A Mad, Mad World

       a music news & views blog from the Mad Maggies

Don Campau plays the Mad Ms

Monday, September 8th, 2014 by madmags

Longtime radio host Don Campau features underground, independent and home recorded music on his show “No Pigeonholes”.

He recently played a couple of our new tunes. Thanks, Don!

Now archived as podcasts:
“Still Standing” at around 29:42 on KWTF 88.1 FM Bodega Bay and streaming to the Sonoma County area of Northern California.

“Black Orchid” at around 34:40 on KKUP 91.5FM broadcast to the San Francisco and Monterey Bay Areas.


Wild Wilson plays the Mad Ms

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 by madmags

Radio show host and wild man Wild Wilson has spun us again on both his shows this time highlighting tunes from our new album Still Standing.

He hosts two shows which are always fun listening: “The Wild Wilson Show” featuring polkas and “Rock & Swings” featuring rock and swing and beyond run.

This week:
Pica Pica Polka at about 29:00 on the Wild Wilson Show #538

Il Fait Un Beau Soleil at about 5:45 on Rock & Swings

Wild Wilson has been a steadfast supporter of us over the years. Thank you, WW!

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Happy B’day to Mad Ms guitarist GDub

Monday, August 25th, 2014 by madmags

GDub was born on this day (August 26) in Chula Vista, California a few years ago.

I am happy that happened. He’s the love of my life, after all. ;-)

Ask Mr. Wium how he is doing and he will most often answer simply, “still standing”. That inspired me to write a tune for him which became the title track on our new album.

Wishing you many more spins around the sun, Luv!

The Mad Ms featured in Marin IJ

Friday, August 22nd, 2014 by madmags

Woo Hoo! We’ve got Ink!

The Mad Maggies are featured in “Press Play” in the Marin Independent Journal today.

Thanks to Paul Liberatore for this shout out about our new release Still Standing

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Big Fun at this year’s Cotati Accordion Festival

Friday, August 22nd, 2014 by madmags

We had another fantastic time at the
Cotati Accordion Festival. Our show was at 5:30 Saturday and we dished up a fine batch of tunes mostly ones from our new album, Still Standing. Folks danced, plenty took photos and video which I am hoping we get to see.

This year’s fest truly were just a few was a “Cavalcade of Stars” from around the world — Sourdough Slim, Bruce Gassman, Trio Voronezh, Vince Abbraciante, Roxanne Oliva, Tara Linda and her Western Serenade to name just a few of the stellar acts.

We saw many familiar faces and lots of folks representing with Mad Maggies t-shirts. We made new fans of all ages.

One of the pleasures we enjoy, besides playing our show, is hanging with the other musicians at the musician’s swag booth. Everyone helps with selling merch and answering questions from fans. It’s nice camaraderie.

Next year will be the 25th annual festival. Mark your calendars August 22nd & 23rd. Everyone should experience this music festival.

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Mad Ms at Lagunitas Brewing Today!

Friday, August 15th, 2014 by madmags

Bonjour, all you music-loving magpies!

Fly on over to Lagunitas Beer Sanctuary today and catch us in the act. We play at 4:20pm until 7:15pm-ish

This is a “kick-off’ show for the Cotati Accordion Festival.

Lagunitas has been a long time, generous sponsor of the festival.

We’ve got our new CD “Still Standing”, new tunes, a guest trombonist Ned Stone, and generally plenty of excitement about playing live in one of our fav spots.

See ya there!

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Live at Lagunitas Brewing Co.: For the Love of Pete

Monday, August 11th, 2014 by madmags

“There’s danger but there’s booty on the deep, deep blue sea!”

We will be live at Lagunitas Brewing Co. again this coming Friday afternoon.

That’s August 15 4:20pm playing until a little after 7pm

NBC says we are the “oh-so-lively Mad Maggies”

Saturday, August 9th, 2014 by madmags

Nice write up on NBC Bay Area about the Cotati Accordion Festival with a nice mention of us.

… fabulouso accordion acts and players like the costume-creative Great Morgani and the oh-so-lively Mad Maggies and the dance-fun Motordude Zydeco will raise those squeezeboxes high and make that sweet-sad-sweet music.

NEW RELEASE “Still Standing”

Saturday, August 9th, 2014 by madmags

Our new release is now available with 11 tunes in all. Six are new originals including the title track “Still Standing” — a cool groove.

Four tracks are favorite tunes that we play so differently from when we first recorded them that we felt it was time to re-record them.

And lastly the Rumba Tziganeasca which we love playing live but have never recorded.

We are super excited about this. I’d say it is our best yet. Stellar playing, catchy tunes, plenty of our inimitable arrangements.

Wally of Wally Sound mixed and mastered.

We stayed eco-conscious and used a simple sleeve with no shrink-wrap.

Easiest way to buy a CD is at a live show or visit our music shop on BandCamp for listening, digital downloading and ordering.

The best way to support us is to buy our music. :-)

still standing front cover

Tonight >> Smiley’s Saloon in Bolinas – Friday 8/8

Friday, August 8th, 2014 by madmags

Come join us as we shake the faultline!

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