Monday, November 22, 2010

More Radio Plays!

Our album Sham Rock has been picked up by two more radio stations! The radio station at Whitman College (KWCW) in Washington state has songs from the album playing regularly on its Global Gumbo show. The show is a multi-genre collection of world music from all corners of the globe. Also, Sham Rock is on medium rotation at the University of Pittsburgh (WPTS) for the next eight weeks! A big thanks to the music directors at these stations for their dedication to playing independent music! 

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Dude, Get Your Free Pizza! ("Pizza: The Rock Opera")

Man, was it 3 years ago already when we wrote, recorded and released our 10-minute opus, "Pizza: The Rock Opera" as part of our project???

Wow. 3 years. Time is ticking away. You know, ticking away the moments that make up a dull day. Next thing you know you'll find 10 years have got behind you, you missed the starting gun, there was some new brick in the wall, and all that stuff...

Like all our music at, we released our song under a Creative Commons license. But few realize that we also bundled up the song, the lyrics, and the album cover into a zip file for anyone to download. It's been buried at our SOTD site for awhile. I think it's time to rectify that.

So, here's the free song, linked below for your enjoyment. Better later than never, I think!

Pizza: The Rock Opera (2007) - FREE!

"It's like all of in one song!"
Pizza: The Rock Opera is Beatnik Turtle's 10 minute opus chronicling one man's struggle to order pizza. We've all been there...except this time it's put to music.Written in one song-writing session in summer of 2007, it debuted at on November 2007 after a few overdubs were added. And, it's now available FREE for download.
You get:
  • "Pizza: The Rock Opera" in MP3 at 256Kbps (that's like really high quality!)
  • Lyrics & Information Sheet
  • Album Cover
  • No DRM crap - issued under a Creative Commons Music Sharing License (Attribution-NoDerivatives-NonCommercial)
  • Some extra toppings, er...bonus stuff just for being cool

All we ask in return is help us spread the word about Beatnik Turtle, our music, and
Share the song with your friends, add it to your online players, blog about it or our little band, and help spread the word about Beatnik Turtle, our podcast, and our music.

Hey, enjoy the free pizza!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Sham Rockin' The Radio

That's right! Songs from our album Sham Rock are being played on the radio. WVVS, the station for Valdosta State University in Georgia has added "Beer, Beer, Beer" to its rotation for the next few months. And the Proud To Be Irish show on WVCR based out of New York played "Holy Ground" on a recent episode. Then near the end of October, the Celtic Show on WRFG Radio Free Georgia in Atlanta also played "Holy Ground" on an episode.

Also, the hilarious site HoboTrashcan played "Well Fuck" on their Hobo Radio podcast, episode 152: Where in the world is Lars?. This episode features extensive food discussion (purple potatoes!), reminiscing about first cars, and movie talk. Check out the episode here! Big thanks to Joel for playing us.

As always, you can get your own copy of these songs and support Beatnik Turtle!

Well Fuck (iTunes, Amazon)
Sham Rock album (CDBaby, Amazon)

All of our songs are podsafe, so contact us if you are a podcaster who would like to play any of our music.