Wednesday, December 31, 2008

best new year ever

I'm sitting in starbucks dragging out my lunch hour, bleary eyed and blue. The kids have colds, me and liz are tired. Ready for a night out. Did you ever hear jolie holland? I really love her second record, escondida, but I just heard a newer song of hers called mexico city and it totally knocked me out. I've been sketching out the track list for the new beat radio record. I think I'd still like to call it "safe inside the sound" which is the title I've been kicking around since we finished the great big sea. I'm having my friends sarah and russ seeger come over to help me out this week with some violin and vocals on a new song called hard times for dreamers. I'm excited because it can get sort of lonesome being a home studio basement recluse guy, even when you have a family upstairs.
So I got this blackberry for christmas from liz, I hope it's a good thing for this blog instead of just a source of lots of boring rambling!
Hope you guys have like the best new year ever.

Fondly, bri

Thursday, December 11, 2008

colors and the kids

i've been a bit quiet the last few months, fell off the map a bit. it's been a wild wild year. liz and i bought a house over the summer and welcomed our third little baby boy into the world. his name is quinn, he's awesome. i've caught up a bit on things, read a bunch of books. my favorite was the brief wondrous life of oscar wao by junot diaz. i'm back to making beat radio songs by myself now, for the time being. i've been building up my home studio and working on lots of writing and recording. i'm really excited about the new songs. i'm hoping to put out a new beat radio full length in early 2009 and then get together with the new lineup to start playing out again. i just want to thank everyone who has supported beat radio over the last year and wish you the best for the holidays. i feel really blessed to have an audience for my work and i can't wait to share more music with you.

with love, bri

lovin's for fools

i stumbled upon this clip today via the brooklyn vegan message board. i like the bon iver record a lot. this is a cover song, really beautiful and haunting:

cheers, bri