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Babylon behind the scenes – and Jennifer?

22 Apr
filmstrip babylon video

They’re here: behind the scenes clips from the set of the ‘Babylon’ video. Nothing Earth-shattering, mind you – Hearts of Darkness it ain’t – but it should give you a good sense of what went down in Tess’ attic that day. Now how much would you pay? But wait – there’s more! In video-capture mode […]

You turn me on, I'm a radio

17 Apr
Joni Mitchell

A discussion on Derek Sivers’ Musicthoughts list prompted by the recent Wall Street Journal article on Joni Mitchell inspired me to post the following. There are many, many, many things I love about Joni Mitchell: one is the fact that when she finally gave in to the pressure to write a so-called hit for radio, […]

Video killed the radio star

31 Mar
Video killed the radio star

Radio star. Yeah, right. How about the “only in his tiny little mind” star? Anyhoo, this just in from Mr. Liss. From: cliss@bane-of-bryan’s-existence.comSent: Thursday, March 31, 2005 12:39 PMSubject: “Babylon” is Finished! And it’s great! Ladies and Gentlemen, I just wanted to send word that Nate and I recieved the final edit of Bryan Thomas’ […]

Julia got back

30 Mar
Winston and Julia embrace.

It’s official. I’m the worst audio engineer on the planet. Julia hides in plain sight. She’s rough. Prole-like, even. (But don’t tell her that. She’ll cut you.) She’s also a bit bottom heavy. But that ain’t necessarily a bad thing. And she’ll never be as bottom heavy as Jennifer. (See ya at Why Can’t I […]

Piano 1, Bryan 0.

28 Mar
broken glasses on bass

Still no glasses. Headed to Dr. TJ Eckleburg’s today though for the hookup, thanks. I posted MP3’s of what I hope are the final mixes for the new song “Out,” which I wrote and recorded last week for my brother Jason’s new short flick In the Alley. They’re for Jason’s ears only – unless you […]

In the works…

23 Mar
Jason stares down a gun.

The bad news: my glasses snapped in two last week. Still haven’t had a chance to replace them. Busy busy busy. Put out his eyes. Apologise. The good news: thanks to a lot of late night sessions in the home studio, the new song ‘Julia’ is almost done. Acoustic and electric guitars, bass, a simple […]

To release or not to release

23 Mar
To release or not to release

That is the question. After much toying with the idea of an official CD release of Spy Love Box – and even after the rush and satisfaction and sense of closure that’s come with recording ‘Julia’ as the final track on the project – I’m back in the “it’s only available for download” camp. Feels […]

On the plate, of late

03 Mar
On the plate, of late

I know the listing on the “Shows” page is a little slim. As in no nada nuthin’. But there’s a lot going on behind the scenes. Here’s what I’ll be working on the next few weeks: Recording the final two songs for the “Spy Love Box” EP; Inventing some songs to layer on top of […]