]

Sci-Fi [Genre]

Cowboy Monkey [No longer Music Venue]

HighDive [No longer Music Venue]

The Accord [No longer Music Venue]

Joe's Brewery

KAM'S

The Blind Pig

Ward Gollings

Rose Bowl Tavern

The City Center

The Canopy Club

Exile on Main St.

Seven Saints

Brothers

Mabel's

Nature's Table

F1 Racing

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Excerpt of interview for Episode 42 with Reginald Chapman. 

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Thank you everyone for listening to the show! The Little SIPS are done... for now... but regular episodes are still coming. 

Tune in June 12th for Episode 42!

If you feel like supporting my favorite charity; Imerman Angels, check out my compilation of CU Musicians: Crumpled Piece of Yellow Paper (Vol. I) ALL PROCEEDS GO RIGHT TO Imerman Angels: https://champaignisalsoaband.bandcamp.com/album/crumpled-piece-of-yellow-paper-vol-i

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