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23 Feb

Musician’s Network Meeting Minutes 2/23/2015

Officer Announcements:

General Manager: I’m spinning so I can see all of you. I have nothing to report, but I run the stage during the day. Come to me if you have any music suggestions. Also GT Safespaces is probably not happening, as training is weekdays at 11 or 1:30.

Equipment Manager: I’m UTC’s well-equipped manager. I don’t really have much to say, except stuff was done in the sound system that nobody will notice except me and Austin. We did some really bitchin’ stuff.

Advertising Officer: There’s a show this Friday. I’m passing out fliers.

Treasurer: Dues are $10 yearly, practice fees are $15 per semester. Pay dues before booking practice time with Caroline.

Secretary: I have nothing to report, but if you need to join Jacketpages or get on the mailing list, come talk to me.

Open Mic Officer: I manage open mic and the YouTube page. This week’s theme is No Pants Night. We are not insinuating nudity, just the absence of pants in the space.

Booking Officer: I have nothing to report, but we’re looking for workers for shows the 27th, March 6th, and March 13th.

LLC: Lint and Loose Change is our free speech publication. Submissions are due Friday (2/27), and bring your buzzcards next week so we can print. Also if you want to send stuff to North Ave Review you can. If you have submissions, including original music, sent to llczine@gmail.com.

IT Officer: Nothing interesting to report.

Vice President: I had a lot of coffee today. I’m sorry, I will get a grip on myself. I’m in charge of booking practice times, so after you talk to Meredith, come to me and I can put you on the calendar. Also if you do something awesome in the space, you can fill out our priority request form and request practice time up to a week in advance.

President: Greta gave me this stylish hat, so give her a hug. You can give Tanika a hug, too. If you’re wondering why Meredith’s hands are red, it’s because we sacrificed a goat to watch over the space. We’re having another groovy Friday actually on a Friday to promote UTC and the Chicken Dinner Faceplant show. Be there. Especially if you play guitar.

General Announcements:

Simon: I have a few announcements:

  1. Thursday is the opening of the Clough Art Crawl, where there will be performances, including SU2 (my band) and Hot for Math Teacher (H4MT). Maybe vote for us if you want.
  2. March 27 (I think), there will be a science concert, and my band SU2 is playing, and they need someone to run sound too. Email me at saberman@gatech.edu if you’re interested.

Chris: I have a specific announcement: Whoever is in OSCAR band come talk to me.

Fielding: Shoutout to Tanika for buying me coffee. Also come Smash (bros) with me.

Chad: I play in a band called H4MT, and we’re playing at the Clough Art Crawl. Also I play in a band called Antarcticats and we’re playing at Union EAV (21+) after the CDFP show.

Daniel Hearn: I’m playing at the basement of Starbar on Saturday, it’s 21+ so come see me and some weird people.

Alex: I have a few announcements:

  1. This hat makes me feel like a Pokémon character
  2. Organ Machines is having a release party on March 6th, so you should be here for that.
  3. Remember, come out to the Chicken Dinner Faceplant show. This may be our last show in the foreseeable future, so come out and see us.

Kishore: Does sacrificing the goat protect us from the paranormal stuff?

Alex: It helps with paranormal activity.

Austin: We’re having live soundclass next week.


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16 Feb

Musician’s Network Meeting Minutes 2/16/2015

Officer Announcements:

Equipment Manager: I forgot to come up with a joke. I had a few things.

1. Anyone who’s comfortable with running a PA, come talk to me, we need more people.

2. I am doing a sound class directly after this meeting, it’s just a short run-through of the studio. We’ll go into more detail in later sessions.

General Manager: I have literal cold feet, because I just walked through the rain. This space will be open even if tomorrow’s classes are canceled. Bring blankets so we can make the best blanket fort ever.

Minister of Propaganda: There’s a show this Saturday: Reverie Talent mishmosh of bands that come through here once in a while: Clay Cages, The Roadside, Roamer, etc. Those of you who are teaching lessons, we’re going to set that up this week, and those of you interested in taking lessons, come talk to me.

IT Officer: Apparently I Hendle Greg’s Hendler. I got the TVs working.

Vice President: I’m in charge of booking practice times, so come talk to me if you need to book these, but talk to Meredith first to pay dues. The priority request form has been updated on the website, so if you do something nice for the club (cleaning the space, working an unpaid show, etc.) you can book up to a week in advance

Advertising Officer: There’s a jam session after the meeting.

