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Posted on - January 23, 2014 [at] 11:08 pm by Brad
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The last half of 2013 was a lot better than the first half. But I did spend a lot of time working on getting better musically and cranking out demos, so that’s good. I was really in a slump there for a few years, it was impressive, how does that shit happen? Hopefully no more. Thanks for your patience.

So I’m looking forward to a musically productive 2014, movin’ on into the future, taking more chances, being a person who does things again.

To celebrate, here’s a video Eddie Utah did for Making Me Nervous with a GoPro camera:

I hope you’re all doing great. I know blogging and RSS sort of died this year, but you can also find me on Facebook and Twitter and Soundcloud and maybe Tumblr sometimes? There’s also a mailing list.

Posted on - January 2, 2014 [at] 3:24 pm by Brad
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Thanks to y’all who came out to the Montreal show. I’m actually glad there weren’t more of you because I’m very shy.

Winding down the year here — I’m playing bass December 27th as a replacement member of The Burning Sensations. The next day there’s a Brad Sucks show in Kingston on December 28th and then it’s time to get cracking on rehearsing and recording some new things in the hopes of a musically productive 2014.

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(poster by Geoff Gibson)

Posted on - December 10, 2013 [at] 10:05 am by Brad
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I’ve got a few shows coming up:

November 16: The Branch, Kemptville, ON
November 30: Il Motore, Montreal, QC
December 28: The Mansion, Kingston, ON

Posters by Geoff Gibson (Samurai in Street Clothes):

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Posted on - October 30, 2013 [at] 10:11 am by Brad
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When I was in Portland a few weeks ago for XOXO I sat down with Josh Millard and Jesse Holden and a bunch of delicious beers and recorded this podcast interview.

Posted on - October 24, 2013 [at] 1:31 pm by Brad
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photo-1I had sworn I would never attend a conference again but I was at XOXO in Portland a few weeks ago and it was damn lovely. Lots of cool people and fun stuff, I’ll be going next year if they have it again.

Looks like all the talks are being posted on Youtube. Some favorites of mine were Jonathan Coulton’s, Cabal Sasser’s, Adrian Holovaty’s and Vi Hart’s. The first two made my eyes water a few times. I hear there were some great ones in the morning as well that I missed due to the previous evening’s party levels getting out of hand.

One of the most inspiring things during the event was seeing all these independent, do-it-yourself creative types struggling with the same issues I’ve struggled with: overwork, pressure, isolation, confidence, customer/fan issues, balancing business and creativity. When you do it all yourself you can go a little crazy, getting wrapped up in your own universe and forgetting your problems aren’t the worst problems ever invented. It’s a struggle for everyone and there’s something very comforting in that.

Posted on - October 16, 2013 [at] 3:17 pm by Brad
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Over on Metafilter I joined in on the Bowie Summer Challenge. The idea was to, as a community, cover the entire The Rise And Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars record. I was assigned the song Soul Love which I wasn’t familiar with (I’m more a Scary Monsters guy than Ziggy Stardust.) Anyway, here’s what I came up with:

Soul Love (cover)

Update: Got a few requests for the multitracks, so you can grab them here.

Posted on - August 28, 2013 [at] 10:38 am by Brad
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Hey, just found out UFC women’s champ Ronda Rousey likes my song:

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Crazy! Also in other MMA-related news some Brad Sucks songs will be on the Co Main Event Podcast next week, which is my favorite podcast.

Posted on - August 6, 2013 [at] 4:17 pm by Brad
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A cover request I did back in 2010 of Goodbye Horses by Q Lazzarus. Cleaned up & posted because the original’s being reissued.

Goodbye Horses

Posted on - July 16, 2013 [at] 10:29 am by Brad
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Hey all, how have you been? Post-album it’s been upgrade season around here. New gear, better health, hopefully more positive attitude. I’m getting ready to start finishing up some new music. Still not sure what to do with it yet but I’m excited (& nervous) to get back at it after such a long break. Some of these upgrades:

New monitors (Event 20/20bas -> Focal CMS 65′s), new bass guitar (Yamaha RBX260 -> Fender American Standard Precision), new amp (Tech 21 Power Engine -> Surf Green Fender Blues Jr), better audio interface (MOTU Ultralite mk3 -> Focusrite Scarlett 2i4), new self help strategy (CBT -> ACT), new drum skills (couldn’t play drums -> can sort of play drums now), better guitar skills (could not play 7ths all over the neck -> can now play 7ths all over the neck).

I drink these smoothies now. They have bee pollen in them. And the color green.

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Posted on - June 24, 2013 [at] 5:00 pm by Brad
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