Interview with Venice Gas House Trolley [Podcast]

Venice Gas House Trolley is a spoken word, jam rock, electronic fusion band that “sounds like if Frank Zappa and Steely Dan had a love child and it grew up to be a jam-band.” VGHT is celebrating the end of the world on Friday, December 21st at The Frequency in Madison, WI. If you’ll be partying too, be sure to first check out our 12-minute interview with the band, recorded on 12/12/12.

138104-largeWho: Venice Gas House Trolley; interviewed by Kayla Liederbach
What: Josh, Adam (aka “Flowpoetry”) and Kevin of VGHT share some valuable insight on the role of poetry in society as well as the modern band scene
Where: VGHT’s hangout, Madison, WI
When: Wednesday, December 12, 2012
How: Recorded by Kayla Liederbach
File: WAV version

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Winner Winner Poetry Winner

Congratulations are in order. The Murfie crew has chewed over all the haiku entries from our “music-themed poetry contest”—and we’ve finally picked a winner! The winning haiku is…drumroll, please…

Out here in the fields
“I’m gonna do that one day”
Guitarist for hire

That lovely piece of poetry was penned by Murfie member Brian. For his poetic work, Brian will bag $50 of Murfie store credit plus a fresh Murfie T-shirt. Now, you’re probably thinking—I wish I won that swag. Do not fear; stay tuned here on our blog for the next shot at your free giveaway!

Giveaway: Make a Murfie Haiku

Ahhh, giveaways—it’s been awhile, huh? So here’s your chance to enter a Murfie Giveaway today, ‘cos there’s no day like today! The human being who writes the most awesome haiku poem (English style) about music, as judged by the crew at Murfie, wins $50 of store credit AND a custom Murfie T-shirt. Heads-up: 50 bucks will take you very far on Murfie—lotsa and lotsa albums are only $1!

As a refresher, an English-style haiku consists of 3 lines of 17 syllables total (5, 7, 5). The subject matter simply has to be MUSIC—whether it be about the first CD you owned, your favorite band, the music you are embarrassed to love, etc. The winning haiku will be published here on our blog.

For a chance to win, leave a comment to this post with your haiku poem before midnight CST on Monday, September 3, 2012. Be sure to fill in your name and email address (your email is not published). Please, one haiku per email. The winner will be notified by email during the week of September 3rd, and the winning haiku will be featured on our blog shortly thereafter.