Joshua Tree Bound
Posted on October 21st, 2014 at 10:19 am by admin

Looking forward to getting out of the city and hanging out in Joshua Tree for Halloween weekend. Where will your next adventure be?

David Byrne: ‘The internet will suck all creative content out of the world’
Posted on October 12th, 2013 at 11:16 am by admin

A great article written by Davd Byrne about the how the internet, specifically companies like Spotify are affecting musicians careers.

I’m a Married Man!
Posted on April 12th, 2013 at 1:11 pm by admin

I took the better part of March to prepare for my wedding day, and after all of the festivities I couldn’t be happier. Here is a feature from borrowed and blue to sum up the most amazing day of my life.

Off the Charts: Examining Musicians’ Income from Sound Recordings
Posted on June 13th, 2012 at 11:19 am by Brian

Here is an interesting article on how musicians’ incomes have changed over the past 10-15 years.

Fuck Grooveshark.
Posted on April 24th, 2012 at 11:31 am by Brian

If you’re using this service, you are doing a disservice to all musicians who make a living through their craft.

Why You Should Pay For Music
Posted on May 31st, 2011 at 3:21 pm by Brian

Jon Sheldrick in his very thoughtful blog from June of last year “Why You Should Pay For Music” summed it up as:

“Hands down, the best way to support your favorite artist is financially. Of course, telling your friends about songs and re-tweeting alerts helps, but it does not necessarily enable artists to produce more music. At the end of the day, what good is a fan who tells 1,000 friends about your album if none of them actually buy it? Sure, those people might go see the band live, but concerts and recordings have totally different budgets and costs. When you go see a live show, it doesn’t make up for the record you ripped off LimeWire. Your ticket price pays the roadies, the sound guys, the tour manager, the gas bills, the van insurance, and maybe, if they’re lucky, the band. That form of logic reduces recorded music to a PR Tool, aimed at promoting the sale of tickets and t-shirts. And what does that say for recorded music as a medium? Will recorded music be reduced to the importance of a T-shirt, used to promote a live show? Recorded music provides a listening experience that is unique and rewarding in its own right, and listeners should strive to preserve that. Fans should respect the wishes of the artist. If a musician asks that you pay for an album, you should respect the time and effort that went into its creation, and pay for it.”

Crabby Stereo Bear by Martin Hsu
Posted on March 8th, 2011 at 7:02 pm by admin

Here’s a commission piece Martin Hsu just finished for me! Check out Martin Hsu’s website for more amazing artwork.


Crazy days at Hyde St Studio C
Posted on January 31st, 2011 at 2:33 pm by Brian

My good friend Scott McDowell is slashing and smashing prices at Hyde St Studio C. If you are a bay area musician and want to make a great record, please check out the studio here.

Crazy Days at Hyde Street Studio C from Scott McDowell on Vimeo.

Crazy Days at Hyde Street Studio C from Scott McDowell on Vimeo.

Check out the New Birds & Batteries album, Panorama
Posted on October 12th, 2010 at 5:04 pm by Brian


Posted on August 22nd, 2010 at 1:10 pm by Brian

I am proud to announce that I will start working for Ubisoft the first week of September!


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