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I’ve been winding down the “real” work (aka hourly, billable, profitable, stable) in favor of doing music full time (aka unlimited hours, not billable, unprofitable & very unstable) which has been slower and harder than I thought. But I’ve been finishing up a few projects and songs and getting ready to crank out new Brad Sucks material all over the place. Here’s what I’ve been up to in the first bit of 2015:

Bee & PuppyCat

I’ve written a few things for the awesome Bee & PuppyCat show that I’m excited about. The song I’m finishing this week is sung Felicia Day. I got to direct her via Skype which was a new and cool and frightening experience for me. It was pretty awesome to hear her singing words and a melody I wrote.

Natasha (B&P creator) posted this shot of me on the monitor in the studio while I was handsomely directing Felicia Day from my desk here in Canada:

It’s been really fun working on this, I’d love to do more. If anyone reading this runs like an uh, awesome, successful project that needs… bad music… you know, get in touch.

I Don’t Know What I’m Doing on Vinyl

A while back I asked on Facebook if anyone’s interested in a vinyl pressing of I Don’t Know What I’m Doing, which was first manufactured as a real packaged CD in 2005. People seemed enthusiastic so I’ve been moving forward with it.

Honestly, I’m not a person who cares much about vinyl records. I own two: Micheal Jackson’s Thriller and Twisted Sister’s Stay Hungry and they’re hanging on my wall. I don’t own a turntable. I’ve got more nostalgia for cassette tapes and 128k MP3s downloaded from Audiogalaxy. Pressing (and shipping) vinyl is ‘spensive and a big commitment and I’d like to avoid having hundreds of my own old-ass record in my basement, so I’m hesitant (aka scared).

But I have a bunch of vinyl quotes and I’ll figure out the next steps soon and probably re-ask that everyone’s suuuure they want my 100% digitally recorded album in an old, giant, fragile, heavy, noisy, expensive to manufacture and also expensive to ship format.

My friend Bruce’s album

Over the past year I’ve been helping my Texan chef friend Bruce Enloe out with bass playing and some recording and mixing on his new record Unseasonably Cool (soundcloud link). (Tracks 2, 3 and 7 are my faves.) I also played bass at the CD release show last week, which had this cool poster (designed by Mark Ettinger, drummer of the band):

Also there was an article in the big local city paper about Bruce and the record.

That’s it, thanks for reading. More stuff soon. “Always be social media-ing,” they told us in Internet school. I update my Twitter and Facebook regularly.

Posted on - April 28, 2015 [at] 8:26 am by Brad
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5 Comments on this post

Flo on April Update
April 28, 2015 at 9:27 am

Put it like that, and the vinyl pressing does sound risky. On the other hand, hipsters like me are dying to see this happen, regardless of the cost and shipment fees.

carolina diaz on April Update
April 28, 2015 at 6:19 pm

Thanks for the update! I’m glad you’re still working on music, even if it’s not as stable as a boring job, it’s more rewarding!!! :)

pacguy19 on April Update
May 10, 2015 at 11:14 am

I’d so get the vinyl if I had a turntable. Gotta look into those sometime. That album changed me a few years back, good times. Would you be using the original master for the vinyl? I’d probably fix a few things with it but then again I’m annoying and I like to screw with things. Good to see you’re keeping busy.

y.st. on April Update
June 2, 2015 at 4:22 pm

I’m not going to buy the vinyl, sorry. I’m more interested in your FLAC files you currently sell. Shipping is faster (usually a few hours, tops) and I can convert them to Vorbis and store *SO* many in my pocket all at once. A record player is a bit heavy to carry around as well.

I’m glad to hear you plan to focus more on music, and I hope it goes really well. Art is more fun than cubicles.

Matt on April Update
July 25, 2015 at 10:35 pm

I’d heavily consider the vinyl.

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