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crazy famous - May 24, 2009

crazy famous cd is out. this rockin' band from healdsburg ca. is set to tour the northwest. check them out.
www.myspace.com/crazyfamousmusic

jennifer faust - March 7, 2009

there's a new girl in town.
www.myspace.com/jenniferfaust we are playing some wonderful music. stay tuned.

accordion babes calendar - December 27, 2008

if santa or whoever didn't get you a calendar or you got a martha stewart lives calendar, you need this one.
http://www.smythesaccordioncenter.com/accordion_calendar.html

crazy famous - October 6, 2008

i am presently recording a project for crazy famous, healdsburg's own.
brandon, kc and john
sound samples coming soon.

amber lee and the anomalies - March 30, 2008

just finished production on a cd by amber lee and the anomalies. release date: may 10, 2008. check out her myspace site:http://www.myspace.com/amberleebaker

last saturday in march - February 13, 2008

peter kaukonen, tim gahagan and i will be playing at the palette cafe in healdsburg ca on march 29th 2008.

marvin gardens dvd - February 11, 2008

a marvin gardens photo slide show/audio (5 songs) dvd is available.

found on ebay - January 27, 2008

sos review - December 1, 2007

Michael Lindner Cocktail Napkin
There’s something uncanny, in the Freudian sense, about Michael Lindner’s album. All of the elements that go to make up his music are conventional to the point of being retro. There’s nothing particularly radical about his playing techniques, he rarely uses obvious effects or processing, he doesn’t experiment with feedback or noise. And yet Cocktail Napkin is deeply, profoundly weird. It’s the aural equivalent of a David Lynch movie.
The strangeness is particularly apparent on the four covers here. Lindner has tracked down some of the creepiest songs of the ’50s and ’60s, most notably Jody Reynolds’ ‘Endless Sleep’, and arranged them with a brutal minimalism that makes the Flying Lizards sound like ELO. Together, his one-note bass lines, distant vocals, surf guitar washes and unprovoked war on hi-hats add up to something that verges on the disturbing. Sam Inglis Sound on Sound magazine dec 2007
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/dec07/articles/playback_1207.htm www.alleyonemusic.com

xmas mp3's - November 27, 2007

a group of christmas tunes i recorded over 20 years ago with a tascam 4 track cassette recorder, a korg 01wfd keyboard, a casio cz101 keyboard, a yamaha rx21 drum machine, electric guitar and a fender bass are up for your consideration and listening pleasure. check them out. ho ho ho

sos mag review - November 27, 2007

Michael Lindner Cocktail Napkin
There’s something uncanny, in the Freudian sense, about Michael Lindner’s album. All of the elements that go to make up his music are conventional to the point of being retro. There’s nothing particularly radical about his playing techniques, he rarely uses obvious effects or processing, he doesn’t experiment with feedback or noise. And yet Cocktail Napkin is deeply, profoundly weird. It’s the aural equivalent of a David Lynch movie.
The strangeness is particularly apparent on the four covers here. Lindner has tracked down some of the creepiest songs of the ’50s and ’60s, most notably Jody Reynolds’ ‘Endless Sleep’, and arranged them with a brutal minimalism that makes the Flying Lizards (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHs-6xnMEdE) sound like ELO. Together, his one-note bass lines, distant vocals, surf guitar washes and unprovoked war on hi-hats add up to something that verges on the disturbing.
Sam Inglis Sound on Sound magazine dec 2007
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/dec07/articles/playback_1207.htm www.alleyonemusic.com

a friend checks in - September 28, 2007

I really enjoyed your opus. It was a totally eclectic...non-cohesive...jaunt through the musical psyche of Michael and his tremolo unit.
Written by my life long friend: Fred Waxler, co-founder of the world famous music store; Banana's at Large.

the baxter brothers: tunes and photo - September 23, 2007

two songs from the baxter brothers, circa 1986, are up. there is a band photo as well.

Twang Shabang - September 15, 2007

HEY HEY--YOU CAN HEAR THE MUSIC OF MICHAEL LINDNER ON 'TWANG SHEBANG EDITION 43' -- To hear the show's stream, there are 2 places to link:
www.myrealbroadcast.com, click on Twang Shebang, and then click on
"Listen To Show", or, http://surf.myrealtalent.com/, then click on "Listen To Show" -- THANKS FOR TUNING IN TO 'TWANG SHEBANG'!
UNSTEADY FREDDIE

WOBC 91.5 FM Oberin College - August 23, 2007

Tom Hinders
WOBC 91.5 FM
Tsunami Soul
http://wobc.org (Fridays, 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. EST)
http://www.oberlin.edu/staff/thinders/
Last week, I played 'Whirling' on my show. What a great song. I talked about it with one of the other DJs who was hanging out at the station while 'Whirling' was playing. She liked it a lot and called it "atmospheric" and said that she really likes how it "sets a certain mood for a mental journey." I'll just agree with her!

