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August 25, 2014

new site!


friends,

 

welcome to the new simplemuzik.net! after eight years, it's wonderful to have a new face for the podcast. this site owes it's existence to many hours of hard work patiently provided by my friend maki kayano (makisf.com), for which i'm everlastingly grateful.

 

in celebration of the new site, i just posted episode 412. you can listen on itunes, and/or at the "listen to the podcast" link (to the right of this post). i hope you'll visit and listen often!

 

links for ep 412:

music from my friend - nick guerrero

the filmmaker - woody allen

the painter - mark rothko

musical icons - bruce springsteen, bob dylan, and the beatles

 

love,
russell

August 24, 2014

robin williams


friends,

 

this is a late post - in support of episode 411. i apologize for the delay! unfortunately, this site suffered some recent critical malfunctions, and i've been unable to post for a bit. alas, if you're reading this, things're looking up! :) also, if you're reading this, it's entirely due to the life-saving design work done by my dear friend maki kayano (makisf.com), to whom i'm deeply in debt.

 

if you haven't had a chance already, i really hope you'll take a listen to episode 411. it's me with some songs, thinking about the life and work of robin williams.

 

links, as mentioned:

youbtube comments - from russell brand
russell brand's - thoughts on the passing of robin williams

thank you for staying tuned!

 

love,
russell

August 11, 2014

sinead o'connor


friends,

 

i just heard about the tragic very-much-too-soon death of robin williams, and i'm stunned. quiet. there's nothing to say, obviously. i'm reminded of this. and of how fragile we are. it's important to remember.

 

before hearing this news, i recorded episode 410. it features a few new songs from me, and some thoughts inspired by my musical hero sinéad o'connor and her new album (which is out tomorrow!) - i'm not bossy, i'm the boss.

 

i hope you'll take a listen, enjoy, and visit the links below:

 

sinéad's main site - sineadoconnor.com
the album - i'm not bossy, i'm the boss
the video for - take me to church

 

love
& peace,
russell

August 04, 2014

boyhood


friends,

 

welcome to august and episode 409! tonight finds me enraptured by director richard linklater's new movie boyhood and enjoying music from my friends kris hauch (+ band - norway house), dwayne hoover, and patrick kobernus.

 

i hope you'll listen. <3

 

music links:
-music from kris' band - norway house
-the new album from - dwayne hoover

 

movie links:
-richard linklater -talks about the movie
-the (2014) film - boyhood
-the (2013) film - before midnight
-the (2006) film - a scanner darkly
-the (2004) film - before sunset
-the (2001) film - waking life
-the (1995) film - before sunrise

 

my many sincere thank you's go out to kris and ryan and patrick for sharing their songs with me. and to you for being here and being a part of this...

there'll be more soon! stay tuned.

 

love,
russell