Influences: Cory Branan, Tim Barry. Nostalgically, Ministry (and related side projects) and Lookout! Records pop punk bands.
Listen to this Exquisite Corpse I participated in:
I play under the moniker of Brad Bru & The Crowd Goes Wild. I also music direct/host an evening of live radio plays in Chicago called Whiskey Radio Hour. I first did FAWM in 2012.
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In 2018, I released a 16-minute EP of fun/funny songs called How Absurd featuring full-band treatments of such FAWM classics as "Penis with the Wings of an Eagle" and "Walrus Love Song" in addition to "Some Things Do Not Belong in Our Mouths" and "Status Update This, Jerks!" I also released a Christmas single, another FAWM tune called "Joy (Christmas with Mr. Waits)."
Here's a Spotify link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5cmBR...
Other links (Soundcloud and Bandcamp) are above. Thanks!
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|#1||DBD: Opener (The Divine and the Damned)||
|#2||Foodborne Illness (The Clam Before the Storm)||
|#3||Suicide City (REWRITE)||
|#4||DBD: Restless Confession||
|#5||10x10 Challenge: First lines of novels||
|#7||WRH presents Oh My Cod||
|#8||WRH presents Golden Apple Juice||
|#9||So You Wanna Bake a Cake||
|#10||DBD: Another Dying Dream [REWRITE]||
|#11||DBD: Heart is Healing||
|#12||DBD: Where the Lost Live||
|#13||DBD: Where the Lost Live (reprise)||
|#14||DBD: That's What I Love (Now a duet with female vocals!) @pearlmanhattan||
|#15||DBD: Restless Confession (Now with female vocals!) @pearlmanhattan||
|#16||Acoustic Lo-Fi Corpse||
|#17||WRH: The Whiskey Radio Hour Rides Into the Sunset (synths)||
Hello there! Yeeeeesss my mate said I can borrow his mic this week. That ok? Sorry for the delay!
Hi there dude, just getting my mate to lend me a mic. I have been practicing the song too 😀
I only discovered you today unfortunately. You are an amazing artist with a gift for crafting focused and balanced messages that entertain as well.
This is my first FAWM. I was fortunate to collaborate with @cts on one song about growing up on Chicago's South Side in the 50's and 60's. I think it came out well. Here's the link if you're curious: https://fawm.org/songs/98964/.
I would really love trying a collaboration with you, if you'd be interested. Perhaps next FAWM.
Thank you for the music and the messages.
Hi Brad. I'd still love to record vocals for this. How does not next week, but the week after sound? Sooo looking forward to recording it ❤
Brad. If I comment a comment too far, particularly in an intended-to-be-constructive-but-not way, please let me know. I was way behind in listening and wanted to hear some of these tasty tunes. I'm really enjoying the journey and the entry into this world you're creating!
Hi Brad, yes, I am recovering, I have been quite ill, but on the mend. I haven't forgotten, just getting my voice back. ...i'm here!! Soon, I promise.
Hi thanks for listening and commenting!
Yeah, I'll try to get to them today - I have to say, these songs really resonate with me... I hope I'm doing them justice. If I don't get them today, definitely by Saturday.
Thanks - I thought her sing was super cool but it definitely is on the weird side! And thanks for checking out the Jr High Dance too.
The Magical 8-bit plugin! It's an 8-bit synth plugin that I use super frequently. and it's free
Hi there!!!! Ever so sorry but I haven't had chance to record those vox. I will try to fit it in this week- argh! Such a busy time
Oh man, you put Volcano in the recommended songs thread! Thank you so much! 😃
Good morning! I am awake is just too high for me, apologies. That's what I love is in my range, and I'll record it this evening for you. Thanks 😀
Hello there! Not yet....I would so love to sing on it though! I'll give you an update at the weekend? I understand if you want to go with someone else though
Thanks for your comments on my Swing song. I so appreciate it.
Just listened again, I had thought there would be another chorus after the 2nd verse, but I'm mistaken looking back. It ends with grace's part on the 2nd verse? I'll be recording these this evening and in the morning. Sorry to have caused confusion 😀 I'll try to do them an octave up, but may be on the same pitch - but I'll give it the college try. 😀
Correction pearlmanhattanmusic at gmail dot com and the latter one, three recording ends after three Male part in the verse, you want me to just double the first verse chorus or does it end after the verse?
...and in the future, should you need more of this, just email me pearlmanhattan at gmail dot com. Happy to do vocal tracks anytime
Oh sure, I'll give them a try, I'll get you something back tomorrow afternoon. Thanks
Sorry it took me more than a hot minute to get this ready for you. Here's a link to download my vocal stem for DBD: Restless Confession. Let me know if you would rather it emailled or a different format. It's an mp3. Hope this works for you. thanks for the opportunity. 😀 https://we.tl/t-v19HA5kJ8L
Sure thing! I’ll send you some tracks in a day or two...
I’m happy to help out with the DBD, though I also totally get it if you want to stick with the same female vocalist throughout the project.
Ahh, beautiful. I'll listen to it over the next few days, then give it a go 😉
Thanks for your generous feedback on Nowhere to Go!
