BWDD On Vacation

With Mountain Skies behind me and an upcoming family trip ahead of me, I’ve decided to take a brief vacation from BWDD, until after my travels settle down.

Also, I’ve been doing some studio rewiring with a bit of additional equipment and such, so I need the downtime to get that finished.

I’ll be hooked back up and ready to broadcast again by July, so please stay tuned …

Thom Brennan Soundgardens

IMG_0013They say that good things come to those who wait.  Patience is a virtue.  Etc.  Well, with the release of Thom Brennan’s new album Soundgardens, I say thank goodness that the waiting is over!

Yes, that’s right folks, after many years of quiet, Thom Brennan has just released Soundgardens, a lush, expansive collection of beatless ambient poems that only Thom could make.

I could give you lots of words to try to capture how I stoked I am about this release, but I can condense it down to one statement:  you need to get a copy of this album.  Trust me on this.  Here’s where you go:

Get Soundgardens here …

While you’re there, feel free to pick up a few other masterpieces as well …

Blue Water Drift Dive #8 Video

Apologies to those who attended the live concert but noticed that the video feed had no corresponding audio.  Dumb mistake on my part, of course.  Hopefully you tuned into the RadioSpiral feed while you watched the video.  Not perfect, I know …

In any event, I managed to salvage something out of the broadcast by using the video saved by the YouTube stream and pairing it with the audio that I recorded of the event.  The video quality unfortunately suffered (double encoding), but the audio quality should be very good.

Next time I will double check the audio ins on the video computer … !

Blue Water Drift Dive #8 – coming April 6, 2019

elektron-octatrack-02A gentle reminder to mark your calendars …

This Saturday, April 6, 2018 at 3 PM US Pacific Time / 6 PM US Eastern Time / 11 PM UTC, I’ll be broadcasting another live concert on YouTube and

There will be both a live video feed and a live audio feed – on my YouTube channel and at

In this performance, I will eschew software entirely and perform the set exclusively using outboard synthesizers.  Wish me luck!

Hope to see you there …

Monochrome Masquerade live on RadioSpiral

Live right now on is the Monochrome Masquerade electronic and ambient music festival!  This festival started just a while ago and will be going for several more hours.  It includes some of my friends and colleagues from the electronic music world, great artists, and is definitely worth your time to give it a listen.

I’ll be performing an hour long set at 9p ET / 8p CT / 7p MT / 6p PT, so stick around if you’d like to hear that.


Hope to see you in the chat!

Blue Water Drift Dive #7 – Live Now!

20190209_160918Starting right nowI’ll be broadcasting another live concert on YouTube and

There will be both a live video+audio feed, a live audio feed – one in my YouTube channel and the other at

Tonight’s set includes guitar licks from none other than Scott Turner of Not Your Average Hippy.  Should be great fun. And if you tune in, pay a visit to the chatroom and say hello!

Hope to see you there …


Blue Water Drift Dive #7 – coming March 9, 2019

20190305_232708A gentle reminder to mark your calendars …

This Saturday, March 9, 2018 at 3 PM US Pacific Time / 6 PM US Eastern Time / 11 PM UTC, I’ll be broadcasting another live concert on YouTube and

There will be both a live video feed and a live audio feed – on my YouTube channel and at

Fun fact:  this set will be a collaboration with my longtime musical brother Scott Turner, who has contributed several pieces of live guitar-based ambience that I will be incorporating into the set.  Ordinarily my set includes copious amounts of me recording myself playing live and then playing those recordings back at opportune times during the live performance.  This time, some of those recordings will be Scott instead of me.   I can’t wait to hear the result!

Hope to see you there …

Palancar live on WPRB Music With Space – right now!

I am stoked that I am performing live on WPRB FM on Mike Hunter‘s fantastic Music With Space program, which begins right now.  The extra special part is that this is Mike’s Tenth Anniversary Show!

If you’ve not listened to Mike’s show, I strongly encourage you to tune in (even when I’m not performing live).  I’ve been listening weekly now for the past several weeks and never cease to be blown away by the breadth and depth of the ambient and electronic music Mike plays.  Consistently excellent music – as Mike says, “for the space between the left and the right ear”.  Strongly recommended.

And, at some point during the broadcast, I’ll be performing a live set for the listening audience.  This will be the first time I’ve ever performed live on a terrestrial radio station, so I am particularly stoked and honored.

Fortunately for people not in WPRB’s listening area, the show is streamed live on the internet as well (press the Listen Now button), so you can tune in from anywhere at all.   I hope you will, and that you will keep coming back for more every week, as I love to do.