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Scratch My Brain

Scratch My Brain

By Jeff Albert
Jeff Albert talks about music, the music industry, and technology...and other stuff
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Brad Farberman presents Stay in Shape Vol. 1
Brad Farberman talks to Jeff about his upcoming Bandcamp Friday compilation to support live music venues, meeting people on twitter, and other stuff. Disclaimer: All of the sales numbers I talked about were made up. Lies, damn lies, and statistics.
February 04, 2021
Ken Vandermark, streaming music, artist co-op, and pandemic life
Ken Vandermark is a Chicago based musician and organizer. He helped found Catalytic Sound, and they recently started their own streaming service. Jeff and Ken talk about that...and other stuff.
January 21, 2021
Ohmme is one of my favorite bands, and Macie Stewart and Sima Cunningham are the guests on this episode. We talk about their new record, the music business, making videos, and I fanboy a little. Errata: I misspoke in the episode and said Fox hall is in Kansas City.  It is not. It is in Chicago. I knew that. My mouth is just faster than  my brain.
June 25, 2020
Quin Kirchner
Quin Kirchner is a Chicago based drummer and composer. he and Jeff talk about Quin's new record, releasing music on vinyl, djing, and more.
June 16, 2020
"Here's the thing..." a conversation with Jonathan Freilich
Jonathan Freilich is a composer, guitarist, and bandleader in New Orleans. He and Jeff have been friends and colleagues for over 20 years, and here they converse about theirs creative processes, how presentation of music effects performance, and changes in the scene. (Michael Ray’s website)
June 08, 2020
Song Titles and Instrumental Activism
Jeff talks about song titles, activism with instrumental music, and asks for listener feedback.
June 01, 2020
Cass Faulconer
Cass Faulconer is an electric bassist who has toured with Cirque du Soleil and Cowboy Mouth, and played with many of the great musicians in New Orleans. We discuss life in the circus, rock and roll touring, auditioning for famous people, fostering a dog, and things you learn moving to a new country.
May 24, 2020
Brad Walker
Brad Walker is a New Orleans based saxophonist who has toured with Sturgill Simpson, makes records with his own bands, and plays with just about everyone in New Orleans. Brad and Jeff discuss recording sessions that we didn't think produced anything good (but they really did), records that are results of stay at home time, playing solo music, and effects as instruments that need to be learned.
May 18, 2020
Sasha Masakowski
A conversation with singer, producer and electronic musician Sasha Masakowski. She talks about managing multiple creative pursuits, her recent work with Nicholas Payton, and coming from a family of musicians.
May 11, 2020
Elizabeth Joan Kelly
Elizabeth Joan Kelly is a New Orleans-based electronic composer. She uses found sounds and MIDI to create lush soundscapes at the epicenter of synthpop, industrial, ambient, darkwave, and classical music. Her new album, Farewell, Doomed Planet!, released October 25, is about the apocalypse. And Chernobyl wolves. Pollution. And space travel. Existential dread. And whales.
May 01, 2020
The Return
This is the first episode in a long time, so it is a bit of a re-introduction, plus a preview of the new Unanimous Sources recording, and a little rambling about how musicians get paid for recordings.
April 26, 2020