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"Music Connection - New Music Critiques"

"Darda is a pure artist whose eclectic anything-goes album explodes with passion for everything from trad tunes like “Turkey in The Straw,” to folkie Dylan, psychedelia, circus music, and more, but he does it in a way that is always entertaining, never clichéd. Bolstered by lyrics that question our social and political lives, Darda’s pastiche goes beyond surface effects. Proudly non-commercial, possessed of a clever wit, this Indiana native’s self-produced opus achieves a ragged glory that White Stripes fans could embrace." - Music Connection's Review of

"Grab Bag"

"If Ridgemont High's Spicoli had aspired to be his version of, let's say, a Billy Bragg-like musician, he may have sounded a bit like Scott Darda....

For example, take the song 'SIWTIWARSIWHTGTTB', aka 'Sometimes I Wish That I Was A Robot So I Wouldn't Have To Go To The Bathroom'. You need to listen to this song all the way through, whether for pure amusement or just a good head scratch." - Babble and Beat Magazine

"The Dr. Demento Show #08-41 - October 12, 2008"

Scott Darda's song, People Gone Die Special aired on The Dr. Demento Show #08-41 - The Dr. Demento Show

"Activists Mark Memorial Day With Peace Protest"

(WSBT) To some, Memorial Day was about more than remembering those who have served and are still serving. It was a day for change.

People gathered at the Pulaski County courthouse asking for an end to the war.

Since the war started in March 2003, more than 3,400 U.S. soldiers and 65,000 Iraqi civilians have been killed.

That's enough soldiers to fill 70 percent of the seats at the Cove and enough civilians to almost fill the stands at Notre Dame’s stadium.

Dozens of people gathered at the courthouse cheering, chanting, and carrying signs with one message — give peace a chance.

“To show this on Memorial Day pushes the message harder,” said Scott Darda, who organized the event.

A message that's hard to miss was the death toll prominently displayed in the middle of the crowd.

“It's never worth it. Violence doesn't do anything but perpetuate violence,” Darda added.

Among the pro-peace and support our troops signs, Linda Lee Ligocki pushed her grandson in a stroller while thinking about her other grandchildren who have served in Iraq.

“We support the troops because it's our families going over there. But we don't support the war because it's a political war,” Ligocki said.

Already this month, 100 U.S. soldiers have been killed in Iraq, which has some people asking, "Is it worth it?"

“I want them to be able to think. We just want to make one person think that there's someone who really cares about this war. We don't want it,” Ligocki added.

“It's terrible. It's terrible, and it's pointless,” Darda said.
- WSBT22

"The Dr. Demento Show #08-45 - November 9, 2008"

Scott Darda's song, People Gone Die Special aired on The Dr. Demento Show #08-45 - The Dr. Demento Show


MAGNET Magazine New Music Sampler Vol 50.
2008 Disc Makers' Independent Music World Series Compilation
Scott Darda; I Can’t Take It with Me, so You Take Me with You {limited 50 run} (2008)
Scott Darda; As The Possibilicist (2008)
Tramaj Voyix; s/t (2007)
Five Star Vynil; Curse of the Individual (2003)
Pestilent; Winamac Demolition Demo (2002)



Singer-songwriter and one-man-band-leader Scott Darda walks into a room with a slight shuffle, brown curly locks that reek of smoke and last night’s delight, sad Midwestern eyes, and a toothy grin from ear to ear. Untimely ripped from his mother’s womb and raised in small-town Winamac, IN, the young Darda’s entertainment consisted of exploding cans of spray-paint, counting stoplights in the town (3), and flooding the household with his father’s Motown, Swing, and Spike Jones records.

Darda’s songs are two-faced dichotomies combining unique and uplifting up-beat melodies with often-times romantically dark and vividly gloomy psychedelic poetry. “I’d say I’m a song farmer. My songs aren’t just pen and paper, because I plant the seeds, tend the crop, and gently extract each fruit for consumption.” Such as a mad scientist, Darda spends plenty of quality time in his studio. With a degree in Recording Arts, he adds ticks, twirls, screams, swirls, backwards accordions, and radio fuzz to some of his more abstract pieces.