Pirate Raid Begins … Now

Put on your biggest pirate hat, don that eye patch, uncork that rum bottle, and let’s have a pirate raid!

In a little bit, I will be performing a live ambient concert on radiospiral.net, Saturday September 14 at 10p US Eastern time.  I’m already broadcasting, and the live set will begin sometime around the bottom of the hour.

Unfortunately, my video rig is not yet set back up since the studio work, so this will be audio-only.  But still a lot of fun.

Please come by the chat and say hello if you tune in.  I hope to see you there!

Pirate Raid Saturday starts in 30 minutes!

Put on your biggest pirate hat, don that eye patch, uncork that rum bottle, and let’s have a pirate raid!

In 30 minutes, I will be performing a live ambient concert on radiospiral.net, Saturday August 24, 2019 at 10p US Eastern time.

Unfortunately, my video rig is not yet set back up since the studio work, so this will be audio-only.  But still a lot of fun.

Please come by the chat and say hello if you tune in.  I hope to see you there!

Pirate Raid Saturday 8/24/2019!

20190305_232708Arrrrrr.

I’m starting to get back into the swing of things for live music, after a nice long hiatus in which I released an album, went on vacation, and generally focused on work and family stuff during the long hot Texas summer.

Oh, and did I mention I tore my studio up again?  Had to fix a couple of troubles and the only way to do it right was to redo a few things differently.

But … long hot summers thankfully come to an end, and I am now able to focus a little time back into one of my big passions:  live ambient music.  In that spirit, I am going to be doing a live ambient concert on radiospiral.net tomorrow evening, Saturday August 24, 2019 at 10p US Eastern time.

Unfortunately, my video rig is not yet set back up since the studio work, so this will be audio-only.  But still a lot of fun.

Please come by the chat and say hello if you tune in.  I hope to see you there!

 

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 RadioSpiral.net.

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

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 RadioSpiral.com 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.

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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 RadioSpiral.net.

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

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 …