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19 Aug

Musician’s Network Meeting Minutes 8/19/2014

First meeting of the semester! We played Kittenwars to break the ice.

Officer Introductions:

Vice President: Mike Stearns

Advertising Officer: Chad

Advertising Officer: Ashley

  • Talk to her about Lint and Loose Change, our literary magazine

Minister of Propaganda: Jared

Treasurer: Kishore

  • Fees and stuff: dues are $10/year, practice fees are $15/semester, and locker fees are $5/month (we don’t have any free right now, but you can get on the waiting list if you like)

Secretary: Alex

Senior Hugs Officer: Archie (He’s hugged everyone in the room)

Open Mic Officer: Caroline

  • We have open mic this Thursday! Signups start at 8, and the show starts at 8:30. Come before nine if you wanna play. This week’s theme will be “Throwback Thursday”!

Equipment Manager: Garrett

President: Spencer

Open Floor:

Note about practice time: we have a drumset, practice guitar amp, bass amp, bass, keyboard, and microphone available for use.

Mike Stearns – The Merry Go Rounds are hosting auditions during open mic this Thursday!

Archie – My band is looking for a keyboardist maybe.

Andrew – Music Technology is trying to get a major started, so email them if you’re interested in making it a thing! Also, I’m starting a band with swing and surf influences (looking for members!).

Important Links:

Our website: www.gtmn.org

Facebook group: Under The Couch

JacketPages: jacketpages.gatech.edu*

*Please join the Musician’s Network organization page on JacketPages! It’s important and useful for us, not only for keeping track of our membership and getting money from SGA but also for being able to access UTC and maintain regular operations – i.e. if you want to access UTC for practice times, you’ll need to be in JacketPages.

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22 Apr

Musician’s Network Meeting Minutes 4/21/2014

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Tonight: Last meeting of the semester AND the 1st Annual Foamy Awards!

Senior Hugs Officer: I have hugged everybody in this room. (*applause*)

Equipment Minotaur: There will be sound class after the meeting. Also, we got a bunch of new cables for the studio! Don’t take them out of the studio please.

Secretary: If you want to join the club, go give Kishore your money and then come talk to me!

General Manager: I manage generally. General announcement: the SCPC homecoming concert poll is up. Write in a vote  for Sleigh Bells ’cause they’d be perfect for it!

Treasurer: Dues are $10 a year, practice fees are $15 a semester, and lockers are $5 a month. Remember, membership dues last for a calendar year.

We’ll have some lockers available really soon! They’re huge. You could fit several things in there. Anyways, let me know if you want to rent one.

Vice President: We have a lot of exciting things today. We have pizza! If you want Dead Week/weekend practice time, come talk to me.

Open Mic Officer: No more open mics this semester… But they’ll be back during the summer semester. Keep up with us on our Facebook group (Open Mic Night at Under the Couch!).

Advertising Underling (Chad): There’s nothing new going on to advertise, so I’ll advertise Mike Stearns’ fabulous Snapchats.

Minister of Propaganda: We have a meeting (along with some SCPC representatives) this Thursday night at 6 in UTC to discuss and plan Couchella! If you’re interested in helping out or just want to know what’s going on, feel free to join us.

Advertising Underling (Ashley): There’s pizza and awards today!

IT Wizard: I’ll be putting changes to the website up next week! I’m adding a bands page to the site, so send me your band name, a short bio, and links to any music pages you have. (Send to lrossi@gatech.edu)

If you don’t, Archie will write a joke bio for your band (but really, he will).

General Announcements:

Archie: I’m joining forces with a new organization called Acts of Kindess to do my Groovy Friday thing  from noon to 1 on Tuesday in the Student Center. I just realized that I can’t make it until noon-fifteen, so if you wanna play the beginning of it just let me know.

Also, Chicken Dinner Faceplant released a new EP yesterday named “Universal Butt”. Check it out!

Stearns: My two bands (We Few and The Merry Go Rounds) are performing at Wonderroot on Wednesday night!

Leland: Dan Deacon is performing tomorrow. It’ll be a life changing experience.

James: As part of the “500 songs for Kids” event, I will be playing David Bowie’s “Changes” at The Loft on Saturday.