On Restless Confession, can do an octave up from the reference comfortably, on Another dying dream, I am more comfortable matching your pitch, as an octave up is out of my comfortable range. My voice may be more mature than you require. I will record a bit of it in the morning along with you're recording so you can hear my sound. Keep searching, ...i'm sure there are others who can hit those notes, but should you come up empty, I am here for you 😁
Yeppers! Mail me 😀 firstname.lastname@example.org
for nearly forty 40 years, i resented ad resisted comparisons to springsteen. i actually quit playing rock and roll because a bigshot producer tried to turn me into a west coast version of him. but im older now, and take it as a complement, as nebraska is my favorite of his albums as well, and my regard for him has risen considerably over the years. and ill fess up to a few phrases in this song where i knowingly copped his style.
Hey, thanks for commenting on my tracks, Brad - I appreciate the feedback. I'm woefully behind in my listening and commenting but I'll step it up. You've inspired me! Cheers!
Enjoyed the Status Update This, Jerks!! video!
Thanks for the comment on Adam's song! So glad to entertain 😀
Seriously love the diversity of tracks you're putting out, my friend. It's encouraging/refreshing to see someone who posts both humorous and serious songs. I can definitely get caught up in the serious track. Just need to let it go, I guess. Cheers!
Thank you for the listen kind sir. I shall be by later to check out your work. Song 9!!! That's amazing 😀 thoughs is my first year and I am doing my best to keep at it.
Hey, thanks for stopping by and commenting on New Year's Day.
ah I see. Well if it's readily available, send the link over and I'll certainly tune in!
Thanks for listening to Hug a Snowman! I'm so glad you like it. Those are some of my favorite lines too.
Good God, Man! I have to catch up on what you're up to! Well done so far, and I will use the weekend to have some listens....
I very much appreciate your feedback on my 10x10 -- SO MUCH FUN. Also, I've rewritten most of the lyrics, to be less non-sequitur, and act as better vignettes. Hope to re-record this evening.
I'm glad you enjoyed my Carrie Fisher tribute! I'm really loving what you're coming out with, and I'd love to hear more about where the Whiskey Radio Hour is happening - I would totally come out to that if I can swing it.
Thanks for checking out the creepy subway song! I added some freaky guitar and remixed, so now it is about 1000 times more creepy, in case you wanted to check that out, lol. 😀
Thanks for giving my song "Meet up on the sly" a spin. glad you liked it.
Thanks for your comment, and thanks for choosing that one to listen to - I think it’s rather gotten lost in the flood this year!
Oh your 10 x 10 challenge kicked my ass! So cool! Well played.
Thanks for the nice comments on "Where You Work." 😀
Thank you for your comment on "Mieleni liekit"! Hahah, you're right, damn me! A bit too technical for primitive black metal going changing time signatures like that : D
Thanks so much for your comment, Brad. It's so good to be back in FAWMLand!!
I’m so glad you pointed that out (the duet part)! It wasn’t intentional at all and I didnt even realize it until you said something. I had referred to the word duet in its actual meaning, not as a metaphor to describe the moon and sun from earlier.. woah...
every single line, word for word, came out just as it is. I didn’t do any editing. other than one word in the chorus to make it slightly different from the first one. each line built itself and I just wrote it out. it’s a special thing to me when that happens.
thank you again for pointing that out (and of course for taking the time to read and listen.. corrine did a beautiful job)
Thanks so much for recommending Sarah Jacobs, 47; now that I'm dipping into your songs I'm extra honored, since you have some great songwriting going there. (My parents are in the Chicago area -- my first FAWM song this year was about my visit to them last week; will have to try to see if you're playing when I'm next in town.)
Flattered that you would include Joe Jackson's name as a post in my song! Thank you sir!
thank you comment on how do i get in. i think your mishearing of the heartbreak line has yielded a better lyric
That scooter was last year mate . This year I have a scooter put together with duct tape !!
Always good hearing from you... Looks like you are having a great FAWM already! Thanks for checking out my furst surf tune, lol. 😉
Thanks for your praise on “I heard love is blind” - always like to create imagery the reader can relate to
Thanks for your kind words on my Flying Saucers. Glad you enjoyed it!
See You In Th Shadows…
Thanks for the tip. I just checked out the 1975 and they sound pretty good, so I definitely take it as a compliment 😁
Thank you so much for your detailed comments on my skirmish song Storm Warnings. I'm pretty new and appreciate the support!
What a cool comment on “Respect Yourself.” Thank you so much!
Haha. No, it is my initials.
Haha thanks for listening Brad! I certainly had fun toying with it! 😀
Thank you for the feedback! I think I will probably go back later and add that bass to the first verse as well. As much as I like building up a song, I like the warmth of that mixed in more. Do you concur?
Good to see you back mate with the best profile pic ever if course
Listening to your EP now. As I've said for years, "Wings of an Eagle" is an all-time classic.
Great to see you back onboard Mr Brad!
Can't wait to hear more sonic oddities from your good self this year, sir!
Yeah, I like the fake band name thread, too.
If I recall correctly, you contributed a lot of imaginative and hilarious names.
I'm considering starting a band called Bird Bro and the Crew Gets Weird. Probably either primarily playing frat house gigs or arks. Wondering if you think that's a good idea...?
Actually stopped by to say seeing you here makes me happy, you happymaker. Looking forward to the fun in '19!
Also the audio book reader on "Open" may have added to the depressing tone of the book. I kept wanting to tell him to quit calling himself such a loser, grow up, take some more responsibility for his actions (blaming other people for tattling on him when he swore repeatedly in matches and got in trouble for it, for example), or appreciate more. Which, I suppose was all a large part of the point. I did appreciate the openness of it, again, which was really the point.
Hi Brad! Good to see you getting revved up. Happy FAWMing! 🙂
Hey there Brad!! FAWM is almost here... 😀