Influences: Cory Branan, Tim Barry. Nostalgically, Ministry (and related side projects) and Lookout! Records pop punk bands.
I play under the moniker of Brad Brubaker & The Crowd Goes Wild, which I'm considering changing to Brad Bru & The Crowd Goes Wild for professional reasons.
I fluctuate between being a clown, comedian, 826 volunteer and ice cream blogger. (http://icecreamuscream.blogspot.com) I also music direct/host an evening of live radio plays in Chicago called Whiskey Radio Hour Quarterly.
I first did FAWM in 2012, which makes this my...hold on...almost got it...7th FAWM.
|#1||Rather Be Alone||
|#2||i don't feel any better||
|#3||The Ugly Platypus||
|#4||I Don't Wanna Go To Space (ANTI-SYN)||
|#5||Napalm Lipbalm presents "Berry Blast"||
|#6||Toque Aqui Para Abrir Las Puertas||
|#7||Napalm Lipbalm presents "Her Kisses Are The Bomb"||
|#8||Fingerstips Challenge (Pseudo-10x10)||
|#9||The Spy Who Loved Me||
|#10||Napalm Lipbalm and Sapient present "Apocalipstick (Kiss of Death)" @sapient||
|#12||Napalm Lipbalm presents "Napalm Lipbalm - The Song"||
|#14||Waiting Instead of Doing||
Thank you so very much for your kind words about my song, Last Night was Paradise. I am learning how to record right now and will let you know when I've posted a demo.
Hey, thanks for the feedback for sure....I have been intending to listen and comment on your music (since January) and didn't achieve my goal. However, I am here for another month, at least, and will be listening and commenting on your music for sure. I have loved what you have done in the past years....thanks again.
Thank you for your lovely comment on "Chattahoochee"!
Thanks for your great comments and congrats on the win.
Thanks for the kind feedback sir. I'm hoping to put more time into listening when I'm not crazy busy. Work has me traveling almost non stop this month, hence the low output.
Oh that's awesome! I actually work at VCU -- it's a wonderful place!
You actually reminded me to update my fbook page, because I'm in Richmond, VA now, haha, but yeah! I was in the HR for a good 3 years. Definitely a crazy small world!
Quadracool Champions (400)
WHA…? You are just too cool for school Quadracool Champion!! You took the time to write 400 comments (400!!) and listen to all those songs (ears doin’ ok there?)! Thanks for your almighty contribution to our community. You have 400 thank you’s from your fellow FAWMers and from me! Excellent work and keep busting’ those zongs!!
Thanks for swinging by and commenting on "Polisher's Blues".
Unfortunately the harmonica does not do a damn thing for itself, lazy instruments. I keep telling them if they want to get out on the town they need to start helping pay some bills!
Tripwire Hotty; Tripwire Lightning
Shock To The System
Drowning in Altitude
Napalm Lipbalm song title ideas:
Backlash Eye Kandy
Pucker Upside Down
Flash bomb baby
Stop Drop & Dance or Dance ______ & Run
Hi Brad, you are very close to the intention behind "I'm Beat" - for me it is a gesture of supplication and a cry of 'uncle' (and fledgling remorse) toward one who is still standing guard against you, giving them the "all clear" to relax. Thank you for sharing your response; it's great input!
Thank you for listening and your kind words. And for being so active at that.
Hi Brad . Thanks foryour comments on my songs. It is a great inventive.
Thank you very much for the comment on "Invincible"! Glad you liked the track.
Thank you for your kinds words on "Join Me In Death". I was very excited to get to work on those lyrics, it's nice to know I have done them justice.
Hey Thank you for your kind encouragement on my song "hornby Island"! Your life sounds so full of fun! I'd love to hear your radio show!
Wow, 300+ comments, well done. Thanks for checking out Can't Change The Past. Glad you liked it. 😀
Thanks for the helpful feedback on my song - guess I toned down the drums too much. 😀
Thanks for your comments on my songs, and yes, you got it... definitely freedom, though you don't always see it that way at first, which is why I wrote it the way I did. 😀
Thanks so much for your kind comment!! 😊
Thanks so much for your kind comment! 😀
Whatdayawantamedal? Well you’re getting one!You are SUPERB Tripletime Trooper! You took the time to write 300 comments and listen to all those songs! Thanks for your almighty contribution to our community. You have 300 thank you’s from your fellow FAWMers and from me! Excellent work and keep busting’ those zongs!!
Thanks for saying nice things about “Parade”. For the flute, I tried playing the recorder, but the song was in B major, and I gave up. Used the Celtic Tin Whistle patch in Logic played on a keyboard.