The Foamies: Winners

Powerpoint Picasso: Jason

Best Laugh: Leland & Chris Deese

Biggest 80’s Metal Fan: Thomas

Beyonce Award: Caroline

Best Harmonica Gunslinger Thingamajig: Rob

Most Likely To Finish His Sentences: Kishore

Best Disc Thrower: Colin

Nacho Hair: Chad

Most Likely To Create World Peace With His Hair: Garrett

Best Smile: Chris Deese

Man of Many Names: Mike Stearns

Most Gutter: Spencer

Best Flyers: Catie

Chillest: Alex McIntyre

Best Actor: Jed

BAMF Award: Kwaku

UTC’s Little Helper: James

Best Time To Show Up For A Meeting: Andriy and Paul

Best Beard: Randy

Best 80’s-Band-Name-That’s-Also-Your-Last-Name: Christian Toto

Flava Flav Award: Leland

The “Ooh-weee-ooh I Look Just Like Buddy Holly” Award: Nick

Best Taja Award: Taja

Best Face: Greg

Rockapella Award: Truett

Clementine Award: Andrew Tsai

Best Beats: Imran

Best Dreadlocks: Simon

Most Styrofoam: Shags

Best Simpson’s-Inspired Band Name: Jebediah Springfield

Twee As F***: The Merry Go Rounds

Best Sound: Chicken Dinner Faceplant

Fastest Recording Time: Chicken Dinner Faceplant, “Clsoe Is Good Enough” (EP)

Best Home Recordings: James (Supreme World Emporers)

Best Song: Wolfson Greene, “Golden Daze”

Best Side Project: Coy Coyote

Best/Worst Band Name: Weed Can Kill You And Should Be Illegal

Best New Groove: SU(2)

4+4=9 Award: Albatrocity

Best New Band: The Quarks

Best Hip Hop Group: Kwaku and the Round Table

Best Polka Funk Band: We Few

Best French Band Name: Faux Pause

Best Recording: Ground Rules, “It’s Pronounced Ground Rules”

MVP (Most Voluptuous Panda): Archie


More winners! (not present at the meeting)

Most Efficient Wardrobe: Tom Speers

Most Active Young Member: Krish

Most Likely To Become Drum Major: Andrew Joyce

Best Guitar Sound: Derek Liddell

Best Piano Player: Christian

Shafty Award: Alex Alty

Best Mustache: Nic

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14 Apr

Musician’s Network Meeting Minutes 4/14/2014

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Senior Hug Officer: I haven’t actually hugged everybody yet, but I’m working on it.

Minister of Propaganda: There are two really cool events this week! If anyone wants to work shows and get paid, come talk to me after the meeting.

Secretary: If you want to join the mailing list, talk to me! If you want to join the club, go give Kishore your money and then come talk to me.

Treasurer: Dues are $10 per year, practice fees are $15 per semester, and lockers are $5 per month. And apparently we’re doing musical chairs. If you want a locker, there’s a waiting list.

Open Mic Officer: (Mike) Hi, my name is Caroline Walden, and I’m Open Mic officer. My name is Open Mic-oline and I’m the purveyor of open mic-ness. Signups are from 8 to 9 pm, and the show starts at 8:30. The theme this week is “Last Call”, since it’s the last one of the semester.

Advertising Underling (Ashley): The new bands showcase is Friday at UTC! Doors are at 7 pm, show starts at 7:30. It’s free if you have a Buzzcard and $5 otherwise. You should come out , it’ll be fun and my band (Science, Bitch!) is playing!

Check out the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/460028877464536/

Equipment Minotaur: Final sound class of the semester is next Monday after the meeting.

General Manager: The missing key has been found! The front desk is sorry. Also, I’ll be running a very fun-filled, snack-filled trivia event! I made a Facebook event for it: https://www.facebook.com/events/634936659914225/

Advertising Underling (Chad): Saturday, we’ve got an awesome show featuring King of Prussia (from Barcelona) + Case Conrad (from Sweden)+ Powerkompany (Athens, GA) + The Merry Go Rounds (right here) (https://www.facebook.com/events/282223555267660/)!

Jared says: King of Prussia sounds like R.E.M., Case Conrad sounds like the B-52’s on crack (so, the B-52’s), and Powerkompany sounds like awesome power pop. And all of them are releasing new records!

Vice President: No practice time after 4 pm on Saturday, but other than that we’re good to go!

IT Wizard: (Jared) Hi, I’m Lisa, and I’m still collecting band bios to put on the website! Send your band’s name, a short bio, and links for your music to my email address (lrossi@gatech.edu).

General announcements:

Jared: Chad takes photos of bands!

