Scratch My BrainFeb 04, 2021
Brad Farberman presents Stay in Shape Vol. 1
Brad Farberman talks to Jeff about his upcoming Bandcamp Friday compilation to support live music venues, meeting people on twitter, and other stuff.
Disclaimer: All of the sales numbers I talked about were made up. Lies, damn lies, and statistics.
Ken Vandermark, streaming music, artist co-op, and pandemic life
Ken Vandermark is a Chicago based musician and organizer. He helped found Catalytic Sound, and they recently started their own streaming service. Jeff and Ken talk about that...and other stuff.
Ohmme is one of my favorite bands, and Macie Stewart and Sima Cunningham are the guests on this episode. We talk about their new record, the music business, making videos, and I fanboy a little.
Errata: I misspoke in the episode and said Fox hall is in Kansas City. It is not. It is in Chicago. I knew that. My mouth is just faster than my brain.
Quin Kirchner is a Chicago based drummer and composer. he and Jeff talk about Quin's new record, releasing music on vinyl, djing, and more.
"Here's the thing..." a conversation with Jonathan Freilich
Jonathan Freilich is a composer, guitarist, and bandleader in New Orleans. He and Jeff have been friends and colleagues for over 20 years, and here they converse about theirs creative processes, how presentation of music effects performance, and changes in the scene.
https://www.cosmickrewe.com/ (Michael Ray’s website)
Song Titles and Instrumental Activism
Jeff talks about song titles, activism with instrumental music, and asks for listener feedback.
Cass Faulconer is an electric bassist who has toured with Cirque du Soleil and Cowboy Mouth, and played with many of the great musicians in New Orleans. We discuss life in the circus, rock and roll touring, auditioning for famous people, fostering a dog, and things you learn moving to a new country.
Brad Walker is a New Orleans based saxophonist who has toured with Sturgill Simpson, makes records with his own bands, and plays with just about everyone in New Orleans. Brad and Jeff discuss recording sessions that we didn't think produced anything good (but they really did), records that are results of stay at home time, playing solo music, and effects as instruments that need to be learned.
A conversation with singer, producer and electronic musician Sasha Masakowski. She talks about managing multiple creative pursuits, her recent work with Nicholas Payton, and coming from a family of musicians.
Elizabeth Joan Kelly
Elizabeth Joan Kelly is a New Orleans-based electronic composer. She uses found sounds and MIDI to create lush soundscapes at the epicenter of synthpop, industrial, ambient, darkwave, and classical music. Her new album, Farewell, Doomed Planet!, released October 25, is about the apocalypse. And Chernobyl wolves. Pollution. And space travel. Existential dread. And whales.
This is the first episode in a long time, so it is a bit of a re-introduction, plus a preview of the new Unanimous Sources recording, and a little rambling about how musicians get paid for recordings. http://scratchmybrain.com/2020/04/25/the-podcast-is-back/