Booking Officer: We have a show this meeting for India Club.

Treasurer: Dues are $10 yearly, practice fees are $15 per semester. I also do Lint and Loose change. This week’s issue is taking submissions until February 27, so email llczine@gmail.com with written submissions or original music.

President: Thanks to Fielding for bringing doughnuts. Stay warm, stay dry.

Open Mic Officer: There will be open mic this week, but I’m not sure what this week’s theme is. You can see past open mics on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/underthecouchMN.

General Announcements:

Roshni: Victor, Greta, and I just started a project called Crazy Shit Machine, which is noise math metal stuff. If you’re into that come talk to me.

Jack: This Saturday is Khayaal, the classical Indian Music Festival. It’s in the Academy of Medicine at 8 PM on Saturday.

Chad: I play in a band called Antarcticats. We’re playing at Union EAV after the Chicken Dinner Faceplant show. (Union EAV is 21+). Grow a beard and then go.

Alex: There is a UNICEF benefit show featuring Greg Hendler’s exStellarator and also Commercial Airline Black Market. Also come out to the show on the 27th, with Chicken Dinner Faceplant, Daniel Hearn, Naan Violence, and Dolly Llama. It may or may not be Chicken Dinner Faceplant’s last show, so you should definitely come out.

Tanika: I have an announcement from one Jed Paz: He loves you all. Also there’s a sauce collection here at UTC.

Krish: There’s a propaganda meeting after Lint & Loose Change at 12 on Sunday.

Greg: Come to the UNICEF thing.

Andrew: Metal show on April 3 with The Devil Wears Prada, Word Alive, and Born of Osiris. I need a ride, so come talk to me, I’ll buy you a ticket.


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09 Feb

Musician’s Network Meeting Minutes 2/9/2015

Officer Announcements:
Secretary: I have nothing to report, but if you need to join Jacketpages or get on the mailing list, come talk to me.

Treasurer: If you haven’t paid dues, they’re $10 per year, and practice fees are $15 per semester.

Lint and Loose Change, our literary magazine, is accepting submissions for our March issue until February 27th. Submit to llczine@gmail.com. We’re also taking musical submissions to be linked through a QR code in the next issue, but we only accept original music submissions.

Minister of Propaganda: Music classes are starting soon–drums (Chris Deese/Taylor), music theory (Mitcham/Jason), sax (Mitcham), vocals, intermediate/advanced guitar (Jason), and stand-up bass; to sign up you must be a dues-paying member, and come talk to me (Krish) and those people if you’re interested. Propaganda meetings will start next week.

Open Mic Officer: Theme this week is Valentines and Poetry; Erato is our special guest with poetry, but we still have an open sign-up sheet; everything will be filmed, subscribe to our YouTube page to see it weekly.

Equipment Manager: I literally just got done managing my own equipment. Also thanks to Alex for helping manage my equipment, because I couldn’t do it alone. We do sound classes starting next week with recording; they happen biweekly, alternating between studio (using Reaper) and live sounds.

Advertising Officer: There’s a show this Saturday, and I’m passing out fliers.

General Manager: I’m in charge of the space during the daytime. In protest of Beyoncé not winning Album of the Year, I’ll be playing “7/11″ on repeat until I’m fired.

Historian: I am #1 UTC Friendship Meme Curator. If you hear everybody laugh at something during a meeting and you don’t know why, come talk to me.

Vice President: I am in charge of booking practice time after the meeting, so come talk to me about that after paying practice fees with Meredith.

Advertising Officer: We’re thinking of reinstating jam sessions after meetings, so next week bring your instruments.

Booking Officer: If you want to book a show or see someone here, just let me know.

IT Officer: I’ve finally paid dues for the first time in two years.

President: Make sure you subscribe to the YouTube channel, Instagram, Twitter, Reddit, etc. Next week’s meeting, we’ll have a sound class and a jam session afterward. Also, if you want to work an upcoming event, talk to Jack.

General Announcements:
Krish: Hey, Alex. I like your scarf, where can I get it?

Alex: Caroline is perpetually knitting during every part of her life, you should talk her and get a knit thing.

Jack: We need one worker for a show on Thursday 6-8.


Taylor: I still have a group together to see Silverstein this weekend, so talk to me about that if you’re interested.

Tanika: Safe-space is GT’s LGBT ally group, and I’m looking for a group at UTC to get certified. It’s a 2 hour training session.

