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Status update: I’m still doing music full time in 2016! I’ve got some things I’m excited for you to hear/see but they ain’t ready yet. So here’s other stuff:
I’ve got a live show coming up on April 16. Details over on Facebook. If you’re near the place where it’s happening on the date and at the time that it happens, you should come inside the place and see a music show.
I was on a couple podcasts recently if you wanna hear me talk with my dumb mouth. One of ‘em’s short and serious and the other’s long and wacky:
In this episode, I interviewed Brad Sucks, the OG of crowdfunding your album and one of the first people to give away his music for free online. Brad and I talk about how to trust yourself and your art, stop worrying about things being perfect and focusing on building a fan base instead.
We’re thrilled to welcome Brad back to the show for a deep dive on Stardew Valley. On the way, we also touch on Moshow the Cat Rapper, Stovokor, Axl Rose, Bee and Puppycat, Kickstarter entitlement syndrome, Undertale disruption, Josh’s impending spin-off podcast Quarter Quorner, John Campbell, blind-fire delivering psychology services, a series of tweets that Jesse never got over, veterinary rackets, Andre Agassi, getting involved in an ass tattoo, signatures versus Signature signatures, living in the formative and evolutionary age of video games, and what kind of murderer you would be.
Also I have a note here reminding myself that I’m way, way overdue on sending out my mailing list, so sign up for that if you want to get in on that.
I think that’s all for now. Thanks for reading. I enjoyed 10 Cloverfield Lane.
Happy New Year to you all. I’m gonna do music full time in 2016, so that’ll be weird.
Posted on - December 31, 2015 [at] 8:19 pm by Brad
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Hey, the new album’s on iTunes finally. That took longer than I thought it would. It’s also on Spotify and most other digital services now and you can of course still get it on this here website. I posted track #5 to Youtube because did you know that’s where kids listen to music now?
Me? Oh, I’ve been busy filling orders and I turned 36 yesterday. Trying to do what I can to promote the album but I’m excited to get back to work on music. It’s a big relief no longer being creatively jammed up with this thing. My plan is to never do that again. It’s gonna be great.
Guess who’s got a new album out? That’s right, it’s this guy. And probably other people. Click the cover art to check it out and possibly buy it:
It’s called Guess Who’s a Mess. Ten songs of kinda loud uptempo stuff. I think it’s about dealing with people’s expectations. It should be on iTunes soon.
The CD release party is tonight at Zaphod Beeblebrox in Ottawa. I’ll be on CBC radio today at 3 to say some things with my mouth.
Thanks to everybody for their patience and help and support while I struggled through the production of this record and my other records and my whole life. Here’s the latest song I posted to Youtube:
Creep me on Twitter if you require further updates.
Hey hey. You can now pre-order my new album through this website. It’ll be out November 2nd and then up on iTunes and Amazon and whatever else shortly after.
Also there’s still a record release party happening.
Welp, the album’s off to mastering. What a needlessly awful process that was (spoiler: all my fault). Maybe one day I’ll write up all the things I learned but for now my priority is to move on and keep some guilt-free momentum going. I’m excited to not take four years to make my next thing.
So there are some shows booked. I’ll have an official release date (spoiler: November 2nd) and all that jazz sometime soon. I’m working on new songs and I’m not sure what I’ll do with them yet. Slow and steady wins the race.
2011 was kinda bananas. I think the original plan was to kick ass and make a lot of progress on this dusty old music career of mine but that hasn’t really happened so much.
People have been asking me about my record and I really appreciate that you guys are looking forward to it despite all the radio silence from me. Honestly I’m still struggling with it, getting the songs how I want them while not going all Chinese Democracy. It’s a tough balance.
But it’s moving forward now and I’m optimistic I’ll be able to wrap it up soon. Thanks for your patience and support. Have a sweet 2012.
I turned 35 yesterday. Luckily I had a flu also so it’s all uphill from here.
I’ve decided to get my mid-life crisis over with before 40, so I’m off the antidepressants, in two types of therapy and I hired a personal trainer. While it wasn’t a disaster, I’m not interested in doing the next 35 the same way I did the first. So I’m trying to put some work in on that.
Thanks for all the birthday wishes, I really appreciate it.