Tag: Electrical Audio

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 …

+ Read More

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 …

+ Read More

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. …

+ Read More