Claire: Tanika and I are going to see a band called the Dodos, playing on the 22nd at the Vinyl, they’re indie folk, psyche folk, baroque pop. Come talk to me or Tanika if you’re interested.

Steven: I’m in the swing dance club. We do lessons every Sunday, come talk to me if you’re interested.

Krish: Is anyone interested in going to do Willie Nelson. If I get contact high, they can’t blame me if it shows up on a drug test, right? Also there’s Billy Joel. He wrote “Uptown Girl,” I was listening to it today and it’s a pretty good song.

Alex: If for some reason you don’t want to go to open mic this Thursday, my band Organ Machines and Greg “The Hendler” Hendler’s band exStellarator are playing at Union EAV Thursday 9 pm, you should come see us play. It’s 21+.

Krish: You should come to open mic, because I have poetry and I might have a story.

Fielding: I mentioned this last weekend, but I’m a member of the College Democrats of GATech, we meet Mondays 6-7 in the Piedmont room in the student center. We’re having a guest speaker from Georgia Equality this weekend. Also if you want to play smash with me come talk to me.

Jason: If you play foosball, come talk to me.

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02 Feb

Musician’s Network Meeting Minutes 2/2/2015

Officer Announcements:
Equipment Manager (Chris Deese): It’s been a pleasure to manage all of your equipment, even those of you
Anyone who has a locker needs to pay for it. If you don’t pay soon, your stuff may or may not be sold on eBay.

GM (Tanika): I have also been manage, just in a much more general manner. If you have any suggestions for music or anything that you’d like to see happen, come talk to me.

Secretary (Nick): I have nothing to report, but if you need to join JacketPages or get on the mailing list, come talk to me.

LLC (Sara): I’m in charge of Lint and Loose Change. Our new issue is coming out this month. As always we meet at 11 on Sundays outside UTC.

Treasurer (Meredith): If you haven’t paid dues ($10) or practice fees ($15 per semester) come talk to me.

IT Officer (Chad): Boy is my information technically in office. I’ve been working on the new website and it’ll be up soon. Also I haven’t paid for anything.

Booking Officer (Jack): If you want to book a show or see somebody here, talk to me.

VP (Caroline): I’m in charge of booking practice times, so come see me after the meeting for practice times but pay Meredith first.

Historian (Claire): I have nothing to report, but if you want to fight me personally, see me after the meeting.

Advertising Officer (Sid): There are no shows this week, so I’m sad and you should give me a hug. Follow our Instagram at underthecouch.

Minister of Propaganda (Krish): I have calendars, I’m passing them out now. We have no shows this week. If you want to get involved in propaganda, please talk to me. I also sent out an interest form for lessons, so if you’re interested in receiving or teaching lessons please fill out the form. Thanks.

Open Mic Officer (Austin): We have open mic starting at 8:30 (signups start at 8:00). This week’s theme is Karaoke, so bring in a backing track or write down the song on the signup sheet. Also it’s the president’s birthday on Thursday, so if you want to bring birthday supplies, do that. Also I run the YouTube page, UnderTheCouchMN, and I just uploaded the most recent shows.

President (Alex): There’s a show next Saturday (Valentine’s day), so if you’re out of date ideas or you’re sad and alone, or even if you have date ideas, come for that anyway.

General Announcements:
Krish: A guy asked me to make this announcement for him. His name is Michael Khan, and he’s looking for a progressive metal vocalist. There’s a poster on the bulletin board in UTC.

Mike Leon: Is anyone here spring break and is looking to make money, come talk to me. Congratulations to Caroline for being a fantastic tenant.

Greta: SCPC is doing this thing where you can sign up and go to the aquarium, it’s $9 or $11 depending on when you sign up.

Tanika: If anyone will be at open mic night this week and would like to pitch in to get a cake for Alex in the shape of his face, come talk to me.

Jack: February 21st, I’m organizing a classical Indian music festival that includes Hindustani and Carnactic music.

Fielding: I’m a member of the College Democrats of GATech, we meet 6-7 in the Piedmont room in the student center and next week we’re talking about feminism.

Taylor: I’m getting people together to see Silverstein on February 15th, and we can get Claire afterward.

Nick H: If anyone wants to sit outside UTC and practice guitar nonintrusively, or do the thing Archie used to do and sit on the lawn and play music, you should do these things.

Taylor: I’m looking for a place to get guitar strings that isn’t Guitar Center.

Tanika: If any of you are interested in getting pierced, or if you hate your parents, go to Kolo in Little Five Points.

Sara: Please give me your printing money.

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