Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Brad Sucks - 121022 - Music Manumit Podcast

Brad Sucks
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In this episode
We talk with Brad the musician also known as Brad Sucks.

Here are Doug's notes from the interview.


New album out November 2nd: link
Brad wants you to remix his stuff! link
Brad on CCMixter: link
Jamendo (and Professor Kliq in comments!) on Brad Sucks: link
Brad on facebook: link

Check out the new single! link

How did Brad get involved in podcasting?
AMP -- not as many

Give us an overview of your band
Recordings are just Brad. It’s always been solo. He has help mixing and mastering.
He has a live band! ...which are pretty good! (and handsome)

Before we get more into where you’ve been, we want to make sure we give you an opportunity to talk about the new album.
Guess Who’s a Mess? Tom is! and it’s the new album from Brad Sucks

It’s a very loud album. As close to NIN as Brad thinks he’ll ever get.

Guilt and shame and stuff. Woah. This is deep!

Where do you record?
At home! with a few more mics and guitars than most people!
Brought to you be Fancy Hardware®

What are your ambitions for the project?
Shows in Ontario
20 songs or so that could be used for the next album.

How much do you play live?
A few solo shows...
Boston & Denver, but not much of a tourer.

What drew you to Creative Commons?
back when Napster was around, Brad embraced it!
All of his old source tracks are on CCmixter, and the new ones will be as well
Brad Sucks and SoundClound...not so much.
Single on YouTube!

Why do you use the the license you use?
He had BY initially.
Magnatune requires ShareAlike...or something.

What is the Creative Commons culture like in Canada/Ontario?
Brad is a huge nerd...so he says.
He might have come across it on a site called metafilter.

So what about Quebec?
nothing racist here!

Where did the project name originate?
Pearl Jam apparently has a side project named...Brad.

How do you promote yourself?
Early on he did a lot, but now he relies on the momentum of sharing.

People get worried about getting ripped off...but obscurity is worse Brad says.
If your stuff is not on a “pirate” site, no one cares!

What about cats?
he is allergic to cats! ...or perhaps sneakiness

Have you had any “famous” people do remixes?
Psycraft in Isreal...possibly more famous that Brad’s stuff! link

What are some of your favorite bands/artists/genres, CC or otherwise?
What are your influences?
So many!
NIN, Skinny Puppy, Ministry all suggested the one-man-band route.
Revolting Cocks old lineup. Lard. Jello Biafra.

Tom brings up Lead Into Gold.

Who are some people you think we should try to get on the show?
Jonathan Coulton: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_coulton

Door Hinge and Syringe sorta rhyme with Orange!

Is there anything else you would like to say/tell us about?
Album out November 2nd...or you can pre-order (and it will out for pay as you like)
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