New Bands Showcase introductions:

Steve: I’m in SU(2), we’re a band of physics grad students.

Tim: Representing Spitfire Freak Machine.

Alex Alty and François: Shafty and the Taints (he can’t say it louder because it’s low-key)


Name game reruns!

April 15, 2013

Name Game: If you could be an article of clothing, what would you be?

Winner: “Spencer’s Baggy Pants!!”, Caity

Runnersup: 1) Alex, “Chainmail… like underarmor”. 2)Brian Palmer “My closet of Dad/Hawaiian shirts.”


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07 Apr

Musician’s Network Meeting Minutes 4/7/2014

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Minister of Propaganda: Next Friday is the finals of the New Bands Showcase at Under the Couch! There’ll be snacks and drinks and stuff like that, so come out and see some brand new talent make their debut performances.

Advertising Underling (Ashley): This Friday we have a show! Futo + Omnignome + Man Up, Yancey + Pallow. Doors are at 7 pm, show starts at 8. (Jared: If you like the postal service or pavement or phish, you will like at least one of the bands on the bill.)

Vice President: Does Greensleeves imply that only the sleeves are green, or does the whole shirt have to be green?

The max amount of hours you can book this week is back to normal (3 at a time). See me after the meeting if you want to book. Also, remember to sign your name on the volunteer lists behind the desks! And if you do have practice time, PLEASE SIGN IN AND OUT ON THE PRACTICE SHEET. Some of our quarter inch cables have gone missing. Don’t steal from us (and if you have, bring it back!).

Open Mic Officer: Open Mic is Thursday night at 8:30pm! Signups are from 8 to 9 only. The theme this week is circus (again)! If everyone dresses like clowns, I’ll be really happy.

Treasurer: Normal fees stuff:  Dues are $10 per year, practice fees are $15 per semester, and lockers are $5 per month (we don’t have any available at the moment, but there’s a waiting list if you want to be in line for one). Also, we’ll be buying stuff in the next few weeks! There’ll be an empty sheet in the practice room, so if there’s anything you want us to buy make sure that you write it down. We might actually buy it.

General Manager: As opposed to Mike Stearns who runs the meetings, I walk the meetings. I also manage generally. Also, I generally don’t have anything to say today.

Advertising Underling (Chad): UTC is hosting a Record Store Day show! We have such awesome acts as King of Prussia, Case Conrad, and Georgia Tech’s very own Merry Go Rounds. It’ll be fun!

Senior Hug Officer: I hugged everybody!

IT Wizard: I’m adding a page that showcases all the bands that are affiliated with UTC! Send me an email with a short bio and links to your music at lrossi@gatech.edu.

Booking Officer: There’s a karaoke event on Thursday. James, Leland, and/or Caroline will be working.

Record store day – King of Prussia is promoting their new double album, and both they and Case Conrad have been talked about by some big names (NPR, Pitchfork, and more). During the daytime, we’ll be playing entire vinyl albums (delicious!), so feel free to bring yours in. Leland will be also hosting a music trivia event (possibly with food/prizes!). TL;DR come celebrate with us!

President: No sound class today. Is there anyone who wants to work the Taal Tadka show (you’ll make bank) Monday night and Wednesday night (James and someone else? Let us know if you can!)

General announcements

Leland: The Atlanta Silverbacks (soccer team) are starting their season soon, so if you want to go see some soccer matches with me just let me know.

Archie: What’s going on with the extra drumset? (Spencer: we’re working on it.)

Kwaku: There’ll be a hip-hop concert at UTC this Saturday! It’ll be packed and there’ll be people from all over the city here. It’ll be pretty hype, I’ll be playing and my group (the Round Table) will be playing. And we may have a special guest! Either way, it’ll be the best night of your life.

Christian: The Classical Music Club is having a recital this Wednesday at 8 pm in the Couch building. Crystal Chau (who won a really big competition a couple years ago) will be playing, and it’l probably something crazy and mind-blowing.

Stearns: The Merry Go Rounds released an album! It’s really cool and we worked really hard on it. You should buy a physical copy or download the digital version for free! And other people that aren’t us think it’s cool too!

Hyung: I’m from Oscar band and we’re having a concert here on Saturday from 7 to 9.


Name game reruns!

June 3rd, 2013

Name Game: What’s your favorite holiday?

Winner: Mike L. “Archie’s Birthday”

Ambiguous Winner: “CINCO DE CUATRO”


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