I'm starting to think I need to do more trombone with vocals stuff. That "unexpected" section is almost everyone's favorite! Thanks for listening to my 10x10.
Thanks for your nice comments on my track "Innocence". Will come by and check out some of yours - soon.
I was creeping on your page (mostly because I wanted to listen to Berry Blast again) and noticed your ice cream blog. Turns out you were in my old neighborhood in Austin last May! I am quite sad to report that despite driving by it like every day for a year, I never went to Dolce Neve. 😞
Couldn't agree more about Amy's though.
Thanks Brad for your nice comments. I was just reading yesterday about your having an alternative band Napalm Lipbalm, so funny. Great idea!!!
Thanks for your nice comments on my spin the bottle lyric!
Thank you for your sweet comment on my waltz! I like the idea of it being a wishing theme tune!!
Thank you so much, i'm really glad that you loved our song. Kepp up the good work !
Haha, you're bandcamp is a treasure trove of comedy gold, thanks for the link
Thanks for commenting on the new track, yeah I crammed a lot on that one - the beat is in like 7/4 mostly I think? I tend to just nod my head to every single beat like a pigeon when listening to my music, otherwise I don't know where I am
Thanks for Zong busting my songs ! Wow! you have a lot of comments let me have a listen Have fun
Oh my goodness Dupletarion Warrior you are AWESOME!! You took the time to write 200 comments and listen to all those songs! Thanks for your hefty contribution to our community. You have 200 thank you’s from your fellow FAWMers and from me! Excellent work and keep busting’ those zongs!!
Hi and thanks for then info on my link. I moved it to private while I did some edits but it’s good to go now. Looking forward to checking out some of your music soon too!
Thanks for the comment. I've actually never listened to Imagine Dragons besides them being on in a store or something. Never realized they put a robotic "radioactive" in the background of the chorus. Nice pull.
thanks for your comments on "We Have" <3
Hey Bradbruaker, thanks for the comment on the song I appreciate it! Your friend Jimmy
Thanks so much for your thoughtful comment on 'stay'. I was feeling pretty conflicted writing those lyrics which probably explains the competing imagery. Thanks for noticing!
The line "maybe you'll remember what he meant to me" is about how much it hurt the narrator that she slept with THAT guy. But she just thought it was you know, so-so sex, whatever. 😀
Thanks for commenting!
Thanks for listening and commenting on 287,000 volts.
Thanks for commenting on "Loosening". Maybe I should change into the dectective/spy movie soundtrack business 😁
Thanks for your kind words on "Start Again", for what it's worth I rarely write such uplifting songs.
Hey man, thanks for commenting, I'm glad you liked it and the title, I'm trying to have more of an image in my head of what I'm writing about if there ain't no lyrics, thanks for spurring me on!
Thanks for your kind words on "I know I should" !
Thanks for the kind comments!
Thanks for your kind comment on Blacksheep
Thanks for your comments on 'Split The Seal'. Appreciated.
Thanks for your appreciation of I Like My Men!
Hey, thanks for your kind words on my song Slide Blues Vamp #7. Looking forward to listening to your tunes.
Thanks for your kind comments on both versions of ‘cause it’s been 4 years Dad’!
Thank you for your kind comment on Midnight on the Water. i'm kind of partial to the chorus as well.
Hi there! Nice to meet you. I did use an open chord tuning, it's actually DADGBE -- or 'drop-d'. Thanks for taking a listen to my tune Careless Wave. I'd like to work more with alternate tuning, or open chord tuning. DADGAD might be my next one, then possibly an 'open-g' or some variation.
Brad, thanks for the listen and particularly the Johnny Marr comparison. I’m very late to the Johnny Marr party (as in this past year) but I now realize he was a brilliant player in an age of synthesizers
Hey thanks! 😃
Thanks for the pizza listen! You have to give Odilon the credit for the turn at "I ate the whole thing"-- I was basically just trying to reproduce his original as an acapella piece.
Thanks for the feedback! I'm glad that you did so I was reminded to check out your stuff...sometimes hard to remember everyone without writing it down. Anyway, thank you!
Thanks for the comments on my song Jesus Save Me From This World. I enjoyed doing the song. Good times.
Hey, thanks for the comment on 'Face-to-Face.' It was surprising to me that you heard it as a punch to the gut, though I can see it now. My focus was on the insecurity of the 'singer' and their concern with the safety of the known that is working well, but occurring in an artificial set of circumstances. (e.g., "if they knew how many times I backspaced and edited what I'm saying, would I really seem so clever? how in the hell can I be who I appear to be in real-time?") In other words, there's a phony-self that enjoys the security of the 'net, and a scared shitless self that resists social contact sometimes and definitely doesn't want to fall from any pedestal they might find themselves enjoying. Capiche?
