Tag: Brett Van Donsel

A Butcher Bird Song

A Butcher Bird Song

Lifelong pal Brett Van Donsel, who creates the music for my podcast, has a new song up for purchase: We originally recorded a version of this jam at Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio studio in Chicago in 2016. On the current version, Brett plays all the instruments himself and puts his multi-instrumentalist expertise on display. Brett’s …

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Radio Cade — Episode 2: Marissa Johnson

Radio Cade — Episode 2: Marissa Johnson

Episode 2 of RADIO CADE features Portland artist, facilitator and politico Marissa Johnson, who also happens to be my fiancee and best friend. We discuss our favorite things of 2017 and look ahead to 2018.     People, places and things mentioned in this podcast include: “Albuquerque: A City at the End of the World” …

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ASK AN EXPERT: Brett Van Donsel (At-Home Music Recording)

ASK AN EXPERT: Brett Van Donsel (At-Home Music Recording)

Multi-talented Chicago musician Brett Van Donsel has been doing at-home music recordings nearly his entire life. He gives us the low-down on some of the basics. Q: For the novice — where does one start? What kind of gear do you need to do the basics? A: You really can do good things with even …

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Radio Cade — Episode 1: Jose Medeles

Radio Cade — Episode 1: Jose Medeles

Jose Medeles is the owner of Portland’s world-famous Revival Drum Shop and I’m proud to say he’s my first-ever podcast guest. Full of real-world wisdom — much of it earned by playing with a long list of rock-music badasses — Jose can riff on Marcus Aurelius as ably as he can discuss playing drums with Joey Ramone. …

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