Two weeks ago, I played 'Endless Sleep.' I've already told you how much I like this song. Your voice is very clear on this song. So, the story is conveyed easily. I think that, in the original by Jody Reynolds, a lot of people miss the ending where he grabs his baby from the endless sleep. What a great song.

On Aug. 3, I played '96 Blues Per Minute.' You really settle into a nice groove with this song. I like it a lot. The keyboard adds a bit of a Stax-Volt Booker T. groove, which is definitely a compliment!

Then, on July 27, I played 'Little Red Book.' I love the driving beat on this song. You really add something to it. Perhaps because you don't do
it as primitive as the Love version that I remember. This is a great start to a great album!

This week, I'm going to play 'Party Doll,' mostly because it's my favorite song on the CD! I'll eventually play all of the songs, because
they're all great. It's funny how they are all so diverse, yet they all fit my show's format. I don't know if that says something about the CD
or about my show. Hopefully both!

examiner review by j.poet - August 15, 2007

Michael Lindner has been rockin’ the Bay since the mid-’60s in bands like Mojo, Those Darn Accordions and the surf noir band The Aqua Velvets. His latest offering is “Cocktail Napkin,” a mostly instrumental album of widely divergent styles.
Faux marimba and shimmering surf guitar give “Martin Dennis,” a tribute to Martin Denny’s exotica, just the right touches of Far Eastern mystery. “Tremulux” is a dark, bass-heavy, spaghetti-western-meets-’60s, spy-movie piece of reverb-drenched nostalgia, while “8 Strings” blends thick, atmospheric drum’n’bass textures with wistful bouzouki-like guitar meditations.
j.poet sf examiner 8-15-07
http://www.examiner.com/a-881930~In_Bay_Area_music__innovation_rules.html or http://sfpaper.examiner.com/edition/san_francisco/?haspdf=1

amnesia is here - August 14, 2007

adam lieb's new cd amnesia is here. come celebrate aug 18th at the palette art cafe in healdsburg.
check the calender for details

reverb central review - August 2, 2007

phil dirt of reverb central has graciously taken time to review cocktail napkin. thanks uncle phil... the review can be found at http://www.reverbcentral.com/ filed under L for lindner

peter kaukonen and michael lindner at the healdsburg bar and grill wed aug 1st - July 26, 2007

you read right...
with some cool surprises.

cocktail napkin available in stores - July 26, 2007

cocktail napkin will be available at backdoor records and tapes in cotatie and incredible records in sebastopol.
support your local record store. you may also order it from just about any brick and mortar record store as well, anywhere in the usa and the world.

cd cover, rave review - July 22, 2007

"That is the single most brilliant CD cover of all time!! Wow! I collected albums for over 20 years and absolutely HATED the format change based on the artwork."
lisa rios

cocktail napkin available online - July 16, 2007

cocktail napkin is now available for purchase from cd baby and very soon as individual digital downloads. stay tuned.
also now available from itunes.
http://cdbaby.com/cd/michaellindner

cocktail napkin has arrived - June 27, 2007

my new cd cocktail napkin has arrived on my doorstep in 12 large boxes. anyone want to but a cd?
it is a collection of 12 songs; 4 of my favorite rock and roll vocal tunes from the 60’s and 8 original instrumentals. the cover design i’ve had in mind for many years. it was the beginning of the end for album art when cds came out. the format was reduced to the size of a cocktail napkin.

epiphone junior mods - June 12, 2007

Hey Micheal, Great to hear from you! I'm so pleased that you like the
amp....they really are alot of fun! My latest Valve JR mod was a combo
that
I did a scratch point to point voxy turretboard for and it turned out
very
nice indeed. I don't have a website set up for this stuff...just some
you
tube posts because guys wanted to hear some quicky clips. Here are
some of
the voxy combo(it's driving 1x12 vintage 30 also).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKMM38Faj7U http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBLeBHmA9HQ&mode=related&search= http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCN2FtONBfE&mode=related&search= Regards,
Squire

new photos by john gretzinger - June 4, 2007

there are some new photos up on my site: peter kaukonen and me and some solo shots of me by photographer john gretzinger.
check out his site.
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