ETA: Not so much how does this other person occur as a physical being, but how will it be to be "together" physically, in the same space/time.
Thanks for your comment on Mother Song - I’m so glad it worked!
Ok. Collab planning time!
I'm very happy to kick things off with some music. Might be good to talk a little about the shape of it before I get going...
Shall we move the conversation onto something old-fashioned like email? I'm abomnium at gmail dot com. 😃
Greetings good sir,
It's your turn to opposite-ifize my "seed" song entry into the #aunti-syn2 chain. Here is some helpful song info if it helps:
4/4, 136bpm, mellow elec guitar, (lame) drum track, some harmonies
a very common format: V, V, Ch, V, Ch, Br, Ch
capo up 1/2 step from the chords below:
V: Fmaj, C, G, F, E
Ch: D, A, D7, A, E7
Br: Am7, C, C, G, F, E
And good luck! 🎶🙈🎶
Thanks a lot for listening and commenting on "Into The Deep"! I'm sure happy to join FAWM for the first time! You've got some great tunes, keep em coming!
Thanks for checking out my surf tune! Much appreciated! 😀
Thanks for the kind word on "This Thing Called Love" and YES! I love a bit walking bass myself 😀
Hey, thanks for the comment on my tune Gone Away. I’m glad the pizz worked. If I were better at guitar or owned a mandolin I would have done something more in that vein, but I’m glad pizz violin could create a similar effect!
Cheers matey for the comment. Yeah i was going a bit james bondey there for a while 😉
Be greeted and thanks! The jazzy drums were created after the engineering team ran some classic jazz recordings for me to analyze and it was great fun! Beep-bup-bup-beep.
I like the sound of that!
Any particular style of music? You want the usual Sapient wall of guitars, or are you up for something more experimental, like with a tune and stuff? 😎
Thank you for your lovely comment! I’m not really sure exactly what I was trying to say with that line but I think I said it 😀 can’t wait to hear your stuff!
Hi Brad-thanks so much for commenting on my cat/thumb song. Looking forward to hearing your songs.
Thank you for your comment. It's always nice to know what people see/imagine when they listen to my stuff.
I'll be back to listen to you. Have a great FAWM.
Thanks for your kind words on my First Fruits song. Looking forward to hearing your music.
BTW - Love your band name! 😀 Great great idea.
No and yes 😁
Let's do it!
Ahah thanks for the comment ! I see that mister have really good references 😉 Have a nice FAWM !!
Thanks for your nice words 😀
I had to upload a new version but it's still fun 😀
Hi Brad, thanks for stopping by and leaving a nice comment on my reflection/mirror song. To tell the truth, my lyrics just seem to pop out and may or may not mean something/anything. Anyhoo, hope you have a good FAWM this year.
Thanks for the comment and listen, happy FAWMing!
Thanks for the comment and the listen!
Haha thanks for the comment. Not really band in a box, but just meant that I was getting all of my sounds from synths. 😎
Thank you for taking the time to listen and comment!
"What a cheerful little ditty about literal imprisonment."
Hehe, that's my favourite comment so far. Cheers!
Thank you for your comment 😉
I am very curious about your songs
It's great that you're here again; I look forward to your songs, whether comedic or serious, and, reading your bio above, strongly encourage you to do a song cycle about ice cream. 😉
What, that couldn't possibly refer to anybody specific!!?! 😉 Paging Dr. Drudaker to the ER... Dr. Drab to the ER...
and you can new jack SWING on my nuts! 😁
Epic of you to point that out! I remember Tony Toni Tone and that jam, and I'm jamming to it once again thanks to you. I owe you a thanks as I sit in my chair and bop my head and shoulders back and forth like its 1993! 😁
Well played sir, well played indeed!
Greetings Sir Bradly Brubaker!
I’m actually really eager to hear you music, because your “+ the crowd goes wild” title on your page is terribly clever and piques my curiousity! 😁
I just listened to your song "If I Miss Your Funeral" and I really like your tune, production, and delivery. I hope you see this on your Soundboard. The forum thread is quite congested, making it hard for me to find and give songs a listen, so I thought perhaps this would be a better alternative.
Thanks for the listen and the comment. I realized it’s actually “Paleolithic”. Might have to change it to “prehistoric “.
Well hellooooo! 😀
I'm happy you're back! Are you ready to dish up some new ones? I always do appreciate your comments and your fine sense of comedy among other senses.
Brad B! Good to see you pop up here again, like an unwhacked mole or some such! Wait, not sure that came across right. Oh well, welcome back!
Hope you are back Mr
You here? I hope so. I rip off all my best ideas from you.