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Show #048: Jeremiah Cosner and the Concrete Sailors

By: Darrin Snider (darrin at indyintune dot com)
Friday, July 31, 2009 7:00:00 PM

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It's the little things in life that make it all worth while, and in many ways, this show is a perfect example.  First off, there's the music -- a great set of songs from local singer/songwriter Jeremiah Cosner (now frontman of the Concrete Sailors).  This is brilliant stuff that is both catchy and lyrically significant.  It's not too heavy; not too light; just a great soundtrack for good times.  Next, there was our continuing experimentation with guest hosts.  This week we gave the fifth mike to my buddy, Pres Maxson, whom we first met a few weeks ago  on Show #044.  I had a hunch when I met him that night that his sense of humor and creativity would be a great addition to the show, and I wasn't at all disappointed with his first outing as co-host.  We'll definitely try to have him back on a few more times.  Next, there was the beer.  How can one go wrong with 50-cent Busch Light, the sweet milk of my motherland in St. Louis?  In fact, being somewhat ambitious, Pres purchased us a $5 tray of ten, a few of which we ended up handing out to random ladies in the audience.

Which brings me to the final item in that list of "little things that make life grand:"  It may or may not have had anything to do with the free beers we were dispensing, but at one point during Jeremiah Cosner and the Concrete Sailor's first set, I definitely got my butt slapped by a passing female.  Now grated she didn't actually see my face, nor did I see hers (she was walking away at the time), and even though I am a happily married man, and even though she may (for all I know) have been a serial butt-slapper who does that kind of thing all the time, I just wanted to say thanks for the vote of confidence and the temporary ego boost.

Links referenced in the show:              

    Jeremiah Cosner and the Concrete Sailors can be found here: Web Site | MySpace | Facebook | Twitter |
  • Co-Host Pres Maxson can be found here: MySpace | Facebook.
  • Jeremiah was the winner of WZPL's Homegrown Buzz with Kelly McKay (back when they did cool stuff like that) as well as being played on WIUX.
  • Following his dismissal from American Idol, he appeared on Q95's Bob and Tom Show
  • His music can be heard on Indy X Files on WRZX 103.3 where you should write, call, and email a request for his music.
  • Jeremiah counts the Lighthouse Cafe on Hermosa Beach as his favorite place to play. 
  • As we discovered during the interview, Jeremiah Cosner comes to us courtesy of Liz Zimmerman and the Indy Songwriters Showcase which is a great community for singer songwriters in central Indiana.
  • They currently have a Thursday night residency at the Wild Beaver Saloon in Broadripple, featuring 50-cent drafts and no cover charge.
  • If you would like to win one of ten free Jeremiah Cosner CD's, simply log in with or create your profile on our web site and submit your name on the contests page.  The drawing will be made on September 1, winners will be notified via email.
  • Our next Musicians Night Out will be Tuesday, August 25, at Incredible Pizza near Greenwood Park Mall. 
  • Indy In-Tune is proud to be a co-sponsor of the 8 Seconds Saloon Rock Battle.  Come out and hear the next heat Friday August 21st at 7:00 PM.
  • We hope to see everyone at our annual Podcast Marathon at this year's Kammy's Kause.  Come out and hear a dozen or so really great bands in an outdoor setting, Friday and Saturday, August 28th and 29th at the American Legion campground in Fortville, Indiana. 
  • Fellow Indy podcast Crossroad Resonances (MySpace | Web Site) is sponsoring the September to Remember on September 11th and 12th.  For details and a list of bands being featured, check out their show. 
  • The next Indianapolis Podcasters Guild meetup will be Monday, August 24th, 7:00 PM at the Yats downtown.

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